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beerbaron
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new 114

Post by beerbaron » Sun 05 May, 2019 5:25 pm

So ive rescued a w114 280 sedan which has been dormant for a number of years
need some TLC and hoping the wise people on this forum can help
so be prepared for lots of questions :)

drove it home today and noticed a few things
front suspension , seems very soft and spongy. lots of play in the steering wheel
assume all the rubbers in the front are gone ? any idea ?

Transmission - havent done a filter kit through it yet ,but noticed it over revs when going from 2nd to 3rd ? again any ideas

Rear suspension , had a look underneath and looks ok as they are replacements.
Brakes - all good , replaced the pads and brake hoses, cleaned the calipers and replaced the fluid
engine , oil and oil filter replaced , new sparks and leads
diff , replaced diff oil
interior , seats are clean but have lost their firmness . door cards and roof lining need some work. dash cracked.
body - the worst part -- -needs new floors all round and rust removed from spare wheel well. Looking to source new floor pans from overseas and somehow rescue the brackets for the accelerator, seat frames and handbrake

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pastelgrey300D
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Re: new 114

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 06 May, 2019 10:05 am

Nice find - I like the colour! Is it the single or twin cam 280 engine?

Front end sounds like you will most likely be up for shock absorbers (they are probably ancient anyway).

Steering play could be a combination of worn tie rod ends and worn linkages, worn idler arm bushings, they are all still available new and relatively cheap. There is also adjustment in the steering box itself that can take up some of the slack, but you don't want to tighten it up too much otherwise you risk the gear jamming and/or the steering won't self-centre after turning a corner. Also, check the coupling between the steering column and box - they can wear out pretty easily and once the bushings go you'll get lots of slack.
David
1967 W111 230S - Horizonblau
1965 W110 190c - Mittelrot
1967 W110 200D - Weiss (work in progress)
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beerbaron
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Re: new 114

Post by beerbaron » Mon 06 May, 2019 10:07 am

Hi David
it is the twin cam model , with the carburetor
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beerbaron
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Re: new 114

Post by beerbaron » Thu 09 May, 2019 8:44 am

So the car needs the floor pans replaced
a few crash shops ive spoke to suggest new pans , rather than cutting out old ones
can anyone recommend a place to source new floor pans ( not just the sections )
found a few places overseas, but they are for LHD vehicles ( does it matter ? )
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Re: new 114

Post by Not for highway use » Thu 27 Jun, 2019 8:22 pm

Got the same rust issues with my '70 W114. And dash problems. I could only find floor sections not whole floors. No one seems to have any in Oz. You can find them in the U.S to Iran.

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