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31 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Interesting - I would have expected a V-plater to be a National 2

Dunno, it was just a random picture I pinched off the Internet. It is ex LT though and they were often a law unto themselves. I don't know enough about Nationals and I intend to keep it that way. 

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2 minutes ago, Steve79 said:

I see you're selling this

He has had it a month. In HMC car owning years, a month is like a normal person's 4 years :)

I'm amazed it stayed on fleet so long. He must have really liked it.

Now where is the advert and will Mrs CSW let me spend the kitchen renovation fund on a pick up :)

 

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Yes, that Mercedes is the same color as a wet nutra. I see them around here.

Quite why they picked that as an analogy is beyond me, they're ugly, aggressive things. Imagine a rat the size of a badger. 

Ours not to reason why.

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On 6/18/2022 at 6:26 PM, HMC said:

Been using the pickup and marvelling at how  Un rotten it is. Minimal rustproofing and paint , and in quite a few places no seam sealer even. 
 

45 Californian years have helped a lot. The British climate is a force to be reckoned with and would soon start dissolving the body.

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I cleaned up things with a wire brush and as it is all so clean I decided to take inspiration from the underbody prep that @TripleRich did on his Granada. After wire brushing and panel wiping I painted some por 15 over the panels. Where there is no seam sealer I will apply some tiger seal with a scotchbrite pad and then after preparing the surface use some upol gravitex stone guard and pump the box sections with wax.

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I’m doing it in sections, Its a slow steady process but it’s very therapeutic!

Is this the rust preventative paint? How far do those small tins go?

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Time for an update.

I Sold the Chevy pickup to a local farmer who deals in American cars. I think he’s selling it which is what he does as he’s a dealer. I had an easy sale and he should eventually make some money when it sells.

I’ve had an itch for some time for an  S class coupe. I’ve owned most Mercedes’ models made 1972-2006ish but not the coupe made during their fall from grace years at the tail end of that period. It was at the money that broken ones go for (usual quick visual of them sunk  on their bump stops ) But this one was not broken. 

It’s a 2002 cl500 so basically the “base” model. Still that gives you heated electric soft close everything so it’s all relative. All of that works too, plus at the time of writing the active hydropneumatic suspension works, which is basically the most complex and clever / borkable system they could devise at the time.
 

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I also recently bought an w124 estate which I don’t think I’ve mentioned before. It’s a 1991 230te. I was particularly taken with the indestructible cream mb tex (vinyl) interior which is very old school MB. 

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  • HMC changed the title to HMC new - Borkage spec mb coupe.
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I checked all the obvious on the Krusty Koupe re why the cooling fan wasn’t coming on, and guesstimated that the module that regulates the fan was not regulating.

Any second hand fan assembly for a CL is in the hundreds on e bay, but a bit of Googling and wishful thinking saw me source an essentially identical and way more numerous c class fan assembly for £not much.

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I dissected out the important bits and tested the module and 600w fan on the car to test the theory…

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And it came on when needed. Plugging the connector back into the original assembly brought back on the “coolant see garage” warning on the dash, and the usual dead fan. Result. So I’ll swap the bits over at the weekend and have a cooling system that behaves itself enough for a British summer.

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  • HMC changed the title to HMC new - Big bollock coupe gets too hot
52 minutes ago, Broadsword said:

Both Mercs looking lovely. Really like the W124 though. How much are those coupes these days?

It varies quite a bit. Projects seem to start at about £1k with something that’s a going concern £1-2k something  that needs nothing Seems to be £3-5k. They appear fetch more than saloons and about the same as the estates. Convertibles are another matter entirely but appear to my eyes less expensive than they used to be.

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So I was down to 2 mercs and I really wanted to have something with a stupid engine and a lot of seats, and I wanted if possible to emulate the vibe of an unsuccessful Moscow crack dealer.

Hence a road trip is under way in my 220ce, complete with young copilots, to see what we can do about that.

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  • HMC changed the title to HMC new - Live collection road trip

Its finally happened., @HMC has purchased all the local chod at a decent price and is now travelling further afield.
He's agreed to take South England and @theshadow is taking the North.
There is going to be nothing left for the rest of us.

Good luck and hope everything goes to plan. I'm guessing RR Sport, but don't think enough seats.

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38 minutes ago, gadgetgricey said:

Its finally happened., @HMC has purchased all the local chod at a decent price and is now travelling further afield.
He's agreed to take South England and @theshadow is taking the North.
There is going to be nothing left for the rest of us.

Good luck and hope everything goes to plan. I'm guessing RR Sport, but don't think enough seats.

Both will start making franchises available, so the rest of us can have a chance :)

 

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