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Old 24th April 2018, 11:38   #151
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Great restoration! love the attention to detail. The Becker and the warning triangle are a great addition.

You might still want to look for an original tool set and an original first aid box. (I have both and no I wont sell! )

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Old 20th June 2018, 09:35   #152
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8Updates as of 20th June, 2018

Posting again after a few months...

Professional commitments had been keeping me extremely busy lately.

Hence when when I finally chanced upon a free weekend, decided to devote some attention to the car.

The front disk brakes felt inadequate during braking. Upon closer inspection, found that the brake pads were only making contact with the periphery of the brake rotor.

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This was remedied at a neighbourhood lathe shop.

Next on my to do list was to replace the badly damaged sump.

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A new sump sourced from the Force motors spare parts store came in handy.

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The gear shift linkages had excessive play, and shifts seemed quite vague. Hence, new bushes were installed.

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I had ordered stainless steel surrounds for both front and rear number plates. Decided to get these installed as well.

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More updates to follow..

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Old 20th June 2018, 20:08   #153
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Super thread buddy. Was great going through it specially if you are a Mercedes lover and more so if you are a now classic, W123 lover. IMHO this is one of the finest examples of build quality Mercedes has in the mid segment. Of course i could go on and on about the W115 and the W116 and the W108 and their predecessors but being the owner of 2 W123s presently (300D 5 speed RHD manual and a 240D LHD Automatic) im more intrigued by this thread and your love for the classic.
Just a few things, agreed that the OM616 in the 240 is almost identical to the one in the Tempo, please use original imported anti knock nozzles instead of the Tempo ones. Also similar small small items, it is better to use OE MB or their replicas instead of the Tempo ones. I loved the part where you used connectors from a fish aquarium...ingenious and brilliant thinking. The vacuum controls almost everything in these classics and if it is an automatic, even the gear shifts and brakes are affected by the vacuum so that should be in top notch.
I was wondering why you are using/have changed from the OE steering wheel to presently this one, which is from a newer model?

Keep informing us about the work done. im subscribing to this one.
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Super thread buddy. Was great going through it specially if you are a Mercedes lover and more so if you are a now classic, W123 lover.
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Just a few things, agreed that the OM616 in the 240 is almost identical to the one in the Tempo, please use original imported anti knock nozzles instead of the Tempo ones.
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I was wondering why you are using/have changed from the OE steering wheel to presently this one, which is from a newer model?

Keep informing us about the work done. im subscribing to this one.
Thanks!

The hunt for original injector nozzles is on.
The steering wheel came with the car and appears undamaged. I'm assuming the previous owner had it replaced at some point in time..

In any case, it's pretty low on my list of priorities.

For now, the focus is on making the car as reliable and free of niggles as I possibly can.

Tempo spares are being used used wherever they are similar in appearance and function, due to their easy availability. It makes them natural candidates for achieving one of my primary objectives of cost effective restoration (though I doubt whether it really qualifies as such)
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Old 30th June 2018, 16:33   #155
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Updates from 30th June

Finally managed to source a first aid kit in excellent condition.

Thanks Mark !

Trying to source the toolkit and jack.

Hopefully, tomorrow...

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Chanced upon a DUKW which had broken down..

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Finally managed to source a first aid kit in excellent condition.

Trying to source the toolkit and jack.
Looks nice. Just for reference here is the first aid kit, toolkit and jack of my W123. Especially the toolkits tend to be hard to come by.

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I am not a hundred percent sure what an original W123 first aid kit looks like. They might have come in different shapes/formats. But this box fits perfectly in the parcel shelve.

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If you want to use the original jack, you have to make sure the jacking points are a 100% ok. They are probably the worst parts of the whole car when it comes to rust. I must admit, of all jacks that come with cars, I like this type the least. I find them very wonky. If you ever have to use it to change out a tyre, be very cautious rocking the car back and forth.

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Looks nice. Just for reference here is the first aid kit, toolkit and jack of my W123. Especially the toolkits tend to be hard to come by.

Attachment 1776899

I am not a hundred percent sure what an original W123 first aid kit looks like. They might have come in different shapes/formats. But this box fits perfectly in the parcel shelve.

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Attachment 1776901

If you want to use the original jack, you have to make sure the jacking points are a 100% ok. They are probably the worst parts of the whole car when it comes to rust. I must admit, of all jacks that come with cars, I like this type the least. I find them very wonky. If you ever have to use it to change out a tyre, be very cautious rocking the car back and forth.

Attachment 1776902

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Well, I did not find all the items that I had been looking for, but got lucky on a few others..

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Good stuff. Always fun to go to these sort of events!
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Stainless steel wheel arch trims, toolkit and jack have been ordered via ebay. Expecting delivery around mid August..
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Stainless steel wheel arch trims, toolkit and jack have been ordered via ebay. Expecting delivery around mid August..
The stainless steel wheel arch trims might look good, but they are known water traps. Admittedly, it is one of the many known water traps, but at least this one did not come standard from the factory.

So make sure there is absolutely no rust, dirt or anything on the outside and inside of the panel before fitting, or you are going to have a corroded wing very soon!

Good luck!

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I'd avoid the stainless arches entirely. Not worth the damage they cause (In Europe, I've seen them used to hide rust).

Also, those aren't the original mud flaps. I would caution against using generics as poor mounted flaps can also cause corrosion.
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And finally the toolkit has arrived.. it's meant for petrol engined variants but will do under the circumstances
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And finally the jack has arrived..
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And finally the jack has arrived..
I think,Fiat 1100,premier padmini, etc came with the similar jack
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