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Old 05-27-2008, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim B. View Post
. . . This made me recall an earlier discussion here:

"Why would any one put a Diesel engine in an SEC? That would be like cutting its balls off.

"I know what you mean, my exwife did that to me!! lol
Well, Jim, that explains the high-pitched voice . . . .

Actually, after driving Max for a few months, I realized how much I love diesels. If you can find a way to boost the power on it for a faster take off, you'll really have something. The car looks terrific, BTW. There's always the performance diesel forum now.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:51 PM
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Further Update: The car is too slow currently, It gets to about 30 kph in first gear before the boost builds and kicks in, The turbo is currently at about 10 psi, once it builds it works great, but it takes way to long to build up. Starting off, takes a gentle foot and it would be difficult on an incline.

I shift into 4th at about 95 kph, (60 mph), and it is still out of the engines power band. The 2.27 rear gear will have to go, I will be installing a 2.88 or 3.07.

I rigged up the gassers vacuum gauge to show the vacuum status on the engine, and i can see the vacuum drop dramatically as I play with the HVAC system, so that will need to be fixes as well.
1984 Euro 300SDC, (4spd standard)
1986 Toyota Landcruiser Diesel HJ60 5spd X2

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1983 300 SD, 1985 300 SD, 1983 240D, 1986 300 SDL, 1985 300 SDL, 1983 300 D, 1984 300 D, 1985 300SD, 1987 300 SDL, 1983 300 SD, 1985 300 TD Euro, 1983 380SEC, 1990 300 D, 1987 300D, 1982 300D, 1982 300D, 1994 E420, 1987 300 TD, 1987 300 D, 1984 300 D
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by vstech View Post
I don't care if you put a "marty" tag on the back, that thing looks AWESOME! i have wanted to make one since I first saw a 380SEC around here... if I ever find one with a bad motor or just a really good price, I will snatch it up and do this very thing.
that front bumper looks SOOOO good.
Vstech, or anyone else interested, Spring/Summer is here and I need to clear out my driveway, here's the link to my 500SEC for sale (as well as my 300CD and 240D) Mercedes clearance sale:
'83 240D (for sale)
'84 Harley FXRT
'85 300CD Turbo (Sold)
'85 500SEC (for sale)
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'06 Harley FLHTCI
'97 SL320
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