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Date registered: May 2016
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1972 W114 250
I broke down and got myself a money pit. Black 1972 W114 Sedan with carbed M130 engine in it. It has an Automatic transmission, with column shifter, and red interior.
I'm new to the forum, and am looking to get this car mechanically sound over the next year or so!
The engine has low compression in one cylinder only, and I'm hoping it's just an exhaust valve problem, and will probably have a specialty restoration shop take care of that over the next few months.
brakes, coolant lines, and power steering I plan on addressing first.
The shocks and front suspension are shot, but that will be something I tackle when the time comes.
After that, I've got a never ending list of cosmetic and electrical repairs I'd like to tackle.
I'm starting to build a tool kit for the car, and have ordered some manuals.
I've heard that voltage regulators are a common failure, so I'm planning on getting one of those to start. Beyond that, I'd love to get pointed in the right direction on major things I should look for, and specialty parts that might not always be available that I should keep an eye on. And important "preventative" maintenance I should also start doing immediately.
I'm probably in over my head and it's probably going to take more time, and cost more money than I'd expect, but that's okay! I'm a knuckle head, but at least I'm a knucklehead that knows what I'm getting in to. I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about the car, and getting to know some of you in the forum!