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TylerH860 08-25-2009 11:53 PM

Acquired the Fort Knox of W123 parts today
Shortly before leaving on my cross country road trip, I received an email from a local MBCA member that I had never met before. He explained that he had sold off his last W123, and had some parts specific to the chassis he wanted to sell. He knew from the newsletter that I had some W123s, and may be interested in some of the parts, then help list the rest on the newsletter. Not thinking much of it, I replied that I would contact him when I returned.

I had almost forgotten about it until two days ago. I called Terry up and we set a meeting at his house for the following afternoon. I was greeted by his 3 Mercedes and one late model Ford Ranger, all of which with their hoods popped up. After the introduction, I inquired as to why he left the hoods open, to which he explained it was a daily ritual to cool them off after driving. After going over his W124 E420, W210 E430, and W201 190e 2.3, he lead me through is immaculate garage, into the back entrance and down the staircase to the unifinshed basement. My jaw immediately dropped, and I don't imagine it popped up much for the next 45 minutes.

The amount of parts he acquired was staggering, requiring nearly an hour to go through despite excellent organization and labeling. Many were new OEM or good brand name quality, and nearly all the parts were common failure items to these cars. He also had many Excellent cosmetic pieces that usually age poorly with W123s. One of his kids wrecked a 120k '79 300D, which he bought back from the insurance company and stripped everything of value from.

The initial idea was to take what I wanted, pricing it individually, but I had no idea before what I was coming across before. To his surprise, I made him an offer on the whole lot, which he wanted to sleep on. I tossed and turned myself last night with anticipation, but thankfully he didn't leave me on the hook for too long. [IMG]file:///C:/Users/TYLERH%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif[/IMG]

I picked up the first load of parts with the E500 today, and will probably need to make another 2-3 loads of good parts, and 1 junk run. I took me 2 hours to photograph and inventory the first load. I need help identifying some of the parts, so folks with eagle eyes please lend a hand. Some I plan to keep, some will probably get trashed, and alot will be offered for sale. I hope to inventory all of the items, price, then list in one massive thread in the parts forum hopefully by the weekend.

Keep in mind this is not a sale thread, so mods don't move it over to parts please. I need help identifying many of them, and I will not use this thread to advertise once I start the new one in parts.

Photos of Terry's home and picking up the first load of parts.

Some of what I still need to pick up: (I grabbed the hubbies after taking the photos)

My inventory area:

The list from today's haul:

Hubcaps: 4 silver blue, 4 mixed (all clips)
US spec headlight assembly with covers from 280ce converted back to euro excellent condition like new as well.
US spec healdlight assembly with covers, well used, minus one headlight
Grill like new, egg crate, strips, hood star, and crome all excellent
Complete wiring harnesses from 120k '79 300D
Tank Sender: New (World Pac)
Tank Sender: Good Used (OEM)
2 Oil cooler line pairs, New OEM
Tail Light Right
Oil Pressure, Fuel, Temp Gauge (Good used)
Complete window switch set '79 300D Very nice shape
Seat Belt set Complete 79 300D Very nice shape
Seat Track parts complete, all nice
Brake Rotors New in box '84 300D Front and Rear
Starter Used OEM (assume '79 300D)
Brake Master Cylinder (assume '79 300D)
Dome light, Hella New in box
Grill Gasket new
3 hood stars, new or like new 1 still in packaging
2 grill badges, new
2 rear window switch clips, new, multiple colors
Hazard Switch, Hella, New in box
Map pocket clips, New
Ignition lock cover, New OEM
Key plastic rebuilder, New
4 New or like new OEM window switches, front and rear later style
4 Voltage Regulators Bosch, 2 new, 2 good used
Ignition Switch New OEM
Climate Control sensor, Bosch, new in box
RW seal outer new
Sunroof bumpers new
Door stop, new OEM
2 water temp. senders 1 new, 1 good used
2 Oil pan gaskets Reinz, new
Valve cover gasket, new OEM
2 Pinion seal, new
Water Pump, GK, New
Turbo Boost pressure sensor, new
Coolant Thermostats, New
Oil filter housing gaskets (not o-rings) New
Fly Wheel Cover New
8 Air filter rubber bumpers, new
OE shalter switch computer interruptor ????
Turbo seal drain tube, New OEM
Front crank seal and sleeve, New
Front and rear trans seal, NAF new
Tranny cooler hoses pair, New
Bosch glow plugs, pencil, 4 new, one good used
Beru glow plugs, pencil, 5 new
Headlamp switch, used
Bosch injectors, 3 used or rebuilt??
Glove box inner door side (cupholders) New OEM
Motor Mounts, Meyle, New
2 Front wheel bearing kits, Meistersatz, New
2 Tie rod assembly, shorties, New
2 Steering dampeners, OEM
Upper contol arm bushings, complete, new
Front torsion bar bushings, new
3 Control arm boots, 3, new
Steering link??? New
Seat spring, New OEM
4 Oil filters, New
1 Tranny filter, New
2 Front Caliper seal kits, new OEM
2 Rear caliper seal kits, New
2 Shorter brake hoses, rear New???
4 Spin on fuel filters New
4 Clear primiary fuel filters, New
2 Return hoses, new
2 Tank strainers, new
Brake pad set, OEM, new
4 Axle boots with clamps and grease, Bilstein, new
4 Axle boots with clamps and grease, Import pats warehouse, new
Tie rod assembly, long, New
Front shocks, bilstein, new
Air filter, Mann, new
9 cans of Diesel purge
Side view mirrors, L&R, nice '79 300D
Silver blue metallic touch up paint with clear laquer, new OEM
? Door latches, many, used
Block heater, New
6 LDL Liquid diesel additive, new

