krisp, you clearly havent bothered to even read the thread - we all know why a Busso Q4 would not work, but acab thinks he can make it work and rather than be rude, negative, derogatory and dismissive about it, I think we should at least see what his solution is before being rude, negative, derogatory and dismissive. Its nothing to do with "real engineering", it just basic human decency really.Typos1 clearly you are out of your depth and have no idea what I am saying.
This thread is very much in cloud cuckoo land rather than real engineering.
And I would say you are firmly there with your last stupid comment.
Youre the only person who mentioned welding, acab didnt, I didnt, nor did NicoR, you remember the old adage about assumptions making an ASS out of ME and U ? Youve basically come along, made an assumption based on nothing and created a negative atmosphere in the thread, this is known as trolling, its not like youve apologized or backed down. I suggested he might have another, "outside the box" solution, have the decency to wait until you know what it is before being so negative and dismissive.My comments are based on practical experience with welding cast aluminium, including using methods that could not be utilised here.The Welding Institute are global welding experts based in the UK, and who hold many patents on welding. They could not successfully weld cast aluminium by MIG or TIG methods.A process called friction stir welding works, however the equipment to achieve this is beyond the scope of 99.9% of people. Outsourcing aluminium casting welding of this nature is not easy. I have tried and not succeeded economically.
I ve got a suggestion where it could be placed, not sure I can write it here thoughOn a different note, if the transfer case is the problem, and the transfer case is a separated part, couldn't it be placed . . .
Seriously though, yeah, thats what I was thinking, move it, space it out, remove it and use another one from something else. Still not keen on the 164 Q4 idea though.On a different note, if the transfer case is the problem, and the transfer case is a separated part, couldn't it be placed somehow a little further from the gearbox to clear the sump/crank case without cutting? Perhaps using some sort of joint?
And back to the 164 Q4 box, couldn't a torsen diff with the correct gearing just be placed in the middle of the car, leading to the 156 Q4 rear suspension and diff? So in between the 164 gearbox and the 156 rear diff.
Some say using the 164 Q4 box is probably a bad idea because parts are rare and even if it worked, if it broke you would probably be out of luck to find parts to repair it. But that very same 164 gearbox is for sale by that seller for years now. I guess if the gearbox did break that often it would have sold long ago?
Of course. But you have to cut the engine. I was asking about the 164 as an alternative to cutting the engine. To me at least, since the 164 is a direct bolt on, it seems simpler and safer than cutting and welding the engine?Surely theres no need for a 164 gearbox with this mod to the Busso as it now clears the transfer box ?