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Old 28th January 2012, 10:11 AM
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Unfortunately this problem isn't as unique as we all thought. Evidence of a previous repair:



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Old 28th January 2012, 12:01 PM
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True, I had a mate who does VIV inspections have a look at it a while ago and we xrayed the member (He also did work sussing out rebodied/restamped classic cars) and he gave it a clean bill of health.

The speculation was that it was very old accident damage that has been very meticulously repaired (Possibly import or dealer damage?).

I asked if he had seen this before and he said he had heard of 107's with cracks and the speculation (Educated) was that it possibly came down to the way the cars were secured on their sea voyage which then led to a conversation on BMW's and suspension chocks etc which he had had experience of in the form of pre delivery checks and "off the boat" prep.

But the comments were positive in nature from someone who is usually reserved and slightly cynical in nature as well as not being quick to comment.

I meant to ask at the time but does anyone have any articles on how these cars physically came to be in Australia? As I doubt they were CKD and would have been shipped complete.
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Tony, are you there ?

When I removed the car radio & passed the car over you, I forgot to remove the power line to the radio. It hung out of the gap in the console where the radio should be, & has a rectangular hollow plastic terminal on the end.

When I came to install it in my 300SEL recently ( clocked up 165,000 k now ) the car radio man advised me that I need the original wire, hence my question is, do you still have the wire, & if you are not using it, could you return it to me please ?

I have not been on the site for a few months, so seasons greetings to all.

I am still able to have the occasional G & T.

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Tony doesn't frequent these pages anymore, pity that...
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Tony doesn't frequent these pages anymore, pity that...
I beg to differ Ant.
He is still around, checking and reading posts.
His last activity was November 25 2013
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And you wonder why I don't post here Anthony?


Alex I will Pop it in the mail to you after Christmas, Seasons greetings to You and Michel who is correct in his statement.
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Probably for similar reasons to a few of us....
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.....thanks guys for the kind and appreciative belated Christmas messages - it's so easy to criticize, but harder to be pro-active ! Regards Styria
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Tony, are you there ?

When I removed the car radio & passed the car over you, I forgot to remove the power line to the radio. It hung out of the gap in the console where the radio should be, & has a rectangular hollow plastic terminal on the end.

When I came to install it in my 300SEL recently ( clocked up 165,000 k now ) the car radio man advised me that I need the original wire, hence my question is, do you still have the wire, & if you are not using it, could you return it to me please ?

I have not been on the site for a few months, so seasons greetings to all.

I am still able to have the occasional G & T.

Regards,

Alex
Alex, just came in on the back of this conversation, I saw you are in Toorak, me too (Washington Street). Happy to have a W116/126 get together locally if you like! Regards, Carl.
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Dear Carl,

As I have said before, since I disposed of my beloved 450SEL to Tony, I rarely visit the site, hence my delay in replying.

Does anyone know where I can buy the old style windscreen sunvisor ?

Even on a nice day, the sun that comes through the 300SEL wind screen will fry you, & I am a bit too old to fry !!

It is a bit sad when people drop off a forum, because most people can contribute to some topic or other.

I myself have been banned for life from the "Practical Machinist" site in the U.S.of A. because I dared to accuse the moderator of having rules for himself, but would jump on newbies who trangressed the so called O.T. ( Other topics ) rules when the main topics should be about " Machines & machine shop practice "

Many of the legal O.T. that I got involved in was for the design of craneage & structural beams in the workshop, but when the moderator had an O.T. for a recipe for pecans, I could not restrain myself !!

By the way I live at 41 Evans Court Toorak.

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