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RE: urq modification update

At 04:55 PM 11/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Work included:
>1) removed AC compressor, condenser, lines
>	Did you notice quicker steering. Mine handled much better after
>doing this.  i also moved Batt to trunk at same time but losing 150 lbs
>combined from the front end and thus making Weight Distribution more
>rear-biases made for a car that was more Neutral Handling (Read Less
>Understeer) and on the track can be steered with the throttle in a corner
>just like you Taught me.  I can even rotate it on the Auto-X course now if
>it is a tight turn.  Come in on brakes late, turn in and go steady state,
>then if thats not enough lift and you are now pointing the right
>direction.  Love it.  Just hate it when I brake TOO late.  :)

Cool! Another thing to look forward to.  The car feels lighter, but I
didn't attribute that to steering differences.  I guess I need to pay more

>2) removed aux. radiator and hose; plug off now unused outlets in radiator
>	WHy, less weight.  Are you not worried about heat since you have
>no AC condenser in front of Radiator to block air flow.

I wanted the space up front and RDH mentioned that his car actually ran
cooler without it and a lower thermostat.  I'm not re-inventing the wheel
here, just copying EXACTLY what had been done by one lister I trust.

>3) lower temperature thermostat
>	Again.  Why.  Opens at a lower temp.  Are you just trying to keep
>it wide open when the temps are up?  I think my cars Therostat is too cold
>but it is not Turbocharged.

The head heat soaks without it per RDH and my own experiences.  However, I
have never overheated the urq before.  I'll have to watch it closely next
>4) swap out K26 air cooled turbo for k24 water cooled turbo with
>5) new voltage regulator in alternator
>6) Redline fluids in trans/diff. and rear diff.
>	Yea!   Can I have a Ride at PIR?  Cant wait!  L8R	

Sure, although I don't know how many rides I'll be giving.  My wife and I
will be sharing the car and I would like to have her ride with me as much
as possible as to give her more instruction.

>	Todd Phenneger
>	1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
>	1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
>	1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
>	1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
>   *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
Best Regards,

John Karasaki