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Old 11-02-2009, 12:01 AM
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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.

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:02 AM
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:57 AM
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they can take that hood and those $h!tty wheels and just go right to hell. otherwise pretty cool
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:37 AM
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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.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:41 AM
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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.

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Old 11-04-2009, 12:20 PM
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they can take that hood and those $h!tty wheels and just go right to hell. otherwise pretty cool
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The wheels suck, as does the hood, but that HP from a 396 in a SL would be fun for a bit.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:24 PM
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:25 AM
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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!
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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.
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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?
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:54 PM
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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.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:03 AM
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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!
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:37 AM
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I have no problem with modifying an SL in good taste.

This example lacks that.


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Old 11-08-2009, 09:45 AM
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I've got a rough 81 380SL that someone installed a Chevy 350/350 driveline into and the hood is unmodified.

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A 350 is a lot smaller than a 396.

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