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THRSTY merc

Posted: Sat 12 May, 2018 11:28 pm
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 12:38 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 9:25 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 9:46 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 10:05 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 8:50 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: Tue 05 Jun, 2018 11:31 pm
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 4:28 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 7:59 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 12:37 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 6:56 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 8:15 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

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 03 Jul, 2018 8:56 pm
by Eski
Ok not much progress but when under the car I noticed the transmission support bracket was spaced down (looks dodgy) does anyone know why this may of been done? I'll try get pics tomorrow

It's at least 2 inches lower from memory

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Wed 04 Jul, 2018 9:44 pm
by Eski
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Not a great picture but you can see on the left there are a few nuts used to space it down

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Sun 08 Jul, 2018 8:21 pm
by Bangbug
I thought it was upside down.... but it's been a long time since I pulled mine out! :D

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Sun 08 Jul, 2018 11:00 pm
by Eski
Wait, is it? Could it actually be upside down?

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Mon 09 Jul, 2018 10:43 am
by Bangbug
Only a few bolts ;)

Is the engine etc original to the car?
I see you were speaking of engine mounts etc.

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Mon 09 Jul, 2018 12:10 pm
by Eski
I will double check if the engine matches. I was thinking about engine conversions at one stage to something newer but I dunno anymore

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Mon 09 Jul, 2018 12:46 pm
by Bangbug
http://mbturbo.com/mounting-om606-engine-in-a-w114/

Do you like cutting metal and hate your neighbours? :D

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Mon 09 Jul, 2018 10:38 pm
by Eski
I was thinking 1jz as I have one on a stand at home but I couldn't find a kit for it only for a w124 but I don't know how different the engine mount locations are.
I have since moved on from that idea and will keep this motor in

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 1:03 pm
by AMG
Eski wrote:
Wed 04 Jul, 2018 9:44 pm
IMG_20180704_165636.jpg

Not a great picture but you can see on the left there are a few nuts used to space it down
Ok,

I think at this stage we need a few more pics to determine a few things.

1. the transmission rear mount. does it look like
this:
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or this:
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or this:
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Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 1:05 pm
by AMG
Giles is also in your locale and has a lot of expertise in W114 models, and many parts.

Suggest you get in touch with him via PM here or via w114 outlaw FB page.

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 3:13 pm
by Eski
Ok well I took more pictures. I know it needs a good clean and a new mount but here's what I got
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Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 5:05 pm
by AMG
It doesn't look correct - as in the crossmember.

Sure, the mount is stuffed - that's not difficult to replace.

the issue is the crossmember. in the pics I posted from the EPC, which one is used depends on your transmission type and your engine / vehicle model.

what is your VIN?

The auto looks like a 722.200, but it's not easy to tell.

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 5:24 pm
by Eski
VIN: 11401522051750
Engine: 10892020034973

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 6:09 pm
by AMG
Here's some info.
Should be reasonably self-explanatory. typ suffixes are related to L for LHD, R for RHD, A for automatic, M for manual and then combined - e.g. RM- RHD Manual transmission / LA = LHD Automatic transmission.
the footnotes don't print, but they are production cutoffs - e.g. upto vin (last 6 digits) or for example 412 = NLA order individual parts.
WIS-EPC printed document-1.pdf
WIS-EPC printed document-2.pdf

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 8:00 pm
by rx22nv
I've seen people space down a crossmember to resolve a tailshaft angle issue. Usually in a lowered car.

Re: THRSTY merc

Posted: Tue 10 Jul, 2018 8:13 pm
by AMG
rx22nv wrote:
Tue 10 Jul, 2018 8:00 pm
I've seen people space down a crossmember to resolve a tailshaft angle issue. Usually in a lowered car.
Not necessary in a 114/5 though - they have IRS. on the earlier models with a swing axle, maybe, but not necessarily so.
Usually a crossmember swap/mod is from a gearbox swap, and if this was a different auto or a manual to auto, then I would expect that the conversion should have the correct transmission crossmember, they were not expensive (still aren't) and one would have picked up the necessary bits with the swapout from the wrecker or whoever.

iirc the 124 & 201's trans crossmembers were less than 50 bucks for brand new factory part. so no real excuse from that perspective. the actual trans mounts were more expensive than the crossmember!