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the wine and ebay 124 CE 24v

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by lanciaman, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. lanciaman

    lanciaman Senior Member

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    Well, it is now passed the MOT - £20 anti roll bar mounting bracket and a bit of exhaust welding (will replace in due course if it behaves).

    Insurance - added it to the classic policy the SL500 is on, which runs out in 5 weeks. Got ripped off for that - £10 for 5 weeks, I ask you......

    Did the insurance yesterday, went to tax it on line this morning - and can't as it isn't recorded as insured on their database yet...Rats!

    Need it on the road to take it for a longish run to see what the problem with running really is. It is a bit of a pain at cold. Starts fine but hesitant to idle and can stall when put into D. But when warm (well 3 miles worth of warm) seems to be fine. According to seller, it was pretty much undriveable so more investigation needed.

    And doing things in the complete wrong order, now have 2 replacement front wings for it so getting carried away.

    But it looks great sitting there.

    SL500 still waiting to get the ETA back from the US - all ready but hurricane sandy has interrupted the postal service. Rats again.

    And was looking at 2000/2001 CL500s today. I need help.... :D

    Need to change my name from Lanciaman methinks..
     
  2. paul hayward

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    all good to read:D....but laking in the picture dept!;)
     
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    lanciaman Senior Member

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    Yes, good point. Will do some at the weekend. Want the whole car or the rusty parts!!
     
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    dont hold back...all the rusty bits too:D
     
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    Cruel! Well, I'll do the full lot.

    As I think I said before, this car fills me with more enthusiasm than many I have had. Probably down to the £340 paid for it! I am really going to have to struggle to stop going silly with it or the spend on this would bring back the SL to mint - not that it is far off.

    Possibly down to running a Fiat Ulysse diesel on a daily basis! :(
     
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    :) I know what you mean. I paid £350 for my 89 ce. Then another £3500 getting it to where I wanted it to be. Then I went and bought a 95 just so i could do it all over again.
     
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    Yup. I can see me doing that....

    Is there a clinic or therapay group we can join???
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You certainly have gone to town on yours:D,,,I would love to get stuck into some project but Lilian hates seeing the car in pieces :(:(
     
  10. Cole@MBS

    Cole@MBS Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Great!!!! nearly everytime she see me i am pulling your cars apart!!!!!
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    But she goes and sits in your car, and puts the sun shields on so she cannot see whats going on;):D
     
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    Ah right, clever!!
     
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