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THRSTY merc

Posted: Sun 13 May, 2018 12:28 am
by Eski
Hello ozbenz!!

My names Matt and I'm from Perth. About a year ago I bought a w114. At the time everything looked good and seemed to drive amazing. Since then I have been going over the car and well it's turned into a decent sized project.
I love the car to bits and hope to have it back on the road this year some time. At the moment I'm fixing rust in the rocker panels, boot and rear quarters also getting all the calipers rebuilt and freshening up all the suspension
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Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Mon 14 May, 2018 1:38 am
by Eski
Also by any chance does anyone know how much difference there is between w114 and w124 engine mount locations? As in width apart, Is there similar amount of room in the engine bays?

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 25 May, 2018 10:25 pm
by Eski
Ok so over the last month or so I have been getting all the parts I need to get up and going again. I have all the brake calipers back looking like new, all new discs all round. They will be going on this weekend.

Most of the patch panels are done with only the passenger side rocker left. I'm hoping that the paint I have bought to paint will be close-ish. I know it'll be a little off due to age.
I have to get the indicators to hold position again (easy fix)

My spring compressors have finally turned up so if anyone needs to borrow them hit me up.

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 25 May, 2018 10:46 pm
by John Green
I love a subtle number plate, one that only a few will actually get. "well played"

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 25 May, 2018 11:05 pm
by Eski
Haha thanks, not many actually get it. I get most people thinking it refers to fuel assuming it has a V8 or something

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Sun 27 May, 2018 9:50 pm
by Eski
If possible is anyone able to tell me the distance between engine mounts? I'd measure but I'm out of town for the week and my wife wouldnt know where to start haha

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Wed 06 Jun, 2018 12:31 am
by Eski
Ok so all the rust is now gone!!!!! Took longer than I had hoped but it's done. I have painted all the wheels Wells and it's made a big difference in how tidy it looks. Next on the list is to bleed the brakes and install suspension

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 5:28 pm
by Bartman4800
Make sure you check your rubber brake hoses for cracks before you bleed the brakes.

Replace when in doubt!


Bart

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Thu 07 Jun, 2018 8:59 pm
by Eski
Thanks, I already bought new front hoses and the rears are hardline all the way to the calipers

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 08 Jun, 2018 1:37 pm
by Bartman4800
Really?

I would think there is a flexible where the brake line transfers from the body to each swing arm....


Bart

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 08 Jun, 2018 7:56 pm
by Eski
Now you say it it doesn't make sense to me either I'll have another look

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Fri 08 Jun, 2018 9:15 pm
by Eski
Thanks heaps Bart. In my sleep deprived state from our newborn I didn't even look that little further. Buying new ones tonight