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Old 06-10-2005, 11:55 PM
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'87 190D 2.5Turbo 5-speed is a reality.

I took my recently converted 190D 2.5T 5-speed for its first drive tonight. I got the mechanical systems finished tonight. The clutch action and shifter feel are very good. It still needs some work to get the electrical fine points sorted out, but it sure felt good to be moving under its own power.

I think I'll be looking for a different rearend, however. The 2.65 rearend ratio, combined with the overdrive 5th gear makes for a very "tall" final drive ratio. I am working on a deal to swap another guy for a 3.27 rearend which should be a bit more suitable.

I just had to share.


'93 190E/D 2.5 Turbodiesel 5-speed (daily driver)
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:59 PM
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sweet ride

sounds very nice. i would live with the rear end for a while before going to the trouble to switch it out. you might get used to it.

[SIGPIC] Diesel loving autocrossing grandpa Architect. 08 Dodge 3/4 ton with Cummins & six speed; I have had about 35 benzes. I have a 39 Studebaker Coupe Express pickup in which I have had installed a 617 turbo and a five speed manual.[SIGPIC]

..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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