Author Topic: M110 motor modification  (Read 18301 times)

robertd

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #30 on: 01 June 2011, 02:41 AM »
Hi Carl,
Good to hear from you, I was hoping you would engage with this topic.
I was lucky enough to find a set of early exhaust headers from the donor 280SE that found me.

the top ones are out of the coupe I'm restoring the bottom ones are going to be installed after being cleaned up. what would you recommend.
The pictures of your award winning 280 engine bay are an inspiration.
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robertd

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #31 on: 01 June 2011, 02:54 AM »
Here is a set of power steering lines from a 450SE (the pumpkin)rest it's soul, they run along the fire wall behind the motor, I'm going to try to change them over from the ones that run across the front top of the 6 cylinder motor to help streamline the engine bay. just like the sample photo you posted Carl.
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

robertd

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #32 on: 01 June 2011, 03:00 AM »
These are the offending pipes I want to re-route
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116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
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carl888

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #33 on: 01 June 2011, 06:44 PM »
Hi Rob,

You've been busy I see.  You have lovely pipes!

Have you thought about having the manifolds ceramic coated?  I am not sure if you would wish to go down that route if you are not going to keep the car long term but they do look nice and don't rust. 

Having said that, a friend painted some manifolds with a can of VHT paint in white, and they still look great after a few years.  It took an hour to wire brush them and about $20 for the paint.  Might be worth a shot.

The power steering lines at the front of the early M110 engines are an eyesore.  I would love to re-route mine, but my problem with that white car is its originality, so I'll keep it that way.

The pumpkin has been good to us RIP, thanks pumpkin for the wheels.

Regards,

Carl.










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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #34 on: 05 June 2011, 06:30 PM »
Quick question, does the vac operated seat back locking operate on your CEs Rob?

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #35 on: 05 June 2011, 09:18 PM »
The seat vac locking system is not working in either car.

I have removed the front seat in the new arrival and found the vac line melted at the end to stop it shut.

Rob
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #36 on: 16 March 2019, 09:43 AM »
Good evening all, I don't know how old this thread is but just came across it, I have a 1978 Mercedes 280ce that requires the front end exhaust downpipe, its very difficult to get hold of one even Mercedes do not stock them anymore. The manifold on mine is exactly the type shown on this restoration it goes down to a Y piece into a single and back out to a Y piece to meet the centre pipe. What I want to find out is if I change the two manifolds to the other type that comes out at a slight angle so I can put in the two separate pipes and possibly put in another centre exhaust if needs be but I need to get rid of the downpipe its gone beyond welding.

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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #37 on: 17 March 2019, 05:22 AM »
im doing up my 280te at present, these are the manifolds I just got back.  I went with the metal grey.
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Re: M110 motor modification
« Reply #38 on: 17 March 2019, 11:15 AM »
im doing up my 280te at present, these are the manifolds I just got back.  I went with the metal grey.

Looking forward to see what the rest of the restoration be like with the finish on them really good finish .