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--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Hello all, I' m french, I live one the "côte d' azur" next Nice, Cannes, Monaco, St tropez.

Here, there is not many youngtimers like the USA, many cars forget in garages...

My name is Valérian, I' m 25.

I like the mercedes, oldtimers and many mercedes.

I have a 500E 1992, 500SEC 1981 (number chassis 000005), 230SL "pagode" 1964, S.600.L W220.
Me and a my best friend (who had mercedes too), we love them.

Sorry for my very bad english, speak easy please for me.


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/13.jpg

redred
12-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Beautiful car and great collection. Can we see some more pics of your 500E?

Welcome to the forum!

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 12:04 PM
Sure !

Rear light ph3.
Spoiler Carat Duchatelet.

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/14.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/15.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/16.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/17.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/18.jpg


More ? :D

redred
12-07-2012, 12:17 PM
That is one incredible collection of cars. You say you are 25 years old?? You must have grown up in a Mercedes Benz family ;)

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 12:25 PM
incredible you say ?
Here many guys have rare 124, 500 TE, AMG, 6.0AMG, kompressor, this is incredible !!!

gerryvz
12-07-2012, 12:25 PM
:excellent: :welcome:

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 12:57 PM
Thank you all.



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/19.jpg

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https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/23.jpg

KarlC
12-07-2012, 01:15 PM
Valérian, good to see you here, I'm the one that pointed you to this board.

Thanks for sharing your car with us, you will love this site !

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 01:25 PM
Bjr Valerian:

Belle collection, je vois une DB6 dans le fond?

J'utilise pour vivre à Beaulieu-s-m il ya quelques années. African Queen pour le déjeuner...

Le musée est à proximité de l'A8 toujours là, ils ont un spectacle en Septembre?

Sincères salutations,

Ron

bing
12-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Bjr Valerian:

Belle collection, je vois une DB6 dans le fond?

J'utilise pour vivre à Beaulieu-s-m il ya quelques années. African Queen pour le déjeuner...

Le musée est à proximité de l'A8 toujours là, ils ont un spectacle en Septembre?

Sincères salutations,

Ron

Ron, you write better in French , very sexy. Show off! :-D:-D. lol

Valerian, welcome !

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 01:44 PM
difficult to understand you, speak easy in english, the traductor in french is bad quality.

you say you come in Beaulieu sur mer ?

A muséeum, at Mougins, its closed.

Yes it' s a DB6 Vantage Superleggera

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 01:45 PM
what time is it now for you ? Here 8.45 Pm

bing
12-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Have you not come across this car , owner member here "Paul"?? Had it for sale but not sure if he sold it. think he lived in Cagnes Sur Mer

http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?1659-OWNER-Paul64&highlight=owner+paul

http://www.500eboard.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3830&d=1314710222

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 01:57 PM
Hello Valerian:

I use to live in Beaulieu-sur-mer for a few years, in the early 90's. I use to go to the African Queen for lunch a few times per week, was dating a gal who worked at the Rive dealer. She got to use the Super Aquarama evey so often, better almost) than a 500E.
There was a Museum just off the A8 near Mougins, they had a swap meet (autojumble) every September. I was wondering if the place is still open.
There was also a big swap meet in Lyon evey year.

Kind Regards

Ron

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Have you not come across this car , owner member here "Paul"?? Had it for sale but not sure if he sold it. think he lived in Cagnes Sur Mer

http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?1659-OWNER-Paul64&highlight=owner+paul

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/24.jpg



OMG ! What a beautiful colour !!!! Malachite.

Bing, what colour is the interior, I can't seem to see it from here....

Ron
249/275

gerryvz
12-07-2012, 02:00 PM
Thank you all.In 2010 I stayed 1 night in St. Tropez and then in Monaco.... I will let you know next time I'm in the area......

When I was in the area 75 meters below the fountain in the photo below (in the direction of the casino), just 5 minutes later, I was standing just 2 meters from the president of Argentina Cristina Kirchner.http://en.mercopress.com/data/cache/noticias/26113/0x0/081106013340-3ndc5f290-argentina-s-president-cristina-kirchner-who-faceb.jpg

:clapper:

:sel:

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 02:02 PM
what time is it now for you ? Here 8.45 Pm

GMT +6 or 14:00 or 2:00 PM .

