I think he meant to post this to his original thread Hill. Anyway, it's a '79 240D engine being transplanted into a '57 Willis. I think you will be OK without hooking up the kick down solenoid, unless you want to use the kickdown for hill climbing power, then you might want to make that connection. You would just have to fabricate some way of mounting the kickdown switch under the accellerator pedal.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
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