Hello all! I've been enamored with the thought of MS in general - mainly for MB->MB engine swaps (M117 in a w123 for instance)
Anyway! I just picked up a 1973 280SE 4.5 (http://i.imgur.com/a5iQJwz.jpg
) - and would like to start by MS'ing the fuel at least, and then a complete replacement.
I'm waiting on an alternator and a fuel pump relay (I got her to fire up on 1st inspection with some gas, battery spare relay from my 1969 280SE 2.8)
I see there are broken image links of the ordeal of MS swap early in thread - wondering if there is a pseudo-complete write-up, images, howto and fuel maps and the like for a 73 4.5. It seems I would need
*whatever recommended injectors of a Ford? of all things
*a Throttle Positioning Sensor, as the current one's signal/setup will not work
* O2 or wideband sensor
* Wire up the MS to these existing/new connections
Anything else? I can use the existing rails and whatnot correct?
What realistically else is involved, custom fabrication for simply taking a 4.5 to this level.
It may or may not need it currently, but as to wake to motor up, and not have any ecu/d-jet gremlins or replacement part cost/hunting. (not to mention a method to view/tune the system in real time)
Just seeing the ancient ECU near the headlights makes me nervous. (vs. say the MFI in the 1969 280SE or the W123 300TD for that matter) I already have the CIS in the cosworth to bang my head against
(I'd think about doing the 16v, but its an all original puppy)
In the future, I'd like to put a 560 in my new 'red pig'. I figure if I start with MS on the existing 4.5, I would have considerably more 'tribal knowledge' and confidence with the implementation.
Thanks again! I've picked up a lot of information here and there, I just need a little push