I think you are GMT -1 if I am not mistaken.

Ron

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 02:06 PM
In 2010 I stayed 1 night in St. Tropez and then in Monaco.... I will let you know next time I'm in the area......

:clapper:

:sel:

Ah yes, Exotic Gardens and the Cafe d'Paris..... home of the 50 Euro L'onigon soup and Iced Tea..... if you stay during the race get a "12" Room at the Hotel d'Paris, 712, 612, etc. best room with a view in the house.

I'm really missing that area now.... REALLY REALLY.

R

gerryvz
12-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Each of those German Weihenstephan beers was USD $15.00... but damn, were they tasty :wine: (and also a major sponsor (http://www.oldtimerfreunde-freising.de/) of the annual Alpentour I go on).

Cheers,
Gerry

Jelmer
12-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Very impressive collection!

bing
12-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Bing, what colour is the interior, I can't seem to see it from here....


249/275

You have 3 guesses, Ron !! Write in French so I don't get pulled into this.


GMT +6 or 14:00 or 2:00 PM .

I think you are GMT -1 if I am not mistaken.

Ron

GMT + 1 = CET

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 04:32 PM
Have you not come across this car , owner member here "Paul"?? Had it for sale but not sure if he sold it. think he lived in Cagnes Sur Mer


I do not know paul.

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 04:37 PM
There was a Museum just off the A8 near Mougins, they had a swap meet (autojumble) every September. I was wondering if the place is still open.


It' s closed

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 04:38 PM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/26.jpg

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--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 04:44 PM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/31.jpg


I put a lot of pictures, I hope it do not bother you?

gsxr
12-07-2012, 04:50 PM
Photos are awesome - thanks for posting!

Question: Is that black W124 with the AMG body kit and Recaro seats a Hammer...??

:apl:

Ron500E
12-07-2012, 04:51 PM
You have 3 guesses, Ron !! Write in French so I don't get pulled into this.

Champignon.
Champignon.
Champignon.

The people who disagree are full of shiitake.

R

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Thank you GSXR, Yes, it' s a Hammer (5.6) Body kit, inside recarro, and 58 000 kilometers.(36200 miles?) (1986)

CB500E
12-07-2012, 05:23 PM
I love the French spec headlights with the yellow highbeams. Are the foglights yellow tinted glass or is it just the bulb that makes them yellow?

I am also only 26, very few young men our age appreciating and driving 500E's

--CHICHOIS--
12-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Thank you.

For normal driving light color, there has a small bell attached plastic yellow over the bulb :


http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/5359/20121202155052.jpg





For fog lamps in the bumper, there has a big piece change as it is made ​​entirely of glass yellow :

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/811/20121201225554.jpg

Jelmer
12-08-2012, 06:53 AM
I put a lot of pictures, I hope it do not bother you?

Not at all! By all means, please continue :)

195910
12-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Plenty of supercharged M113 around. any of these moded ?

--CHICHOIS--
12-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Plenty of supercharged M113 around. any of these moded ?

Don' t understand what you say

500ESpain
12-08-2012, 01:01 PM
Thank you GSXR, Yes, it' s a Hammer (5.6) Body kit, inside recarro, and 58 000 kilometers.(36200 miles?) (1986)

And spanish plates!

bing
12-08-2012, 01:32 PM
Plenty of supercharged M113 around. any of these moded ?


Don' t understand what you say

Meaning the CLS55 & E55 AMG Kompressors any special work done or just standard/stock AMG?

195910
12-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Don' t understand what you say

Moded = Tuned = Modified to upgrade performance. in the case of the M113K :ECU,Long tubes, intake, pulley, filters, de-cat, cams = 620PS

--CHICHOIS--
12-08-2012, 01:59 PM
So, ok, no moded on the E and CLS.

