Date registered: Apr 2008
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Well, Billy, I would say it depends on your electrical knowledge and ability. I wouldn't think it would be too tough unless after chewing through the wires they moved them around. Hopefully it would be just a few splice jobs and you'd be good to go. As for having someone else do it, that could get costly if you're paying someone by the hour at the going mechanics rate.
Back to the "nothing". Is the battery fully charged? Are the connection secure, clean and free of corrosion? Did it start or at least turn over before?
As far as a money pit goes, any of these old relics that have not been maintained properly, or have been sitting idle forever, will need lots of TLC and some amount of $$$ and labor to put it back in descent shape. Since you've had it running, it sounds like you're at least know the engine works. What is the condition of everything else? Transmission, tires, brakes, power equipment, interior, body, paint, etc???? You'll probably have to make a determination on all of those things and more to determine if it will be "worth it" for you to proceed and how much $$$ you want to sink into it. I've got an W114 (280C) that I've had for 24 years. Last year I spent about $2500 in parts and replaced/repaired nearly everything mechanical except the engine and the transmission. I did it only because it hadn't been done in the 24 years I've owned it and I thought it was time. Hopefully it'll never need much now for at least another 24 years...knock on wood.