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      They're under starter's orders...... ...

      They're under starter's orders......
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      Some progress today :). I removed the subframe...

      Some progress today :). I removed the subframe and dragged it to one side of the shop:
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      Here goes...... ...

      Here goes......
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      OK, well I didn't exactly promise it would be out...

      OK, well I didn't exactly promise it would be out Tuesday did I?

      Due to wheels sales keeping me busy and the ridiculous complexity of detaching everything necessary to drop the engine and gearbox...
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      And so it begins. Spent the afternoon draining...

      And so it begins. Spent the afternoon draining fluids, removing the radiator and disconnecting about a thousand wires and vacuum hoses. Tomorrow I'll start disconnecting the same around the...
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      Back from Europe and inspired to get the Quattro...

      Back from Europe and inspired to get the Quattro running again.

      Before I went away I had my Friend Werner look over the engine and we agreed the best course of action was to totally refurbish the...
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      No thanks. No big turbo for this one. Needs to...

      No thanks. No big turbo for this one. Needs to remain stock.

      I've was told a while ago that if I ever take the engine out I will quickly be bankrupt!
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      So I had another look at the odd injector over...

      So I had another look at the odd injector over the weekend and it turns out to have the same part number as the other four: 0 437 502 041. All the pictures I find of it show an end cap (air shroud)...
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      I had a little time yesterday so I pulled the...

      I had a little time yesterday so I pulled the injectors with a view to installing new seals. Here is what I found:

      #1...
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      After ordering some new (correct) spark plugs and...

      After ordering some new (correct) spark plugs and injector seals I brought the car into the main shop and started a concerted poking around to try to figure out why it wont idle. You'd think this...
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      Here's an excellent video Winding Road Magazine's...

      Here's an excellent video Winding Road Magazine's Chris Amos made of our UR Quattro.


      http://youtu.be/UCaySv1Blok


      Unfortunately I think this was about the last time the car would idle....
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      The Quattro has been running like a champ so not...

      The Quattro has been running like a champ so not much to report. That and the fact that I am currently obsessed with our 911 RallyCross project means that all I have are pictures. Still; PICTURES.
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      Finally got the car out now all the salt has...

      Finally got the car out now all the salt has washed off the roads.

      So, I drove all three of these today, not at the same time, and, after pondering over a cup of tea I think I have concluded...
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      Not much interest in 15x9 Ronal replicas. How...

      Not much interest in 15x9 Ronal replicas.

      How about 16x9?
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      OK, it's a GO. I'm getting some 15x9 Ronals! ...

      OK, it's a GO. I'm getting some 15x9 Ronals!

      We have teamed up with HANSPORT in the UK and BRAID Wheels in Barcelona to offer classic Audi replica rally wheels in the original specs starting with...
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      8" or 9" wide?

      8" or 9" wide?
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      Will do George.

      Will do George.
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      Probably, if there were enough interest. Need...

      Probably, if there were enough interest. Need about 100 to make it viable. What size tires would you run on 16s?
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      Here's another option. I could get BRAID to make...

      Here's another option. I could get BRAID to make some 9x15 RONAL replicas like these:

      http://www.braidusa.com/r317b.jpg

      Of course they'd have to make more than one set. Anyone else interested?
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      I think my BRAID Serie 6 RC wheels look much...

      I think my BRAID Serie 6 RC wheels look much better on my mate Tim's car than mine.

      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/543181_457149911003783_581592655_n.jpg
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