--CHICHOIS--
12-08-2012, 02:01 PM
http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showthread.php?2766-W124-300E-5-6-Ex-Alboreto&p=34578&viewfull=1#post34578

ClassicCarsAllDay
12-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Stunning Collection! Welcome to the board!

--CHICHOIS--
12-12-2012, 10:52 AM
My 500 SEC, this night.


http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9162/20121211214520.jpg

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7476/20121211214511.jpg

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3980/20121211214307.jpg


number of chassis WDB12604412000005 (BODY: 00005)

gsxr
12-12-2012, 10:56 AM
My 500 SEC, this night.

number of chassis WDB12604412000005 (BODY: 00005)

WOW!!

:deniro:

--CHICHOIS--
12-12-2012, 11:20 AM
I think it' s the older SEC on world :D
When I bought it, the seller tell me, this car is for the official presentation to this model in 80'

jano
12-12-2012, 12:54 PM
I want a pagoda.

Jelmer
12-12-2012, 03:12 PM
I'm going to try and find a reason to be "in the neighborhood" (what, 1000km is close, isn't it?) so I can visit you, one day :D Keep posting pictures, I'll keep providing napkins for all the drooling people watching this thread.

gerryvz
12-12-2012, 06:09 PM
C126 owners are always welcome to this forum! Our numbers are growing !!

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 06:03 AM
Thanks Gerry.

Jelmer, you live in USA, me in france, it' s not just 1000 km ? :D

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 06:05 AM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/41.jpg






You want to see more cars ? But I don' t want do a new topic, here it' s ok for me







New pic of the 230 SL (in the garden of a friend)


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/42.jpg




230 SL with 560SL USA and more mercedes (it' s meeting private at my home, on august 2012)

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/43.jpg

036
12-13-2012, 06:07 AM
Thanks Gerry.

Jelmer, you live in USA, me in france, it' s not just 1000 km ? :D
:D:D:D

Jelmer lives not even a 500km away- Holland... or is he moved to US already??

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 06:18 AM
In fact, I have said a stupidity, I had not seen where he lives, I thought the whole forum was an American ...

036
12-13-2012, 06:31 AM
In fact, I have said a stupidity, I had not seen where he lives, I thought the whole forum was an American ...

So, watch out, some of us are muuuuch closer than you think :D

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 06:37 AM
:D

More photos of my 500E, first hand, 250 000 kms, 1992, I paid this car, 3900 € (5000 $ i think ?)

The gearbox broken.

I have started doing a lot of work on it, gearbox, engine, paint, alloy wheels 18 "and many other details

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 06:40 AM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/44.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/45.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/46.jpg



It is me who does everything.
I paint the bumpers and underbody completely gray metal, like the rest of the car.
it does not please to everyone, but it's as I prefer.

036
12-13-2012, 06:54 AM
It is me who does everything.
I paint the bumpers and underbody completely gray metal, like the rest of the car.
it does not please to everyone, but it's as I prefer.
Again Porn here!! :D
More pics please.

Jelmer
12-13-2012, 07:31 AM
Indeed, it's only a short drive for me :D

A nice drive for a Saturday afternoon ;)

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 10:19 AM
:p


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/47.jpg

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https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/49.jpg

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New Visco :

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/51.jpg


New "beam ?"

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/52.jpg

bing
12-13-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm going to try and find a reason to be "in the neighborhood" (what, 1000km is close, isn't it?) so I can visit you, one day :D Keep posting pictures, I'll keep providing napkins for all the drooling people watching this thread.

Nice part of the world, French Riviera, you should.!! Plenty dutchies make their way down here in the summer. :razz:. Drove down in the summer from London, all 1400km of it, so piece a' cake for you.

Jelmer
12-13-2012, 12:32 PM
Nice part of the world, French Riviera, you should.!! Plenty dutchies make their way down here in the summer. :razz:. Drove down in the summer from London, all 1400km of it, so piece a' cake for you.

Yeah, sounds like fun! To bad my not-so-subtle way of getting myself invited didn't work out (yet) :D

195910
12-13-2012, 12:37 PM
1 Hand for 3900euro... super buy !!

