My pagoda buddy seems to think I should try and pull at least a few bits off the trans.
"get this piece and rod if nothing else from trans"
"also if it has good pump inside worth $300 easy"
From the Internet comparing pagoda transmissions.
"W113 series, 16 bolt pan, K4A025, automatic transmissions
The early version of the K4A025 ( 16 bolt oil pan) and the later version also type K4A025 (16 bolt also) are physically the same but have a slightly different valve body in the transmission. This later version of the K4A025 is identified by "GA 280 SE" label instead of "230 SL-E". Both these units are basically the same and are interchangable.
The early K40A025 (230 SL-E) was used in models 230SL, 250S (up to chasis #3651
), 250SE, 250SL, 250S/8.
The latter version K4A025 "GA 280 SE" was used in models 280S/8 (early models only), 280SE/8 early models only), 280SL/8 (all), 300SEL/8 (early six cylinders only with).
A new K4C025 (4 bolt pan) replaced the K4A025 transmission in all the later models except for the W113 which kept the (16 bolt) K4A025 until the end of production."
As much as he wants to help, I feel like it's still not worth the effort.
Also, the engine is seized, so I don't know if that means I will need to pull the engine to get the trans out.
There always seem to be more parts cars.