W116 Instrument Clusters

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So I took a few pics while I was fixing Blue Flame's instrument cluster.... Yes they're all dirty, but they hadn't been cleaned when the pics were taken. Note the differences:

The one that came out (incorrect speedo):

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The special Euro one I bought (170MPH very hard to find):

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Spare 450SEL?

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Spare 280SEL?

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I noticed that all had dates stamped on the back, which helps ID the year of the vehicle:

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Oh and if you're wondering what the blank window is for... hold your breath no longer!

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Column shifts!!

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum...happened-all-w116-73-80-450-sels-mvc-625s.jpg

Which BTW can be converted into additional warning lights.... :cool::)

http://gallery.w116.org/dl/31369-2/Warning+lights+at+night+time.jpg
 
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Very interesting Mark now if you put the face of the 280 tachometer onto one of your 6.9 clusters that would confuse the c@#%p out of the experts at shows. :D
 
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LOL! I was thinking along similar lines! But I chickened out and stuck with the 5250 one
 

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My Euro has 5000 tacho . But as has been talked about before there is no apparent reason for this or difference in rev cutout. :)
 
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I'm sure it'd go a bit harder! ;):D
 

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5900 revs are my guess which I am sure is a lot higher than factory cutout. :eek: Enlarge image that was the revs my car went to on 230.1 dyno run.
 

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Are you using a standard 6.9 rotor or something else?
 

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Don't know Mark haven't changed a thing in that regards. But when you boot it in first it hits 5500RPM before upshifting which I though was very strange . Then as I said compression has been checked its over 170 each cylinder . And corrected horsepower on dyno run was 288.9hp almost 3 over brand new Euro output. And exhaust was 1 7/8th inches each pipe on that run. :eek:
 
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Might pay to check it so you don't over-rev the thing.... You may not have a limiter fitted.

BTW there's no way my dodgy bipass would work since the spark will still follow the least resistance to earth. And the spring was still functioning.... A heavier spring would increase the limit.
 

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Possible I asked about revs on dyno run they said rev limit cut in at were it ends on rev graph. So may have to investigate more.
 
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Funny how many of my cars hit around 270K km when they fell into disrepair and were neglected badly by their POs
 

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Yes it appears to be a common mileage . 263k was on the odometer of my old 6.9 when I killed it. :eek:
 
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And yet they'll last far longer if you actually care for them.... :mad:
 

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Trust me its a lesson I have learned the hard way. This one is now in good hands as I intend to spend the time and effort to return her to her glory . :D:D:D
 
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Typo alert: "here" = her! :D
 

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Fixed happy now. :p:p:p waiting for coffee kick.
 

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Geoff, I have lost track of your progress on the 6.9. I am sure there must be an update somewhere but I have been quite slack for a considerable period of time as far as posting is concerned. Perhaps you may provide members with an update. BTW, what do you think of TK's new layout and features ? Would be interested in your opinion.

Mark, how about you and your 6.9s ? Any progress ? I know that you have sold a couple (one to Darwin I believe), and you seem to be concentrating more so on the W126s. As a matter of interest, have you ever carried out any work on the 420SEL I used to own. Would love to get an update. Regards Styria
 
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