Author Topic: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher  (Read 11696 times)

robertd

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #15 on: 01 August 2012, 05:21 PM »
Major Tom,

That is why I like this forum, It keeps motivating people including myself to take on projects like this one.

I hope this will inspire you to get started on you own special project.

Rob

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #16 on: 08 August 2012, 03:09 AM »
That's gonna be a lot of fun  :D
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #17 on: 09 August 2012, 02:41 AM »
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #18 on: 09 August 2012, 07:50 PM »
Hi Major,

Have been under the weather lately,  been hanging out to get back out in the shed.

On order from MB Spares: Exhaust manifold gaskects, rocker cover gaskects and engine mounts

Rob

the new Die grinder ( big dentist drill )


Before


After


Just arrived 48 hours after phone order
« Last Edit: 10 August 2012, 12:11 AM by robertd »
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: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #19 on: 10 August 2012, 02:00 AM »
Brilliant work, that die grinder looks very useful. 8)

Tim
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #20 on: 11 August 2012, 04:07 AM »
Nice work!

Is there enough meat in the manifolds though?

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #21 on: 11 August 2012, 04:42 PM »
Tony
Plenty of meat in there, but I'm not taking much off really, about 1.5mm all the way round.

the bigger concern is will the narrower flanges be able to cope holding the gaskets.

Rob
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116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #22 on: 11 August 2012, 06:30 PM »
Oh, this is going to be a great thread! It reminds me of when I saved a 1979 W116 300SD from going to the scrap yard. It had already been parted out, was missing the entire front end, the front wiring harness had been cut, there was no exhaust, alternator, belts, air cleaner, etc. and I made it into my daily driver.
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #23 on: 12 August 2012, 03:18 AM »
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #24 on: 12 August 2012, 02:30 PM »
Tom
The grinding Bit is quite aggressive depending on how much pressure is applied, it is also much easier to control than you might think.  It only took me about 40 minutes to do both manifolds. but I was being very cautious as this was the first time I'd used a Die Grinder.
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: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #25 on: 13 August 2012, 10:43 PM »
Update on the 500SE
After fitting the 450 headers and engine mounts its time to install


Dropped in like a Bum in a Bucket


next need to put it up on the Hoist and check the transmission conection and drive shaft.
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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: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #26 on: 13 August 2012, 11:29 PM »
Hi Rob

The '450SE 5.0' is starting to take shape, so good to see a 'goner' coming back to life again!

Keep us posted.

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #27 on: 14 August 2012, 01:27 AM »
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #28 on: 14 August 2012, 03:35 AM »
That looks like it was always there now. 8)

Are there any clearance issues with the cross yoke, as I seem to recall this being an issue that needed to be dealt with?

As for the spare 560 engine, I'm not willing to part with that yet MT. It's far too early in the piece. 8)

Tim
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #29 on: 14 August 2012, 03:50 AM »
Nice to see a "Can Do" attitude on a resto!