I have a 1980 240D with a standard transmission. I am thinking of buying a 1982 240D with a blown engine and an automatic transmission. My car has a rough body and interior, the 82 is in great condition.
Can someone tell me if my engine will fit without modification into the 82? How about my manual transmission, clutch pedal etc? How difficult is this conversion? Must I change the drive shaft or rear end?
On the other hand, what is involved in mating my engine to the automatic transmission in the '82. Is this a better or worse idea.
A transplant seems like a good idea to me; would anyone with specific experience care to burst my bubble? Any constructive advice, pro or con, would be greatly appreciated.