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  1. #41

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    yeah. it's my PA / workbench
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    what ive been up to lately

    did an M52 engine swap.. nah just kidding, but there are some R129 strut mounts in this picture somewhere.


    for things things i really did, i lowered it and installed a evoII rear bar.





    checked and shimmed valves for health


    installed a 400e front swaybar at 2am the night before trackday.



    arrived at trackday reppin the rev








    took some videos for posterity.
    thunderdrift 3/16/13 first run - YouTube
    thunderdrift 3/16/13 - YouTube

    and finally blew out the last of my 4 rear tires. great day.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    Awesome. Nice footwork.

    My car is under a foot of snow... Although it drifts quite nicely when on top of the white stuff!

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    How did the 500e sway bar work for you?
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    Modifications.....1987 190E 2.3-16V, Evolution 2 Body Kit, Evo2 Wheels, Cross/Drilled Rotors, Front Polyurethane Bushings, New Rear Link set, & Yellow Speed Racing Suspension.

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    thanks chippa, and you're right about the foot work. she needed lots of clutch kicks to keep from bogging down in rpm's. the skidpad was too fast for first and a little too slow for second. i need a little more power, hopefully EFI can help me there, and torques. AMGC's old supercharger kit that jim villers made should take care of that one.

    it didnt work chris because it wasnt one. the one you sold me measured 26.5mm O.D. it was really from a 400e, so i went out and got one off of a newer 420e w124 at 27.5 O.D. we shall have words about that another time.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

  6. #46
    Man wash that beast and put a coat of wax on it D!
    TO HELL AND BACK RELIABILITY...

    Famous In the Worst Places.

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    i had to drive 200 something miles to get there, i gave no fucks as usual lol
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

  8. #48
    Now you got time....mirror it up yo...clay bar and then use NuFinish. It will have a deep mirror shine with gloss for a year.
    TO HELL AND BACK RELIABILITY...

    Famous In the Worst Places.

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    my car scrapped the crown of the road on a canyon run and it unscrewed my oil pan bolt. i thought i had cracked the pan, but it was only the bolt missing. i had all my tools and even 5 extra liters of oil with me but nothing fit in the pan. i tried a wheel bolt and even that wasnt the right size. it was no go, had to tow. i got it home, fixed it, and drove back out to clean up the mess.

    Exxon Val Benz
    The most common phrase when driving an old Benz, "what's that smell?" ...in this case it's oil, all. of. the. oil. i knew it immediately and shut it off with it still having oil pressure. engine saved


    Spotted by the support crew, getting towed because racecar


    Leaving the blood behind


    New slogan, 'don't be a dick, clean up that slick! secretmachine reminds you to crash responsibly out there folks!
    Last edited by secretmachine; 01-04-2015 at 03:24 AM.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    That's the craziest thing I've ever heard!! Good to hear the motor didn't blow. Haha You know you're driving hard when..
    1993 8v auto => 3.0 dogleg
    1993 2.6 RIP

  11. #51
    Since it's impossible to carry all tools and spares you eventually will need - I don't take anything along anymore.
    Except for the mobile to call the tow truck and the ADAC-card (like AAA).

    Great that you saved the engine and cleaned that mess on the street.

    How are these R129 strut tower mounts working?
    Do they touch the hood?
    Did you modify them?

