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Old 06-10-2008, 02:40 AM
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crazy idea old mercedes and a 302

well heres my idea i have a 89 mercedes 420 sel that rarely gets driven becouse the trannie is going out
well i kinda have been thinking about dropping a carburated ford 302 bolted up to a t5 into it becouse for 1 i have 2 302s and a t5 just sitting in my garage just wondering if anyone has seen it done or if it is even possible
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Any thing is possible and there are several Jag-O-Lets out and about..Soo I imagine putting a Ford in a Merc can be done..

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I have seen it done. Almost 20 years ago my father and brother did it to a customers late 60's Mercedes convertible. They installed a 289 and c4 auto. There was a place in california they got the mounts from to do it.
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well heres my idea i have a 89 mercedes 420 sel that rarely gets driven becouse the trannie is going out
well i kinda have been thinking about dropping a carburated ford 302 bolted up to a t5 into it becouse for 1 i have 2 302s and a t5 just sitting in my garage just wondering if anyone has seen it done or if it is even possible
thanx
A carb'd 302 won't be an emissions legal swap in Calif. You would need an 89 or newer 5.0 with all the emissions equipment for that year motor to be legal in CA.
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it is possible, and the Ford 302 fits better than a SBC in a Mercedes, but due to emissions in cali and the year of the car, it's not going to work for you unless you have a '89 or newer engine
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not worried about the whole emisions thing
just wondering how possible it was and if any one had any sugestions
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Because there is NO Technical merit to this thread and it's answers ... mostly basic stuff .. I am moving it to Hot Rodding basics.

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Dont waste time and money dropping a Ford into the merc. Look for a late( 1992 was the last built) model W126 560SE/SEL/SEC wreck and drop the engine and trans into it. You will then have a 170+mph car with a 0-60 time around 7 seconds. Don't underestimate the old mercedes!.
Better yet, for get the 420 and look for a W123 Compact mercedes and drop a 560 into that.
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Ford in a Mercedes

Actually a small block Ford in a Merc is not all that uncommon. A buddy of mine is doing the same thing, and there is a bulletin board devoted to it. I'll e-mail him to get the address and post it here.

(But don't use him as a "how to" example - he is such a perfectionist that he takes FOREVER to make any progress. I've known him for about 20 years, and it was in progress when I met him and I can't see much (if any) difference in progress so far!)
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Yes,i have a mate here who worked in a rod shop in Los Angeles back in the 70's and Ford into mercs were very common back then. It's far easier than a Chev, which involves sitting the engine right up high and moving the sump to the front of the engine to clear the steering.
Why I reccomend Mercedes into Mercedes is that there re a lot of cheap V8 Mercedes out there now and all engine swaps are a bolt in fit with a fantastic engine and trans combo.You have to spend big dollars on a small block Ford to get it to perform as well as the smaller displacement mercedes,unless you spend 10-12 grand on a modular SBF crate engine .

W108 280 S mercedes With SBC.

and it does 10 sec. quarters.
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