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grosser,

sounds like you will fit in fine here. I likewise thought you a newbie. We see similar new member posts every few weeks, so natural for us to think that way. We are a pretty encouraging bunch, but sometimes treat ignorance sharply.

To see one of the oddest recent posts by a newbie:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...er-slc280.html you will understand better.


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Yep. Based on your first post in the thread I thought you were getting your feet wet.

Sounds like dry feet about to get wet. I guess I guessed wrong!
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The R107 guys are planning a trip, I may run up part way to meet them.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...015-yukon.html

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There are some local meets but not many that I know of. And not particularly vintage. MBCA has events all over the country but I find those things mostly to be people into new MBs that they lease... boring. The geographic diversity makes it difficult for lots of gatherings.
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Wife and I join Mile High MBCA over a year ago. Nice bunch to go on drives and out to dinner with, but really hard to even talk about working on cars with. I had really hoped there would be both. Lots of newer leased cars.

This summer on rally event there was a 280SE 4.5 that stopped running. Took me about 3 minutes to diagnose and another 5 to fix. Only 2 guys and myself even knew it happened.

Also have MG Midget, British car club, those guys know how to work on cars, only way to keep them on the road! It helps if the car hasnt been made in decades.

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after 20 yrs , you should need a gas tank . the carb version is much easier to deal with then the fuel injected , no high tech stuff in there , just like a chevy .
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grosser,

sounds like you will fit in fine here. I likewise thought you a newbie. We see similar new member posts every few weeks, so natural for us to think that way. We are a pretty encouraging bunch, but sometimes treat ignorance sharply.

To see one of the oddest recent posts by a newbie:
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...er-slc280.html you will understand better.
Hi,

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Honestly, I consider myself a newb. I have only bought n sold just a few in the past 20 years. I'm a dealer—I buy them to make a dollar. With most of us dealers, the only thing that matters is the dollar. But lately, i've been drawn to them heavy.

I'm not really a big fan (never was) on modern cars, they just don't do it for me. I prefer to have a fully restored 108, 6 cyl 280SE than a brand new big class Mercedes AMG. Modern cars are just not my thing.
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The R107 guys are planning a trip, I may run up part way to meet them.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r-c1...015-yukon.html
I will be sure to check it out.
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Wife and I join Mile High MBCA over a year ago. Nice bunch to go on drives and out to dinner with, but really hard to even talk about working on cars with. I had really hoped there would be both. Lots of newer leased cars.

This summer on rally event there was a 280SE 4.5 that stopped running. Took me about 3 minutes to diagnose and another 5 to fix. Only 2 guys and myself even knew it happened.

Also have MG Midget, British car club, those guys know how to work on cars, only way to keep them on the road! It helps if the car hasnt been made in decades.
Interesting story. I wish I had more time to invest in mechanics. I have a business to run, kids, and a wife that needs attention.
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after 20 yrs , you should need a gas tank . the carb version is much easier to deal with then the fuel injected , no high tech stuff in there , just like a chevy .
I had to past. The paint was shot, interior had a bad oder and its a 6cyl—I won't see my money again. I rather invest in a 3.5, 6.3 or maybe a 4.5 (depending on the condition), something that can fund the hobby.

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