Cool! Good stuff, it would great to finally see it resurrected!Well today I had to pull the fenders and readjust the new hood hinges of course one bolt made it fun job. Several hours later hood and fenders adjusted as well as can be until new hood goes on. Still catches eyes though as I took her to the parts store.
Then came the start of the swapping Gen II seats onto the Gen I frames. Got the seats out and the motors would not power using my charger so back in the car and moved the seats inside the car to get at the screws. Not the way to do it but it worked. So passenger seat off of the rails, discovered that the "missing" wire from the Gen II was actually the seat belt indicator which I moved to the Gen II. Then discovered that the wires I had to cut from the Gen I seat must be for the seat back tilt. So just have to determine which wires in the Gen II harness I need to cut and splice to have that working and I will get the first seat in.
It was a job that had me a little worried but I think it is going to work out fine. Would like to do the whole gen II wiring but I just want to be able to drive the car for a while and frankly I have not adjusted the seats in my sl in 10 years. HA.
It started as a simple clean-up of the engine and engine bay due to leaky valve cover gaskets. While changing the gaskets I noticed the guide rails needed to be changed, so started in on that. Then I stripped an alternator bracket bolt and one was already stripped so I had to take the radiator out to make room to swing a hammer to get the bolt-out socket to bite.I'd say so! What are you working on in there?
Will it pass smog like that?Put the air filter cover and snorkel back on, put the valve cover back on, put the radiator back on, some other little things here and there. Found out that the EGR Valve bolt hole on the exhaust manifold is completely unsalvageable. So, I'll be going to the JY to pick up another exhaust manifold, maybe one from an earlier M103 that doesn't have the EGR Valve port, then just leave the EGR valve vacuum hose disconnected so that it doesn't open the valve.
Tomorrow may just be the day that my 300SE awakens from its 3 week slumber.
Not sure. I doubt it, seeing as how my EGR Valve would be literally connected to nothing on the exhaust manifold side, so it'd probably fail visual inspect right off the bat. The whole process is pretty easily reversible though. So pass/fail smog is not really a concern.Will it pass smog like that?