Big thanks to the guys at Area 52 for your help trying to get it running vaguely smoothly, I was at least able to make the 2.5hr drive home and have actually been using it a bit since but it's pretty horrible! I hope to bodge it through to the big 300k on this engine as that would be quite an achievement but we'll see..
Future plans? All I'll say for now is watch this space..
Love the final shot Andy, the Benz looks like a killer. So, what next? Some kind of moderned 'Kompressed' lump?
Ta dude, tho I suspect that has more to do with Felix's skills than mine no silly little Kompressor engines for me ta, I'm firmly in the 'Just add more' / 'There's no replacement for displacement' camp ;D
But I'm not tellin til I've got my grubby mitts on it and know for sure it's happening..
I know what it is but my lips are sealed
Gutted about the demise of the engine but you make damn sure you get the 300K on it even if it is on it's death bed. Ideally in a mahooosive sideways slide while the pistons break out from the block. What a fitting way to go ;D
BTW...plain rice or jam sarnies are even cheaper than beans on toast LOL
i LOVE this car! engine dieing is a blessing in disguise. straight swap a 3.0 m103 for 188bhp and then maybe experiment with a turbo? few other options available but this is probably the most straight forward.
I'm trying to find a suitable 2.6 for a similar project. i have both a 16v and Evo kit in my garage waiting for my next 190, and this time i want some power!
Thanks all don't worry, I'm trying to see the positive side! Rubbish timing tho (xmas, snow everywhere, been made redundant, moan moan..)
As much as I'd love a Judd V8 there's no way the pennies would stretch to that. That would also require a LOT of work to get it in and would mean replacing pretty much everything else! What I have planned is near enough bolt-in and leaves the door wide open to more craziness in the future..