I may have mentioned the machine in a post already, but I wanted to give you another look at our latest project car acquisition. She’s called The Wombat, and we here at Redusernab HQ have big plans for her. The goal is to transform this lovely 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300TD into a seven-passenger sleeper. How will we accomplish that? By playing with and transplanting new goods under the hood.
The 3.0-liter diesel engine isn’t exactly a heart stopper when it comes to performance. Our initial idea is to rip out those internals and swap them for a HEMI. Everyone I talk to suggests going with something from the LS family instead. Yes, that would be easier, but not as interesting (though still extremely fun). I am also toying with the idea of keeping it a diesel but making it an angry, black-cloud producing hyper turbo diesel.
I want to hear from you on this one. What should we do to the engine bay? Go forth with our HEMI idea, jump ship to the easier LS, or create a wicked diesel monster? Sound off in the comments and watch the introductory video after the break. I put the word “proper” in quotes in the title because I edited the clip myself… hence, it’s not exactly a proper video since I’m still learning how to cobble together footage.