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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250SE motor to 220S trans?
I have a spare finny (1965 220S with column shift manual trans) that I want to get mobile easily so I can move it on. I bought it as a parts car but I can't bring myself to kill it - it is an honest old thing that just needs a bit of TLC. Someone had put in a 280SE motor, manual trans and 280SE diff to go racing, but blew up the motor. I got a mate to rebuild the motor and will put that into my coupe with the 280 rear end and floor shift manual trans. So that means the driveline from my 1966 250SE coupe is spare.
I already had the rear end tidied up so that is already under the finny. As the car was already running an SE motor, the fuel pump and wiring is already there. So I can put the 250SE motor in easily. However, to convert the car to take the auto trans needs a few things - prop shaft change, shift linkage on the firewall, gear indicator on the dash, and steering column change. So there is a bit of work in it.
Now I got given a 220S motor with manual trans from a mate for free, though it is missing the alternator and brackets and the carbs are stuffed. So I was hoping that I could put the manual trans/clutch/flywheel etc off the 220S motor onto the 250SE motor, so I had the best motor with the easiest trans option. Can anyone out there tell me if the bits will work together?
I recognise that the rotating assembly crank and flywheel or flex disc) were balanced as a unit, so I would be taking a risk that swapping the flex disc for the flywheel could cause me problems.