A good used Transmission is 1000euro, best overhaul 2000euro in Germany... Any other issues ? Service history ?

195910
12-13-2012, 12:38 PM
Yeah, sounds like fun! To bad my not-so-subtle way of getting myself invited didn't work out (yet) :D

I would think the Special one doesn't need invitation :D

bing
12-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Yeah, sounds like fun! To bad my not-so-subtle way of getting myself invited didn't work out (yet) :D

No need ! Plenty russians there that will welcome you with open arms :lolzz:.

I bet you have a big grin on your face now that you can hammer your car again for the weekend, huh?!

Jelmer
12-13-2012, 01:19 PM
I bet you have a big grin on your face now that you can hammer your car again for the weekend, huh?!

Hell, yeah.
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/53.jpg

Feels like it'll last for tens of thousands of kms again! (But then again, that's also how it felt BEFORE the ticking... :p)

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 01:58 PM
1 Hand for 3900euro... super buy !!

A good used Transmission is 1000euro, best overhaul 2000euro in Germany... Any other issues ? Service history ?


I have bought a gearbox from 500E here for 300 €.
The original box of the car is too damaged, I have bought another cheap but in better condition, however it needs to be reconditioned anyway.
€ 1,700 to remake the new gearbox.
The engine was replaced by "standard exchange"? (I do not know how you tell when a part is replaced with a new one from the factory)
The engine was replaced at 50 000 kms for manufacturing defects.
I have followed all of the car, all books, all papers, documents and even 1992.
It is written on the pen and signed by the seller, the order of the car.
I'll put a picture if you want, but it's written in French?


http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3381/20111126221630.jpg

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 02:02 PM
Jelmer, I can invite you to my annual "gathering"? or meeting ? this summer

Jelmer
12-13-2012, 02:41 PM
Jelmer, I can invite you to my annual "gathering"? or meeting ? this summer

Great! PM me when, where, how long, etc, and I'll be there! :D

--CHICHOIS--
12-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Great! PM me when, where, how long, etc, and I'll be there! :D


Serious ?

gerryvz
12-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Yes and if it is late June, I will be there as well !!

500AMM
12-13-2012, 07:11 PM
Hello Valérian

Welcome on the board! :-)

You have a lot of nice cars in your stable. It's really nice to see you're taking on the maintenance work yourself too.

Greetings from Norway!
:arnt:

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 01:24 AM
Serious ?
Sure am. It's between 970 and 1010km to get from my street to "French Riviera, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Italy", according to Google Maps. Sounds like a great trip! :)

Just need to figure out when, since the missus has her baby factory working, and we'll have a second Jelmer-Junior crawling around in July ;)

gerryvz
12-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Sure am. It's between 970 and 1010km to get from my street to "French Riviera, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Italy", according to Google Maps. Sounds like a great trip! :)

Just need to figure out when, since the missus has her baby factory working, and we'll have a second Jelmer-Junior crawling around in July ;)Wow! Congratulations !!!

And if you go to the Cote d'Azur .. you can be one of those Dutchies towing a huge caravan on the back of your small car heading southward on the A8 in Germany (driving 85 km/hr). You know, the Dutchies who the Germans love clogging up their autobahns during summer time :)

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 07:52 AM
And if you go to the Cote d'Azur .. you can be one of those Dutchies towing a huge caravan on the back of your small car heading southward on the A8 in Germany (driving 85 km/hr). You know, the Dutchies who the Germans love clogging up their autobahns during summer time :)

No. Just no.

gerryvz
12-14-2012, 09:06 AM
No. Just no.

:stickpoke:

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 09:16 AM
:stickpoke:
You have enough chain yank awards to last a long time :p

DrP
12-14-2012, 10:36 AM
Each of those German Weihenstephan beers was USD $15.00... but damn, were they tasty :wine: (and also a major sponsor (http://www.oldtimerfreunde-freising.de/) of the annual Alpentour I go on).

