Automatic to manual conversion

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Sydney280ce
Dernburg Wagon
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Model you own: w114
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Automatic to manual conversion

Post by Sydney280ce » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi everyone

I am currently restoring a 1972 280ce and was thinking of converting to a 5 speed manual transmission. I dont think there were many if any 5 speed manual w114s in Australia. So does anyone know what other model transmission would be the easiest to fit into a W114.?

Thanks in adavance.

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Lance
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by Lance » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 4:51 pm

Yes there were, read my signature.
Look up Neill Gregory on facebook, He said to me the other day that he has a 5 speed transmission, I think from a W114.
Regards,
Lance Smart

W114 280E 5 speed manual
W123 280E

Sydney280ce
Dernburg Wagon
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by Sydney280ce » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi Lance

Thank you, I spoke to him and it’s a 4 speed.

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Lance
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by Lance » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 7:02 pm

Use that then you won't find a 5 speed.
Regards,
Lance Smart

W114 280E 5 speed manual
W123 280E

Sydney280ce
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by Sydney280ce » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 7:41 am

Hi Lance

You’re right, I might have to use the four speed.

Thanks for the heads up regarding NEille.

tsharkey
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by tsharkey » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:13 pm

Something like this should bolt up to your M110 but you would have to find Flywheel, rear cross member, shifter, pedal box, clutch slave and shortened tailshaft

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W123 1981 300TD - Family Kid mover
W202 1998 C250D Factory OM605A Turbo - Partner's daily driver
W123 1982 300CD Retro fitted OM617A Turbo - Mine
W123 1984 300TD 5 Speed Manual, to teach the kids how to drive
W123 1982 300TD Factory OM617A Turbo (Hans) - Project
W123 1985 230TE - Brother's
W123 1985 300D - Sister in Law's
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W114 1969 250CE - PO put in an M110 transplant and nearly sent me around the bend
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mathuisella
560 SEL
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Re: Automatic to manual conversion

Post by mathuisella » Fri 02 Nov, 2018 11:17 pm

I got the 5 speed from G wagon as well, great transmission, but sadly, the speedo output is on the transfer box rather than the gearbox on the 4wd's so even though it's a straight bolt on, you will have no speedo...

double check though. but it something to be mindful of...

also, get the 4 speed.... you will never find a 5 speed....

get the clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, pedal box, shifter ect: preferably all off of a 1 doner car...

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