Author Topic: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman  (Read 79004 times)

floyd111

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #645 on: 02 July 2019, 06:56 PM »
It's not been a happening year, but finally an update. Bought a 35 year old NOS engine, M110 280S. It still has the original blue spark leads and has run a mere 18KM whilst mounted on an educational table.
This is going to be such a relief, since my own 280S engine is scattered all over, with no doubt, most of the engine parts missing by now.
This will be so much easier. Got a great deal as well, half of what a regular overhaul would cost.
At the same time, the workshop has finally made time to finish my wheel arches, so with a bit of luck, the chassis will soon/finally be ready.
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #646 on: 10 July 2019, 07:58 PM »
Normally, when it's silent like this, it's because everyone thinks the same thing and nobody wants to say.. like someone's plans of lowering a 6.9 and leading the exhausts out through the bonnet ::)
Did I make another bad decision here? I know there's a risk of old seals and gaskets, but isn't that still worth it getting a 18km NOS engine?

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #647 on: 10 July 2019, 10:06 PM »
Right
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #648 on: 11 July 2019, 05:21 AM »
Only time will tell Stan. Anything NOS at this point is at least 20+ years old. If the engine was stored dry, I would expect it needing a replacement of all gaskets at least.
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #649 on: 11 July 2019, 06:51 AM »
I would think the engine is fine. There are very few rubber gaskets on it.
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #650 on: 11 July 2019, 10:36 AM »
Great find on the engine!
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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #651 on: 11 July 2019, 05:33 PM »
 ;) That's more encouraging!

The engine was not stored dry, but was kept in running condition over the years. I would expect an actual dry engine to have rusted shut over such a period, let alone be faced with dry rubbers.
Indeed, we'll see, but for 5 grand this is a steal, even though it feels I just regurgitated a kidney.

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #652 on: 12 July 2019, 07:10 PM »
Wow thats a hell of a find, great looking engine and I hope to see a tonne of photos when it arrives.  ;D

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Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Reply #653 on: 14 July 2019, 01:01 AM »
And today..
Remember the pic I have been using for years, the red W116 that inspired me to build mine?
Just bumped into the actual car. It's been for sale for years.
It's a non-restored original, with sheep skins and all the options I wanted most. 10 grand with 113000km on the clock.
O my, if only I had known.. I could have been driving his car years ago, and saved... ah well.

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/mercedes-benz-280-se-w-116-originalzustand-fast-unberuehrt/1159422804-216-16478