Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: 1987 W126 420SEL, 2006 F350 Super Crew Lariat 4x4
Location: Layton, UT
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1972 220 Engine Problems? Engine Swap?
I just bought a 220.
It was running when i purchased it Friday night. I drove it around a little on Saturday, then as i started to pull out of the garage it stopped. I can't get it to turn over now. i put a socket on the crank and can only turn the crank 180 degrees in either direction. I think the motor dropped a valve.
Now before I go wasting a lot of money rebuilding this motor. Is it even worth it? Is it a strong reliable engine? I've found some parts through rock-auto, but I can't seem to find a rebuild kit for the motor. Any help with that?
I have a heavy right foot and like to go fast. I wouldn't say I'm abusive, but I do like speed and being able to accelerate into traffic quickly.
I don't know if I need a V8, I don't think this car weighs that much. i'd prefer a Straight 6. I also have a TB04 turbo lying around with intercooler.
I love the look of the car, the interior is in great shape. The outside needs some love.
What do you think would be a good fit.