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Old 02-06-2004, 12:59 PM
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The new addition to the fleet

Ladies and Gentlemen I present the newest member of the Morrison Fleet.
A 1983 240D with 150,000mi. Just purchased this morning at 10am.
For those who have not read the purchase info. I found the car in the paper and something told me I needed to look at it. Everything looks great for its age. I found the family that bought it on a European Delivery here at ******** in the DFW area. The lady who I talked to drove it for 12 years. Then passed it down to their son who drove it until he gave it to his brother who sold it last fall. I talked to the mechanic who worked on it since out of warrentee. It needs a new transmission and I have already talked to or "interviewed" ( another term for Bull$hited with) and looked at the shop the current owner used to learn that what I was telling him about the tranny was true. I'm pleased with what the transmission shop owner and I discussed. He wants $1200 for a rebuilt with toruque converter INSTALLED. We will arrange for that soon.
The car does need some TLC but is a great platform to start from. The body and interiors are in great shape except for 2 small items that will be repaired by me.
So for $2250. My daughter has her new car. I will go through the car from front to back and get it up to speed for my daughter. I don't expect any big surprises.
The man who purchased it, and both of his sons are Texas A & M Aggies, so is my Daughter. And as the second son son said when I told him. " The car just want to go home to College Station and Texas A & M,
I'm sure I'll have more post about this car in the future.

Dave
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:10 PM
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Congrats! Looks like a nice car
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:16 PM
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Hey, same color as mine, but looks like much better condition!

I'm really ticked that you posted this here, and not in Diesel Discussion.
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Old 02-06-2004, 02:53 PM
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The perfect color for tooling around College Station. Hopefully it has a white pinstripe to complete the Maroon and White.

Gig "em Aggies.
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Old 02-06-2004, 05:03 PM
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Wow, they actually have Internet service in Port Huron.

Mike chimed in to make the same comment that I was headed for, the perfect color for an Aggie.

Hope she enjoys it,

PS: I hope the a/c is in good shape. LB
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Old 02-06-2004, 05:53 PM
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Not to hijack the thread...

Yes Larry, apparently the internet arrived in Port Huron about the time I did . Although I am only playing at about 28.8 on a dial up working off my laptop thru the hotel phone lines. Seems hi-speed inet connections do not exist here (at least not until sometime after I checkout of the hotel). Been house hunting steady and might have one in my sights, should know more soon.

Now back to our previously scheduled thread.
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Old 02-06-2004, 07:17 PM
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I guess I should let the non Texans in on the private joke here in this thread.

The color of Daves daughters "new" car is the school color of the Texas A&M Aggies. Mike was raised a Texan and an Aggie, so that's what all the code words are about.

I expect that 240D to learn the roads between the DFW area and College Station.

Have a great day,
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:49 PM
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Good looking car for a good price. I kinda like the 240 with the automatic. My neice is still driving the one I rebuilt the engine in and you could not get her to drive anything else now.
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Old 02-06-2004, 10:14 PM
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Thanks to all.
Larry the AC? Well see. It does have pressure ( not full) but the compressor clutch does not engage. It was NOT converted so we are looking at just a repair.
Mike.We will have to add the white pinstripe.
Yes this is a 4th generation ( one family removed) Aggies car. But ALL Aggies are just one big family.

Dave
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1980 240D, owned 1990-1992
1982 300TD, owned 1992-1993
1986 300SDL, owned 1993-2004
1999 E300, owned 1999-2003
1982 300TD, 213,880mi, owned since Nov 18, 1991- Aug 4, 2010 SOLD
1988 560SL, 100,000mi, owned since 1995
1965 Mustang Fastback Mileage Unknown(My sons)
1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
2007 Honda Accord EX-L I4 auto, the new daily driver
1985 300D 264,000mi Son's new daily driver.(sold)
2008 Hyundai Tiberon. Daughters new car
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Old 02-07-2004, 12:10 AM
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The body and paint on that car look great for 21 years old!
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Old 02-07-2004, 07:02 AM
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It could just simply be low on refrigerant. That would prevent the clutch from kicking in.

Enjoy,
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