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I have been holding any comments in reserve but I think I should finally say
something. The results I personally experienced from swapping in an "old
technology" engine were and are nothing short of stunning. I have never had
the available cash for a torque monster ('vette, GTO...) but now I
understand the addiction.
Is my LT-1 the be all end all mod to an Audi? Hell NO. Is it gobs of fun?
I don't think my WWW site (www.flyinghead.com) does that attitude and mood
swings concerning the process of swapping engines justice. There were MANY
times when I was going to scrap the project. Having said that; I would not
hesitate NOW to do another one of these conversions for myself. It is even
tempting to fabricate parts for a kit...
The strangest thing that has happened in this whole process took place last
night. For the first time in years I had a VERY hard time choosing between
which car to drive. I don't think my UrQ is slow in all practical terms;
but it pails in comparison to the ground tearing capabilities of the LT-1Q.
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTION FOR TORQUE. Would I consider changing to a
different engine in my UrQ; you bet. I just have to decide if the value I
place in the car is in owning a piece of history or not. Personally that
mental battle is just starting. Were I looking at my car with a dead motor,
the decision would be MUCH harder. Finding the Pontiac 3800 series engine
with the supercharger is easy and CHEAP ($1k); and I think would be a better
fit lengthwise in a coupe that a V-8. Oh yeah it has the same bolt pattern
in the rear drive layout as the 350 Chevys...
Just My $0.02, leaving the soapbox now.
99 LT-1Q (87/93)
77 Dodge Colt ProRally
***ALL RUNNING NOW***