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

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Thu Jan 10 19:10:09 EST 2002

This is a general thought, instigated by a few posts I've recently read here...

There is a real issue with mis-information being spread on the internet, especially through email lists such as this...

I take strong offense, and will react strongly, when I hear this kind of information on an email list I am a part of.  To say for a fact that a part will not need clearancing, when it is common knowledge that it will is deplorable.  Just because no one knows you doesn't mean you can pose as an expert on the internet, you may cost others who take your foolish advice a lot of time and money, for something you have likely never tried.

I don't mean to come across offensive or otherwise, but I've been burned by this kind of information before, and have learned not to take anything for granted, but to test and determine first hand.

Please take the responsibility of the freedom you have in this forum seriously, I think that most on these lists do, and it is very easy to abuse and take advantage of this "power".

My $.02...during a Bull Market...

> call me conservative but the last swap i did [2.0l 16v into an ex-deisel
> rabbit pickup] someone said "OH IT ALL BOLTS RIGHT IN!" and that proved to
> be VERY optimistic.
> i wound up putting a picture of him in my garage to throw wrences at...
> and let me know if you need a pair of hands on the turbo conversion. id love
> to help/see one of these come together.....
> jim
> >
> >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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