[torsen] Re: 3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

ben swann benswann at comcast.net
Wed Mar 5 12:30:34 EST 2003

Scott, Q-Phile,

Now for the question that perhaps should go to the T* list.  Is there 
any merit to doing this, or is the t* system in there really better, 
even though it doesn't feel like it to me.



----- Original Message -----
From: QSHIPQ at aol.com
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 11:55 am
Subject: Re: [torsen] Re: 3B tranny same as MC-2 tranny?

> For any conversion there are issues.  Both the 90 and the 200 
> chassis use different shift rods (the one that goes to the right 
> side)design.  If you have all the pieces parts, you can also 
> reverse fit the ball socket and shift actuator rods.  The 
> mountings for them are easily adaptable forward/back, I'm not sure 
> what "custom" means to Javad, but I don't believe there is metal 
> cutting/fabricating involved, even in the 90 chassis.  
> The later style ball/socket/shifters are supposed to give a better 
> "shift" feel, not one of the more successful audi upgrades IMO.
> Also, there are issues in terms of pilot bearings, but these can 
> be addressed from the audi parts bin.
> SJ
> In a message dated 3/5/2003 10:28:15 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> benswann at comcast.net writes:
> > This is not an issue doing a direct transplant from '86-'88 5ktq 
> to '91 
> > 200 20v, is it?  Oversimply stated, but Everything should just 
> bolt up 
> > right?
> > 
> > Ben
> > p.s.  I will have a  complete '87 4kq driveline, incl. trans, 
> shafts, 
> > and rear diff. available in a month - it is ready to drop tight 
> now.  I 
> > have no need for it at the time.  Was thinking about building 
> some type 
> > of AWD tractor, but enough of my hairbrained ideas - could have 
> really 
> > used one in the recent 28+" snowfall we got here - my Heavy 
> > duty Sears 
> > tractor with plow blade proved worthless.

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