OK, so I entered the gang of old turbocharged typ 85 owners this autumn. To avoid cluttering up the urquattro picture thread, I thought I'd do some small thread for the car itself here. Nothing major changes will be done though...
The car itself is originally a 1988 Quattro from Switzerland, and holds the downgraded WX engine at 162~165 hp, black leather interior, Steingrau color. Originally...
At some point, a previous German owner sent the car to Lehmann Motorentechnik. If you don't know Lehmann, the hints are that Lehmann is (the?) Audi Sport engine provider, also valid back in the days of Röhrl and the rest. Here they built the engine into a 2.2L and featuring some Group A (and B) parts, and general Lehmann work at the head. Nothing over the top here, as the original CIS is still in place, but the fun of it combined with my dedicated interest in the old Audi rallyes made it an easy choice. Also being non-EU, actually picking this up was a nice deal compared to importing a similar specimen from Germany or Switzerland.
So what were the downsides?
On an old lady like this, there are always some bits and pieces not up to standards. The car is resprayed, but OK, it is not 100% original either with the Lehmann work done. The antenna doesn't go all the way. The amber turns were swapped for repro white ones, and the previous owner did the classic mistake of mounting bigger speakers, and the Polk items looks horrible! The Ronals were swapped for Compomotives in OEM-dimension, as "they're the ones used on the rally cars". The whole idea he had of these cars were just so silly for a urq/sq lover as myself. At that note, he also fitted EBC yellow(?)stuff pads that are sh!t on normal road use, and the handbrake cables are worn/stretched. Luckily, I am sourcing parts as a badger in may!
Yes... First of all I want to find all the tiny hard to find bits to get it going in a look I like. Amber turns are sourced and bought, the same a NOS Votex antenna, handbrake cables and other bits. I did borrow a center shaft from an Audi A4 quattro Supertouring, and did measure it to see if it is applicable with the 016 urquattro drivetrain. No idea so far...but the shaft weighet 4100 grams with its carbon weave/titanium construction.
From a friendship, where I somewhat supported with details in the restoration of two old rallye Quattros and a finished rallye Sport Quattro, I hope to get some input on the rallycar shafts. Also on its way from Germany are some Die Wethje parts.
If the CIS goes, I think I'll do a 300hp "Gr A" Motronic...
Thanks for tuning in!