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The 20vt Quantum Syncro Wagon

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:38 am 
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This makes me want to get back at my v8 quantum. keep up the good work!

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Thanks guys. Not much progress as of late. I've located a good floor pan for the driver side of the car. I have to get back to the junkyard the donor car is in and finish cutting the floor out.. I got it 75% cut out and all my batteries died for my sawzall and grinder.

Other than that, a pretty awesome Christmas present that will help make some of the things I have in mind for this car become reality and not just an idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:37 am 
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Minor update. I fixed some more rot on the driver side rear wheel arch. It's a nice feeling knowing there is no more rust on that side minus the floor.

ImageIMG_8327 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

Also put the new welder to use. I gave this 3 core Civic radiator to my cousin forever ago for his Civic before he decided that building a 1JZ for his MK3 Supra was a better idea than building his Civic lol. It's fits perfectly in the stock radiator location so I got it back from him and flipped the lower hose connection/bung to be on the right side of the lower tank to have it work in the car. It's a few inches shorter, but thicker, so in terms of volume and overall capacity it is pretty damn close to the stock radiator.

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Not the best weld because I couldn't find the right size tungsten. So I smoothed it out quite a bit, but it's strong and should be leak free (testing that tonight).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:33 am 
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I did a thing today and bought this gem. It will make a real nice addition to the engine bay.

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Nice work! keep it up

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thierryfabrice1 wrote:
Nice work! keep it up


Thanks man!

I've gotten the entire diver side of the car ready for primer so now I can strip the passenger side down and then the car is getting a fresh coat of high build epoxy primer. So hopefully within 2 weeks or so I can get the car in primer and block sanded down and ready for paint.


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What civic is the rad ment for?

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DE80q wrote:
What civic is the rad ment for?


It's for an EF/EG Civic which is like 1992 - 2000 I think. I'm going to get it into the car when I get back from Texas this Friday and test it out with the stock 10v and see how it cools the engine just sitting and idling.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:34 am 
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Those radiators are all over ebay for $80 with a slim electric fan. Best route for the small chassis cars. I have one as well in my 4k and fitment is awesome, cheap alternative. I also make them for friends to fit.


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Aidans95audis6 wrote:
Those radiators are all over ebay for $80 with a slim electric fan. Best route for the small chassis cars. I have one as well in my 4k and fitment is awesome, cheap alternative. I also make them for friends to fit.


Exactly! That's how much it cost me like 3 years ago when I originally bought it and fortunately my cousin managed to keep the shroud and slim fan that came with it. Also, the reduced height is going to very nice for the intake manifold I'm putting together for the AAN between the ITB's and the plenum I just got.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:56 am 
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Nice build- I miss my AAN QSW (If you google AAN quantum syncro, the top 2 results threads are mine, as well as all 5 image search results :) )

side story: I actually got to drive it (after I sold it) on practice day at last October's LeMons race, and although on garbage tires, it was still a hoot. Fast forward to the next morning at the start of the race, and the new owner had to retire after 3 laps because the plastic coolant neck on the back of the motor disintegrated and drained the water. If the motor is toast, we're pulling it and putting in a 4.2

Anyways, sweet project, much more care and love than I put into my racewagon (which was mostly built with anger).

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derekste wrote:
Nice build- I miss my AAN QSW (If you google AAN quantum syncro, the top 2 results threads are mine, as well as all 5 image search results :) )

side story: I actually got to drive it (after I sold it) on practice day at last October's LeMons race, and although on garbage tires, it was still a hoot. Fast forward to the next morning at the start of the race, and the new owner had to retire after 3 laps because the plastic coolant neck on the back of the motor disintegrated and drained the water. If the motor is toast, we're pulling it and putting in a 4.2

Anyways, sweet project, much more care and love than I put into my racewagon (which was mostly built with anger).


Thank you very much man! And I know and love your old car. When I first got my Quantum and started looking around on google yours was one of the first I came across and thought it was awesome.

And I ended up getting into this car wayyyy more than I intended when I bought it. It started with love, but all the rust (which isn't terrible by any means, but isn't good either) is mainly forcing me to build it with anger now lol. The only reason for going as far as I am is because it's going to see road use in the winter in northern NJ where they put absurd amounts of salt down instead of teaching people that a good winter tire will help them greatly.. So cars that are rusted dissolve quickly. But I plan to give this car hell on the track too with the JT and once the AAN is in it. I may have a few questions for you in the future about certain suspension topics regarding this car because as you know the front is an Audi 4000 and can be adjusted the same way, but the back is definitely not even close to an Audi 4000 lol.


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No real updates as of late. I did some on and off traveling for work and I've made some progress in between then. Mostly just body work and fixing the floors and center support bearing carrier brackets on the tunnel. The only real cool thing that happened was the plenum for the intake showed up from Germany and it was a perfect match to my ITB's. Hopefully this weekend or sometime next week I can get the manifold cut out on my buddies CNC machine to mate the ITB's to the AAN.

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Worked on the car a bunch this weekend. I went to a local junkyard that has a Quantum wagon I've been pulling parts from. I got the entire driver side floor and gas filler surround for $50. Not bad.

I welded in the gas filler surround and noticed one big problem. Even the minor heat from the tacking of the new surround into place cause enough expansion and contraction of the body panel that it separated from the fiberglass fender I cobbled together. I was skeptical about that fix from the start and this time my gut was right.. It's just annoying I spent as much time as I did on it. Oh well, learned my lesson and went ahead and installed a new metal fender arch from Klokkerholm.

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ImageIMG_8354 by dougkehl1, on Flickr

Finished welding it in and grinding the welds down last night, body filler and block sanding tonight. Once that's done then I can start cutting out the driver floor and then the car is ready for paint, minus a few tiny things.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:16 am 
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dougkehl wrote:
Oh well, learned my lesson and went ahead and installed a new metal fender arch from Klokkerholm.


Good resource I've never heard of them but just checked out their site.. I didn't see any listings for Quantum, what model did you use that has matching arches?


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jlw wrote:
dougkehl wrote:
Oh well, learned my lesson and went ahead and installed a new metal fender arch from Klokkerholm.


Good resource I've never heard of them but just checked out their site.. I didn't see any listings for Quantum, what model did you use that has matching arches?


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Klokkerholm is based out of Denmark, I believe. So if you go to klokkerholm.com or klokkerholm.nl you will find the part. However, I don't know how rough the shipping would be to get it here and I didn't bother to find out.

So I googled Volkswagen Quantum fender arch and Raybuck was the first one that came up.. I never heard or ordered from them, but they supplied me with the Klokkerholm fender arch. It shipped quickly and for a decent price, like $60 shipped.


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