I have recenlty purchased my first mercedes and have around 6 months to gether into pristine condition. I hav joined this site to hopefully recieve some helpful hints and tips from experienced 300se restorers. My engine and gearbox seem to be in good working order and the repairsare mainly cosmetic (My Avatar is my goal) when I took delivery of the car the battery was flat and after getting it jump started when I removed the jump leads she just cut out? I have no done a thorugh charge on the battery and seems to be ok (I have fired her up every day for the last week and dont think the ba1ttery alone could have managed that) There is no alternator coming on even when I turn the ignition, having said that the n/s indicator (In instrument panel) doesnt work either. I think my first job therefore is to pull out the intrument panel cluster.... any tips?
Also the other thing that needs urgent attention is the exhaust as it is
blowing and rattling so again any hints and tips would be very welcome.