w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
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I see you've known what you are doing with these cars for several years. So thank you for sharing.
Not to try and hijack, but I am curious if you are using d-jet heads, and if you will be able to use your 3.5 heads for this project. (I am picking up a 350sl 4-speed for the bell and flywheel with the assumption that it can be adapted for use with 5.0 in my early 107.026.12.000478. While at it, I assume that the 1973 3.5 d-jet heads will be a direct bolt-on for my 1973 280se 4.5. I see that dr.britojr in Brazil was able to get some impressive power out of a euro 4.5 block with 3.5 d-jet heads and a modern fuel management system. I'm not looking to go that far, but if the 3.5 heads won't cause any problems on the North American 4.5 block, then I will take whatever easy performance increase they provide. Of corse I will first have a leak-down test performed to determine if the lower end is ok, and my smoking exhaust is coming from something in the heads, not the piston rings.
So... Are you using 3.5 d-jet heads for your project? Or will you be using something different?
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.