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there are 2 hoses to radiator from tranny, check those. at bottom of radiator.
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there are 2 hoses to radiator from tranny, check those. at bottom of radiator.

Yes. I noticed that one connection has nothing connected anymore. I didn't even bother to look at the other. Next step is to get the part numbers from the EPC for all the hoses and belts and see which I can just buy new inexpensively. If any are expensive, that's when I start looking at the other little piggies and start salivating.


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Son of a b.

I just drove by my mechanic' slot where he is letting me store these cars for free right now, and someone threw a golf ball sized rock at the windshield on the black coupe.

So does the sedan windshield match a coupe? Or did the blue coupe just get designated as the parts car?

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Sorry to hear about the car Fonzi. Any chance there are cameras on that part of the lot?
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Any chance there are cameras on that part of the lot?

Not sure. Last time I was in there, they showed me their video of a car speeding down the street, running a red light almost killing someone, and then driving the wrong way down a one way street on the sidewalk. So they've got a security system. I doubt there's anything in that corner though as it is on the opposite side of the block from the garage. They own more than half of the city block including three of the corners, but this is the small isolated corner opposite the shop. So it is very unlikely.

On the bright side, one of these cars is a parts car, and I probably wasn't going to sell a windshield. So it's just going to be the cost of moving a windshield from whichever car gets the ax.

I never got to the EPC last night to check the part numbers for the windshields (or rear end clips).




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No cameras at the shop if this location, but they said that other local businesses may have video.

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Fuel Tank cleaning and these trans cooler hoses are the only reasons I know that I can't try to get this car running and mobile. I guess I better get that done ASAP, plus get a cover and tarp over the cars.

Animals.

I hope I can get a windshield for cheap, whether from a parts car of mine or elsewhere.



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Damn. windshield part numbers differ:
Coupes: 115 671 05 10
Sedan: 115 671 01 10

I am guessing this is not an interchange part.

Anyone parting a w114 coupe near philly? Thought I'd check before deciding to make the blue coupe a parts car.




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And the sheet metal for the tail, the vertical piece from tail light to tail light is part:
115 640 02 71 for blue coupe (not black) but replaced by 115 640 04 71

The same goes for the sedan. So the irony is that now that I know I can use the sheet metal from the rear of the white coupe to save the blue one, now I need a coupe windshield to save the black coupe.

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The blue coupe trunk lid looks like it could probably be straightened, but the trunk lids are different:

Coupe:
115.750.01.75 replaced by
115.750.07.75

Sedan:
115.750.00.75 replaced by
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Today I drove my sedan to the same storage lot at the coupes and wrapped them up in car covers and tarps. I should have done that in the first place and maybe I wouldn't have this windshield issue. Life goes on.

Speaking of which, while wrapping up the cars, since my car covers and tarps don't have a pocket for the good star like the one I have on my sedan, and I see that the hood star is already off the black coupe, I thought I'd try to remove the hood star from the blue coupe. Damn. I broke the little bit of metal that attaches to the hook. I don't know if I will be able to fix that, but I guess I've got a few parts cars. Things definitely seem to be heading in the totally wrong direction with these cars. Three parts cars??? At least I haven't ruined anything on the sedan yet and it is driving well. After I get the coupes both running I will make a better informed decision about which needs to be parted out.

I got a few leads on some windshields in case the blue coupe is worth saving. So it gets a temporary stay of reprieve from the executioner.

Having the three w114 "off-site", I may consider shifting my work focus back to the 107s and maybe selling off some parts instead of working on these. They can probably handle a bit more time sitting, as they are now well covered from the elements, and my storage is free... for now.










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I promised to compare SL windshields to w114 coupe windshields to determine if an SL windshield and frame could be used in place of a w114 coupe windshield (in the way it was done on my 450slc 5.0 custom convertible). I have my done it yet, but I did have my sedan finally in the garage next to the convertible, and I can confidently say, just by looking at the two side-by-side, that it isn't going to happen. The SL/SLC is much more curved than the w115 sedan. The cowl vents and more would need to also come if there was any possible way to make this happen.

It ain't happenin'

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I know that there are some nice conversions possible, but knowing that the windshield section would not be as pretty as I had hoped, I may decide to can the idea of converting one if these to a convertible. That allows me to make the blue car a parts car if I want too, as the goal of that one would have been to make a convertible. Sadly, aside from the rear end damage, that car might be the best maintained of them all. It appears to be all stock with the exception of the added cruise control.

Sunroof and leather on the black coupe seems to make it the one to restore. Damn those kids throwing rocks at windshields. Grrr.







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