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Old 08-06-2011, 04:01 PM
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Never working on another W123 EVER again, after this!

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:19 PM
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Did someone steal your car and strip it of everything except the motor?
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:21 PM
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wow, that's beautiful.
california wagon?
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:30 PM
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Did someone steal your car and strip it of everything except the motor?

yes!
Apparently, they are much smarter than I was when I bought this thing!!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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wow, that's beautiful.
california wagon?

Yes, sir.


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Old 08-06-2011, 05:20 PM
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Geepers, if I take the radiator and oil cooler out and the fans, ect out, remove the throttle rods, the EGR and associated vacuum, the battery and cables and leave the air cleaner off and then get on a step ladder on top of my garage, I could get a pretty good picture also - maybe not quite so shinny!
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:07 PM
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You seem pretty good at this JT, will you come over and swap out my sway bar for one from a TD??
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:26 PM
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You seem pretty good at this JT, will you come over and swap out my sway bar for one from a TD??

I will consider it.... if you buy my spare sway bar and take care of the round trip flight from my home state to you, with an extended lay-over in Mexico.


Yeah. I am pretty excited about that now that you mention it.



I can't expect you all to know the amount of time I have spent on this wagon the past 5 months / 3 years and forward. But short of repainting and window seals... I think its been covered. (sometimes twice)

So, its not just a pretty picture. There is a long, elaborate story behind it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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I will consider it.... if you buy my spare sway bar and take care of the round trip flight from my home state to you, with an extended lay-over in Mexico.


Yeah. I am pretty excited about that now that you mention it.



I can't expect you all to know the amount of time I have spent on this wagon the past 5 months / 3 years and forward. But short of repainting and window seals... I think its been covered. (sometimes twice)

So, its not just a pretty picture. There is a long, elaborate story behind it.
Now jt20,
You have us all on the edge of our seat, eyes wide open, biting our nails, waiting for the story !!!!!!

Do tell !!!!
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:47 PM
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By the looks of it, you should not have to buy another motor for the rest of your life.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:16 AM
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Now jt20,
You have us all on the edge of our seat, eyes wide open, biting our nails, waiting for the story !!!!!!

Do tell !!!!
X2 dish the dirt
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:48 AM
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X2 dish the dirt
We are expecting similar pics of your motor Army !!!!!!
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1980 300D now parts car 800k miles
1984 300D 500k miles
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:47 AM
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We are expecting similar pics of your motor Army !!!!!!
Yeah well - mumble mumble - grumble may be I'll get there in the end...
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:11 AM
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i feel so dirty looking at that pic so intently.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:09 PM
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Tell ya what

We'll ship you a w108 for you to re n're the heater box and blower motor afterwards.

From what I understand, after that the w123 swap will seem like Saturday morning cartoons.


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