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Old 28th October 2011, 10:34 AM
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Yes I gave them new names! I dragged Blue Flame from the garage and gave her a wash. Preliminary list of repairs has been undertaken. The workshop shall be ready soon, so I can have a look at the can of worms (hopefully not tin worm) underneath. And yes I'll check the offset of the wheels!







I made a short video, but haven't worked out how to post it on Youtube yet....
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Old 28th October 2011, 10:43 AM
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Hi Mark looking good . The Centras are the reason i was going to buy the car from Black Hands. more desirable than pentas and rarer
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Old 28th October 2011, 10:48 AM
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Yeah I love the look of the wheels too; especially the way the rear ones fill the guards. They did convince me that I needed the car! Only problem is two of them have damage and will need repair. And the finish is poor, so I was considering having them painted silver (almost chrome) as a polished finish will probably deteriorate quickly....
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:10 AM
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That also looks hot but classy.

If you decide to polish the wheels, just give them a coat of clear on top, that would stop deterioration.
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:18 AM
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Hi Mark this should help http://www.alliancerimrepairs.com.au/ or http://canberra.zpages.com.au/wheel-factory/31237/ the wheel factory used to repair my cab wheels highly recomended
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Old 28th October 2011, 11:44 AM
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One mean looking machine you have Mark!

W116 great cars!
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Old 28th October 2011, 02:18 PM
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As perhaps some of you may know, Black Hands' (Duncan) car is an old friend of mine, having had the 'goodies' applied to it more than ten years ago. Those aforementioned 'goodies' included quite a bit of mechanical work (Oversize has those receipts), some reasonably minor rust repairs and a complete respray.

It reminds me of some rather trying times - the guy that resprayed it was a loveable character, but a totally incompetent spray painter who had the knack of convincing everyone, including myself, what a marvellous tradesman he was, and he'd give the impression that "yeah, we can fix that, no trouble at all' but, in realty, he could not back that up. He was a very active member in the MB Club in NSW, graduating to 'the new members' liaison chappie' , a job he filled admirably. Unfortunately, he's no longer with us - a second, or possibly third, heart attack about three years ago took him from us. So Mark, I think you have the makings of a promising and fairly easy restoration job, but you may have to dispense with the LPG installation. Regards Styria
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Old 29th November 2011, 10:10 PM
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And here it is ladies and gents; my first Youtube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW1Xsp8xPv0

Pretty boring with low light, but it's just the beginning.....
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Old 29th November 2011, 10:35 PM
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Nice note Mark, ta for the rev too, its pretty sweet.
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Old 29th November 2011, 10:50 PM
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Purring like a kitten Mark the 6.9

Noticed the fuel gauge is not working.

All the best with the car Mark.
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Old 30th November 2011, 06:43 AM
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Yeah the gauge isn't working cause she's on LPG and a separate gauge. I'd like to fix that though and have the original gauge used instead of a yuk LED LPG one. And I wanna get rid of the W107 450 speedo.... 260kmh looks much better! This weekend is looking good for some work and a fun run in the Ghia.... Might be headed to Heathcote's bakery.
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I just got the chance to watch the video clip.

Nice looking and sounding machine...

Wonder what it would sound like without the echo chamber/boom box/garage around it?
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Old 30th November 2011, 09:36 AM
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She's LOUD no matter where she is!! LOL! The prepurchase inspection guy said it sounded like a BB Chev so that made me want it even more! Pity it doesn't have extractors, but one day I'll get some made. I'll post a driving video as soon as it's back on the road. However I doubt I'll get a RWC in it's current form... Sigh
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Old 30th November 2011, 09:52 AM
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Yeah the gauge isn't working cause she's on LPG and a separate gauge. I'd like to fix that though and have the original gauge used instead of a yuk LED LPG one. And I wanna get rid of the W107 450 speedo.... 260kmh looks much better! This weekend is looking good for some work and a fun run in the Ghia.... Might be headed to Heathcote's bakery.
Mark what is the 6.9 economy like running on LPG?

6.9 exhaust note is excellent as well!
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Old 30th November 2011, 10:10 AM
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No idea at the moment cause she hasn't been on the road enough.... Should be very cheap to fill, but I may not wanna venture too far from a pump! I only get 350km out of my 5L Ghia (60L usable) in combination driving and I expect the 6.9 will be worse. However I suspect the Ghia gauge isn't calibrated well and I could get 400km if I was prepared to risk it. Fortunately it's dual fuel, but I'm sure that has an effect of the economy on LPG. The 6.9 is straight gas, so it'll be interesting to see how it goes. Watch this space. Styria I've always been intrigued by LPG and have owned at least 3 gas powered cars (all V8s) in the past. Looks like the tank is outta test date and the mixer needs new seals plus a tune. I could swap the injection system from one of the others with much stuffing about, but it'll render the donor useless. Buying a replacement injection system would be too costly. Sadly the original parts were not kept with the car. Back on petrol I'll be put off regularly driving her by the cost of fuel. So I'm currently looking at an LPG upgrade as an experiment, just to be different. I don't like to follow and make my own path....
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