Date registered: Nov 2004
Vehicle: 69 280SE Convertable
Location: Sun Valley ID
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RE: Need 1969 280SE Convertable info please!
first, thanks for the reply(s)....did not know as i was not notified by the forum....anyway....i have the car back (been in storage i california). washed her up yesterday....she looks good....top is in fine condition. body/paint is fair...engine? i had a mechanic here in Sun Valley/Ketchum, ID. look at it....(however he works on "Ketchum Time", when he wants to)....long/short of it....i think i have a blown HG....not sure...white smoke from the tailpipe, runs rough, telltail white foam in oil, runs great if the crankcase vent i NOT returned into the intake stream. mech did a chem HG leak test, but "inconclusive"....but coolant is getting into #5 somehow....he
im planning on driving it around town (just a few miles a day, Ketchum/Sun Valley is very small) till it doenst work anymore...then give it to a (new) mechanic to fix.
does anyone have thoughts on this? how much $$? any referals for a good mech in idaho?
thanks in advance!!
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