You have an old Mercedes Diesel and it’s perilously slow. Ask Jeff, he yanked his five-cylinder diesel out of the Wombat. Still, there is something enjoyable about working with what you have. Rather than stick a V8 in there make do with what the torquey little beast can put down and have a hell of a good time.
The crew over at 1320Video caught this 1984 Mercedes 300D at the Street Car Takeover in Orlando covered in Rhino Liner and spewing coal on its way to a fairly miserable 1/4 mile time. It’s not always about having the fastest car, but as the old adage says “having character can go a long way.”
Using the standard mechanical fuel injection and a 240d manual transmission swap this Mercedes is chock full of character. I’m a strong proponent of good sounding five-cylinder engines (even diesels) and if I had the opportunity I would beat the crap out of this.
Click the video to see what I’m talking about.
[Source: 1320Video YouTube channel]