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Hey Guys/Gals, I have been reading here for some time and have just registered. I am 64 years old,live in Florida,and I am a real car nut. I have a 69 Chevy Impala 2dr ht,327,4 speed. A 96 Mazda Miata,4cyl,5 speed,and about 6 months ago I got something I have wanted most of my life. A 1982 Mercedes 380SL. The car is very clean,seemed to run fine,but 3 days later the timing chain went south. Being my own mechanic,I started to repair it,but the damage was much,and parts cost and labor involved changed my mind. So,I have just finished installing a 351W Ford engine with C4 auto trans. Yes,it can be done,but definatly not an easy conversion. Some will say bad idea,but the car drives just as nice as before,but has much more power,gets much better miles per gallon,and is finally in my opinion a reliable machine.
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