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Old 11-13-2013, 02:03 PM
Adriel Adriel is offline
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Originally Posted by jake12tech View Post
I think that's the verdict. I seem to get "Stuck" on some of these cars and get too attached. I think the plan now is to remove the drivetrain from the 1980 240D and and stick that in the 1981. I think NOW we're talking more sense. What was I thinking? Plus the 81 can remain auto and I can sell the 4-speed with it's components.
Jake, are you saying the brown 1981 240D is going to get to keep its automatic transmission?

Then the manual transmission and associated parts are sold? Therefore, that looks like the 1980 you were so attached to is parted. Know it must be hard, but will live on in a better body.

Originally Posted by jake12tech View Post
Getting a good 617 Turbo motor in return of some work on a 2.5 turbo diesel. So looks like the 84 300D is getting a second lease on life sooner than expected. So I gotta do a timing chain and front end rebuild on the 2.5 300D, and the engine is mine.

The work on the 2.5 looks like it will take a good bit of time. But, getting paid by hard asset is better than cash.
Current fleet:

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280TE - Waiting for heart surgery.

1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TDT - Rear ended 23 September 2016 and now looking for a new home.

1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD - Parted out.

1964 Volkswgen Beetle - Vater's since September 1968 and undergoing a restoration.

1971 Volkswagen Sunroof Squareback with F.I. - in need of full restoration.

1971 Volkswagen Squareback automatic with F.I. - Vacationing with her caretaker until he is in better health.
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