A really silly, but serious, request

Dave Hord spokes@the-wire.com
Wed, 2 Jul 2003 13:49:00 -0400

Ha Ha!

Okay, I guess I can't leave everyone hanging!

I'm not planning on dropping in anything 'big'...in fact it's only .2 litres

I've been considering dropping a Subaru 2.5RS engine into the T89 or T85
platform.  I happen to have a good crew of friends who are either swapping out,
or know of plenty of guys doing STI swaps into their 2.5RS shells.

Andrew Hadjiminas in the US has a Subaru Imprezza running an Audi gearbox,
driveshafts and hubs. Note the 5kq wheels: http://www.eurosportrally.com/

That got me thinking...would it be possible to drop a scooby engine in an Audi.

Since I'm not one for Turbo cars, and 2.5RS engines can be had fairly
easily...why not!  I've got access to an engine I can measure, as it's
currently pulled and on an engine stand...but I'm not entirely excited to pull
my engine to measure the engine bay ;-).  Wrecking yards don't help as most
cars are 'front-enders' to begin with.

I'm not sure which car I'd do first, the 90q rally car in progress...or my new
4kq daily driver that is quickly becoming a track car for lapping days.  Both
are painfully underpowered, and the rally car really should be the first
project...but I'm just more of a fan of the 'track-car' hybrid.  For some
reason the Audi rally car just wouldn't feel right with a Scooby engine.  Maybe
it's like admitting defeat in the rally world.  I dunno.

MOST likely, this ain't going to happen.  But if the engine is cheap, and it
fits...why not!?!  Making the custom mounts might be a little, uh,
interesting :-)

I guess I should email Andrew and find out what he had to do to make the Audi
tranny bolt up to the scooby...

'maybe one day I'll own an Audiroo'?

86 4ksq 266,600km new to me as of March 5th 2003... will it stick around??
89 90q  330,000km as of Feb 26th.
Rally Conversion...perpetually in progress...
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