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What model is my new baby?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by richyba, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. richyba

    richyba Active Senior Members

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    Well I have had some quite serious threads on here about my new purchase so here is a more light hearted one!

    I'am now the proud owner of a 1982 280SLC C107 with a differance - it has been re engined with an OM603 diesel from a W124 E300!

    I think the conversion has been rather well done on the whole and i'am rather proud of the old girl - just one question - what model should I call her?

    I reckon it is a 300DSLC and I fancy trying to make a badge with bits from other mercs but as allways it is over to you!

    Here is a pic for the minute and for the curious I shall upload an engine pic later!:lol:
     

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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Nice colour :D:D and a 107 SLC 300D Brian has a diesel 129 so he is no longer the only diesel SL
     
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    As promised under the bonnet - any thoughts on how to make up a badge for the beast? Before anyone points it out I know the throttle cable is a mess - it wasent my doing - honest!
     

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    Thanks they would do the job but a bit modern for this beast, I am think about cutting a couple of SLC badges up, brazing them together then re plating - a load of work but I quite like the idea of having the right badge, as malcolm points out I'am thinking SLC300d, any further thoughts, this is easier than sorting the vacuum system at least!:lol:
     
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    300D badges are around, just stick it on after the SLC they are made nof monkey metal and I do not think it will weld
     
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    The throttle linkage is very different on the original 107, hard to convert, if you ever want to change it email Nigel again as he has done a nice job on that in the past.

    Re the badge, you could try and source a '300SDL' badge from europe/the states which would be the same size as the SLC badge, so you could cut it and make a new one using the 'D'!
     
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    Yes quite, a careful cut and positioning with some double backed tape will do the job!
     
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    Thanks Rob re the 107 throttle I shall drop him a line, a plan is not readily forming on that one, the old one actually pushes instead of pulls from the bulkhead so I'am thinking of a crank system but I dont want the throttle to be heavy as well!
     
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    Why not get the "300" and the " diesel " badge from a 124 diesel.

    So you end up with "300 SLC" on the left and "Diesel" on the right hand side when viewed from behind.

    Regards
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    Thats a great idea Bill that might well be how the mighty Mercedes may have done it! I am hoping to treck down to retrieve the diff on Tuesday so will take badge stealing gear, I dont think there is too much else worth liberating but if need anything I can take a look!
     

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