Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: 03 CLK320/82 300D Turbo
Location: Pensacola, FL
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Just being devil's advocate here...
I've owned two 250Cs, and while I agree with the masses that putting an American V-8 under the hood is not the best way to go, and will be quite the hack job, we all know that lots of folks have done the 350 conversion to deceased Jaguar XJs for example, because:
1) they love everything about the car except the fact they can't drive it...and
2) they have a found a way to make it go down the road.
I've driven a couple of conversion Jags, and if properly done can be used as everyday drivers. Wouldn't you rather see a sweet W114 on the road rather than in the crusher?
to gordon9: I've never done, or even seen one. My gut says it would be a nightmare to do, and you'll spend lots more $$ doing the transplant than it would cost to source a good used engine and trans and plugging it in where it was meant to go.
"...Forward...unflinching, unswerving, indomitable, till the whole task is done and the world is safe and clean."- WSC