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ravenranger

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Hello from Tucson - 1963
« on: January 23, 2021, 04:19:53 PM »
I learned how to drive in my dad's 1963 190 back in the late 70's. My dad ended up giving me that car 30 some years ago when I was young and dumb and not very mechanical. The shifting linkage bushings were bad and the mechanic I took it to ended up, basically, stealing the car from me and I was too naive and poor to get it back. (Long story regarding supposedly unattainable bushings and then, once obtained, very expensive - in hindsight, not. Add to that bogus "storage" fees and the guy kept the car because I suddenly had a bill for way more than I'd been quoted and way more than I could afford. But, I learned a lot from the experience and ended up teaching myself mechanics).

Anyway, I've basically been looking for a 1963 190 for over 30 years because I "lost" my dad's car. Thanks to fb marketplace, a 1963 190D showed up on my feed and.....now I own it!  8)

My dad's was blue and gasoline and mine is green and diesel but, otherwise it's a trip down memory lane! Looking forward to tooling around a bit.


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Re: Hello from Tucson - 1963
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 02:06:41 AM »
Welcome to Fintail.org! I hope you enjoy your 190D. I bought a 200D out of desperation and only planned on being able to putt around town in it because of what I'd heard about how slow they supposedly were. It ended up being a daily commuter and multi-state road trip car that would cruise at 80 MPH for hours on end. It made me fall in love with the W110 chassis diesels. It was a lot of fun to operate. If it hadn't rusted apart, I'd probably still be driving it.
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Re: Hello from Tucson - 1963
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 07:50:31 PM »
welcome RR. We have been a quiet group lately. But only due to a lack of questions and folks sharing pictures of their rides while we wait for the world getting to a point that looks a bit like normal.  There are lots of armchair mechanics here. We look forward to seeing what you've got.

With warm regards,

-CTH