Author Topic: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher  (Read 10478 times)

robertd

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Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« on: 26 July 2012, 12:22 AM »
G'Day

I happened to be at the right place at the right time, this 450 was on the way to Sims metal for scrap!
I know it looks like rubbish but this is a late K jet that is perfect to drop the 5lt alloy motor into. ( the motor and trans had already been removed )
I haven't had time to check it out yet but I'm hopeful in finding the seats in resaonable condition under all that sheepskin.
 
Rob






« Last Edit: 26 July 2012, 12:30 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 #1 on: 26 July 2012, 01:39 AM »
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #2 on: 26 July 2012, 02:28 AM »
Great score, and well done for saving it. 

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #3 on: 26 July 2012, 03:39 AM »
amazing RD,
that would have earnt someone 50 bucks for the metal.  and to think all those interior bits would have been wasted!
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #4 on: 26 July 2012, 03:46 AM »
Saved!

By the way, I've got interior bits for that, including good seats (MB Tex).

Tim
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #5 on: 26 July 2012, 04:33 AM »
Good evening,

I got a call from my mechanic to tell me that this car had just had its motor and trans removed to transplant into another customers canary yellow 116. The rest of the car was not required and he had no room to store it at the workshop. He said the truck was coming that afternoon to take it to sims metal. he asked if I wanted to take any small parts off it before it went. I said yes please!

I only just had time to redirect the driver to my place and dump it the back yard, cost me "one bill" cash for the driver as I'm about 35mins drive out of his way. Also a good bottle of local Shiraz for my good mechanic friend.

looking forward to cleaning it out and discovering its secrets. before and after photos to come

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 #6 on: 26 July 2012, 04:35 AM »
Rob you're my hero!!!  Well done for saving what looks like a clean example.  Yes what a huge waste it would've been looking at all those parts.....  It should be an offence to crush a car like this!!  Mongrels for even thinking about it!   >:(
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #7 on: 26 July 2012, 05:07 AM »
Hi Rob,
The sheep skins are of interest and if I wasn't so far away I'd want the bumpers as well. If you wish to redeme some of your purchase I'd be keen.
Regards,
Giles
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #8 on: 27 July 2012, 06:00 PM »
You know Robert...............

Rangies have reasonable sized engine bays.....

*Cough cough* Hint hint.........

And Dellows have the adaptors from memory....

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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #9 on: 27 July 2012, 10:27 PM »
Hi Robert...
Good to see you havent lost your 116 addiction...
Great find by the way... I'm sure youll turn it in to an exciting project.

Regards from the Gold Coast,

Steven F.
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #10 on: 27 July 2012, 10:56 PM »
Hello Steve,

Good to hear from you, how is that silver rocket ship going? I hope its as good for you as it was for me.

I"m  just a sucker for a project car, then I seem to lose interest when there all finished and on the road ( I kept the silver 6.9 longer than most ) about 4 years

all the best

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( now project 450SE 5.0 )
« Reply #11 on: 31 July 2012, 11:41 PM »
Hi Guys,
The update on this car, its a go for the 5ltr alloy motor transplant

the clean up begins






The 5 Ltr Alloy motor being prepared


The exhaust manifolds off a 450


The manifolds off the 5ltr totally interchangable but directs the exhaust flow in a different direction


The engine pipes from a 450


The other things that will need changing are the alloy engine mount arms that need to be being aquired,

by the way the internal diameter of the exhaust manifolds off the 450 are 36mm approx the diameter off the 500 are 39mm approx
does anyone think this might be a problem?

Rob
« Last Edit: 01 August 2012, 12:06 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 #12 on: 01 August 2012, 03:02 AM »
Excellent,

Do the 450 manifold flanges have the same external dimensions as the 500?

If so, I'd be taking them to a machine shop to have some material removed from the inside in order to remove the edges, and then use the proper 500 manifold gaskets.

It would be interesting to know if the front exhaust pipes will fit without modification.

Tim
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Re: Snatched from the jaws of the crusher
« Reply #13 on: 01 August 2012, 03:30 AM »
Not a bad idea Tim!  I will give it a try.

The 500 engine pipes push neatly into the 450 manifold and vise versa so should not need any modifications

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 #14 on: 01 August 2012, 04:19 AM »
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