Author Topic: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher  (Read 11651 times)

robertd

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #45 on: 10 December 2012, 02:57 PM »
Motor back in place with all the vital connections

I used a radiator from a 350SE and had to "customize" the top hose from 2 old W108 hoses.

« Last Edit: 10 December 2012, 03:03 PM 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

Tony66_au

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #46 on: 11 December 2012, 03:36 AM »
This should be fun, So did you start her?

robertd

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #47 on: 11 December 2012, 03:26 PM »
I did Tony,

I had to hot wire the starter as I still need to splice the 4 pin flat plug (116)into a 4 pin round plug (126)on the side of the transmission.
that switch  stops the car from staring when its in gear.

I was surprised when the motor started immediately, and settled into a smooth steady " F##KEN!! LOUD ROAR!"  It had simply slipped my mind that I had not yet attached any exhaust system to the header pipes.!!! dumbguy. dumbguy.

I drove it once around the track with my chainsaw earmuffs on, it drove OK but I felt the gearing was far to low! ripping up the paddock like a dirt bike piloted by a teenager.

I didn't continue as the neighbours cows had taken fright and stampeded to the other side of the block.

To be continued. 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

Tony66_au

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #48 on: 12 December 2012, 12:21 AM »
LMAO! and I bet you had a huge grin all the way around the paddock.

Dont feel bad about the cows though, they are far from the sharpest beings on the planet.

My Neighbour is a Dairy Farmer and a good bloke but every time his Cows show up 3 hours early for milking he KNOWS i have been doing boundary rides on the quad bike, for some reason this inspires them to go get milked.


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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #49 on: 12 December 2012, 12:22 AM »
Actually the diff will be fairly low as its geared for a 3 speed auto, not a 4.

Should make for good launch times though..........

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #50 on: 03 February 2013, 10:54 PM »
"The Beast Lives"  It's Alive

hey guys, whats up, cannot find the upload button on the Gallery?
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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 #51 on: 04 February 2013, 02:03 PM »
It's A  L  I  V  E!!!!   ;) ;D

Hmmm I've never tried the gallery...
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

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #52 on: 04 February 2013, 02:16 PM »
Weird, the gallery upload on the sidebar is gone.

Looks like its out of commission for a bit

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #53 on: 04 February 2013, 10:36 PM »
Excellent news Rob, shame about the gallery, but nevertheless. I would use PhotoBucket or similar temporarily.

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