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Old 06-16-2017, 09:13 PM
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Thumbs up 66' 230S

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I recently bought a 1966 Mercedes 230S. The car has a 66' 250SE Engine in it (M129 Fuel Injected).
Now I would like to convert the rear drum brakes to disc brakes. Which/ What kind of parts do I need to use? Are they here available here on PelicanParts?

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Old 06-16-2017, 10:38 PM
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Did you buy the black one with the red interior that was for sale on the FL Craigs list? That car looked like a real beauty. There aren't a lot of the "fintails" left in good shape.

You can convert the rear brakes to disks if you swap out the differential/axle assembly with one from a W108 vehicle. I'd say it is more trouble than it's worth though. The front disks/rear drums work fine and parts are generally available, except for the shoes (which you can just have re-lined when the time comes).
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:49 PM
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Yeah i bought the Red n' Black one (I call her Rosie <3).
Thank You for the quick answer.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:06 AM
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4 Wheel Discs

I think it is worth the change, not just to add rear discs, but to change the entire rear axle to one from a V8 W108. Our Fintails have a 4.? to 1 rear end ratio, which makes for a high revs at highway speeds. The V8 has a 3.23:1 ratio, which makes the M180 / 130 much more relaxed on the highway.
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I will say those cars do rev up quite a bit on the highway. My '68 230 Fintail turns over 3,000 RPM at 55 miles an hour. It's really turning over when the speed is up around 70. I wouldn't mind it having an overdrive gear!
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:49 PM
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Tires

If you go up in tire diameter you can help that rev problem a little, but your speedo will be off a little.
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