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Old 12-31-2002, 10:42 AM
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lookin under the bonnet of a 190, there don't seem to be much difference to my w123. If i remember rightly the only mod i had to carrie out when fittin my merc v8 was on the engine mounts all the rest just seemed to go into place. I was amazed how simple it turned out. i left the origional diff in, so the initial pull off was a little on the slugish side but when it got to about 40mph it just came alive. I was told by numerous people that the diff was strong enough to cope with the power and if i were to change it, to put the 280 diff in, inplace to give me better accel/topend
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Old 01-02-2003, 10:34 AM
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In all my years...Zeb

Zeb,
In all my years with MB's I do not honestly thing I have ever seen any Benz quite as radical as yours...Not anywhere. You win the "never seen that before" award for you unique hoppin' Benni!
Cheers and Happy New Year.
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Old 01-02-2003, 01:04 PM
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its nice to do somethin that little different!!!

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Tobias,

stop teasing everyone and puts some photos of your 190-5.6.

Guys I have seen this beast.
This is undoubtably the best conversion I have ever seen on a 190 and it seriously giggles and goes!

Don't forget to show the badge. Is it still 190D High Output. Even the machining of the modified badge is top notch.

Nicely fitted with some wide rubber on 928 , yes 928, wheels with MB logos.
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Talking Thanks for the kind words...

Dwight,
Where have you been as haven't heard a peeps from you in a while. Give me an update! Thought you'd want to go to the Atlanta GTG in Dec. You missed a good time/party but there WILL be another, trust e.p. to come through again!

Yes, I'll try to work some photos up as soon as I figure how to work my Christmas present, a digital camera. Have to stay away from the shop long enough to play with it and not cars! Never enough time and now getting ready to run with the Porsches at Road Atlanta on 1/25-26.
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Tobias,
Ever get that camera?
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Old 05-29-2005, 06:52 PM
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Yes, have the camera but still never learned how to compress so all photos leave here two at a time...sort of like Noah did!
The car now has Corvette 9.5" X17" wheels on it with 255/40 and 275/40 tires on. The front brakes are now Panoz calipers with rear TransAm rotors mounted to homemade hats. Before it would go great in a straight line, but now turns and stops better than before! Pulls Z-06 Vettes on the straights, fun!
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Yes, have the camera but still never learned how to compress so all photos leave here two at a time...sort of like Noah did!
The car now has Corvette 9.5" X17" wheels on it with 255/40 and 275/40 tires on. The front brakes are now Panoz calipers with rear TransAm rotors mounted to homemade hats. Before it would go great in a straight line, but now turns and stops better than before! Pulls Z-06 Vettes on the straights, fun!
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open the pic in photoshop
go to file, save as
a window pops up, a slide bar labeled "quality" is on in the window
slide it down, it will estimate file size
then click ok
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:34 AM
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what about swapping a newer v8? Say like a 4.3L from a C43
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I have been reading this thread with what can only be described as as "interest". A friend and I are in the process of purchasing a 190E and a 500SEL with the intention of swapping over the V8, running gear, brakes and electrics. Now if there is anyone out there that can enlighten me with any pitfalls I may encounter I would be more than grateful.

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Since Toby hasn't done it yet, here are some frames grabbed from the time Toby gave me a ride in his 190E-5.0L at the Porsche Club Event at Roebling Road, GA.

Nothing like pulling AWAY from a Porsche 930 turbo in a 190E . . .

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QuickTime movie of Toby's car at Roebling Road.

Right-click and Save:

http://www.silcom.com/~neilv/Toby-190E.mov

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A little help....

Hello all, I just came across this forum, and it turns out to be exactly what im looking for. Im planning a 400 SBC swap into my 1984 190. I see everyone likes to use the 5.0 Fords so i guess I'll just go against the grain a little. What im really wondering though, is if a new steering configuration is absolutely required? Is there any way around it to keep the factory setup? And also, how has everyone gone about mounting an all new rear end into a 190? I figured that would be quite difficult so I was looking for any ideas or proven steps to replace the weak factory rear end. ANY help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:27 AM
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Hello all, I just came across this forum, and it turns out to be exactly what im looking for. Im planning a 400 SBC swap into my 1984 190. I see everyone likes to use the 5.0 Fords so i guess I'll just go against the grain a little. What im really wondering though, is if a new steering configuration is absolutely required? Is there any way around it to keep the factory setup? And also, how has everyone gone about mounting an all new rear end into a 190? I figured that would be quite difficult so I was looking for any ideas or proven steps to replace the weak factory rear end. ANY help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
Toby's 190E-5.0L has a Ford 9-inch limited-slip diff in the 190E. He had special spicer-joint half-axles made and replaced all the stock rear-suspension linkages with solid-bearing type linkages.

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