Over the years MB Spares have done a lot of interesting conversions. back
in the 90's we were converting a lot of 240D's to 300D's, but in the last
few years we have stepped it up a gear and are now doing V8 conversions to
various Mercedes-Benz models.
These pictures detail what is required to convert a W460 series G wagon to
V8 power. Something that we always knew was possible as AMG offered this
conversion in the early 90s. Obviously we have not included all the
details, especially the modifications to the tranmission to allow it to
lock into first gear and to the drive shafts.
After the conversion we took it for a shakedown run on the AGOA 30th
birthday event in mansfield Victoria where it performed way better than we
had ever imagined. The torque from the V8 is so great that low range was
not required for much of the trip.