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Old 08-31-2000, 01:03 PM
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I am thinking through the transplant of a 1995 C36 AMG engine & tranny (complete
with wiring harness and brains), into a 1988 W124 wagon vs. an M117 V8 transplant.

I already have the brackets & pumps (e.g.,
power-steering/self-levelling; A/C); air-clearner housing; A/C manifold
& exhaust manifolds from a 1995 W124 wagon which has the M104 engine (I
believe the core of a C36 engine).

Mechanically, I don't see any problems.

However, I'm not too sure about the electrical and fuel delivery.

Although I have the engine wiring harness and the brain, what else
electrically needs to be interfaced? What about the fuel delivery?

A trusted MB technician has quoted me COST NOT TO EXCEED $2K for
installation and interfacing of the C36 engine & tranny into the W124
wagon. Total projected cost including parts ($12K) & labor ($2K) is $14K.

HOWEVER, Barry Taylor of AMG West is estimating $14-15K to install an
AMG 5.6L M117 V8. Price does NOT include tranny. HP output is about
the same, torque is higher.

What's the lists' experience in up-keep and maintenance of the C36
How about with the M117 V8 (e.g. 1988 560SEC)? Is the M117 fairly easy
to maintain and work on?

Thanks in advance,

:-) neil

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Old 08-31-2000, 04:33 PM
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my 2 cents 2k sounds really really cheap.
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Old 08-31-2000, 04:34 PM
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what shop anyway... I see we are neighbors. I would love to help with this project.
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Old 08-31-2000, 09:15 PM
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Sounds like a fun project!

If you haven't already done so, go and visit Barry Taylor's shop. It's a mess. I used to follow the 560SEC group list for some time where a fellow named Satish had a big project going with Barry. I even went over to visit while his car was there thinking I too would have some work done there. In then end I decided against it. I think it took about 3 months longer and I don't know how many $$$ more than quoted to finish Satish's car. Just a FYI...he seems to know his stuff however...

Your mileage may vary. Best of luck with your project!

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Old 09-01-2000, 04:29 AM
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Both "Mueller & Goss" and "Granny's Garage" quoted $2K to get the C36/M104 engine in the 1988 W124 wagon.

After checking some references, I'm going to stay away from AMG West. I'm now checking out RennTech and AMG of Scottsdale.

:-) neil

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