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> 914 - 1.8t conversion, I love turbos
joedubs
post Jun 14 2010, 05:55 PM
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post Jun 14 2010, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE (kg6dxn @ Jun 1 2010, 07:39 PM) *
I think it will be awesome. The 901 tranny is only good to 350hp, then it will break. You should look into a 915 from a 911 if you want it to last. Also buy 930 axles or you will break CV's, especially after you add flairs and bigger tires.

He said he is using a passat tranny a few posts above yours....if you had read that...

For intercooling, search out Marty Snyder here...or MSDS.

He has a turbo car with a really decent intercooler design in a 914....it takes up most of the rear trunk.

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post Jun 18 2010, 11:23 PM
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So, since everything fits... its time for me to do some tweaks. Pulling it all back out tomorrow morning. Then its resto time.
Thoughts?
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post Jun 22 2010, 11:17 AM
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Awesome!!!! I plan on doing a 2.8 w/ the FWD trani as well!!!! Im thinking i'll start late summer!

I have a 1.8T in my A4 Audi quattro w/ the APR stage 3 package, Dyno'ed at 255AWHP on a puny GT28r. Those little motors are amazing!!!

FYI Im running the south bend stage 4 clutch and think it'll hold 300awhp pretty good. I've got the 16lb SPEC flywheel and LOVE it. But this is a daily driver. I havent heard good things about the fidanza flywheel, lots of chatter.



PS LOVE your engine cradle!

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post Jun 22 2010, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the comments.
I daily an a4 1.8t as well (though mine is an auto). thinking about doing a manual swap since volkswagen sucks at making auto's and my car drive like craaap.

I think im going to do a clutchnet 6puck sprung clutch with their lwfw. the price is right (a shade over 600 for the combo) and the 6puck should hold fine for my goals. I really think the trans is going to be my weak point.

Did some grinding last night. A lot of that BS sheet metal is gone from the engine bay. I ended up wiring wheeling a hole through my wheel well due to a thin spot in the hell hole. Looks like i'll need to do some hell hole repair (i didn't think it was that bad).
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post Jun 22 2010, 03:16 PM
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It is possible that your going to run into a weak point on the trani. You could Cryo treat the gears and such.

I've got a friend who has the quattro trani at 630awhp on the drag strip that holds just fine, but thats dispersing the load. The trani's are supposed to be the same internally, just different tail pieces.

I think that you might be OK because your just not going to hook up in 1st or 2nd. (I know thats my problem on my v8 conversion w/ 2nd and third... at 400lbs of tq).


Are you running the 4 or 6 trani?


Are you on Audizine? my user id is the same.
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post Jun 24 2010, 05:57 PM
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its the 4trans.

joedubs on audizine and vortex. build thread is posted in the 1.8t tech forums on vortex. getting some good feedback over there.
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post Jul 5 2010, 06:54 PM
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ohh man... here we go
i took my dads 911t out today for a spin. that little -6 loves to rev. I'm really starting to rethink the whole coolant and forced induction setup going into my teener. a -6 would be such a good time, and i'd probably destroy fewer transmissions. give me input!! its not too late to turn back!
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post Jul 6 2010, 05:13 PM
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NOO!! Those 1.8's are Godly!!! A properly setup turbo on a built engine and they just rev forever!! My STOCK BLOCK w/ my APR stage 3 revs to 7.2k all day long! The built heads that rev to 8.5 and are matched with a simliar size turbo as yours are just insane!

The plus side here is that parts will be WAY cheaper than the porsche products and way easier to find. All you have to do is keep your boost ~ 15psi and youll have plenty of power to run circles around your dads 911 and still have an amazing drive.

The good thing about these new turbo's and a fresh engine like this is with a good tune, the turbo's are extremely predictable! Unlike the older jurnal bearing turbo's that are hit and miss and could take forever to spool or could catch and bring out the tail, these new turbo's are just heavenly.

Go through with it. The end result will be amazing. I'd start for 350whp, then crank up the boost as needed..



Do a search for a4 HTA3076... That should show you the potential of these engine's.. Then keep in mind, your car will have 1200 less lbs and 10% less drivetrain loss (and 50% less traction..)
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post Jul 6 2010, 07:10 PM
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You can't punk out now, your progress is the only thing keeping me going at my current pace. Besides, Andrew has a major point. There's just nothing like hitting 7k rpm over and over and over again in these lightweight little beasties. If you're impressed with the 911, you will be amazed with a 1.8t 914.
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post Jul 11 2010, 04:55 PM
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ok ok.... we're back on track.

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next side
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post Jul 12 2010, 10:21 AM
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Yay!!!! Steel flares FTW
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post Jul 25 2010, 09:24 AM
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QUOTE (Andyrew @ Jul 12 2010, 10:21 AM) *
Yay!!!! Steel flares FTW


sorry for the lack of updates. I've been busy as hell between work and planning the wedding.

Been fiberglassing and bondo-ing. I've got 8 hours into the bodywork on ONE quarter (not including the metal work). i started fiberglass on a second fender but didnt add enough hardener (apparently) and it never hardened. i hate bodywork.
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post Jul 26 2010, 04:15 PM
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Fiberglass? Those are steel flares no?
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post Jul 27 2010, 11:28 AM
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Yes they are steel , see where he has tacked them to the steel body ???

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post Jul 30 2010, 05:27 PM
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Sweet build. At first I was disappointed because I expected to see a type 4 in it. I can't wait to see it finished!
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post Jul 30 2010, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE (Jaxdream @ Jul 27 2010, 08:28 AM) *
Yes they are steel , see where he has tacked them to the steel body ???

Jack / Jaxdream



Ya thats what I thought but he said he's spent 8 hrs Fiberglassing one quarter...
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post Aug 9 2010, 12:36 PM
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QUOTE (Andyrew @ Jul 30 2010, 05:50 PM) *
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Yes they are steel , see where he has tacked them to the steel body ???

Jack / Jaxdream



Ya thats what I thought but he said he's spent 8 hrs Fiberglassing one quarter...


Fiberglass reinforced body filler.... I'm using that for the first coat, just to ensure that there isn't any thick spots and to prevent the filler from shrinking as much as possible.

Its doubtful that the filler will see much stress, if any; so it may not be necessary... but ohh well. i only want to do it once.
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post Oct 20 2010, 09:01 PM
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soooo.... i'm still around and still plugging away. winter should be fun with some time in the garage.

Flares are in place
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Found some rot
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looked good before
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not so much (must have been 20ga sheet tacked in place)
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so i cut it out
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patch bent
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drivers side cut out
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patch
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more progress soon.
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post Sep 13 2011, 04:38 PM
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Still alive, nearly 1 year later :banghead:
I haven't gotten a ton done on the car....
My Dad, Brother in law, and I had someone ask us to redo his track car, and I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work on one of these:
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It turned out pretty nice:
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Not long after that I had my wedding to attend... so things were sorta hectic between last minute planning and then the honeymoon and such.
anyway, heres how the porsche currently sits. Things are calming down (though my wife convinced me to go back to school which means all my free/car time now has to get split for school work too). I'm hoping to dive back in and get things together. the suspension is set to go on (control arms are cleaned/painted, brakes are ready, I have new shocks/springs.) though I just need some little BS parts. I'd LIKE to have the car rolling with the motor bolted back in it sometime soon.
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new suspension components
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Freshly undercoated waiting for a swingarm.
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