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Old 01-03-2012, 02:09 AM
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M117 amg hammer heads

Hi all, I have managed to get my hands on a set of double overhead camheads built by AMG for the M117 560 V8.

Will these heads fit on my M116 450 V8, or will it just be aesier to transplant a 560 motor (can get one) into the 450slc and install the amg heads on the 560?

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:28 AM
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The heads are designed to fit the M117 only.
You may want to consider selling the heads as if they are not damaged, They may fetch more from a collector in the USA then what your modified 450SLC would be worth.
The value of the heads is to one who is building a period vehicle that the heads were used on.
They are extremely rare.
A 450SLC never had the M117 DOHC engine option so even though it would be a great performing vehicle it would have diminished value, perhaps less then a pristine stock 450SLC
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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I'll also add that the engine bay cannot accomodate the DOHC heads, thus were never installed in the r/c107.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:43 PM
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I'd be curious to hear what #'s are stamped on the valve cover. You should also pull said cover and measure the cam bearing diameter.

Are these the heads that were for sale on ebay a year or so ago? IIRC, they were Early heads.

You also need the intake manifold, w/o that you'll either be fabricating your own ($$$$) or they'll be un-useable.

Should you decide to run these on Something I do have a spare intake or two, as well as all the unique gaskets that these heads use. Should you decide to go 6L we have the correct 100mm head gaskets as well.


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