Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Washington Gas uses call centers based in Manila, or somewqhere in the
Phillippines...  The girls and guys spoke good English and were unflappable.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 No old cars here, or at least not any in Makati City. This place is like
 Wall street strung across a city of 500,000 people. The area I'm in has a
 ton of call centers so theres a lot of people around at all hours of the
 night and many restaurants are 24 hours, we had lunch at 2am.
 -Curt
   From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
  To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net
  Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:27 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

 Bring me one back from Flip.  The rest of the world must be full of old
 4 speeds.

 --R


 On 6/15/15 7:21 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
  I meant you'd want the 4spd, pedals and such from the 240D, the engine
 from your wagon and the good wagon for a body.
  Its 7:30am in Manila, I'm just about to go get breakfast and go to bed,
 if I don't make perfect sense you know why. Actually I might go hang out at
 the pool for a little while too, the housekeeping staff hates that I sleep
 all day and they can't make up the room.
  -Curt
 From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
   To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net
   Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:15 PM
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
 
  What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest
  performing car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?
 
  --R
 
 
 
  On 6/15/15 6:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
  You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons
 into one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
  -Curt
 
   From: Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
  Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com
 Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
 
  I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a
  Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said
  it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
  transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
  old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?
 
  https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html
 
  It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but
 
  --R
  It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
  transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4
  speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required
  fabrication and a lot of modifications.
 
 
  gofer it
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
But then you'd still have a poky wagon.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a Lowes
 last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said it was in
 decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should transplant my NA TD
 engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my old one, only be out a
 coupla hunnad?

 https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

 It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

 --R



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Stately.  Adequate.  Genteel.

--R



On 6/15/15 2:49 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:

But then you'd still have a poky wagon.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at
a Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on.
Said it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

--R



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a 
Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said 
it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should 
transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my 
old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?


https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

--R


It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I 
transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4 
speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required 
fabrication and a lot of modifications.



gofer it

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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
You need to sell your poky wagon and buy a rusty turbo wagon and swap out
the good engine (or drive train) into the rust free chassis with the fried
engine.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a Lowes
 last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said it was in
 decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should transplant my NA TD
 engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my old one, only be out a
 coupla hunnad?

 https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

 It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

 --R


 It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
 transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4 speed, in
 place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required fabrication and a lot
 of modifications.


 gofer it

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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons into 
one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
-Curt

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Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com 
 Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
   
I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a 
Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said 
it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should 
transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my 
old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

--R

It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I 
transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4 
speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required 
fabrication and a lot of modifications.


gofer it



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest 
performing car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?


--R



On 6/15/15 6:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons into 
one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
-Curt

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  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com
  Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD


I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a
Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said
it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

--R

It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4
speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required
fabrication and a lot of modifications.


gofer it



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think that's what he meant - keep the 4 speed from the 240D to mate with
the 617 engine of your choice.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest performing
 car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?

 --R



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I meant you'd want the 4spd, pedals and such from the 240D, the engine from 
your wagon and the good wagon for a body.
Its 7:30am in Manila, I'm just about to go get breakfast and go to bed, if I 
don't make perfect sense you know why. Actually I might go hang out at the pool 
for a little while too, the housekeeping staff hates that I sleep all day and 
they can't make up the room.
-Curt
  From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:15 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
   
What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest 
performing car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?

--R



On 6/15/15 6:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
 You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons into 
 one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
 -Curt

        From: Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
  To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com
  Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
    
 I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a
 Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said
 it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
 transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
 old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

 https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

 It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

 --R
 It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
 transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4
 speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required
 fabrication and a lot of modifications.


 gofer it



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Bring me one back from Flip.  The rest of the world must be full of old 
4 speeds.


--R


On 6/15/15 7:21 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

I meant you'd want the 4spd, pedals and such from the 240D, the engine from 
your wagon and the good wagon for a body.
Its 7:30am in Manila, I'm just about to go get breakfast and go to bed, if I 
don't make perfect sense you know why. Actually I might go hang out at the pool 
for a little while too, the housekeeping staff hates that I sleep all day and 
they can't make up the room.
-Curt
   From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
  To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net
  Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:15 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest

performing car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?

--R



On 6/15/15 6:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons into 
one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
-Curt

 From: Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
   To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com
   Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
   Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
 

I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a
Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said
it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

--R

It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4
speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required
fabrication and a lot of modifications.


gofer it



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Re: [MBZ] cheap TD

2015-06-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
No old cars here, or at least not any in Makati City. This place is like Wall 
street strung across a city of 500,000 people. The area I'm in has a ton of 
call centers so theres a lot of people around at all hours of the night and 
many restaurants are 24 hours, we had lunch at 2am.
-Curt
  From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:27 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
   
Bring me one back from Flip.  The rest of the world must be full of old 
4 speeds.

