Hard to Reach – Fitting the Lower Pipework to the 1969 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda Engine

By Craig Ranson
By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The engine and gearbox for the 1969 Mercedes 280SL Pagoda are one step closer to going into the car!

The iconic Mercedes which is in at Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ has had all of the new and refinished pipework installed on the lower parts of the engine and gearbox while they are out of the car. This is to make sure everything fits up where it should do and will allow our technicians to accurately tighten them down.

Many of the hydraulic lines have to be run in a very specific routing around the engine and gearbox, so using original reference photos our team took when the engine was originally taken out, Jon has managed to retrace the steps and get them all neatly and safely put in place.

Not long now, and the glorious 2.8-litre straight-six will be dropped into the nose for the Pagoda.

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