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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 09:55 PM
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Wow, nice car. All of the D.C. and Balto. area owners should have a GTG when the weather warms up.

Your engine mounts have collapsed. Check the space between the oil pan and the subframe. On the other hand the exhaust pipe sealing rings may be missing.

Also, get a grease gun and some good grease, like Mobil 1 synthetic, and grease all your suspension grease points. Every joint on the front suspension has one, there are two or three on the drive shaft and 4 on the rear axle. Two are on the swing axle joint and two are on the brake torque compensation bearings at the calipers. These are often forgotten and deteriorate.

If you cannot grease any, they must be cleaned out.

Check this Russian web site, On panel 2, the bearing is part 181, the zerk fitting is part 197.

Russian Web Site Info etc...

It've found the site to be a good resourse but I've found that the part numbers are different from the dealer. YMMV

Models W112, and W109 are very similar mechanically.

Also, check these guys for air suspension info:

Star Motors - Home

and the M100 group. the 6.3's etc have the same air suspension.

http://www.m-100.net/iamo/Controller?ac=Home

You're very lucky that the injection pump was replaced. The distributor has dual points.

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Epa/dot?

Beauty!
I see there are no side markers on the car. Are there any EPA/DOT federalization issues with this car? Is it old enough that there is no such requirement? I ask because I am looking at a 66 300SE cab...

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Beauty!
I see there are no side markers on the car. Are there any EPA/DOT federalization issues with this car? Is it old enough that there is no such requirement? I ask because I am looking at a 66 300SE cab...
All that started in 1968 as I recall. The car could also be a late 65. The chassis number would help.

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The VIN is 112.023-10-009.34
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The digits after the 10, which would be the sequence number, are incorrect. There should be 6 numbers.

Here is an interesting website:

300SE_Main_Page_1

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-26-2007, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Beauty!
I see there are no side markers on the car. Are there any EPA/DOT federalization issues with this car? Is it old enough that there is no such requirement? I ask because I am looking at a 66 300SE cab...
In Maryland, when a car is registered "historic" there is no inspection, so there are no such issues. My experience in NY was that if the car wasn't built with it, (marker lights, seat belts, etc...) it's not required. However, I haven't registered a car in NY for 12 years so things may have changed.

BTW, my VIN # is 11202112008658

The option codes from the tag on the right side of the radiator support are:

493 508
040 G
112 021 12 7
3 00145 0025

I found out that 493 is a heavy duty heat exchanger, 040 is black exterior, and 12 is a lefthand drive automatic. The rest, other than 112 021, is a mystery. Can anyone help with the other numbers?
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 07:14 AM
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Correct. From a Federal point of view, "anything goes" for cars built prior to Jan 1, 1968. From my limited knowledge of NY rules, the same is true.

From a Maryland point of view, you'd be exempt from emissions anyway, but still have to go through the indepth safety inspection.

In many states, registering as an Historic vehicle exempts you from any inspection, provides as less expensive registration, and carries very few restrictions (you're not supposed to use the vehicle for routine transportation, like to work). However, I don't know the details of what NY does here...

Nice car!
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wow beautiful car i thought i have seen them all, i new about the convertable but a hardtop coupe, u should find out exactly how many were made. u got a great deal on it too, i am so jealous
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Nice catch! Congratulations!

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