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MERCEDES W116 The W116 S Class saloon from 1972-1980 (280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 300SD, 350SE, 350SEL, 450SE, 450SEL, 450SEL 6.9)

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Old 27th February 2020, 05:15 PM
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I would like a CLK V8
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Old 28th February 2020, 04:52 PM
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I always thought that would be a cool project for 'the ultimate daily driver'. I would:

1) Start with a late SWB W126 v8
- probably a 420SE as 500SEs are rare here
- soft leather interior
- Not equipped with ASR
- ideally equipped with manual climate control
2) Install the KE Jet M119 5.0 out of a 89-91 SL
3) LSD
4) 722.6 with electronic controller for 5 speed transmission
5) 16" wheels & potentially bigger brakes
6) upgraded radio with bluetooth handsfree etc
7) leather steering wheel (if not already equipped)
I like your ideas & they’re usually more likely to be rust free (ish)! But I think the 450 just looks tougher!
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87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
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79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
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Old 28th February 2020, 04:53 PM
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Yes I do like a nice CLK!!
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 14th August 2020, 03:51 PM
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Having sinus/cold issues for over a month & being tested for COVID twice isnít fun, but I think Iíve fought through & now the interesting stuff starts with my SEL EFI conversion & M119 SEC coupe project. I think I need to stop biting & start chewing like crazy!!
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 14th August 2020, 03:52 PM
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Oh and I have more than enough wheels to sink a ship so Iíll start selling some items soon...
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Oh and I have more than enough wheels to sink a ship so Iíll start selling some items soon...
I'm sure that will free up some funds for the projects you have going on!
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Old 5th November 2020, 02:53 PM
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I finally secured my own copy of one of these important small books. It even includes info on the hydropneumatic suspension....

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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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Old 7th November 2020, 01:34 PM
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Yes these small books are invaluable. They come up on USA ebay from time to time if you're looking for more.

I have 66, 72, 77, 83, 87 and an electronic copy of 80 which I think is one this forum somewhere.

Most recently I used mine to check the correct alternator for my 250SE. 35 watt as it happens.
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