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Date registered: Aug 2009
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Greetings from Alabama...
I've had the 190 for awhile now, but I just found this site. I hope someone around here might be able to point me in the right direction for parts.
The Merc is a 1984 Lorinser 190e. 2.3 8v 4 speed manual Grey market car. I know the gentleman that brought it over to the states back in 1984 with pretty much no miles on it. The car has been driven to the tune of 190k but it was also very well taken care of. I bought it 2 years back and it has pretty much sat in the garage and been driven around the neighborhood once or twice a month to keep things from seizing up. That ends now! I want to drive it, badly!
Here's the problem. Everything on this car is sort of a PITA to find. It came originally with Spax tuned suspension. I need shocks, springs and every bushing tie rod end and ball joint on the car. WHERE DO I BUY THEM? I don't want crap. I want something decent, but all I can find is stock replacement parts and that isn;t really what I want as I would like to AutoCross the car. I've heard E36 BMW coilovers will work with minimal fab, is this true? Living in Alabama, one part of me wants to get the AC relay and recharge the system another part says dump it because it weighs a ton, lol. Where would I get an AC relay at a decent price? The cooling fan has also recently deciding to take a dump. I'm pulling it and replacing with an all electric setup so that's not a really big deal. Oh yeah, where can I find a good deal on Euro headlights?
Love the car, love the look of 1984 DTM that it has. Can't wait to get it back on the road!
Thanks for any help or advice you can give.
Last edited by Jedi1; 08-04-2009 at 08:35 PM.