motor and transmission conversion

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jaminsa
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motor and transmission conversion

Post by jaminsa » Sat 21 Aug, 2010 7:09 pm

FINALLY I have tacken a couple of photos with the motor and trans installed, car should have been finished by now but I decided to replace all woodgrain in car as well a some chrome mouldings, painted the underneath, just deciding weather to repaint the car again.

I have fitted a holden 308 v8 blue motor and a trimatic tranmission to my w126 1983 380se, Its almost complete, I would never do it again, however if any one would like any info or to see some pictures please let me no I am more than happy to show what we have done so far. I will post some pictures tyomorrow.
regards james
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Michel
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by Michel » Sat 21 Aug, 2010 9:04 pm

Can't wait for the pics and the How to....
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ben108
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by ben108 » Sat 21 Aug, 2010 9:50 pm

I'd like to see the pics. I know not all here will approve, but I have always thought a Holden V8 would be more suitable that a Ford or Chevy for these.
A front sump Pan is available from Commodores, the right hand bank is forward to help with clearance to the brake booster, and the starter is on the left side to give room for the steering. Anyone would think they were designed for a right hand drive car :)
If my W108 had a dead 6 cylinder in it, I'd probably do the same. Being a 3.5, I couldn't allow myself to do it.
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Mercinstein
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by Mercinstein » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 6:51 pm

Very good conversion this should go well.


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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by merc-304 » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 7:24 pm

Air cleaner to inner guard brackets ? a tad rigid ?
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by Mercinstein » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 10:07 pm

I was unaware that you could feel whether or not the the mounts are flexible or not from a photo !


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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by merc-304 » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 9:59 am

Just a observation mercinstein ...
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Stretch
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by Stretch » Fri 27 Apr, 2018 11:50 am

Hi just wondering if this conversion made it to the road ? I have a 380sel stretch that needs restoration the original merc engine has done a lot of miles,and is suffering from a dose of head rot I believe . Stopped it from doing kettle impersonations with a couple of bottles of chemiweld. It’s eithe another merc engine transplant or put something else in it. I was considering a 5.0 out of post injection commodore. They are pretty plentiful and relatively cheap to procure.

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drew56cus
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by drew56cus » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 9:17 am

Hey Stretch, it is a shame you are so far away as I have a 380SEL that has stuffed everything apart from the engine. It had a GEM rebuilt motor put in it a few years back. I am in Brisbane. What is your budget?
Cheers, Drew
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Re: motor and transmission conversion

Post by Stretch » Sun 29 Apr, 2018 10:28 pm

Got mob in Coffs but not cashed up at all atm eh long story but doing the access thing with ex 🤪 hoping for changes soon though

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