EN­GINE & TRANS­MIS­SION

Unique Cars - - LUXO LAND YACHTS -

Far bet­ter news here as the 5.8-litre Cleve­land V8 is very durable and rel­a­tively cheap to re­build. Oil leaks around the tim­ing cover, from the rear of the en­gine block and cylin­der heads but can be ig­nored un­less se­vere. Power steer­ing pumps leak and cost around $400 to re­place. Soft or bro­ken en­gine mount­ings will cause vi­bra­tion un­der heavy ac­cel­er­a­tion. The heavy-duty trans­mis­sion and dif­fer­en­tial are very tough and, if ser­viced reg­u­larly, can last for decades with­out need for an over­haul while the nine-inch dif­fer­en­tial is among the tough­est ever diffs in ex­is­tence.

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