This is to introduce myself......I am Arthur Steele a coffee planter by profession but an avid mechanic by inclination.I live in Coimbatore ,South India and have a modest collection of old cars and bikes.
Among them is a 1968 W114 /8 that has been converted to diesel using an Indian produced OM 616 engine. This was done before I bought the car and I then ran it for some time. I have now stripped it down fully and am doing a ground up restoration [though I will continue with the same engine] as the body was full of rust and needs extensive patching.I will also overhaul the engine,gear box and differential. Redo the interior etc.
All of the tinkering [patch/body] work and painting is done by my brother and I do all of the mechanicial work.
I am always in need of advice from more knoweledgble owners/mechanics who know this kind of car and am looking for copies of workshop manuals/repair sheets etc to add to my library. I would also be most grateful for any information on the sourcing of various body /interior spares and some other small items.
So would anybody who can help please do contact me