Greetings from a proud new owner in NC - Mercedes-Benz Forum

View Poll Results: will "he" ever get it running?!
nope 0 0%
hope so! 3 100.00%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1980/1981 SLC titled as an '80 450SLC VIN is an '81 380 SLC
Location: NC
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Smile Greetings from a proud new owner in NC

have been lurking for awhile, finally took the time to 'join-up'

have recently acquired a frankenstein SLC titled as a 1980 450 SLC, VIN indicates a 1981 380SLC. it's a so. cal. car originally... or at least that's where it entered the states... may actually be a euro... guessing it is a 380 that someone smoked the engine in (good ol' single row chain) and my bet is they retro'd to a 1980 450 engine and re-titled it to match this "major component" as i understand they did in california some years back...

this is my first mercedes... have always played with vintage vw's and have had a couple bmw's over the years...

have not heard it run yet... while at the PO's homestead, a tree limb fell on it in a storm, and busted the dist cap and rotor button... guess i'll have to break down and buy a battery... if i can hear it purr, it'll need some window switches and a hood (tree limb damage!) and then who knows...?

well that's more than you probably wanted to know!

- pgerblonski
pgerblonski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 04:05 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Musikmann's Avatar
 
Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 107,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
Posts: 17,193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Welcome to the forum and good luck with your car.

Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Musikmann is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 06:33 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
leapyfish's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1998 SLK230 199,xxx Miles
Posts: 7,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
leapyfish is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2009
Vehicle: 1980/1981 SLC titled as an '80 450SLC VIN is an '81 380 SLC
Location: NC
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Talking woohoo it runs!

went out to mess with the benz for the first real time since i got it... and after stealing a battery from something else, and dinking under the hood a bit, she fired... !!!

would not have put money on that! in fact i hadn't.. which is why i had to rob a battery from something else to fire her up... the battery i had here was too high profile... (what size battery does an '81 380 SLC take to fit underhood as stock? or should i just do a relocate to the trunk?) with the high profile battery, i wasn't able to drive it... but the tranny does engage in all forwards and reverse... and i did roll it a foot or two... woohoo this MAY NOT be a cabbage after all!

:-)

i find if you set your standards low enough you'll rarely be disappointed!
pgerblonski is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 03:15 AM
BenzWorld Junior Member
 
Date registered: Sep 2009
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome to this forum . Hope you will enjoy.
jenifer.kaif is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Proud new owner...=) silvers2k W203 C32 AMG, C55 AMG 7 01-16-2007 08:55 PM
    Hi to all--from a proud new owner madmaxny General Mercedes-Benz 9 10-06-2006 04:50 AM
    Proud Owner Rome C208/A208 CLK-Class 4 02-13-2006 11:15 AM
    Proud New Owner!! Nathanb30 W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 7 07-30-2004 09:24 AM
    Thanks from a proud new owner.... BWT R170 SLK-Class 6 04-12-2002 01:00 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome