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Old 03-08-2002, 04:07 PM
Michael Bushnell
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Upgrade engine swap

Please tell me if I can put a 560 motor in my 1983 380 SEC. I have located a 1986 560 motor in an auto dismantelers yard. It needs a fuel distributor. Looks like the 380's unit will work there. What do you think? Is it a bolt in job?
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Old 03-08-2002, 04:19 PM
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You might want to get the whole car and sell back to them what's left. You'll need more than the block; things like the KE controller and wiring. The 560 came with KE-Jetronic while the 380 came with K-Jetronic with lambda (or something like that). The fuel distributors won't be interchangable. You might be able to convert the 560 to K-Jet with lambda, but that's more than I'd care to try.

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Old 03-08-2002, 06:18 PM
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Thankyou, The deal I found was motor only so I guess I wont be doing that. Thanks again, Mike
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