Quick update: Finished designing the tension rod brackets and the frame rails required to support them, but I ran out of time to weld it all together. I need to drop the engine and transmission to finish a few welds and while that's out then I'm going to clean up the rest of the engine bay/underbody with seam sealer, primer, and paint. Next parts required are Audi A8 hubs and audi axles, as well as spacers for the rims and rear tires. Once that's all done it should be a roller, and then it's on to the nit-picky custom shifter/ecu crap... Just gotta take it one tiny job at a time and soon it will be done PICTURE DUMP!
I've been working away all week to finish the mounts for the tension rods. I had to take the suspension off, take the motor and transmission out, put the suspension back on, take some measurements, make metal pieces, tack them in place, take the suspension back off, and finish the welds and clean up the underbody. I also finished off the front crossmember. Now that I've given it all some light grinding and a quick spray to keep the surface rust off, I'm putting the motor back in to make some custom transmission mounts, find my axles, figure out the shift linkage, coolant/fuel/clutch/brake lines, and finally exhaust. After that's all done I'm going to take the engine and transmission back out to body work and spray the engine bay and underbody gloss black. With all the engine out/in work, I'm going to get really good at this
Ok so small update. I got a job working parts at the local Toyota dealership, my dream job haha. I've made significant progress but nothing really interesting to see in pictures, so I took boring pictures anyways. Hopefully now I can afford the rest of the bits and pieces to finish this off. On a positive note, the company that sold me the Audi originally has promised to provide me with an ecu and possibly a gauge cluster as well. Only a few parts short of the goal.
I've been inspired by Paul Woods' Audi project to investigate the possibility of using the Audi 4.2 v8 in my MKI MR2 based La Bala project. Using the dimensions provided by Paul and an estimate of 650# engine/transaxle weight I modeled the engine in Solidworks. To be truthful the exact weight of...
So I'm planning to put this:
EDIT: THE E153 IS A HUGE TRANS AND I COULDN'T MAKE IT FIT THE MR-S. SWITCHING TO THE GM F40.
After much haranguing of my wife, i finally got the green light to start buying stuff
The general timeline of this project:
August '14: buy an LS4 and...
Some artist in order to get in the zone, they choose a privet suite in the Rivera Maya or a cabin deep in the French alps. some people listen to Ricky martin, hard core rap or classical music.
in order for me to DECIPHER the secrets of the 24X LS1 ECU. and some how make it smaller I need to...
1uz-fe v8 mr2 swap tutorial (1UZ-24X)
FERAL'S OCHO CILINDROS SYMPHONY
V8 sound wave, Born from a four stroke event coordinated by a Gang of sensors and the mixture of O2 and a volatile compound.
A musical composition encoded and directed by the ECU, perform by a...