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Old 03-31-2011, 08:47 AM
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W114 230/8 1971 carburator question

Hi all

I am considering a couple of options for my 230/8.
Overhaul of the carburators or purchasing a set of overhauled ones.

What is the chance of finding an overhauled set?
I would also be looking for a used set to overhaul myselves....
What about parts for this type of carburator? How available are they?

Reason for doing something is that I just want it to run perfect like new ;-)

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:19 AM
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If it was me,I'd update it to single point fuel injection.Better mileage and power.Most stores like Jegs and Summit Racing carry complete kit with computer.
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:41 AM
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Hi

Thanks for info, but I am quite keen on keeping the car in it's original configuration.
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1973 MB 280SE #12004
1970 MB 230/8 #53280
1970 MB 300SEL 6.3 #4509 sold
1968 MB 300SEL 6.3 #0335
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1971 MB 230/8 60k miles sold
1972 Volvo 142 60k miles sold
1969 Opel Rekord 1900 sold
1974 L508D Camper
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM
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Really the fuel injection option is not a bad idea. Everything can be reversed and your fuel mileage will more then likely improve with a modern fuel injection setup.

I really need to sit down and figure out how this megasquirt stuff work.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:08 PM
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What is the estimated cost of such a conversion?
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1973 MB 280SE #12004
1970 MB 230/8 #53280
1970 MB 300SEL 6.3 #4509 sold
1968 MB 300SEL 6.3 #0335
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1971 MB 230/8 60k miles sold
1972 Volvo 142 60k miles sold
1969 Opel Rekord 1900 sold
1974 L508D Camper
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:34 PM
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You may want / need to start with a M130 motor.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:45 PM
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OP wants original configuration , so I will answer his question Rebuild kits are available complete with everything you need. That said you have to start with good carbs to rebuild. Pleanty out there , just have to pick carefully. You can also have them rebuilt by many online sources.

once you get them rebuilt, put back on , metered and synchronized you will see what the other posters are talking about lol
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I agree. Find a decent carb and rebuild the carb!

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