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Quite a bit of progress on the 107 of the last couple of days:

I just had the subframe mounts done, they were so bad there was metal grinding on metal. Never done in my ownership. I used the genuine ones even though they are expensive as I hear the Febi ones flatten after a couple of years. I didn't do this one myself although I hear its doable at home.

The speedo is also out as the odometer occasionally sticks and you have to press the trip reset a few times to make it go again.
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Last night I also started installing the penta wheels. It seemed like a good opportunity to clean the wheel wells while I was at it. I only learned that the wheel wells are actually body colour a few years ago, I had just assumed they were black. They were so bad I only got one done. The stuff caked on the wheel wells seemed to be a mix of old brake dust, bitumen, dirt and other debris. The thick goopy mud on the sponge reminded me of that anti-smoking ad that was on in the 90s showing tar in a set of lungs. Based on a tip from a friend, I used diluted wheel cleaner, and I was able to get a lot of this stuff off.

I could't get all of it off, but its a lot better than it was.

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Nice work & looking much nicer now!

I’ve found a hot pressure washer with degreaser & detergent to be the best method for cleaning larger areas, or hard to reach places. Not a lot of effort required, quick and with excellent results. Followed by my policy of never driving it in the rain or on dirt roads. Like never. Ever.
 
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Nice work & looking much nicer now!

I’ve found a hot pressure washer with degreaser & detergent to be the best method for cleaning larger areas, or hard to reach places. Not a lot of effort required, quick and with excellent results. Followed by my policy of never driving it in the rain or on dirt roads. Like never. Ever.
Yeah I really should get a pressure washer.
 

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Quite a bit of progress on the 107 of the last couple of days:

I just had the subframe mounts done, they were so bad there was metal grinding on metal. Never done in my ownership. I used the genuine ones even though they are expensive as I hear the Febi ones flatten after a couple of years. I didn't do this one myself although I hear its doable at home.

The speedo is also out as the odometer occasionally sticks and you have to press the trip reset a few times to make it go again.
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Last night I also started installing the penta wheels. It seemed like a good opportunity to clean the wheel wells while I was at it. I only learned that the wheel wells are actually body colour a few years ago, I had just assumed they were black. They were so bad I only got one done. The stuff caked on the wheel wells seemed to be a mix of old brake dust, bitumen, dirt and other debris. The thick goopy mud on the sponge reminded me of that anti-smoking ad that was on in the 90s showing tar in a set of lungs. Based on a tip from a friend, I used diluted wheel cleaner, and I was able to get a lot of this stuff off.

I could't get all of it off, but its a lot better than it was.

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Looking good Bryce.
Makes a lot of difference when you can see the original paint underneath all that gung and dirt. (y)
 

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Yeah I really should get a pressure washer.
Cold pressure washers are almost as good & available at Bunnings for reasonable cost.

I’ve been toying with buying a hot pressure washer for years but it’s very hard to find a decent one for less than $2k. Hard to justify unless you’re going to use it LOTS! Then if the diesel burner breaks down it’s not cheap to fix...
 
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New subframe mounts are in:

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all four wheel wells now cleaned. I went and got a pressure washer in the end, doing it by hand was too hard.
Photos are not great.
Not long after I started this job it began raining. by the end I was very wet, muddy and cold. Lukily I had some old rags at the workshop I could cover the seat with to drive home.

I'll take a better picture of the car soon, but overall I am happy with the result.

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Same car, three different wheel options. Which do you prefer?

1) Replica 8 hole 16x7.5 ET23
2) 'Gullideckel' 15 hole 15x7 ET25
3) AMG 'Penta' 15x7

My preference? 3, 2, 1.
And adding in the colour matched hubcaps as number 4, and 'Bundt' style as number 5, I would go:

3) Penta
4) Hubcaps
2) Gullideckel
1) 8 Hole
5) Bundt
 

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Surprisingly, number 2 looks very nice and matches the lines of the car.
But I am also partial to number 3. ;)
Number one seems to be out of place.
 
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I dare say not to many examples left with hub caps these days
Not SLCs. Given their price when new many were sold with Bundts. Most w108 w114 and w115 have them and plenty of W116 and w123 too. I’ve been thinking about selling my 300SE and replacing it with a w116 and I would want caps on that if I did.
 

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