Cheers,
Gerry

Gerry, believe it or not but my uncle (passed away now) was brewmaster @ Weihenstephan (which happens to be the oldest brewery in the world). My father's family is from Freising. Ever tasted Korbinian, their Doppelbock? Drink two and you have no problems for the rest of the day. Just don't drive.....

gerryvz
12-14-2012, 10:57 AM
Wow, small world! Very sweet! I can get Korbinian (as well as their Hefeweizen, Dunkel-hefeweizen & Kristall beers) at my local HEB grocery store here, actually :)

I have spent many afternoons at Weihenstephan at the bierstube. They are a major sponsor of the Oldtimerfreunde-Freising car club (http://www.oldtimerfreunde-freising.de/), the president of which is a close friend of mine and whose annual Alpentour (http://www.oldtimerfreunde-freising.de/Termine%202012/Alpentour%202012/Alpentour%20Review%202012/alpentour%20review%202012.html) I go on every June.

What was your uncle's name? I will ask my friend if he knew him.

All of his cars, including the silver Pagoda that I drive (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151241013693572.547331.821723571&type=1&l=f271fa756c) on the Alpentour, have "FS" (Freising) license plates as he's in that Landkreis, although Thomas actually lives in the small village of Kranzberg just outside of Freising (http://goo.gl/maps/8867Q) proper. The Weihenstephan brewing school/bierstube is less than a 5-minute drive from his house, though.

Perhaps next year I can get Jelmer or Christian to co-drive the Alpentour with me... ;-)

Cheers,
Gerry

--CHICHOIS--
12-14-2012, 01:20 PM
last year, my meeting is in august, There were 25 people.

you want photos ?

gerryvz
12-14-2012, 01:46 PM
Please post your photos to a new Gallery. You can use the "Gallery" link at the top of the page to create a new one or view existing ones :)

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Perhaps next year I can get Jelmer or Christian to co-drive the Alpentour with me...
You wouldn't need to do much convincing for me. Heck, I'm bouncing on my seat already because of the very idea! :D



last year, my meeting is in august, There were 25 people.
you want photos ?

Yep!! If all those people have the same good taste as you do... :D

August would be hard for me, though. I'm not going to drive 2000+km with a one month old child, as you might imagine.

--CHICHOIS--
12-14-2012, 04:55 PM
At my meeting, 560 SL AMG W107 (full black), 500E W124, 500SEC, 500SEC (alamandin rot), 300SE W126 (brown outside and inside), 230 SL pagode, 280 SL pagode (new new new), 230 SL pagode, 280SE W116, 300 CE 24 (many many equipements), 320 CE(new), C 36 AMG W202 (alamandin rot), 190 2.5-16 (alamandin rot), CL 500 W215, S 600 L W220, E 500 W211, 500SL 129, SL 500 129, and more...

obligate to create a gallery ?



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/62.jpg

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But this day, many people I know could not come .. (300 SEL 6.3, 560 SEL, 190 SL, 190 SL, 300SL 1954, 600 W100, 300E hammer, 1000 SEL carat duchatelet W126, unique 500SEC MARBELLA cabrio SGS styling garage (30 000kms)

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 05:11 PM
This thread has become pure car porn. Thank you.

--CHICHOIS--
12-14-2012, 05:13 PM
What ??

Jelmer
12-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Just meant you posted some great pictures. By all means, please upload some more!

--CHICHOIS--
12-15-2012, 05:37 AM
So, it's not a 500E, but I love this car too, but for my age, it' s a little a big car :D

See the number of the plate... :D !


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OttoB
12-15-2012, 04:37 PM
tres geniale!

redred
12-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Gorgeous V12!!!

--CHICHOIS--
12-18-2012, 06:29 AM
My 500E in the new parking :)


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/90.jpg

Jelmer
12-18-2012, 08:04 AM
Finally some on-topic material! :chainyank:

Kidding, of course. How is your repair job going along?

--CHICHOIS--
12-18-2012, 11:33 AM
don' t understand your question about my job

gsxr
12-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Repair job = repair project = repair work. I.e., what you are doing to restore your 500E.

:grouphug:

--CHICHOIS--
12-19-2012, 10:42 AM
So, I paint 1/3 of the car, the "plastics" , bumpers and down of the doors, in grey like the car.

