[ba] re: Engine swap - The car is an 82 Coupe

jim rose sf5ktq at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 11 18:29:15 EST 2002

audiworld.com has an archives section for older models that gives a lot of
info.. i forget if they give HP. i think the 87.5 is the really desireable
coupe with the hotter motor. i lose track of all the different njin codes.

>Say Folks,
>I had forgetten to mention again that I have a Coupe (just assuming
>everybody would remember I guess ;-). Anyway, I'm glad to hear that I can
>get hundreds of horsepower into my little Red Coupe (yep, one of the few
>non-quattro Mars Reds they made) but that's not what I'm looking for.
>I think I read somewhere that most any non-turbo 5 cylinder/gearbox combo
>would probably fit.
>I think I read that the last year of the Coupe (87) it came with 130HP ( or
>maybe that was a special model) and so I'm think bumping something like 50
>HP to me is going to be pretty cool. I have no desire to overdrive the
>brakes with too much HP (I mean they're frickin drums on the back).
>So, mostly the shortest/cheapest route to a fresher motor is what I'm
>researching. And just a later stock head/cam combo is on the list of
>candidates so any advice is welcomed on those.
>Anyone know of any sites with year vs. stock  HP comparisons?
>Thanks for all the feedback.

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