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Old 9th January 2013, 09:16 PM
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Default 6.9 # 7114 - it lives !

Since almost every other car I own is in various stages of repairs, or waiting on parts, I decided to try to get my 6.9 running again. I have not started it for probably 2 years. I bought a new battery, some fresh gas, and a small amount of gas down the intake, and woof - away she went. It idles quite well, but isn't too happy when you try to rev it. Seems to be not getting enough gas. The fuel pump flow is fine, so I suspect either fuel distributor needs a clean and possibly the filter inside the fuel inlet, but I could also be completely wrong about this.

The rear suspension is also not coming up, so I am hoping it is only the linkage that has come off. Will check at the weekend.

For those that have never seen it, here are a couple of photos.





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Old 9th January 2013, 10:02 PM
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Looks to be in damned good condition - and a great colour combination Craig.
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Old 9th January 2013, 10:12 PM
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Craig very nice 6.9 you have there!

I can see an Adenauer in the pic as well.

Velour seats as well.

All the best with car Craig.

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Old 10th January 2013, 06:21 AM
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One car I have always admired.

Good luck with it Craig.

It deserves to be on the road often.
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Old 10th January 2013, 06:54 AM
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Yes, that is my 300b. Another one that is currently immobile, but new custom made pistons arrive on the 18th of this month and I can get it back on the road soon.

This 6.9 was a Stuttgart delivery, and hence has the Euro engine, optioned with velour, no sunroof, and the badge delete option.

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Craig very nice 6.9 you have there!

I can see an Adenauer in the pic as well.

Velour seats as well.

All the best with car Craig.
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Old 10th January 2013, 07:46 AM
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Don't know what happened to your post Styria - I can't see it below, but I received an email notification that you posted.

Yes, the car is in Sydney and has been for quite a long time, and yes, it is the one I pipped Michel at the post ! You are more than welcome to come over. I will be on holiday next week and around Sydney before going to Brisbane the following week to work on the 300b and the Tatraplan - who said holiday !

To be fair, the 6.9 was on eBay and ended on Christmas Eve 2006, so I think I was fortunate in that regard - both for the price I paid, and that Michel must have been busy !

If anyone happens to have a W116 fuel tank they don't want, I would be most appreciative. I am not completely certain mine is good, so would prefer to change it before I go trouble shooting the fuel supply problem.
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Old 10th January 2013, 08:20 AM
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Oh what a lovely car Craig! What's the colour called and the code? Badge delete (factory) seems quite rare....

When you sort the rear suspension and rule out there's nothing nasty in the tank, you may find some injector cleaner and an Italian tune-up will do the trick!
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Great car! All original, no molestation. Great stuff. No Taiwanese after-market bling in rims, wheel arches or interior changes. An absolute beauty! Enjoy it Craig.
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Old 11th January 2013, 09:33 PM
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Great car! All original, no molestation. Great stuff. No Taiwanese after-market bling in rims, wheel arches or interior changes. An absolute beauty! Enjoy it Craig.
Hahahaha!!!
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Old 16th January 2013, 10:01 PM
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After several attempts at replacing the fuel distributor, and filter, I have gone back to the original cast iron unit, and determined that it has the wrong WUR on it. It must have been replaced at some point, so I will order a remanufactured one from the US (US$240). Hopefully this may cure some of the problems being experienced.

I also noticed today an old roadworthy certificate when the previous owner renewed his registration in 2003. The mileage at that stage was only 280km less than what it is now - 10 years on. I guess I really need to get it running and drive it some !
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Great car! All original, no molestation. Great stuff. No Taiwanese after-market bling in rims, wheel arches or interior changes. An absolute beauty! Enjoy it Craig.
Ouch, that hurts. POW POW, here's one, there's another, and another just for good measure. Oh no more, can't get up off the floor ! Nice to hear from you David. Regards Styria

N.B. Please, pretty please, can I enjoy GB.....yes.
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Great car! All original, no molestation. Great stuff. No Taiwanese after-market bling in rims, wheel arches or interior changes. An absolute beauty! Enjoy it Craig.
Hear Hear!
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Be nice to see picture's off the car when complete Craig.
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