My name is Mort, and I live in Moscow, ID. I recently returned to school to study radiography, the art of taking x-rays. I am not taking classes at the University of Idaho, here in town, but 30 miles to the south, in Lewiston, ID, at Lewis-Clark State College. I've been looking for a MB diesel for some time now, both as a more efficient commuter, but also as a donor for a project I've had in mind. My real passion is International Harvester Scouts. Both the early and late versions.
I recently bought a 76 240D in somewhat rough shape. I've had to take out the (W25B?) transmission and install an automatic from a (82?) that I bought from a very nice guy on a different board last fall. Just got it in this weekend so I can hopefully use it to commute to school in. I wouldn't be worried except that there's a seven mile long, 7% grade between here and there. It killed the automatic in the last commuter I had. My plan for this 76 is to work out any kinks in this engine/tranny, hook up tranny temp gauges, EGT gauges, and a propane boost for the intake, ride it to school this year, then swap them into a '62 Scout 80 next summer. From there, I would like to look into creating a grease burner with it. That's my plan, whether I stick to it is to be seen.