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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

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      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      I can't express how awesome this car is. It just needs some professional photography.
      Does it ever. I'm sure someone would want to shoot it. So beautiful, and that interior is a m a z i n g.

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      01-26-2011 11:12 PM #107
      thanks again for all of the comments and compliments. it's greatly appreciated.

      here a few photos that you might find a bit more presentable.
















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      01-26-2011 11:15 PM #108



      I saved all the pics and made the last one my backdrop. I hope you don't mind.
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      What's with the overload of awesome Mercs today...

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      01-26-2011 11:43 PM #110
      This car looks fantastic inside & out, and I usually can't stand MB...

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      01-27-2011 01:40 AM #111
      I like seeing the "Paradise Valley Motor Co" frame, I saw that in the trunk way back when... I think that was custom made, I don't recall ever hearing of such a place. Young Motorcars, 811 N. Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale, was the local authorized AMG outlet as per AMG advert in an '84 issue of Road&Track I have.

      The Phoenix looks brilliant as always.

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      06-08-2011 01:01 AM #112
      quick update:

      The AMG modified 5.4 litre M117 has returned home! AMG modifications include AMG cams, solid lifter conversion, lightened valve train, port and polish heads, bored cylinders and stroked crank which provide the additional .4 liter displacement. AMG offered this and .2 displacement increases prior to Mercedes introducing the 5.6 litre M117 in 1986. Aside from the AMG cast 3 piece 32 valve heads, this was of biggest performer AMG had to offer thru 1985.


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      06-08-2011 01:10 AM #115
      here's a neat little pict from not long ago...


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      06-08-2011 01:16 AM #116
      Damn, straight pimpin'

      I could just hear the theme music to Miami Vice.

      Oh, please arm that thing to the teeth so it won't get stolen. GPS, fuel cut off, battery cut off, heck get a detachable fitting for the steering wheel, chain it down to a freaking tree when park, any extreme measure so some scumbag won't take it.

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      06-08-2011 01:23 AM #118
      I'm still on the lookout for a set of AMG Five Spoke Road Wheels aka Pentas in a unique size and offset specific to the W126 Wide Body. 9JX16 et0 and 10JX16 et-12.7.

      If anyone has a lead please drop me a PM. Thanks!


    14. 06-08-2011 05:15 AM #119
      Out of curiosity, which yard did you find this thing in? (the original donor, anyway)

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      06-08-2011 06:59 AM #120
      Awesome, love the engine. Has it been on an engine dyno by any chance?

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      06-08-2011 09:56 AM #122
      Great work, man!
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      06-08-2011 10:11 AM #123
      not usually my style but I'll be damned if that thing doesn't look awesome
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      06-08-2011 11:05 AM #124
      Beautiful.
      Theres a local kid that has a white AMG with red leather here in my town.
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      06-08-2011 11:11 AM #125
      this thing needs a 5\6 speed

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      06-08-2011 12:06 PM #126
      beutifull merc.

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      06-08-2011 01:33 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by 280CEEEEE View Post
      Out of curiosity, which yard did you find this thing in? (the original donor, anyway)
      the donor WB was out Phoenix, AZ and IIRC it was Ecology JY.

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      06-08-2011 01:37 PM #128
      sexy

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      06-08-2011 01:41 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Oh, please arm that thing to the teeth so it won't get stolen. GPS, fuel cut off, battery cut off, heck get a detachable fitting for the steering wheel, chain it down to a freaking tree when park, any extreme measure so some scumbag won't take it.
      Couldn't agree more!!
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      06-08-2011 01:47 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by 302W View Post
      Awesome, love the engine. Has it been on an engine dyno by any chance?
      AMG specs:


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      06-08-2011 01:48 PM #131
      Wow. Just. Wow.



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      06-08-2011 01:50 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by Death Trap View Post
      Beautiful.
      Theres a local kid that has a white AMG with red leather here in my town.
      be great to see photos... always appreciate other early AMG examples.

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      06-08-2011 02:09 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by ncbrock View Post
      this thing needs a 5\6 speed
      like minds...

      The WB's stable mate is a genuine AMG modified 1982 500SL with a AMG installed 5 speed manual transmission, one of five known V8 (M117) AMG MT examples in the US. The next step to the SEC WB's mechanical transformation is to pull the SL's box and duplicate the uber rare M117/Getrag bell housing and mate it to the 5.4 with the exact Getrag box AMG offered back in the day.

      The AMG modified M117 is another animal all together when mated to MT. It really comes alive.






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      06-08-2011 02:20 PM #134
      one of the vehicles that has inspired the mt conversion:






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      06-08-2011 02:28 PM #135
      anyway, thanks for the all the positive feedback and I'll keep you guys posted on future progress.

      Cheers!

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      06-08-2011 02:53 PM #136
      Did you bring the car to cars and coffee last saturday? They had a MB marquee section. Quite a few W126 bodies, but in pretty worn condition.

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      06-08-2011 03:34 PM #137
      Amazing work as always Henric! I second Ivan's (choochoo) suggestion to bring it to Cars and Coffee. You will definitely get lots of attention there!!!
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    33. 06-08-2011 04:25 PM #138
      Will that M117 use CIS injection?

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      06-09-2011 05:12 PM #139
      Missed out on the MBCA supported CnC last weekend. Will definitely make it to future events but did attend Supercar Sunday some months ago. Photos were posted here on Vortex by a fellow member.

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      06-09-2011 05:17 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by fizay View Post
      Will that M117 use CIS injection?
      Yes.

      With an increase in interest in these long forgotten M117, I expect someone will put together a tried and tested stand alone system. Several enthusiast have experimented with Megasquirt with positive but unreliable results.

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