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maciekb2002 New Reader
2/29/16 6:57 p.m.

I got some intake boots in a mail Saturday afternoon. 4 out of 8 incorrect sizes . Looks like someone needs to reorganize its inventory . Today I had couple mins so I testing runners lengths and angles. Looks like I need to change angle about 10 degrees. tomorrow morning I will weld up factory ports to fit nicer to 1 1/4 intake runners. I will go with much less bulkier Oetker clamps that I found on MSC direct .

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vazbmw HalfDork
3/1/16 3:20 p.m.

Intake =

maciekb2002 New Reader
3/2/16 9:52 p.m.

We have been a little busy at work , also my volleyball schedule was little busy this week . Got couple little things done. 4 center runners are to the spec . Everything lines up and nicely and works super smooth . Now outsides are going to be little trickier . Looks like I will have to make little offset between the ports . Nice size tacks . Mercedes casting welds really nicely to 6061 alloy . Picture shows how much I will have to push away bodys from each other and that would require changing spacing springs and length of the action levers .

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I had nothing to do couple mins before work . And totally by accident figured out how to make velocity stacks using a exhaust bender/ stretcher .

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Looks oldschool I like it . Little polish will do get the job done

NOHOME PowerDork
3/3/16 7:56 a.m.

I hate how metal moves around when I weld on it. You are making me newvous with the unattached end of the manifold and all the heat.

Would be tempted to have the open end of the manifold braced or jigged so it cant move. Or better yet have it bolted to the engine/heads.

maciekb2002 New Reader
3/4/16 8:44 a.m.

No problems with warping . I welded on 4 inside runners , casting has tall sections between the ports that keep everything nice and straight .

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maciekb2002 New Reader
3/15/16 4:58 p.m.

So finally had some time to continue on ITBs Runners are all in place . Tomorrow I will weld in last four pieces .

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Last week I started to clean block up . Accessories unnecessary brackets etc all out. I need to get new alternator, bearing were shot .

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brad131a4 New Reader
3/15/16 5:12 p.m.

Awe man I want to see you make some headers for this. Guessing it would look like a octopus hanging on to the side of each head.

java230 HalfDork
3/15/16 5:51 p.m.

ITB's are looking awesome!

bgkast UberDork
3/15/16 10:10 p.m.


Fantastic project!

pres589 UberDork
3/15/16 11:13 p.m.

... just what the deuce is all in that shop? I see, what, a Jalpa? And then... I don't know what, like a Karmann Ghia with an LS3 in the front?? That can't be a Karmann Ghia right? And then a third car...

HunterBenz New Reader
3/15/16 11:41 p.m.

Looking great!

EDT New Reader
3/15/16 11:59 p.m.
pres589 wrote: ... just what the deuce is all in that shop? I see, what, a Jalpa? And then... I don't know what, like a Karmann Ghia with an LS3 in the front?? That can't be a Karmann Ghia right? And then a third car...

That sure looks like a Maserati v8 in the Karmann Ghia.

maciekb2002 New Reader
3/16/16 7:51 a.m.

This keeps me busy during the week.

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RossD UltimaDork
3/16/16 8:43 a.m.

Stop the presses! I demand a photographic shop tour!

maciekb2002 New Reader
3/18/16 9:44 p.m.

One day I will do it . For now everybody can visit berlinettamotorcars.com

Throttle body fits the engine! Now the question is , Does the hood will be able to close ? Farther modification will be perform after engine goes in . That should be soon . Week or 2

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Now I will show other part of the project whitch are pedals . Refreshed all the pedals . new master cylinder mounted . I'm affraid that push rod is slightly to short . Nothing new . Other then that ready for installation .

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maciekb2002 New Reader
4/4/16 10:17 p.m.

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I picked up 20mm spacers . To resolve big tire clearance issues .

And just in case another 72 280se . Almost complete car with 4.5 under the hood. Question why? I need LSD diff and 72 4.5 all came with it. Also I bed I can used some parts and sell the rest. Now I need the car in the shop for a mounts fabrication etc

duct_tape New Reader
4/8/16 11:15 a.m.

I joined GRM so that I could follow this thread. I just picked up a '69 280sel

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA Dork
4/9/16 10:20 a.m.

Will you install some kind of aluminum valley cover to keep your intake system cooler? Otherwise, vapor lock could be a problem on a warm start.

Dusterbd13 PowerDork
4/9/16 10:23 a.m.

Efi doesn't have as much of a problem with vapor lock as carbs. However, I would still run a return style fuel system to reduce possibility that much more.

maciekb2002 New Reader
4/10/16 7:03 p.m.

I need to fit the engine and see how much clearance I will have . I was thinking about getting some kind of ram air intake that would use the hood to seal off air box as soon as you close it . I got nice modification done over the weekend ,pics to come. It will save me lots of work on front subframe

maciekb2002 New Reader
4/11/16 4:37 p.m.

This is another interesting story . Totally by accident came across r107 mercedes 88 560sl . Engine code m117 . Blocks are very similar . Except m119 is a DOHC, I was able to take off fully alloy oil pan out of 117 and after oil pump and sump modification install it on m119 . I gained lots of clearance on subframe.

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If there was no difference in the oil pump pickup shape I would just leave the m119 in it but I would have to modified port so I went other direction

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alloy m117 pan needed oil return channel modification I drilled holes on 45 degree angle. Couple of them were slightly to deep so some welding was neccesery . Had to also add second slash pan

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and all done

maciekb2002 New Reader
4/11/16 5:18 p.m.

Forgot that I was able to mount 25mm specers and wheels . Inner wheel well clearance issues resolved. Will work on outside soon.

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chiodos Dork
4/11/16 6:59 p.m.

You going with flares or just going to turn a bit off those spacers? Looks awesome to me man!

maciekb2002 New Reader
4/12/16 2:58 p.m.

There will be exact steel wide body reproduced just like original redpig was. Cutting will start soon . Plus I can't lie , there is rust repair needed in some spots.

maciekb2002 New Reader
6/9/16 2:15 p.m.

work in progress . Pics coming soon

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