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chaparral
chaparral Reader
6/19/11 4:36 p.m.

I was idly browsing around car-part.com, when I discovered that the big Mercedes V12 engines are remarkably inexpensive. You can get one for around two grand.

It's big, heavy, and smooth. What do you think would make a good home for it? I don't know if one would fit in a 190E without ruining the balance.

thestig99
thestig99 Reader
6/19/11 5:12 p.m.

Something else big, heavy, and smooth. I'm picturing old school Mercedes...

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
6/19/11 6:00 p.m.

I am thinking coffeetable

ls1fiero
ls1fiero New Reader
6/19/11 6:06 p.m.

Anything very old school like a Tbucket or even better create your own 30s Grand Prix replica.

JoeyM
JoeyM SuperDork
6/19/11 6:17 p.m.
ls1fiero wrote: Anything very old school like a Tbucket or even better create your own 30s Grand Prix replica.

One of the Lemons judges claimed a v-12 mercedes s600 race car

and put the engine in a Model A

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy Reader
6/19/11 6:29 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: I am thinking coffeetable

thumbs up on this

Travis_K
Travis_K SuperDork
6/19/11 7:22 p.m.

I have seen pics of one in a w124, very tight fit. I think a w126 coupe would be nice with that engine though.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
6/19/11 9:12 p.m.

mmosbey
mmosbey Reader
6/19/11 9:16 p.m.

Put it in a BMW motorcycle.

JtspellS
JtspellS Reader
6/19/11 9:32 p.m.

Would be neat to see in a small truck like an S-10 or a ranger.

MitchellC
MitchellC Dork
6/19/11 9:59 p.m.

Put it in a late 60's Chrysler Imperial.

Stealthtercel
Stealthtercel Reader
6/19/11 10:43 p.m.

I think you could successfully annoy almost everybody by putting it into an old Lexus LS.

Or maybe a P71 or a GM B-body? A 95 Cadillac Brougham with a V12 would definitely make a statement, about something.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
6/19/11 10:45 p.m.

I like the Ford Model A idea.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
6/19/11 10:51 p.m.
JoeyM wrote:
ls1fiero wrote: Anything very old school like a Tbucket or even better create your own 30s Grand Prix replica.
One of the Lemons judges claimed a v-12 mercedes s600 race car and put the engine in a Model A

I hate claim rules.

Travis_K
Travis_K SuperDork
6/19/11 11:05 p.m.

GM put a BMW V12 in a caprice back when the 750IL first came out.

e_pie
e_pie Reader
6/20/11 12:38 a.m.
Stealthtercel wrote: I think you could successfully annoy almost everybody by putting it into an old Lexus LS.

I like your style, lol.

Graefin10
Graefin10 Reader
6/20/11 6:51 a.m.

Anything is possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9kWGPHhP-A&feature=related

RossD
RossD SuperDork
6/20/11 7:00 a.m.

A replica, something along these lines:

JeffHarbert
JeffHarbert Reader
6/20/11 8:57 a.m.

Caprice Wagon or a 1990-ish full size truck.

Stealthtercel
Stealthtercel Reader
6/20/11 9:57 a.m.

GM put a BMW V12 in a caprice back when the 750IL first came out.

Travis: I'd like to know more about this! Info?

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
6/20/11 10:01 a.m.
e_pie wrote:
Stealthtercel wrote: I think you could successfully annoy almost everybody by putting it into an old Lexus LS.
I like your style, lol.

I approve of this!

stumpmj
stumpmj Dork
6/20/11 10:03 a.m.

Locost!

corytate
corytate Reader
6/20/11 10:13 a.m.
Graefin10 wrote: Anything is possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9kWGPHhP-A&feature=related

makes me want a t bucket!

Travis_K
Travis_K SuperDork
6/20/11 12:17 p.m.
Stealthtercel wrote: GM put a BMW V12 in a caprice back when the 750IL first came out. Travis: I'd like to know more about this! Info?

It was in hot rod magazine in an article about GM concept cars. They took a box style caprice, went and bought a brand new 750IL and swapped the engine into the caprice. They did it to see if they wanted to develop a V12 for the luxury market becasue it could make power while still being quiet and smooth. Thats all I know.

Travis_K
Travis_K SuperDork
6/20/11 12:19 p.m.

http://web.archive.org/web/20030427213256/http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicles/113_9806_top/index6.html

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