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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2010 :  11:46:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just about got the rear axle finished now - the only hold up is that the parking brake cable rubber boots (the ones that go into the backplates)are on backorder with Mercedes & without these i can't fit the cable , brake shoes etc .

I've started assembling the front subframe now but a few bits are still away at the platers holding things up.


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etmerritt33

USA
1415 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2010 :  15:37:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful stuff!!!
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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2010 :  15:35:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Time for a few more pictures (sorry about the quality - its difficult to get the lighting right under the car )

Airbags installed



Axle now assembled & ready to go in



Axle now in place (and much easier than expected !)



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Chris Johnson

USA
3751 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2010 :  16:44:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Paul,

Hate to point it out, but the rear sway bar needs to be flipped end for end.

Chris Johnson
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Edited by - Chris Johnson on 12/01/2010 16:45:06
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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2010 :  17:14:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doh ! ,I should have refered to one of the many photo's i took when i stripped it down but it was below freezing outside & i didn't fancy walking up to the house to look at the pictures . Looks like i know what the 1st job to do next is
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Ron B

Australia
11612 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2010 :  17:20:35  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That looks like Snow on the ground outaide through the windows.
The Maser has been painted too?

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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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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  05:25:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A light dusting of snow yesterday & a bit more today but we seam to have missed most of it.

The Maserati is not painted yet - were just getting ready to re-attach the nose , its a long running project - its taken us 4 years to find the correct power steering box for it , we found one in the US a few weeks ago and were lucky enough to have someone bring it back from the US in their suitcase as excess baggage , now need to sort out the drop arm for it - the factory do not have any & so it looks like were going to get one CNC machined from a steel billet
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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2010 :  15:00:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got the rear sway/roll bar in the right way now


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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2010 :  13:00:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've made a start now on some of the pumps on the engine. I ended up re-building 2 waterpumps - one from this car & one for someone else . When i stripped the pumps down i noticed that each pump had a differnt type of seal.



Next was the air compressor



If anyone else is rebuilding one of these its a good idea if you press out the bearing in the end of the case , it has a groove around the outside for the oil feed & i found this to be partially blocked with dirt/old oil etc.



I can now start re-assembling the PAS pump , just to fool you this has imperial fastners i.e. UNC ! (so has the A/C compressor)

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Art Love

Australia
6226 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2010 :  16:42:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's because it is a good old English Vickers pump.

Paul, where did you get the seal and impeller for the water pump?
Art
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Ron B

Australia
11612 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2010 :  16:48:46  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Art,I buy my seals from the guy in Rocklea who makes them.http://www.australiansealservices.com.au/ i think it cost me $10 for one to suit a M100 pump.

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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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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2010 :  17:07:56  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Art Love

That's because it is a good old English Vickers pump


...and the A/C compressor is an American York.
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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2010 :  16:22:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Art

The impellers are the originals , i just bead blasted them & resurfaced the seal seat on one of them (as far as i know they are still available in Germany). The seals came from Naj (he's a member of this board)

Just for info the original seals in the two pumps were

Kaco AAH 17.5 36.45/42 16.25 & Kaco AM 17 36.45 16.25 . I did find contact details for Kaco in Germany but then Naj came up with the goods so i didn't follow it up.
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pjtigger

United Kingdom
153 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2011 :  10:43:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been laid up for a few weeks with the Flu but now trying to get things moving. I've started re-building the steering box. Stripped it down & clean everything , fortunatly no major wear so its just a mater of resealing & reseting the pre-loads. The most difficult part was the power piston - you need a special tool to remove the steering nut (had a local machine shop make one to my drawings) & the seal on the piston has to be heated & stretched over.



The problam i have now is setting the pre-load on the axial bearings - the BBB is a bit unclear , as best as i can workout the spec is 0.5-0.7 cmkp . The manual shows a weight being used but does not say what it is (it also says a spring balance can be used but again no figures)



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neilc

United Kingdom
69 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2011 :  11:25:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure how I missed this thread considering the amount of time I've spent on this forum recently! ;)

Wow Paul, that's incredible attention to detail. Fabulous stuff. That will certainly be the worlds most expensive 6.3 when it's finished but what a masterpiece it will be. Keep the updates coming!

Cristal - 1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5549, UK RHD
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