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


    Very nice!

    Every time I see someone posting about a 107 I hope it's the one I sold nearly 6 years ago, and haven't seen since. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭tc20


    Dades wrote: »
    Very nice!

    Every time I see someone posting about a 107 I hope it's the one I sold nearly 6 years ago, and haven't seen since. :o

    what model / colour did you have Dades? and was it the SL or SLC?


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


    tc20 wrote: »
    what model / colour did you have Dades? and was it the SL or SLC?
    Was a 1972 350SL, that had the 450 engine from the saloon installed. Blue, with blue MB-Tex interior. Went like a train.

    EDIT: Here's my ad from 2009. Saw it recently and nostalgia took over me!
    http://www.adverts.ie/car/cars/other-cars/1972-mercedes-350sl-reliable-classic-48-tax-motoring/140223


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭tc20


    ^ cheers Dades, nice motor, especially with the 450 engine. Striking colour on a 107, I'd remember that if I'd seen it :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭tc20


    Inspired somewhat by Dades post of his previous SL, I managed to find some 'for sale' pics of my W114. It was my first foray into classic ownership, and as they say, you never forget your first ;)
    This was my daily driver for a couple of years, and I still hanker after another sorted W114. this was originally Swedish, unknown mileage. The body was decent, but the motor had seen better days. Still, she was a comfy, (mostly) reliable barge.
    For some reason the pics only shows as thumbs, I cant seem to improve on this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭tc20


    after I sold the W114, I moved up the years and got a W123, few pics here..


  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭jerryg


    TC 20 How would you rate your 123 vs 114 was it more reliable?
    The 123 is a heavier car.I had a 114 and when it went well it was lovely but suffered badly from tin-worm
    I put an electronic ignition in it and it ran really with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭tc20


    jerryg wrote: »
    TC 20 How would you rate your 123 vs 114 was it more reliable?
    The 123 is a heavier car.I had a 114 and when it went well it was lovely but suffered badly from tin-worm
    I put an electronic ignition in it and it ran really with it.

    Hi Jerry, the 123 was infinitely more reliable, but it was a cosseted example.
    It was originally a company car for an executive for a chemical company in England. It became part of his retirement package, and then had another owner for about a year in the UK before I bought it. It came with every receipt and MOT report from day one. I had it for about 4 or 5 years and kept it in similar fashion, running it as a daily driver. I sold it back to the dealer I bought it from. It could shift when you put the foot down, and I wished I could have held onto it, but it was getting to a stage where it was drinking more than I was :) so I had to move it on.
    The W114 was a different kettle of fish, as it came with no history whatsoever. It had a 5 digit clock in km, so lord knows what the mileage was. On the whole it was reliable enough, but I put a fair bit of money into it. The carbs (twin zeniths) were a bit of a headache though. It didn't have power steering, but once above parking speeds, it was a doddle to manoeuvre. For a near forty year old car it had disc brakes all round, rear child locks and a lovely, if spartan, interior. It was the first gen, so had the fly windows which were a cool touch.
    I drive a W201 now as my daily.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,736 ✭✭✭Diabhalta


    Bought this as a daily...

    ...because life is too short to drive boring cars

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,763 ✭✭✭Muckie


    Liking the steel wheels, goes with the whole look.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,736 ✭✭✭Diabhalta


    Muckie wrote: »
    Liking the steel wheels, goes with the whole look.

    It looks good but that's pretty much it. The tyres are rubbing off the wheel arches sometimes.

    So I got rid of them and replaced them:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,033 ✭✭✭Silvera


    ^^^ Much nicer (more appropriate) wheels!

    (I see you have the Aldi socket set too....great little set...bargain at €19.99!)


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


    That looked like a friends car until I saw the engine. You should get yourself onto e30 owners


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 5,069 Mod ✭✭✭✭kadman


    ]Back to restoring this as my daily driver, mainly because I couldn,t get anyone foolish or brave enough to tackle it:D

    Except me. I basically couldn,t give it away.:eek:

    I will probably end up with eyes like a baby owl when all the welding is done.:p

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭Max Headroom


    kadman wrote: »
    ]Back to restoring this as my daily driver, mainly because I couldn,t get anyone foolish or brave enough to tackle it:D

    Except me. I basically couldn,t give it away.:eek:

    I will probably end up with eyes like a baby owl when all the welding is done.:p

    DSC_0115_1.jpg

    Lovely car mate...nice to see something different being saved to the usual barges on here...;)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 282 ✭✭Caddyman


    A few photos of my own machines;

    Restored 1985 Suzuki SJ410 4 seater passenger jeep on her original Cavan Plates.

