you could vent the hood in the rear, where the battery was, and put an airbox there, ala Sport Q. Higher pressure at the bottom of the windshield than the front of the car. For the hood, you could get the bubble from Mitsu Eclipse. Would look clean. Not like the pictures posted earlier.
They have my car when they pry my dead cold fingers from the steering wheel.
so... NEVER use SeaFoam..... i ran the ABA for the whole day with no issues at all. since reading all the good things about this bullshyt in a can i decided to use it on the new-used aba. well i read all about how to properaly use it in the vaccum line and only used a 1/3 of a can VERY slowly and blew somthing. motor smoked like it sould with the seafoam and after it was ticking and making a bunch of different random noise. after all the seafoam was out all it did is smoke oil.. like a quart an hour.
located a aba 2 hours away with a low 94k miles for less $ and a warenty. after getting off the phone we left to go grab the engine in the broken aba fox. since i have no back seat we got there and motor fit right in the back. what a smokey ride! and didnt get pulled over with no hood and all the smoke.
got engine back. stripped it down. next day (yesterday) pulled the broken aba in like 45 mins. took off the intake and other good parts off the old engine put them on the good engine and installed the engine. took the car for a ride and seemed so slow! and the clutch was slipping a little.
after figuring out and a bunch of tests. it was only the distributer. we retimed the new engine but the distributer was F-ed up. so the engine was like 20 degrees off. took the old 1 off and replaced. at 1am it was done. just in time for Broke.Down vw show. just came back from the show and car ran great. just will need a clutch soon. which i figured.. and TheMagellan it was very nice meeting you and talking. thank you for all the support and i gotta check out the car meets in Salem sometime.
so basicaly my friend and I did put 2 ABAs in a Fox in 7-8 days. 1st and 2nd ABA into Fox swap?? heh. the hp increase is well worth the time.
also. ill be cutting the hood to fit the aba and doing a hood like the mustang in the in movie Gone In Sixty Seconds. should look good. ill post more pics.
and in the near future ill start an other thread on turboing my aba. any questions please feel free to ask. i didnt get into too much detail.
thank you. the aba isnt staying this way for long. cam and turbo very soon. looking for the parts now. i need a quantum turbo diesel manifold. cant seem to find 1. this will be another budget build. sooo i gotta find the parts for cheap. even tho it wont be very cheap. but im working on it...
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this hood?? ^ i gotta make somthing soon...
dang. I never even thought about that when I was planning my original turbo build. I had the turbo and manifold (with the 5th runner cut and welded) from an audi 5000, but it got stolen.
Would have been smart to grab that when I got a 9q.
I'm imagining the whole manifold/turbo/downpipe is a direct bolton for the fox? Wonder what that small turbo would do. I'm planning on keeping cis-e, so 160whp is all I'd be after anyway. Sounds like a real elegant solution!
were there turbo diesels for all years of quantums?
I really suck at smog.
very nice pic of my car at brokedown btw! it was nice seeing you
the quantum turbo parts i need are bolt on.
the pic of the black "elenor" hood is photoshoped but it looks good and more boxy lol so i guess ill be trying to find that piece. today i cut the hood. also my intake pipe finaly came in. so thats hooked up now. and tossed that dumb oil beather and ran a catch can. "rock star" can right now. but i will be putting a "busch" beer can cuz its what i drink and its blue lol
stock motor mounts and subframe. i used windweld in the side mounts and a 80 stiffness front mount from TT. but thats irelevent. same motor mount height. i guess you could relocate and fab up different mounts and use hokey pucks on the sub frame and it should fit. i might try this in the future.
thank you. i have big plans for this car. already with the aba. its faster than the g60 Corrado i used to have. just doesnt handle as good. but that will come in time. when i do decide to lower the engine i think it might help a very little with the handling. im not changing the appearance too much. want it to perform and look clean and simple. also i want the most power and perforamce for short $.
82-85 Quantum had turbo D engine, Audi 4k from 82-83.