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Shop / Re: Another 6.9 left to rot
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on Today at 04:19 PM »
I actually thought it would be really cool to install a reclining rear seat in my 300SD, but convert it into a manually reclining seat, so you lift up on a handle at the bottom and then slide the lower cushion forward. But, a short wheelbase W116 is CLEARLY lacking rear seat legroom to make this possible unless the backseat passengers want their legs amputated.
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Shop / Re: Another 6.9 left to rot
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on Today at 03:46 PM »
No kidding. It looks like it has a reclining rear seat. No sunroof, though?
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Shop / Another 6.9 left to rot
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 03:34 PM »
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/rare-79-mercedes-69-onlymiles/6587602326.html

Anybody close by might score a nice parts car.  I doubt she will move under her own power again :'(
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Mechanicals / Re: fuse 4 and 5
« Last post by w116john on Today at 01:53 PM »
thanks guys

 i have had no further problems with the tach i must have just shorted something as i was messing with the lights.

i think i will try and get some new light seals as the rear of the car is in pretty good shape now its probably a good time to do it.

happy motoring

john
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Shop / Re: Benchmark 450SEL on BAT!
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 01:41 PM »
6.9 mint for $95,000  20K miles

http://www.scottgrundfor.com/1978-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9/

Pocket change! It always makes me so happy when I see the little orange seat heater switches in the console wood and B-pillars. I don't know why.

Indeed this 6.9 listed on the "Scott Grundfor" site is sublime.  If this was in private hands it would have been $20-30K less most likely.  Trick is to get one that has been one owner, open cheque book pampered, and left to the estate, with kids/grandkids just wanting to move it along.  Those ones can be had for not too crazy money and not crazy money to be spent on "deferred maintenance"either.  The trick is to sniff these out, there's the rub ::)
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Shop / Re: Benchmark 450SEL on BAT!
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on Today at 01:04 PM »
6.9 mint for $95,000  20K miles

http://www.scottgrundfor.com/1978-mercedes-benz-450sel-6-9/

Pocket change! It always makes me so happy when I see the little orange seat heater switches in the console wood and B-pillars. I don't know why.
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Shop / Re: Benchmark 450SEL on BAT!
« Last post by rumb on Today at 11:35 AM »
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Shop / Re: 1980 280SE Parting (euro spec) Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by Euro_Sled on Today at 10:03 AM »
Pending sale of compete car to Squiggle Dog.
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Mechanicals / Re: Spark Plug Wires
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 09:36 AM »
I would honestly just replace the whole set with new.  One area where I would not skimp and many an electrical gremlin is caused by dodgy components like an old coil, cap, rotor etc so really I would replace them all so you have a baseline.  Just my 2c.
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Shop / Benchmark 450SEL on BAT!
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 08:20 AM »
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