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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 12:12 PM
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Mark,

You are certainly right, but at this car is much further along than the 170S. The 170 suffers from a rusted out trunk where it was exposed to the elements, but everything else is solid. I've stripped the car completely to verify it's all good.

The issue is finding something to throw under the hood, even temporarily, to get it moving.

There aren't many, if any, enthusiasts here in the San Antonio area who frequent this forum. I'd love for someone to say "Hey, I'm interested in helping out!" giving me someone else to work on this car with besides myself.

The folks who live on the East and West coasts have it best, because that's where most folks who are into these cars live; not smack dab in the middle of Texas.
Well, maybe on the west-coast. Here in the east we mostly have rust-buckets with filler, hiding under pretty paint, or ridiculously expensive examples (which may still be rust-buckets under that pretty paint!)
That Texas 190b might still have a decent body. If the car is complete, I'd be tempted if it wasn't so far away.
So your 170 has no engine, or the engine is too far gone to revive it.
Happy Motoring, Mark

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well, maybe on the west-coast. Here in the east we mostly have rust-buckets with filler, hiding under pretty paint, or ridiculously expensive examples (which may still be rust-buckets under that pretty paint!)
That Texas 190b might still have a decent body. If the car is complete, I'd be tempted if it wasn't so far away.
So your 170 has no engine, or the engine is too far gone to revive it.
Happy Motoring, Mark
I meant you guys have plenty of people around to meet up with, not cars lol.

No engine, it was sold to someone else before I got the car. Same person who offered me a diesel motor from a W136 for $5000 that needed a rebuild.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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I meant you guys have plenty of people around to meet up with, not cars lol.

No engine, it was sold to someone else before I got the car. Same person who offered me a diesel motor from a W136 for $5000 that needed a rebuild.
Well, it sounds like your 170 is an incomplete parts-car. Maybe that 190b would be a better candidate for vintage original Mercedes. While the 170 could wind up with a small-block Ford V8!

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Well, it sounds like your 170 is an incomplete parts-car. Maybe that 190b would be a better candidate for vintage original Mercedes. While the 170 could wind up with a small-block Ford V8!

Happy Motoring, Mark
It's got potential, like I said, the worst of it can be dealt with. I'm not even looking for a MB motor to swap in to it. I'm no interested in selling this car once I fix it up, so anything that will move it and fit will do!

The problem is finding that around here for a reasonable price.

'85 Euro 190E 2.3-16
'84 Euro 500SE ~100k miles
'51 Euro 170S *Being reborn*
'97 Jeep Wrangler Sport ~42k miles
'08 BMW Z4 3.0 si ~14.3k miles
'09 E350 ~51k miles
'98 Dodge Durango SLT+ 5.9L Magnum V8

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