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Dr.d
09-23-2013, 09:34 PM
its finally happening.. ive begun my stage 3 build. BIG ups to matt @ raven ms for all the help.

i bought the car june 2012 from the original owner with 137k on the clock. I figured the stock power would keep me happy. i was wrong.

here she is the day i bought her:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/ca865eae.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/ca865eae.jpg.html)

since buying the car, ive done the following modifications:

st coilovers
034 density front control arms
034 motorsports front sway bar end links
034 rear sway bar, brackets and adjustable endlinks
034 motorsports "solid" motor mounts
oem 2.8 tip trans mounts
2.0 fsi coil conversion / icm delete
ssac 3-2.5" cat-less dps / twin 2 exhaust
podi electric boost gauge / column pod
rns-e nav plus

parts being installed:
bwk04s / oem inlets
er intercoolers
epl fueling
jhm stage 4 clutch
jhm trio
freshly rebuilt trans

motor is in need of a major overhaul so i just decided to do head gaskets and rods while im at it (not sure which brand yet).. Im also replacing oil / water / wastegate lines and any coolant lines that are in bad shape as well as new timing belt / water pump, top end seals etc. i also found out upon removing the motor that my heater core is disintegrating... so sadly i will also be undertaking that while the car is down.

here is my progress from saturday:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/AD272CC4-69A2-4E49-A757-8445041F0380-861-0000006298DA7EDF_zps62bbb7fb.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/AD272CC4-69A2-4E49-A757-8445041F0380-861-0000006298DA7EDF_zps62bbb7fb.jpg.html)

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/668E30BB-D59D-4717-A309-B5BE4CF7EF8F-861-00000062A050E544_zps46daca92.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/668E30BB-D59D-4717-A309-B5BE4CF7EF8F-861-00000062A050E544_zps46daca92.jpg.html)

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/3106CB40-F3D8-437B-ABF9-705E8FAC2363-861-00000062A8A0E114_zps2b738001.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/3106CB40-F3D8-437B-ABF9-705E8FAC2363-861-00000062A8A0E114_zps2b738001.jpg.html)

sunday i separated the motor / trans and subframe. trans is now at ravin ms for rebuild. going to get engine on the stand tomorrow and strip motor down to short block to get it cleaned up. will post some more pics then..

giancu
09-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Nice build and good progress for just a weekends work. Don't see a bi-pipe anywhere on your list.

ilyafil
09-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Cool! I'll be doing this real soon [:D]

May I suggest an EFK while you're in there. I love mine.

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t356/mr_djsonic/IMG_20120728_073425.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t356/mr_djsonic/IMG_20120728_074458.jpg

Propaganda
09-24-2013, 10:14 AM
keep us updated!

Jake@JHM
09-24-2013, 10:17 AM
Looking good! [up]

Dr.d
09-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Nice build and good progress for just a weekends work. Don't see a bi-pipe anywhere on your list.

Thanks! I'll probably get the 034 bi pipe set a little down the road..


May I suggest an EFK while you're in there. I love mine.

I've been looking into the jhm efk I'll probably add that to the list soon. Also forgot to mention the 044 fuel pump.

S4 00 2.7
09-24-2013, 11:57 AM
What was wrong with your A/C condenser? That item is usually not removed. Great progress so far.

Dr.d
09-24-2013, 12:57 PM
What was wrong with your A/C condenser? That item is usually not removed. Great progress so far.

I was originally going to take the compressor off of the motor and leave the system charged but I heard its a lot more work than its worth when recharging a system is pretty cheap.

airjawed
09-24-2013, 01:23 PM
I was originally going to take the compressor off of the motor and leave the system charged but I heard its a lot more work than its worth when recharging a system is pretty cheap.

Moisture getting into the system while it is open can be an issue in theory. Also, letting the refrigerant into the air isn't the best thing for the environment but just one person doing it is not the same as all repair shops doing it.

