Yes you are right. if i had been deside i go for all mb but then a have to regester it like an amatur boult here in sweden so its easear this way.and i am going for silver i allredy paint the dashboard.i love it. only thing i would do differently is stick w/ a german engine. but thats just personal tastes much liek how ford guys cry when a sbc is dropped between the rails of a duece.
question is what color? the paint i think will make or break your work. dont think you could go wrong w/ a silver.
Thak you.Wow , I never thought of a Benz rod but that is some amazing work, simple and classy. Post some pics when primered or even a satin job for a while before doing the final. Excellent w111 also, I've had mine since '87. Later.
The engine fits pretty easy,i used the original motormouth and transmission, the tunnel was ok but need new hole for the shifter and shorten the tailshaft and the wiriring was easy to just get to it.good luckGood stuff Beemmer, a lot of work has gone into that rod. The subtle touches are nice - like using the heater controls that match up to the dash shape. And the metalwork on the instrument cluster is nice.
Love your finny too. Can you tell me about what was involved in putting the twin cam (I presume M110) engine into your W111? I have one of these motors in my shed and a dead 220S motor in one of my cars, so if it is not too difficult, that may be a good option. What did you have to modify to make it work - tunnel, tailshaft, wiring?
PS - are the fuel lines on your rod made of copper? If so, I got told not to use it as it work hardens over time from vibrations and may crack?