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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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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!

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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!

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Welcome to this forum . Hope you will enjoy.
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