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Old 04-30-2004, 11:36 PM
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I like the rims on the wagon. Euro lights would finish off the look. Just don't get the clear corners, I don't care for those so much. But Euro lights, Euro turn signals, and the Euro wipers really add a nice touch. That stuff is expensive, but it still looks cool.
Nice job with the rims.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:37 PM
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Is that nuclear radiation creeping up the edges of your driveway? Damn stuff is glowing.
You obviously have not been to Seattle. Moss and such everywhere...

Oh, and Joe, it would help if I knew what staggered monoblocks were. I'm guessing that they're the wheels? In which case, I think they look fine.
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:09 AM
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Is that nuclear radiation creeping up the edges of your driveway? Damn stuff is glowing.
Would not be surprised considering there are 7 Trident subs parked down the road....
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:22 PM
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"Staggered monoblocks on a diesel wagon. "

Am I the only one that hasnt a clue as to what the heck a "monoblock" is ? ( Staggered or otherwise).... Would they look cool on a 240?
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Old 05-03-2004, 12:33 PM
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Monoblocs are the AMG style wheels. Staggered means the back ones are wider than the fronts. "Cool" is a personal decision.

Joe, I like 'em on the 124.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:48 PM
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Thanks Rick

AMG lingo then. Actually yesterday I was visiting a guy I know that has a repair shop and he is into AMG, fact is he races a Euro 126 SLC, (think I got that right), very cool but at the opposite end of what I am into. I had not a clue what this AMG was and so he kind of filled me in on the basic idea.

Have a good day....steve
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:58 AM
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Hello,
NICE CAR Joe!!
No W124 diesels around here, only 123s(old and smokeyyyyyy) or the new 203, 210 and 211 CDIs(read very expensive, to buy and run.....).
I am giving up on W113 SLs and going for a 1980 W107 500SL #384 , only 501 built in that year. It has a 240bhp 5 litre K-jet engine with a 2.72 rear end (US cars had 2.47 or higher). Goes like a rocket and drinks like a dipsomaniac...................................
No digital camera so no pics yet.
The 1976 W115 200 soldiers on, had to have the a/c compressor bracket welded to cure cracking and nasty vibrations that snapped the intake/exhaust manifold securing stud. Nasty time consuming job, also found that the right motor mount was dead, the radiator leaks slightly and the center muffler is *empty*!
Have a good week and smoke a few more ricers in Raleigh for me!
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Old 05-06-2004, 09:01 AM
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NICE CAR Joe!!
No W124 diesels around here, only 123s(old and smokeyyyyyy) or the new 203, 210 and 211 CDIs(read very expensive, to buy and run.....).
I am giving up on W113 SLs and going for a 1980 W107 500SL #384 , only 501 built in that year. It has a 240bhp 5 litre K-jet engine with a 2.72 rear end (US cars had 2.47 or higher). Goes like a rocket and drinks like a dipsomaniac...................................
No digital camera so no pics yet.
The 1976 W115 200 soldiers on, had to have the a/c compressor bracket welded to cure cracking and nasty vibrations that snapped the intake/exhaust manifold securing stud. Nasty time consuming job, also found that the right motor mount was dead, the radiator leaks slightly and the center muffler is *empty*!
Have a good week and smoke a few more ricers in Raleigh for me!

Well, if you die with money you did not spend enough. Go buy some gas and stand on it for me. You know, I could ship you a 502 cheby for that 115 car. It'd be a bear to get in and set up right but, it would go like a raped ape. Just dont attempt to turn at a speed in excess of a fast walk, momentum can be a problem with 700 pounds O cast iron in a hole designed for 300. Whats in that thing anyway? Old single cam 3.0 with mechanical injection?



