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Old 31st May 2015, 06:19 PM
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Big enough to change the Earth's rotation! Glad they had 25% off...
At that price, not quite a bargain, but competitive. It will really be interesting to get your progress reports. Mark, start early, and finish late - only for four, at the most five days, for the week. It was good to talk to you the other day. Regards Styria
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Old 31st May 2015, 07:18 PM
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Old 31st May 2015, 09:33 PM
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At that price, not quite a bargain, but competitive. It will really be interesting to get your progress reports. Mark, start early, and finish late - only for four, at the most five days, for the week. It was good to talk to you the other day. Regards Styria
Yes, not the cheapest you could fit, but at 900CCA with a 3 year warranty I think the price was hard to beat.
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Old 31st May 2015, 09:44 PM
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That's what holidays are for..

Working hard on our enjoyable hobbies
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Old 1st June 2015, 08:33 AM
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I live for this stuff!!
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Old 1st June 2015, 09:04 AM
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OMG, you don't, do you ? Regards Styria
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Old 2nd June 2015, 10:01 PM
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Yep! No kids yet....

Ok, so some new toys start arriving tomorrow, which will hopefully assist to transform me into a well oiled machine! Damn the weather is freezing but I do have a garage heater. Lets hope I don't blow myself up!
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88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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77 450L#067010-P
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Old 10th February 2016, 12:18 PM
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OMG I finally finished moving (again) on Monday 25th January 2016! So now I have a factory full of cars AND A HOIST!!! Sold some... But kept some damn fine machinery and once I have all the tools in the right places I can get some on the road. And now I even have a power outlet for the welder and compressor! So excited....

Red Bull will be first, followed by one that's very special. W126 S2 560SEL full hydro 300hp with rear bucket seats (Thanks to a mate for helping me find it)! I can't wait....
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86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 10th February 2016, 12:26 PM
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I just realized that at one point I had 8 x 6.9s!!
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89 560L#322020
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87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 13th February 2016, 06:41 PM
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Mark, good to get some positive feedback from you. Just be glad that you have not reached the age where so called maturity takes over So,are you down to six 6.9s ?

Regarding your full hydraulic 560SEL - bear in mind that in certain specific areas, the hydraulic system is just a little different to the 6.9 system, in particular relating to the bottom strut mount. That part is no longer available from Any source. Additionally, the bottom part of the strut is unique to the W126 to accomodate the bottom ball joint. In case of problems, you will need to convert to the W116 set-up. I am really looking forward to you getting started - well, hopefully before I decide to call a halt to my activities. Regards. Styria
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Old 13th January 2017, 04:29 PM
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Well I feel like a bit of a pin ball so to speak since I've moved around and changed circumstances quite a bit since this thread first started....

I've sold 2 x 6.9s with Blue Flame headed out to Darwin of all places (she's been around the whole country now)! The other blue 6.9 went to someone in Melbourne but I haven't heard anything since.

I cut up the late green 450SEL to be used as parts, along with a 560SEL I got from the wreckers.

I stripped a 300SE and sold the remainder.

Styria's 420 was too far gone for a financially viable project and so it was party stripped of needed parts, with a view to sell the remainder. That didn't happen, so I'll be keeping it for a while longer.

When my computer suffered progressive failures I lost all my spreadsheets and files so it's made record keeping almost impossible. The biggest loss was my hard drive where it's had a mechanical failure and ATM I cannot access the files. I might be able to restore it but it involves a costly forensic process to be able to access the platter.

At the moment the plan is to keep 4 Benzes including Red Bull, Dora and Moby, the un-named hydro 560SEL, plus the Buick.

A spanner in the works is the need to move it all again since the factory they're residing in is too expensive to retain. And I'm not looking forward to shifting, or losing access to a hoist!

Oh and I had a health scare on NYE when I suffered chest pain and ended up in hospital! Fortunately not a heart attack but looks like I have a cholesterol issue that needs to be addressed...

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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
89 560L#322020
88 500L#451660-P
88 420L#422477-P
87 420L#324309-P
87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
75 450L#028414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)

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Old 13th January 2017, 04:53 PM
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Mark, it's good to have you back, and to read your summary of activities, even though some of them may not be that desirable at the moment. Maybe this is a good time to extend sincere wishes to you for 2017. I myself started off somewhat badly, but you hang inthere and give it your best shot. Regards Styria

N.B. It may take a little bit of work, but I think that TK, with the help from each and every one of us, may be rocking again.Facebook, sure its appeal is different, but really itis not a substitute what we can have on TK.
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Old 17th January 2017, 03:45 PM
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I'm typing this with a 24hr heart monitor fitted....
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87 420L#-P
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
86 560L#235896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora)
77 450L#067010-P
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Old 18th January 2017, 06:08 AM
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I hope all will be good mate!
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All the best Mark . Not that I would buy cheap parts if they were to come on the market unexpectedly.
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