Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Originally Posted by Botnst
He's a retired guy who, like me always liked the look of the 107 and bought one. From the looks of the car he probably paid a premium for it: the finish shines and the interior is flawless. I asked him about the timing chain and he said, "Huh?" He's had the car 8-9 years. He & wife have twin Avalons (I swear, exact dupes) and the 380. I think if I ever gave him a good offer he'd sell it that day.
Thanks for the link.
There are two ways to approach it: go to the big expense to convert it to double chain or replace the single chain frequently. The problem with leaving the original in there is two fold, not only is the single chain a design flaw, the guides are supposed to be shitty too.
Big shit if the engine blows up anyway. There are all kinds of sedan drive trains that will swap into the 107 and you'd be surprised how easy it is. I'm looking for 500SEC or something similiar right now for a possible swap some day when the drivetrain peters out. If you can get ahold of any 107 that has a nice interior and body cheap, buy it. Current value of that car is about $5800 give or take, mostly take.
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