Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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OK, so I found the engine I like. While I've been offered an older Ford V8, I'm looking at the 5.4L engine and 5 speed auto tranny out of a recent F150. I espeially like the lightning option (and the 380hp it delivers!).
While I'm amenable to a modern Mercedes transplant, I can find an entire donor Ford for the price of a Benz engine and tranny.
I'm most interested in getting the engine, plus ECU, plus harness and all associated extras in one package.
I'm assuming the project will start in about 6 months, and end with my current 108 being scrapped or sold for parts after I take out the interior.
Something I'm wondering about though is which rear end to keep. My 108's 4.5 screams at highway speeds, and I've got no memories of the 3.5 whatsoever. For the lowest revs, which one should I keep?