I’m happy to report that all number plates I thought stolen during the burglary 18months ago were located yesterday. While searching for something else in the back of a shipping container I found a sealed box behind furniture. To my joy I discovered the plates & realised I must’ve relocated them with concerns of theft in my mind. And by doing so I promptly forgot I’d moved them and basically hid them from myself!!!
Not helped by the fact the original box labeled plates was emptied by the crooks so it had me convinced they’d been taken. Pity I still can’t remember what was actually in that box! Ah the joys of getting old with an obviously fading memory! Or just thinking about too much stuff... I should probably have a good clean up & reorganise soon!!!
You know you have too many Mercs outside when you’re standing out the front of your shed & a clean white W126 with AMG wheels drives past & honks their horn! Never seen the car before & I don’t know the driver! Totally random!
Nearing the end of some holidays & the few remaining days will be very interesting...
Checking out what I hope is a 450SE today (but it’s green),
Swapping some wheels tomorrow so I can have a full set for sale,
Dropping in on my EFI suppliers tomorrow,
Dropping in on the Targa 450 owner tomorrow for some more info,
Searching for some number plates on Sat & going nuts on a boot lock, ignition barrel & manifold.
I’m currently searching for a good candidate for a M119 conversion. I have the drivetrain, just need a decent chassis with a nice colour combo.
I always thought that would be a cool project for 'the ultimate daily driver'. I would:
1) Start with a late SWB W126 v8
- probably a 420SE as 500SEs are rare here
- soft leather interior
- Not equipped with ASR
- ideally equipped with manual climate control
2) Install the KE Jet M119 5.0 out of a 89-91 SL
4) 722.6 with electronic controller for 5 speed transmission
5) 16" wheels & potentially bigger brakes
6) upgraded radio with bluetooth handsfree etc
7) leather steering wheel (if not already equipped)
|MERCAR - Work in progress||Exteriors and Body Repairs||10|
|Another 450SEL... Work in Progress||Mercedes W116||29|
|L||280SEL for sale by the Maitland Progress Association||Gumtree/eBay/Facebook Listings||1|
|Progress on 6.9||Mechanicals||2|
|bodywork progress on the W124 AMG3.6||Talking Torque||7|
|Progress on the 300TE AMG3.6||Talking Torque||8|
|L||6.9 Progress||Exteriors and Body Repairs||2|
|Progress on my 280CE||Talking Torque||19|
|This weekend's progress on trusty rusty||Mechanicals||15|