    regards,
    Christian

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercedesB.B.B. View Post
    That's the craziest thing I've ever heard!!
    I still cannot believe it unscrewed. when i looked under and saw all the oil, my heart sank because i was thinking the pan and all the things i'd have to do to switch it out to get to work the next day. my friend noticed only the bolt was missing. i wiped it down and looked for cracks and all was good. still hard to fathom but the forward motion and ground rubbing is the right anticlockwise direction for loosening a bolt. it's strange it worked out that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Martens View Post
    Since it's impossible to carry all tools and spares you eventually will need - I don't take anything along anymore.
    Except for the mobile to call the tow truck and the ADAC-card (like AAA).
    It’s a long haul trip and 4 wheelin’ habit I guess. You can’t be prepared for everything but for the most part I’ve been able to solve every problem there on the road for myself or a friend’s car having trouble too. It is at the expense of weight, though the tools I bring are a select few but enough variety that I can pretty much do everything, even major disassembly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Martens View Post
    Great that you saved the engine and cleaned that mess on the street.
    I love my local canyon back road, and so do other people. I owe it to the environment and also to the next series of cars so they don’t have an accident because of my accident.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Martens View Post
    How are these R129 strut tower mounts working?
    Do they touch the hood?
    Did you modify them?
    They’re pretty nice, I had been hitting the stops on my B8’s and it was enough travel to get rid of the problem. They don’t touch the hood at first close but they will start to rub the hood once they're under stopping/turning forces. I had to grind off a bit of the edge on the safety plate to stop this. The safety straps I have are an older boxy type, I’ve seen others on 129’s that have slopes on each corner which I presume is to eliminate this problem. With R129 strut mounts and straps, I say go for it and shave some of the corner. Ill post a picture later of what I mean.

    The only things left now are skid plate protection of the pan and remove one of the fender flare bolts to stop passenger side rubbing on left hand turns.

    Here are some oil pan carnage pics. Im pretty lucky since you can see the cross hatch cast webbing in the pan! Please forgive the stripped out oil pan bolt, it was the only one i had left! (will be switched out soon.)


    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    concerning R129 damper mounts

    Quote Originally Posted by secretmachine View Post
    They’re pretty nice, I had been hitting the stops on my B8’s and it was enough travel to get rid of the problem. They don’t touch the hood at first close but they will start to rub the hood once they're under stopping/turning forces. I had to grind off a bit of the edge on the safety plate to stop this. The safety straps I have are an older boxy type, I’ve seen others on 129’s that have slopes on each corner which I presume is to eliminate this problem. With R129 strut mounts and straps, I say go for it and shave some of the corner. Ill post a picture later of what I mean.
    great information, thank you very much.
    Looking forward to the photos. :)

    regards,
    Christian

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    R129 safety strap rubbing. pn 129 323 05 32 left side


    right side



    sloped safety straps to correct rubbing issue, pn 129 323 03 32


    comparison of straight edged strap to slope strap.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

  15. #55
    ah, thank you for the photos.

    I found a R129 strut mount last weekend (in the workshop's bin) and compared to the standard W124 / W201 mount it's about 1" thicker. So I assumed it will rub at the highest point, the threat of the damper, but as your photos show it's the safety strap...

    thanks again,
    Christian

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    French Light Mod

    euro amber corner and frenched headlights

    buy duplicolor metalcast yellow
    take apart lights
    spray head lamp reflectors
    spray three to four shades down from where they 'look' yellow to the eye with no lamp in them.
    install and profit.

    info on why selective yellow headlights work





    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    That looks slick. Kind of miss my yellow fogs that are absent on my new Euro Depos lol, would this work for that?

    also thanks for the pn on the r129 safety mounts! Craziness on that oil pan that time!
    1993 190e 3.0

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    i modded my fogs to use the older style yellow cap but using this would still work great on the reflector itself spartanv.
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    There's been a lot happening with the car lately.

    Differential refresh






    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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    Ground Control:
    Prep, replacing worn bushings






    GC's arrive


    A toast to Hellabad, thanks for the suspension!
    1984 2.3 8v Lorinser - Drift/track competition - "Grønne Pige"
    1984 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Sent to Graveyard - "Steve"
    1985 2.3-16 ECE 5-Speed - Daily - "Darkwing"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM 5-Speed - Donor - "Rusty Trumpet"
    1986 2.3-16 NAM Auto - Basket Case - "Phönix"
    1987 2.3-16 NAM VEMS EFI 5-Speed - Track/Canyon - "Dimples"

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