Well Done, Richard. I'll bet you have a great feeling of accomplishment in preserving that old Benz in such a clean and reliable way. I can remember the literally hundreds of hours my buddy and I spent in our youth converting an old Jeep CJ-5 into a racing and off-roading monster. Tricked out Chevy 327, Borg-Warner tranny, fibreglas body, suspension, interior goodies, etc. It was a job that never seemed quite complete (we were always dreaming about something else we wanted to do to it), but it was so much fun and we learned so much.
Enjoy your ride!