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Old 8th September 2018, 08:37 PM
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New exhaust system looks good!
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Thatís one good looking Benz !
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Well I didnít get everything done before the Fangio run. Mostly cosmetic, so it didnít really matter anyway. I didnít even get to give her a good vacuum! But it wasnít concours I guess. Those things just bug me but I was just too exhausted after all the mechanicals!

I didnít get to mount my external mic but that was a blessing since she started running rough in the afternoon. At least I got to enjoy the day and have a good shakedown run. I suspect the injectors, but that wouldnít explain why it would develop a misfire later. Plugs & fuel filter were replaced, plus fresh hi octane fuel. Maybe water in the electricals? Iíll check leads & suppressors next...






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Old 14th September 2018, 05:35 PM
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I was amazed to find the cruise control and stereo worked! Even the hydro suspension lock!

Other urgent things to fix are the driveshafts, rear ball joint boots, rear strut boots, check rear rotors, leaking rear valve, coolant, DS tail light lens and front calipers.

Cosmetics include new instruments, steering wheel, grille, bonnet insulation, number plates, drivers door, jack points and plugs, some interior trims and a good interior clean and external polish.
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Old 14th September 2018, 07:58 PM
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So far a big thanks to the following suppliers & services:

Dave Walton Automobile Spares, Southport, QLD,
Exclusive Prestige Parts, Heidelberg Heights,
Beaurepairs, Sunbury,
Burson, Hoppers Crossing,
In motion Metal Finishing, Sunshine,
Radiant Exhaust, Laverton North and

Family, friends and everyone here at TK for your support! Couldnít have done it without you all!!!
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Old 15th September 2018, 07:26 AM
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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 corrosion in the future.

The suction hoses from the hydro tank were a PITA to match to any particular aftermarket size. One hose is the outlet for the tank and the other is the cooler to the pump. I believe these are metric sizes that could even be tapered from one end to the other. The tank outlet seems bigger than the cooler pipe inlet. Cooler pipe outlet to pump inlet seen the same size. Last time I checked the hoses were hideously expensive from MBA. They may even be NLA now. I had the same problem when I did the job on Silver Arrow, so itís likely the 6.9s use the same hoses.
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Old 16th September 2018, 06:35 PM
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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 left worldwide.

The other know cars here are:

300hp navy update beige interior WA,
300hp black update grey interior split rear seats hydro removed Vic,
300hp grey pre-update grey interior QLD,
300hp ??? NSW, and
300hp black pre-update grey interior split rear seats ASR hydro removed ACT.

I’ve just obtained an electronic copy of the S2 hydro manual which I’m attempting to translate to English.
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78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
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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 thereís few left worldwide.


The other know cars here are:

300hp navy update beige interior WA,
300hp black update grey interior split rear seats hydro removed Vic,
300hp grey pre-update grey interior QLD,
300hp Impala Brown, Orthopedic front seats NSW, and
300hp black pre-update grey interior split rear seats ASR hydro removed ACT.

Iíve just obtained an electronic copy of the S2 hydro manual which Iím attempting to translate to English.
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Old 17th September 2018, 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the update! Any pix? Iím planning another thread with pix (regos removed).
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Old 10th October 2018, 03:31 PM
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This exhaust section is off a 500SEL, but is probably the same for 560SEL. Note the balance / crossovers in the kidney muffler section. Obviously left and right banks are not kept separate all the way to the outlets.




Interesting that the Centre kidney mufflers are similar to the rear mufflers on various newer cars. Ie transverse mount with two in two out at the centre. Maybe thereís a better replacement out there that will last longer??? More research needed...
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Old 15th October 2018, 04:50 AM
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After all the work on this car I think it should be featured on the front page. As it happens, one of the cars on the front page has been sold so good timing to do a swap. Can you nominate a picture we can cut down to a small size to fit the box?
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Oh wow thatíd be great! Maybe page 5 in the drive? Bonnet up or down your choice!

So who sold what???
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Oh wow thatíd be great! Maybe page 5 in the drive? Bonnet up or down your choice!

So who sold what???
I vote bonnet down. It shows off her personality In my opinion whilst bonnet up shows off your labor of love it detracts from her lovely lines. Kudos again

Yeah, who sold what??? My thoughts exactly

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RE which car, I will give you a hint. The currently least powerful car on the list is being replaced with what will be the most powerful.
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What!!!!

Oh yes I agree bonnet down, especially since the lining is missing and thatís always fugly....
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