So,I'm offering my services to forum members. This first post will be updated periodically to update pricing and availability of items.
DELRIN SHIFTER BUSHINGS for W201 and W124
First and foremost are the delrin shifter bushings you guys are all chomping at the bit for.
This is the full bushing kit for the shift yoke, shifter arms, and transmission arms. They will fit both the standard manual transmissions as well as the Getrag.
$55 shipped to the lower 48. Those outside the US will have to pay a little more for shipping.
SHORT THROW SHIFTER
I will also offer to receive shifter assemblies from members to modify the lower shift arms to decrease the throw of the shifter.
I can install delrin bushings during this process as well.
I will offer to buy old shifter assemblies as well, then I can just sell short throw shifters outright, offering a core charge on your old shifter, so you dont have to wait several days while I have your shifter.
This mod will run about $50 on its own, and I should be able to turn them around pretty quickly if I'm not swamped with other work.
Here are some old pics from when I did this to my car back in 2009, and they were snapped with a flip phone so forgive the fuzzyness..
here is one of the extensions (just imagine 2 more exactly like it):
the first one i cut (the longest arm):
finished, just need to open up the neutral hole a bit:
heres the next one, im going to go weld it up now:
mix between camera pics and phone pics.
ill probably just use the phone throughout from now on, as my camera battery died and i dont want to deal with it.
got all the shifter arms lengthened by 1" and the welds grinded down, and the neutral hole cleaned up. no clearance issues or anything.
CUSTOM EXHAUST for W201
I will offer to build exhaust systems for the W201. These will be based on my 3" stainless system I built for my car, but have a wide flexibility from that base version.
These will be made to order, and price quoted accordingly. The customer can specify material, size of piping required, mufflers/resonators to be used, and how many pieces it will be in. (more pieces means easier/cheaper shipping, but also more flanges, so higher cost)
Some pics of that:
And more to come..
The good news is, I'm no longer doing these projects in an overly crowded, dirty garage, or outside in a driveway. I now have a nice big shop with smooth concrete floors, and all kind of other goodies, so I can actually do these things in a reasonable setting.
I do plan to offer up some turbo headers for both the 8v and the 16v once I have worked all the issues out of the design I am using to build my own turbo car. These will be pricey, because its alot of stainless, and ALOT of hours on the welder, it will be difficult for me to offer any for under $1k, but I will try to keep it in that area if at all possible, again made to order, custom requests will be welcome.
I also plan to offer other things like adjustable rear links, shrouds for the original radiator that can easily mount a flex-a-lite fan, coil pack mounts and cam position sensors for people doing EFI conversions, and other things, I'm sure.
I'll get some pictures posted up, once I get a chance
Feel free to ask about anything, or suggest something not listed above.