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    Thread: '82 Quantum coupe build up

    1. Member passat_98's Avatar
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      05-18-2009 10:54 AM #1
      Quote, originally posted by "vwmatt" »
      So yesterday I drove 3.5 hours to pick up my new project, a 1982 VW Quantum Coupe. It runs but needs a tune up and some body work to it back up to par. If anyone has sites where I can get parts please give me the links; I've looked around and haven't much luck :cry:






      Quote, originally posted by "vwmatt" »
      Today:
      new air filter
      new plugs
      oil change
      pulled dented fender
      adjusted idle(purrs like a kitten)
      got the sun roof to closed



      Quote, originally posted by "vwmatt" »
      Other than that I've been sanding a bit on the car

      and added this for a little fun

      Quote, originally posted by "vwmatt" »


      a little rust


      Found a magnet in the car

      oh yeah this baby was on the autobahn in '93

      Quote, originally posted by "vwmatt" »
      got the back cleaned up a bit an primed. For some reason I got 2 different colors of primer?





      then it sat for almost 10 months then..........

      getting back on the B2! cleaning out the bay to get ready for some real work

      got the motor out




      bolts were rusted so bad I had to cut it off to get the motor out

      and my little helper

      getting clean little by little



      look at what I found holding my throttle together


    2. 05-18-2009 03:10 PM #2
      wow
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

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      05-18-2009 10:01 PM #3
      awesome. Is that the stock 1.7L engine?

      I have an '82 of my own with a swapped in 1.6, contemplating building up a high compression 1.7L for it for some extra fuel economy. Sub-10:1 sucks.

      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
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      05-18-2009 11:28 PM #4
      stock for now it'll stay a 1.7 but when it goes back in I'm ditching the CIS for carbs and putting a little pep in it's step

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      05-19-2009 08:54 AM #5
      Whoa!
      Odd School.

    6. 05-19-2009 11:07 AM #6
      thats very sweet

    7. 05-19-2009 01:52 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by passat_98 »
      stock for now it'll stay a 1.7 but when it goes back in I'm ditching the CIS for carbs and putting a little pep in it's step

      I have a source for custom made copper head gaskets... super thin ones like people buy for motosports use. The one I'm hoping to set up a group buy on will change the 8.3:1 1.7L engine to 8.9:1 (and the 8:1 1.6L engine up to about 8.6:1)
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

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      05-19-2009 06:03 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by passat_98 »
      stock for now it'll stay a 1.7 but when it goes back in I'm ditching the CIS for carbs and putting a little pep in it's step

      I agree with everything you said except associating "pep" and "carbs," but it's your car, not mine. CIS-E turbo all the way for mine.

      How much rust repair did you have to do that next-to-irreplaceable rear end? Found a good source for rubber for the rear windows yet?

      I need to pop all of mine out to do some rust control before it becomes a problem, I'm getting bubbling, but the seals are too dried out to reuse once I'm done.

      [edit I spy with my little eye a shaved battery tray... putting it in the back somewhere, or just building a new tray to replace a rusty old one?


      Modified by turbinepowered at 3:06 PM 5-19-2009

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      05-19-2009 06:16 PM #9
      I've done a turbo build on my B5 so cam and carbs for this one. Just something new for me to learn.

      Rust isn't a problem on this car. I had the one spot on the window and a small one in the passenger floor board.

      No rubber yet, but depending on what glass place you go they have something that will work. I got a good look at the top on my grandpa's Thing top and it's the same style seal and it's an off the shelf job they do. I'm also looking for all the door weatherstripping

      you'll be seeing a lot more to that shave job soon


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      05-26-2009 12:02 PM #10
      Where did you find this one? Just curious because I know where a few coupes are and wondering if this is one of them.

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      05-27-2009 02:37 PM #11
      off the vortex, but here are these others?

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      06-02-2009 03:44 PM #12
      A few near College Station, one near me in Mansfield, and one down near Hunt. Matt is this you with the bagged CC?

