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    I might get shot for this.

    Hi. I just stumbled upon this forum. Looks like there is lots of really good info to be had here Ok heres the situation. I have a 472 motor and transmission.Unfortunately the car was used in a demolition derby so i have no cadillac to put it in. However i do have a mercedes 240d with no engine or transmission in it. This seems ubsurd i know, but i think it would make a really different kinda car. The 240d has 4 wheel independent suspension and disc brakes all around. I have another one that runs and i love the way it handles.
    The engine will fit the 240 engine bay, i have done the measurements. The transmission tunnel will have to be seriously widened, but i have the tools necessary to do it. I can also drop a rear end from a mercedes 500sel into it if need be. Now i know this seems like a horrible idea,but both engine, transmission, and car will just rust if i dont do something with them.
    Just thought i would throw that out there. hope you guys give me some input be it good or bad.

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    It's not a bad idea. Too bad people beat on the old Caddies, but the MB chassis is definately good and much lighter than the Cad. My '71 220D weighs a bit over 3000#. The Caddy engine will likely add a few hundered pounds but nothing a 472 can't handle! Be careful of rust, the older Benzes were pretty bad about rusting way more than they should.

    I'm betting your biggest issues will be with the cooling system and hooking up the power steering and AC (if you've got it). I know my 220 has a much smaller radiator than the Caddy, and really doesn't have an easy way to make it bigger without hacking into the cars structure. Power steering and AC would require some custom hoses at the least, and you'd have to figure out what system pressures to run.

    Call it a Benzillac? Should be an awesome ride when it's done, keep us posted!

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    The car i am using is a 1980 240d and it has zero rust on it( I love southern california!) I figured i would have to do some cutting to fit a bigger radiator and probably use electric fans too. I was thinking of mounting the Mercedes power steering pump in place of the AC pump or the smog pump. not sure yet tho. I wont be hooking up the AC in the car as it has already been removed. Im not a big fan of AC anyways, thats what windows are for! Im thinking of altering the badge on the trunk lid to say Mercedes 472 instead of Mercedes 240d and make a sleeper of sorts lol.

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    Sounds like a cool idea- A Mercedes 770.


    jolle.

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    Sounds off the wall! i've seen a 73 vw bettle with a 742 in it with an Eldo trans, that bettle was crazy looking. Cool idea !!! if you do make it please take pics for us to see.

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    This should improve your 0-60 in a week to something more respectable. That sounds like loads of fun, what a sleeper. Stick some V tags on the side just to piss off the guys in the CTS-V forum and put up some pics after you do it.

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    Hope you are 20 years old. With good luck, you should finish the project by the time you are 30.

    LOL

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    keep us posted i guess the thing ull need is a new driveshaft unless u get insane lucky. sounds like a great project hey i almost got shot once too for saying that a guy should but a 4.3 v6 from an astro into his classic mustangs body. but i lived

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    Re: I might get shot for this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Koooop View Post
    Stick some V tags on the side just to piss off the guys in the CTS-V forum and put up some pics after you do it.
    Troublemaker.


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