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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 07:04 PM
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I finally got around to setting up a yahoo group for those who are interested in the installation of the Ford Windsor series engines into the W111,W108 and W109 chassis. The group isn't limited to this subject though. All M-B people are welcome.
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Grubeguy - That makes me feel way better. I was thinking the same thing about the rear end, but everybody keeps telling me "you are gonna shred it with the tourque of a 350". I figure I'll deal with that if it comes to it. For now I am keeping the rear end and just fabbing the driveshaft. I am going to move forward with a 350 and a 700r4 I think. The only thing that has me really worried is the wiring. I can deal with mechanical issues but wiring is not my bag. I want to keep everything the same on the inside as far as electronics, but I dont know how.

I will definatley keep you posted on this, as I will more than likely have some questions. Thanks!
I have a '67 w108 250s with a chevy 350..... it has the original rear end. No problems whatsoever. I can roast the tires with it. And honestly, the torque/hp isn't that much different from the original straight 6 to the chevy 350 if you look up the specs. Where you would get in to trouble, most likely, is if you hopped up the engine to put out a bunch more torque/hp. However, it really doesn't matter how much torque/hp you have under the hood, unless you are really putting your foot to the floor and trying to use all of it. Then you'd have a problem. But under "normal" driving conditions, there shouldn't be a problem.....
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