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RE: manual or auto diff for higher speed
Hi guys. Thanks for the advice but you seem to have missed the mark somewhat. It's probably better if i explain the car better and maybe you'll understand why i chose my user name to. The car is a 1987 190e with a very sick (ie wornout) engine, so i'm in the process of fitting a 3.5 Rover v8 with manual shift. Obviously with this sort of torque, the gearing will probably be way too low, so i was considering fitting a different ratio diff to compensate. Realise it's getting a bit technical now and i have most likely upset some folks by treating a Merc in such a way, but hey what the hell. It's still a damn fine looking car. Can't wait to drive it with the new motor in. Maybe i should've taken the 380sel engine and auto box i was offered for it.