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Old 12-07-2003, 04:31 AM
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What fun I am having!
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Old 12-07-2003, 04:40 AM
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Someone please stop me!
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Old 12-07-2003, 04:55 AM
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Thanks dj and joe, the list of things to be done is long but I know with all you folks it will not be that hard. I keep finding things that need attention. I am sure I will be spending way too much time and money on "her". Then again I could be spending it in a bar, really dumb!
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Old 12-07-2003, 06:51 AM
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a question....

A real beauty for a "project"--looks toooo good. Get another beater for your projecy--you won't learn much on this one.

My question for the resident experts....
Is it correct for a '79 to have gauges ( oil pressure and temp) marked in US units. My '82 has metric markings except for the speedo/odo. I always thought the US units came later. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-07-2003, 09:29 AM
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Yes, it is correct for the 79 to have US spec markings on the guages. MB didn't change that untill 80.

I do have one question for 79 240d project, how did that shift pattern get reversed like the one in the picture?
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I think the same way it became a right hand drive.
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Old 12-07-2003, 01:31 PM
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You guys are good! I had a little trouble with the image editor and inverted the picture.

The correct one.
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The correct one.
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:34 PM
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BEAUTIFUL car!!

Where the heck did you find it?

Love the the color, the trans, everything! Great find!

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Old 12-07-2003, 05:07 PM
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Pete,

I got lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

The history of this car as I have been able to piece together.

She is a California native. Purchased new from the dealer and according to the maintenance log maintained by the dealer up to the last entry in the log at 159,000 miles. I was told the owner kept it garaged. Sold to the second owner in 1990. This is where the maintenance trail gets fuzzy. They were good at oil changes, at least that is what they told me. The car came to WA in 1999 and was garaged in 2000 because the vacuum system started to give up and the shop up here told them it would cost 2000.00 to fix it. Other than start-ups every so often it sat until I rescued it early this year.

When I picked it up it started right up and drove really nice. I had to get it out of their garage right away so I was unable to change the oil first. When I got it home I changed the oil and it has since sat while I have been doing a home remodel and getting my shop build. The shop is almost done and I will soon get time to get her running.

The list of things that need fixing is getting longer all the time.

Change all fluids.
Fix vacuum problems.
Valve adjust.
Radiator leak. Darn plastic thing.
A/C is an unknown.
Flex disks.
Battery tray.
Trunk lid seal.
Alge problem in fuel system.


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Old 12-07-2003, 10:45 PM
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Jeff

Nice car, 4 spd too, Good score. I love those 240Ds
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Beautiful car. Heck, there aren't even any wrinkles in the door panels. As someone said earlier, this is not going to be much of a project. It is almost done just sitting on the driveway. Of course that is not helping the algae problem any . Oh well....
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:26 AM
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"wrinkles in the door panels"

......We dont get wrinkles out here, just moss and mold .......A while back I made a comment about wrinkles in door panels and someone said " they all get that way", Non of my car are "that way" however I bought a 300D from Arizona the other day and it has wrinkles but NO rust
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If you look at some of the pictures of the interior of the front door you can see some "wrinkles" in the trim around the windows. I would imagine that is from hot weather climates. Are those replaceable?
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Old 12-08-2003, 02:25 PM
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NICE...also like absence of

rust around the wheel wells. Looks like an "easy" project...BEST of luck!
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