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M110 to replace M130

I have a chance to buy 73 280 sedan with rusted body but good engine which needs water pump for $500 bucks
Since my engine is knocking and needs to come out can someone advice if this swap is worth it and is it bolt on or needs a lot of work?
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It's definitely "do-able".

95% of the stuff you'll need you already have. Almost everything will be a bolt in deal.

Exhaust will need to be changed but no big deal. Some of the wiring will have to be altered. Nothing major. Some solder, a few bits of 18 ga., some heat shrink.

I think you might have to swap the radiator but I don't remember.

You need to remove the cross supports from the fire wall to fender well. No biggie. 20 minutes work with a Sawz-all and a grinder.

Of course you'll be trading the PITA Zeniths for the POS Solex which is always fun.

The good thing is almost everything body/interior/engine wise is interchangeable.

20+ man hours of labor will get the swap done.

Bear in mind, I'm prejudiced against the M130. I know, I know, 40,000 people swear to the longevity of the M130 but I think it becomes a boat anchor the second it starts giving problems. That's just me and not a jab at you guys running your M130's for 400,000 miles.
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