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Quattro vs Synchro

In message <l03110708b0b97a5c6a0d@[]> Unka Bart writes:

> > Besides different engine and suspension layouts, the main difference is
> > the Quattro uses a torsen type diff, while the Syncro uses a viscous
> > coupling to distibute power to the rear wheels.
> First, my compliments to Brother Brian!  That sounds like a *nifty* project!!
> But, alas, Brother Brian forgets that VW used the term "Syncro" for both
> the Quattro system used in the Quantum Syncro; and the viscous system, used
> in the Vannagon Syncro and the Rallaye Golf.
> I know, I know.  Picky, picky, picky...

Yer kindly Ol' Unka Bart isn't half picky enough ... not all quattros used 
TORSENs.  Any US ur-quattros got 'em?

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club