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Craig Tucker

Australia
654 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2010 :  07:38:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So how much did Cheryll's 40th really cost (6 years??). Less than Bingles ring I hope????......see you soon A.L.

C.T.

1969 300SEL 6.3 (to be AMG 6.8 replica)
1971 300SEL 6.3
1993 300E-24
1959 220SE Ponton
1983 Schuler 5.0lt Range Rover
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Ron B

Australia
11612 Posts

Posted - 03/16/2010 :  16:28:53  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You got any pics of Bingles ring you want to share?

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12-14-2004, 11:49 PM #8
Tom Hanson
MBCA Member

What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 03/25/2010 :  06:59:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minimal progress. We are waiting on some parts to get the rear axle back on. Here is Ottie attaching the new left rear axle buffer. The bird on the Wurth calender to his left rear appears to have similar fittings on her chest wall.





Here he is finishing the job.





New hand brake cables installed.





New outer axle seal installed into the left hand brake hub.





The W109 rear axle outer end seal kit is quite comprehensive and includes both the inner and outer seals as well as the components shown here:- the gasket, the conical bearing locking nut and its locking plate.





Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2010 :  08:12:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Only minor progress. Too many other projects. Lots of stuff back from the platers. Planning to get the rear axle on this evening but pulled the fan coupling from the 300SE apart instead.








Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  02:31:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Justin finally got the rear axle on. Still a lot to do to complete its installation, but it is up under the car. Here are a few detailed shots.





































Meanwhile, I am collecting air suspension components to send for rebuilding. I've disconnected the lines from the master valve and unscrewed the pressure switch and removed the two fron valves from the front subframe - a simple job with the subframe off the car.





















Now I'll go down and remove the same valves from the 300SE coupe and box them up with a spare third set to send away.
Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2010 :  04:58:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slow progress.
























Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  05:30:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How much play is permissable between the upper control arm and the pivot pin end bushes? Justin and I presume nil. The new bushes in upper arms off #5810 are as sloppy as hell.









They are firm in this powder coated arm off my son's 280S donor. Do we throw the arms off #5810 away?




Art
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Ron B

Australia
11612 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  10:53:19  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They are buggered if the nut is loose in the arm .It should be a firm turning fit. Why the koni shocks? Are they adjustables?


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12-14-2004, 11:49 PM #8
Tom Hanson
MBCA Member

What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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Orange County Section
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  17:57:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes,
They are adjustable.
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Ron B

Australia
11612 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2010 :  18:19:01  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have plenty of gratis top arms here if you need any. I will watching with much interest how the shocks work ..
Notice how many times this thread has been read?

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12-14-2004, 11:49 PM #8
Tom Hanson
MBCA Member

What the heck, try to stuff a MB 6.9 liter V8 in it. What a machine that would be..
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Orange County Section
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2010 :  06:19:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Following up on the upper control arm issue, I often read here of the reinforcing applied to 6.3 upper control arms on later cars. I don't know when they started doing this, because the Parts Manual that I have makes no mention of a different part on 6.3's at any stage. Here are a couple of photos of the reinforced upper arm off #5810. In the wrapping is a 280S arm.













And Ron often mentions upgrading the tie rods to W116 specs, so I am offering an even stronger alternative





Ha, ha. Sorry, that's for his truck.
Art

Edited by - Art Love on 06/26/2010 06:20:28
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John Sutter

USA
318 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2010 :  07:28:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember having upgraded control arms installed on #3458 about 25 years ago, right after I got it, as recommended by Gordon Beck. Sadly, Gordon is no longer with us but I'll try to find the repair invoice, which would have had the part number on it. As Gordon printed these on thermal paper and they fade badly, I may not be able to read it. If not, I'll crawl underneath and try to find it on the part itself - any idea where to look?
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2010 :  19:26:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John,
No need to crawl under your car. The unit in the picture is sitting on Justin's bench, so if there is a part number on it, we can easilly read it. Problem is, I don't believe that these arms have their part number on them anywhere. I'll ask Tom Hanson when I send him the next parts order.
Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 07/10/2010 :  00:46:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Justin has had the pump tested at one of the diesel shops here that used to rebuild these pumps and have the gear, but not the time and the injector elements don't hold pressure, so it will need a rebuild later. It's a W pump on this car.





He's also been chasing brake line end fittings to go with the pipe he has and his new flaring tool set that I posted in the "tool" thread. His supplier has been able to come up with these. They were difficult to source. The shorter ones should do the job perfectly.








Art
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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2010 :  05:49:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Slow "progress". Too many projects. Some stuff back from the powder coater, mostly for #5810, a couple off #4426.













Recored radiator back.





Art
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