w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
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I took the old dead battery off the charger, hooked it up, leaned in through the driver window, and turned the key. It took a bunch of cranking because I assume the fuel lines dried up, and I wasn't pressing the gas pedal at all (because I wasn't even in the car) but after some cranking, it did fire right up. It then seemed to cycle through the high idle warmup and then the idle calmed down. The tailpipe steam is now gone, and the temp gauge reads about 190 F. Shut down. Disconnect battery and reconnect the battery charger.
I guess I've got myself a car worth changing the fluids in, replacing all the fuel lines, and replacing all the brake hoses, but how far do I go right now?
The fuel lines and mending as many of the wires and hoses as possible seems to make plain sense. It's not likely that there will be much I would from the blue coupe for this stuff.
The brakes from the blue coupe might be useful since I clearly see one rear caliper unbolted and tossed over the axle. Then again, I doo have the calipers from a 1972 350sl that I just finished parting out.
It would be good to also have the blue coupe somewhat mobile. I could possibly return the borrowed dolly in my driveway once I get the blue car running (and get the scissor-lift that I plan on picking up with it any day now).
My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.