My W123 240TD Project

Discussion in 'Engine' started by a111r, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. a111r

    a111r Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I can't post in the 'Project' section, apparently...
    I've been working on this, on and off (mostly off) for the past few months.
    It was an MB demonstrator until the P.O. bought it at 14 months old in 1984. He kept on top of corrosion and underbody protection quite well but not so some of the mech. items...original brake discs and the SLS valve were pretty shot at 161K. I swear the air filter was the original...crumbled to dust. Now all replaced and refurbed.

    It's a 7 seater in Sand Beige (just about passable respray) and Henna cloth. Nice Becker Europe radio casette and under seat safe fitted. Luckily I still have some 1980s tapes and a 1983 passport.

    Longterm, I'm thinking the engine may have to be swapped as it has around 40 BHP/tonne!:eek:
    I've been considering the various OM swaps that could work....any suggestions, guys?
     
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  2. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

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    Any suggestions?


    Yes give it to me. I love that. Cracking looking car. That is cool with a capital K.
     
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  3. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A very retro looking w123 you have there.:thumb:

    A nice easy swap would be the om606.910 from the w124 e300 diesel, 130bhp 6cyl. Or you get go for a newer turbo diesel with some wiring work...
     
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    horatio Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Keep it secure because that will be very highly sought after for export, a lot go missing in london

    You'll get used to the lack of movement!
     
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    a111r

    a111r Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'd be happy with an turbo OM605, a non-electronic OM602 IP with late OM606 elements.

    What's your specific strain of STD?;)
     
  7. carat 3.6

    carat 3.6 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    om606.962, om606.910 injection pump with 8.5mm elements, modified borg warner s300 turbo, 6 speed manual. Dyno proven 2.5 bar boost with 508bhp at the wheels.:D

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    You know you want one in your w123!:devil::devil::devil:
     

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