Date registered: Mar 2008
Vehicle: 1973 450 SL
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It was a lot of work but in my opinion well worth it. When I started this I though maybe the worst case would be between $500 and $1k, but as I got into it things kind of escalated, but I felt committed since I was already there. Man those costs add up! Just the ECU wiring harness, Positive cable, injector rebuild and alternator rebuild exceeded 2k. I will keep the rest to myself.
bostosh, Exhaust manifolds were easy once out. All I did was take it to a local company that does ceramic coating. They sand blasted inside and out and coated both. Price wasn't too bad. If I remember right, only about $400. I had the Manifolds removed by my indie when they did the timing chain and misc. cam items, and then they did the replacement.
Here is what they looked like when complete (uninstalled). There are only a few colors available and I only wish I would have gone to their dark gray finish instead of the polished aluminum look.