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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Good point GGR. I forgot to mention that I was going to basically gut the coupe as the floors are rusty and put it all on a custom chassis with modern suspension/steering/brakes, then build the inner guards and floor pan to fit. That is how the quad cam was going to fit.
So yes, if you have an interest in solving computer/eletrical issues then go with an M113, but if you want a less adventurous project that has minimal technical difficulties, then an M116 or M117 is relatively easy and has been done many times.
A good source of info on the M113 was the Chrysler Crossfire forum, as they are basically an MB, and people have swapped out the 6 for a V8. Getting around the immobiliser system consumed about a year of ones guys life...
My plan with the M113 was going to be based on using aftermarket engine management to control the engine, and engineer a 6 speed manual trans so I did not have to worry about the trans. However, I read the other night about this fancy intake manifold system (flaps) on the M113 that gives it long runners below something like 3400rpm, and short runners above this. I never knew it had that sort of thing. So now I wonder if I will be able to get aftermarket engine management to make the engine run properly without spending a fortune on some technical whizz. It is all a bit scary...