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      06-03-2009 12:30 PM #13
      Yep. I've seen the few outside of CS but didn't know of any others

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      06-09-2009 03:23 PM #14
      So I've just got this thing lying around, it might come in handy later


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      06-11-2009 12:02 AM #15
      motor is ready for it's new home

      I'm running out of garage space


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      06-11-2009 12:39 AM #16
      So, now it's a 20v turbo swap?
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      06-11-2009 09:19 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by turbinepowered »
      So, now it's a 20v turbo swap?

      yeah I've spent so much on that motor and selling it with the B5 would be a waste. It's a fully build 2.0 so I can't let that go to waste


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      06-11-2009 12:50 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by passat_98 »

      yeah I've spent so much on that motor and selling it with the B5 would be a waste. It's a fully build 2.0 so I can't let that go to waste

      I like the 20v option a lot better than the cam-n-carbs your initial plan was. But I'm a member of the Anti-Carb Militia. :lol:

      Be a sweet car when it's done. I just ordered some 76.5mm pistons for my own engine build... Not so powerful as yours, no doubt.

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      06-11-2009 02:35 PM #19
      yeah what I needed to spend on a proper tunes was the same as a new carb kits so I figured why not. This motor made 282whp and 298wtq on a bad tune and she'll get a bigger turbo and I'll be trying for 400-500

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      06-13-2009 11:11 PM #20
      uh oh


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      06-14-2009 07:16 PM #21
      Intake will be very close to brake master cylinder, but it´ll fit

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      06-14-2009 08:15 PM #22
      build thread? or any idea for motor mounts?

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      06-14-2009 10:39 PM #23
      Custom mounts?

      Although a Fox...this may help a little...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4267759


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      06-14-2009 10:47 PM #24
      you da man thanks

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      06-17-2009 10:47 AM #25
      No build threads for my project. Like in Fox, I made my own mounts, used stock rubber mounts. I cut the front frame rail from body, used Audi A4 front mounting and made it fit to body Got a lot more room for big radiator&intercooler.
      I believe it´s AEB from ~98 Passat? I recommend to use stock Quantum oil pan. The Passat pan will fit, but needs a lot grinding for K-member clearance.

      My build shortly:

      1986 Audi 80q
      AEB from 1998 Audi A4
      Custom header with Switcher S2BG
      3" exhaust
      630cc@3bar injectors
      Megasquirt
      Later 1,8T COP´s
      Stock tranny and rear diff with 4,55:1 ratio
      No changes to body, stock sleeper looks (exept those 16" black steelies for summer)

      Pics are here


      Modified by MF at 5:48 PM 6-17-2009


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      06-26-2009 10:01 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by passat_98 »
      you da man thanks

      No problem...


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      07-05-2009 01:43 PM #27
      You beat me to it. If I had a garage, I'd have had my 1.8T conversion done by now...Gotta get the garage first, then the build can continue. I almost bought that Coupe too...just too far away at the time. When I get my build done, we'll have to meet up at one of the shows. That would absolutely blow some minds. It'll be next year before I get working on my build again as shoulder surgery is in less than 2 weeks...
      Good luck on the build!
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      07-08-2009 02:47 AM #28
      Another cool thread to watch.
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      real deal<p>After spending two months in the mk3 forum it drove into the woods and set fire to itself.

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      07-09-2009 04:03 PM #29
      it'll be winter before I get started again 100+ degrees daily doesn't agree with me

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      09-17-2009 10:31 PM #30
      from this

      to this



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      09-17-2009 11:07 PM #31
      Whose sleeves, springs and perch is that?
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      09-17-2009 11:39 PM #32
      it's a ground control kit from a mkII. It's not perfect but it's a start. I still need to do the other side I'll do a little write up for it this weekend

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      09-17-2009 11:49 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by passat_98 »
      it's a ground control kit from a mkII. It's not perfect but it's a start. I still need to do the other side I'll do a little write up for it this weekend

      Cool deal, look forward to reading it. What struts are you running with that?

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      09-18-2009 01:00 AM #34
      bilsteins. they are shortened so ultimately there will be some modifying to the housing itself to make it work. right now it moves up and down

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      09-19-2009 12:21 AM #35
      not bad for a first mock up. housing still needs to be cut down and with a shorter insert I'll get the stance I want. This is at it's lowest


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