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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So, after 2 years of collecting parts and rebuilding the engine, it is finally time for me to start a build thread. Here goes, I have a 1991 Audi 80q that I have loved for 6 years now. When I bought it it had a warped head, so I completely rebuilt the engine from ground up and installed a 272 cam. It ran well and was my daily for many years, but I always wanted more power, so a year ago I bought a 98 A8 and proceeded to pull the engine and part the rest of the car out. The car was bought with a broken timing belt, so I went ahead and tore the engine down for a complete rebuild. I had the heads, intake manifold and exhaust manifolds ported, polished and gasket matched by my good friend David (de80q). I also had him powdercoat the intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, timing covers and valve covers. Finally, I had a local machine shop replace all the valves, valve guides and valve stem seals along with decking both heads. The engine is nearly completely re-assembled. My plans for the car is to make a factory looking swap using all engine covers and airbox.

List of upcoming mods:
4.2 V8 ABZ engine swap w/ VEMS
2Bennett coilovers
Porsche 986 front brakes
URS4 rear brakes
5 Lug swap
1 Piece Euro Headlamps
Euro Coupe bumper

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Ok, so after weeks of getting sidetracked and delayed I finally got to make some good progress on the swap. The engine is now timed and almost fully assembled. I will wait to put the intake manifold on until after the engine is installed as I do not want to risk damaging the powder coat.

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And I spent yesterday pulling the NG out of the 80. Now comes the fun part of pulling the dash, removing wiring and cleaning the engine bay up. Then I get to mock up the engine and see what all will have to be moved and how much of the battery box will have to get cut out.

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Sorry for the crappy cell pics but I forgot my camera yesterday.
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