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post #101 of 738 (permalink) Old 06-08-2005, 02:36 AM
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Here is What I am working on. I am truning my 1967 250SE right hand drive into a slick custom cruizer. I will be ticking off some purists, but what the hell. It is worth it. It is in the process of having the roof chopped 3-4 inches. Will hae a full custom interior that will look like a 60's concept car interior. No Hot Rod flat door panel crap. It will have a wine cooler, a cigar humidor and a very elegant, classy custom interior. We are putting in fast bags. There will be no chrome on the car. All the bright work is going to be nickel plated. Engine: the engine on the car right now runs like a swiss watch. I think the vintage Mercedes engines are a pleasure just to look at, so micky mouse chevy 350 will go into this to make it quicker. I am thinking either supercharging the straight 6 or putting in a 6.3, if I find one. To me that is one ofe most beautiful engines ever built, ofcourse no question about the power. Let me have your thoughts. If anyone can help me locate a 6.3 engine/trans for a low price please let me know.
That concept looks stunning [:0] have you thought about perhaps incorporating the tailights into the fins tho? you could run a string of LED's a'la maserati.
I sure as hell hope you get the sponsorship dude. Perhaps get in contact with some US based Benz tuners like Renntech.
I think a 280 twin cam with a blower running along the side of the motor would look killer in the engine bay or a 6.3 like in mercmads photos with a hidden turbo.
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Well hello ya all!
Heres my babies:

My 180 -58 "poton" in good condition


And my 200d -67 "fintail" project

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Hey there !,what size is the engine in your 300SEL? ,a 3.5/4.5 or 6.3?.
Puting the solenoids to work is really popular down here in OZ ,by fitting a large tank in the trunk and running 1/2" lines to each air bag with solenoid controls ,you have instant suspension control instead of just "up" or "down".You can unbolt the rear suspension stops to get it lower,but it's not a good idea,you will eventually destroy the sliding joint and CV joint in the diff.Plus oil won't be reaching the outside wheel bearings.
This another project of mine,a 300SEL 6.3 that i'm repainting back to original blue grey metallic.
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Heres my 1972 350sl (4.5L engine with euro bumpers), 90k original miles, my father bought it new in 72, and had her restored in 93. I think its a major improvement.... The interior is all original, with the exception of the CD player (i still have the original Becker radio, and the original wheels, which i will probably put back on in a few years).
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Post some more pics of my poton by request..




Before i had cleaned up the interior:


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Here's a shot of my 71 3.5 w/4 speed manual. I had the heads pulled and remilled right after I bought it last fall. One cylinder was off 0.003. This is parked next to my father's 61 Jag.



And since Packard was mentioned here's a shot of my 53. The purists might not care since it's not a pre WWII but my budget won't allow for that. This car has been quite reliable and the 327 straight 8 loves to cruise at 75 for hours.


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Hey there !,what size is the engine in your 300SEL? ,a 3.5/4.5 or 6.3?.
Puting the solenoids to work is really popular down here in OZ ,by fitting a large tank in the trunk and running 1/2" lines to each air bag with solenoid controls ,you have instant suspension control instead of just "up" or "down".You can unbolt the rear suspension stops to get it lower,but it's not a good idea,you will eventually destroy the sliding joint and CV joint in the diff.Plus oil won't be reaching the outside wheel bearings.
Mine has a 4.5. I'm putting an air tank, 1/2 inch lines and valves and a decent compressor on it pretty soon. I unbolted the front and rear controls when I go to shows or hangouts, or for cruising/ dragging. My cv joint was already in bad shape. I will be replacing it pretty soon because the boot has already split and is slinging grease out. I'm going to re pack all of the grease on the suspension after I change the joint in the future. Some of the car was repaired, but the guy that was starting on it did not get very far at all, and did not seem to know what he was doing. I'll post pics after I upgrade the lines and all.
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No need to change the compressor because the stock merc one will pump way over 200PSI with plenty of volume. .On Busses etc they used the same compressor so if it pump up a 15 ton bus with air springs etc your car will be easy!!.[:D][:D]
Suspension overhauls on these cars are best carried out by people with experience to do it.there are a few tricks that you need to know in order to get it right,but once it's all sorted you will have a car that will go for the next 30-40 years no probs!!.
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My '79 280SE and '77 450SEL
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No need to change the compressor because the stock merc one will pump way over 200PSI with plenty of volume. .On Busses etc they used the same compressor so if it pump up a 15 ton bus with air springs etc your car will be easy!!.[:D][:D]
Suspension overhauls on these cars are best carried out by people with experience to do it.there are a few tricks that you need to know in order to get it right,but once it's all sorted you will have a car that will go for the next 30-40 years no probs!!.
I'm adding another compressor as a back up. Mine churps really loud when it has been on for a while. So I am going to oil it soon and check it out really good. I know enough about air ride to tackle this in a couple days or less.
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