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Old 08-07-2006, 01:06 AM
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Thumbs up Stand back boys! I now own a manul 240D!!

OK, so the back bumper is almost directly under the rear glass......
Yep, "Scar" has truly been treated horribly in it's hind quarters. Little engine purrs fairly well on just a little testing. Hard to do too much without brakes... The seat not being secured didn't help either. Funny story on that sometime. It was a scare then a laugh....
So, I can't really drive it around town, but at least I now have one......

BTW, thanks to the HitMan and his dad for the help with it this evening. The guy had some interesting autos lying around.....

Oh, and wife is NOT amused!!!!!

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Old 08-07-2006, 01:28 AM
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:40 AM
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My Pop has always dug those 240Ds. Figured I'd drag him along to share the joy of the steal. He's a bigger car nut than I am.
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:47 AM
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:03 AM
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Don't forget to update that signature!
Sig updated.
and I got home after dark, so pics tomorrow.
btw, "Scar" is being kind.......should have named it "Wound"..
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'95 E300 188K "Batmobile" Texas Unfriendly Black
'85 300TD 235K "The Wagon" Texas Friendly White
'80 240D 154K "China" Scar engine installed
'81 300TD 240K "Smash"
'80 240D 230K "The Squash"
'81 240D 293K"Scar" Rear ended harder than Elton John

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Old 08-07-2006, 02:18 AM
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Rear ended harder than Elton John
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:59 AM
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While doing a search on 240D's ........ http://www.thebenzbin.com/hotrod.html
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:08 AM
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Thinking of converting the 85 TD to manual?
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:20 AM
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So what did you pay for this accordion?
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:56 AM
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Price was quite reasonable. It even started RIGHT up and the clutch felt okay too.

Two of the doors used to be blue. lol We used a ratcheting strap to hold the driver and rear passenger ones together as the handles were off.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:50 PM
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Thinking of converting the 85 TD to manual?
Nope! I guess I'm in the minority that feels an auto tranny just works better with a turbo 617. That is why I want a standard 240D or 190D. I still love to shift, just want it in the right package.
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'95 E300 188K "Batmobile" Texas Unfriendly Black
'85 300TD 235K "The Wagon" Texas Friendly White
'80 240D 154K "China" Scar engine installed
'81 300TD 240K "Smash"
'80 240D 230K "The Squash"
'81 240D 293K"Scar" Rear ended harder than Elton John
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:25 PM
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:52 PM
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You can still do pretty well driving the transmissions behind the 617s like manuals. Dosen't hurt them one bit, and that's not something I'd say about american or japanese transmissions.

Edit: I would love to have a 5spd in my 83 300SD though...with a very wide gear spacing, or a 6spd with close ratio gears.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:10 PM
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Jimmy, you're going to do a rear transplant on it..........major work don't you think??

What's the subframe look like?
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:28 PM
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Jimmy, you're going to do a rear transplant on it..........major work don't you think??
Maybe Eltons rear is available?


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