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post #9871 of 10299 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 07:42 PM
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I just wrapped up removing the engine mount shocks. Harder than I thought it would be but I prevailed. Also went ahead broke the outer engine mount bolts loose. Need to pick up a short 6mm allen wrench tomorrow. Good way to end a stressful work day.
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post #9872 of 10299 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 09:48 PM
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Finishing up a nice 85 500SEC US car to put on the market. This will be a nice driver for someone on a budget that wants to join the w126 club. Car shows pride in ownership and a nice color combo. Doing what I can to keep it under $6k. Dead stock and should provide lots of enjoyment for years to come. Enjoy the pic's! Mike
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1989 560 SEC Supercharged - 317+ rwhp - H&R lowered - OZ 3 piece staggered wheels - upgraded brakes - AMG Tri-Y's - Bergwerks FGS - a true Euro Rod

1981 500SE euro AMG
1985 euro 500SEC
1986 560 SEC
1985 500SEL
1989 560SEC
1990 560SEL
1987 euro 560SEL 300hp 822 engine option
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Classy colours there Magic.

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post #9874 of 10299 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 05:34 AM
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Great looking car @magicbigdaddy Always interesting to analyze the engine bay of different cars. I see what looks like a check valve on the coolant over flow hose. No SLS but I see a tank on the driver side of the radiator with two light colored lines going to it. What is that? When you say keep it under $6k, are you referencing the refresh costs or the whole car and work you are doing?
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Bigdaddy, you've outdone yourself again and that is a sharp looking car, LOVE the color

After changing out my fan clutch I started hearing a "chirp chirp" from front of engine (OH NOO, what now ) Using my sophisticated process of elimination I swagged that the A/C idler pulley is the culprit I just changed it 4 years ago (can't remember the brand or vendor), new one supposed to be here today along with a new "stretch bolt", INA brand this time

Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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'91 300SE (sold) "Sadie"
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'72 SeaBird boat, "Riff Raft", overhaul restarted

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Great looking car @magicbigdaddy Always interesting to analyze the engine bay of different cars. I see what looks like a check valve on the coolant over flow hose. No SLS but I see a tank on the driver side of the radiator with two light colored lines going to it. What is that? When you say keep it under $6k, are you referencing the refresh costs or the whole car and work you are doing?
Thanks to all for the compliments. The coolant overflow hose actually has a "T" in it where it connects to top of radiator, thermostat housing and then to overflow tank. The "T" shows some corrosion at the connections and my goal is to replace the hose. The tank on the drivers side is common to Gen I cars as it is a charcoal vent filter for the fuel delivery system.

As far as the price I have come to the conclusion it is not financially feasible to "totally restore" every car. As enthusiasts we all know these 30+ year old cars can eat up ones wallet in a hurry to bring them back to 100%. This is a nice solid car with great bones, cosmetic refreshing, mechanically sound and nearly every electronic accessory works as designed. I can keep throwing time and money into this project for items that may mean nothing to the next owner but will only increase the price. The sale price will be at or below $6k which puts this car in nice "entry level" category and will sell quickly. We have 2 additional SEC's, 2 SEL's and 1 SE at various stages of preparation for future owners. My cars are a good value for enthusiasts looking for the w126 experience. I have cars from $4k to $15k and each has its own story. Cheers! Mike


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1989 560 SEC Supercharged - 317+ rwhp - H&R lowered - OZ 3 piece staggered wheels - upgraded brakes - AMG Tri-Y's - Bergwerks FGS - a true Euro Rod

1981 500SE euro AMG
1985 euro 500SEC
1986 560 SEC
1985 500SEL
1989 560SEC
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1987 euro 560SEL 300hp 822 engine option
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Been preparing a "time capsule" 1990 300SE aka "shorty" to list next week on BaT. Desert Taupe w/cream beige interior. Just turned 80k miles but honestly looks like a 30k mile car. Just a little eye candy for historic value as I will not be around forever but hope my cars will live on. Enjoy! Mike
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1989 560 SEC Supercharged - 317+ rwhp - H&R lowered - OZ 3 piece staggered wheels - upgraded brakes - AMG Tri-Y's - Bergwerks FGS - a true Euro Rod

1981 500SE euro AMG
1985 euro 500SEC
1986 560 SEC
1985 500SEL
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1987 euro 560SEL 300hp 822 engine option
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It's beautiful!!
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Since i'm over the two tone, I colour coded
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palomino old, original and new MB Tex comparo

Here is a picture of the difference between the faded old leather at the bottom, the original leather, above , shiny, protected for 34 years and my new MB Tex in palomino, thin strip.

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