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Old 03-19-2002, 02:57 PM
Wendell Allen
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Question 380SL Transmission Question

I'm considering purchasing an '81 380SL that's in very good condition, both mechanically and cosmetically with the exception of the transmission. It's shot.

My questions are:
1) Is this something that I can rebuild myslef? I've rebuilt motors and transmissions in American cars, so I'm mechanically capable.
2) If so, where is the best place to get the parts? Is there a kit with the usually needed stuff available?
3) If this isn't something I should try to tackle, what sources are there for used/rebuilt transmissions?
4) What year and model Mercedes transmissions will work properly in this one?

Thanks in Advance,
Wendell Allen

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Old 03-19-2002, 03:13 PM
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It is doable yourself. I did mine. You need the right information and a good source of parts. All are easily available in Houston.
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