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Project AnA

Post by CtL on Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:44 am

Hi All,

Thought I would post some exclusive stuff on here to give you a first look in on my project. I have had my 98 S8 for 3 years now and still don't even think of changing it. I am however a serial modder and I have found myself on a number of occasions with the car in bits and a journey to undertake; both mutually exclusive. When my engine went west o a trip up to A8Parts (spooky) I ended up buying and installing a replacement engine. There is a thread on said swap here.

What this meant is that I ended up with one of these:-


Which I did this to:-


Having done that and found 16 of these:-


I gave the heads to this nice man:


from:-


Who did all sorts of clever stuff like this:-

Which is called polishing and porting. Very Happy

Now the reason I wanted to do this is because I had bought this:-

For £500 with a duff engine, that turned out not to be that duff but just needed one of these:-

An oil cooler. Of course the nasty people at Audi wouldn't sell me one; but suggested I buy the upgraded version for enough money to buy them all new super yachts. Fortunately I found an upgraded one in Holland and another nice man sold it me an the engine was sold for the equivalent of twice what I paid for the car! Result.

Now I had this:-



and my AHC being rebuilt when I came across this:-

which cost me the profit I made selling the engine! Another result.

And so Project AnA was born. Since then I have added 2 of these:-


and 4 of these:-


I have given the car to a funny man who I hope is a clever nice man who is doing stuff with hammers and dollys and air cutting tools and sheet ally and filers and paint and compressed air. No

I have given the interior to another nice man who I hope is also cleaver who is doing stuff with leather and sewing and carpets and stuff. See more stuff, useful stuff stuff.

So as Stuff happens I'll update you all. I will also bring it to the Annual meet and hope it will be ready for Brunters.

Mike


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Re: Project AnA

Post by PsYcHe on Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:46 am

Looking good... Can't wait to see the results Smile

And I had the read the bit about giving the heads to Andy a couple of times just to make sure Very Happy

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Post by gninnam on Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:56 pm

Cat is out of the back Mr Librarian....

Looking forward to the updates Very Happy

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Post by A8_Tony on Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:17 pm

Cannot wait to see this!!!! Keep us posted Mike, this is exactly what this forum is for.....the home of all things '8 Smile Happy

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Re: Project AnA

Post by CtL on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:28 am

Well the funny man who has the bodyshell seems to be quite good and has finished the first bit. He is slow but likes to do things right.
A teaser:

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Post by PsYcHe on Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:21 am

That wider at the front? Do you have enough clearance at the top of the engine with the charger on top?

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Post by A8_Tony on Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:34 am

One-piece bumper, I like it Smile

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Re: Project AnA

Post by CtL on Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:25 am

PsYcHe wrote:That wider at the front? Do you have enough clearance at the top of the engine with the charger on top?

Gotta have somewhere for the twin Glycol intercoolers.

We'll find out soon enough!!!

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A bit almost finished!

Post by CtL on Sat May 01, 2010 6:02 am

The nice man I gave my interior to has given me a big chunk of it back; after I gave him a big chunk of money! Shocked




Now for some leather polishing!

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Post by DarranWS on Sat May 01, 2010 9:19 am

I think she's going to be amazing, keep it up ( or as long as the cash keeps coming in) Darran
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Post by oli18 on Wed May 12, 2010 12:51 am

Wow Mike, that interior looks sweet! Love the bumper too!

That is coming along very nicely mate!

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Post by CtL on Thu May 13, 2010 1:46 pm



Another picture. The last weekend working on it was not a good one. Once the engine was out to investigate the dropped ring we found water in the oil. But, no surrender..........

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Post by CtL on Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:48 am

Things move forward and backward. We got the car back from Cool Blue Customs that were doing the bodywork eventually. It's 95% complete, but we needed to work on the drive train. Which caused us another backward step. I have a 98 block and a 97 autobox. In mid 97 they changed the design of the Torque Converter and I have trashed the dam thing! So a replacement TC is needed Crying or Very sad

However here are the photos of the bodywork..........








Hope you approve........................ Suspect

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Post by Architex mA8tey on Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:54 am

Looking great Mike - loving the colour and look of the car, and I have a feeling its gonna go even better than it looks! bounce
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Re: Project AnA

Post by A8_Tony on Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:48 pm

Love the arches I love you

Can't wait to see this beast in the flesh Mike. Got any shots of the front end with the new bumper?

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Post by PsYcHe on Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:54 pm

Looking awesome Mike...

Is she going to live down south, or will she make it to the possibly best driving country in the world? Got some great roads you could take her to that are a bit further out.

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Post by AmarB on Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:01 pm

Can't wait to see it Mike, next time your down AVP can you please try and get my S8 in some of the background shots just so we don't all forget about her Sad How is she looking Mike?

Can't wait to see this car come alive, are you going to lower it and space the wheels out to fill them arches?

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Post by CtL on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:14 am

I am indeed Amar. Very Happy

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It Lives!

Post by CtL on Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:07 pm

Only in NA form but the AHC growls again:



As I was fixing this only 5 hours before:



But one turn of the key and Ben's genius unfolds:



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Post by A8_Tony on Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:11 pm

Nice to see she's back on the move fella Happy

Looking forward to seeing it on the road to, complete with the blower Very Happy

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