Hi guys, my name's Robin, I'm 23 and based in South Somerset (Chard). I signed up on here a while ago as I've got a few friends heavily into their A3's, (a few of you guys will know Prawn and Jarrod) although I've not posted much so far as I don't actually own an Audi.
I've just finished a 20vt conversion in my mk2 Scirocco (Alpine white 1988 Scala), so as this seems like a decent forum it seems logical to start using it a bit more now I own something relevant, even if it is only the engine!
The car's running an AEB engine taken from a B5 Passat, and turned around with manifolds/turbo and gearbox off an AUG A3 engine. It's running a hydraulic clutch set-up using a classic Mini master cylinder and the Audi cable shifter mounting inside the cabin. Mods wise at the moment there's just a Toyosport front mounted intercooler and a custom made (by myself) full 2.5" exhaust system with a 3" downpipe as well as a silly blow off valve. (It's all I had lying around, and with no cat to kill it'll do for now, will be replaced with a proper recirculating type when I've got the cash spare.) It's using the full Bosch Motronic M3.8 management including the dials and immobiliser. Absolutely all the work was done by my self.
Future plans are for either a k03s or k04 to get the power up a little but most future mods will be aimed at handling with this car, in a 900kg car even with the standard 150bhp it shifts along pretty well so there's no rush for more power, and although the handling's good, I know there's room for improvement, at the moment the only handling mods are TA technix coilovers and 280mm front brakes.
It may interest a few of you guys to know that I'm planning on making a small production run of rose-jointed tubular lower arms for the 8L chassis at some point in the near future, hopefully including some roll-centre correction through dropped lower ball joints. Prawn will be getting the first prototype set and we'll see how things go from there depending on demand. The plan will be for their adjustment to start at the standard camber/castor for an LCR/S3, with all the adjustment increasing from those values.
I'll get some shots of the Scirocco up soon but I've not got any of it since it's been finished, I need to give it a damn good clean and get my new wheels (16x7.5 Azev As) back from a mates before it'll be looking how I want it, then it's just tidying up the old and slightly beaten bodywork.
So yeah, please be kind to the new kid!