I'm picking up another load of boxes tomorrow, which should have some juicy stuff in it as well.

Here is the photo of electrical bits I was hoping some of you could identify for me:
and other dunnos, please help

More photos coming up

TylerH860 08-25-2009 11:56 PM

Other Photos:

TylerH860 08-25-2009 11:56 PM

Hope you guys have good RAM:D

Pavka007 08-26-2009 12:03 AM

WOW this is the Aladdin cave :D
How about some hood ornaments for me? :D
A star and flat hood emblem.... Let me know

Is he selling a car?

okyoureabeast 08-26-2009 12:12 AM

Oh man I'm desperate for new rims, light covers, and a hood star.

Where will this treasure trove be lifted too?

daw_two 08-26-2009 12:28 AM

Tyler --- would you want to double your money?:D

JimmyL 08-26-2009 12:30 AM


Originally Posted by daw_two (Post 2278754)
Tyler --- would you want to double your money?:D

He will do much better than that, but it was nice of you to ask..... ;)


daw_two 08-26-2009 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by TylerH860 (Post 2278728)

Here is the photo of electrical bits I was hoping some of you could identify for me:

That's MY cruise control amp on the top row, far right end.:D
Top row, far left end looks like speaker connections on the end --- could that be a fader?


Originally Posted by TylerH860 (Post 2278728)

I've seen this.....Is it a Vacuum Pod for a non w123 car?

daw_two 08-26-2009 12:35 AM


Originally Posted by JimmyL (Post 2278757)
He will do much better than that, but it was nice of you to ask..... ;)


You know, because of your absence last night, I had to bear his excitement.:rolleyes:

TylerH860 08-26-2009 12:59 AM

I forgot to ask what this was too.

suginami 08-26-2009 01:01 AM

That is an incredible treasure trove of parts.

That is like finding manna from heaven.

i-osprey 08-26-2009 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by TylerH860 (Post 2278774)
I forgot to ask what this was too.

That's a lower control arm ball joint.

rcounts 08-26-2009 01:25 AM

The thing I want most of all, doesn't seem to be in the "trove" anywhere. A non-cracked blue dash pad...

TylerH860 08-26-2009 01:30 AM


Originally Posted by rcounts (Post 2278783)
The thing I want most of all, doesn't seem to be in the "trove" anywhere. A non-cracked blue dash pad...

That is unobtanium. :D I've only seen one. I've also owned one with only a hair line crack by the right side speaker, but its still a crack.

Fulcrum525 08-26-2009 01:31 AM

WOW! :eek: Thats damn impressive....

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