Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > SL Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-20-2006, 01:11 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 37
350sl with 4.5l - bad engine

The engine of my 1972 350sl (4.5l) run without oil pressure now is history. I have a 1978 euro 350slc and think of swapping entire drive train including rear end. Is there an easy way? Like dropping the subframe including eng/tran? Will the 3.5l fit the wiring? Does anyone know?
tks, Karl
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-20-2006, 09:03 AM
Engr693's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 155
I have an engine that will drop right in.
__________________
Gary


1973 450SL
1999 Silverado 4X4 Ext Cab
1999 Mercury Sable
1972 450SL Parts car

Previously owned keepers:
1967 MGCGT - 3L-6
1972 Mustang Fastback - 351C

Current Cylinder Index: 37
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2006, 12:06 PM
Walrus's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NE Alabama
Posts: 551
Quote:
Originally Posted by boili
The engine of my 1972 350sl (4.5l) run without oil pressure now is history. I have a 1978 euro 350slc and think of swapping entire drive train including rear end. Is there an easy way? Like dropping the subframe including eng/tran? Will the 3.5l fit the wiring? Does anyone know?
tks, Karl
The obvious question is, whats wrong with the '78 that you wouldn't choose to fix it and part out the '72, other than the SLC is not a drop-head? The fuel injection, on Federal Cars anyway, is quit a bit different on the two cars you are comparing. This will probably mean the wiring will be different as well. Anything can be done... its just a matter of money. Have a look-see at the engine offered by the second poser of this thread. There may be your best answer.
__________________
RM Smith
1988 560SL

"Where is it again that we are going, and why are we in this handbasket"?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2006, 03:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walrus
The obvious question is, whats wrong with the '78 that you wouldn't choose to fix it and part out the '72, other than the SLC is not a drop-head?
The SLC is a rust bucket with only 65k miles and not worth fixing. All mechanical components and interior are good. The body of my SL is in very good shape and therefore I thought swaping the engine and components incl. rear end would make sense. To make it easy I thought to drop the subframe including engine and tranny. Has some done that? How difficult is it to swap the entire wiring harness? I noticed that the instrument panel is in km/h. The SLC also has cruise, heated seats and power windows. All that could be swaped. Am I realistic here?
Any input is appreciated.
Karl
__________________
Karl
1994 E320
1985 500sel
1972 350sl
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-20-2006, 07:28 PM
Gerry Huet
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wexford Ireland
Posts: 15
Engine swop

Hi

As far as I'm aware should slot in no probs. However it's a different fuel injection system (mechanical as opposed to electrical, also I suspect electronic ignition).

Gerry

Wexford
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page