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need a replacement head for my w113 M130
« on: January 26, 2017, 21:21:24 »
After a mere 175,000 miles, the head on my 1969 280SL is kaput.  Have a very good mechanic working on it (used by several M-B club members), in Downers Grove (suburb w. of Chicago), and he tells me that it is beyond repair.  Thus far, we haven't been able to locate a replacement.  Thus, I need to source one in good to excellent condition, or find a magician out there who can repair it.  I have had the car since September 1970, and have personally put over 160K miles on her.  Nothing could cause me to give her up.  However, in her non-running state, she's a major disappointment. 
And, so, I am turning to all of you who may have a helpful suggestion as to where to source a replacement.  Thanks in advance for your help.          David

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Re: need a replacement head for my w113 M130
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 22:29:57 »
Which head do you have?  The '' 280 '' head or the '' 280SE/A ''  head?  What are you being told about your old head?  Cut too many times, warped, or corrosion problems?
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Re: need a replacement head for my w113 M130
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 04:53:31 »
I believe I have three heads, two 280SE, and one 280SE/A.
Unfortunate thing is that two of them are coming attached to the engine assembly - only one 280SE is just a head alone.

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