Good progress on the engine pull.

k_harley
09-24-2013, 03:31 PM
Every time I pull the drivetrain out of one of these I just stand there and think "wow, with it all apart this car went from being worth $10k to a fraction of that" Makes me motivated to put it back together.

Nice work so far

bluesuede
09-26-2013, 08:43 AM
Moisture in the a/c system wont be a problem as long as its not activated prior to doing a thorough evac and recharge, make sure whomever does the recharge evacuates it for an additional 20 minutes. I agree its a bit more work to keep it charged, I separated mine, but thats because it needed the compressor. Also bear in mind, ideally you want to replace the receiver drier since the system is open, and technically you want to perform the evac within 15 minutes of installing the receiver drier.

Good luck on the build, sounds like you are covering your bases.

Dr.d
09-26-2013, 10:12 AM
Moisture in the a/c system wont be a problem as long as its not activated prior to doing a thorough evac and recharge, make sure whomever does the recharge evacuates it for an additional 20 minutes. I agree its a bit more work to keep it charged, I separated mine, but thats because it needed the compressor. Also bear in mind, ideally you want to replace the receiver drier since the system is open, and technically you want to perform the evac within 15 minutes of installing the receiver drier.

Good luck on the build, sounds like you are covering your bases.

Thanks for the info. I'm really glad I didn't go through all the trouble to keep the system charged since I would have had to dis-charge it anyway to do the heater core.

My list of little parts is really adding up quickly. My heater core feed / return hoses, radiator hoses, turbo water / oil lines, waste gate lines, gaskets, going to relocate after run pump while intake manifold is off, thinking about adding an oil cooler, redoing spider hose adding catch can, efk, etc etc etc... At least car should be pretty solid when it's all said and done.

Haven't had much time to work on the project this week but I'll be getting out there Friday after work. I'll post some more updates soon...

ilyafil
09-26-2013, 11:14 AM
At least car should be pretty solid when it's all said and done.
Until something else goes wrong :) LOL! It's just the way it is. Good call on disconnecting AC. I'm gonna do the same. I have an AC machine so should be easy.

Dr.d
10-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Just wanted to post a quick update. Started work on the motor. Original plan: I was just going to throw in thicker head gaskets and rods and clean it up a bit..

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/2200113B-6746-4B86-92DF-E010ADE9F2F3-306-00000024C63EA964_zpsb52d23c1.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/8DD270F9-FB5A-4AA0-8CFA-7F652732B958-306-00000024D5E9A32D_zps332eb490.jpg

Upon tearing it apart, the cooling system has some really strange crap built up in it. Seems the previous owner thought it a good idea to add some cooling system stop leak.. These strange crystals are the result:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/6B993A59-9192-4638-B2E4-EE6DEB5CE8FD-306-00000024AFAEC6C3_zps382678dd.jpg

Stuff like this is everywhere in the cooling system..

Then I found a broken bolt hole on the timing cover:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/E4053F05-8684-4766-82E6-876C0837F78A-306-0000002498867404_zps53747c3d.jpg

So I've got to get that fixed.. New plan is to have the heads rebuilt and possibly the bottom end if my budget allows.. At the very least I will have to clean out the block of all that crap in the coolant and the oil sludge.. Just picked up a new heater core and will be installing that this weekend. Will post some pics of that debacle..

Dr.d
11-02-2013, 03:49 PM
Finally got around tackling my heater core today. As most people know, this job is a MAJOR PITA... Used this diy: http://www.audiworld.com/tech/int54.shtml

