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Old 04-22-2004, 04:23 PM
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Question Engine transplant

Does anyone know if I can put a 3.5 v8 from a 280 into my 1969 250. I want to look into doing a engine transplant. Are the mounts the same on the chassis. Do I need the tranny aswell and any other info would be great.

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Old 04-22-2004, 05:15 PM
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I would suggest reposting this in the Vintage Mercedes section. I'm sure you'll get much more response there.
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The 3.5 will fit neatly into that chassis, however you will need the COMPLETE drive train including the driveshaft & trans.
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Awesome. Do you know if the engine mounts fit straight in or will I have to fabricate some? What is a Mercedes 380 V8? Will this fit? Thanks for your help. Stu
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The mercedes "380 V8" is the 3.8 liter M116 V8 that was used in the U.S. in 1981-1985 380 SL's and 1981-1985 380 SE / SEL's.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:13 PM
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If I remember correctly, the US version of the 3.5 produced 250hp. The 3.8 only about 155.

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