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Old 07-31-2008, 05:46 PM
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Location: Vancouver WA
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I would put the '83 engine in the "hot rod". It has a bit more power than the '76 and the oil filter is not a pain to access. All of the extra vacuum "crud" mounted on the '83 engine can be removed for your custom application; it is not necessary for the engine to run.
1979 240D- 316K miles - VGT Turbo, Intercooler, Stick Shift, Many Other Mods - Daily Driver

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