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My Fandango

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Offline Buck

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My Fandango
« on: March 02, 2009, 11:32:37 PM »
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 09:16:24 AM by Buck »
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Offline Al

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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 11:56:05 PM »
Given your ability to work on vehicles it should work out quite well.  What motor is in it?

Al

« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 12:31:33 AM by Al »

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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 08:17:49 AM »
It's the "rare" 420sl (86).
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 09:17:05 AM by Buck »
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 10:37:15 AM »
It's the "rare" 420sl (86).

 Care to elaborate?
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 06:59:07 PM »
It's your lucky day.  Not only can I elaborate, but I can provide the car's specs en Espanol!  Take note of the number of units produced for sale and only in Europe.

From the Benzworld.org site:

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Congrats! You truly have a rare automobile, even thought it looks like any other 107.
Ike is dead-on for parts... The engine may seem to pose a problem for you when you need parts; however, rely more on the engine model and engine serial number than the chassis number (107) and you'll probably be fine.
Now you gotta post pics, of course (see the sticky at the top of the 107 forum).
Pardon the Spanish:

420SL (107.047)

Producci?n: Noviembre de 1985 a Agosto de 1989.
N? de ejemplares construidos: 2.148
Motor: M116, 8 cilindros en V. (116.964)
Di?metro/Carrera: 92x78,9 mm.
Cilindrada: 4.196 cc
Relaci?n de compresi?n: 9:1.
Alimentaci?n: Inyecci?n Bosch CIS-E.
Potencia: 218 CV DIN a 5.200 rpm. (roughly 218HP)
Par M?ximo: 33,6 mkg a 3.750 rpm. (a little more than 300ftlbs torque)
Transmisi?n: Cambio standard autom?tico de 4 velocidades: 1?-3,68:1, 2?-2,41:1, 3?-1,44:1, 4?-1,00:1, MA-5,14:1.
Grupo c?nico: 3,46.
Suspensi?n: Independiente a las 4 ruedas, delantera con trapecios transversales, muelles, amortiguadores y estabilizadora, trasera con brazos oscilantes, amortiguadores y estabilizadora. Opcionalmente control de nivel hidroneum?tico.
Direcci?n: Servo asistida de recirculaci?n de bolas y di?metro de giro de 10,3 m.
Frenos: Circuito hidr?ulico doble. Discos a las 4 ruedas y ventilados los delanteros. ABS.
Neum?ticos: 205/65 VR 15.
Dimensiones: Largo 4,390 m., Ancho 1,790 m., Alto 1,295 m. Batalla 2,460 m., Peso 1.600 Kgr.
Velocidad M?xima: 213 Km/h.
Aceleraci?n: 9,0 Seg. 0/100 Km/h.
Consumo: 11,4 litros/100 Km.
Tanque de combustible: 85 litros.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c107-sl-slc-class/1296418-1987-420sl.html
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 10:24:11 AM »
I have a question,since it is describing Ft Lbs/Torque and it also states that it has a Bosch CIS-E Injection pump i am also concluding that it is a mechanical diesel engine?.....
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 10:41:50 AM »
It's a high-octane gasoline engine, not diesel.
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 08:13:04 PM »
Yes with a 4.2 Liter engine (same size as my full-size and much heavier Pickup).  I imagine it moves pretty fast but I can carry a load of wet mulch... TWWG

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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 08:48:10 PM »
You've got me on the wet mulch.
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 09:35:05 PM »
It has me worried.  It could interfere with your real mission, fixin up the jeep.

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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 11:52:25 PM »
Raising three young ones by myself does that enough.  'Sugar' (my formal name for the sl) is what keeps me sane.  This Jeep is turning out to be more like a carefully crafted whisky.  I'm not getting in a hurry on it (obviously).
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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 12:20:41 AM »
In my youth, my father in law had a 1956 190SL.  When it was 14 years old and had over 100,000 miles on it, he took it out to west Texas, floored it and it ran a steady 120 mph for 10 minutes without the heat gauge moving above normal.  Mercedes makes fine motor cars.  Enjoy!

Al

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Re: My Fandango
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 09:59:00 AM »
In my youth, my father in law had a 1956 190SL.  When it was 14 years old and had over 100,000 miles on it, he took it out to west Texas, floored it and it ran a steady 120 mph for 10 minutes without the heat gauge moving above normal.  Mercedes makes fine motor cars.  Enjoy!

Al

 I totally concur. Theres is this 1987 Mercedez 300 SDL in a friends shop,it is a mechanical diesel engine..that engine revs like a bee. I hope i can find a way to take it off his customer hands.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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