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xoxoxoBruce 05-29-2017 06:47 PM

That's Marshall Teague's car, engine by Smokey Yunick.

Gravdigr 06-01-2017 01:27 PM

Mercedes R63 AMG Owner Completes DIY Engine Rebuild Dealer Said Would Cost $57,000

xoxoxoBruce 06-01-2017 05:12 PM

Damn your eyes! I had to read your link then follow their link to the Grass Roots thread where he fires up the engine on page 86 of that thread, then read all the way to the last post on page 100 to find out how much he saved.

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What did this cost?
Well, the tools section was $3150. $2800 of that was the lift, engine hoist, and three new torque wrenches. The rest is one set of inverse torx, a set of long allen sockets, and a couple of specialty MB parts to pull the cams. Slippery's tool is priceless of course.
Parts were only $3300 which is quite a lot less than I thought it was going to be, mostly because I didn't put new cam phasers on. I might regret that later, but they were $500 each and there are four of them. It would have seemed stupid cheap if I didn't have to spend that last $400 on a new AC compressor.
So the total cost, all in, to get the van back on the road was $6450. Saved myself about $50k and got a lift. Not too shabby.

Beest 06-02-2017 10:47 AM

"It's not the parts mate, it's the labor, init."

Any indication how many hours involved, Ford dealers round here charge $100 an hour, a Mercedes dealer, gotta be more.

xoxoxoBruce 06-06-2017 01:02 PM

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I bet these would have been a hot item on the surplus market if they were produced.

Gravdigr 06-06-2017 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Beest (Post 989954)
"It's not the parts mate, it's the labor, init."

Any indication how many hours involved, Ford dealers round here charge $100 an hour, a Mercedes dealer, gotta be more.

My semi local Ford dealer was $275 an hour a few years ago.

Put your Ford dealer on your Christmas card list.

Gravdigr 06-06-2017 01:10 PM

10-man Jeep

It looks fairly cold as shit in the first pic...PUT THE WINDSHIELD UP!!!!

BigV 06-06-2017 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 990177)
10-man Jeep

It looks fairly cold as shit in the first pic...PUT THE WINDSHIELD UP!!!!

Get a Yamaha!

Gravdigr 06-07-2017 02:16 PM

Hah!

I kinda asked for that, didn't I?:lol2:

Gravdigr 06-08-2017 04:34 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 06-08-2017 04:35 PM

:lol2:

xoxoxoBruce 06-09-2017 01:45 AM

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Never saw one...

xoxoxoBruce 06-09-2017 02:01 AM

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I would kill for that wagon. The reality is it would drive like a '53 Chevy six cylinder automatic, with stiff springs and feeble shocks. The fit and finish would be '50s show car with little thought to longevity in the real world. I don't fucking care! I want it! http://cellar.org/2015/willy_nilly.gif

Gravdigr 06-09-2017 12:13 PM

It's preeety nice.:yesnod:

Gravdigr 06-10-2017 05:06 PM

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I mean, it's not quite as cool as this wagon, but we can't all be cool::cool:

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