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Here's my 560E, UK V8 guru Martin Ball delivered the car having finished it off to Janspeed, a custom exhaust specialist. Here's a video minus the backbox....

YouTube - W123 230E V8 conversion

For the build-up, check out the latest issue of Practical Classics magazine and the three parts following on.

I hope you like it, it sure does rumble...
 

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Man, that'd be a dream. I can't image how fun that thing must be... :eek:

You mind if I ask how much that was around? This would be something I'd to do before i pass on, either that or before gas runs out!
 

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Hell yeah streetrules,great work :thumbsup:
 

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Nice work, i like a lot, somday the 560CE shall live too.. or maybe a 630CE
 

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StreekG said:
Nice work, i like a lot, somday the 560CE shall live too.. or maybe a 630CE
I'd just love to find a Mosselmann turbo for the 300SL I6.

Just to keep the weight down.
 

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I always wanted to do that to the 280E AMG.
 

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Thanks for the replies. It's still got a LOT of work remaining to finish but getting closer every day.
 

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i want to see burnouts. then it will be finished.
 

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No burnouts for me - I leave that to the Honda boys. I'm still experimenting with driveshafts, too...
 

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The car is really nice, even if it is a gasser :p
 

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Apparently the Merc v8s can sound better than ford, holden and chev v8s with the right exhaust behind it, can't wait to get one in the coupe.

I reckon with my current exhaust setup with a 560 motor in the coupe it will sound sinister :D
 

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Matt, saw your car in Practical Classics, I was at Barnes and Nobles, and I knew they always had something on the w123. Turned to page 103, and saw a familiar site. Cost 10 bucks here since its an English Magazine. Still bought it though! Great conversion!
 

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AHH - drive shafts...that was a fun part of our conversion too...

Okay - off to watch the video!
Jake
 

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streetrules said:
No burnouts for me - I leave that to the Honda boys. I'm still experimenting with driveshafts, too...
What are you using for drive shafts now? Stockers? What kind of rear diff?
 

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Sorry for the late reply.

I'm still on stocker 'shafts - I'll see how I get along with them for now.

The diff' is from a W126, running a 2.24 ratio.

Glad you liked the mag Sean. It looks pretty in the pics but it's still far from road legal :(
 
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