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Old 04-24-2009, 02:05 PM
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M110 cylinder head needed

I'm in need of a rebuildable M110 cylinder head. The one I pulled off my '74 280C project car is trash.

Whomever the goons were who replaced the engine in the car should be banned from using a wrench! They hammered the guides in using a socket and mushroomed the tops of the intake guides so bad there are metal slivers sticking out. They JB Welded some of the coolant passages to repair corrosion damage instead of having it welded, etc., etc.

Anybody got one for a decent price?

You got anything laying about the place Joe?

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:11 PM
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The junkyard where I used to work had one as of three weeks ago. It's very possibly still there. The car supposedly ran when we got it. I can tell you that it had a bad tranny, since I bought it and installed it in my 250 before finding out it was bad.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:23 PM
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Yeah, I thought of you. I wasn't sure if it was still around. You said they crushed the cars pretty quick.

If you get the chance, would you check on it for me?

I've got some pards down in Henderson who can ship it to me if it's still there.

Thanks
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:31 PM
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too bad your so far away i was just gonna part out my old 280ce, ran really nice but needed to be gone over any way cause it leaked everywhere. now the body work is too much to sell.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:44 PM
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Well, thanks for thinking of it. The CE wouldn't have worked. I'm installing a Megasquirt TBI system on the car.

Everybody has been waiting for me to do it so's they have an idea of what all is involved. I was ready to get on with it until I discovered the bad head.

I've got my "old faithful" 280 I could yank the engine from but I was really trying to avoid it. It's a good work car for me.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:37 PM
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almost makes me want to walk through the local junkyard to see if there's one I could grab for you! Sucks that the old one can't be redone. Have you looked through eBay? I know sometimes sellers have no clue what they have and list by chassis or model vs engine number.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:04 PM
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About 3 weeks ago there was a guy in LA selling a Euro M110 complete for around $600. You want to search back thru PARTS. Who knows what else these bone-heads did to the rest of your engine.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:58 PM
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Shipping costs for an entire engine would eat me alive!

I saw a guy in San Diego had a complete for $695 OBO. I could probably get it for $500 and I suppose I could meander over to San Diego for the weekend. I've got a friend living there I could visit.

My quandary is do I want to put a $6-700 USED engine, (yeah, yeah, "runs great, just had it rebuilt, never been over 3K, yada, yada") into the car and find the monkeys who did the original botch job had cousins living in California?

The M110 bottom ends are solid. This one, according to the gaskets and bolts I can see, has never been apart. I'd trust MY work replacing the head far more than I'd trust someone's word who is looking to make some money.

If worse comes to worst, I've got my 280 with a slip-sliding transmission which will provide the engine. The tranny doesn't just "flare", it "solar flares"!

I was looking for a W114 sub frame to rebuild for my wife's 250C anyway.

Sigh, old "Dunkelrot" might be headed to that permanent storage yard in the sky...

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Old 04-25-2009, 09:03 PM
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You may also want to check the cam journals in the cam housing while it is apart. They tend to get egg shaped over time. It's been a long time since I had mine apart, but as I remember the oil feed holes to the top end were rather small too. Make sure on the new head that they are unobstructed before final assembly. I do remember that when I got mine back from the head shop they were plugged with sand from their sandblast job. You're right, there are plenty of morons out there "practicing" to be mechanics.
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I'll see if I can make it over to the yard tomorrow. Supposedly they got something else of the W114/115 persuasion in recently and I haven't seen it yet. I'm also curious if the '70 280SE that I was going to buy is up for sale yet.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:14 PM
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I'd appreciate it. Thank you. I smell road trip!
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:01 PM
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Hello Mike,

I have a good used M110 engine in a parts car. I would be glad to let the head go cheap! Can you get the head casting number so we can make sure it is a match. It is an USA delivery car. Email me ja17@att.net.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:39 PM
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No Joy

I went to the yard today and the old 280 with the carbed M110 has been crushed.

In other news, they have an '82 300D (blue with blue interior) with lots of good parts on it, as well as a '71 250C (M130 with the craptacular dual Zeniths), along with the 280SE 4.5 that's been there for months, and a W201.
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88 Jaguar XJS V12 94,xxx miles. Work in progress.
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I have a good used 280e us spec engine that I would let go reasonably. Shipping to Az would be expensive though.
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I've done shipping, not so bad price.

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