The wait is over

1968 - 1976: 220, 220D, 230, 230.4, 230.6, 240D, 250, 250C, 250CE, 280, 280E, 280CE, 300D
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Raijin
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Model you own: w114
Location: Tweed heads NSW/ Gold coast QLD

The wait is over

Post by Raijin » Tue 25 Jul, 2017 7:46 pm

Well I bought the car in June and after a 4 day trip from here to Melbourne I have my 68 250 in the garage.
Only problem is I filled the boot with parts and now it won't open :banghead:
But other than that my daughter and I spent the day cleaning the car out and taking the parts that were in the car out. A long long way to go. The rust is much better than I thought it might be and the interior is worse.
There is a lot of oil all over the engine and I have used a few cans of degreaser but the car is not leaking oil while not running so could just be something high like rocker cover fingers crossed. :dance:

ekdave
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Re: The wait is over

Post by ekdave » Wed 26 Jul, 2017 8:27 am

we love pictures :-)

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pastelgrey300D
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Re: The wait is over

Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 26 Jul, 2017 4:53 pm

Only problem is I filled the boot with parts and now it won't open
Does the car have central locking? I know this sounds bizzare but if you take the rear seat out and trace the central locking lines (there should be two yellow ones - one with a red stripe and one with a green stripe) - find where they tee off, disconnect them and suck on them - this should unlock the boot. I've done this trick before on cars at the wreckers to be able to get into the boot... :whistle:
David
1967 W111 230S - Horizonblau
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Raijin
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Re: The wait is over

Post by Raijin » Thu 27 Jul, 2017 6:44 pm

No the car is just the basic model so no CL but I did manage to get it open with a bit of key jig galing.
Compression check and break check this weekend. I will try and get some pics up as well.

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Bartman4800
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Re: The wait is over

Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 10:54 am

Raijin wrote:No the car is just the basic model so no CL but I did manage to get it open with a bit of key jig galing.
Compression check and break check this weekend. I will try and get some pics up as well.
I hope you mean a brake test :laughing6:
Trying to break it is easy...
1963 220 Sb Sedan "Kermit" (Australian Assembly)
1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

Raijin
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Re: The wait is over

Post by Raijin » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

Yes I did mean brakes it was among drive lol :dontknow: :sad1: :sad1: :laughing5:

Raijin
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Re: The wait is over

Post by Raijin » Fri 28 Jul, 2017 11:02 pm

There was this dodgy old mobile phone charger install got the wire snips out and took out the centre console as it was not screwed in damn the wiring I can see is in a world of pain. :angry4:

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