I need the input of you Pros...
I have a 1.9 TDI that is essentially brand new. It came from a crash test car.
I was planning to put in in my Caddy, but the transmission issue has turned out to be much more costly & bothersome than I figured. I will give up & sell the Caddy.
I would like to know what kind of horsepower & torque to expect from the TDI. I will have Giles build an M-TDI pump for me. I hope to get the approximate power of a stock Chevy 283.
I will be putting this in a Hotrod. Will I have enough torque to move a 2500 lb car through an automatic? I am thinking about using a 200R4 automatic trans. I also have a T56 in the corner, just in case. There are some very cool 5, 6, & 7 speed autos out there in Japanese & Euro cars, but I have no idea what it would take to run one standalone. Any ideas?
IS there a VW to Chevy adaptor plate available? Is there any other RWD transmission solution that I need to consider?