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Golten951 12-29-2018 08:05 PM

Finally get to work on my 924. Got the Steering rack in place. Now fabricating the oil pan. Going pretty smooth so far.

Golten951 01-01-2019 10:19 PM

Oil pan
Oil pan build in progress, getting the basics all libed out. Have a ways to go still vwfore done.

Golten951 01-02-2019 05:50 PM

Finally on ground
Finally on ground. Have more to do, but least she can be moved around the garage if needed.

Golten951 01-03-2019 01:06 AM

My youtube walk around

Golten951 03-01-2019 07:42 PM

Double U joint
My Double U joint and bearing arrived for my Steering column. I will be installing it in a week or so.

Golten951 03-04-2019 07:04 PM

Clutch Set up
Here is My clutch set up for my Audi 4.2L 924. got a hold of a lite aluminum flywheel Looks just like the 034Motorsports series, LuK pressure plate and Disc scored for $160 lol. **Disc is near perfect and will be spared for our 2.7T Passat. The disc pictured is a Mazda Rx8 stage 4 series good for 450ftlbs, which is plenty. it is a 240mm disc, with a 25mm/23t, also for you 951 guys, this disc is a perfect replacement for a worn out disc in your car. average cost is $70 for the Mazda Discs.

Golten951 03-09-2019 09:05 PM

Steering arm
Got my steering arm and U joints set up, need a 42MM ID bearing for the double U joint. Then I can continue more progress! Took a few more pictures of the engine placement too

Golten951 08-27-2019 08:25 PM

I am breaking away from all stock gauges for my Audi 4.2L Swap in my 924. Main reason is I would like to try and make this car Legal in CA to actually drive around. So I am going to use an A8 cluster and, match everything up with the harness. also will have the OBD2 port set up, so I can read any codes and trouble shoot as much as possible. At first I wanted to stay stock gauges, but in the end, this will be very accurate.

Golten951 09-03-2019 09:13 PM

Modification of Harness from the 2001 A8 donor car underway, trimming it down to what is needed for my 924 Audi 4.2 Swap. leaves me with a lot of extra wiring for splicing if needed. Also the fuse block will be a nice update from the old ceramic fuses not to mention the wiring from the early 80s.

jadewombat 09-06-2019 01:35 PM

You'll probably shed about 50 lbs. of weight out of that harness it looks like.

Golten951 09-06-2019 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by jadewombat (Post 10584052)
You'll probably shed about 50 lbs. of weight out of that harness it looks like.

oh yes! it is crazy large. it is down in size a lot!

Golten951 10-07-2019 10:35 PM

Update Video :-) :-)

Golten951 10-08-2019 01:45 PM

Last Update until December.
Last update on my 4.2 swap 924 until December.
Had a good plan forward for my radiator, Brake and clutch. Plus possible Fusepanel layout.

Golten951 11-05-2019 12:09 AM

Bit of a thought update, I have been working through ideas and ways to have functioning AC and Heating in my 924. If I leave the stock set up, I will only be able to run Heat with no AC. So my plan is to adapt a 85.5 HVAC interior unit into the cabin. I managed to get the whole interior unit for free, with wiring so if it done not end up working out, there is no lose at all, just possibly a more costly way of getting AC. reason for this change is I have to mod the firewall to keep the engine at a good location and set back in the engine bay, this mod took away the room for the stock AC unit that normally sits in the passenger foot well. Once I can work on my swap in Dec, I can get a lot more practical information.

wayner 11-05-2019 01:39 AM

I like how low and back that engine is placed

Golten951 11-05-2019 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by wayner (Post 10646989)
I like how low and back that engine is placed

Thank you, was part of my goal instead of using a 60mm to 80mm spacer and push the engine forward.

Golten951 11-06-2019 01:22 AM

Another fun update. since I will have the A8 Interior wiring, I will be using the A8 Headlight switch, turn signal and wiper stalks, plus the Ignition switch and key. Will have to do a little custom fab work... but what has not been custom on this whole swap?? lol., will update more as I go.

Golten951 11-07-2019 02:11 AM

Some pictures.

Golten951 11-07-2019 02:23 AM

Pictures ^_^

Golten951 11-08-2019 01:20 AM

Interior Plans
I am going to be using our Family Tartan and redo the interior of my 924. Already have some good bases set up and plans. I plan to redo the Dash as well while making it to accept the A8 Cluster. Upper half will remain Leather and lower half will be the Tartan. I might do some seat work.. might.. lol

Golten951 11-08-2019 01:24 PM

Bell housing work
Audi V6 spacer welded to 931 Bell.

Golten951 11-08-2019 07:44 PM

Going over the Late model HVAC unit, needs some work. few things broken, but all repairable. I got the whole unit for free. so I am not worried.

Golten951 12-11-2019 01:00 AM

received my A8 steering column system that I am going to either pull it apart and use what I need, or adapt the whole set up which would be really cool to have the adjuster system and all for it. will see how it all pans out when I go home to work on my swap after the 20th of Dec. If it does work out like I am thinking. I will have some fun and try molding in a Porsche crest to the steering wheel center.

Golten951 12-23-2019 11:09 PM

HVAC fitting
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 12-26-2019 06:22 PM


Golten951 12-26-2019 09:53 PM

HVAC Unit Update
Went through and opened up the blower system area, made my upper support shelf and bracket. very pleased with the progress.

Golten951 12-27-2019 09:32 PM

HVAC Unit Update
almost have the passenger side paneled up, and the rear upper section done around the HVAC unit, it is going slow, but smooth, which is great. lots of hand fabwork for sure.

Golten951 12-28-2019 07:59 PM

Passenger side header
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.

Golten951 12-31-2019 05:26 PM

Drivers side header
Fabricated the drivers side header. I am really happy with the progress this trip, tomorrow is my last day for working on her until possibly May or June.

Golten951 01-16-2020 12:07 AM

This was super cool to see. my 924 got her own little article on Pistonheads.

Golten951 01-22-2020 12:46 AM

Dashboard work
Hey all. I will be starting my Dashboard modifications and repairs to fit my A8 cluster and to make room for my wiring that will need to go through. I will post pictures of the dash as I make progress. should be able to start it this coming Friday or Saturday. depending on work schedule. Thankfully I have 2 spare dashboards here I pulled out of 2 old cars going to the scrap due to some awful crash damage. I plan to do the top of the Dash in Black, and the lower half in out family tartan as shown in my thread a bit earlier on my Door cards and arm rest/cassette holder

Golten951 01-25-2020 08:15 PM

Dashboard work In Progress
Started working my 924 Dash First time ever recovering a dash, so been a big learning event. pretty happy with results. Also fitting the A8 Cluster into the dash. happy so far. the Plaid is our Family Tartan.

Golten951 01-25-2020 08:17 PM

Dashboard work In Progress cont.

Golten951 01-25-2020 08:19 PM

Dashboard work In Progress cont.
I will continue to work as time permits ^_^

Golten951 01-31-2020 07:42 PM

Dash material Change
Having a lot of fun. I changed the upper dash material. Now I need to order more haah!

Golten951 02-14-2020 11:09 PM

Steering column

Golten951 02-20-2020 07:13 PM

steering column set up

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