Originally Posted by ROLLGUY
Mach4, if you could tell me the part# of the tail cone that is on your trans...
Just went out to see if I could find a part number and it is completely out of view under the crossmember and skid plate. From what you describe, I'm guessing you're in the same boat as me with a 722.4x transmission that has the different tailcone from the 722.3x transmissions that came with the rest of the 300Ds. As I recall the 722.4 came in the Cali versions of the '85 300D (and maybe some '84s too, can't remember)
If that's the case, then you can grab a tailcone off of a C220/C280 94-96. They use the 722.4 transmission and have the electronic pickup for speedo. Mind you I haven't actually done this, but my research and checking the junk yard last time I was there would seem to confirm this fact.
I put off investing time and effort in the tailcone until I get the car on the road and see how it performs and how leaky the transmission is. I might alternately swap it out for a 722.3, in which case I can use the tailcone that came off my 380SL.