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Started by TJ 450, 13 June 2010, 09:26 AM

TJ 450

Well I'm afraid that the project has come to an end. There is now a straight and almost non-rusty 126 body available if anyone wants it. I need it gone within two weeks! :o 8)

I am in the process of completing the purchase of a vehicle, but I am keeping the details secret for a few weeks. As always, it needs an engine rebuild. 8)

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

s class

That's a shame TJ, but I can understand it.  Approx what do you think the body is worth there in WA?


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

TJ 450

I know, as I really wanted to see that 126 on the road, but I actually don't have any need for it now. Besides, I should be putting the effort into organising the 6.9's body and paint work.

The 126 body won't be worth much unfortunately, but I'd rather see it go to good use than straight to the crusher. It has a lot of potential.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

TJ 450

The 380SE will be off to a new home on the weekend. The bloke has a couple of 380SECs and a 380SE, I believe. He will be using it for parts, or so I have been told.

This is timely, as it will allow the W201 to slot in nicely. I'll be keeping an eye out for a 16V 2.3 M102 now, if the current 8V engine is a little too worse for wear. 8)

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Big_Richard

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Quote from: TJ 450 on 15 July 2010, 10:47 AM
The 380SE will be off to a new home on the weekend. The bloke has a couple of 380SECs and a 380SE, I believe. He will be using it for parts, or so I have been told.

This is timely, as it will allow the W201 to slot in nicely. I'll be keeping an eye out for a 16V 2.3 M102 now, if the current 8V engine is a little too worse for wear. 8)

Tim

so much for the big secret eh ?  8)

ME thinks you'll be having a hard time finding the cosworth m102 2.3 16v engine in australia cheaply, if there are any at all ;)

goldacre

My old mechanic Ernest rebuilt a 2.3 motor for his 190E, an amazing car which he did to the AMG specs, cost him $14,000 in parts though and he did all the work.

He sold it for around $17K when he retired last year, i seriously wanted it but no dollars at the time  :(

Goldacre
12/1979 450 SEL 148K on clock (museum piece)
12/1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo 87K on clock 'Darling, look what Q has brought for us, isn't it nice' :)

TJ 450

Yeah, the chances of finding a 16 valve engine are slim. I'll be able to get the 8 valve 2.3 readily though.

Anyhow, we'll see how the 2L is first.

Yes, the secret is out now!

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Big_Richard

I look forward to seeing this car after going through TJ's garage.

I suspect your going to be very happy with this vehicle as a daily driver.

WGB

It's always a sensible judgement call to cut your losses - but hard all the same.

There is a major lesson in all of this with the advent of a lot of old aluminium blocks.

Makes a good arguement for old cars having cast-iron blocks (like a 116 of course).

Bill


Big_Richard

Tj teLls me these 4 cylinder engines might have cast iron blocks. I think s-class knows for sure ;)

s class

MT, I don't know the M102, but I presume its cast iron since the M111 1.8 litre I have is a 16 valve development of the M102, and the M111 is cast iron. 


[color=blue]'76 6.9 Euro[/color], [color=red]'78 6.9 AMG[/color], '80 280SE, [color=brown]'74 350SE[/color], [color=black]'82 500SEL euro full hydro, '83 500SEL euro full hydro [/color], '81 500SL

TJ 450

Yes, they are cast iron... The M102 is also in the W123 four cylinder cars.

The argument against the alloy blocks is justified in my opinion... they are just not able to be rebuilt easily, nor are they as durable as cast iron.

Still, it all depends on maintenance too.

Tim

1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500

Big_Richard

so.......


Are you w126-less, or did the buyer no show?  8)

TJ 450

Not yet, the day is now tomorrow.

Tim
1976 450SEL 6.9 1432
1969 300SEL 6.3 1394
2003 ML500