[ba] Now Comments on candidates to replace 19 year old motor

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 15:47:33 EST 2002

Are you referring to a 20v or a 10v?  I know for a fact that no suspension
(tie rod) mods are necessary if you are doing a 10v.  As for the airbox,
what mods are necessary here?  If it is a 10v, why not use a urq airbox?  No
mods necessary.  Sit right in there.  If this is a 20v you are talking
about, I have no idea as I have never been part of a conversion on one.
But, I soon will...

Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> as far as ive seen the battery relocation looks like the easiest part of it.
> modifying the inner fender for the airbox looks liek the biggest challenge,
> which aint so bad, and theres a tie rod that needs bending. i imagine the
> wiring would be the biggest challenge. plus when you have the donor car that
> far apart, theres almost no end to the amount of work you will want to do.
> esp. in the dreaded core support/dash region where lots of things tend to
> break and are a royal PITA to get at [blower motors, heater core's, etc
> etc]. i would think thatd be the big time sink, all the incidental things
> youll want to fix along the way. i know with my 5k, i almost ALWAYS wind up
> fixing 8 or 10 things peripheral to the thing i set out to fix =) its the
> nature of the beast.

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