Author Topic: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!  (Read 14135 times)

oscar

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #15 on: 02 November 2011, 08:36 AM »
OK, how about a modern 5L V8 at 400bhp!

You could use an AMG SL73 engine.  7.3 liters and 525hp.  Or the newer S-class 6.0L with 621hp.  It all just depends how ridiculous you want to be. ;)

All perfect for around town ;D  Clarkson would approve.
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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #16 on: 13 November 2011, 05:29 PM »
Very nice conversion. Two weeks for a professional or person close to being a professional, I'd say. Well done. But what is the motivation? Is it for the fun of it, or just a spare mint W116 chassis?

When my 6,9 engine is dead, I think it'll be replaced by a modern 3 litre turbo diesel - same torque, nearly the same power, and 2-3 times improved fuel economy. Or how about an electric conversion - plenty of space under the bonnet or where the fueld tank goes - ideal for those of us who do 50 mile trips tops.

Thanks, it is awesome, I could have done it faster, I just did not have time inbetween fixing other ppls Mercedes. It's what I do for a living : )
It is my sign written advertising car, I drive it everywhere, now I can show off the big 5.0, people realy get a buzz out of it.
Thanks for your comments.  8)
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #17 on: 19 September 2012, 03:16 PM »
how is the 5.0 going? Any teething problems?
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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #18 on: 23 September 2012, 02:15 PM »
Only oil filter housing was just touching on the engine mount, I cut a very small v in the side of the mounts metal section. It has proven a very solid conversion.  ::)
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #19 on: 24 September 2012, 05:03 AM »
We so need pics n video!!!!  What a great job!  Congrats to you!   :D
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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

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #20 on: 02 October 2012, 01:15 PM »
X2 for the pics and vids.

Like your lettering on it, I'd be good advertising.  8)

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #21 on: 05 October 2012, 06:41 PM »
That is a sweet job!  What year car is the 5.0 from?

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #22 on: 27 April 2013, 02:58 AM »
This is such a cool conversion! Did you keep the 4 speed box from the 500 as well?

Tks,

Joe
Sure did, Sorry for the long wait on the reply.
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #23 on: 27 April 2013, 03:01 AM »
That is a sweet job!  What year car is the 5.0 from?
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1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

450sel5.0

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #24 on: 27 April 2013, 03:03 AM »
how is the 5.0 going? Any teething problems?
No Problems at all,
Thanks.
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

450sel5.0

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #25 on: 27 April 2013, 03:04 AM »
Nice job. Any stats on mpg, etc.
Lots of fuel, lots of fun  ;D
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #26 on: 27 April 2013, 03:07 AM »
what did you do re the speedo ?

I know the povo version cars that use that transmission housing such as the 190 etc use a cable operated speedo extension housing that you can bolt straight onto the v8s' 4 speed auto. or did you do something else? as correct me if im wrong, all w126s had electronic speedos ?
I have installed a speedo from a late W107 and connected the electronic pick up on the transmission to it.
1979 450SEL 6.9 Blue
1979 450SEL Silver M117 5.0
1974 450SEL Silver Tow Vehicle (my bomb) Nick Name Harry
You have to talk to her when you start her
1969 W115 220 33,000KM MINT White with Mulberry interior
1969 W108 280SEL Good, undergoing mild resto

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #27 on: 29 April 2013, 12:09 PM »
Good grief Adam, a 6.9 needs to stay a 6.9 and there is no shortage of engines for them (I have one for sale on CL right now for $650 and there's another fellow down the road that's selling one for around that price too).
If you want to mess around, there are plenty of W116's to do a similar conversion to.

I bet that the oil filter housing can be transplanted from the older 4.5 M117 to the new one, but personally, as I have an oil extractor, I'd rather pull the battery tray and get it from the top.
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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #28 on: 29 April 2013, 12:53 PM »
If you want to mess around, there are plenty of W116's to do a similar conversion to.

Not every W116 has hydropneumatic suspension.  8)  And an engine from a 300TD with the SLS head can drive it.  Use the oil pans from a 300SD to get the clearance for a 116, and various linkages from the 300SD that were different on the later 617-based models, and you have quite an interesting, original-looking result.  I've toyed with this idea for a long time.

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Re: 450sel 5.0ltr 500sel engine !!!
« Reply #29 on: 29 April 2013, 12:57 PM »
So?.
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