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RE: Whoa...Chevy conversion...

Kwattro wrote:

	>Not that I would condone this, but...

> >Hypothetically, it could work.  The tranny in the 4000Q (and probably
> the
> >5000Q, and Ur-Q) is very similar to that of the Porsche 944/924
> tranny.  And
> >guess what....there is a Chevy V8 conversion for teh 944/924.  Again,
> not
> >that I would condone it, but it probably can be done.  Anyone know
> anyone
> >who's midmounted a BMW inline 6 in a VW?
> All this talk reminds me of my friend. In the early 80s communism
> caused so bad economic condition in Poland that most of goods could be
> obtained only on coupons. That applied also to gas, but did not apply
> to diesel fuel. The said friend was unfortunate enough to own a
> high-end version of Polonez (Polish car) with 2 liter Fiat engine - a
> symbol of ultimate luxury on these days :-), but also a gas-guzzler.
> He bought a used Peugeot diesel engine to swap it into this car, but
> he didn't like the fact that the transmission supplied with the engine
> was 4 speed. He manufactured a custom clutch housing to connect the
> engine to the existing Fiat gearbox. The result: Polish car with
> French diesel engine and Italian 5 speed gearbox :-) He says it
> performed quite admirably :-)
> Aleksander Mierzwa
> mailto:alex@matrix.com.pl
> 87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
> 88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
> 91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)