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  1. #1
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    Mercedes-Benz M112 E32 3.2L V6 Engine?

    Idly searching Autotrader for low-cost V-engined cars with manual gearboxes as potential donors I stumbled upon the Chrysler Crossfire with the MB 3.2L V6.

    I gather it's not dual overhead cam shaft, which makes some V engines a bit on the wide side, so I'm intrigued.

    Plus, it looks like you can pick up a Crossfire with a long MoT for around £1,200 so you could actually drive it around for a while before pulling the engine out.

    I can't seem to find the overall dimensions of this engine or the gearbox to compare with commonly-used Cobra setups so I wondered if anyone has experience with it...

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    Why dont you contact these people for a v8 and geabox combo? http://www.lsxv8.co.uk/monaro-salvage.

    I doubt that they will be as cheap as £1,200 but nothing ventured etc!
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    Haven't read all the previous posts, but have you got a good earth strap from the engine to the chassis.
    Frank Dowsett. BLOKE.

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    think your may be confusing the Chrysler Crossfire car with some ignition issues Frank ???

    rgds
    Gary
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    LMAO Nice one Frank, made my day
    Best anti speeding device - a rear view mirror with a police car in it.
    A pedestrian - someone who thought there was still a couple of gallons in the tank.
    AK Chassis and body collected 12.12.14

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    Most of us prefer a V8 instead of a V6.
    If you want to install a modern V Engine into a Cobra, you will have to find a lot of own answers to new questions.
    I took a BMW V8 Engine ... had a lot of extra work.... but managed it. www.dax427cobra.com
    An other member of this forum, TonyD , has lot of experience.

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    Yup. Tony D. The Lexus V8 King.
    It's a good option if you want V8, cheap, modern, reliable (depending on the previous owners of course).
    2003 Dave Brookes Dax 350ci Chevy SB.
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