Many thanks to the person who put that together. It was a big help.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/7797DA2D-F24A-4373-A181-F7A3177C899F-4330-000002F385068D84_zpsebd1a9e9.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/124DE4E7-DE7F-4C90-9A9A-6DA19B901917-4330-000002F38BAC7AB2_zpsd734e512.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/24DFBAB4-C4FF-468E-89A9-8F47C4A68F11-4330-000002F3922F9315_zpsc4ec9e5f.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/6CB7E756-9B8E-4518-8EF2-C32AE3722FCE-4330-000002F3983B65E5_zpsbdf56c7a.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/F7A76BEF-80CE-4F34-9792-F7B7C470FE26-4330-000002F39DE90F64_zps0b32f3f2.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/EC593AA4-E7FD-4410-AB22-EFB4BF2767E5-4330-000002F3A37D0BFB_zpseafda1f8.jpg

Crumbling plastic on old heater core:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/5E73E4BF-9AED-445D-B059-F920AC329BE4-4330-000002F3AD663E5C_zpscf702857.jpg

Getting everything apart only took me 3hrs. Although it was a bitch, I was expecting much worse.. Going to put the hvac box and dash frame back in tomorrow morning and wire the can h & l lines for my rns-e + wrap my wood trim with some 3m vinyl carbon wrap I picked up before I put the dash back in.

Found this taped under the dash:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/53C33EE5-09E7-4500-BDED-9D4DEF012FDF-4330-000002F3B2C66332_zps4187c36e.jpg

CLEANA3
11-03-2013, 12:18 AM
Looking good , never got why they didn't make aluminum heater cores

HighPsi(NorCal)
11-03-2013, 06:41 AM
Dr. D, Amazing idea for lighting the area you are working on, thank you.

S4 00 2.7
11-03-2013, 01:41 PM
Great pictures you got. Thanks!

URBsuburban
11-03-2013, 03:14 PM
heater cores look like more fun then chuck E cheese!

Dr.d
11-11-2013, 10:17 AM
Took the weekend off from working on the car for a camping trip and some off roading in my truck:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/CC42A327-CC33-4AED-9AA6-CC3F4ECAC081-1048-000000A8751ABFCE_zps2f205135.jpg

Got an early Christmas present from myself this morning in the form of a brand new engine harness from Scotty..

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/F4CA4898-3985-46DB-89DF-8A798BAAC480-1048-000000A85FA662A7_zps7501e0ab.jpg

Very happy about this one as I think it is the last to EVER be available.

Motor will be sent to the engine builder very soon. Should start getting things put back together on another month or two..

cinesnow
11-11-2013, 10:34 AM
Nice job on the heater core, mine looks exactly the same. Ever visit the audi salvage yard on Vanowen st?

Dr.d
11-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Nice job on the heater core, mine looks exactly the same. Ever visit the audi salvage yard on Vanowen st?

Thanks! You going to change yours too then?

You local? I didn't know there was one on vanowen. I've been to the one on glenoaks but they charge so damn much I only will go there as a last resort.

MikeyB3
11-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Slow and steady. Lookin' good. Keep it up, I'm loving the photos.

cinesnow
11-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Eventually, But i'm going to have a metal one made before i go through the effort.
I used to be, come down once a week or so now, alot of the places in the valley like that unfortunately.
Vanowen guy is a good one i drive to him for alot of stuff.

Dr.d
11-11-2013, 06:59 PM
Slow and steady. Lookin' good. Keep it up, I'm loving the photos.

Thanks! Wish it wasn't quite so slow but my budget won't allow it haha. I saw someone write recently "whatever your budget is for stage 3 build, triple it". Truer words have never been spoken..


Eventually, But i'm going to have a metal one made before i go through the effort.
I used to be, come down once a week or so now, alot of the places in the valley like that unfortunately.
Vanowen guy is a good one i drive to him for alot of stuff.

