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      I had a very productive afternoon then suffered...

      I had a very productive afternoon then suffered what may or may not be a major setback. Read on.

      I installed the intake manifold.
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      Much progress today: Painted the heat shield...

      Much progress today:

      Painted the heat shield and installed it. Yep, went with silver for more heat reflectance.
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      I don't, sorry. Went silver for better heat...

      I don't, sorry.

      Went silver for better heat reflection.
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      I made this heat shield today. Still needs paint....

      I made this heat shield today. Still needs paint. Silver or black?

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      Got some new engine mounts yesterday. These...

      Got some new engine mounts yesterday. These should do the trick.
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      So, true to my word, I did bolt some things to...

      So, true to my word, I did bolt some things to other things today. Got the cam belt cover on. I would say "back on" but the engine didn't have one before!
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      Made a little progress today but before we get to...

      Made a little progress today but before we get to that a little housekeeping: I have been hosting most of my pictures on Facebook for this thread but I've recently noticed that they a not loading. It...
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      I've been thinking about how to set valve timing...

      I've been thinking about how to set valve timing on this engine. The manual says to align the mark on the flywheel with the indicator on the bell housing and the mark on the camshaft pulley with the...
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      I may be back on Quattro duty! The brief...

      I may be back on Quattro duty! The brief disruption to service was caused by us taking on more space and building a new home for the cars. There's space for a red Quattro too:
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      Uh oh. One these things is not like the other....

      Uh oh. One these things is not like the other.
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      Parts are starting to show up now. Going to be...

      Parts are starting to show up now. Going to be out of excuses soon.

      Unfortunately I think these injector holders and the one injector are going to be wrong for this head.
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      No I didn't. I'll give them a try. Thanks for the...

      No I didn't. I'll give them a try. Thanks for the tip.
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      Uh oh, parts list just got bigger due to ECS's...

      Uh oh, parts list just got bigger due to ECS's overly ambitious inventory system.

      Now need:

      clutch slave cylinder 1
      hall sender 1 035905065a
      *intake manifold bolt 1 N0147112
      subframe...
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      I've ordered around $1000 of parts from Jeff at...

      I've ordered around $1000 of parts from Jeff at Sunset Porsche-Audi and ECS but I'm missing a few hard to find NLA type pars. Perhaps you can help?


      clutch slave cylinder 1
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      Sorry about the lack of updates. Been busy with...

      Sorry about the lack of updates. Been busy with domestic stuff and wheel sales. I did manage to cobble together a list of parts. Some of the part numbers might be right.
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      More head research. I wanted to make sure the...

      More head research. I wanted to make sure the rebuilt head would get it's required oil feed if I just bolted it on to the block to I back-fed brake cleaner through a few of the lifter oil supply...
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      So I've been thinking about using this hydraulic...

      So I've been thinking about using this hydraulic lifter head in place of the mechanical lifter head and what might happen. The way I see it everything needed to make the hydraulic head function...
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      So I took the refurbished head apart to see if it...

      So I took the refurbished head apart to see if it really has hydraulic lifters. Indeed it does as you can see in the pictures:

      Old head:
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      It looks like my refurbished head has hydraulic...

      It looks like my refurbished head has hydraulic valves after all so it was decided to refurbish the head that came off. To that end I ripped into it. Not sure it's going to work out though.
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      Oops, sorry. I forgot to post these two pictures....

      Oops, sorry. I forgot to post these two pictures. First one shows the oil and coolant passages on both heads, To me they seem identical.
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