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Looks good. It seems another Urq, started later than mine, is passing me by. :( Keep up the motivating pictures Martin. I think that I will clean up my engine bay today and pull all the cables and harness back through the firewall.

I sure wish my fuse box was already out under the hood. Have you had the pleasure of relocating one out from under the dash to the engine bay? How much headache am I getting into when I go that way. Do you know how much difference there is between a doner Coupe GT harness with the digital dash and an 83 Urq? What problems do I need to expect?
 

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John,

This is what I've done since November, so don't worry I don't think I have more spare time than you. Not to mention mine had the body work and paint done before I got it.

If you are planning on having digidsah I would use your current donor.. if you want analogue gauges I would find another donor with standard clocks.

I have not had the pleasure but if you are willing to pull the carpets and dash out it's not that difficult to swap out entire system over.

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I'm not really a digidash type guy and more old school analog, but because they are not real common I have played with the idea of going digital. Do you think a digidash would even come close to being able to keep up with a fast revving built motor? Anyone ever driven one to comment on how fast they keep up and how far the mph/rpm gauges go? I really wouldn't be interested in a speedometer that topped out at 110 mph.
 

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I had both green and orange digi in my old 3B '85 and I liked it for the "unique" aspect.. also the orange dash worked well with the 3B and I could use the trip computer as well. The tach was ok.. it was the speedometer that could not keep up ;) I was toying with the idea of installing a digi in this car, but this is an '84 and I will keep the interior original.

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Hey Martin, is it possible to convert the Digi Dash CGT harness to work on an analog setup? That's the harness I have for our UrQ rebuild, and I was just planning on rewiring it to work with the analog. But if this isn't possible...........

thanks for the help! Look forward to seeing this puppy up and moving!
 

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Bit of an update, since first page is full of Ur-q projects.. ;)

Block is back from machine shop and crank is installed.
Just need to get the rods/pistons in in our next wrenching session.

As for the body, it's been a very busy spring for me but not on the car.
The only thing I managed is to install the rear smoked tails, tidy up the valance and get the trunk panels on.

Mike Sylvester was nice enough to supply me with some door rings and trunk decals, thos will be going on this weekend.
He also made up some under hood decals, but they won't see a working engine for a while.

MTM intake manifold is on it's way from Europe.. the Euro is great now for buying over there.

Subframe and suspension components are back from powdercoating so next week's project is to get the suspension back under the car so I can roll it out of the garage and powerwash the engine bay.

More to follow.
 

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So, more updates.

Trunk compartment is all back together including spare wheel, rear bumper back on and the car is back on it's wheels.

Eibach/Sportwheels springs and Bilstein shocks topped with Compbrake top mounts. Subframes have 034 solid mounts. Brand new tie rods and RR control arms and ball joints up front.

Managed to get all of the trim back on around the windows etc.

Engine is back home and awaits the 6-speed from Europe.
Also the MTM manifold arrived, looking great.
Decided to go with a 28x9x2.5 intercooler up front, I hope I don't need any Vaseline to get this puppy in there.. ;)

Time is flying and I am loosing hope that this thing will see the road this year.
Still have the interior to go back in and obvioulsy the entire engine compartment needs to go back in. On top all the small stuff like fuel/brake lines etc. etc.

Good thing is I managed to get another set of Sport Q front calipers so those will be used instead of the Boxster units.

More to follow, and I promise to take some pics.

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Looks great so far! Are you going to keep the 15x7 R8's or will they be replaced with something else?

I wish I could get my hands on a UrQ shell, the 20vt in my CGT would be right at home. Then I could get a vanilla 20v and make my CGT more of a posh daily driver. Oh well, it'll get to stay aggressive as all hell for quite some time.

I look forward to see where this UrQ goes, it's definitely in good hands.
 

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So, here are some pics

Back end almost all complete, just need the black backing for the plate area.



Trunk also complete, just missing the antenna, can't decide if I want the manual or the power unit.



Engine compartment powerwashed and ready for stuff to start going back in.



Suspension back on the car, all new shocks/springs and powdecoated struts/subframes.



Interior not so pretty yet, but slowly getting there.
I haven't found any brown carpet yet, doh! Might have to get the brand new black set in there.. not the end of the world.
Today I got couple of wiring harnesses back in and the floor is all done, now comes the fun part, getting all the shiny bits back on.

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Hello Martin:

Looking *very* nice!

Looking at your pictures.. What are you using for front tierods? I don't see the 'normal' urq 'inboard' adjuster anywhere, and I'd like to know if/how you made the passenger tierod end adjustable.

 

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Katman said:
Hello Martin:

Looking *very* nice!

Looking at your pictures.. What are you using for front tierods? I don't see the 'normal' urq 'inboard' adjuster anywhere, and I'd like to know if/how you made the passenger tierod end adjustable.
Thanks

Well, since this is going to be a 20v I don't have to worry about the wastegate placement a'la 10vt, so this one happens to be a brand new 90q assembly with Rabbit/Scirocco tie rod end to match the strut taper. The driver side is a new stock 4kq assembly again with a Rabbit/Scirocco outer end.
It's nice to have new complete assemblies, for that kind of money you get nice new adjusters and new inner bushings to boot.

The typ 81/85 assembly does not have the funky bend in it and works just as well, Worldpac didn't have any at that time so I grabbed what they had on the shelf.

Hope this helps.
 

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Might have to get the brand new black set in there.. not the end of the world.
Where is that avail?
 

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Dubbinchris said:
ralleyquattro said:
Might have to get the brand new black set in there.. not the end of the world.
Where is that avail?
Audi. Just sit down before you ask them for a price.. ;)
I picked up couple of sets when they were on a fire sale couple of years back.
 

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So now I am at a first crossroad... shall I stick with analog dash or go digidash?
I like the unique factor for the digi, it's so 80s, but at the same time most people prefer the analog (Scottish plonkers included ;)

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I say sel the Digi and buy more cool stuff lol... I like the Analog... When James gets the dashes sorted I plan on going analog as well.....
 

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I thought about it for awhile and in the end gave away my two digidashes and decided to go analog. I'm just not convinced that the digital can keep up with a fast revving 20vt. That and splicing wires to make things work didn't sound like fun. I still think that it would be a nice touch in a moderately modded 20vt DD just not mine.
 
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