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splendiferous
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Hi, new here, Merc W108 owner

#1 Post by splendiferous » Fri May 01, 2015 6:14 pm

Hello everybody, I'm Simon from sunny Southsea. I have owned my Mercedes 280SE 3.5 litre V8 (W108) for just under 4 years now, and its taken that long for my Dad and I to replaced a cam shaft with completely round lobes (no oil feed), and head gasket. Yes......slow :oops:

I now have some new inspiration to change up a gear with the resto, my step daughter is getting married in October and wants Marlena to be her wedding car. I've now started the body work....gulp.

The car looks ok from across the street but on closer inspection. All four door bottoms are gone (found three better ones), around sunroof is scabby, rear wheel arches, and im sure the sills will need some help although i haven't been brave enough to remove the thick black coating on them yet!

The good news is the interior is very nice with indestructible MBtex seats.

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her butt in the air, testing my new ramps.
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rich.
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Re: Hi, new here, Merc W108 owner

#2 Post by rich. » Sat May 02, 2015 8:37 am

that is quite nice :thumbs:

sierra3dr
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Re: Hi, new here, Merc W108 owner

#3 Post by sierra3dr » Mon May 04, 2015 9:05 am

That is soooo gorgeous. There's an elderly chap in Moston,(north of Manchester) who drives a W111 or 112,not sure.
Does your Merc have the kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection?

splendiferous
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Re: Hi, new here, Merc W108 owner

#4 Post by splendiferous » Tue May 05, 2015 4:41 pm

sierra3dr wrote:That is soooo gorgeous. There's an elderly chap in Moston,(north of Manchester) who drives a W111 or 112,not sure.
Does your Merc have the kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection?
Thanks guys, it has Bosh D-Jetronic injection. I've just had a quote for the painting and I was quite pleased with it, so I will soon be stripping off all the mountains of chrome and trim. I'd better label everything and take plenty of pics.

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Re: Hi, new here, Merc W108 owner

#5 Post by alabbasi » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:08 pm

Good luck with this, I have a very big soft spot for these cars (currently own a 280SEL 4.5 and 2 6.3's). Great cars. The 3.5 engine is a delight.

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