gwunta - I just looked at your webpage. Very impressive project. We all must tip our hats to you for overcoming the massive challenge you have to deal with. I like your idea of the Jag rear end, but where I am at, those are not very cost effective.
Our "friend" Mercmad is undoubtedly knowledgeable, but does appear to miss vision of thinking way outside of the box. My original idea for my car was to install a 6l V12 from a W140, but the procurement of that engine was not phisable. The same goes for the new 6.3 liter AMG engine and transmission. I wanted to keep my car an "all-Mercedes" but when a good friend of mine gave me the Chevy engine, all was done. But of course if Mercmad wants to donate 6.3 liter Mercedes powerplants to us, I will happily install it in my car.
As for the rear end - my search for a 300SEL 6.3L rearend is failing. I have sourced one from a 4.5L but the 3.27 ratio is still a little too quick and I doubt that it will hold the torque of my soon to be modified engine very well for the long term. On a recent trip to Germany, I inquired with Mercedes about purchasing a R&P for a 6.3L and was told that Mercedes no longer has that part number available globally.
My dream is the IRS from Kugel Komponents (Kugel Komponents
), but its a little rich for my blood. The fall-back is the IRS from Heidts (Heidts Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts - HEIDTS Superide IRS - Complete Package
). As an alternative to both, I have been trying to find installation pictures of a Ford 9" solid rear axle (no lip from Mercmad here).
If anyone has installation pictures of a Ford 9" rear axle (or other live rear axle) into W108/109, it would be much appreciated if you could post them here or email them to me at email@example.com