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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2015, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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W111/112 coupe owners in CT?

Hi,

I am searching for W111/112 coupe owners in CT.

I am in East Haddam, and am looking for a coupe (project to nice driver level) and would like to chat with owners about their experience owning these cars.

Please feel free to email me: john@dnaprods.com

Thank you in advance,

John
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-01-2015, 10:38 AM
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Feel free to post on the Coupe Group Facebook page as well, some 2,300+ members who all share a specific interest in these cars. I know we have several from that region. https://www.facebook.com/w111coupe

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Thanks Marrs,

Will do.

John
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Nice to see you on the group page! I did remember one owner in CT you may be able to reach out to:
Bill Scheffler?s Benz Is A Movie Star | 06880

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So I have made the commitment - I bought a W111 Coupe.

But it might offend some purists...

It's a 1965 220 SE fitted with a Chevy 350 + 400 trans, and 250SE rear disk brakes. It also has an aftermarket Nardi steering wheel.

It looks good and is fun to drive.

As I am new to W111 ownership I would be interested in info on parts suppliers, manuals etc. Also making connections with other East Coast W111 owners (I am in CT).

Here are some pics. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Nice!

Hi, Looks good! though yes the purists might get upset , I havent seen too many small block chev installs, But its in there now and looks like it fits very well! I can definitely see that its a lot more compact than the m116/m117 motors as it looks like you could put a nice set of headers on there instead of what looks like the old ramshorns. Everyone goes on about modifying the sump to fit , but surely theres unlimited custom sump & oil pick up kits out there.
With the chev you now have countless ways to make it a bit more sophisticated & driveable.Some nice corvette alloy heads to bump compression up..mild roller cam kits...its just endless with the chev and also compared to merc prices, cheap as chips to mod. Smallblocks are all about that low down seat of the pants torque..Id definately swap the aircleaner with something that takes cool air from the front, it will help quiet down induction noise too and help with power as cool air is more dense than hot engine bay air. A gm 4 speed overdrive auto is an easy swap to lower highway rpms and smooth high speed cruising too. Check out a powerjection fuel injection which bolts in place of 4 barrel carb for better cold start and driveability...you have unlimited choices with a smallblock so dont worry about purists, just enjoy the car,cheers
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Hi dasrice,

Thanks for your post - thought I'd shocked everyone into silence!

I have been going over the car and it has a 2002 GM 350 crate motor (330HP), a GM TH700R4 transmission (4 speed overdrive), a later 3.27 disk brake differential, thermostatic electric fan, working AC, and runs on 6.5" x 14 bundts.

So whoever put this together back in the early 2000's knew what they were doing. All the class of a W111 coupe with some Go!

So far I am very happy with the car, tho the idea of fuel injection is tempting...

John
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