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220 Seb Coupe Crazy

Hello all. I have been a member probably for a year now but I am just beginning to post because I am finally going to start working on my 65 220 seb coupe. I love this car, yes it is a project for sure and I have had it for about 2 years in covered outside storage. It was rough to begin with but I have bought some parts over the last couple years and am ready to start the resurrection.
I am definitely a car guy, not an expert but still very knowledgeable about how automobiles work and love them all. The Mercedes Benz mark has always held a special place in my life as a car infatuated person. I really need help in determining a a good starting point. I have never cranked the engine on this sleeping beauty and when I bought the car I was told it was running years ago( probably 20 plus) but that transmission problems led to its temporary retirement. I do know it has an updated engine. It has a 2.8l six and is fuel injected as well. 4 speed trans with a factory sunroof. Interior is rough, some rust in rear underside but nothing some hard work wont' cure. My real challenge is the fuel system. Besides removing the fuel tank and cleaning it and the fuel line/fuel pump out what does anyone recommend. I am really intrigued by the fuel distribution and injection system on these cars but I want to make sure I become knowledgeable about how it works in case I have problems there. I purchased a couple hardcover vintage chilton's manuals on these w111's and it seems that the fuel systems are covered very well but I just want to get fellow fine automobile gearheads' opinions, technical savy, and initial approaches to make sure that years of varnished up fuel won't sabotage the fuel system in my initial attempts to get it running.
Again the fuel system looks complicated and delicate to me at this point since I am unfamiliar with it. Are the injectors easy to clean or service, should I clean out the fuel distributor or components first somehow? Any and all help or direction is appreciated.

My other automobiles.....!!, I will included my father's car as well as I am his official "grease monkey" and do most if not all of the maintenance.

My Drivers:
1999 Mercedes ML430 , super clean, 75k miles
1990 Chevy Suburban, "the bomber" and all around parts and car hauler.
1970 Mustang Coupe ( temporarily out of commission, rebuilding the engine)
1971 “The Executive” motorhome ( 413 mopar, temporarily out of commission, ...almost done!)
1989 BMW 635csi (Sweet "cinnabar red" shark)

Dad’s Drivers;
1999 Ford f250 SUPER-DUTY Crew –Cab TRITON V-10
1981 Dodge Ram-50
1982 Ford f150

1980 PORSCHE 928 ( SOLD!)
1970 Porsche 914(dad’s)
Mom’s Drivers
1999 Lincoln Town car
1987 Mercedes 560sl ( just sold it!)


1992 BMW 525i T wagon, high highway miles but well maintained, asking $1650.
Lots of new parts.
Leather interior, a/c ,nice highway cruiser or soccer mom special.

1980 BMW 320i (mine)
1981 BMW 320i (mine)
1982 BMW 320i (mine)
1987 BMW 320 euro (mine)


1963 MB 220 seb fintail (mine) will become parts car i think.
1965 MB 220 seb coupe( with 280se engine) (mine)
1964 Buick Riviera (mine) almost ready for driving!
1959 Ford f100 (mine)
1968 Mustang Coupe (mine)
1975 Porsche 914(dad’s)
1975 Porsche 914 parts car shell.
1978 VW Bus
1968 VW SQUAREBACK(dad’s)
1973 KARMANN GHIA convertible (dad’s) pain being done right now
1972 KARMANN GHIA coupe( dad’s) I just installed a carb, running rich, need to adjust float.

1959 KARMANN GHIA lowlight project (mine)
1969 Ford LTD coupe (mine)
1964 Ford T-bird (mine) parting it out.
1965 Dodge Dart
1982 BMW 633csi
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Which of them are still for sale? Can you update this?
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Nice, good luck in your project
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