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Forum: TALKING TORQUE Today, 12:46 PM
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Forum: TALKING TORQUE 17th March 2019, 11:29 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: Patrick's W220 S430

tell me about it. My wife's W211 is similar, 1000 page owners manual that seems to say nothing at all. took me 15 minutes to work out how to change the time first time daylight savings hit after...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 17th March 2019, 11:22 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: Car of the week

This low mileage 560SEC looks nice. Terrible ad though, no mention of sevice history or anything that would prove the low miles.

there are some signs like the needles on the instrument cluster...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 17th March 2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By c107
Re: Always a moving Target

Sorry I never took any. Car is back with Hertz now an I am in Florida now. I don't have a rental car on this leg of the trip....

while i had the car I did manage to stop off on the way to the...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 17th March 2019, 08:38 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: Always a moving Target

I think the reliability is a big factor. I know people who swear by toyotas because they almost never break down. My brother in law has a corolla and he bought it after experience with a Holden...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th March 2019, 07:06 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: Patrick's W220 S430

It looks nice, from the photos seems to be the same colour as ABL's S500L, lovely car, saw it at Prestons a few weeks ago.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 16th March 2019, 05:58 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: Patrick's W220 S430

Yes looking from the side profile, does look more like a SWB.
No idea what Limousine means then!

And yes looking at Wikipedia, the 220.070 is a S430 SWB and the 220.170 is a S430 LWB....
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Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 16th March 2019, 05:46 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: Always a moving Target

Here is a photo of the car:

The best part about it was the colour, which I liked

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/47335476672_a412ab79a9_z.jpg

my full review here:...
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 15th March 2019, 02:31 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: Patrick's W220 S430

Looks like a great car and I imagine you got a cracker deal on it. well done.

I suspect Limousine means is a LWB car. On the actual data card the codes for the specific axles would probably be...
Forum: MERCEDES W126 15th March 2019, 02:28 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: Dora 2

Posts related to Patrick's new S430 have been moved to their own thread:
http://www.topklasse.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=6945
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 15th March 2019, 02:25 PM
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Posted By c107
Patrick's W220 S430

Creating a new thread to discuss Patrick's new S430......
Forum: ARTICLES 15th March 2019, 02:24 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: W126 Book

is this the book you are referring to?

http://www.w126book.com
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 15th March 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 629
Posted By c107
Re: Always a moving Target

I'm currently in Cincinatti Ohio and have a Chevy Malibu as my rental car. its based on the same platform as the Holden commodore. Its ok, but a bit yawn.
Rides better than mid/full size...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 9th March 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 27,808
Posted By c107
Re: Car of the week

I can remember In the late 90s you could pick up an old Datsun for about $1000. Maybe not as nice as this one though!
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 9th March 2019, 07:15 AM
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Posted By c107
Re: Car of the week

That S430 looks like good buying. Turn up with $5k cash and itís probably yours.
Forum: MERCEDES W126 8th March 2019, 08:35 PM
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Posted By c107
Re: Dora 2

Good to get this detail, my car was made 5 months later also for UK market. - btw, this site helps translate the codes for you:

General Data
FIN WDB1260392A322020
Model 560 SEL
Engine 117968...
Forum: MECHANICALS 7th March 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By c107
Re: Late uo shifts

Sean when you check vacuum at idle, do you first disconnect vac advance/retard like you would with a timing light, or do you leave it connected up?

Bryce
Forum: ROAD TESTS 7th March 2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By c107
Re: Home made 4l Straight 12

Now its a 5.6 straight 12 with a dually rear axle:

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Forum: MERCEDES W107 6th March 2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By c107
Re: Another 107 joins the stable

Sounds like a great buy. How does it compare with your other SLC? If i recall, that one is also in great shape.

Bryce
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 6th March 2019, 07:23 PM
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Views: 208
Posted By c107
Re: 1948 Tucker

I didn't get to see it run, but I did see one at the Gilmore museum an hour outside Detroit. Very interesting car:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4280/35208861845_c0c9792718_c.jpg
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