CHARLIE´s W116, 1977 Mercedes Benz 450 SEL

Started by Charlie, 25 April 2010, 05:12 AM

oversize

I could watch that for hours!!!!  LOL!   ;)
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Casey

#61
Quote from: John Hubertz on 12 October 2012, 08:55 PM
It WAS her!  I knew it!



This animation always brings a smile to my face.

Look, higher resolution!

http://www.youtube.com/v/APZJpdZKJhU

I am a bit worried about you and your "pipes" though...

This guy is having serious hood ornament envy:
http://www.youtube.com/v/alVz5zB3_TA

JasonP


This kid can run?

I can't wait to get a dash-cam, and I might find a way to hook up the ornament to a circuit, so if anybody does pull on it, they'll get a nice shock.

As for the skanky ho, I'd tell her to get her gonorrhea-infested tongue off of my car. Her daddy must be so proud.





1979 300SD
Color: 623H "Light Ivory"
1979 300SD
Color: 861H "Silver Green Metallic"
1977 280 E
Color: 606G "Maple Yellow"
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zook

the H&Rs have dropped it to a perfect height! definitely going on my benz when i get the funds

does anyone know what the switch next to the interior light is? on p10 of the build thread..for the factory air horns??
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Beastie

Quote from: zook on 18 October 2012, 09:57 PMdoes anyone know what the switch next to the interior light is? on p10 of the build thread..for the factory air horns??
Ah, that's the 'fanfare' horn. When I first read about it in my owners manual I thought it was some kind of musical horn, to be used when chauffeuring foreign dignitaries through parade ceremonies or some shit. Turns out it's slightly less exciting than that. They were optional on some models but were more common in Europe. It switches to a second horn that supposedly had a different tone and volume which projected the sound further in front of the car, for high-speed use on the autobahn and similar.

My owners manual explains it, but upon inspection I found my car does not have one. :(
1979 280SEL

"She's built like a steakhouse, but she handles like a bistro."

ptashek

Quote from: Beastie on 18 October 2012, 10:44 PM
My owners manual explains it, but upon inspection I found my car does not have one. :(

My donor car has had one. Still working fine.
I guess I could hook it up to a spare battery and record the "fanfare" for everyones musical pleasure (but seriously, calling it a fanfare is a major overstatement).
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

John Hubertz

Quote from: ptashek on 19 October 2012, 06:45 AM
Quote from: Beastie on 18 October 2012, 10:44 PM
My owners manual explains it, but upon inspection I found my car does not have one. :(

My donor car has had one. Still working fine.
I guess I could hook it up to a spare battery and record the "fanfare" for everyones musical pleasure (but seriously, calling it a fanfare is a major overstatement).

Please do.  Remember, it isn't just for us, it's for the future.  :)
John Hubertz
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
(Hunter S. Thompson) 

1977 450SEL (Max Headroom)
[img width=68 height=73][url="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/fullhappyfish/max.jpg"]http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/fullhappyfish/max.jpg[/url][/img]

motec6.9

Why don't you just put Dixie horns on the car and paint a flag of your choosing on the roof. And put the plates Boogan. Geoff :)
Euro 6.9 255.6hp at the wheels. Watch this space.

zook

hang on, some people have FACTORY ones that play tunes?? surely not.

as i understand it, the optional horns are for autobarn/country driving, to scare the life out of any wildlife/elderly motorists.
basically, very very loud. and i want some.
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oversize

I'm sure you could get some Bosch snail type units through Burson which will be quite loud.....
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1978 6.9 #4248 (Skye)
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #7010 white -P
1975 450SEL #8414 gold -P

Tony66_au

I have a set of electrofiama Italian units, 2 tone suckers that are 135Db......

They have followed me from car to car for years now and are so loud they can alter menstrual cycles with a single blast................

then again all the horns on my Benz's are 2 tone and very loud as they are, Not to mention melodious!