Great idea about the metal heater core. If I ever have to do this job again I'm definitely stealing your idea! I'll check out that guy on vanowen next time I need something. (probably very soon)[:D]

Dr.d
05-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Time for an update! Been meaning to do this for a while. I finished getting the interior back together with carbon fiber trim and an rns-e. I actually made the trim and rns-e faceplate myself. The both came out pretty damn good IMO. It was A LOT of work though.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/1EF9BD2E-B3E2-4C0D-9823-BA3E6F6CB2C7.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/1EF9BD2E-B3E2-4C0D-9823-BA3E6F6CB2C7.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/4A42915D-FE8D-4D44-B663-DA3B5DC8F141.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/4A42915D-FE8D-4D44-B663-DA3B5DC8F141.jpg.html)http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/5AC6E3E2-1115-4635-8ECC-D933117AEE4B.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/5AC6E3E2-1115-4635-8ECC-D933117AEE4B.jpg.html)http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/474FE47D-1503-4341-9D2B-8C00E8EDC476.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/474FE47D-1503-4341-9D2B-8C00E8EDC476.jpg.html)http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/D79FED48-5F64-4647-A749-9B3A7C10B594.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/D79FED48-5F64-4647-A749-9B3A7C10B594.jpg.html)http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/C35C842A-2A94-4AD2-A3CF-7F6132768CA4.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/C35C842A-2A94-4AD2-A3CF-7F6132768CA4.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/5EB1F48D-01E8-4E0B-B626-73717864C909.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/5EB1F48D-01E8-4E0B-B626-73717864C909.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/A6A0C5B1-C3A6-4805-8F85-BC6C720D2F22.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/A6A0C5B1-C3A6-4805-8F85-BC6C720D2F22.jpg.html)
Here's the rns-e after the install.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/704F6657-81A7-472D-A116-0FA08F2C374A.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/704F6657-81A7-472D-A116-0FA08F2C374A.jpg.html)
All finished up
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/2357B9EE-7216-420B-B70C-F65C17225BE3.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/2357B9EE-7216-420B-B70C-F65C17225BE3.jpg.html)
New oem lcd from ddillenger
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/33A16B27-FE2E-456C-AF6D-300D9BF62898.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/33A16B27-FE2E-456C-AF6D-300D9BF62898.jpg.html)

Dr.d
05-31-2014, 03:06 PM
Got some 18zs from austonwerner
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/99A4F082-98F1-4335-92B7-6E29B0FB5031.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/99A4F082-98F1-4335-92B7-6E29B0FB5031.jpg.html)

Also got the 034 300mm rear kit with hawk hps pads all around and had the calipers powder coated anodized red
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/7171CCCE-9619-4A16-9437-FFED3422025A.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/7171CCCE-9619-4A16-9437-FFED3422025A.jpg.html)

Installed with my new slotted ml55 rotors

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/EA0F320B-EFFF-4546-921D-770424B1AB79.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/EA0F320B-EFFF-4546-921D-770424B1AB79.jpg.html)

Dr.d
05-31-2014, 03:17 PM
With the condition of the coolant system I knew I was going to have to bite the bullet and buy new hoses. It wasn't my ideal was of spending the money but it had to be done. Everything was literally cracking and crumbling and there were a bunch of small leaks which only could be seen once the motor was out.

So I ordered every single coolant hose from the turbo lines to the little ones that go to the expansion tank plus a new radiator, after run pump, the power steering pressure line that goes under the manifold and most of the low pressure hoses.

Got them from Carson at millburn audi. Awesome service plus he gives an "enthusiast discount" which is nice. Prices we're lot cheaper than GAP.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/F6638F25-B652-4874-BAD1-B4E8DDB968A3.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/F6638F25-B652-4874-BAD1-B4E8DDB968A3.jpg.html)

Dr.d
05-31-2014, 03:28 PM
Things took a turn at work. My company opened a new facility in Florida and I was asked to assist with training the workers there. I'll be spending the next 3 months here in daytona beach, fl so I won't have the time to work on the car. I took it down to raven motorsports before I left to have Matt install the power train and workout the kinks.

Here is the car as it sat when I left on the trip from Burbank to long beach

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/773469AB-0A98-4A64-B2A4-D5F09FA8DDAC.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/773469AB-0A98-4A64-B2A4-D5F09FA8DDAC.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/31370FA6-935A-44EB-B7A8-FBCC9DC42ECF.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/31370FA6-935A-44EB-B7A8-FBCC9DC42ECF.jpg.html)

Can't wait to get back and drive it!