The gearbox is out, when I have the €€€€, I go to refresh it, new.

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/92.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/93.jpg


I have change the wheels, for lorinser 18" and mount new tires in 245/45 R18 93Y

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/94.jpg


I would like black windows.

I have change the "electric" of the engine

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/95.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/96.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/52.jpg


I have change the ASR/ABS :

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/97.jpg


Change visco :

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/51.jpg


refresh the starter:

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2012/12/98.jpg


soon, I think I change the distribution chain.

Jelmer
12-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Wow, much to do. Very impressive. Please keep the pictures coming!

One question, though: would you mind uploading your pictures to the forum, instead of an external image host? The host you have selected loads very slow for me, and if they decide to stop serving images, we lose all nice pictures in this thread! If you need help with this, please read http://www.500eboard.com/forums/showwiki.php?title=Uploading_images, if that doesn't work for you, please let me know and I'll assist you.

Thanks!

gsxr
12-19-2012, 11:42 AM
I'm curious about the starter rebuild. Has anyone had a problem with a slow starter (i.e., cranks the engine too slowly), that was cured by taking it apart and replacing certain parts? I always thought the fault is a bad armature but I'm not sure. There isn't much information about this.

:detective:

--CHICHOIS--
12-19-2012, 02:04 PM
My starter is OK, but when I have removed the gearbox, I have also removed the starter wanted was more easily accessible without the gearbox to rebuild before that it is down

Ok to host photos on forum Jelmer

--CHICHOIS--
12-19-2012, 02:06 PM
13438

Like that ? it' s ok for you ?

bing
12-19-2012, 04:25 PM
I'm curious about the starter rebuild. Has anyone had a problem with a slow starter (i.e., cranks the engine too slowly), that was cured by taking it apart and replacing certain parts? I always thought the fault is a bad armature but I'm not sure. There isn't much information about this.

:detective:

Doesn't appear to be a common failure then? Only one I can think of from here is Gerry's, not sure if he rebuild his.

195910
12-19-2012, 04:43 PM
Tyre size must be : 245/40/18 97Y

The ones you used are too high and not for heavy cars.

gsxr
12-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Doesn't appear to be a common failure then? Only one I can think of from here is Gerry's, not sure if he rebuild his.
Not very common, no. I've never had an outright failure but my wife's E420 (with 200kmi) had been cranking over slower than normal for a while, regardless of battery voltage. On a whim I swapped in a good spare I had and voila, cranking speed went back to normal. I may take the old one apart just to see if anything is obviously worn out inside.

:5150:

gerryvz
12-19-2012, 08:59 PM
I replaced my starter with a new Bosch unit. It had been weak and a bit slow to crank for a while (a couple of years) very much like a weak battery sounds. No problems since that time. I believe I replaced the starter about exactly this time of year, in 2007.

Given the price of a new/rebuilt Bosch starter, I don't believe the ROI of removing, disassembling, replacing parts and re-installing is worth it. (Of course, that could also be said for the 126 brake caliper rebuild that I did yesterday, too!).

Cheers,
Gerry

Jelmer
12-20-2012, 03:35 AM
13438

Like that ? it' s ok for you ?
Yep, great! Good picture, too :-)

If you can, please create an album yourself, and upload all your earlier pictures there, too.

--CHICHOIS--
12-20-2012, 05:22 AM
I made a mistake on the tire size, it' s 245/40R18 93Y

--CHICHOIS--
12-20-2012, 05:26 AM
Yep, great! Good picture, too :-)

If you can, please create an album yourself, and upload all your earlier pictures there, too.


I do not know how to create an album that is in the same place to upload photos?

In this photo, there has a lot of dust on the mercedes.
It is one of the other cars at my friend who has the Hammer.
You to guess, if you like, what is this model

Jelmer
12-20-2012, 06:09 AM
See attached picture.

gerryvz
12-20-2012, 07:18 AM
13438

Like that ? it' s ok for you ?From the best I can see, this looks like a W100 "Grand 600". What is the year of it? Early (wood surrounded instrument cluster) or later (regular style dashboard/instrument cluster)?

