More parts are now refurbished and put away safely ready for reassembly.
1987 Mercedes 500SL
It seems that whichever way we turn at the moment we are uncover more areas that desperately need our welders touch. It’s great that we are finding the issues and addressing them but I’m sure Tommy is looking forward to being able to sit back having passed the car on to the paint guys for […]
The welding work is now complete on our 1987 Mercedes SL500 body. Parts of the floor have been cut out and replaced. The front nearside arch panel has also had work as has the rear box compartment beside the spare wheel carrier. Tommy now has grinding and tidying to carry out before he can pass […]
We are currently working on the body issues on our 1987 Mercedes SL500. A lot of areas require attention and a lot of metalwork is having to be removed before we can look to consider painting the car. Unfortunately, due to the car being sat outside, untouched for many years, the areas where water has […]
Having now found the torque settings for our 1987 Mercedes SL500, thought it was best to share as they are very hard to come by. Tightening Torques – Cylinder Head Instructions Cylinder head bolts, tighten in the following stages: 30 Nm 60 Nm Wait 10 minutes 60 Nm Other engine tightening torques: Main bearings – […]
Correcting the bodywork of our 1987 Mercedes SL500 was not on the immediate agenda, however, with the engine out and being rebuilt it made perfect sense to look at addressing the rotten areas and get the car ready for paint. One very noticeable and bizarre finding is the pool of water that was sitting within […]
As previous pictures show, our 1987 Mercedes 500SL engine bay was not looking too pretty when it arrived at our workshops. Due to a recent timing chain issue which resulted in the engine having to be removed we can now tidy up the engine bay and engine before refit. We have fitted up the new […]
Ady, with a little help from Pete has successfully removed our 1987 Mercedes SL500 engine ready for the rebuild to commence. This restoration project has begun a little prematurely but with the engine not running and feeling right it was better to address the issue sooner rather than later.
The engine is now out of our 1987 Mercedes 500SL. Upon closer inspection, the timing chain is very loose and left in its current state would have further damaged the engine. We are lucky to have caught the problem when we did. The engine will now be stripped of it’s components, cleaned up, repaired and […]