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What to do? *poll*

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by muddin4fun, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I've got a '77 benz that needs a motor. Orginally it had a diesel. Chances are, if I want to put another diesel in, it won't happen. I want to make it a nice car that will get decent milage and have decent power. The curb weight with the diesel is around 3500 lbs.
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    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1008194931muddin4fun">


    What would you put in it?
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="1">'94 or newer 4.3 FI
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="2">5.7 FI
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="3">5.0 FI
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="4">newer model benz diesel
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>

    If it's not listed in the poll, then reply what you would do.

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  2. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Go with the 350. A buddy of mine has a Mercedes similar to yours. He has built up the thing really nice. Built up the diesel, tranny, and built a posi-rearend for it. The thing hauls a$$ for a diesel. He is in the process of building another Mercedes like it with a built 350 in it for his girlfriend.

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  3. jeffer

    jeffer 1/2 ton status

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    I guess that I'm kind of a purist. I would stick with a Benz diesel. Don't get me wrong, everything could be better with Chevy power. I guess I like things for their uniqueness. I am actually looking for an older Mercedes diesel same era as yours. I don't like those square headlights. It's hard to find Euro models with a 4spd though. Yeah, I know they are slow, but there is something about the smell of diesel that attracts me???? Just my thoughts.

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  4. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I know how you feel. I really will miss it's rattily rattily sound and the smell, but if I want to stay with a diesel, then it prolly won't get a new motor for a long long time. It's in such good shape I'd hate to see it sit and rot....sorta like it is now...[​IMG]

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  5. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    allright, what you gotta do is get yourself a hold of an old caddilac from somewhere around the years of 72-74.. preferably the earlier ones, that has a Caddy 500 in it. the car shouldn't cost you more then about 300 bucks, and should run well, with few miles on it. ( they generaly are all low mileage vehicles) next step, either pull the tranny with it, or get one that fits up to it, and dump it in your car. next... well, there is no next, except drive it... at least thats what I'd do. 500 CID that weighs less then the disel motor that originaly lived in your car, and a car that weighs 1/2 as much as the one you pulled it from, should make that thing a rocket. the 72 and 73 versions had better HP and torque ratings, before emissions started clamping them down... the 74 basicaly flat out sucks, when compared to the previous years.

    of course, you might have to modify the hood a little, and possibly remove the inner fenders to make this thing fit, but....

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  6. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    gas milage is the thing though [​IMG] Although, that would be cool!

    Put a blower on it! Ya! [​IMG] LOL!

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  7. Ddragggon

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    with a 500 on that light car, you'd get great gas mileage... I actually get better gas mileage in my suburban with the 454 (13 MPG) then my friend with a comparable suburban ( same gearing, tranny, tiresize, but only a 1/2 ton) with a lil 350 in it (a whopping 7 MPG... 8, if he babies it on the highway)

    my theory on the matter is, my 454 takes a lot less effort to start the truck moving, (540 Ft Lbs of torque from an RV cam really helps) so I don't have to put my foot in it to start from a stoplight, whereas he has to basicaly floor his out, and still accelerates like a brick hooked to a hamster wheel. 500 CID, with roughly 500 Ftlbs, and 250-300 HP factory ( depending on year, ) will make that thing fly like a mad mofo, and most likely still get good gas mileage... of course, you'd prolly have to get a stronger rear end, but you could also put steeper gears in it too, from the extra torque of your motor. heck, while you're at it, dump an NV 5600 in there (6 speed, granny low, dual overdrive)... your car would be able to haul semi's out of the mud! how can this be a bad thing?

    -Rich

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    I saw a kick a$$ Benz at a cruise night I went to out here in SoCal. It has a hot little 350 in it. Why not go with the inexpensive 350. All the power and parts you could possibly need and I just think that Flowmasters sound cool and a luxury sedan.

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  9. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Where's the poll option for the RamJet 502? [​IMG]


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    oh I gotta second the 500 caddy thing!!! [​IMG] plus it would be real cheap to do!

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    I would go with a 5.0 SBC. It would be cheeper than redoing the stock motor...
    I had a friend that had a 350 in a Benz and he had to get rid of it because he had dried up the supply of rearends in all the local junk yards. He just went carb though...much ez'er.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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