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Old 12-18-2017, 03:43 PM
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Hey Dinsdale, if you're still around on here, I saw a 2011 Mustang with a Mercedes M275 V12 under the hood. The sucker is turbocharged stock from the factory but this one made a nice, relaxing, yet unstressed 641HP.

Since you were successful with the 1GZ-FE V12, the M275 may be another great 12-banger candidate. I don't believe the engine is that much taller or wider than the Toyota. There's a nice article online about it, but they don't say much about what the project involved.

Just putting it out there...
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Not as wide as I thought it'd be. That's kinda cool.
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Dinsdale is around. I sent him this info. on the "Top Secret Supra" a few weeks ago

https://www.autoblog.com/2017/12/15/...p-for-auction/
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The Top Secret car is a bad *** build. The 1GZFE is a great tuning candidate as the motor is understressed out of the factory.
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Hey Dinsdale, if you're still around on here, I saw a 2011 Mustang with a Mercedes M275 V12 under the hood. The sucker is turbocharged stock from the factory but this one made a nice, relaxing, yet unstressed 641HP.

Since you were successful with the 1GZ-FE V12, the M275 may be another great 12-banger candidate. I don't believe the engine is that much taller or wider than the Toyota. There's a nice article online about it, but they don't say much about what the project involved.

Just putting it out there...
Thank you Mongo, Hope your doing well.
That sounds like a Bitchin car. I'd love to build one for you. Iv'e even got a spare Toyota v12 if you want. I can squeeze you in June after next.Best regards Dins

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I am expecting baby number two. Car projects are on hold right now. If I go the swap route it's probably going to be an LS3 E-ROD since it's CARB legal - then pop on a roots type Magnacharger (CARB legal also). Again something not for a while. 529 plans come first right now.

However, being one with Mercedes knowledge would make me an asset should one decide to drop a 612ftlb torque Merc V12 into their shark.
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Dinsdale, I have some questions for you regarding the v12 928... would I be able to reach you directly?

Thanks!

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S65 AMG V12 Twin Turbo 700HP and 900 Torque.
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The engine swaps, especially the "out of the ordinary" ones are really cool.

I just wish we could figure out a 5 or 6 speed trans swap that does NOT involve modifying or replacing the lower rear cross-member (or chassis).

Didn't Mike Simard mate up a conventional 4-speed to an automatics differential?


I've always wanted to drop one of these into a 928:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1990-chevrolet/
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With no Jaguar V12 currently on the road, my DD is an 05 CL600 - twin turbo V12. More than once I've thought the Mercedes drivetrain would make a perfect swap into an XJS. Not surprised to see the same idea take root over here; it's a fantastic powerplant.
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What's that on Roger's shirt?
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Roger does mercedes stuff personally, so he is widening his interests.
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Originally Posted by 85euro928 View Post
What's that on Roger's shirt?
Whatta ya expect from a limey bastid?

Love ya, Rog.

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