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Old 08-01-2011, 10:39 PM
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500e Engine Rebuilders to Hammerize

Does anyone know if it is feesable to modify a 1993 500e to have similar specs to the Hammer (385 Hp or more)? I am looking to have my engine rebuilt here in the states. Any suggestions? Please e-mail me with any info.

Is it better to start with the e420 Engine and then modify instead? Thanks
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:53 PM
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Metric Motors comes to mind.

Really the guys to probably call are the guys who did it first, AMG.

Problem with any low production motor like that is where do you get parts? Say a piston or a connecting rod? More likely than not their is only one source, AMG or Mercedes. Or your stuck having them custom made.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:29 AM
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It would probably be a lot more cost effective to buy one already converted.

Of course the production on the Hammer is probably very low and availability of them probably very low.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:32 PM
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500ce project

A lot has been said about conversions, but I have never seen a 500ce. I own a 500e and a 300ce. I was wondering if it is possible to take the whole front end (with motor) from the 500e and put it on the 300ce?
I am not talking about cutting and retrofitting the motor.
The 300ce and the 300e are very similar in body styles, sharing the same chassis and front clip. Why would the 5ooe front end fit on the 300ce?

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Old 08-04-2011, 05:34 AM
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I believe that would be a fairly easy conversion if you could find a wrecked five hundred. Of course you would be missing the extra chassis reinforcement that was installed at the factory in the five hundred e.

It would still be a sweet car though.

If you could do all or most of the work yourself you could do ok financially with it. If you hired it all done you would be underwater, I believe, but You'd have one sweet coupe.

Best starting point would be a coupe with a weak or bad motor and a wrecked five hundred e.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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I have a good 500e and a good 300ce. I don't have time to do the conversion myself, so I would probably be underwater. Wish I could find someone to do the job here in san diego, ca
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:08 AM
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Didn't Porsche widen the front end of chassis to get the motor to fit?
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:36 AM
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The guy you would want to talk to would be Jonathan H at Blue Ridge MB in Atlanta, GA.



He is an expert in pre-merger AMG.
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