Coupe to road

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mathuisella
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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Mon 26 Nov, 2018 10:03 pm

Thought i'd take a crack at the window today

https://youtu.be/UE-la9-cJgM

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 9:29 pm

a little bent out of shape

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and now back in shape
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Follow up video


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2WmY5eN-fw


and then putting things back together, always a pain, but alas has to be done.

there was previously some seat covers on the rear seat... had to get rid of so much waste string and hooks on the rear.

Ran out of light, so this is all i have right now
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and now i have all 4 windows going down nicely, Pillarless coupe :D
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VFRBoy
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Re: Coupe to road

Post by VFRBoy » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 11:07 am

Excellent!
1966 W108 250S
4-speed floorshift

Carn the Dees...

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 2:37 pm

VFRBoy wrote:
Wed 28 Nov, 2018 11:07 am
Excellent!
Thank you,

well today

I took a gamble today and got some AC gas put into the AC system :)

I have cold AC, hopefully there's no slow leaks or if there is, it lasts until the end of January :D


The way i saw it, it needs gas in it to find a leak anyways, so yeah....

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Wed 19 Dec, 2018 6:38 pm

Been really busy with Christmas and GF and all that kind of stuff, so haven't done much with the car, any ways, if it's been raining lately in your area, and you own an older benz, check t he drain ports in the boot, they are porobably clogged up or dried out. and this will mean water gets in and sits rather than draining out...

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Sun 20 Jan, 2019 5:36 am

So, i had to re-fix the rear left window again, but works nicely again now :)

Borrowed a UV light to check why my AC stopped working...

This was found...

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I have a new tx valve, however, i don't have a new low pressure side hose, nor do i have a kit of O rings hmm...

Also, found a leak...

it was pretty bad, turned out to be the drain tube from the turbocharger into the oil pan. It was leaking at the point where the tube meets the pan...

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notice i'm missing an 0 ring completely :O

no wonder it was leaking...




so after taking it out, and making a new gasket... using a leather punch for the bolt holes


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after wresting with it for a while, i finally got it all back together.
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then changed the oil.
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making sure to put some in the filter housing so the engine doesn't run " dry" for the first few turns of the crankshaft before it gets oil....

and clean...
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gave the car 3/4 of a tank and it's ready for the charity drive tomorrow :)
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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Sun 20 Jan, 2019 5:39 am

Looking for a r107 flex disc ;)


hint...

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by markb » Sun 20 Jan, 2019 5:19 pm

Great thread Mathuisella, having just read from post 1 to today. I really admire your patience and analogy....after my last car (a non-MB) where I installed a high compression race motor, I finally came to the conclusion that I’ve lost a lot of patience, probably because I don’t have the body of a 20 yo anymore😂
(The solution was to finish ‘the beast’ flog it and buy my another Benz, my current CE.....8.5 years later, this is the longest I’ve ever owned any car... :dance: )

Keep up the posts 😎
Current Fleet
1985 C123 280CE Midnight Blue with blue MB Tex (249k klms...Daily Driver 2010- )
Past Benzes:
1972 W108 280SE 3.5 White (2002-2003 project sold to fellow OzBenzer)
1971 W108 280SE 3.5 White (1999-2006 Unmolested original & sadly missed)
1987 S124 230TE Diamond Blue (2002-2007 Family cruiser)
1983 W126 280SE Champagne 106k Klms (Custodian in 2013)
1969 W113 280SL Champagne (Custodian in 2000)
1988 W124 300E Diamond Blue (2016 project sold to fellow OzBenzer)

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Mon 21 Jan, 2019 12:48 am

Thank you :)

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Re: Coupe to road

Post by mathuisella » Sun 27 Jan, 2019 8:51 pm

So, i heard some squeaking and time to check the brakes...

fronts were okay, rear ones though...

So here i am knocking out the retainer pins and the spring
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and check out how little is left
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Also noticed this...

The rubber section of the
brake lines.
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So i went around and changed all 4 corners

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Re: Coupe to road

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