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Old 06-09-2012, 07:56 PM
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1984 300D Light Ivory unique car

Well, folks. I picked this car up a few weeks ago and I was sure it had a leaking fuel tank. There were 4 holes in the trunk metal cover plate (against fuel tank) and the big gauge wires cutoff above. I was certain an audio amplifier of some type had previously been installed "incorrectly".

Today, I dug into this car. Removed the cover against the fuel tank and behold, no hole in the fuel tank. Hmmm..... I know I smelled diesel in the trunk when I went to test drive the car. And it was even wet in the trunk with an oily feel --- feels like diesel, you know. So, I'm looking at the other side, and behold the fuel filler compartment drain hose is off. The hose appears too short and I can't get it back onto the fuel filler compartment drain nipple.

Any ideas on how to reconnect the hose? Do I replace the hose?
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:30 PM
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Unique?

Sorry folks. I forgot to tell you why this Light Ivory 300D is unique. Oh, a picture is worth a thousand words. I guess I need new seat covers. Can I just buff those cracks out?




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New Old Stock (NOS) parts

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04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:31 PM
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new air filter

I did some cleaning on the car today. Anyone want to agree with me this car needed a new air filter?

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Current Car --- 05/2012 1984 300D Light Ivory, Red interior
Cluster Needles Paint
New Old Stock (NOS) parts

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04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
& many more
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:59 PM
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I lovvvve that interior color!
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:41 PM
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I lovvvve that interior color!
Henna Red. It's why I bought the car.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:02 PM
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Too bad it's leather

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:16 PM
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i love the interior color, but isnt the exterior "light ivory"?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:33 PM
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Too bad it's leather

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Leather? I guess I just assumed mb tex
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& many more
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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i love the interior color, but isnt the exterior "light ivory"?
Hmmm... Will have to ck the color codes. Everyone should know by now that I don't do "color". Are there really more than 7 basic colors??
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New Old Stock (NOS) parts

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04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
& many more

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Old 06-10-2012, 09:38 PM
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that's the same outside color as the german taxi cabs
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:19 PM
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There was a yellow 300D in Chatt. The owner said it would cost $800 to repair the drive shaft. He didn't have any wrenches & was asking ~ $1700. That was his only complaint & I think even AC worked.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:06 AM
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Metal code plate

Okay, gurus, here are 3 pics that should provide all the answers --- VIN plus 2 of the under the hood metal code plate. I canNOT run the VIN on the Russian website.

I did a search on PeachParts for the paint/trim codes, but my searching abilities are hampered this morning.





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Current Car --- 05/2012 1984 300D Light Ivory, Red interior
Cluster Needles Paint
New Old Stock (NOS) parts

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04/2010 1965 190D(c) "Ben"
& many more

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:43 AM
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the number offset down on the lower left is your paint code, 623. you can look it up here:

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:07 PM
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Leather? I guess I just assumed mb tex
The car's VIN turned up a code 257 - Henna Red Leather.



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Old 06-11-2012, 01:05 PM
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My 82 300D has the Light Ivory/Henna (tex) combination, which is my favorite, probably because I can't imagine it looking nearly as good on any other car.

It's been referred to as "yellow" on more than one occasion....
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