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Mercedes 220SE Cabrio engine Rebuild assembly

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New Pistons installed ,side covers and sump fitted ,note: the deck has been machined to ensure it’s flat and true.

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Head is reassembled with all new Valves. The valve heads were pitted from corrosion and machining them would have made the valve head margins too thin.

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Cylinder head, water pump, and distributor drive fitted .Timing chain was replaced with a superior Iwis Chain,the one in the pic was just used to help install the new chain.

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Accessories added and nearly ready to install in the car.
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300 SE Lang W112 Rust repair progress

rear panel rust repair .

The rear panel on this car has had a few hits over the last 51 years and suffered from some pretty bad repair work. To straighten the dents and remove the rust ,caused by leaking tail light gasket i made a patch and cut out the rust with a hole saw.

With access through the hole , I could poke a dolly in and shrink out all the small dents .Last step was to repair the hole where the lights fit .It was pretty tough getting the dings out because the metal had been ground pretty hard in the past when someone has tried to fix the panel in the past.

Mercedes Benz 250S for sale.

IMG_0053250 S in very straight condition. Been off the road since 2010 due to a minor fault. This is a project car and will require normal work to get registration etc . There is very little rust in the right front sill front and the rear boot box bottom,right hand side. IMG_0052

No rust in the doors or floors!! no dash cracks ,and the MBtex seats are still very good. Original boot mat is in very nice condition . IMG_0056IMG_0065 (1)IMG_0069IMG_0070IMG_0058 (1)IMG_0057IMG_0067 (1)IMG_0068 (1)IMG_0064 (1)IMG_0081IMG_0082IMG_0079IMG_0080IMG_0087IMG_0084IMG_0054IMG_0055IMG_0059 (1)IMG_0060 (1)IMG_0061 (1)IMG_0066 (1)IMG_0073IMG_0074IMG_0075IMG_0076IMG_0077IMG_0078IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086IMG_0088IMG_0089IMG_0090IMG_0092IMG_0093IMG_0094IMG_0095IMG_0096IMG_0097IMG_0098IMG_0099IMG_0101IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0111IMG_0112IMG_0113IMG_0114IMG_0116IMG_0117IMG_0119IMG_0121

Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 restoration Project

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This is RHD 6,3 #2206 . The engine is incomplete and the drivers side sill/rocker  is rotten but the rest of the car is surprisingly sound but in need of a full restoration .RHD 6.3’s are too rare to part out and i would rather restore this car anyway….. or build a historic racer for weekend fun.

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Mercedes 280 SE 3.5 W108.057 with a difference!

I First saw this Car some years ago when the owner wanted an opinion of it , before buying it. In the mean time it was stripped and repainted a gorgeous Moss  green Metallic .  The job ahead of me now is too reassemble it to show standard

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The interior needs a lot of work as it appears to have been sitting at the painters for a very long time.IMG_0044 IMG_0045 IMG_0046 The engine room is scruffy so that is going to be a big job sorting out a locked up engine and redoing all the plating and replacing all the rubber.

IMG_0047 IMG_0049 IMG_0051and i thought i’d try a Borbet wheel for size on my coupe project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W108

Weber DCOE rebuild

I’ve been restoring a 190SL for an owner and part of the task involves rebuilding it’s non standard DCOE carbs. A lot of W121’s were fitted with these over years to get around the problems thrown up by the awful Solex side draft carbs originally fitted.

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Work shop 7 006Carb on the right is in as is condition with blocked jets and water damge 


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As can be seen in the left photo the chokes have signs of water from the fuel supply.Carb on the right after stripping ,wet blasting and rebuilding.

Below is how the original fuel pipe looked before restoration .

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Below the original pipe after replating the pipe and ferules with the ends resoldered back in place.

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Temporary mock up of the rear carb in place.

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