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Hi,
Er, this is a *family* orientated forum, Joe.........
The W115 is a bone stock 2 litre 4 banger, I had the center muffler removed just for a lark, not that much more noise inside, but LOUD outside. I could always shove a M110 into it, but the M123 would be a better bet, lighter and almost the same power with dreaded Solex 4A1 carb.
The W107 is way too fast for the urban traffic around here, as drivers take their time to move over, anyway an old Benz cannot possibly blow the doors off a BRAND NEW 86 valve, 4 turbo 4wd Mitsubishi or Honda 2.4, right?!!!
I have already scared old ladies and children with smoking wheelspin from stoplights, plus pushed many *faster*(all small Bimmers are M3 alookalikes here) cars out of the way at 110-120mph on the highway yesterday, arriving way too early at my appointment!!
A speeding ticket is NOT too far away, I fear.
You'll have a good weekend.
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Old 05-07-2004, 08:55 AM
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Er, this is a *family* orientated forum, Joe.........
The W115 is a bone stock 2 litre 4 banger, I had the center muffler removed just for a lark, not that much more noise inside, but LOUD outside. I could always shove a M110 into it, but the M123 would be a better bet, lighter and almost the same power with dreaded Solex 4A1 carb.
The W107 is way too fast for the urban traffic around here, as drivers take their time to move over, anyway an old Benz cannot possibly blow the doors off a BRAND NEW 86 valve, 4 turbo 4wd Mitsubishi or Honda 2.4, right?!!!
I have already scared old ladies and children with smoking wheelspin from stoplights, plus pushed many *faster*(all small Bimmers are M3 alookalikes here) cars out of the way at 110-120mph on the highway yesterday, arriving way too early at my appointment!!
A speeding ticket is NOT too far away, I fear.
You'll have a good weekend.


Just remember, momentun can be your friend and worst enemy within seconds of each other.

You know a old Q-jet carb from a small block chevy can replace that butt ugly solex right?



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My mech buddy put a Holley on a 280 2-cam about 16 years ago and it still runs great!

What'd the 502 come out of ??
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Hi Joe,
Yes,I know a Q-Jet can replace the 4A1, around here the replacement of choice (for people who know what they are doing) is a Weber 40DCNF, remember the Citroen SM V-6 you had in a couple of years back, same piece of kit, but only one is required to replace a 4A1, not a trio! Gives good throttle response and reasonable fuel consumption when set up right.
In any case, right now I'll stick with the M115 engine and Stromberg carb, it works well enough for my current requirements!
A OM617 turbo would be nice, but cannot be made to work on right hand drive cars(steering box gets in the way of turbo and downpipe).
Have a good week, looks like it's going to hot in Raleigh!
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"I have seen a turbo on a 240D however, it was an aftermarket turbo "

With enough money you can order one from the factory... Gurka has seen them in India... direct from the factory in some vehicle.... do a search if you really want one....
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:59 PM
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Hello,
There were the Janspeed(from UK) conversion kits sold here in the early 80s, but none have survived, most have fried the turbo AND engine, nowadays the trend here is to stuff a OM601, 602 or 603 into any older diesel Benz, looked at a 200D fintail with a OM601 4 cylinder that the owner swears can get up to 170kmh(110mph). I try to keep to factory spec as far as possible!
All of this is done very haphazardly, with the engine out of line and cockeyed, cobbled up water hoses etc. And the scary part is that the RTD(our DMV) will inspect and PASS rubbish like this.
If I ever do a conversion, I would use a W126 280SE and stuff a OM602 5 cylinder turbo into it, early 126s now being worth very little around here and almost all were 4 speed manuals, always a good starting point, maybe even into my W115, for some reason I like the way the W114/115 cars drive, always found the W123s too soft and wallowy at speed.
For the time being, my week old(to me!)107 500SL keeps me amused. I need to remove the trunk lid badge, it is like a red flag to a bull among the ricer crowd around here!
Have a good week.
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Old 05-09-2004, 11:45 PM
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...However the intercooler really should not be that bad. It's got to be a u-turn style tho'. That and some custom bent stainless and there you have it. I just need to find a effective size. (The one on my hauler is damn near as big as the car!)


Once I do I'll post up, maybe a kit would be in order.


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...I've been pondering this mod for my 300 td too. If you type "intercooler" into an E-bay search, you'll return hundreds of potential options. Right now, I'm thinking a Porsche 930 turbo intercooler might do the trick. They're approximately the same engine displacement and should be adaptable to a side-mount application, stuffed into lower right front fender-well. The plumbing will be...uh, interesting, but doable. I disabled the EGR system and removed the airflow meter, which provides much more room to work with the potential inlet/outlet plumbing.

If someone can figure out how to make a front-mount IC work, please let me know, as the plumbing would be much easier to deal with (I think). Where does MB put the IC on the latemodel E300 turbodiesels?

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