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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I bought a 1967 250S that was missing the engine because the seller was going to put in a V8 sbc (small block chevy?). He never got there but did manage to mess up lots of things under the hood in his attempts. I also bought a 1968 280S on ebay for $500 for the engine and transmission (and webers!) and did the swap back.
Bottom line for me is I think it would be less work for you to ship the car back to have it repaired than to do the swap in advance.
How is the A/C in your 108? I think that might be an issue in PR
A better choice might be to have the engine and tranny resolved prior to shipping.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...