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Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 22nd September 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Oversize
Re: 280S - white over green - 140000km

Carbies and no radio? No thanks!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 22nd September 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 77
Posted By Oversize
Re: Malcolm Fraser - Prime Ministerial W116

He did a few hot laps with Fangio at Sandown 10/09/1978.
Forum: MERCEDES W116 22nd September 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 77
Posted By Oversize
Re: Malcolm Fraser - Prime Ministerial W116

Interesting! The plates wouldíve been removed when they upgraded the car so it might be hard to track.
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 22nd September 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By Oversize
Re: Man o War for Sale

Nah she wasnít ready in time so the owner brought his 560. Hopefully sheís not far off now...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,196
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

In fact I donít know why they didnít fit alloy panels as part of the package. And Iíll never get the keep-it-all-under-the-same-bonnet-line, small throttle body and lack of cold air intake.

In the...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,196
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

I really think the 6.9 needed something to ID the model from the side, plus electric front seats and something else obvious (but classy) to tell your passengers youíre in a super-sedan. If they were...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,196
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

Weird that AMG started with any type of mod pre-merger, a dedicated range post merge and now its back to bits n pieces. They should introduce something in between so the donít dilute the brand....
Forum: EXTERIORS & BODY REPAIRS 18th September 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,396
Posted By Oversize
Re: 116 mud flaps

I can confirm that I had a 6.9 with mudflaps which I took off and sold. When I removed them I was surprised to find they were W123 items. I heard something similar from the buyer that they never made...
Forum: INTERIORS 18th September 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,196
Posted By Oversize
Re: Beautiful W116 timber trim

That is interesting Brian! Pity they didn’t choose other options to embellish the 6.9 and distance it further from the standard 450. But I guess they didn’t wish to diminish sales of the 600 which...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By Oversize
Re: Starting a car after 6 months idle

Great news! Drive n enjoy!!
Forum: MERCEDES W116 18th September 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By Oversize
Re: 6.9 video on youtube

Sad to see them go but you canít keep them forever (unless you bury it with you :rolleyes::eek:)....
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 18th September 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,026
Posted By Oversize
Re: 6.9 40th Birthday Cruise

No problem! It was great to have a event that isnít just about looking and talking! Itís possible the next one could be a tag-along with an AMG track day at Phillip Island....
Forum: MERCEDES W116 18th September 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,604
Posted By Oversize
Re: Fangio and the 6.9

Iím just her guardian ATM! I think sheíll be a inspirational project for her next owner; Lindsay FOX??
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

The ACT car:

https://i.postimg.cc/Bv5KGfhj/1244_BF9_A-4_A93-4746-_B7_F7-_BD0_CCE395752.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
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Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

Hereís the other car from VIC:

https://i.postimg.cc/vHTDz5bc/21_D95988-_D04_C-4209-_BD71-_BE4190975_CD0.jpg (https://postimg.cc/2VpzjbqD)
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Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

These cars all have the high compression 300hp M117 and are very rare in Australia. I bet there’s few left worldwide. So here’s the latest count:

Dora is 1 of 4 known cars in the country that...
Forum: MECHANICALS 18th September 2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By Oversize
Re: Hydropneumatic Suspension (HPF) Series 2

Haha I forgot about the last one I just posted in this thread!! Oh and I have 2 cars; Dora and and a green 500SEL which has been used for parts for many years by the PO....
Forum: MERCEDES W126 17th September 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,077
Posted By Oversize
Re: Dora 2

Thanks for the update! Any pix? Iím planning another thread with pix (regos removed).
Forum: MERCEDES W126 16th September 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,077
Posted By Oversize
Re: Dora 2

Dora is 1 of 4 known cars in the country that retains the S2 hydro suspension and the only car with the update interior and electric split rear seats. Very rare in Australia and I bet there’s few...
Forum: MERCEDES W126 15th September 2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,077
Posted By Oversize
Re: Dora 2

Best n the worst parts:

The ATE front rotors are pre-coated grey and this coating does not need to be removed. Saves using thinners on the friction surfaces & protects the rest of the disc from...
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