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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭tc20


    there was a recent gathering in the midlands. Originally just for 190s, it opened up to all MBs. Sorry I couldn't make it, as there was quite a show

    pics can be seen here - (scroll down a bit page 2)

    http://mercedes-190.co.uk/topic/6743867/2/


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭W123-80's


    tc20 wrote: »
    @ Old Diesel - the first owners (some Investment Co in Wexford) only had it 6 months, then it stayed in Wexford for another couple of years, before being purchased by the previous owner. I'd been on the hunt for a decent 190 for the best part of a year to replace my W123. I had viewed 5 or 6 potential candidates before coming across this on done deal. Turns out the I knew the owners son (he was a couple of years ahead of me in school), and they only live a couple of miles from me. His father had passed away a few years previously, and his mother pootled about in it. They had subsequently bought a W202, but still preferred the W201. I must have seen that car hundreds of times in the 90s and never had notions that I'd own it :) Interior is MB-tex rather than leather, but it looks the part. Typically austere MB spec of the time, with manual windows, 1 manual mirror, but she's a grand bus. I'll have to do some rear suspension work, but that'll be in next years budget

    Lovely car tc20. Well wear. Hold on to it and mind it!
    Auto, petrol and well cared for is the holy grail in this country.
    Brother in law has a '93 2.0 diesel manual version. Absolute pig with the most basic spec ever.. but still a nice car.!
    Brother in law bought his in 2004. It had been owned by an elderly lady from new and had 37,000 genuine miles on the clock. It has never been owned outside of Mayo having been originally purchased new in Tim Hastings, Westport. It now has around 130,000.
    He intends keeping it forever.!:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,425 ✭✭✭tc20


    W123-80's wrote: »
    Brother in law has a '93 2.0 diesel manual version. Absolute pig with the most basic spec ever.. but still a nice car.!
    Brother in law bought his in 2004. It had been owned by an elderly lady from new and had 37,000 genuine miles on the clock. It has never been owned outside of Mayo having been originally purchased new in Tim Hastings, Westport. It now has around 130,000.
    He intends keeping it forever.!:pac:

    Thanks - I intend too, unless another 190 comes along :pac:
    2.0D - now that's a keeper! if I could have held out for a 2.0D auto, I would have, but they're as rare as rocking horse poop. Tax on the 2.5D is just not feasible for me. Slow as a glacier, but at 130miles, your brother in laws car could take 10 times that mileage with a little TLC


  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭Jayo_M


    Bought this on Tuesday.

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    Eunos Cosmo Type E-CCS. Triple Rotor Twin Turbo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭quattro777


    1972 Hillman Hunter GLS restoration.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,381 ✭✭✭mb1725


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    Very high quality resto, well done. I especially like the old black battery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,170 ✭✭✭Top Dog


    Jeez that brings back (faint) memories. The first car belonging to my dad that I actually have a vague recollection of - a cream Hillman Hunter :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,755 ✭✭✭ianobrien


    quattro777 wrote: »
    1972 Hillman Hunter GLS restoration.


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    Is that a Holbay rocker cover and twin Weber's I see? If its a Holbay head or full Holbay engine with them carbs it must move fairly well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭quattro777


    It's a rare Hunter GLS, they came from the factory with the Holbay engine and twin Weber 40's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,755 ✭✭✭ianobrien


    quattro777 wrote: »
    It's a rare Hunter GLS, they came from the factory with the Holbay engine and twin Weber 40's.

    Thanks - That I didn't know. Every day is a school day.

    Love the air filter housing by the way....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭Capri


    Hunter GLS / Rapier H120 - Holbay tuned engines
    To produce an even faster car than the Fastback Rapier, Rootes developed the H120. Based on the Rapier, the H120 had a more powerful version of the 1725 cc engine specially developed by Holbay Racing Engines. It produced 108 bhp (gross) at 5,200 rpm and was fitted with a special cylinder head, high lift camshaft, tuned length four-branch exhaust manifold, special distributor and twin Weber 40DCOE carburetters. To enhance the driving experience, the H120 had a close ratio gearbox, a heavy duty overdrive and a high ratio rear axle.

    To add to its sporty image, the H120 was given wider Rostyle wheels, broad side flashes, polished sill covers, a matt black radiator grille and a new boot lid incorporating a faired-in spoiler. To complete the package, H120 badges appeared on the front wings and in the centre of the grille.

    Maximum speed of the H120 was 106 mph (171 km/h) and it could reach 60 mph (97 km/h) from standstill in 11.1 seconds The H120 was discontinued with the Fastback Rapier in 1976..

    The Avenger Tiger had a different engine but similar mission
    Named to evoke memories of the Sunbeam Tiger, the Avenger Tiger concept began as a publicity exercise. Avenger Super (four-door) cars were modified by the Chrysler Competitions Centre under Des O' Dell and the Tiger model was launched in March 1972. Modifications included the 1500 GT engine with an improved cylinder head with enlarged valves, twin Weber carburetors and a compression ratio of 9.4:1. The engine now developed 92.5 bhp (69 kW) at 6,100 rpm. The suspension was also uprated, whilst brakes, rear axle, and gearbox are directly from the GT.

    A distinctive yellow colour scheme ("Sundance") with a bonnet bulge, rear spoiler and side stripes was standard, set off with "Avenger Tiger" lettering on the rear quarters.

