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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Cool '79 450SL reporting in

Ahoy everyone, I am the Gerat Lord Dane!

Ok, band standing aside, I've been lurking around this forum for about 3 years as a guest and figured it was time to jump into the fray. I own a 450SL currently, the old bird is having some trouble, but I'm trying to get her back into shape so I can convince the family not to force me to sell it off.

I'm an amateur mechanic, love doing it, if I had the tools, I'd make it a full hobby for me, but alas my garage is TINY AS F***. My dad's S430 BARELY fits in there, when I say barely, there's 6 inches of room from the bumper to the front wall and less than 6 inches between the rear bumper and the garage door. I'm fairly handy with tools and enjoy a challenge.

I learned to fix my car out of necessity, when I owned my 300SD in highschool, it kept breaking down. Eventually my parents told me they weren't paying for repairs anymore, so I had to just get the parts and learn to do it myself (first repair job was the alternator...5 times in the span of 2 years).

Anyways, back off topic, I enjoy this site, it's pretty durn useful for me whenever I don't have the info to take care of something myself. If you want to see what I've driven, take a look at my signature. I like to name my cars like they're ships, so if you have a suggestion let me know.

Anyone know of a way for me to buy a small, simple, repairable car engine that I can tear down, learn how to fix, and reassemble? I want to learn, but learn on something that I don't rely on to get to work.

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1) 1994 Honda Passport "The Tank" (Decomissioned)
2) 1987 420SEL "The Krunk Machine" (Destroied in service)
3) 1982 300 SD Turbo Diesel "The Bebop" (Decommissioned 6 months after reciving damage)
4) 1985 500SEL "The Big O" (Decomissioned after second powerplant failed)
5) 1979 450SL "The Neptune" (current)
6) XY 240-T4 Scooter "The Bird of Prey" (Sold)

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much appreciated

1) 1994 Honda Passport "The Tank" (Decomissioned)
2) 1987 420SEL "The Krunk Machine" (Destroied in service)
3) 1982 300 SD Turbo Diesel "The Bebop" (Decommissioned 6 months after reciving damage)
4) 1985 500SEL "The Big O" (Decomissioned after second powerplant failed)
5) 1979 450SL "The Neptune" (current)
6) XY 240-T4 Scooter "The Bird of Prey" (Sold)

Upcoming purchases in the next 40 years: Mini Countryman, E-class Mercedes, '34 Mercedes 500K kit car.

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