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Strife 11-01-2009 11:01 PM

Hmmm...Big Block in 107?
 
http://evansville.craigslist.org/ctd/1441367239.html

not exactly what I'd be interested in, but the builder definitely solved the problems in oil pan and steering clerances, by putting in a Corvette subframe.

I would think that a Camaro's subframe would also work. BTW: When the 1967 Camaro was designed, the GM designers looked at the W113 SL for subframe experience.

GregoryV022 11-02-2009 12:02 AM

they killed it

stimpy451 11-02-2009 09:57 AM

they can take that hood and those $h!tty wheels and just go right to hell. otherwise pretty cool

jplinville 11-02-2009 10:37 AM

I hope with the addition of the Corvette brakes that they improved the stopping power from stock.

The wheels suck, as does the hood, but that HP from a 396 in a SL would be fun for a bit.

panzerwagen80 11-04-2009 10:41 AM

What a Waste!
 
Fiscally, this is one of the dumbest things I've seen in some time.

From a strictly money and time spent aspect he could have built himself a really nice 190sl and had a car that actually appreciated in value!

Esthetically they have ruined this car!

I can only hope the builder either learns his lesson about bastardizing 2 classics, or that he's out of money and can't do this to any other worthwhile cars.

Just my 2 cents,
Steve

SwampYankee 11-04-2009 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stimpy451 (Post 2329866)
they can take that hood and those $h!tty wheels and just go right to hell. otherwise pretty cool

Quote:

Originally Posted by jplinville (Post 2329897)
The wheels suck, as does the hood, but that HP from a 396 in a SL would be fun for a bit.

Yup!

bwostosh 11-04-2009 08:24 PM

There exist a few R107's with 6.9 liter M-100 motors, one with the correct hydraulic suspension too.
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Strife 11-05-2009 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stimpy451 (Post 2329866)
they can take that hood and those $h!tty wheels and just go right to hell. otherwise pretty cool

Agreed. The wheels belong on a truck. I actually had that type of hood scoop on a 70's Camaro, and it looked like a coffin. Actually, that car WAS like driving a coffin. It was extremely difficult to bond the fiberglass to the metal so that it wouldn't eventually crack. I must have repainted the hood 10 times.

For what it is, I think the car is reasonably priced, and that engine could hardly get worse gas mileage than what was in it in the first place!

ctaylor738 11-06-2009 11:36 AM

I wish you guys could make your points about the car without trashing the people. I think the comment about going "straight to hell" is offensive.

Mike D 11-06-2009 02:50 PM

One of the best things I read was down in the bottom of the ad. "Had spotlights (Foglights?) but they looked stupid so we took them off". And that hood scoop looks what? Uber-cool?:P

Roncallo 11-07-2009 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strife (Post 2329644)
http://evansville.craigslist.org/ctd/1441367239.html

not exactly what I'd be interested in, but the builder definitely solved the problems in oil pan and steering clerances, by putting in a Corvette subframe.

I would think that a Camaro's subframe would also work. BTW: When the 1967 Camaro was designed, the GM designers looked at the W113 SL for subframe experience.

I'd love to meet up with this guy. Theirs a 454 version that shows up at my track every now and then. I haven't seen it yet and don't think I could beat it as I hear its got like 600HP. But this one I believe I could give a good spanking.

jplinville 11-08-2009 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roncallo (Post 2333728)
I'd love to meet up with this guy. Theirs a 454 version that shows up at my track every now and then. I haven't seen it yet and don't think I could beat it as I hear its got like 600HP. But this one I believe I could give a good spanking.

Considering a 396 has the potential, if built properly, to surpass the TQ of a 454 and is a little lighter, I would agree with you on this!

nobby 11-08-2009 01:37 AM

I have no problem with modifying an SL in good taste.

This example lacks that.


And what does the statement "2293 ever made!" refer to?

JimFreeh 11-08-2009 08:45 AM

I've got a rough 81 380SL that someone installed a Chevy 350/350 driveline into and the hood is unmodified.

Jim

Matt L 11-08-2009 04:38 PM

A 350 is a lot smaller than a 396.


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