Hi, I've just bought a 1969 280s W108 and working on some carb issues. I,m curious about the balance weights sticking out of the inlet manifold which I can see are linked to some sort of flap assembly. See bottom right of attached image. The weights seem to be solid or ceased. Should they be...
Just finished a couple of Triumph TR6's and been looking for a new project and have come across a W108 that needs restoration, running gear etcall fine 'just' needs bodywork.
I was really looking fro another small sports car so wanted to ask what folks thought of these and if there...
Mid-way through putting my W108 280SE 3.5 back together and I'm after a few bits.
- Fuel gauge sender
- Heater slides
- Centre dash wood trim (with the stereo hole - mine's been butchered).
- Driver's side carpet in black
- Front door rubbers (need them to be new or in VGC)...
Hi all, I've stripped down my W108 doors ready for imminent welding/painting, I'm going to need to replace the horizontal window brushes inner and outer.
Does anybody know of a cheap source for these, are they specific to W108s or are there some generic ones that will do the job?
Hi, my alternator isnt really charging as it should on my '72 280SE 3.5 litre (W108). This is despite a pro rebuild. I thought I may as well replace it so I thought i'd ask if there are any that will fit that have an uprated output as evetually I will be fitting an air-ride set up and dont want...
Just received confirmation that wings for the W108 chassis will not be available any more.
While I am tempted to raise a stink about this with Mercedes classic parts, I'm afraid that one voice might get drowned out. :dk:
This is my first post, so be kind..:) I need a rear screen and chrome trim for my 108 coupe (1971)..I was wondering whether, as I suspect, that the glass/trim is exclusive to that model? And if you might point me in the direction of where I might find such an elusive thing? Thanks.
Just started W108 restoration, currently its Papyrus white and I was going to keep it like that but now i'm thinking of changing to 728 beige grey which i think looks classy on cars from this period. I would have to do the engine bay at a later date due time/finance restraints. The interior is...
This car has had 2 owners from new. It has a genuine 60,000 miles. It is generally in very nice condition throughout and just needs some TLC.
This 280 would benefit from some TLC to restore it back to its former glory. The paint has faded in some areas and there are...
Hi to all, new member here with a '72 280SE (W108) 3.5 litre V8. Just starting body work restoration. All 4 door bottoms are shot, managed to find 3 better ones but still need front passenger door. Any leads will be much appreciated. Also I will need door rubbers, there are some on ebay for...
Anyone able to point me in the direction of the starter relay on a '72 280SE
I have a wiring diagram but I can't get wire colours to match completely with the relay I'm looking at.
I'm trying to chase the down the wiring from the starter back to iginition switch. I currently get a relay...
Has anyone put a later diesel 300d engine in a w108.I have a 280s and want to use it as a daily driver but mpg is too high.I have seen a w108 with a diesel engine at a car show and was wondering would a 300d w115 engine fit or maybe later model?