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Date registered: Jan 2005
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RE: 9.6 into 380SL
Hi,this has been done before,once by a dealer in the US ,you have proberbly seen the 6.3 in the 380SL pics,that was done to a new car,but AMG did two conversions,and beleive me,you have to modify the SL front end,and the engine is basically too high.AMG got around this by casting a new intake with electronic fuel injection instead of the CIS .
We have lots of info at www.M-100.cc
There have been at least six 6.3 into 280SL conversions including one owned by the late Rolf Meyer reputed to have been done by Eric Waxenburger .heres a link to a members site with the AMG conversion.Check out the pics of the engine and you can see the effort that went into the intake.
Theres a lot of other M-100 stuff there too.
Cheers ron B.