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Old 01-14-2000, 03:12 PM
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Going to look at an 82 with 180K on it tomorrow. Talking with the owner sounds like it has been maintained well. Anything in particular I should be aware of and check closely? I do not know yet if the timing chain has been upgraded to the dual chain. If not approximately how much trouble and cost to make the change, can the above average DIY accomplish the job in a weekend. Does it require any special tools? If it still has the single chain, with the high mileage is it something I should worry about or since it's lasted this long,it will probably last forever?
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Old 01-14-2000, 05:10 PM
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I'd look at the tranny and make sure the shifts are really solid - my experience (limited as it is) is that they begin to soften around 175-200k miles.

As to the dual-chain conversion, my dad had that done on his 380 ages ago. For some reason, $600 rings a bell...
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Old 01-15-2000, 09:57 PM
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You can't even get a new single chain installed for that! The dual chain converison cost is high!!! I have seen the prices all over the board $1,000-3,000.

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