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Old 01-28-2018, 02:38 AM
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M103 rebuilding

I need to buy a little mini engine jack for the trans because i'm alone and i cannot use a normal carjack because it will fall off.






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Old 02-05-2018, 04:27 PM
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That is beautiful work! I could not afford to send items out for re-plating so I used paint. Your results are much nicer.
Joe
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:09 PM
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Where is Tristan!? The attention to detail gauntlet has been thrown down!

Looking incredible! Fantastic work!
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Old 02-16-2018, 06:34 AM
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More pictures of the m103 and some minor update.

Thanks guys for the comments doing my best to prepare my w124 300E as a future classic.In the netherlands they are becoming rare(in good conidtion) and more and more expensive to buy.


The plating itself is not expensive if you compare it with buying the parts new.
Most of the new bolts from the dealer are not yellow plated anymore doing the costs and are often just silver or some other protection.

I paid 200 euro total for all the plating

Will still send few parts for plating(My battery tray will be yellow plated) and the bracket for the converter will also be plated yellow.

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I have got my pulleys back from the plating (blue silver) together with the brackets (also blue silver)
The horns are also plated because they are from metal and will rust.The only thing that i need to do is paint the edges black ,because the paint had chipped away during te cleaning proces.





























The side panels are cleaned with wd40 and looking like new



The mechanism will be lubricated with mos2 grease





I will change the capacitors on the ke-jetronic unit because they like to go bad after 32 years of service (will use nichicon capacitors)
2x 220ufx40 volt and i will use 220uf50 volt
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:50 PM
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Painting m103

I have bought some por15 enamel black to paint the engine.

The m103 has easy acces so it was not a big job.
Just used good kitchen degreaser +steel brush+ rust converter





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Old 03-22-2018, 06:52 PM
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In the meantime i overhauled this 722.313

Wish the customer many good miles







All parts are zinc plated together with my parts(Covers/Bolts)
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:58 PM
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With the engine painted i ordered my last parts so i can put everything together








Also ordered some extra zinc plated bolts



Also found a cheap repair kit with a new logo
This fits great with my new grille







The engine is almost done.
I only have to order a new exhaust(Middle and end.I will go for a oem eberspacher
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:20 PM
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first of, off I (we) appreciate your excellent photos documenting the progress.
Maybe this car should be in a Museum someday! just kidding but I'm sure its not going to the market and back every day!
My hats off to you for a first rate job !
DDH
PS. I go through Orinda occasionally as its not far from here (San Francisco Bay Area) and glad to see a car travel so far to be resurrected!
I wish you could work on my '87 300D - ha!
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:57 PM
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first of, off I (we) appreciate your excellent photos documenting the progress.
Maybe this car should be in a Museum someday! just kidding but I'm sure its not going to the market and back every day!
My hats off to you for a first rate job !
DDH
PS. I go through Orinda occasionally as its not far from here (San Francisco Bay Area) and glad to see a car travel so far to be resurrected!
I wish you could work on my '87 300D - ha!
Thanks for the comment.

Car itself was in mint condition for its age.
The previous owner kept the car in a garage for 28 years and did short trips only.When the car came to the netherlands it had original 99.000 miles

So i'm just freshing up the look and do some little repairs.

Most problem area are the old worn rubber because of age.
The car is 99.9 rustfree so thats hard to find here in europe because most w124 have rust all over the place and have poor interiors.

I will keep up the pictures

Greetings Michael
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:08 PM
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The grill will be ready next day.

Today i got my star and some chrome-strips







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Old 04-02-2018, 03:10 AM
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m103 rebuilding

The condensor is placed/Dryer/Sensors

The radiator is placed with the ventilator

Have removed minor rust underneath the wiper reservoir (5cm) and no holes

Used dealer paint with clearcoat to repaint the spot and it worked really good.

Also found a free 10p15c compressor with minor leakage(I will buy a gasketkit for the compressor to reseal it) but it was for free

This week the plastic insert for the chrome grille will arrive(dealer)

I have bought a aftermarket one (12 euro) and it was a piece of **** (it was like a uro part) but it wont fit the new oem grille so i have ordered it at the stealer.















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Old 04-06-2018, 04:14 PM
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So guys the grille is ready

100 % new /Dealer parts




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Old 06-20-2018, 05:33 PM
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Update m103

Long time ago

The m103 is ready (Still Have to do some minor things)

New oil engine meguin megol 10w40 mb229.1
New oil+filter steering mb oil
New oil transmission dexron 2d 236.6 meguin megol
New control arms+Shocks
And more








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Old 06-30-2018, 03:24 AM
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M103 rebuild

1 side of the front suspension is ready.I will order the exhaust after that i will do the 2 side the same like this



































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Old 07-01-2018, 11:27 AM
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Been following your progress on the Facebook W124 group. Looks fantastic!
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