Here's some pics of my buddies 4000Q/VR6 project.
Short list of conversion pieces include 034 Motorsports transmission adaptor plate, flywheel & clutch set, and 034 Motorsports custom longitudinal VR6 starter. Custom fabricated motor mounts, downpipe, exhaust, cooling, fueling, and intake plumbing & Emerald SEM. The owner needs to chime in on this one, but IMHO this is probably not a project for someone who isn't a skilled welder and metal fabricator.
Custom Oil Cooler set-up
Downpipe & motor-mount
Last edited by brownhound; 04-06-2011 at 12:59 AM.
hey, im the owner of this project..
ya the mount goes through the filter housing, not my first choice but is pretty gusseted to the trans and motor flange vertically..
the hood was raised to accept an air to water cooler in the future, ive got a twin scroll 78/83 snail here in minot waiting for a compression drop to happen (its running 11.5 to one now)
kinda iffiy on the rad mounts too, the front snubber mount isnt in yet nor are the rad fans..
a $500 car turned into a $7000 project that isnt finished and doesnt run yet.
stage 2 spec clutch
ive got a big turbo for it as i stated above
but i dont really want to go over 300 with the current trans
so ill hold off on the bigdog stuff till i get an 01A at least...
i cant wait to drive the damned thing, really frustrating though cuz ive built several cars
and this is the only one i havent been able to finish my self..
im having to pay my old employer at road-n-race in west palm fla to do some
final stuff including the street tune..
should be fun even though im SURE understeer will be a characteristic.
a stiff rear sway could help with that though..
being in ND while the car is still in south florida kinda puts a hamper on my progress..
wife got stationed here and i made the mistake of undertaking this project before we moved.
its currently at road-n-race automotive in west palm.
i can just imagine how much more work will be involved with it.
kinda wishing i had just built my vr6a2 swap...
FYI though, the stock 016 trans is stronger than an 01A. If you want the best OEM trans, look for an 01E 6spd from 00-02' S4's. It's physically the same as an 01E 5spd, but with the obvious benefit of a 6th gear. Internally the later 6spds have a wider 1st gear which is stronger than the 5spd 1st.
You'll also need to change flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch disc unfortunately (even if you swapped to an 01A), the input shaft splines are different from the 016 to 01A/E(01A and 01E share the same splines).
hope that helps!
Run Your Car, Not Your Mouth!!!
2 years later....
the car is now a RUNNER! still in NA form tho.
@slc i hadnt had the chance while i was down there to do any modding or fab work to
or to even check on the clutch situation. turns out it was doing a face smash into the flywheel
as yours did.
the guys at 034 told me to remove 3/8' from the clutch splines to allow the disc to release from the flywheel side.
there is now only 3/8" of splines LEFT on the disc and it AIN'T happenin.
im now in the market for an 01E trans to fix this problem to use BOLT in parts.
now approaching the $10g mark and havent driven the damned thing yet.
it may not drive but at least it runs...