Wednesday, July 20, 2016

W113: New Life Old Soul, Ch.?? Damnit

Pagoda, somewhat progress. Injection pump is meticulously cleaned, and a nice crack in the housing is found.

If anybody by chance has a junk pump sitting around with a good housing and would like to have it put to good use, it'd be great if you could get in touch with me. It'd be great. Must be a 230SL pump, any numbers/identification has been pictured!

Here's the crack. Went all the way through, just great. 

W210: Daily Diesel Cracked It's Control Arm!

In replacing the AC compressor on the ole E300 daily diesel, I noticed some odd paint cracking off the control arm on the driver's side. One thing led to another and I was looking at a nice hold and 3" long crack around the edge of the control arm where the ball joint knuckle is welded. Because I needed the car somewhat mobile and out of the way, I did a quick flux booger weld to hold things together while an arm was ordered and in my possession. Please don't judge the weld, I literally didn't even prep the metal lol

So with that, take a peek at this hole! Glad I saw it. Just goes to show that relatively frequent check ups on a car can prevent you from costly breakdowns down the road. A new arm and new ball joint was installed with an hour worth of work.

Just got the car aligned and all is well.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday Night Car Show (I forgot the date)

I'll be honest, had these pics on the SD card for a little while and forget when I took em. No matter which way I look at it, every time I go to this monday night car show thing, I need to get myself one of the fresh squeezed lemonades. They're just impossible to pass up.

Oh, hey, an e type Jaaaaaaaggg.