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Madmerc

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engine up grade
« on: May 20, 2016, 06:39:26 »
hi all just a thought here i have a 1970 300sel with a 6.3  in it all origanal  but body needs a lot of work  ,was thinking what it would be like to  drop the running gear in my 1963 220 se coupe  any sugestions thanks

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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 14:20:17 »
I had a 220SEb Cab in once with a 6.3 installed. It even had the air suspension system which you pretty much need with the weight of that big engine.

At least it went fast in a straight line - not much for corners though! :o
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Madmerc

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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 22:16:42 »
Hi dr Benz  are the sub frames the same and will if fit in  any advice thanks

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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 10:06:21 »
As I know the 6,3 has a bigger tunnel for the automatic.

Greets Konny

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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 02:28:18 »
Although I am a purist I admit it is a marvelous idea.
Keep us posted if the idea moves forward.
Cheers
Peter
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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 12:20:23 »
I had a W111 Coupe fitted with a 6.9 M100 engine. The car was very nose heavy. This is why I went with M117 alloy blocks after that. Easier to fit, more power, similar torque, lighter and better balanced car. Keep the rear end though, you will need that ratio with a bigger engine.

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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 03:24:18 »
There was a prototype 6.3 Coupe but it was too ugly to replace the low grille W111.

See: http://www.germancarforum.com/threads/classic-mercedes-benz-prototypes-and-concepts-1966-1970.50932/


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Re: engine up grade
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2016, 04:27:21 »
That is some serious ugly.
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