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new member from the other side of the world

Post by cofran220s » Wed 27 Sep, 2017 11:35 pm

Hello to everyone!

I'm Franco from Chile, South America. I found this forum googling the web so i didn't hesitate to register, seems to have a lot of info, help, tips, etc. I hope to be a helpful and friendly user!

A bit of my story.
My grand father had a 1963 220S Heckflosse (aka Finnie!). Really beautiful car. I grew up with that car, my dad and my older brother took care of it for some years, and now I'm getting my hands on it. It has the M127 engine (2.2L 6 cylinders carburatted engine), 360.000 kms, 4spd manual trans.
The car needs a lot of love, fortunately where I live the weather is very dry compared to Aus, so the car does not have massive corrosion. The car has been sitting down for more than 12 years, and a few weeks ago I opened the engine valve cover to see how the engine health was. Luckily for me there was plenty of oil and no corrosion at all, but the car has a lot of malfunctioning/wore/bad parts so I'm getting my way to restore it.

I could post a list of what I've seen/know so far that it needs.

I've attached some pictures of the car.

Many thanks to you all!
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Model you own: w111
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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 28 Sep, 2017 1:36 pm

Welcome to Ozbenz by another Finnie owner.

Small correction: a M127 is the injected engine; the M180 is the same engine with carburetors. Check the engine number, it should start with 180.9xx

Nitpick over :laughing6:

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)

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Post by T-Modell » Fri 29 Sep, 2017 3:21 pm

Hi Franco,

welcome here! What a great story to have such a car in the family!!! Cherish it, I would love to have one of the cars from my father.

Through my wife I have some relations to Argentina and after a lot of struggle I could export a W115 pickup to Germany ... you'll find the thread under W114/115 "ute-project".

Good luck with your restoration!
1967 W111 250SE Cabriolet, horizon blue
1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, solar orange, work in progress 2017-2020
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2019 W222 S560, ruby black, comfy cruiser

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Post by AMG » Mon 02 Oct, 2017 1:30 pm

:occasion5: Welcome!
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Classic 4sp auto Ardennes Green "Oswald"
2012 E63 AMG Speedshift MCT Diamantweiß "Klaus"
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"

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