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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Honey500 » Sat 10 Feb, 2018 8:23 pm

Drive it lots in the first 12 months!!!!!
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by CraigB » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 1:12 am

I'm glad you have them verified Thomas. At first when i read I was worried for your safety, picturing cash deals with big guys in dark sunglasses, meeting in dark alleys etc etc!
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Sun 11 Feb, 2018 2:01 am

CraigB wrote:
Sun 11 Feb, 2018 1:12 am
I'm glad you have them verified Thomas. At first when i read I was worried for your safety, picturing cash deals with big guys in dark sunglasses, meeting in dark alleys etc etc!
Thanks Craig :laughing6:
the guy's in the R107 business for 30 years, so I hope, I return alive ... otherwise all you guys have to help my wife to complete the project :laughing5:
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:15 pm

He always travels with his HK "protection"

:laughing6:
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Honey500 » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:50 am

Is that a factory option? :laughing5:
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 2:09 pm

Honey500 wrote:
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:50 am
Is that a factory option? :laughing5:
Yep. This green version for Bundespolizei. w126. pic's been around for decades, I just dug it up again for giggles :laughing6:

You have to put it into 1980's context - There was an East Germany and a West Germany and a very chilly 'war' still going on in Europe.

Mp5's were (still are) a good weapon of choice.
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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 » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 6:44 pm

AMG wrote:
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 2:09 pm
Honey500 wrote:
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:50 am
Is that a factory option? :laughing5:
Yep. This green version for Bundespolizei. w126. pic's been around for decades, I just dug it up again for giggles :laughing6:

You have to put it into 1980's context - There was an East Germany and a West Germany and a very chilly 'war' still going on in Europe.

Mp5's were (still are) a good weapon of choice.
Hi,
in the 80s we still had serious problems with the RAF terrorists; that's when those cars were in use. Between East and West it was more money (towards the East) and critical people (towards the West) exchange ...
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 1:51 am

:occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion5: I GOT IT ... a brandnew M117 with all new parts attached :occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion5:

It will be delivered Monday in a week acc. to my specs, i. e. it will be "downgraded" to a 1980 version without motor control and electronic idle control ... so more simple. Part of the deal were all my ordered spare parts for the motor revision; so he will take them for the next motor.

Apart from that, I could also source the ultra-rare 15" hubcaps, so the pickup will be original!!!

Good day, although expensive :laughing6:
Thomas

P. S.: The guy is so interested in this project, that he will deliver the motor himself ("wanna have a look") :laughing6: ...300kms drive one-way ...
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by CraigB » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 8:37 am

if he is really interested you could suggest if he puts the motor in he could take it for a drive!
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 8:41 am

CraigB wrote:
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 8:37 am
if he is really interested you could suggest if he puts the motor in he could take it for a drive!
:laughing6: :laughing5: :laughing6: :laughing5: :laughing6: :notworthy:
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1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
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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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Post by T-Modell » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 5:37 pm

I'll suggest that :laughing5: :laughing5:
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Honey500 » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:27 am

Great news!
Good that the parts you had for the old motor will not go to waste. So was the old motor so bad that it is basically scrap value?
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 6:17 pm

Honey500 wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 11:27 am
...So was the old motor so bad that it is basically scrap value?
Yep,
even Stefan's contact in Finnland is - if at all - interested in the heads. So I keep things like the starter, servo pump etc. as spare parts and I already have ideas to make a glass table out of the block :laughing6: :laughing6: (my wife's already happy, as it would be the second "car glass table" ... I have an 18" AMG wheel converted to a glass table).

Most important will be the test, if wine bottles fit into the cylindres, that might convince SWMBO :laughing5:

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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Honey500 » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:33 pm

:love10: the idea and that your wife also loves the idea. Makes a unique wine bottle holder. I do not see Mrs allowing that into to mine.

Good mate of mine has a similar plan, contact he had was wrecking a BMW M5 V10 that was fire damaged so he brought the block cheap for a coffee table project.
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:06 pm

Honey500 wrote:
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 9:33 pm
... and that your wife also loves the idea. ...
Let's put it that way: it was more a sarcastic remark :laughing6: ... I definitely have to get rid of the AMG glass table, two tables aren't allowed. However I am extremely blessed with my wife (in many ways); but especially in this project she puts up with all my sleepless nights, the time I spend on constructing pieces in 3D and doing my internship at Mercedes etc etc ... including more than one room in the house looking like a Mercedes spare parts storage ... I really do thank her for that ...

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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by Honey500 » Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:29 pm

Have certainly pick up that your Wife is quite supportive of your endeavors. Very much a blessing. My darling wife is not such a fan of my Sadey!
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by T-Modell » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi guys,
finally some good news: the gearbox is in a good condition! :occasion5: ... no metal parts or other damages visible. Yesterday we replaced all sealings ... a really nice guy, the transmission specialist at Mercedes, did the work ... I was the intern, as usual :laughing6:

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Monday, the new motor should come!
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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
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Re: W115 Ute Project starts ...

Post by AMG » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 11:15 pm

Thomas, did you get him to change the K1 spring and valvebody piston rings? (3-4 shift slowness) would have been a doddle with the valvebody so accessible... not that it matters
I was only thinking for longevity of clutch packs...
Oh, now I think of it, it matters not - massive bonus for you - your guys will have the factory tools & gauges to set the control pressure / modulator pressure and check the operating pressures with the trans in the car.... on their dyno. :occasion5:
if ever there was a time to be a teeny bit jealous, it would be now, with your access to in-house MB trans specialists.
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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
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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