Yuppie
05-31-2014, 03:30 PM
Great progress! Love the interior too!

Dr.d
11-27-2014, 02:35 PM
Quick update:

Motor is done. Opened up the trans and found gears 1 & 2 to be completely ruined. I'll try to get some pics of the carnage next time I'm down at the shop. Decided to make the s4 a dedicated track car recently so I'm now waiting on a 4:1 diff and front and rear wavetrac diffs and an aluminum 1-piece driveshaft. Once I get the car back on the road I'll revist the suspension right away for the track setup.

My new DD - '03 f250 4x4 6.0 powerstroke - 17 mpg mixed:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/32BABABD-5909-4808-B95B-9CE19AAA61DD.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/32BABABD-5909-4808-B95B-9CE19AAA61DD.jpg.html)

Build progress:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/55FA7CF7-8A7C-4B80-8BBF-6EB660DA6A09.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/55FA7CF7-8A7C-4B80-8BBF-6EB660DA6A09.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/51CA7958-95F0-48DB-ACCC-310329AE806F.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/51CA7958-95F0-48DB-ACCC-310329AE806F.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/2C5870F9-AE51-4CF2-9FDC-5AEA8AC46BFB.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/2C5870F9-AE51-4CF2-9FDC-5AEA8AC46BFB.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/322D24CA-7FB7-42B3-A213-9C8DEB14A193.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/322D24CA-7FB7-42B3-A213-9C8DEB14A193.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/14863588-5278-4862-9088-1BA047EB5260.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/14863588-5278-4862-9088-1BA047EB5260.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/8EC366C5-ABBD-467F-A493-91BDD1BBFC6B.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/8EC366C5-ABBD-467F-A493-91BDD1BBFC6B.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/Kyleduzick/16417A73-2DD2-4250-A190-CDFDBE0A6572.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Kyleduzick/media/16417A73-2DD2-4250-A190-CDFDBE0A6572.jpg.html)

marco12
01-07-2015, 06:54 AM
Are you running stock pistons with the i.e. rods?

Dr.d
01-07-2015, 01:36 PM
^ yeah, its stock bore / stroke. Only non-oem part in the motor is those rods.

Mr.Z
01-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Sweet build. Any advice how to play with carbon fiber?

Dr.d
01-13-2015, 09:35 AM
Sweet build. Any advice how to play with carbon fiber?

Thanks man! Without going into too much detail id have to say the finish work is by far the most important thing (clear coat, wet sanding, polishing). After laying carbon and resin i was a little nervous it was going to look like shit but it ended up turning out better than i expected. Theres a ton of good info out there if youre really interested just start doing your research.

Dr.d
06-19-2015, 12:08 AM
I think my car is actually going to be done soon lol. I added a few parts to the build over the last year including front / rear wavetrak lsd's and a jhm 4:1 center diff, driveshaft shop 1-piece driveshaft, euro rear bumper and euro amber tail lights to go along with the euro trunk and carbon fiber Porsche 996 gt3 seats probably a few other things I can't remember.

Was gonna gut it when I got it back and have it caged and just make it a full track car but I'm starting a business now and going to sell off some stuff including my truck so the b5 will be my DD for a while :-/ lol.

I think the car should be pretty solid since that was the original idea for the build and I've spared no expense replacing even mildly questionable parts with new oem parts. Hopefully it pays off and I can enjoy a "reliable" stage 3 b5 s4 every day. If the car becomes too much of a headache I'll probably lease an s3 which wouldn't be too bad haha. Either way, I honestly can't wait to finally drive the thing in its new form.

christianb5s4
06-19-2015, 01:06 PM
The build's looking great! Gosh that heater core project looks God awful every time I see it.

