Date registered: Jan 2010
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Definitely the wrong site. I'm glad you can laugh at me because I'm laughing too. What would this world be like without the hot rod spirit of continuous improvement? Boring and probably like the Stone Age I'd say, but to each his own. Go watch the World's Fastest Indian. Awesome things happen in garages.
I built it minus the nitrous. Custom made headers, 19 lb injectors, and all. It was a fun and comfortable car. Eventually I sold it and bought something a bit faster and more fun to work on...a Mini Cooper S hahaha. You guys will love that one!
Considerable corners are cut during the manufacturing of mass production cars. The ports on these motors are not of the best quality. I took apart an '82 Mercedes V8, and it was impressive: 4 bolt and cross bolt mains, smooth ports, aluminum block. It was decades ahead of American motors of the time in terms of design and quality. However, the M112 had about the same quality and design as a '99 Dodge and actually worse then the '82 motor I rebuilt. I did mild port work to blend the sharp contours of the machined valve bowls to the cast ports. I opened up the bowls and deshrouded the valves in the chambers. After the new piston ring, port work, custom made shorty headers, and injectors it ran great. The family friend still driving it loves the CLK. Peace out.