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    Thread: ABA Fox build

    1. Member sippin.fnordies's Avatar
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      10-24-2011 12:51 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      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...





      308937_10150876253330316_869450315_20837864_126544 900_n by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr



      this hood?? ^ i gotta make somthing soon...
      Congratulations! You've succeeded in somehow making the nose of a Fox EVEN MORE BOXY! j/k Seriously though, nice fix. Also nice write-up and awesome swap. It kind of reminds me of a fox body mustang a bit.

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      10-24-2011 08:43 PM #127
      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

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      10-24-2011 08:44 PM #128

      2011-10-24_19-50-14_578 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr


      ^ the engine barely sticks out!! alot less than i thought it would

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      10-24-2011 08:48 PM #131
      still got some more to do. since the idle stablizer has a new location it idles real low and stalls out somtimes. so gotta fix that and make an exhaust shield or intake box things around my air filter.

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      10-24-2011 09:23 PM #132
      and hood scoop...

    8. 10-24-2011 09:26 PM #133
      That's not too bad. Is that with stock motor mounts and unmodded subframe?

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      10-24-2011 09:35 PM #134
      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.

    10. 10-24-2011 09:41 PM #135
      Use e30 mounts and shim the sub frame & trans mount down the rest of the way with large washers. drill new holes for the front mount. with the understructure cut out on the hood. you might not even need to lift the rear of the hood or cut at all.

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      10-24-2011 09:53 PM #136
      thats probaly what ill do. e30 mounts are stiffer and lower. just a little moding and it will work. i have a brand new hood from vw so i didnt feel too bad cutting this hood for now. when i do the turbo i might do this.

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      10-24-2011 10:44 PM #137
      I have to admit, I am quite impressed. I can honestly say you are the first person in several years to discuss a motor swap and actually complete it, kudos!

      Looks like the hood clearance shouldn't be too difficult to overcome.

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      10-24-2011 11:27 PM #138
      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 $.

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      10-25-2011 04:29 PM #139
      now i want to pull my motor

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      10-25-2011 07:56 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      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?
      Yes, the Audi 5 cyl exh mani is same pattern as 4 cyl with the 5th runner cut off and welded closed, same for the intake too on engines with same side int / exh ports. The audi exh mani puts the turbo near the front of the engine rather than back and down low like MF longitudinal exh mani ala quantum / 4000 TD, but that also means there's less fussing with the frame rail too if there's a conflict.

      82-85 Quantum had turbo D engine, Audi 4k from 82-83.

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      10-27-2011 03:25 PM #141
      should have just made or picked up a short-runner or log-style intake manifold instead of butchering your hood

      well good luck with the project anyway
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    17. 10-27-2011 04:46 PM #142
      You do see where the alternator is right??? ^

    18. 10-27-2011 04:56 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by Foxswap1 View Post
      You do see where the alternator is right??? ^
      Yea let's see some Close up detal shots of how you made the alternator bracket work

    19. 10-27-2011 05:02 PM #144
      This is entirely irrelevant anyway. If we wanted to we could have dropped the motor by using hockey pucks and cut the skeleton but then again its not a lambo so here we are with a an econobox car with a budget swap,a cut hood and we like it.

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      10-27-2011 08:49 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by simon_C View Post
      should have just made or picked up a short-runner or log-style intake manifold instead of butchering your hood

      well good luck with the project anyway


      It's his car and he has a spare brand new hood anyways

      Why won't people leave him alone about cutting the hood!?

      BTW I think this swap has been awesome from the start
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    21. 10-27-2011 08:53 PM #146
      Thanks man. It was alot of work but we got it done no problem

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      10-27-2011 08:59 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Foxswap1 View Post
      Thanks man. It was alot of work but we got it done no problem

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      10-30-2011 03:21 PM #148
      Very nice swap! Here in Brazil there are some Fox's and Gol's with ABA engine...But instead of cutting the hood we use to:

      1) Change the intake manifold for a custom one and lower the engine mounts;

      or

      2) Put a shim between engine sub-frame and the car body

      The both solutions works very well and keep the engine inside engine bay without any issues...
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      10-30-2011 03:32 PM #149
      Yes that's the plan in the future. Its my everyday driver so the motor needs to be covered up in the snow. Heh

    25. 10-30-2011 06:38 PM #150
      This build is great

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