Well, thanks to Fred, and a combination of really oddball luck - the Targa has spark allright..why it alla the sudden decided to work beats the hell outta me tho.
No sooner did Fred and I get the damn thing running...than the trans went kaput, little to no forward motion and ominous clunking/rattling noises...oh what fun.
I'll crack the case and let y'all know, but I figure I would put the symptoms out and then the solution in case that's helpful to anyone else on here.
Oh...and Doug ? might be needin some more leftovers, dependin on what the hell is wrong it it - all else fails...I might just wanna buy one of those A3 Transmissions you got, and hook THAT up to this %#$@&$%#* A5 Pistonarm.
From the longer stroke, I suspect matching the A5 Head and Pistonarm to the A3 Trans (if I can get the timing setup right) might actually produce more power than either the A3 or A5 alone.
We'll see...I suppose.