Curious about HP possibilities

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at
Thu Jan 3 04:58:49 PST 2008

Oh, Boy!  If you make it out to Steamboat Springs in february you can  
see der LT1Q there with Peter Golledge at the wheel.  It is not a  
simple bolt-on conversion, let me assure you.  You'll need a flywheel  
adapter plate plus a few other things from Kennedy Engineering,  
Custom fabrication needed to allow for proper cradling of the  
engine.  Then you'll need the corresponding wiring harness and ECU.   
Proper alignment and rear throwout bearing at the flywheel is a must  
(we went through 3 trannies during our trip to and from the Monterey  
Historics (Audi was the featured marque) in 1999.  Man, that beast  
was/is a blast :-D  Went through a few engines, too, before  
everything got sorted out.  Stay away from OptiSpark. See why: http://


BTW,  two VW radiators were used for cooling -- one over at each  
inner fender liner.

On Jan 2, 2008, at 3:00 PM, 200q20v-request at wrote:
From: "Richard Harris" <rnharris at>
Date: January 2, 2008 1:15:05 PM GMT-05:00
To: <200q20v at>, <s-car-list at>
Subject: Curious about HP possibilities

Call me wacky, but I'm curious about dropping a small block Chevy engine
into a 200 or UrS? Why? Well, I've been researching HP upgrade  
options for
my 200. While there are a few high HP(450+) 3Bs in Europe, according  
to most
of people I've corresponded with, the distributor ignition on the 3B  
my possibilities. To make 450hp on a 3B, one needs to install an AAN
harness(wiring nightmare?), ECU and coils or go standalone($$$).  With
either of the aforementioned choices, the minimum hardware needed is  
a rods,
turbo and manifold($3500).  The Jegs catalog, has a  
variety of
warranted, new $4000.00 dollar engines. Heck, I'm sure one of my  
buddies could find me a good condition used 350 for much less.

ANy BTDT SB Chevy swaps?


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