BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1965 220SE sedan (finnie) with 450SE conversion, 1964 220SE coupe project, 1966 300SE coupe
Location: Brisbane Australia
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Your project sounds pretty impressive. I am sticking a V8 into my 1965 220SE finny, which uses the same front crossmember and steering, and I had the same problems.
I am curious about the steering. Did you get the geometry to work so that there will be no bump steer? When you say 'modify' the tie rods ends, do you have to weld or heat them, or do you just use different versions? I seem to recall that in Australia you aren't allowed to heat suspension or steering components??
If it all works, and if I were Sherlock, I reckon it would be great if you could make some sort of cardboard or plywood template up to locate the rack in the right place so that the geometry is correct. To me, that is the scary part - doing all that work just to find you get bump steer would be a real bummer.
Good luck guys,
Drew in Oz