Acquisitions and (no) Mergers - A 83urq Update

Posted on 16 Jan 12:46
Another long gap between updates, sorry. We have been traveling and working a lot and then there was the holidays to contend with. Still, we did manage quite a few parts acquisitions but we didn’t get to merge much of them with the car.

Our long awaited 20V engine arrived late last year. Thanks to Marc of EFI Express for assembling it for us. It’s a AAN engine out of an S4 or something like that. Marc tested and resealed it, replaced the head gasket, water pump, timing belt etc. Chipped the ECU, stripped the wiring harness and included an S4 down pipe. Then packed it in this amazing box.







We feel we can have a more reliable 350hp out of this 20V than trying to make the 10V do the same.

We had an oversized grill badge 3D printed by our friend Brandon Horsch.



During our travels we picked up some warning lights and switches from England. We did get to “merge these with the dash.





The dash just needs fuse panels and Dzus fasteners now..

Blower cover from Europe.



We also acquired some works of art from a fellow Audi rally enthusiast in England and couldn’t resist mocking one up.







We have now made it back into the workshop and have been busy refurbishing various parts. Hopefully our next update will be more about mergers than acquisitions. Stay tuned.