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Old 04-04-2011, 08:36 AM
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1971 W114 230/8 back on road

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!

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:42 AM
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looks like a great car.
good job
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:16 AM
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beautiful

A very well maintained car! should be a joy to drive.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:32 AM
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That car is about as clean as they get and with a column shift manual! Your grandfather would be proud. Well done.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:26 PM
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Beautiful car. Well done. Love that white steering wheel.

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:48 PM
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Nice car - a new exhaust too? It looks like you've had fun.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:12 PM
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Thank you all!

Regarding the exhaust I just use can spray to cover up some rust.
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 PM
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I've got an ivory wheel in one of my 280CE's. It could use some refurb.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:47 AM
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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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