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#1 OFFLINE   Danterzza

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

I have had that hankering for something new for a while. I lost out on a few bits and bobs on eBay after being a tight wad.

Then this popped up on here the other day and I thought it would do me that. I am a massive fan of trims and amber indicators on these old boats. I have had two before and I am just a fan of there wallowing, leisurely ride.

Also it’s brown inside!!!!

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I roped my normal car collecting victim, my dad, into driving it back for me.

Thanks to theorganist aka Peter who was a gent and let me come and view it early sat morn.

It drove back fine and luckily for my old man it was a warm dry morning as one of the rear windows was stuck down. He loved piloting it back and wants it off me already.

Have a few pics. Not cleaned or anything just plonked in the workshop at work.

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Gonna order a vacuum pump for the central locking and have a look at the electrical issue that’s stopping all the windows working and also the heater blower is a gonna. Also going to give it a major service and renew a lot of the ignition bits.

It looks like it will come up pretty ace with a going over with the polisher. It’s pretty amazingly solid, with only a few tiny little spots of rust coming through at the front of the front wings and a dent on a rear corner.

I am looking forward to getting stuck in and do something, not had any mojo for working on cars for a while and have been sending everything off to be sorted.

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Not sure what to do with it after that, might keep it and just bomb around in it, I also fancy taking it on a nice European road trip.






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#2 OFFLINE   Schaefft

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:43 PM

Looking forward to this thread, also amber indicators are a MUST on all Mercedes' of this era.


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#3 OFFLINE   Carlosfandango

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

That's a cracker man.
Enjoy!

Also looking forward to seeing progress.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

Lovely! Bargainous Smoke silver FTW!
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:49 PM

Dantastic!! Glad this went to another shiter...fancied it myself but decided to stick with the Ka. Ive got a vacuum pump kicking around somewhere so if u want it its yours. Pm me an address and i'll fire it in the post midweek. Well bought
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:50 PM

That would be great, will send you a pm.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 08:58 PM

Looks nice, is it a 1.8?


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:16 AM

That was a bargain, good buy

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:21 AM

Buy of the century. Very well done. Looking very forward to the fixes and improvements.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:23 AM

Mercs like this used to be hewn from granite.

Now they are made from doyleys.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

I watched this 190 development vid last night- much fantastic testing technology on display!

 

It is still a really sexy design though.

 

https://youtu.be/QUPLFLbmSKk


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:43 AM

Looks nice, is it a 1.8?


No pretty sure it’s 2.0, but haven’t checked 100%.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:43 AM

I watched this 190 development vid last night- much fantastic testing technology on display!
 
It is still a really sexy design though.
 
https://youtu.be/QUPLFLbmSKk


Good vid that cheers.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:49 AM

So got on this first thing and checked all the relays and what not for the windows.

Decided to double check all the fuses.

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When you first looked it was fine but a little wiggle and moved. Put a new one in and we have all windows working fine!!

Been using them all for a few mins to make sure they don’t blow the new fuse but so far so good.

Nice easy first fix.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:15 AM

Nice one...love an easy fix like that. Looked out this yesterday so will get it in the post tomorrow...hopefully another fix....d7ea577af7b3717f45209602001e61ca.jpg

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:51 AM

Oh the joy was short lived.

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The other three windows are fine it’s the just rear drivers side. If you send power direct to the motor it goes to and down. So that’s fine. If you swap a good switch around it’s the same so not the switch.




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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:44 AM

Nice one...love an easy fix like that. Looked out this yesterday so will get it in the post tomorrow...hopefully another fix....https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018091...

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Cheers mate appreciate it.




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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:04 PM

These are ace.   Placcy trims, cloth and gingercators FTW.   Apart from the depressing grey, they usually come with slightly surprising interior trim too, good to see this one is no exception.   Ours is Mrs Rocker's daily and our long distance car.   God only knows what I would replace it with - probably another one.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 12:37 PM

Proper Merc with proper gingercators, lovely.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:49 PM

Got there in the end replaced two wires in the rear door loom and we are as good as gold.

 

Ordered a full service kit, being delivered tomorrow. Just been reading through the history and there is a good chunk of it and a stamped booked from new up until not that long ago mileage wise.

 

Anyone got a drivers wing mirror knocking about?


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

Glad you are making progress with it. I looked at the fuses myself and tried wiggling them about as recommended on the internet and asked my garage to look at them too!

 

I did find some wing mirrors on ebay for around £100.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 04:31 PM

So got on this first thing and checked all the relays and what not for the windows.

Decided to double check all the fuses.

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When you first looked it was fine but a little wiggle and moved. Put a new one in and we have all windows working fine!!

Been using them all for a few mins to make sure they don’t blow the new fuse but so far so good.

Nice easy first fix.


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These fuses are so annoyingly poor when they get old. I think someone actually makes and sells a straight swap W124 fuse box with blades instead of continental fuses.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:14 AM

So spent a small fortune this morn.

Oil and filter
Air filter
Fuel filter
Plugs
Leads
Drive belt
Rotor arm and dizzy cap
Front pads
Both rear springs as there both snapped.
Going to change the brake fluid and coolant and setup the rear handbrake as it’s pretty naff.
Number plates
Wiper blade

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Luckily we have a ramp at work so makes it relatively easy.




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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:24 AM

Woah. Hes not messing about.
Getting stuck in like a fat lad on a childs swing.
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Posted 18 September 2018 - 11:11 AM

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Both rear springs had gone in the same place. They was only 20 odd quid each new anyway.




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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:54 AM

So this is all back together now, didnt have chance to work on it yesterday as had to do some actual work.

 

Managed to take the mirror apart, glue the retaining tabs back on and it clicked back into position so no new mirror needed just a mirror glass.

 

Them frigging electric windows have been causing me some trouble. BUT for the 47th time I think I have sorted it. So they was working then they wasn't, was working then they wasn't, was working then they wasn't etc etc. On the drivers door there are two switches that normally turn the interior light on and off, but normally there is just one, but on this there is two?? well you hold one in and the windows and the central locking stop, release it and they work?? So I have just bridged it and everything works inside and out, including the central locking,

 

WTAF.



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:12 PM

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Got all detailing world on this bad boy this morn.

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This drives bob on. Went on a late night cruise last night for the sake of it.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:38 AM

This is been sat all week as been away on a course and it was as dead as dodo.

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One new battery and a quick check and hopefully all is well.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:44 AM

Nice to see this being enjoyed.    A modern car you can change the battery on without having to fucking reset everything.

 

Mine has done 750 miles this week, enjoyed every one of them.....


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 02:06 PM

Nice to see this being enjoyed. A modern car you can change the battery on without having to fucking reset everything.

Mine has done 750 miles this week, enjoyed every one of them.....

Modern?! It's only 4 years younger than I am!
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