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got tri - y headers - now what

so yeah i got my headers and downpipes from ebayer in poland who has an insane amg 126 collection

but i did not get any bolts or brackets with my order.

what do i need and where do i get them from.

the pipes came in powder coated, which i will have sanded and ceramic coated. I have been quoted between 250-400 for all 6 pieces . One place says they use a copper product on the inside and the ceramic on outside....

i know people have talked about swaintech but thats too far for me to send them to Ny. ....

Is there something specific i should ask about when they are coating...

Coatings ? Embee Performance

below is a pic of pipes with all the other little bits and brackets....
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Hi vdubpower

It looks complete, at least the major items seem to be there.

If I may suggest, maybe you can ask the other forum members for a picture/s (from the MB EPC) showing the tri-y exhaust system as used in the ROTW W126 M117...then with the indicated numbers, you can trace the missing items, if any.

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the picture above is not mine.....that is of another fella who showed his full kit when he got his parts....sorry i didnt make that clear

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Oops, I forgot to add, the US$250~400 for ceramic coating for all 6 pcs seems ok, as I was charged for my R107 tri-y's US$350 for the 4 pcs only, no down pipes

I've attached some pictures + also that of the MB EPC picture I was referring to on my earlier post. Please note that mine is for an R107 thou.

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the picture above is not mine.....that is of another fella who showed his full kit when he got his parts....sorry i didnt make that clear
Hey vdub,

Congratulations & well done!

From personal experience, I know you will really enjoy the results gained.

The parts image is from the iauto.It site. MouseOver the numbers shows the quantity needed & where. Click on the diagram number, the parts list displays with your selection highlighted.

For example, you'll need a couple of 209 support brackets & ditto to the 251 hardware kits.
[I used aftermarket for the kits, MB for the brackets.]

https://www.iauto.lt/mercedes-benz/C...oups_ID=430620

*As the site is not in English, I use the Chrome browser as it will do an on-the-fly translation.*

Though the pages do NOT show the manifold to heads gaskets & hardware, I do have a parts invoice somewhere around here that has ALL those items needed listed. I will dig around for you after breakfast.

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You need to show us few clear pictures with what YOU have, then you will get accurate advice.

One thing that many times gets neglected is the heat shield on the driver side, under the car, between the downpipes and the floor of the car. One other thing you WILL need is the "Y" pipe between the downpipes and the resonators (I am assuming you have the crossover pipe to the passenger side). If you plan on getting rid of the resonators, then you will need a (double) pipe section (and at this point probably would be best that a specialized shop should do the job).
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my cars are euro cars...so i have dual single down pipes off euro logs currently

the parts i have is just the 4 tri y headers and the 2 down pipes

i paused my trip to the coaters....my mechanic wants me to have a machine shop smoothen the ends of the headers where they meet the block to make sure there is a tight fit

also to have the egr hole plugged with welds
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My personal opinion: if you already have Euro logs, leave it alone and enjoy it as is. I don't think the trouble and the cost associated with installation of tri-ys will justify the gain. Sorry, just my honest opinion.
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i have heard such.. and their may be truth in that matter.....but i move forward...this car went from a silly impulse buy that i saw on ebay which was same color and yr of 500sel....said...hah wouldnt it fun to have a coupe version...

ended up getting it after learning some of its back history......and thats right at the same time my SEL developed a knocking noise in motor ( see old thread)

so the sec sat around while gobs of time and $ were put into the SEL ( single family car since new, grey market over to states when i was 7)

after the SEL was pretty much done had to decide what to do with SEC.....dont need it...was gonna just cut losses and sell but compression was good 180psi each cylinder.....so we carry on....decided to build it out....clean it up.....then i was able to get gen 1 body kit from bondavi and macdeity so figured why not paint lowers to match and go all out amg gen 1 tribute like car below
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my cars are euro cars...so i have dual single down pipes off euro logs currently

the parts i have is just the 4 tri y headers and the 2 down pipes

i paused my trip to the coaters....my mechanic wants me to have a machine shop smoothen the ends of the headers where they meet the block to make sure there is a tight fit

also to have the egr hole plugged with welds
Hi vdubpower,

If I may suggest, rather than plugging the egr holes with weld, have a block off plate done with new gasket (as per picture attached).
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