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Old October 1st 2012, 05:23
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So you´re selling the engine now that you´ve reached your goal,do I understand that correctly? Although building a Challenge motor is a ton of fun,I think you would regret selling the T4 because it does do everything! It´s reliable and incredibly fast.Besides,if Thorsten actually does make a type 4 version of his heads,which he will it seems,I think you could unlock even more horsepower.....just to scare yourself
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Old October 1st 2012, 06:47
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So you´re selling the engine now that you´ve reached your goal,do I understand that correctly?
Not exactly. More because I want to reach other goals which need an investment and this would be the only way to get there.
I would love to campaign this engine through next years TimeAttack competition because its perfect for it.
Also doing that illusive 10-second 1/4 mile also seems just a matter of going to SantaPod once more.
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Besides,if Thorsten actually does make a type 4 version of his heads,which he will it seems,
I don't think it will happen tbh and maybe, just mabe, developing our own T4 OHC heads might even be as rewarding as it is for Thorsten to build his own WBX heads...
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Old October 1st 2012, 10:24
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I would really like to see the Apfelbeck heads make it to the market! Building an Apfelbeck headed T4 turbo would be really awesome! Hopefully, you'll keep this engine, but it would also be interesting to see what your next project will be.
Now that you've tasted some racing blood I'm sure we will see your next project on track!
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Old October 1st 2012, 10:43
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I would really like to see the Apfelbeck heads make it to the market!
No, you got it all wrong: its not about taking it to the market. That will even less likely to happen. I/we just want to finish the project and see what it will be like to hear it run at high rpm and see the hp/ltr figure from the dyno.

It will also surely be N/A for a long time because of the hp/ltr testing, but we're getting way ahead of each other here. The end of speculation better stop right here.
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Old October 1st 2012, 14:44
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Easy Wally....I didn't want to stir anything up or start any speculations so sorry if something got lost in translation.I just said I would like to see them on the market! How am I supposed to know what the intentions are for those heads or that project is? It will be a very interesting developement for sure and I hope you'll share it and post.
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Old October 1st 2012, 15:53
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Ok, I just didn't want to leave the impression that this is a commercial venture of some sort. It isn't. At all.
Good thing we cleared that up. Sorry likewise if I came on too strong. Its a senstive point obviously ;-)
You know I will post any sh*t here first. It adds a lot to the fun to share.
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Old October 1st 2012, 16:11
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No worries mate! All is good!
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Old April 16th 2013, 15:56
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Wally, do you have or can you take some good photos of how your intercooler is mounted. I've been going back and forth about air or water and I want to see how you mounted your intercooler. I've been going through different designs in my head but I think they would be flimsy.
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Old April 17th 2013, 03:18
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Taking a picture is difficult atm. A mainly one sided attachement will always be perceived as flimsy I think, still it holds up for many years without fractures. The other side is incorprated and attached to the duck tail end too of course, but that only does so much.
The intercooler is a strong bar ans plate one with 2 welded in fat M8 studs both top and bottom. The bottom row I connected with a hollow rectangular tube and that (with two braces) is attached to the original hood hinges.
Thats about it..
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Old April 17th 2013, 11:50
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I might try and do a similar intercooler setup but I'll have to do something with my case/head vents. I wanted to see how you did the bottom mounts for the intercooler, but the pics you have up don't show the mounts cleanly. Are you using steel for the IC mounts and then going to the hinges, or going to where the hinges mount to the body?
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I saw this picture on Facebook.


Do you have more pics on your car with that wing mounted?
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Old April 22nd 2013, 02:19
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That seems to be an older pic,it has the gold 18" wheels.
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Old April 22nd 2013, 16:16
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Yeah, that was about 1997 I think when the 2,7ltr T4 was still in there..





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Cool! That was at the parking lot of the Nürburgring (2007 or 2008 I think)
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