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Old 04-13-2018, 06:11 PM
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We made quite a lot of progress this week but it doesn’t feel like it. Perhaps because we didn’t get to actually bolt anything to the car. What we did do was finish prepping the transmission. We replaced the rear coupling and seals with a non-broken version, cleaned and painted the case, installed new drain and fill plugs, replaced the input shaft seal and installed the mounts and brackets. Mounts are 034 Motorsport in Delrin.










People keep telling us we really need to run with the big, heavy rubber damper mounted to the back of the transmission as Audi intended but we’d really rather leave it off. Are we nuts?


We also managed to recommission our ancient, homebuilt sand blaster and put it to work on some rusty components. Unfortunately, in our excited state, we forgot to take the “before” pictures.






Next week we hope to modify the dash to fit over the steering column and get some parts plated. We will also look for something to bolt to the car. Exciting!!!!!!!

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Old 04-25-2018, 11:44 AM
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Like most car nuts we are easily distracted by shiny things that come in the mail. This week was particularly distracting in that regard:

Clutch bulkhead brace from 034 Motorsports:




Solid Delrin engine mounts from 034 Motorsports:






Transmission mounts from 034 Motorsports:



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Short shift kit from 034 Motorsport (of course):




We also gave the car its own "woom" to gestate in. Do you think it will be ready in nine months?




Next up. Hacking up the dash to make it fit.

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