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Old 08-03-2005, 06:50 PM
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Why not? If you want it bad enough you will find a way!!! (legal of course!!)

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:42 AM
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Just to let you know, we will be getting the M-class CDI here in the USA, 2006!
I talked to the dealer last month, I have a feeling we will be getting many more diesels from MB in the next few years!
That's great to know. The last time I emailed MBUSA they told me they have no intention of selling the ML270 CDI in the states. Maybe there's hope yet.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:48 AM
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When are the people who do this sort of thing (Mercedes engine in a Chev) going to realize that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? Makes me sick every time I read about it.
No one complained when Chrysler stuck a Cummins in a Dodge! How about the thousands of chrysler cars and vans with Mitsubishi engines in them? But you can take a sow's ear and put some nice things inside it. I just like to tinker.
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Old 08-04-2005, 05:54 AM
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Of course, if you don't haul anything and don't tow, who not leave the 300 or the 240 in its original chassis and drive that, it would have a better ride for sure.[/QUOTE]


I just like the higher stance of a truck sometimes...better view of the road.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:32 AM
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to the comment that small blocks are put into s 10s. yes, but then they have about 70% of the weight on the front end, and a 6.2 is considerably heavier than a small block. it is not something i would consider safe.

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:27 AM
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When are the people who do this sort of thing (Mercedes engine in a Chev) going to realize that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? Makes me sick every time I read about it.
Lots of old MB's around that are hopelessly rusted (I know- I have one in my barn!), but running gear is still excellent. So why not make good use of what's left, especially if you want a WVO burning rig?

I'd love to get an old Willys wagon and put a 4 or 5 cyl. MB Diesel into it.

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:38 AM
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Why not? If you want it bad enough you will find a way!!! (legal of course!!)
I have a personal gripe about spending more than $20K for a car......
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Lots of old MB's around that are hopelessly rusted (I know- I have one in my barn!), but running gear is still excellent. So why not make good use of what's left, especially if you want a WVO burning rig?

I'd love to get an old Willys wagon and put a 4 or 5 cyl. MB Diesel into it.

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That's the ticket. Grimgaunt on the board here is putting a 616 into a CJ-7 I think. It'd be a great little off road rig. I think a 616 would be perfect in a stock early CJ. For the bigger ones, you gotta go with a 617, turbo perhaps. Oh so cool.
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Old 08-04-2005, 12:48 PM
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do it

I don't see why it would be a problem, the 80's s-10s had a 4.6? basically a v6 made like the old 350 with 2 less cyl. the s-10s are cheap, reliable and there is a lot of em with alot of upgrades. chev's are easy to modify and have alot of space. maybe use a stick to drop some front wieght and mess with the diff gears for better pulling or highway use. gear vendors makes a nice od and you might be able to fit a chev manny tran since the mbs were borg warner. if the block is long salvage two old honda goldwing radiators to split the front and rear mount the battery. most mb people don't want to modify (they are great cars) but there is alot of neglected vehicles with salvageable parts that are rusting to death anyways. check out off road mini truck sites as well as mb truck info like the uni-mog which i believe uses the 5cyl. just take your time to do it right so when its all said and done and everybody feels dumb who said you were crazy. everybody still thinks i'm crazy but i am the first one they ask for advice.

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