Date registered: Oct 2018
Vehicle: 1981 280E "Rusty"
Location: Orbiting over Bellingham, WA.
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Nice silver coupé.
If I can manage to get my hands on a 280E-specific tach, I will definitely install it. Does it get its "information" from the coil pack as well, or does it have some kind of cable like the speedo? The speedometer that is installed in the car right now only goes up to 115, so I will look out for that as well. I am too lazy to check EBay, so if anyone has a 280E tach or speedometer from a nonfunctional jalopy, all the better for me!
The cluster continuity is on my list of things to fix, but the top priority is making the car structurally sound again. That means a LOT of welding. Because I don't have a garage, I haven't really had the opportunity to tackle the welding between the freezing rainfalls and the tornadoes that come through this area. Plus, I do not have a welder yet. I tell you people what, it is hard working on this project and being only sixteen years old (lower skill, higher stupidity). I have learned my lesson about free cars. However, I do intend to finish this car. And please, let me know if I "ramble" on and on too much.
Below is how the cluster looked when I got it. Don't mind the duct tape residue and the silver disc, both have been remedied. In the second picture, doesn't the 'E' stand out a bit more than the other characters on the trunk badge?