--CHICHOIS--
12-20-2012, 10:20 AM
yes, a 600 W100, dont know the year.


13465

gsxr
12-20-2012, 10:28 AM
yes, a 600 W100, dont know the year.
I think Gerry just soiled himself after seeing that photo.

:wahoo:

Jelmer
12-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Wow.

szvook
12-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Damn, that interior looks great...schwing.

gerryvz
12-20-2012, 06:58 PM
It's a later one because it has the regular style (not wood) instrument binnacle. Indeed the interior looks great. A W100 will probably be my 50th birthday present to myself :)

Cheers,
Gerry

--CHICHOIS--
12-21-2012, 05:32 AM
later, I take new photos, after having washed it..

--CHICHOIS--
12-21-2012, 05:34 AM
1349213493

gerryvz
12-21-2012, 07:36 AM
I think you need to spend some time here: http://www.mbgrand600.com

:bbq:

--CHICHOIS--
12-23-2012, 11:12 AM
I' m not in love for the 600 W100.

--CHICHOIS--
09-29-2013, 05:27 PM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/84.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/85.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/87.jpg


End of new paint

szvook
09-29-2013, 05:33 PM
Looks great! Btw, what are you using for light bulbs, headlights and foglights?

Roma_500E
09-30-2013, 12:11 AM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/84.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/85.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/86.jpg


End of new paint

Look nice and shiny ! Is rear spoiler Lorinser ? if so matches with wheels !

Maui
09-30-2013, 12:44 AM
What a great thread! Chichois, thanks so very much for all the great pictures and stories. It just reinforces my love for the automobile and the people who also love them. The international following of these cars is phenomenal.

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 05:52 AM
thank you all !

The spoiler, it's a Carat By duchatelet

The lights, it's all Phillips extra white, not xenon.

Inside, new steering wheel with wood


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/105.jpg


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/108.jpg


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/110.jpg

195910
09-30-2013, 06:56 AM
Can you please tell us the exact name of the light bulbs.. alot of different types on the phillips web site.

036
09-30-2013, 10:09 AM
It's a later one because it has the regular style (not wood) instrument binnacle.
Has nothing to do with production time. Was just an option.

036
09-30-2013, 10:12 AM
Inside, new steering wheel with wood


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/105.jpg

Looks nice, only the colour of an airbag cover does not fit the new leather. Or, let´s say, new leather does not fit an old airbag cover and leather on the rest of the car.

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Indeed you are right, I have bought so I will not do again for this difference in color.
As against what goes well with the seats, new leather steering wheel nailhead.

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 10:34 AM
To answer 195910


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/112.jpg

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 10:41 AM
New parts !

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/114.jpg

195910
09-30-2013, 10:50 AM
Good light bulbs combination... how about the light output ? better/worst than original ?

I used a set of Narva 4300K light bulbs ... very nice xenon like color...but light output is not better :(

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 11:00 AM
It' s better :)

diaconovic
09-30-2013, 11:15 AM
Great Valerian !

one question are you planning to sell your yellow lights parts ?

If yes i'm really interested .

Patrice

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Patrice... tu peux me parler en français voyons ;)

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 12:57 PM
What do yo think about the transformation of my 500 E in E 500 ?


A little pic of my 500 SEC 1 month ago


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/09/116.jpg

--CHICHOIS--
09-30-2013, 01:28 PM
If you want, I have some pictures of an abandoned mercedes, unearthed and bought by a friend, as E 300 "the Hammer" a few years earlier.

diaconovic
09-30-2013, 01:36 PM
What do yo think about the transformation of my 500 E in E 500 ?



Je te réponds en Anglais , c'est plus compréhensible pour les membres du forum ;)


I'll personnally never do this just because i'm too conservative for that , if i want an E500 i'll buy one not an 500E to convert in E500.

Since your car is not a super low miles collectible garage queen , then it's cool .

I like the way your car is right now , i 'm a sucker for mopf1 , if i were you i'll just paint the trunk strip/handle in silver and leave it that way .

