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Date registered: Sep 2012
Vehicle: 1991 190E 2.3
Location: Toronto, Canada
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1967 230S station wagon questions
I was recently in London, U.K. working in a garage. We were sent the above car which came originally from Zimbabwe via California. It runs, but not well and the usual tune up items have been ordered. The two main questions I have are,
There is no choke operating mechanism on both two-barrel Solex carbs. (PAITA type, I think.)There are only the small levers at the rear of the carbs, not connected to anything and there is no provision for doing so, no drilled holes, no bell cranks, nothing. I assume the choke must have been electric and maybe the levers were cut off as there is no place on the dashboard for a choke knob.
It is RHD, manual column left hand shift. It won't go into reverse which if I recall correctly from my 1958 220S and 1959 190B, reverse is up and alongside 3rd. where should I start looking if the linkage is bad? Where is the most likely spot, if there is one.
It's in reasonable shape, a drivable project Belgian-built car with the vertical heavy glass headlights as on a 280SE, not singles as on 190s. Some rust underneath, the outer sheet metal is good, the rubber weather strips and so forth are totally gone. Interior is decent but I would assume it's been redone. I imagine the windshield rubber can be found, but the rear side and tailgate rubber is unobtanium. Tail gate doesn't stay up either. I can supply pictures if needed.
The garage works 99% on Citroen Traction Avants but occasionally we get a customer with something a bit 'different"
Any help would be appreciated!