kentmclean at mindspring.com
Thu Apr 13 09:16:47 EDT 2006
Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Is the 100 quattro avant of the early 90s ('92-93) the same basic
> size as the 91 200q20v avant?
No. The C4 body (92-93+) body is narrower than the 200.
> Would the '91 engine/tranny go into the 100? As I understand them,
> the 100 quattro avants had auto trannies????
It should -- the same 20V engine went into the urS4/S6, which
uses the C4 body. Physically, the 100 takes a V6, which s/b
wider than the 200 I-5 turbo engine (although the turbo and
its plumbing may negate that advantage). When German Car
Connection puts a manual transmission into an automatic V8,
it requires some adjustment of sheetmetal (cutting and welding,
rather than banging out with a hammer). I suspect the same
would be true of an auto-to-manual conversion in the C4. Maybe
someone with the family album could verify differences in
sheet metal between an auto and manual transmission car.
I'd say it is do-able, but I'm not sure it would be worth
the effort. FWIW, I know where you can by a 1995 S6 Avant,
giving you the genuine item, for onlly $11K. I'd tell you
where it is, but I want it for myself. :)
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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