Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 95 C280, 89 300E, 94' E320 Coupe, 91' 560SEC
Location: NYC, NY
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Been there done that with Martyn, very good guys. Unfortunately the adapter he designed was only for the RHD market on the 5speed Mercedes and getrag units. If I recall correctly the conversation I had with him last year, we could not squeeze the steering box and starter onto the driver side, and that especially could not happen with my Tri Y's that I dropped in this winter.
However, he did develop a 6 speed adapter plate off the W203/R170 cars that can be used in either LHD or RHD cars. The two issues were production time, his machinist was backed up on orders and that the tail of the transmission depending on the chassis application may require a slight trans tunnel modification becuase he did one already on a w123(or was it a R107) and the word tight could not be justify the tolerances he had left. I'll dig up the emails later. I believe I last left off with him on checking in later this year becuase neither he nor I knew if the trans would clear in a w126 yet, but if it did I would line up! The Guys in Peachparts have actively been designing their own and have made quite a bit of progress, but nowhere near as complete as Martyns sets.