Yes, about a year ago I found an Audi5000 with the turbo diesel, I went back to buy for motor swap and they had allready crushed it!
It only sat for 5 days, now cars sit there for months.
I got a surprising number of "OMG you didn't crush the coupe did you!?" PMs off my last post, so...
NO, I didn't crush the coupe. I didn't crush a Syncro, and I certainly didn't crush a car that had any hope of ever being back on the road.
I crushed a QTD wagon that had been in a front-end collision that mushed the bumper all the way back to the rear of the fender liner. She'd been thoroughly picked over for parts when she went to the crusher, so even after tossing some extra scrap steel in there it only weighed 1640 pounds.
I have all the glass, all four corners' worth of brake parts, three 13" alloy rims, two front seats, a nearly crack-free dash, the fuel tank, sender and filler neck, and several bits of interior trim still in my storage shed. JP got the rear hatch and all four doors with glass when he bought the Syncro, and I think I have the door cards somewhere.
Actual work done today! Just not much.
Diagnosed and replaced a dead ignition switch in the same day. It died somewhen between when I left for an appointment with my university advisor this morning and the end of that meeting. Had to roll start it the rest of the day until I could get home.
I got my Syncro got-dang running again after it was down for about two months.
Sent the 14" cookie cutters out to be blasted clean; I told them not all the way to bare metal unless it was easy, but there was some crud on them that I just couldn't get off with the pressure washer.
Got the rear spoiler painted nicely, though it isn't black. I grabbed the wrong can, so it's dark charcoal, which means the next step is the bumpers and mirrors. A little sanding, a little black priming around that rear window, and on it will go again.
Tightened up the hood latch cable, too... got tired of pulling it almost 200* just to pop the hood, and folks seem rather amazed at how tiny that engine is. Chevy people, what can I say?
Still tracking mileage: 4-tank average of 37.5mpg on E20.
Ordered a set of oversize 76.5mm gas pistons, to fit the bored out 11mm diesel headbolt size... the diesel converted into a gasoline engine build is slowly beginning. High compression stroked 1600, here we come.
Modified by turbinepowered at 7:02 AM 6-6-2009
Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal » I got my Syncro got-dang running again after it was down for about two months.
OK, so it's running, but the driveshaft that was just serviced is out of balance and now back at the driveline shop. So, the Syncro moves around the shop with FWD through a locked center diff. At least the diff locks work.
On the 84 TD wagon: Installed the CD player correctly and found out why I couldn't find the rear speaker wires..PO pulled the connector and never ran new wires to them. Had to cut the male end and splice in wire to get it to the CD player harness, but all is good with the sound system. Pioneer 2-way 4x6 in back and stock blaupunkt 4x6 (actually the ones from my 82 Quantum Coupe since the ones from this car were blown...) in the front doors. Sounds amazingly good for a basic setup. Now if I could just get the dash plastics replaced...
On the 86 QSW: Drove 2 hours to go get it untarped and checked out all the nooks and crannies and got the title and took pictures. Gonna get AAA to tow it back to my house in a couple weeks and from there I'll do the fluid and filter changes, clean up all the grounds, stick a new battery in it and fire it up.
Quote, originally posted by Longitudinal » OK, so it's running, but the driveshaft that was just serviced is out of balance and now back at the driveline shop. So, the Syncro moves around the shop with FWD through a locked center diff. At least the diff locks work.
Hope they are re-balancing for free.
Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris » Hope they are re-balancing for free.
They claim it has nothing to do with balance AND say that they do not have fittings to accept the Quattro type of driveshaft with six-bolt CVs at both ends. They rebuilt it with another new center U-joint and hoped for the best. I think the tech was in a hurry and forgot to mark the shaft before he removed it. I asked about this possibility, but the owner said that it wasn't possible because they know better. I don't know about you, but when I get in a rush, I forget stuff all the time.
This weekend I replaced both lower motor mounts, spliced in a rust free power steering return line (holy PITA that was...took me 30 minutes to get that stupid banjo fitting back on the rack....needed hands like a 5 year old with the space available...lots of fun words during that), put on a new alternator belt and AC belt and PS belt. Almost got to the nonexistent headliner, but that'll have to wait until later this week. Engine bay is DONE. Now it's just the muffler and rear brakes/suspension and she's mechanically awesome!
Quote, originally posted by Row1Rich » Took the bumpers off to do some modding on them, finished the lift thanx to Tim @ Tomas Sport Tuning
Looks good! How did you achieve the lift?
All I have done to my car recently is roll it out of the garage. I picked up an engine from a guy in NJ parting out a QSW a few weeks ago. I need to separate the head so that I can install on my car. I should prob do a compression test on the whole engine and swap in the entire thing if it turn out good. My engine is all rusty!
What did I do to my Quantum today? I AGAIN pulled the 4KQ driveshaft I have been using because the driveline shop jacked up my QSW driveshaft and installed their second attempt to get it right (read: not shaking out my fillings.) I installed the "fixed" shaft and spun it up on the lift with the diffs locked. EXACT same vibration. Removed it AGAIN, took it back to the driveline shop AGAIN, had them "fix" it AGAIN, installed it AGAIN, got the SAME vibration AGAIN, removed it AGAIN and re-installed the 4KQ shaft AGAIN.
I think the only way to get satisfaction at this point is to take it back to the driveline shop and beat all of them to death with it. Maybe, if I am lucky, and after I wipe off all of the guts and brains, the shaft will be bent back into balance.