Audi 4.2 V8 in a 924.

Audi 4.2 V8 in a 924.

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Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Hi All. I am swapping in a Audi 4.2L into my 82 924. started back in 2015. I am using a 931 bellhousing with a Audi v6 spacer welded to it. Has 944 turbo front and rear brakes. Suspension, Audi A6 swap bars, 944 Turbo torque tube and gearbox. Aluminum flywheel, Mazda 240mm clutch disk and S4 Luk pressure plate. Will be using the OBD2 system for the A8, plus Cluster, and possible working on the Xenon lighting for the headlights.


rufusgti

2,296 posts

148 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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What an amazing amount of work. That's going to be brilliant. What kind of power will it have and what is your intention, will it be a road car?

Golten951

Original Poster:

57 posts

9 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Golten951

Original Poster:

57 posts

9 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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rufusgti said:
What an amazing amount of work. That's going to be brilliant. What kind of power will it have and what is your intention, will it be a road car?
Thank you!! Looking around 380hp/tq, will be a legit road car, with stock looking interior, aside for the Audi A8 Custer. I will have full heating and AC too.

mchoody

309 posts

161 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Got to be badged a 942 surely!

kevs 172

298 posts

145 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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This is my favourite thread on pistonheads!
Brilliant.

Hashtaggggg

432 posts

25 months

Thursday 28th November 2019
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Check out his profile, this is not the first.


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blackmamba

624 posts

192 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Excellent project! Love seeing people go against the grain, especially when building a sleeper.

Please keep us posted on progress.

Golten951

Original Poster:

57 posts

9 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Hey all, sorry for the delay in post, It kept giving me the new member temp hold last night when trying to reply. I highly appreciate the support and enthusiasm for my swap. It has been a crazy amount of work, but will be 100% worth every bit of it. my over all cost right now is only $4300 for this swap. it does help to do the work myself. After this swap is done I plan to get another 924/944 chassis and put the Audi S4 2.7 twin turbo in it lol. I will keep you all posted as I can, the car is 350 miles from me at my Dad's house due to me being station down at Edwards AFB. I will be able to work on her some more this coming December. if you all have any questions about my swap, please do ask.

PGNSagaris

2,338 posts

122 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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This. Is. Good.

Bravo OP. Bravo

InitialDave

6,889 posts

75 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Good stuff, OP!

I'd imagine the wiring might possibly involve less hassle than the standard 924 stuff!

jakesmith

7,560 posts

127 months

Friday 29th November 2019
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Fab weekend project looking forward to the Youtube road test vids Sunday night

Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Saturday 30th November 2019
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Thank you guys, I will update as I can. which will be in about 22 days lol! finally get to go home to my Dad's. my Interior I am redoing in our Family Tartan, doors cards, lower Dash, and center console. I have not started on the Dash yet, need to adapt the A8 cluster to it first. Also added a few extra pictures or radiator placement and modified steering arm.



Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Friday 13th December 2019
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my A8 Steering wheel arrived, has all the functions and controls that I will need and want. will be pretty neat to be able to run it.
If all works well. It should fit lol

Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Thursday 26th December 2019
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Hey all, working on fitting the late model 944 HVAC unit in. It is going pretty good, got it set about where it needs to go, required some extra cutting.... but what has not required that on this lol! But it will be a nice upgrade from the old worn out 81 924 stuff.
I will continue working on her after Christmas
The Dash will require a bit of mod work, but nothing crazy at a, was pretty surprised at how well it fit over the upper section.

Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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AJLintern

3,843 posts

219 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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Looks like a fun project smile Hoping to start working to restore my 944 S2 at some point... it's been off the road for 10 years sitting outside frown

rufusgti

2,296 posts

148 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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AJLintern said:
Looks like a fun project smile Hoping to start working to restore my 944 S2 at some point... it's been off the road for 10 years sitting outside frown
I'd be interested in seeing a thread on that.

AJLintern

3,843 posts

219 months

Saturday 28th December 2019
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rufusgti said:
AJLintern said:
Looks like a fun project smile Hoping to start working to restore my 944 S2 at some point... it's been off the road for 10 years sitting outside frown
I'd be interested in seeing a thread on that.
That'll follow the 'Oak frame garage build' thread, once I have somewhere to work on it wink

Golten951

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57 posts

9 months

Sunday 29th December 2019
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Fabricating the Passenger side header, it has turn out pretty good. quiet pleased with the shape, everything is tacked into to place and can be installed and removed with out taking it apart, which is huge! considering the space I am working with.
Drivers side is certainly going to be more tricky.

Looking forward to seeing your S2 up and going, I am doing a S2 swap into my Wife's 944 NA, I will post a new thread about it once I get home from the holiday times.