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  1. #21
    Complete your engine swap before you start pawning off electricals and anything in front of the steering column. By all means part out the cosmetics to w140 owners on benzworld or whatever, but the mechanicals - I would be mindful of what you are swapping over.

    If that w140 has a 722.5 then toss it. trust me when I say the 722.5 is not a transmission you want behind any engine. especially if you want to use reverse gear one day.
    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

  2. Quote Originally Posted by JoeB View Post
    Complete your engine swap before you start pawning off electricals and anything in front of the steering column. By all means part out the cosmetics to w140 owners on benzworld or whatever, but the mechanicals - I would be mindful of what you are swapping over.

    If that w140 has a 722.5 then toss it. trust me when I say the 722.5 is not a transmission you want behind any engine. especially if you want to use reverse gear one day.
    That's the plan so far. I hadn't planned on getting rid of anything electrical, engine accessories, etc. This engine is amazingly clean.

  3. So.....I came across a '92 400E in a local Pick n' Pull. Other than brakes and rear diff, is there anything else worth grabbing?

  4. #24
    The springs if you want to do the ol' fashioned cut 124 boingers on a 201.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

  5. Quote Originally Posted by secretmachine View Post
    The springs if you want to do the ol' fashioned cut 124 boingers on a 201.
    I'll have to see if they're rusted to shit or not. I might try to work some kind of trade with W140 carcass for the parts I want after I pull the engine. I've stripped it about as far as I feel like going otherwise.

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  7. #27
    Sent you a PM regarding bits. I may wish to utilize your procurement services
    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

  8. Responded Joe. On another note, I finally yanked the engine & trans from the W140 today. I'm glad that's over so I can get it out of my garage. it's funny how massive that engine looks on an engine stand. I probably could've done a better job pulling all of the wiring/electronics but I was running out of patience and don't have plans to re-use the factory ECU.

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  10. #30
    Yeah they are a lump.
    You should see how big an OM606962 and 722.6 looks on an engine dyno run stand.
    Makes an LS look like a little joke... (in looks and power delivery)
    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

  11. The last engine I had on a stand was a Pontiac 455. I had a thing for Buick, Olds, Pontiac big blocks once upon a time....think torque.

    I never really got into the LS engines because I was playing with Mk2 VW's at the time. My car interests have been the equivalent of not knowing what I want to be when I grow up!

  12. Managed to do a little pillaging from the 400E yesterday. Now to blast, powder coat and rebuild these.

    I'm going to try to make it back for the rear subframe soon.
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  13. #33
    That is a good score.
    1987 201.034 - € spec 5sp. Blauschwarz- Hermann.
    1992 124.051 - 6sp man. Iceblau - Gretel
    1992 124.090 - 4sp auto Malachit Grün - Beatrix
    1987 107.048 - 4sp auto Signalrot - Stella
    2012 212.074 - 7sp mct-speedshift Diamantweiß - Klaus
    numerous other non-MB's
    MB exit lounge: 1989 201.035, 1987 201.029, 1987 126.039, 1972 107.023

  14. Before I do too much digging and re-reading old messages/posts, is the W124 subframe a bolt in for the W201?
    Last edited by s_holford; 10-23-2020 at 04:26 AM.

  15. #35
    No, not at all. the frame changes in width to fit the different chassis's, the 5-link arms though, they are the same.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

  16. Quote Originally Posted by secretmachine View Post
    No, not at all. the frame changes in width to fit the different chassis's, the 5-link arms though, they are the same.
    That's what I needed to know, thanks.

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