CQ project, the road less traveled (They're never done)

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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled ( progress )

Postby AngryTaco » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:52 pm

Cool beans. When you 6-71'ing that slow 2.8
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled ( progress )

Postby scubadave » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:04 pm

1 major project at a time bra
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:33 am

one of the parts I got from the junk yard a few weeks back was a front strut bar off a b4 90. had to cut the strut top plates off with a hack saw which took quite a while. I got it regardless, and since it was a halt off day I got it for cheap ass shit.

got the passenger side welded on so far.
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picked up a spare radiator for a trade, and plan to alumify the tanks and make sure it all fits without any modification to the brandy new RS2 headlights I got recently. every day I get closer and closer to firing it up. starting to get exciting.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby Dave » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:32 am

Sounds like you are liking that junkyard! It is just so damn far out there.... Oh well, the things we do for our Audis!
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby PRY4SNO » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:25 am

Jealous of your junkyard luck.

We get bupkis out here.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:44 pm

Its not that far in the scheme of things. It comes down to availability. Pick n pull, cant stand that place. They nickel and dime you for everything. I have dropped parts and left with nothing at least twice from there. Tear a part, I like that place, but they cycle through inventory way too fast. If you dont drop everything and go get what you need, the car may be gone by the time you get to it. Pull n save cycles through cars at a reasonable pace, and doesnt charge you for every single piece of an assembly like greedy bastards. At the end of the day, you cant predict whats going to be where and for how long. Its either feast or famine. I get what I can when I can.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:09 am

Its been a short while since I posted. I have been working on re-engineering the front end while I have a few spare moments before october. I got a spare radiator to cut the plastic tanks off and redo it in aluminum. I also had plans to drop some weight off the front end with the crossmember.

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I managed to weld a little sumthin up yesterday. its not quite finished yet, but I have today to get a little more done. Yeah, its not as pretty as hanks weldin, but Im learnin. in fact, I have been getting better. I can weld the inside corners now, its still a little messy but it is penetrated. I do love this TIG machine. It does the job pretty well even with the thicker stuff. EAT YOUR HEART OUT JARED!! HA HA

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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby AngryTaco » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:20 am

Real men have v-belts
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:57 pm

My belt has lots of little V's in it.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby AngryTaco » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:46 pm

more like rectangles or rounded squares!!
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:57 pm

CURSE YOU ANGRY TACO!!! (shakes fist)

How's this look?

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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby PRY4SNO » Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Looking pretty good, heat looks to be set nicely. I can see a bit of undercut but it shouldn't leak, much. ;)
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (updated content!)

Postby scubadave » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:31 pm

PRY4SNO wrote:Looking pretty good, heat looks to be set nicely. I can see a bit of undercut but it shouldn't leak, much. ;)


Well, since that front brace does not need to hold fluid, I guess I'm good. As far as the big bulky stuff that does not need to be perfect welds, I'm happy to get more practice on the machine. I wont be welding the end tanks on the new radiator... I'm not that good. Do have a friend that is a master welder that will be doing that!

K so I added a lower brace on the bottom which is the weld I showed previous. Then felt my re-envisioned snub-mount could use a trimming and bump down in weight. so I lost some of the bracketry and simplified it.

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Then back to welding... this did not turn out very pretty, but is functional. I'm not worried since it will not be seen really.

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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:45 am

So here is a few more inches of progress

One with the brace.

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My re-imagined snub mount fits like a glove.

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And since I have been adding what I can to make this awesome, I started to add some more lightness!

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This is not the final revision of the front brace. I still have a few more additions to make while making the revision to the radiator and mounting solutions. Stay tuned for more.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby Marc » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:05 am

I like it. nice snub solution :)
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby PRY4SNO » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:53 am

Love the progress!
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby AngryTaco » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:09 pm

Snub mount is awesome
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubagli » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 pm

Mkiv sway bar link yes?
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:45 pm

scubagli wrote:Mkiv sway bar link yes?


Nope. It is an actual engine mount. Its a dogbone from a toyota if I remember correctly.

Thanks for the thumbs up on the snub mount solution guys. However, I made this transition a year or two ago. Its documented earlier in my thread. I may have included the part number of the part I used as well. The bracket wasnt hard to make if you can cut steel and weld. Its very solid, and not at all noisy. Does the job better than even a poly snubber could by far. It cost me prob 20 bucks to make with a few peices of scrap. Definitely one of my best ideas.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby AngryTaco » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:37 am

I may do that on the new motor. Gotta keep 525 wheel under control
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:33 pm

Finished enlightening the front brace. Now just need to weld on the tabs for the lower radiator support.

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Have the tankless radiator kinda mounted up for measuring up and making the cardboard prototypes for the end tanks.

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Had to trim a little bit aroud the tabs on the RS2 headlights. Makes me nervous.

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And finally I'll be able to use that V8Q oil cooler I've always had laying around waiting to go in.

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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby PRY4SNO » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:24 am

Love where this is going, keep up the good work.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:50 pm

Ive got the radiator tank prototypes done. Dropped the radiator, the sheet of alum off to the master welder an hr ago. It will hopefully be done by sunday, and I may be going over to help clean the material before welding. Of course it wouldnt be an update without pictures...

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They wont look perfectly identical, but very close. We plan to round and eliminate corners so there arent any pockets for steam to collect, which would and could be a bad thing. More to come as soon as more happens.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:59 am

I been tryin hard to make more progress over the last few. I spent the last few Saturdays at the welders using the sheer and the brake to cut and bend the pieces for the tanks. I didn't get any pics of the separate pieces. I asked Chris if he would drill and tap a block for the Thermo Fan Switch. He did. Hes the man.

So on Saturday, I got all the pieces to put the Rad together. We did.
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Re: CQ project, the road less traveled (progress inch by inc

Postby scubadave » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:02 am

At the end of the day, this is what I had!
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