Author Topic: W109 6.3 Re-build  (Read 18084 times)

pj-tigger

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W109 6.3 Re-build
« on: December 11, 2010, 21:45:28 »
Thought i'd post a few pictures of a 6.3 i'm re-building for someone. The car had had accident damage in the rear end at sometime in the past and needed a lot of work to correct. The body had been dipped & e-coated & currently everything is being re-built.












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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 17:34:44 »
WOW!!!
You are doing an incredible job!!! Very very impressive. This car will be unbelievable when its done.
I can't wait to see more pictures.
Peter Perry
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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 19:13:44 »
Awesome work!

looks to me though that you are putting the instrument cluster on the wrong side  ;D ;D ;D ;D

seriously, just kidding. I love seeing a craftsman that knows what they are doing.

I will look forward to the finished product.

Bernd

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 19:54:32 »
Nice work. Keep the pictures coming.
Brad

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 13:57:29 »
What a project!  Very nice work!
Joe Alexander
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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 18:26:03 »
I wish I had clients that wanted that level of detail! It would be a pleasure to go to work!

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 19:25:33 »
Made a start on the engine now - its a bit larger & has a few more pieces than the Pagoda engine i worked on last year  :)

There is not much wear so we could just re-home the bores (good job as a new set of pistons is about £3k and there not the same spec now) and replace the bearings (but the bigend/conrod bearings are very difficult to get in STD size now)

 

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 19:53:02 »
These M-100 engines sure are big lumps !!



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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 00:46:31 »
Nice work!  The bill the size of the national debt??

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 19:49:31 »
The bill's not quite that bad  :) , The engine did not require any major work , bores/journals etc not worn so no regrind required but a set of bearings , new rings & gasket set etc cost best part of £2k  :o

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 16:19:43 »
pj,  You do fantastic work!

In your second picture, just next to the 6.3 may I ask what is that other car you're restoring, looks a bit like a De Tomaso Mangusta, what is it in fact?






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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2011, 19:25:58 »
It's the detail that I like:
The red paint inside the chain tunnel.
The axle stand, self-made I presume?
And the roller bearings in your engine stand!!

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 19:28:55 »
Theo , its a Maserati Ghibli - its had to have a lot of metalwork done (and everything has to be hand made)







And when i get time i'm also making th read bodywork for my 1942 Ford GPW Jeep

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 19:36:15 »
It looks like you can build any car from scratch.  Very nice work!!!
Brad

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pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 19:50:53 »
Stick - its the detail that makes or breaks a project  :)

I get a bit carried away with the red Glyptal




The axle stand was homemade - these axles are a pain to manhandle otherwise & the engine stand was also made from scrap (the bearings were£5 cheapy chinese jobs but do the job perfectly)

thank you everyone for the kind coments.

One day i might even have time to start work on the E-type i aqquired !!


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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 18:43:16 »
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Stick - its the detail that makes or breaks a project

I always tell my customers that 95% of the cost is in 10% of the detail and it's that 10% that will make all the difference to the finished product.
We're just coming to the end of a two year restoration of a 111 convertible and the customer has insisted on that last 10% which has been very refreshing.

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 19:45:50 »
Wow
tremendous job!
Michael Parlato

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 04:52:27 »
 :-*what a impressive job well doing.

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011, 19:06:17 »
This engine is getting bigger by the day  ;D


pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2011, 15:33:29 »
Nice sunny day here so i moved the engine outside to get some better photo's





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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 12:26:06 »
How did you clean the alloy parts ? Wet blasted ?

pj-tigger

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Re: W109 6.3 Re-build
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2011, 18:17:37 »
Its taken a couple of years experimenting before i came up with a finish i'm reasonably happy with (i've only got dry blasting equipment) I used sode-lime glass bead (Guyson Honite) & at about 35 PSI. The main problem is that the media costs about £25 for 25Kg & there's a minimum order of 1000kg  :(