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      a lil more progress... ...

      a lil more progress...

      http://www.nast-sonderfahrzeuge.de/MB-Exotenforum/img/uploaded/image80035.jpg
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      MBCA Starfest 2012

      MBCA The Star Magazine Jan/Feb 2013 features full coverage of Starfest 2012.

      http://www.mbca.org/star-article/january-february-2013/starfest-2012-spectacular-concours-delegance
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      Motor Works - National City, CA

      During the past year, since taking possession of the AMG DOHC 4V heads and engine, I have spent a considerable amount of time on research.

      This particular example was pulled and disassembled over...
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      Progress: ...

      Progress:

      http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g420/48hp/IMG_0227.jpg
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      Planning on attending this year. Anyone else? ...

      Planning on attending this year. Anyone else?

      http://www.motor4toys.com/index.cfm
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      The entire engine is being sorted, short block...

      The entire engine is being sorted, short block included.

      I'll be sure to post photos as they become available. :thumbup:

      Meanwhile there is a more detailed thread dedicated to the engine...
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      The W126 designation was well represented at...

      The W126 designation was well represented at Starfest 2012 and was honored with five of the top honors. One event at a time, the W126 regains the recognition as one of the finest Mercedes ever...
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      This is not the first iteration which had the...

      This is not the first iteration which had the greatest reliability issues. They continued to make improvements throughout production. This particular example is a 5L.
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      The Phoenix has come full circle as of this past...

      The Phoenix has come full circle as of this past weekend. On a journey east our 500SEC returned to the birth place of this project, Phoenix Arizona.

      Starfest 2012, sponsored by Mercedes Benz...
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      A quick update on the AMG DOHC 4V: The short...

      A quick update on the AMG DOHC 4V:

      The short block was torn down, cleaned and inspected. It was representative of the previous owners claim of being a low mileage example. Everything was quite...
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      How convenient. Hope you can make it. Should be...

      How convenient. Hope you can make it. Should be a nice event. :thumbup:
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      MBCA Starfest 2012

      Just about time to jump onto the highway and return to the city from which this project all started, Phoenix.

      MBCA - StarFest 2012


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      Thanks.

      Thanks.
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      The beautiful coupe to the right. ...

      The beautiful coupe to the right.

      http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g420/48hp/1985%20500SEC%20Wide%20Body/IMG_1902.jpg
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      Please do! The Mercedes W126 was well...

      Please do!



      The Mercedes W126 was well represented this year, winning a total of three awards. Our coupe took 2nd place in it's class. :thumbup:
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      Legends of the Autobahn. Carmel Valley, CA August 17, 2012

      Two quick picts:



      http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g420/48hp/1985%20500SEC%20Wide%20Body/IMG_1766.jpg

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      Again with most all vehicles, rust is the enemy. ...

      Again with most all vehicles, rust is the enemy.

      I'd be interested in more info on the example mentioned. Please PM me with additional details. Thank you.
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      Another fantastic event co-hosted by Mercedes...

      Another fantastic event co-hosted by Mercedes Club of America. Wonderful turn-out, fantastic examples sprawled across the green.
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      See bold within reply below.

      See bold within reply below.
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      A/C is a weak spot if not properly cared for ;...

      A/C is a weak spot if not properly cared for ; compressor, vent controlled vacuum pods and climate control unit solder circuits often tire and needs replacing.

      Idle control unit solder circuits...
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