between the not finding the parts i need right now and the cold weather outside where the car is just takin a break to catch up on some other work needed to be finished around the house .will be back with a vengence when it warms up
Thanks Babbajoe, this last week it has been a bit busy for me and the weekend had been arended for me already as well. I definetaly would love to see how your master piece looks like now that he white stuff is gone and if you don't mind I will give you a call next week to arrenge something.
Amida, all I can tell you right now is that my Audi trany is 8" from bellhousing to center of axels and with over all length of 23" If you are going to attach it to v6 I beleive it sould be enough room for it though you probably would have to cut into the laugadge compartment a bit
No problem Amida, I did not know you are using Northstar engine but you are ight on the money. I'm in a process of something similar but I'm using older iron SBC block. Get your overall N block from pulleys to bell housing add (generous 1") for adapter plate then the 8" on tranny bell housing surface to center of axels plus rest of the trany to get total over all length that you will need in the back
Oh ya BTW by SBC from pulleys to matingsurface for tany is 31"
Bubbajoe, I think you did the right thing to replace the rear frame section. I think the Lambo guys just replace the whole structure behind the firewall.
Rookie: I'd like to do a project like Bubbajoes as well. After more reading of this build, It seems that Bubbajoe's 12" stretch is about the minimum required for a N*/Audi setup. My concept drawing for my '88 coupe w/ 9" stretch will have to be lengthened to 12". Or, a 3800sc may be more suitable if it can be mated to the Audi trans.
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Bubbajoe, From your experience what is the minimum stretch required that can accomodate the N*/Audi powertrain? Will it fit into, let's say, a 9" stretch? Thanks. Amida
minimum would be 10 inches 9 inches is possible but would be real tight in the front and if you use low mounted acessories for alt. and ac. you will clear the fire wall but the heads will be close to the rear glass
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Bubbajoe, Thanks for the info. From your photos clearance already look pretty tight even with the 12" stretch. At 10" the pulleys must be just mm from the firewall.
my fire wall is 4 inches from the front of the engine without the diamond plate the engine is 7 inches from the crank pully to the lower cross frame and 5 inches frm the top of the fire wall . the engine can be under the rear window if mounted proper without clearance problems. if i get a chance i will take a picture of the lower crank clearance tomorrow and the upper clearance, .
Bubbajoe, thanks for posting the photos. It looks like a 10" stretch will still work, but a 9" might need some work on the firewall it seems. This is a very informative thread, keep up the good work. Amida