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alulai 04-04-2011 08:36 AM

1971 W114 230/8 back on road
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Hello everyone!

I just recently finished putting my 1971 230 on road and just to share with everyone.
I inherit this car from my grand pa, the car was wrapped with plastic about 10 years ago, and just a month ago without taking the engine apart the engine starts like miracle!
My main repair were as below:
1. Major big clean up on fuel tank and seal up the rust hole
2. Carb rebuild
3. Replace shifter linkages
4. Change the 4 tires
5. Replace brake booster and Calipers repair

The main reason to put this car on road is to remember my grand pa.
Very very beautiful car and great fun to drive!

Kpmurphy 04-04-2011 08:42 AM

looks like a great car.
good job

mak 04-04-2011 10:16 AM

A very well maintained car! should be a joy to drive.

alabbasi 04-04-2011 10:32 AM

That car is about as clean as they get and with a column shift manual! Your grandfather would be proud. Well done.

pj67coll 04-04-2011 12:26 PM

Beautiful car. Well done. Love that white steering wheel.

- Peter.

Stretch 04-04-2011 01:48 PM

Nice car - a new exhaust too? It looks like you've had fun.

alulai 04-04-2011 09:12 PM

Thank you all!

Regarding the exhaust I just use can spray to cover up some rust.

Skippy 04-04-2011 11:14 PM

Looks nice. I'm wondering why your car came with the white steering wheel. My 114 has a white (or at least it was in 1971) interior, yet came with the black steering wheel.

mercmad6.3 04-04-2011 11:47 PM

The (Ivory) wheel was an option and on earlier W114's was available.On the second series W114's that was no longer available because of the different wheel design.

alabbasi 04-04-2011 11:52 PM

I've got an ivory wheel in one of my 280CE's. It could use some refurb.

alulai 04-05-2011 12:47 AM

Yes! Ivory steering wheel was optional, and it were very expensive. And those days column shift were more expensive coz is a 6 seaters.

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