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Old 05-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Yes I've reported to the IC3 and Columbus PD are next.

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Old 05-14-2015, 09:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Well putting the scammer behind me, I bought a complete 76 f100. I will be using the frame and wheels from under this truck. The body will bolt over easily. This will have a properly mounted rear fuel tank (not in the cab), disc brakes, and power steering. The body is in great shape, so I will try to sell it off to raise the cash for the things I can't do myself, like the drive shaft from the benz trans to ford rear!
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Chances are the u joints are the same size. Unless it is a length issue.
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I've just read so much negative stuff about a manual trans on the turbo diesel... Not to mention trying to get a properly balanced fly wheel. My truck currently has 3.73 gears in the rear. I think the Benz had something in the low 3s.
Mine has 2.88 gears from the 1985 300D.

The people I know who converted to the Benz 4 speed manual were very happy with the swap. Just have to figure out how to balance and index the 240D flywheel properly - not hard, but you have to match the balance of the original flywheel that attached to the automatic.
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:34 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Chances are the u joints are the same size. Unless it is a length issue.
The length is different. But the Mercedes u-joints are way different too... They even have rubber dampers in them!
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Old 05-15-2015, 05:35 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Yea I heard that it might be 2.88. I've gotta check for sure. Also need to check the ratio on this new Ford rear... Going for 3.00

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