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post #71 of 733 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 04:08 PM
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Just got another Merc,1974 280 114 /8 .air con ,central locking,auto ,carbie(solex 4 bbl[:(])MB tex interior and lowered to ground,it's undrivable with less than 1" of ground clearance..But it's done 74.000 miles from new and is straight and rust free.Plus it was gratis[:D]
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post #72 of 733 (permalink) Old 02-05-2005, 12:31 AM
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Just fired it up,the PO didn't have any keys so thats why the cost was so low [8D]
...tried to drive it,got stuck in the neibours drive[:(][:(]
felt every single lump in the street[xx(]
and bottomed out on a flat road,NOT KOOL[:o)]
bUT CAR RUNS GREAT[8D][8D][8D][8D]
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haha, I think that white one looks fantastic. I like them low tho [:p]

I noticed the early (ponton incl) IRS is actually a swingaxle. I've had heaps of experience with swingaxle on my VW's... Not fun if you try to back off in the corners[:0]
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post #74 of 733 (permalink) Old 02-07-2005, 02:19 AM
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Mercedes was way ahead of the game in that their brilliant engineer Uhlenhaut figured that the VW pivot point(same as tatra and skoda) were too high,so Mercedes swing axles pivot below the actual center point.You back off any time,any speed in a merc and as long as conditions are reasonable you dont get that jacking effect that throws you around in a VW.been there done that[xx(][xx(]
BUT,gullwings don't have the low pivot point and will lift the inside rear wheel in a fast turn if you lift off,so the trick is to throw it through the turn,in a $1,000,000 car.[}:)]
Had the low 114 sitting on the front yard and had two serious buyers...in the 17-20 age group,[8D][8D]
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How do you mean by low pivot point? The VW ones are pretty low and I don't think you can't make them pivot from anywhere else due to the diff?

LOL, well ad me to the list too, but I'm 23.
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post #76 of 733 (permalink) Old 02-08-2005, 04:25 AM
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The mercedes diff from 1956(?) on wards has the axle pivot point right underneath the diff,if you get under a ponton etc you can see the pin the right hand axle swings on.In a VW the axle pivots from a point in line with the diffs pinion.,which is way too high .I can remember fitting a spring under my VW to join the ends of the swing axles to prevent wheel jacking in fast corners,it worked too but played havoc with the axle housings and used to break the strap things on each end.
This was a copy of the center spring that Mercedes used .
Another car I can add to the list is the Triumph Herald,a lethal shitty car in the wet.Lift off in one of those and it's spin city,no matter how slow you were going.[xx(][xx(]
The only fault with the early diffs is the ratio,if you want to swap in a bigger engine,use a diff from a 280SE
108 chassis.that will give you a higher ratio and stronger crown wheel PLUS disc brakes.no big deal to swapping it in.[8D][8D][8D]Plus if you look around Melbourne there are lots of good merc candidates suitable for wrecking.
Or go to Chris Denyers place and buy a diff off him.http://mbparts.denyer.net/index.php
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post #77 of 733 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 01:12 AM
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heres what 'id like,a Mercedes station wagon,but because they were all handbuilt ,they are also very rare,and i'm not talking about W123 300TD either[:D]
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Another low Aussie[8D][8D]
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Another low Aussie[8D][8D]http://img234.exs.cx/img234/9108/54525bd.jpg
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Cheap 300 SE convert for sale,AUD $26,000 ,cheap until it is realised that it is a coupe with a top chop and masses of bondo[xx(]
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