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I've got an aluminum range rover engine in a Porsche 914. The adapter plate came from Kennedy engineering. I'm sure that somewhere there's an outfit that will make you the needed parts.

Frankly, I'd LOVE to get rid of the 3 speed in my 108, and get some respectable revs at highway speeds!
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looks like the T-5 is the way to go. Going to pull the motor and tranny next week and start the mock up. Probably just use a mustang single mass flywheel. I'll post pics up when i start.

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I'm afraid you're wrong. The R107 manual examples are fairly numerous, especially the 2.8 and 3.0L 6cyl versions. Also, the R129 300SL was not only produced with a 5spd, but imported into the US in such a configuration.

I'm starting to wonder about your motives as this is not the first time you posted patently incorrect information.
There were no, to my knowledge, 6-cylinder R107s imported into the U.S., so that comment stands. You are right that there were a very few 5-speed 300SLs imported. In fact, my comment about the handful of 350SL manuals was intended to be for the 300SLs. If the information I posted was incorrect, then it is incorrect. I doubt anyone's life will end as a result.

You can't imagine how little I care what you think of my motives. If you take time to monitor what I post, you are a pretty creepy stalker in my book. I shudder to think what you are doing while you're reading my posts.

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There were no, to my knowledge, 6-cylinder R107s imported into the U.S., so that comment stands. You are right that there were a very few 5-speed 300SLs imported. In fact, my comment about the handful of 350SL manuals was intended to be for the 300SLs. If the information I posted was incorrect, then it is incorrect. I doubt anyone's life will end as a result.

You can't imagine how little I care what you think of my motives. If you take time to monitor what I post, you are a pretty creepy stalker in my book. I shudder to think what you are doing while you're reading my posts.

The problem with your original post was that you didn't qualify it with "none were imported", you used the much stronger "there was no such thing". You're right in that nobody's life will change, but it's still the wrong information, and when one posts inaccuracies on a public forum, he opens himself to scrutiny and/or criticism.

It's too bad you don't care, and, trust me, nobody is stalking you. It's just that when you post things, there is a slim chance someone might actually read them and when they're not kosher, well, someone might even take an exception to them.

Sorry to ruffle your sensitive feathers. All you had to say was "my bad".

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Sorry to ruffle your sensitive feathers. All you had to say was "my bad".
Had you offered a correction without a gratuitous insult, "my bad" might have been my reply. I am well aware there are people lurking on this site who feed their egos by checking the precise accuracy of what is said. You, apparently, are one of those people. I'm glad you take the time to do such things; the lives of countless Wal-Mart and restaurant employees are probably less stressful as a result.

Oh, please don't think you have the power to ruffle my feathers. Make my skin crawl, yes.

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Had you offered a correction without a gratuitous insult, "my bad" might have been my reply.
What insult? I said "I'm afraid you're wrong". How is that possibly an insult, much less a gratuitous one?

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I'm starting to wonder about your motives as this is not the first time you posted patently incorrect information.
That's a gratuitous insult.

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That's a gratuitous insult.
What do you call your first sentence in this thread?

You said what you said...let it go. The more you try to rationalize it, the deeper you're digging your own hole. Everyone has an opinion.

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I would not say they are numerous but there are quite a few around when one considers they were offered in the 300SEL 3.5, 280 SEC 3.5 and some 350/450SL's-all Non US versions.

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Now that we're done with ruffled feathers and creeping skins, I'd be interested in seeing how you do the final solution - when you start down the road, would you take pics and keep us posted?
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