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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #16 on: 15 November 2018, 09:25:08 »

That engine is very tightly packed in there :o :o
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #17 on: 15 November 2018, 09:39:38 »

6 grand for a 16 year old Merc, built in time when they were heavy into penny pinching.  :-\

Lot of car, but suspect a lot of bills and lot of DIY time.  :(

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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #18 on: 15 November 2018, 09:49:09 »

That engine is very tightly packed in there :o :o

Looks a doddle to work on  ::).

Also, is that the ECU sat roasting gently on top of the V?  :o
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #19 on: 15 November 2018, 10:19:32 »

None of the three of you are old enough to feel nostalgic for when engine bays were the size of a small house and contained nothing but an asthmatic A series..  :P ;D
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #21 on: 15 November 2018, 10:45:25 »

That engine is very tightly packed in there :o :o
Not actually that bad, most of the sides is air intake, everything else sits in the V :y

The M120 lump is less problematic and a touch easier to work on, if only because it doesn't have the turbos...
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #22 on: 15 November 2018, 11:08:03 »

None of the three of you are old enough to feel nostalgic for when engine bays were the size of a small house and contained nothing but an asthmatic A series..  :P ;D
Oh..I miss my triumph herald. Lift the whole front of the car to reveal........an engine of similar size (and power) to a singer sewing machine.
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #23 on: 15 November 2018, 11:15:59 »

None of the three of you are old enough to feel nostalgic for when engine bays were the size of a small house and contained nothing but an asthmatic A series..  :P ;D
Oh..I miss my triumph herald. Lift the whole front of the car to reveal........an engine of similar size (and power) to a singer sewing machine.

The 2 litre Vitesse went quite well in the same body. :y
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #24 on: 15 November 2018, 13:22:43 »

None of the three of you are old enough to feel nostalgic for when engine bays were the size of a small house and contained nothing but an asthmatic A series..  :P ;D
Oh..I miss my triumph herald. Lift the whole front of the car to reveal........an engine of similar size (and power) to a singer sewing machine.

The 2 litre Vitesse went quite well in the same body. :y

I remember my Father buying one new in 1969,fast car back then  :y
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #25 on: 15 November 2018, 18:34:41 »

6 grand for a 16 year old Merc, built in time when they were heavy into penny pinching.  :-\

Lot of car, but suspect a lot of bills and lot of DIY time.  :(

It was 115 grand new, has a V12 engine and over 500bhp. If it went wrong after a while and you had to sell it at a loss, you wold still have the memories for ever.  :D
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #26 on: 15 November 2018, 19:38:38 »

6 grand for a 16 year old Merc, built in time when they were heavy into penny pinching.  :-\

Lot of car, but suspect a lot of bills and lot of DIY time.  :(

It was 115 grand new, has a V12 engine and over 500bhp. If it went wrong after a while and you had to sell it at a loss, you wold still have the memories for ever.  :D

The old CLK that I'm driving now cost 47k new back in 2002,worth bugger all now but still a lovely car :y
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Re: If Tilbo gets bored...
« Reply #27 on: 15 November 2018, 21:14:35 »

Mine stands me 4500 has cost nothing in repairs over 3 years , had two new rear tyres & 3 oil changes so owes me nowt as far as I am concerned, and is a complete joy to drive, purchase price in January 2000 was just over 55,000, so let someone else take the big hit is my advice.
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