Date registered: Jun 2004
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I haven't been recieving the updates here so i was a bit out of the loop. Pagadino you have supplied some very valuable info there.
The advantage of the 560 brakes is in the calipers (yes,you need the later style of master cylinder) .W116 6.9 brakes use a thicker disc rotor which dissipates heat a lot faster and is interchangeble with the W126 parts.
A jag is a lot weaker in the torque department than a M100 .. :-)
Your automatic will work fine,plenty of racers in the 70's used them.
The air compressor on the 6.3 engine actually uses very little power with the compressor only working when running over uneven surfaces. You are wise to stick withe air suspension,the advantages of infinitely variable air suspension over steel springs far out weigh the alleged advantages of steel springs. Changing over too solenoids and a bigger compressor and irtank is done here in OZ by the low rider crowd .The mercedes air valves work very well but are very expensive to get rebuilt although you only need to get them done once every 20 years or so... LOL!
The steering box in a 6.3 is a different unit to a W108 box although they use the same housing. the ratio is faster,the pitman arm and idler arm are also shorter.
You can very quick steering by using a 370mm steering wheel too. The mercedes steering has very nice road feel,vastly different to the USA powersteering of the same era.
Some of the guys in the M100 club [/url]www.m-100.cc[/url] have had headers built and Justin Curry here in Brisbane had a set made. Unfortunately the anal retentive who made them says they are a secret design and wont allow pictures...
On the m100 are some pics of 6.9 headers though. These are a mates (Dr Q) headers on his 6.9.
Last edited by mercmad6.3; 05-03-2010 at 06:57 PM.