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Old 12-29-2008, 12:37 AM
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It would be nice to see some pics of your engine install
Its all well documented in Performance Paddock.

M120 into 560SL (With Pictures!)
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:11 PM
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You will find as you do this that the engine and trans are just a fraction of the cost involved, at least if you plan on doing anything to a factory like finish. So far I'm up to about $15K parts + $5K in tools and that's AFTER I purchased the engine, trans and rear end. The V12 may seem complex but the installation parts cost wont change much. And certainly a lesser quality install could have been done for less than 1/2 that.

Making the decision to swap an engine because you have one is generally not a good idea, unless the engine you happen to have is something like a 426 Hemi.
I do have a diesel pickup truck, a Dodge Ram 4X4 with a 6 inch lift kit! I wanna Turbodiesel SL! But seriously, you spent $15K in parts and another $5K in tools because your putting in a V12! Nice conversion, but I'm after something a bit more economical! I found this link in the diesel section! This is what I'm after.


What the &%$#.... 300SL D?!!?
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