If you're in Hollywood anytime soon, we should meet up. Would love to check out the ride

Dr.d
06-19-2015, 08:53 PM
The build's looking great! Gosh that heater core project looks God awful every time I see it.

If you're in Hollywood anytime soon, we should meet up. Would love to check out the ride

Thanks man. Yeah, the heater core was a bitch but I think I could do it a lot quicker if I ever had to do it again - but hopefully I don't haha. But yeah I'm in Hollywood all the time I'll let you know once I finally have it back on the road again.

Ephry73
08-07-2016, 10:38 AM
Want to see updates please.


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Dr.d
10-13-2016, 12:35 PM
Want to see updates please.


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Took some time off the project while getting my business off the ground but actually got back into it last weekend. Installed the jhm synchros and collar and the front wavetrac diff. Sent the center diff up to jhm for the 4:1 mod. This Sunday we are installing the rear wavetrac diff and mating the engine / trans maybe getting it into the car if I'm lucky. I'll post some pics of the progress. Pretty excited about finally getting this thing back on the road!!

oppositelock
10-21-2016, 08:44 AM
Nice! Good to see you back at it!

Dr.d
07-25-2017, 07:07 PM
The never ending build continues.... Had to hold off on it for a little bit while putting most of my money and time into my business but I'm happy to say it's now off the back burner and should be back on the road this weekend! Can't wait to finally take it for a spin.

More to follow soon....

christianb5s4
07-26-2017, 08:42 AM
When it's ready, let me know and we'll get some B5s together. Also you should join the group I'm putting together for Socal Euro (www.big-euro.com/big-socal-euro) which is first weekend of September. They have an 1/8th mile drag strip as well, so far I have 25 B5s confirmed.

Dr.d
07-26-2017, 01:24 PM
When it's ready, let me know and we'll get some B5s together. Also you should join the group I'm putting together for Socal Euro (www.big-euro.com/big-socal-euro) which is first weekend of September. They have an 1/8th mile drag strip as well, so far I have 25 B5s confirmed.

I'm going to be there this year. Should be bringing my s4 unless something unforeseen happens

christianb5s4
07-26-2017, 04:14 PM
Well join our group, we'll set up in general parking like last year. I'm organizing that and also a caravan starting in OC/Irvine we can drive down as a group.

bugzy
07-26-2017, 04:41 PM
When it's ready, let me know and we'll get some B5s together. Also you should join the group I'm putting together for Socal Euro (www.big-euro.com/big-socal-euro) which is first weekend of September. They have an 1/8th mile drag strip as well, so far I have 25 B5s confirmed.

25 B5 S4 !! that's going to be awesome!

jballou
07-26-2017, 04:45 PM
Am I one of them?

http://www.temeculavalleymotoringenthusiasts.com/wp-content/gallery/misc/img_2461.jpg?i=1302576088

Just ordered some new front axles.

I usually take an EZ-up with me, some flags, tables and food.

Dr.d
07-26-2017, 07:22 PM
Hell yeah let's do this! I like to setup in the general parking area also. A buddy of mine is bringing his vanagon westfalia down with a BBQ and I'll have my ez-up too.

cinesnow
07-29-2017, 01:19 PM
Kyle, glad to see your'e back in the scene, we'll have to catch up soon.

Dr.d
10-14-2017, 10:30 AM
Kyle, glad to see your'e back in the scene, we'll have to catch up soon.

Yo, Marc good to hear from you. You gotta make it by my shop next time youre in the valley. I still have the center lock hub idea planned for the future. Have the design for the front hub about 90% there just need a rear hub to reverse engineer.

Update on the build:

Finally got the car pretty much finished and drove it around the block. There are some wiring gremlins that I havent been able to quite figure out that prevent the car from starting intermittently. Thought i had it and issue popped up again. [facepalm]

At this point I'm done with this shell. It needs quite a bit of cosmetic work to look as good as it should. Right now I am looking a couple clean low mileage cars and will be picking something up this week to throw my setup in.