[V6-12v] Quattro Conversion?

mike mikemk40 at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 4 17:19:02 EDT 2006

whilst anything can be done if you throw enough time &
money at it this is a none starter

If you want a quattro sell your old car and go buy a
quattro or even better, go buy an S car


--- James Whitehouse <james_whitehouse1 at yahoo.co.uk>

> Well, the head gasket job (actually an 'engine-out
> and rebuild the top end
> and do a clutch job) is finished. She's running very
> smooth and powerful so
> definitely time and money well spent!
> While I was working on my car at my mechanic's
> garage, he had a nice S2 in,
> and this brought up the fact that my 80 was lovely,
> but could use a bit of
> 4WD to really make her handle better. My mechanic,
> who specializes in
> performance cars (rally and old F1 restorations,
> etc) suggested finding a
> 'donor' A80Q of the same generation (B4 UK spec.
> 1991-95) and literally
> 'transplanting' in the gearbox, driveshaft, diffs,
> and anything that's
> different.
> I'm up for the idea, but we couldn't see where the
> fuel tank might go on my
> car, since it has a spare wheel well in the boot
> that is actually part of
> the bottom rear chassis. Without actually seeing an
> 80Q of that generation
> we don't know how the fuel tank and rear diff/ axles
> attach, etc.
> Any ideas, or anyone with an 80Q that has pictures
> of the underbelly?
> Cheers,
> James 
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