Bought a w116 for parts about a year ago, mostly for the 3.07 differential, drove it the 2 hours back home, had some ingenous solutions to problems.
Its a pain in the ass to always swap the fuses, why not solder for a while and remove al that unnecesary trouble?
not much of a brakedisc left there, funny how the parkingbrake “inside” was completely new thou.
Problem, the vacuum pump stopped working, solution?
1. Plug the vacuumpump with sparkplug
2. Get a alternator with built in vacuum-pump from a toyota
3. put it in the enginebay
Hooked up vacuumpump/alternator from toyota on a om617 engine in the beloved 450SEL
Next problem, the mounting for the servo-pump for the steering assistant isnt made for an aditional alternator, the aluminium cracked
Weld a bar to the injectionpump to keep the stuff in place, (there was also two strapes to secure the contraption)
bar welded to the injectionpump
if the throttle doesnt return as it should, just put a spring and connect to a catstrangler/cabletie. im shure that it will be durable