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inc13

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New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« on: 14 August 2005, 12:48 PM »
Here is my car...

1978 450 sel 6,9
Its been standing last 15 years in dry garage,last m.o.t  expired @1990
total milage is 107 000 on the clock

Engine does not run because fuel pump is seized up.. this week i order new one.
Engine builds up oilpressure 1,0 bar with starter  :shock:

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« Reply #1 on: 14 August 2005, 01:10 PM »
The Silver ones are very beautiful! Congratulations!

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« Reply #2 on: 14 August 2005, 05:41 PM »
Nice car INC.  Great pics.  I've no expertise in 6.9 matters but the car looks very original with good trim and good paintwork.  Shame about a couple of damaged or missing pieces but shouldn't be too hard to find, hopefully.

I have to ask though, what happened to the roof?  I'm guessing the damage was inflicted by something more substantial than a boomgate.  Hope it's easily fixable.

Keep us posted with your efforts.
1973 350SE, my first & fave

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« Reply #3 on: 14 August 2005, 11:41 PM »
What Chassis number is it?  My 1978 (UK delivered) Silver 6.9 is number 5554; I'm guessing yours isnt far off?
cheers
Chris M
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sigh....sitting back contemplating the next purchase..!

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Nice car
« Reply #4 on: 17 September 2005, 06:36 AM »
Did you get the car running yet?
With best regards

Al
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inc13

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Re: Nice car
« Reply #5 on: 24 September 2005, 04:47 AM »
Car is running ,but not quite right ...
1) dont want to start easy
2)misfires bit at idle
3)max revs 3000 rpm
4)stalls when accelerator pressed @ cold engine

Done so far:New fuel pump(original),fuel tank drained and cleaned,new HT leads(proper ones),distributor cap on rotor cleaned,distributor cleaned from oxide,vacum system checked and leaks removed,injectors cleaned up with brake/carb cleaner

Problems:
1)starter makes noise ,sound like there is few teeths missing @ ring gear......

2)Oil leak from oil filler/container

Im running out of parking space soon ......  :(
there is 3 possible versions what happens next

1)I sell this car as it is(ebay,clubs,etc)

2)I take engine,trans,rear axle+few more bits off,and give body away or scrap it

3)i get car running properly,and sell it

I cant keep it  :(

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« Reply #6 on: 24 September 2005, 01:59 PM »
This looks almost exactly like the one I'm going to buy.  Same colour and mileage.  Except mine has rust and the leather seats are worn.  I like velour better.  How much did you buy it for?

Does your suspension work?

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« Reply #7 on: 02 October 2005, 02:59 PM »
Quote from: "hokman"
This looks almost exactly like the one I'm going to buy.  Same colour and mileage.  Except mine has rust and the leather seats are worn.  I like velour better.  How much did you buy it for?

Does your suspension work?


suspension was working last time









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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #8 on: 28 August 2013, 09:50 AM »
Hello again,it has been for a while  :)
I bought a donor car for my 6,9

Here it is,a 450 sel 1973







adamb

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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #9 on: 29 August 2013, 01:28 AM »
Wow, an 8 year break between posts! Nobody said that W116 was a short term hobby  ;)

The '73 looks too good to break. I'd love a super early RHD 280SE again. Something wonderful about the "minimalist" 116.

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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #10 on: 29 August 2013, 04:13 AM »
Both those cars look too good to scrap!  Donor car?  I don't understand what happened to the 6.9, or your current intentions.  Care to enlighten us?
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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #11 on: 30 August 2013, 03:09 AM »
Wow, an 8 year break between posts! Nobody said that W116 was a short term hobby  ;)
Both those cars look too good to scrap!  Donor car?  I don't understand what happened to the 6.9, or your current intentions.  Care to enlighten us?
In those 8 years i have moved from Uk to continental europe..RHD car in here is not the best idea.
So,450 sel (lhd) is going to receive 6,9 transplant.Upside (in my mind) is getting rid of hydralic suspension.
When thats all done , 6,9 engine will fitted with turbo (big hx40 or hx52 pro) ,Ms3 efi and so on

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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #12 on: 30 August 2013, 03:22 AM »
Wow, an 8 year break between posts! Nobody said that W116 was a short term hobby  ;)
Both those cars look too good to scrap!  Donor car?  I don't understand what happened to the 6.9, or your current intentions.  Care to enlighten us?
In those 8 years i have moved from Uk to continental europe..RHD car in here is not the best idea.
So,450 sel (lhd) is going to receive 6,9 transplant.Upside (in my mind) is getting rid of hydralic suspension.
When thats all done , 6,9 engine will fitted with turbo (big hx40 or hx52 pro) ,Ms3 efi and so on

I thought so... That's a fair idea. The 450 looks nice!

Tim
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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #13 on: 16 October 2013, 10:51 AM »
New starter ring gear

Bought front fender just for spare

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Re: New 450 6,9 owner@forum
« Reply #14 on: 17 October 2013, 03:38 AM »
Why did you need to buy the new ring gear?