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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One thing I liked about the 302 windsor was it was so simple. A carb, an alternator, and one vacuum line to the dizzy. The MB motors have pollution junk, vacuum lines and fuel injection switches all over it. I would hate to pull it apart to paint the block.
$1500 for bits of engine and trans sounds high compared to Oz. I have bought several running sixes in Oz for around $500. A mate got a running M110 with a 1 year old trans for $182 on ebay 2 weeks ago!
I wish I had your proficiency with wiring UCF. This is the first time I have done a cars wiring, so I bascially know nothing about how a car works. Now I have wiring diagrams for a finny, W108 and W116 and am trying to figure out what stays, what goes, and then where it should go - have spent 3 days coming to grips with it all without actually doing anything as yet. But I almost have my strategy sorted so today the grafting will commence. If I was doing a 302 windsor, I would have finished on day 1!
As for markets for 108's, in Australia some of the young lowriders are getting into them, so modifications aren't a problem. And I think once people learn how poor the fuel economy is on the standard cars, getting some aural pleasure from a V8 whilst tipping in lots of $ for petrol is at least some compensation!