Here are some update.
The engine I am using is a Mercedes OM606. the engine are an update from the OM603 from 1985-1994 with a 24 valve head and an electronically controlled mechanical pump. The engine are by many considered the best diesel engine mercedes have made. I don't like the computer controlled pump(I like diesel engines that can run without electricity) but fortunately the older mechanical pump fit. But the problem with those pumps are that they can only deliver fuel for ca 175hp so I have mounted larger elements in the pump. Now it can deliver fuel enough for ca 450hp
But to burn that much fuel you need air, lots of air, so this summer I am going to put on a supercharger.
It should take the engine to ca 250hp (with intercooler) later I have a plan to also fit a large turbo. That should bring the engine to 400+hp
I am putting on a 6 speed from a 2001 220cdi mercedes. It fits the engine but the axle is shorter so I had to shorten the housing
here is the new transmission mound, it is my first alu weld but it became quite strong(I can jump on it) so I hope it will hold.
I am working on the engine mounts now.
Thank you for welcoming me to this great site. There are lots of interesting info here. My car is made in Germany but i guess it is quite similar to the English Transit.
Yes the car has unusually little rust(we have a lot of that in Norway) I was very happy when I saw that since I bought it without seeing it
Maybe someone can help me to understand what all the codes on the plates mean? I am especially interested in Whats the name of the green color since I am planing to paint it in that color.