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#1 (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 12:47 AM
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Going for it....V8 400CE

Hello All,
Newbie to the site. Was getting ready to drop a 92' 119 V8 in to a 92'300ce. Here is some shots of
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Motor[:D]


old motor [:(]


Hopefully with the help of some of the Benz brains on the site, It will be a completed swap..
The job will be done in our shop( which is a full service shop) so lifts, hoists, all-data, tools, and mechanical abilty are there...

From what I have read, it seems that the trans tunnel is narrower on the Coupe chassis. Is this 100% verified info?

Later this week we will have the motor out of the car.[}:)][:D]

We will start mock up of trans, and figure out what tunnel mods need to be made..

We are using the 92 e400 motor/trans combo, with 400e front springs for starters.... any help and tips would be greatly appreciated... does not seem like to many people have crossed this bridge... so let's make it happen...
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RE: Going for it....V8 400CE

without the head on that looks like an M103 (fuel injection) but the body panels suggest its an early M104? correct?

ive heard the transmission tunnel thing too. i think you will be able to squeeze in the drivetrain without major surgery, but just have less space than the engineers in stuttgart would have wanted you to.

good luck, keep us posted.

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Yes,it was twin Cam 3.0 litre...

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I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome of this project.
Good luck!


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Yes,it was twin Cam 3.2 litre...
how come it shows the jetronic injection? i know 3.0s did, but i thought 3.2s came with fully electronic injection didnt they?

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Good luck with that, I'd like to see a dyno chart on the compleate project one day.

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Great project, you should keep us updated with pictures.
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I am drooling!

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We were taking some measurements today, from a 400e vs 300ce. Trans tunnel is the same width, firewall is the same. The engine bay is the same dimensions firewall to radiator support.

Dont think there will have to be any firewall/tunnel mods at all. Now the crossmember. That is another issue...

Battery will have to be relocated to the rear. And hoping to get the whole computer box mounted and diagnostic terminal functioning correctly..
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Awesome! Good luck!
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