Makela Auto Tuning 1983 A2 Restoration, R42

Discussion in 'Audi and BMW Related' started by lorge1989, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    This is one crazy shop.

    Glory days

    In the beginning of their resto:




    And nearly 500 other pictures later...



    Tons of custom composite/carbon parts, many new machined parts, tons of the old parts refinished. Incredible. If you have the time, I would highly suggesting checking out the pics.
  2. 18t papa

    18t papa I'M OLD PAT!

    What was/is the engine setup in that bad bear? 20v 5cyl?
  3. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    10V with some big ol valves. Look through the pics. Its absolutely crazy haha.
  4. rabbit20v

    rabbit20v BRIDGE!

    I just spent a lot of time going through all those photos. WOW. They put a lot of time into that.
    It's crazy to see how primitive the tech they used back then looks now a days even though it was state of the art.
  5. lorge1989

    lorge1989 Posting- God

    I agree. One of the coolest things is the fact that they tried to retain all originality, except when a safety issue (like the cage). But still took the time to etch in the numbers etc. Amazing.
  6. Unit91MS

    Unit91MS Well-Known Member

    Looks like they did an amazing job. I hate seeing rusty racecars.
    lorge1989 likes this.
  7. squid

    squid No Bozo's

    Interesting build. Some nitpicky stuff. The original may or may not have been a works car. Their VINs usually were a lot of z's. When they didn't have a VIN there would be a tag welded to the door jam with the chassis and build number. Mine was B 3/4. I actually just met the guy who has B 4/4.

    There were a few other inconsistencies, but darn they did a great job.

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