W115 Ute Project starts ...

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Fri 04 Aug, 2017 11:18 pm

Hi guys,

some progress to report (still waiting for the motor holders): The brake booster is now in place and Juergen from Mercedes found a pretty good solution. Together with my modified W115 brake pedal (used the pedal of a W124), it should work.

As the W115 tank opening is between the rear lights, but the pickup has it on the right, we removed the Pick-Up-Tank today; as everything is rotten with this car, it was quite surprising that the tank is in pretty good nick. So we will rebuild it from Diesel to Petrol ... at least some money saved ... just recovered from my heart attack after receiving the Mercedes bill for July :laughing6:

Regards
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Mercmad » Tue 08 Aug, 2017 10:20 pm

T-Modell wrote:Hi guys,

... just recovered from my heart attack after receiving the Mercedes bill for July :laughing6:

Regards
Thomas
i was reminded today that an engine swap I am doing has taken a year and a half ...... time flies when you are head down arse up on a project. But this happens when the owner decides they want other things done which stretch out the time and I haven't booked all the time i have worked on this damn thing ha ha ha

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Thu 24 Aug, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi down under,
big milestone achieved on Tuesday: we have the motor in position and it looks like Mercedes has designed it! :occasion5: My 3D-designed motor holders were professionally done out of a steel block and what worked as a provision in plastic now works in steel!

Amazing work, that my Mercedes-guy has done (well I helped a bit :laughing6: ). Thanks also for the help of Stefan 6.9, Mercmad, AMG and John Green here!

Tomorrow the car will be transported to some specialists to do a) the complete exhaust incl. manifolds and b) shorten/extend and balance the drive shaft. Unfortunately, the V8-SLC drive shaft doesn't fit the 500 (length would have been alright), so I have to modify the SL drive shaft.

Next steps then will be to make the car driveable, so we can test the whole setup. Then it will be dismantled and the body work will start.

Regards and I keep you updated!
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 1:18 am

So,
off we go ... the donor car with the motor was ready today and Stefan 6.9 helped me with the transport to the exhaust specialist ... we'll see how this will go!

Ready to go (hood closes :laughing6: )
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On the way:
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Regards
Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 5:25 pm

:wav:

Righto, enough celebrations. Get cracking..
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:laughing6:

Youngtimer looks funny on a trailer.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Fri 08 Sep, 2017 6:30 pm

Hi,
a short update (car's still away) ... picked up my radiator yesterday ... the original W115 radiator, but with a high performance radiator block (the max that's possible) and completely refurbished ... looks good I think :occasion5:
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Thomas

P. S.: Including 19% GST this was 500 Euros; I could have saved 150 Euros with the "normal" radiator block.
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Sat 09 Sep, 2017 8:48 pm

Thats good value considering... we have to pay that kind of money for shitty plastic tanked PRC made stuff.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Sat 09 Sep, 2017 10:27 pm

AMG wrote:
Sat 09 Sep, 2017 8:48 pm
Thats good value considering... we have to pay that kind of money for shitty plastic tanked PRC made stuff.
... and guess where the radiators end up, that you hand in at the Mercedes Classic Centre :occasion5: :occasion5:

Thomas
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1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Mercmad » Mon 11 Sep, 2017 1:23 pm

you driving it yet? Nice trailer too.

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