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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Search also for threads with 'Frankenbenz 450' in it, as I have put a 450 V8 into my W111 sedan. It is definitely do-able and proves a nicer driving experience than the 6, but there is more to it than just plonking the 8 in the engine bay. Things like: handbrake cable route, exhaust around the steering box, engine mount arms, throttle linkage, wiring, possibly the fuel pump. And you will need to find a diff from a V8 W108 to get a numerically lower ratio.
Also search for a thread called something like 'W111-108-113 mods' as it has some good stuff in it.
I am a fence sitter as to whether it is worth it - my current coupe project is a 250SE that is taking the standard driveline, then the next one is either an E55 AMG or M119 from a 500SL into a W112 coupe.
Good luck, Drew