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Re: 1984 UR-Q


I am currently reviewing the purchase of a 1984 Audi UR-Q, located up   
here in
Canada (Toronto).  It seems to be a European version(?), with no imperial   
on the speedometer.

The vehicle has a new top end(old one had a hair line crack in cylinder   
head), with
ported and polished heads and full valve work, timing belt, water pump   
and starter.
Straight piped exhaust with 2.5" pipe and muffler.  Slightly increased   
boost levels
(stiffer wastegate spring?) and mint interior. However, the transmission   
is barely
functioning, only 1st and 5th remain usable, all others are marginally   
The price seems reasonable considering the modifications and the   

Is there a suitable transmission substitute for this car, from a   
What are my rebuild options?

I am very interested in this car, but I have the distinct sensation that   
I may be
getting a little over my head.  What should I be watching for in this   
particular model?
I understand that it is going to involve a little more maintenance than   
an average sports
coupe, but are parts available and not too expensive?  How would I   
identify the
vintage/year and US/European spec.

I have a tremendous passions for this car, every since I had seen one in   
a rally race
, years ago when I was a mere tot.  However I already own an enduring but   
temperamental Z car, and this purchase may be a little too much work.

Please advise, I very much need any information available to make this   


Raagi Pandya
Montreal, Canada