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V8 quattro's, automatics and 5-speeds, oh my... sorry wrong quote....
>> I can probably sell my engine for 4-5k and buy a 4.2 for ?
>> who knows...., then swap a few electrics....
>> and wallah 276hp :-) Yeehaa!!!! Sorry got a little out of
>> control there....
> Just as a heads up, GOOD 3.6l motors can be bought for ~$1k. I bought one
>about 2 years ago with ECU and harness for $350!!!! Granted, it had 212k
>miles, but it ran when it came out. OK, so that was a smoking deal, but the
>bottom line is that 3.6 motors are dime a dozen and $1k is a fair asking
>price. The best quote I have got for a 4.2 was $3.5k with harness and ECU.
(bummer, I looked 3 years ago and they were 4-5k...)
>> What was I talkin about ? oh yeah, 4.2 won't go in 3.6 engine bay...
Because Cobram say's so....
> We discussed this several times in the past on the Quattro
> list. Consensus is that NO, it's definitly not worth
> the effort, nor is it an easy bolt in. The V8 Quattro
> can be thought of as a "hand made" car, not to the
> extent of the early quattros, but close. The 5 speed
> and the automatic have completely different setups, from
> the mounts, axels, exhaust, engine forgings, "transfer case"
> (cough) and bolt patterns.
> It would take a bit of fabricattion
> to make a 3.6 out of an automatic fit, let alone a 4.2.
> Of course, if you can get your hands on a Euro 4.2 with
> a 5 speed, it might be a little easier, but even then I
> doubt there would be much parts crossover from a later
> model to an earlier model. Unfortunatly, there seem to
> be many more parts in the 1990-91 that are unique to the
> V8Q than in the later V8Q models.
If I were wealthy I would import an S6+ avant :-) S6 Avant w/300hp +/-
6 speed.... easy.... down boy....
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