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    A recently acquired '87 VW Golf GTI Cabrio (Which I just spent money on and am going to sell shortly!)

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    The longest I ever had a car, my 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow ll in the very rare colour combo of Highland Green over Onyx Gold.

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    My Dodge US Army 4x4 pick-up (Sold it a few months ago, it was a blast, some noise from her!)

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    Off topic but I had to include my Harley Ultra Classic (See Classic is actually in the name!)

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    The latest addition to my wee collection and one which I hope to have at lots of shows this year is my 1977 Pontiac Trans Am in Buccaneer Red. Its currently just getting ready to leave Miami so it should be here inside the next 4 to 5 weeks!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,504 ✭✭✭SpitfireIV


    :o

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 282 ✭✭Caddyman


    :o

    Can't beat a Spitfire :)


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,104 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    I dunno, sometimes these guys got lucky…

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    *gets coat*:o:D


    I have to say that the Triumph Spitfire was one of the first cars I ever saw as a kid that made me go all gooey inside. I thought they were the coolest thing ever. Still love them. One of my uncles had an E Type Jag and I still thought the Spit was cooler. The innocence of youth. :D

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 282 ✭✭Caddyman


    Wibbs wrote: »
    I dunno, sometimes these guys got lucky…

    [IMG][/IMG]

    *gets coat*:o:D


    I have to say that the Triumph Spitfire was one of the first cars I ever saw as a kid that made me go all gooey inside. I thought they were the coolest thing ever. Still love them. One of my uncles had an E Type Jag and I still thought the Spit was cooler. The innocence of youth. :D

    That photo looks like an ad for toothpaste :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭Lurching


    This particular issue made for a weekend of headaches.
    Took it out of storage on Friday for the first time since Xmas and the front left caliper locked up within 5km. Rebuilt caliper, drove another few km, and both of the front calipers started to stick. Still not sorted.

    IMG_5802_zpsubavzwvw.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,105 ✭✭✭hi5


    Check the flexible hoses have not collapsed inside.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭White Clover


    Is there a servo in them? Happened in a 91 Corolla that I owned previously.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭Zoo4m8


    That's a bugger..happened with one of mine last year, rebuilt calipers and goodridge hoses sorted it, no probs when I took it out this year.

    Incidentally , don't like BMWs but that's a beaut..:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭Lurching


    Cheers folks. The whole braking system was rebuilt within the last 4 years with new lines just about everywhere. May be worth looking more in to that though to ensure they are all still ok.

    Here's a photo from two years ago when I bought it in Melbourne.
    Photo25-04-2014174347_zps1e92e1c6.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,917 ✭✭✭✭Toyotafanboi


    Looks like you broke down very close to my house :) lovely car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,555 ✭✭✭✭Marlow


    2 of mine:

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    The Defender is an original irish reg February 1985. It was completely rebuild from scratch 4 years ago. Chassis, rear tub, bulkhead etc. are all original, but the cab and some body parts have been replaced with later TD5 equivalents and it's running a Mazda SL35ti engine these days. It would have been "born" with a 200TDi.

    The Volvo TGB111AMT (or C303 in the civilian version) is apart from the body roll-cage and the camper interior completely original and build 1975.

    /M


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,239 ✭✭✭Lurching


    That Volvo is unusual. Great camper i'd say. Have you more photos?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,555 ✭✭✭✭Marlow


    Lurching wrote: »
    That Volvo is unusual. Great camper i'd say. Have you more photos?

    Not a lot space inside. Just space for a double bed and a bit of storage. My Mk1 VW LT40 4x4 has a lot more space.

    That being said, the Volvo is the only one registered in the Republic, that we know of. They weren't common here at all, as the british military favoured the 101 Forward Control Land Rover, which is the same era.

    Bit silly really, because overall the Volvo is the better package. Portal axles and diff lockers on t-case and both axles, plus could be got in a LWB 6x6 version.

    /M


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭Seweryn


    My rather rare one...

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