5kcstq project car crossroads

Eyvind E. Spangen 200q20v at bluezone.no
Sat Feb 24 09:42:21 EST 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Kent McLean
Sent: 24. februar 2007 04:26
To: DeWitt Harrison
Cc: Quattro List
Subject: Re: 5kcstq project car crossroads

DeWitt Harrison wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out where to go with my _long_ time
> 5kcstq project. (Some pictures at http://www.5000tq.com/audifanspics/)
> I have an AAN motor waiting in the wings in case I get crazy.

Ignoring the engine for a moment, the body looks like it's in good 
shape. Is the rest of the car OK (suspension bushings, shocks, brakes, 
seat leather, headliner, etc.)? If the car is in great shape except for 
lack of power, then by all means put the effort into an engine swap. But 
if the rest of the car needs work, you may be better off putting the 
time and resources into fixing the problems on a 20V, instead.

If you're going for an engine swap, I've fallen in love with the 3.6 V8 from
Audi V8 into older type 44 quattro. 250 hp will move the car pretty quick,
you don't have any IC, hoses etc. that is hard to make fit, the V8 engines
are pretty cheap and most engine bay parts from the Audi V8 will fit you
car. And in addition, you get the V8 sound.. ;)

E. Spangen

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