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Old 07-18-2014, 02:32 AM
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I thought it might be time to update the thread with some new data.

When I got the car it had 181k miles on it and now it has 232k miles. So 50k trouble-free daily-driver service.

The engine had presumably 220k miles on it as that was what was showing on the odometer which was still working so that's 270k.

It's now torn apart for a past due timing chain replacement but should be back in service in a day or two.

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Old 07-18-2014, 11:46 AM
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Cool! I put a good running used 617 turbo in my 39 Studebaker truck so hearing yours was used too makes me feel .....validated?
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:10 PM
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Cool! I put a good running used 617 turbo in my 39 Studebaker truck so hearing yours was used too makes me feel .....validated?
i've been following your thread with great interest. Fantastic project and quality workmanship. I think you'll be happy with the engine. I had the chance to pick up a good running spare engine and transmission for $400, so even if something catastrophic were to happen I could swap in the spare in a couple of days and keep on truckin'. If you've got good compression and oil pressure you should be fine. Everything else is pretty easy to swap. If I'm anywhere near you on one of my road trips, I'd like to swing by, say hi and see the Stude.
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:24 PM
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I'll buy you a beer too. At present the car is in Anderson In, but its not too far from here. Hopefully I'll have it running and driving soon!
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thanks for the great read. i saw the link posted on a vw site and i just love the older MB's so i had to read it all.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:35 PM
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It's been awhile since I updated this build thread. The primary design criteria for the swap was to create a fun, reliable and economical daily driver with the ability to be a comfortable open road cruiser. It's been cross country three times, as well as to Canada and Arkansas.

The car now has 83,000 miles on it since the swap was completed, so it's pretty well achieved its goals. The chassis has 264k and the engine 290k.
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Great going!!! . i drive a 300D manual as my daily and was thinking of replacing it's engine with a later 6 cyl turbo diesel. After looking closely at one I have decidfed the old OM 617 will stay put ...especially as it has only done 120,000 in 30 years .
But I wonder how a 107 would go with one of the later engines? Especially with a 722.6 5 speed .
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:08 AM
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Great going....
But I wonder how a 107 would go with one of the later engines? Especially with a 722.6 5 speed .
It would do very well!

Here's a little light reading for you as you ponder the task...

Not "another" diesel 107!!

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A meeting of minds.

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Cool. Which one of you is which?
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Cool. Which one of you is which?
I'm the good lookin' one.
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I'm the good lookin' one.
You're right. I'm the one that's incognito with the beard.






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Cool. Which one of you is which?
I know! I know! I know! (hand raised high waiting for the teacher to respond)....Rich
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OK, I'll fess up - I'm wearing jeans.
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