Yet another thread on waking up a W116 - 450 SEL - Photo Heavy

Started by Comodidit, 12 May 2013, 09:02 PM

Bandolero

The door sill tag ending in 29228 is the VIN.
This will match the VIN on the top of the firewall, in the center.
The other number is NOT the VIN. I can't remember what it's for, though.  :( :(
(I do know that that plate is the options plate.)
Russell Bond - (Adelaide, South Australia)
1978 450SEL 6.9 .... #5166 .... 12/78 (Sold.) [url="//www.ezycoat.com.au"]www.ezycoat.com.au[/url]

ADV_rider

W108 1972 280SE 4.5
W116 1977 450SEL 4.5
W211 2008 E63 AMG
E12 1981 528i BMW

s class

Originally equipped with Phoenix tyres... first time I've seen that.

Awesome car.  Its in much better shape than the ones most of ushave brought back to life. 


[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

Comodidit

This is a data dump for my reference. Quick look indicates that the vehicle still matches original config, but need to to a little more research.



Data Card:

4607 - Shift Number
0 - Production Line Number?
4151326 - Production Number 1974 - Vehicle #151326 produced by MB that year.
03864 -  - Body Number
116033 12 029228 - Model Code 116, Gas, Model 33, German Made Right Hand Drive,  Serial Number 029228.
470312133 - Ordered in 1974 for sale in the USA, Sequential number 12133
735 - Paint Code, Altral Silver
267 - Leather, 67 Color code. Need to research
1 - Option Code 40 - Need to Research
1 - Option Code 49 - Need to Research
9 - Option Code 51 - Need to Research
4 - Option Code 52 - Need to Research
1 - Option Code 53 - Need to Research
0 - Option Code 57 - Need to Research
0 - Option Code 58 - Need to Research
3 - Option Code 59 - Need to Research
6 - Option Code 63 - Need to Research
0 - Option Code 64 - Need to Research
8 - Option Code 66 - Need to Research
2 - Data card number 2 - Key number punched out.
117983-12-029461 - Engine Type 117, variant 983, left hand drive auto transmission, Serial number 029461
044973 - Gearbox Serial number
450 SEL - Vehicle Type
Bosch - Headlights
Phon - Tires
09 09 09 09 07 - Unknown - Need to research
sn - Vehicle Data - Unknwon - Need to Research



Body Plate:
BLANK - Unknown Manufacturing Plant
4151326 - Production Number
5B - Unknown, , need further research
116033 12 - Chassis Info
03864 - Body Number
7 - Continent Code (Assuming 7=USA)
735G - Paint Color: Astral Silver by Glasurit
M - Metallic Paint Color
491 - Option codes, need further Research

s class

No, those option codes work the other way round. 

Yours are :

401 : Single seats
491 : U.S. version
519 : Becker Radio, Mexico
524 : Paint coat preservation
531 : Automatic antenna
570 : Folding armrest, front
580 : Air conditioner, Behr
592 : Heat insulating glass
630 : Radial ply tyres
640 : Aluminium disc wheels
668



[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

ADV_rider

W108 1972 280SE 4.5
W116 1977 450SEL 4.5
W211 2008 E63 AMG
E12 1981 528i BMW

Bandolero

Russell Bond - (Adelaide, South Australia)
1978 450SEL 6.9 .... #5166 .... 12/78 (Sold.) [url="//www.ezycoat.com.au"]www.ezycoat.com.au[/url]

ponton

I had forgotten about the specific risks of leaky high pressure fuel lines until joe mentioned it. I encountered a fuel fountain on a Bosch L-Jet very early bmw 6 series.  Fortunately the engine wouldn't run  ::) so it was just an annoyance instead of a car + house fire.  That would make car fire #2 of 3 for me.  Very good idea to have a fire extinguisher! Look forward to seeing more progress on this project, although it makes me jealous I can't work on my own vehicles at the moment.

Regards,
Ian

Comodidit

Quote from: ADV_rider on 14 May 2013, 04:35 PM
I think your upholstery is: LEATHER MEDIUM RED

That would be quite the color change.

I'm thinking it's "Bamboo" as referenced on this page http://www.meinbenz.de/polster/116/polster116.htm

ADV_rider

Quote from: Comodidit on 15 May 2013, 09:43 AM
Quote from: ADV_rider on 14 May 2013, 04:35 PM
I think your upholstery is: LEATHER MEDIUM RED

That would be quite the color change.

I'm thinking it's "Bamboo" as referenced on this page http://www.meinbenz.de/polster/116/polster116.htm

That makes sense.
I was using number "267A / from 06.08.1970 / LEATHER MEDIUM RED" from the codes page, which is not completely correct.
http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~mtor/mbcodedsc.html

BTW, thank you for that link, I found my color code 902 ... which also is not correct in the previous link codes.
W108 1972 280SE 4.5
W116 1977 450SEL 4.5
W211 2008 E63 AMG
E12 1981 528i BMW

Comodidit

Quote from: ADV_rider on 15 May 2013, 10:40 AM

BTW, thank you for that link, I found my color code 902 ... which also is not correct in the previous link codes.

All credit goes to S Class, (who is already active in this thread). That link came from one of his posts in a topic called "interior color decoding" in the interiors and exteriors section. http://forum.w116.org/interiors-and-exteriors/interior-color-decoding/

Papalangi

I think there are some fabric covered fuel lines associated with the fuel pump and filter up near the rear axle.  While changing the ones up front, take a look at the ones at the rear also.  My dad had a hose develop a hole on his R17 Gordini with Bosch injection and it sprayed fuel over 10 feet, after he opened the hood.

Michael
'83 300SD, I'm back!  It's the son's new car (12/2020)
1976 450SEL, 116.033  Sold it to buy a '97 Crown Vic.  Made sense at the time.
1971 250C, 114.023
1976 280C
1970 250/8

Comodidit

Thanks, I'll take a look.

The good news is that the family agrees that it's a good idea to fix up the car. The bad news is that they have to get together the money for me to buy the parts.

Thanks for the help everyone. When I get up and going on this I'll come back and turn this into a repair thread, rather than just a question thread.

oversize

Excellent news; another car saved!  Good luck on collecting the funds and getting started.  Make sure you share lots of pix, cause we're all interested in following your progress
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