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220Sb project fail
« on: April 01, 2020, 05:50:10 PM »
Purchased a barn find 65 220S w/4 spd (column) on a whim. Why? My love of all things Mercedes with a stick shift and also that my first Mercedes was a 300SE (no stick) that also was towed home. It's rusty but mostly complete. I just wanted to get it running for a weekend driver. no rust repair, no restoration, just power wash everything, fix/repair what's needed and enjoy. My major error was not checking if the engine was free. A week of soaking pistons with Kriol and an 8 ft breaker bar got maybe 1/8 turn movement. As the bar was getting close to the fender, repositioned it and continued. That's when the bolts securing the bar to the crankshaft damper failed and the whole thing was declared a parts car. I considered another engine but the amount of time and effort is well beyond what I want to do with this one. Anyone need a manual trans conversion, glass/trim, trinkets? Prices will be below ebay. Aim is to recycle whatever can be then its gone.   
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Re: 220Sb project fail
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 12:37:00 AM »
Hanno, where are you located?
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Re: 220Sb project fail
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 02:10:06 PM »
Someone in Europe would probably buy the whole car. It looks better than most. I couldn't believe how much people were wanting for total junk when I was searching for one.
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Re: 220Sb project fail
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 05:13:17 PM »
It looks good from 15 ft but most body panels have small rust hole somewhere. Add to that the floor rust I was willing to overlook just to have a bit of weekend fun. Where are the scammers? Where is the email asking "is the article still available?" I need one to send a deposit. ;D
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79 6.9 (sold after 27 years)
94 E320 (5 spd stick conversion)
83 280SL Euro (5 spd stick)
05 E500 Wagon

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Re: 220Sb project fail
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 02:58:25 PM »
Where are the scammers? Where is the email asking "is the article still available?" I need one to send a deposit. ;D

I decline their membership before they even get on this site. I receive at least 10 pages of new member requests every single day, almost all from Russian email addresses that are obviously fake. The number of them is unbelievable.
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Re: 220Sb project fail
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 06:24:48 PM »
Squiggle Dog, appreciate your work on keeping this site on track without the distractions and annoyances.

The car is in Middletown, Delaware. To those who suggested it, I'm not really interested in swapping the engine, I have enough other projects to work on. The good... the breaker bar was undamaged🙂. Bad is that the pulley casting tube that fits inside the damper is damaged but still would work as a pulley. Ideally replacing the pulley casting with a piece of solid round bar with the three holes would probably provide enough support to the bolts to again attack with breaker bar. Estimate that 8 ft bar with me hanging on the end applied over 1000 lb-ft or torque and I'm not interested in dealing with an engine whose bottom end (valve train is free) is so well "stuck", even if were to become "unstuck" . If it were a W112 or a coupe, maybe. I've started to part it. Gone are seats, tailights, headlights, turnsignals, dash vents and ignition switch. If anyone is interested in other parts (pictures upon request), please let me know.
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65 220S, parts available
79 6.9 (sold after 27 years)
94 E320 (5 spd stick conversion)
83 280SL Euro (5 spd stick)
05 E500 Wagon