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    Thread: AMG 1985 500SEC Wide Body Conversion

    1. Member THE KILLER RABBIT's Avatar
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      06-08-2011 11:06 AM #126
      beutifull merc.

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      06-08-2011 12:33 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 12:37 PM #128
      sexy

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      06-08-2011 12:41 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 12:47 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 12:48 PM #131
      Wow. Just. Wow.



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      06-08-2011 12:50 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 01:09 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 01:20 PM #134
      one of the vehicles that has inspired the mt conversion:






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      06-08-2011 01:28 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 01:53 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 02:34 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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    13. 06-08-2011 03:25 PM #138
      Will that M117 use CIS injection?

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      06-09-2011 04:12 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 04:17 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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      08-27-2011 01:17 PM #141
      Here are a two photos taken at the "Legends of the Autobahn" West Coast Summer Concours in Carmel, California 2011 by photographer Larry Loney. Enjoy!

      1985 500SEC AMG WIDEBODY




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      08-27-2011 02:10 PM #142
      Simply perfect.

      That is all.
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      08-27-2011 02:37 PM #143
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    19. 08-27-2011 08:35 PM #144
      Thank you for keeping this car awesome for future generations.
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      09-17-2011 10:51 PM #145
      Thank you gentlemen.

      Meanwhile, I landed a very rare AMG 32v DOHC M117 engine. It arrived in bits, pieces missing, considered unreliable and is known to leak like a sieve but said to sound like a symphony when turning 5-6k and tuned.

      Another piece of AMG history that deserves a shot at being brought back to life.


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      09-17-2011 11:00 PM #146
      wallet > brains

      but for that, I applaud you for taking the chances that no one else will.

      someone's gotta do it, and that someone has to be you, sir!

      *SALUT!

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      09-17-2011 11:06 PM #147
      I am right there with you, Chapel. Here's hoping that beast will arise to roar yet again!
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      09-18-2011 05:16 PM #148
      Just discovered this thread. Have a 94 W140 500 Coupe in the family and since I'm a technician by trade I keep it in top running shape and have done a few mods but I have more of a softspot for the W126 Coupes especially the almighty Widebody AMG, the holy grail of Mercedes big body cars. I'm definitely keeping track of this thread. Great work man, great work!

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      09-18-2011 05:29 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by 48hp View Post
      Thank you gentlemen.

      Meanwhile, I landed a very rare AMG 32v DOHC M117 engine. It arrived in bits, pieces missing, considered unreliable and is known to leak like a sieve but said to sound like a symphony when turning 5-6k and tuned.

      Another piece of AMG history that deserves a shot at being brought back to life.

      **** yeah!

      I like people like you, sometimes you just gotta do what you want, even if it means your retirement fund will be a little smaller down the road...


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      09-18-2011 05:30 PM #150
      If you ever want to sell it, not that you probably would .....PM me please.

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