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Old 10-31-2012, 11:04 AM
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2. You will meet the worst scum bags, snake oil salesman and thieves who will be happy to sell you paint-covered rust for more than you paid for the car.

So very true .
I had very distasteful. experinces purchasing used comonents,parts while doing my 300b
Mostly con artists
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:31 AM
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I have a couple of customers whose Adi's I look after . I quite like them but the chev engine should make a nice driver although a 300d in good order is no slouch.
Beautiful car!! Wish mine looked half that nice!! Of course if it had, it would have been a bit out of my league . More intrigued by having one that I can drive and not worry about!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:49 AM
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2. You will meet the worst scum bags, snake oil salesman and thieves who will be happy to sell you paint-covered rust for more than you paid for the car.

So very true .
I had very distasteful. experinces purchasing used comonents,parts while doing my 300b
Mostly con artists
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A shame that seems to be the case. Luckily mine is very complete and useable for the most part. Having to get creative with some things. The hood star is gone, but the gas cap is chrome plated and screws right on. A hole drilled through the center and a 115 chassis star set into it looks just fine! Picked up an NOS oil cap which is exactly the same just unplated and put it in place of the now missing fuel cap.

On the driveline side, it is now sitting on the Ford axle! Lower control arms are stock and unaltered. Widened and redrilled the mounts on the Ford. Uppers took all kinds of fancy welding and cutting. They are Ford, recut into an L shape, and mounted in the front to Heim ends (tractor 3-point hitch ends that swivel) on a metal bracket that spans the frame. Springs are in stock top mounts, lowers are custom and mounted farther toward the brakes on the new axle.

Had to remove the front swing arm mount, but rear is still in place. Actually, turns out to be a perfect place to mount panhard bars to control sway. At that point now, then will finish brake lines, driveshaft, and shocks.

Coming together slowly as time (very limited) allows! Will get pics when I can.

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:21 PM
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So got the driveshaft together and the wheels turning! Used the combination of a Chevy 3500 crew cab front shaft and carrier bearing into a welded up rear shaft into the ford diff.

Have the rear shocks from a Chevy pickup as well. Should be interesting to see how this rides/how large a farm trailer I can pull . Brake lines and a watts link set up are next when time allows.
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Installed a street rod aluminum master cylinder with dual circuits for safety. All new brakes going to the rear, stock fronts. Took it up and down the street several times yesterday! Still absurd amounts of work before it is road worthy, but it is movable and kind of stops . The chevy moves the boat pretty darn well, an Edelbrock 4 barrel and intake going on soon to replace the useless rochester carb on it now.

This is starting to be fun! Here she is after turning the rear wheels under her own power for the first time in 20 years!
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........I think Queen Elizabeth is coming to visit Obama in 2014. Do you think you could have her ready so you could provide "Lizzy" with a proper ride while she's. in town?.............
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So still not daily driver material, but the engine is looking better. Nicer parts, rewire, and paint under the hood will come after I make sure this will go...
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I saw one of these for sale a few weeks ago at a classic car dealer in Miami, with an American V8 installed. The car was a light grayish color with minimal rust. The interior needed to be restored, and the trunk seemed to be missing some air conditioning pieces. The dealer said he just sold the car for $25,000 to someone in North Carolina. did anyone on here buy it?
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So still not daily driver material, but the engine is looking better. Nicer parts, rewire, and paint under the hood will come after I make sure this will go...

In case you didn't know, many of these cars sent to the US used an early THM400 or its predecessor.

There was a deal whereby GM Truck and Bus sent supposedly redone units from GM Hydramatic to the factories for shipmnent here, although some were done here as well.

Same was done, believe it or not, with some Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows with ATs.

My formerly-owned 1960 model was that way.

All this had to do with the post war treaties which did not allow the Germans to make a V-8 passenger car until 20 years after the war.

This was in the same treaty to the defeated parties that gave the Borgward and BMW companies more steel than DB because DB had used Zwangarbeiter, aka forced labor from camps, in their plants.

Didn't matter. DB ate up Borgward and bought BMW before selling it to the Quandt family in the 1960s.


Any surprise when the first V8 Benz cars came out? Mid 1960s?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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I saw one of these for sale a few weeks ago at a classic car dealer in Miami, with an American V8 installed. The car was a light grayish color with minimal rust. The interior needed to be restored, and the trunk seemed to be missing some air conditioning pieces. The dealer said he just sold the car for $25,000 to someone in North Carolina. did anyone on here buy it?
That car was in Hemmings a few months ago for $8000. Hmmm.... Inflation perhaps . Did piqué my interest, as it had a small block ford in it. Actually, I've never seen another 300 in person. If this car is in NC , I'd love to see it.
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In case you didn't know, many of these cars sent to the US used an early THM400 or its predecessor.

There was a deal whereby GM Truck and Bus sent supposedly redone units from GM Hydramatic to the factories for shipmnent here, although some were done here as well.

Same was done, believe it or not, with some Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows with ATs.

My formerly-owned 1960 model was that way.

All this had to do with the post war treaties which did not allow the Germans to make a V-8 passenger car until 20 years after the war.

This was in the same treaty to the defeated parties that gave the Borgward and BMW companies more steel than DB because DB had used Zwangarbeiter, aka forced labor from camps, in their plants.

Didn't matter. DB ate up Borgward and bought BMW before selling it to the Quandt family in the 1960s.


Any surprise when the first V8 Benz cars came out? Mid 1960s?
So how did BMW get away with building V8s in the mid '50s? ('Baroque Angel & 507)
Or was the policy was only enforced against Mercedes?

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