Maui
09-30-2013, 08:09 PM
How does such a young buck have such a nice collection of cars?

195910
10-01-2013, 03:24 AM
How does such a young buck have such a nice collection of cars?

Times have changed... years ago they would have asked you the same question ... :)

--CHICHOIS--
10-02-2013, 11:01 AM
To answer a few questions,
My father was the 500 SEC. Following an engine failure and vandalism of the bodywork later, he was put in the trash.
At this point, I 'was 16 years old and I offered it.
I have discovered the mechanics alone on this car and have done a lot of work to run again.
I have a friend, an old man, who has a CL 500 and 230 SL Pagoda.
It is difficult for him to use and repair the SL. So I volunteered to do it for him. Now the car is at home, but occasionally, I'll get to take a ride with him, and he asked me if I authorizes a drive! lol (he tells me sometimes the CL 500)
Then I have purchased in 2011, the 500E with work to do it.
I have paid € 3,900.
And last mercedes a 300 CE 24 sportline cabrio that I have purchased € 500.
I hope to have some answer to your questions.
Everyday I ride with an Opel Corsa 1992 Turbo diesel, which consumes almost nothing and that cost me nothing.



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/1.jpg

--CHICHOIS--
10-06-2013, 01:36 PM
pics of this weekend





https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/17.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/18.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/21.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/23.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/25.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/27.jpg

gerryvz
10-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Love those 'rinsers !!! :gor-gor:

195910
10-06-2013, 03:57 PM
Hi Chichois,

Very nice pictures of the 500E, car seems ready for next year's International E500E meeting in Germany ;)

I don't think that questions about peoples financial abilities is appropriate.. we see 16 year olds buying Buggatties All over the world ... and you get questioned about 3900 Euros ??!!

bing
10-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Oh those rims :shocking::bowdown:

gsxr
10-06-2013, 08:46 PM
What is the width & offset of the Lorinser wheels? They look bitchin'!!!

:gor-gor:

Maui
10-06-2013, 10:37 PM
Those wheels almost look like stainless steel. Very nice.

--CHICHOIS--
10-07-2013, 11:41 AM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/71.jpg



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/74.jpg



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/76.jpg



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/10/78.jpg

gerryvz
10-07-2013, 11:51 AM
Having Bundts on a 126 coupe really ages it....

Christian_K
10-08-2013, 03:14 PM
Why o why are the cars so cheap down there?
500E in average condition for 3900€?!?!?!?!?!
500€ for a W124 convertible/cabrio ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Other than that, very awesome work. Very good!

Can you tell what were your issues with the ABS/ASR unit? I have replaced the the Bosch relais with the Number "0332002173" that my diagnosis showed me, but still ASR/ABS Lamp lights, no Limp mode.

speedfreak
10-09-2013, 10:42 AM
welcome aboard. nice area, you live in.

i've spent a lot of summers in port grimaud. ;-)

--CHICHOIS--
11-05-2013, 05:54 AM
thank you !

New pics of the 500.


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/10.jpg


https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/11.jpg

--CHICHOIS--
11-05-2013, 06:02 AM
https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/12.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/13.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/14.jpg

https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/15.jpg

500AMM
11-05-2013, 07:19 AM
Hello Valérian,

Just for your information. Some users here may not be able to see all photos you have linked up from your photohost. However, that is a minor problem, but the big problem comes when/if you change photohost, or the photohoster make updates affecting your user account, or change their IP adress, or they simply disappear.

It's in fact several potential risks with photohosting, so my advice is to post all photos as attachements.


:strawberry:

texas993
11-05-2013, 08:03 AM
That is a beautiful car. Nice choices!

195910
11-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Beautiful Car , scenery and photography ... feel free to torture us more any time :D

bing
11-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Interesting front blinker lamps , don’t appear to be OEM ? And you’ve wired them up US DOT style - nice !

--CHICHOIS--
11-11-2013, 03:57 AM
new car at home ! 300 CE automatic gearbox, from 1990.


very good condition, 1000 €



https://www.500eboard.com/forums/images/imported/2013/11/46.jpg

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