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Tony66_au

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Re: 500 SE Donor Car
« Reply #45 on: 29 June 2012, 02:57 PM »
Makes sense to me Robert!

Either way a test run will tell you.

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Re: 500 SE Donor Car
« Reply #46 on: 01 July 2012, 04:01 PM »
A W123 CE 5L manual would be real nice, but finding a good donor with a blown motor would be difficult.  And I'd be very reluctant to rip out a good original engine.....
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Re: 500 SE Donor Car
« Reply #47 on: 01 July 2012, 10:39 PM »
A W123 CE 5L manual would be real nice, but finding a good donor with a blown motor would be difficult.  And I'd be very reluctant to rip out a good original engine.....
That's a real slow project I've got brewing on the back burner (well, probably not manual), as the original engine is knocking badly in my red 300CD. I figure a 5.6 or 6.9 should be real interesting in that chassis...

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Re: 500 SE Donor Car
« Reply #48 on: 20 July 2012, 06:36 AM »
Rob, nice project!

The M117 engine is only about 15kg heavier than the M110.  The 70Kg or so quoted in the cars is made up from the bigger battery, exhaust, transmission, cooling system and starting torque compensation on the rear axle for the 500.

Your 500 in interesting.  I see you don't have electronic idle control so that must make it a pre-1981 update, so you have the 240 HP version.  The engine should be a 117.960.

CJ