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Engine compartment clean-up - 78 450SEL

Started by jbrasile, 29 September 2012, 12:01 AM

jbrasile

No problem Jason, I thought the same thing but it worked like a charm, zero leaks!

Drove the car after almost a month, throttle was sticking a little, ball end at the upper butterfly lever needed a little sanding, the plating process probably had something to do with that, all is well now.

Looks like I am almost done!

Tks,

Joe

Tony66_au

My god thats pure car porn Joe!

I suspect a few of the finished pics will end up as screen savers or desktop backgrounds its so nice!

Type17

That looks cleaner than most people's car radios  ;D


Well done - beautiful work, and a superb result  :)
'76 350SE in Silver-Green

oversize

Brilliant!!  And all done so quickly!!!!  I hang my head in shame.....
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

jbrasile

#64
Well guys, this is it.... just finished the project.

Thank you all for your kind words and I hope some of the pictures can help identify the location of the various components that make-up the M117 intake system, fuel injection, cooling lines, etc...

All in all it was pretty rewarding, even with the little snags at the end.

Time to take a shower an go out to dinner...

Tks again!

Joe










JasonP

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

My question is do you REALLY need the air cleaner???   ;) ;D  OMG new engines are plain hideous by comparison!
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

jbrasile

Hehehe..... I agree.... it hides the best part...

Tks,

Joe


Casey

#69
Wow, so much for not making it look too good eh?  I need to do this with one of my own engines.  What kind of plating are you getting done that leaves that nice gold color?  I thought you couldn't get things cadmium-plated anymore?

jbrasile

Casey,

The hardware was zync plated, the regular process will leave the goldish finish unless you ask for a different color such as black (fuel distributor and fan clutch to water pump bolts) or silver as on all hose clamps.

Tks,

Joe

Squiggle Dog

I think the term for the gold finish is "yellow zinc". I'd love to have the appropriate parts in my engine bay replated in yellow zinc, and the aluminum parts polished.

Also, there is something to be said about a spotless engine compartment. For one, it's much more pleasant to work under the hood when everything you touch isn't covered with grease.
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