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Hello from the Space Coast Florida - New Member with a 280 W114

I purchased a 76 Mercedes 280 - its the 2 Door Coupe W114/M110.

I am hoping to use the car in the Grassroots Motorsports Challenge for 2009.

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

I am either going to supercharge the stock m110 for short term use or I am going to swap in another motor:

Motor Swap choices are as follows:
  1. 3.8 Buick Turbo w/Carb - already own this motor - from an older regal pre-efi
  2. Small Block Ford - readily available for cheap
  3. Audi 5 cylinder 20 Valve Turbo - readily available for cheap
  4. Dodge 2.2 or 2.5 Turbo I4 - makes over 300hp and ft lbs at 16 PSI (I have the 2.5 Turbo)
  5. Ford 3.8 SC from a T-Bird - readily available for cheap
  6. Buick 3800 SC - readily available for cheap

I favor the non-efi motors - less work.

Of course I will have to include a trans swap and mods to the driveshaft.

Total Budget is 2009.00 - less 300 for car -

It starts drives and runs, but has bad gas so that is the first thing I will address.

I am welcome to commentary and suggestions.
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