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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-13-2007, 04:28 PM
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why invest all that time in money to swap in an alien motor? it will take hundreds of hours of fabrication.... and will be worth nothing when you're done. no one is going to want a hybrid mercedes.
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Hey Jetta,
Did Tea do any body mods to her car along with the motor change? I would be interested in seeing what mods look like on these old cars. Do you know what the issue was, or better still, could you scan and put a pic of the car in?
I had a few ideas about splitting the bumper either side of the grille (sort of like the new 300C, and making a front rol pan. I mocked it up in cardboard and it looked pretty good. What do you guys reckon? I thought the bumperettes needed to be bigger, and found that an old Holden has ones that perfectly fit the shape of the front of the car. What do you guys think?

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Hey Drew! good to see you are progressing along really well there!.Hows the mining treating you?
Anyhow back to the topic....
Small block chevs into mercs have been done forever,
The sump is in the wrong place and you can get around this by cutting and shutting the pan .Don't make the mistake of having the engine sitting up in the air.You will destroy any hope of decent (read"safe") handling.
You have to connect the trans to the drive shaft using a flex disc like the stock setup because the front end moves a lot during normal driving.Using a regualr uni joint will transmit noise into the car like you wouldn't believe.

you don't need to swap out the diff,perhaps do as Drew has done and just bolt ina W108 unit for the higher ratio and disc brakes.Don't waste time with the W110 it's too short.it has the nicer rear end ,but that is all. anyone who has driven any finny in good order will tell you they are great car to drive and capable of keeping up with modern traffic.
Since when did Tea leone waste time doing her own work?,it would be like Cher building her F100....pay some one to do,....in fact the promo people paid someone to do it and put the "name of the star in a visible position next to it...".
The only star person I give credit to is Brigit Fonda who drives a merc 6.3...which her dad ,Peter,bought new!.
But to continue the Argumant further...who says a mwerc with another engine is'nt worth anything,check out the start price on lars Finny ,picced at the pomona swap last year!.

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Originally Posted by GrimJettaGLI
I am picking up 2. A W110 190 (62) and a W111 220 (66) I am using the 220 as a parts car for the 190. I am putting a small Block Chevy into the 190.

I was wondering if anyone here as ever heard of such swaps?
If you could help me figure out the wheel pattern?
If you could steer me towards any websites that carry parts for these Vintage Model MB's?

Thank you.
I Have A 300D w115 1976 wit A Ford 302 from A 1986 Ford Mustang That Was Rolled.

Yeah The Sump For The Ford Was In The Way But i wanted the Engine Low In the car for weight dis. purposes so i scrapped the old Steering System And Im Converting It To A Rack and pinion Steering system.

A Rack From a chevy Lumina (1996) is about the right size.

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Post W110 & W111 dashboard

Since you have both W110 & W111, Please can you advise if both cars dash board is interchangeable.
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Years ago, my dad was rebuilding his 250 6 cylinder, and after all the work was done, he spun a bearing. Lots of damage, and an angry dad. He put a mustang V-8 5 liter into it. He chose a Ford over a Chevy because of the sump. And while he had to fiddle with steering and exhaust, the conversion worked.

He also put an aluminum Olds engine into a Porsche 914, using the original tranny. An outfit called Kennedy Engineering will build custom mounting plates - from any engine to any transmision. If you are set on keeping a Mercedes tranny with an American engine, they can custom make the adapter plate for you. He also had a series of books that listed max horsepower and torque the tranny could take before it ripped itself to pieces.

I would venture a guess that you could do a general google search and see how much horsepower a particular tranny could take ...
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I have a kind of haynes manual for these cars.

Would you be willing to sell some of those 220 parts?
I just bought a 1967 200, they are awesome cars!
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why invest all that time in money to swap in an alien motor? it will take hundreds of hours of fabrication.... and will be worth nothing when you're done. no one is going to want a hybrid mercedes.
I agree, doing this is a fine automobile like a Mercedes is an abomination. I do not understand why people are so bent on going it.
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Hi, I am having some problems with the Automatic Transmission of a W111 220 SEb C.
The main problem is that will not shift into 3rd gear till a screeching 4000 + RPM and a speed of 60.
I have done the wiring of the 3 position solenoid to the best of my knowledge but would still like a detailed sketch of how all the wires from the kick down switch, throttle sensor, wiring loom and 3 way solenoid should be connected. The odd thing is that with ignition on the solenoid moves as it should but once the engine starts it does not.
The second problem I have is that the Modulator pressure is very high on minimum at 3.1 kg/cm2 when the manual says it should be around 1. The medium pressure is also high at 3.8 kg/cm2 instead of 2.9 but the kick down pressure is almost ok at 4.9 against the required of 4.8. The test was done with the vacuum line disconnected.
The third problem I have is to find the correct way to test the stepped pressure. While the manual shows the testing point, it does not give any test values. While in P the stepped value is 0, in 4th at about 2000 RPM it goes to 2.5 kg/cm2 and stays there.
I do hope someone on this group can help me resolve these issues.
Many thanks,
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