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W126 AMG with 4 wheel SLS

Started by MB_Mike, 22 June 2010, 08:50 PM

MB_Mike

I mentioned in a previous post that once I had the rusty parts car 280SE crushed I would be picking up a W126 500SEL AMG.









I am going to do my best to get this running but it was a previous flood car so I don't know how successful I will be.

I think this is a great way to mark my 100th post!
1987 Home market 560 SEL

Mforcer

Very exciting!

We are all keen to see more photos! :)
Michael
1977 450SE [Brilliant Red]
2006 B200

MB_Mike

Believe me, those were the best photos of this car.








This should pay for a full resto



1987 Home market 560 SEL

flutes

Flood car?  How immersed was it?
Matt
1977 450SEL

s class

That car is worth trying to save.  It is very highly specced, and in possibly the most desirable colour combos.  Awesome. 


[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

nathan

sweet!
does it have the suspension knob in front of the steering wheel like  a 6.9?
awesome colour combo. u know people were probably shot from that car! ;)
1979 116 6.9 #6436
2018 213 e63
2011 212 e63
2011 463 g55
2007 211 e500 wagen
1995 124 e320 cabriolet
1983 460 300gd
1981 123 280te

MB_Mike

Quote from: nathan on 23 June 2010, 03:03 AM
sweet!
does it have the suspension knob in front of the steering wheel like  a 6.9?
awesome colour combo. u know people were probably shot from that car! ;)

Yes it does have the knob! Now I just need to figure out how bad the motor and suspension are. As far as people being shot, everyone keeps saying that  8)
1987 Home market 560 SEL

TJ 450

Now for the big question; What does the engine look like?

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

MB_Mike

TJ, you can check out photobucket.com and search for album mikecarrol1 . Otherwise I will post pics tonight. I pulled off the valve covers last night because the bolts were already missing and snapped some pics I need to upload still.
1987 Home market 560 SEL

oscar

Way to go Mike  8)  That's an awsome find.  Fingers crossed for the motor to work ;)
1973 350SE, my first & fave

s class



[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

MB_Mike

Thanks for the compliments. It will be quite the chore. I only showed the good pics  8)

Here are some of the engine with the valve covers off







1987 Home market 560 SEL

oscar

Damn, look at that pitting.   What sort of water flooded it, rain or sea?  First photo looked promising but seeing that corrosive pitting makes me think a big issue will be what valves were opened during the submersion and where else did the water track and what other damage has been done to cylinders, pistons etc.  Worst case scenario, it shouldn't be too hard to find a suitable M117 engine and ancillaries, although finding an AMG spec M117 will be near impossible unless you customise one.
1973 350SE, my first & fave

TJ 450

#13
It's hard to say whether water caused the pitting or not, but I would say otherwise. One of Nathan's old M117s that I pulled apart here had the same pitting on both camshafts with no evidence of water or other engine damage.

That looks like a standard camshaft, so I would go right ahead and replace it with a used one providing there isn't anything else wrong with the engine... how is the cam oiler on that bank?

If water was circulated through the oil then both camshafts would show similar damage, you would expect.

Edit; I see rust next to one of the lobes... hmmm.

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

s class

I don't think that pitting is the result of the flood damage, I would say that pitting has taken many years to develop to that extent.  You need to look at the back end of the cams (the end facing the firewall), may need a mirror to check it out.  If AMG did any tricks to those cams, there will be markings stamped on the back of the shafts. 


[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