    Road test figures demonstrated a 0–60 mph time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 108 mph (174 km/h). These figures beat the rival Ford Escort Mexico, but fuel consumption was heavy. Even in 1972, the Tiger developed a reputation for its thirst.

    Hunter GLS is the best wolf in granny's clothing tho' :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭KenSwee


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    Got it into my head to start something yesterday I've wanted to do for a while - remove the shabby trim from the sides of my 924.

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    I've always preferred the cleaner look, it's just a matter of painstakingly removing the gunk underneath.

    Does anyone have any pointer on the quickest/best way to get the old, glued rubber off the paintwork? I've had success getting it off it is just taking forever with a combination of wet cloths, fingernails and cuss words.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 568 ✭✭✭kuro2k


    Dades wrote: »

    Does anyone have any pointer on the quickest/best way to get the old, glued rubber off the paintwork? I've had success getting it off it is just taking forever with a combination of wet cloths, fingernails and cuss words.


    I've used a hair dryer in the past, worked great !


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭Hal1


    @Dades:
    Get a 3M stripe off wheel. There is nothing else that works as well as it does. I got mine from amazon, you could get lucky on ebay though.

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    Thanks folks. Will try the hair dryer and have a look for one of those 3M stripe off wheels!
    LIGHTNING wrote: »
    I did the same with my Punto took a while to get the gunk off but it was worth it. Now if I can only get my 924 to run properly :mad:
    Sounds frustrating whatever is going on. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,391 ✭✭✭jozi


    My painter was on about some sort of rubber ball that you put into a drill for removing the gunk, never tried it but if imagine it does the same job as the 3m wheel mentioned above.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,257 ✭✭✭✭Standard Toaster


    Dades wrote: »
    Does anyone have any pointer on the quickest/best way to get the old, glued rubber off the paintwork?

    WD-40 will do the job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,391 ✭✭✭jozi


    Just make sure it's cleaned of really well. Silicone based products are a nightmare for your body repair man, it reacts with the paint and ifs hard to remove.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    Thanks. The bit's I've done so far have come out perfect - with the exception of the front wing I had resprayed twice after two neighbours hit me (:mad:)

    The resprayer obviously just taped off the trim because there's a hard ridge of paint along the area where the top of the trim used to be. Am hoping (somewhat optimistically) that a heavy compound polish might remove this with some elbow grease but open to other suggestions!

    At least it was the same wing done twice so I only have this issue on one side.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,074 ✭✭✭✭Duke O Smiley


    Bump for this thread. This is my newly acquired 1979 Honda Accord 1.6 auto "Hondamatic". My attempt at branching off from BMC stuff and generally to pick up something for the Summer before the prices start to rise...I had a nice 160-odd km trip back home from collecting it and I got to know the ins and outs of it. I think I might have fallen for it. It is utterly fantastic. For a 3 speed auto packing 68 bhp it really goes well and the box is nice and smooth too. Overall she is solid as where it counts. You might notice the little blister on the tip of the bonnet and under the rear driver's side window, I'll address them very soon (this weekend if I can) and otherwise it needs nothing, just driving. I found some old service booklets and bits and bobs that came with it today. The original reg was FRW679T and it was delivered to its original owner on 15-5-79. Sold new by "Frettons" in Coventry. I googled the name and they sell motorbikes in Leamington Spa which according to google maps is close to Coventry so it might be the same crowd. It had only done 28k miles by 1989 so I reckon the 55k on the clocks now is original.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,074 ✭✭✭✭Duke O Smiley


    Some some reg anorak-ness

    Registered within a few days of mine,
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    And the first Dolomire sprints were FRW also
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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,033 ✭✭✭Silvera


    ^^^ Nice Honda Accord. I recall spotting that car parked in Wexford Town about 2 years ago (have a pic on my phone somewhere). The plates are the same as it had back then and I remember thinking at the time how well made and 'age appropriate' they are. Best of luck with it:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,074 ✭✭✭✭Duke O Smiley


    Silvera wrote: »
    ^^^ Nice Honda Accord. I recall spotting that car parked in Wexford Town about 2 years ago (have a pic on my phone somewhere). The plates are the same as it had back then and I remember thinking at the time how well made and 'age appropriate' they are. Best of luck with it:)

    Had to do some searching!

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=77111117
    Honda Accord.
    Weford Town last Sunday.

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    Not the only time it has been spotted too -

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=87407399

    And funnily enough I am 99.9% sure the Merc a few posts under it in the above link belongs to my old Business studies teacher, given the location and ZD plate


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭quattro777


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭Thinkingaboutit


    My car is now rust free thanks to Gerry Cahill, altho the radiator isn't good, it cold at the bottom, hot at the top, and needs water a lot. I suppose it needs reconditioning.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,074 ✭✭✭✭Duke O Smiley


    That's beautiful man


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭Thinkingaboutit


    Thanks man.

    The radiator puts out water via the overflow and a little from a leak when warm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 585 ✭✭✭Justjens


    altho the radiator isn't good, it cold at the bottom, hot at the top, and needs water a lot. I suppose it needs reconditioning.
    Thanks man.

    The radiator puts out water via the overflow and a little from a leak when warm.

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news but your symptoms sound horribly like a blown head gasket, hope I'm wrong, but worth getting it checked out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭Grimreaper666


    Might be just a sticking thermostat though.


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