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    Wide Body Progress

    In a word. "None."

    I got derailed by the head gasket on the 092 and then....
    Joanna decided, with "help" from the Honcho's trip and his wonderful pics, that "we" should have a Pagoda. "We" meaning "her" in marital terminology.

    I found a rust free, no accident 1965 230 with a 4 speed that has been sitting for 10 years or so because after replacing the fuel pump and having the injection unit rebuilt he couldn't get it started. No surprise as the injectors were dumping enough fuel to make Von Braun himself proud. A little less and they could have been used on the Saturn V's I suspect.
    Well, at least it's rust free with a new top and interior so..... that's been taking up my time.
    Pretty much every waking hour has been spent making parts list and finding suppliers.
    Looks like an easy car to bring back as it needs no body or interior work, just mechanical.
    The "job list" is easy. Send the head out for everything (car has good compression), replace every bit of rubber, everywhere and anything that has the potential for wear like the master cylinder, brake cylinders, clutch cylinders, calipers, clutch etc. are either replaced or sent to White Post. Of course ALL new hoses, gaskets and seals, everywhere, along with wheel bearings. Front suspension is tight so no King Pin reaming is necessary. Same with the rear.
    It is SO much more simple than any 124 or 126 that most things could be repaired on the side of the road it seems. Gerry proved that with a clutch cylinder rebuild in the Alps for which he kindly sent me an inspirational pic.
    The one disturbing thing I found out is the Pagoda people are just as cheap, and like to cut corners, as much the B/W people.... makes me appreciate this site even more.
    Wide Body work will start soon....

    Ron
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    Re: Wide Body Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron500E View Post
    Gerry proved that with a clutch cylinder rebuild in the Alps for which he kindly sent me an inspirational pic.


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    Re: Wide Body Progress

    Look at this way Ron, at least you haven't at it yet.

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    Re: Wide Body Progress

    I am constantly impressed with Gerry's mechanical aptitude. I really think he missed his real calling.

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    Re: Wide Body Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Maui View Post
    I am constantly impressed with Gerry's mechanical aptitude. I really think he missed his real calling.
    As an unhinged troll ?

    R

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