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I didn't put any fuse or relay in, as it didn't have one in there originally. I only put a master switch in so I can disconnect the battery easily rather than having to open the plastic box up.

I used both methods - I crimped the main wire as it was already in place and I was told that would be ok. But I needed some extra lugs, so popped into an auto sparkies shop to get some. He soldered on 4 lugs for me for about $10 from memory. He used a blowtorch to heat up the cable.

I must say, the condition of your red seats is remarkable compared to the engine bay... Are they from the same car?!
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I love those red seats.
They are scrumptious and one of the reasons that I bought a Mercedes with no engine

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I didn't put any fuse or relay in, as it didn't have one in there originally. I only put a master switch in so I can disconnect the battery easily rather than having to open the plastic box up.

I used both methods - I crimped the main wire as it was already in place and I was told that would be ok. But I needed some extra lugs, so popped into an auto sparkies shop to get some. He soldered on 4 lugs for me for about $10 from memory. He used a blowtorch to heat up the cable.

I must say, the condition of your red seats is remarkable compared to the engine bay... Are they from the same car?!
Yes same car.

To be honest, even though I was shopping for a project, I wasn't thinking about an old Mercedes. Once I saw the condition of the interior, the body work, the wood stuff I knew I had to save the car from the wreckers.

So I tried my hands at soldering last night.



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Whats a good location to bolt the negative cable into in the trunk?

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You can see where I did mine on the previous page - look at the closest end of the battery box and you will see the -ve cable coming out and bolted to the seam of the boot- there happened to be a hole right near the battery.
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Thanks Drew, I was overthinking it as usual.

I popped into the garage this morning and finished it up.

Happy to announce no meltdowns, no smokes out of the wires, etc



I will splice in a fuse at some point but for now it's finito. Now onto the brake system.

Thanks for all your help and others too.

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