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S33nyboy's 1.8t build , the most difficult ever? Swedish style!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s33nyboy12, Oct 5, 2013.

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    Looks interesting... We have a Ford pop here at Bills owned by a friend of ours that has a transverse 20v and configured for RWD...
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    That thing is beautiful! (can't believe it's a volvo)
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    I'm a bit worried at the minute of the amount of work involved, but when you look at the Volvo it is very basic ...... So I'm thinking most complications will come from the vag 1.8 20v turbo conversion. I want to do a lot of work myself however my dad is thinking more of paying someone to do the conversion like a specialist...... I'm not onboard with that. I want to bench build the engine with new bits like turbo , manifold, inlet , head gaskets etc.

    i know mate, I didn't know what it was till my old man showed me online. Didnt know it existed ! It is quite charming in the flesh, I almost like it as much as the e-type jaguar I dream of owning.

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    Sorry tuffty I should of asked did you guys do it, and was it difficult???? I'm assuming custom propshafts and running gear , what bhp did he aim for? Custom engine mounts? Exhaust? Did he use donor car or just engine?

    cheers,

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    The owner has done most of the fabrication on it mate... he helps Bill form time to time here and is a good friend so I can ask him for more details or to answer directly...

    Its a sierra cosworth gearbox and an after market bellhousing... the clutch and flywheel are custom I think and the sump is baffled...

    Prop has not been done yet I don't think but will be custom.... everything is custom on this particular build... its going to be 600hp or more as its going to be used for drag racing..

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    600bhp!!! Wtf. He's going quite considerably more than us then . Got to think reliability in mind . And with big bhp comes the needs for big brakes and suspension upgrades which I don't think is necessary for us.

    Thanks for replies tuffty anyway. Ill post progress as I go and when I hit a wall!

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    Thanks P.T!

    forgive my lack of knowledge but I assume the link is to be able to keep RWD with vag 1.8T engine car.....? Similar to pairing a sierra cossie gearbox to say a vag agu lump?

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    Yeah... the link above is the same bellhousing my mate used on the pop to fit a Ford gear box to a 1.8t...

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    I love the whole concept of classic car with a modern heart.
    I had a picture of a mk1 escort fitted with a honda s2000 vtec engine in it on my bedroom wall for years and years. The whole idea of it was awesome. You still have that classic soul of an old car, with the unique design and old school feel. With the modern refinement, power and reliability.
    1.8t is perfect if you dont go too far with power
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    we would love to do it with an s2000 engine Karl , I once seen a BMW compact with one in and that was evil! But a smashed up s2000 still goes for daft money £3.5k plus. Where as the a3 1.8t really isn't going to be costly to purchase. I've been doing some research last night and today and found things to support me on the build also I don't see it being THAT difficult.

    I know it isn't going to be easy, but the plan is to have a donor car not just engine so swap everything possible off the a3 onto the ovlov.
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