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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-14-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Tobias MB
I've done this twice now for the same car!

The first time I used the diff from an IRS Corvette which was far easier to do as the Vette diff already has Spicer (#1350) U joints inboard and outboard. This makes it easier to make axles for it. I...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-12-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By Tobias MB
Rare 2005 C55-AMG for sale in NC.

The color is granite gray metallic with the black leather interior. The car is fully equipped except for navigation. It has the rear electric shade, trunk pass through, folding rear seats, unused...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-12-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Tobias MB
190/5.8 track car for sale, $13,995

My 190 has been a track car for NASA time trials and doing DE laps when I'm not instructing. The car has been run for almost 6 years with this reliable drivetrain but now needs a new owner to enjoy...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Tobias MB
2012 Mercedes E350 for sale.

This car only has 2750 miles on it and it is perfect. Bought it for my wife who now has arthritic problems which makes it hard to enter and exit the vehicle without pain. It is like new with all...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-07-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,929
Posted By Tobias MB
190SL engine

Roland,
This goes back quite some time now and it maybe gone. I have to speak with the owner next week about another subject but will ask him about the motor.
Where are you located in case he has...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-01-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,099
Posted By Tobias MB
400E and 190/5.8

The 400E is a 275hp 4.2L V8 with a long gear of 2.24 but also have a 500SL diff for it with a 2.65 ratio. The car is all black (cladding also) grey leather interior and has various things done to it...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,099
Posted By Tobias MB
Flywheel info and cars for sale....

I spoke to David at SPEC clutch about making a flywheel and clutch setup when I was going to convert my 400E to a five speed. He said he could do it but then I ended up buying a c55 as a daily...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 02-23-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,388
Posted By Tobias MB
Will you be shipping the injectors by rail, truck...

Will you be shipping the injectors by rail, truck or Greyhound??:confused:
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-27-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,979
Posted By Tobias MB
BTW, 300 d manual for sale

Just thought of it as my daughter has a 1974 300D wagon that's pretty rusty but runs great and has a manual trans. It would be great for a conversion and have a spare motor....then trash what's...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-26-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,979
Posted By Tobias MB
Wink 190/5.8 Ford update....

Since my reply/post of 3/01, my 190 has been updated to a 354" motor using a 4 bolt main block bored .070 and stroked .400". This motor has 450 hp and 410 lbs of torque. The diff has been updated...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 09-21-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,388
Posted By Tobias MB
Had a sorry experience from greyhound once.

I shipped a Porsche fender by Greyhound and by COD. The customer got the fender and paid the COD, verified by his receipt. Greyhound took almost six months to send the money to me and after lots a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 08-29-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Peter, Not by me anyway, still trying to get...

Peter,
Not by me anyway, still trying to get the new car ready. Prior posts still retain good information of using an old AT case for a bellhousing. I say this because it can be cut and placed on a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-20-2009, 02:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
The car is a 1984 190 that I drove on the street...

The car is a 1984 190 that I drove on the street for almost 5 years and then turned it into a road race car. Has a 4 bolt main Ford Mtrsport block, a Tremec 3550 tranny and a diff from a 93 T'bird...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-20-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Well. it has been a year now since the last post!!

Has this manual conversion lost interest by everyone or the financial market
crisis taken effect?
I've a new track car under construction so time taken there. Had to repair the tranny on my DD as...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Tobias MB
400E lost one coil output

My 400E came home in limp mode as it was running on only 4 cylinders. What a dog she was! After checking, found that my driver's side coil has no output. First checked coil wire, then back to coil...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-25-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tobias MB
Some pics...

Here are a couple showing with more coming later...
Forum: Southeast - US (AR,AL,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,NC,SC,TN) 11-25-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tobias MB
For good tranny work...

There is a shop called Goose Creek Auto Verks in Indian Trail which is about
10 miles south of Charlotte on hwy74. Mechanic there by the name of Kevin is super on MB transmissions. The tranny on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-24-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tobias MB
I would have but never sent pictures to this...

I would have but never sent pictures to this forum before. All are around 1.6MB and are too large to post. Spend too much time in the shop and not on the computer to learn!!
I'll try to downsize...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-08-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By Tobias MB
Ford powered 190E F/S

My track car is up for sale as a new car is under construction. The 190E has been a street car for 5 years and then converted to track only use. The motor is a small block Ford (354") and has...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-07-2007, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tobias MB
190 Track car for sale

Many have read or seen this car at MB events at VIR. It has been a track only car for the past 5 years and a street car for the 5 years before that. This 190 started life as a 1984 2.2 diesel 5 speed...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-05-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Tobias MB
I realize that but thought I'd take a stab at a...

I realize that but thought I'd take a stab at a try anyhow!!
Only need one person to accept the offer.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-05-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Tobias MB
Need vehicle purchase inspection in MT

My daughter here in NC is considering buying a vehicle in Great Falls, MT and I don't know a soul there. She would like to get the Ford inspected by a non-partial party that lives close by. I will...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-08-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Wis, Until you do one, you won't know the...

Wis,
Until you do one, you won't know the clutch pedal pressure you'll have. When I did my 190 and used the stock 190 clutch master combined with a SPEC stage 3 clutch and McLeod hydraulic T/O...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-07-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Wis, The bellhousing you're considering making,...

Wis,
The bellhousing you're considering making, would it be a full bellhousing for an 11" clutch or smaller to fit in the tunnel? Flywheel? Pilot bearing? Throwout fork or hydraulic bearing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-06-2007, 11:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
If it will fit in my 190 tunnel I have no doubt...

If it will fit in my 190 tunnel I have no doubt it will fit in a 124 tunnel. If not, there are hammers (persuaders) that will enable it to go in!!

Tobias MB
190/5.8
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-05-2007, 01:51 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
That is what I would use also but 500/600TKOs...

That is what I would use also but 500/600TKOs sell new in the $1850-1950 range but older 3550/TKO (475 ft/lb) trannies sell for the $1000-1200 range and would hold up also under a street driven car....
Forum: Events & Gatherings 12-16-2006, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,973
Posted By Tobias MB
Newbenz2

A 201 chassis does not have any rear struts, hence NO strut towers. The rear suspension is by five links per side all connected to a knuckle or hub. The only other parts not held together in the rear...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-12-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Steering issues

On this side of the creek we call it recirculating ball steering.
I have the part number for the rack and the OE tie rod ends fit the 201 steering arms. If you go with 124 knuckles (suggested for...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-11-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Reinier, If you have steering box interference,...

Reinier,
If you have steering box interference, then do what I did to install my 302 motor, rack and pinion. Mine is from a VW Golf/Jetta from the early 90s and works just fine with the MB p/s pump...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 12-10-2006, 09:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 38,097
Posted By Tobias MB
Using a salvage tranny case for the mock up will...

Using a salvage tranny case for the mock up will give you all the correct dimensions needed for an adapter. Just don't cut the case behind the engine bolt pattern but cut it further back to save the...
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