--R


On 6/15/15 7:21 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
 I meant you'd want the 4spd, pedals and such from the 240D, the engine from 
 your wagon and the good wagon for a body.
 Its 7:30am in Manila, I'm just about to go get breakfast and go to bed, if I 
 don't make perfect sense you know why. Actually I might go hang out at the 
 pool for a little while too, the housekeeping staff hates that I sleep all 
 day and they can't make up the room.
 -Curt
        From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
  To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net
  Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 7:15 PM
  Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
    
 What about a 300D 4sp combo -- the NA 300TD is not the highest
 performing car, a 240 would be wayy less peppy, no?

 --R



 On 6/15/15 6:13 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
 You'd do best to find a rusty 240D with a 4spd and combine the 2 wagons into 
 one with a 4spd, that'd be pretty nifty.
 -Curt

          From: Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
    To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Cc: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com
    Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 3:07 PM
    Subject: Re: [MBZ] cheap TD
      
 I think this might be the car that belongs to a guy I ran into at a
 Lowes last winter who said he had one the engine had seized on. Said
 it was in decent shape other than that.  Wonder if I should
 transplant my NA TD engine into it and have a nice wagon, scrap my
 old one, only be out a coupla hunnad?

 https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/5073060106.html

 It's not like a need another project or car sitting around, but

 --R
 It only takes a weekend if you have all the parts. #1 son and I
 transplanted  an OM616 auto into the 110 4 speed, and kept it a 4
 speed, in place of the OM621 in a long weekend.  That required
 fabrication and a lot of modifications.


 gofer it



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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-24 Thread andrew strasfogel
I would never buy anything from someone who shortens the perfectly
good probably with the execrable prolly.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:
 WILTON wrote:

 NEW tranny?  So, how does that work out - the car is a gift, or is he
 paying somebody to take it?
 In effect, 'sounds like paying somebody to take it?


 Good point. More than $1500 worth of work currently being done on it, with a
 $1500 price tag?

 Maybe he's just mathematically challenged.

 Odometer reads 104xxx k mi which is probably 204xxx?
 If the odometer reads to six digits, why does he think it rolled over once
 at 100k? (more likely, it quit working at some point in its life and mileage
 is entirely unknown, but it'd be rare to lose 100k that way)

 Mitch.


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-24 Thread WILTON

How 'bout probly?;)

Wilton

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I would never buy anything from someone who shortens the perfectly
good probably with the execrable prolly.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:

WILTON wrote:


NEW tranny?  So, how does that work out - the car is a gift, or is he
paying somebody to take it?
In effect, 'sounds like paying somebody to take it?



Good point. More than $1500 worth of work currently being done on it, 
with a

$1500 price tag?

Maybe he's just mathematically challenged.

Odometer reads 104xxx k mi which is probably 204xxx?
If the odometer reads to six digits, why does he think it rolled over 
once
at 100k? (more likely, it quit working at some point in its life and 
mileage

is entirely unknown, but it'd be rare to lose 100k that way)

Mitch.


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-24 Thread Mitch Haley

WILTON wrote:

How 'bout probly?;)


Ever hear parbably when you were in Michigan?

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-24 Thread Michael Canfield
Probly not.

Mike
On Oct 24, 2012 4:05 PM, WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com wrote:

 How 'bout probly?;)

 Wilton

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  I would never buy anything from someone who shortens the perfectly
 good probably with the execrable prolly.

 On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Mitch Haley m...@voyager.net wrote:

 WILTON wrote:


 NEW tranny?  So, how does that work out - the car is a gift, or is he
 paying somebody to take it?
 In effect, 'sounds like paying somebody to take it?



 Good point. More than $1500 worth of work currently being done on it,
 with a
 $1500 price tag?

 Maybe he's just mathematically challenged.

 Odometer reads 104xxx k mi which is probably 204xxx?
 If the odometer reads to six digits, why does he think it rolled over
 once
 at 100k? (more likely, it quit working at some point in its life and
 mileage
 is entirely unknown, but it'd be rare to lose 100k that way)

 Mitch.


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-24 Thread WILTON

'Think I did; 'can't be sure.

Wilton

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WILTON wrote:

How 'bout probly?;)


Ever hear parbably when you were in Michigan?

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-23 Thread WILTON
NEW tranny?  So, how does that work out - the car is a gift, or is he 
paying somebody to take it?

In effect, 'sounds like paying somebody to take it?

Wilton

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http://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/3349763399.html

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD?

2012-10-23 Thread Mitch Haley

WILTON wrote:
NEW tranny?  So, how does that work out - the car is a gift, or is he 
paying somebody to take it?

In effect, 'sounds like paying somebody to take it?


Good point. More than $1500 worth of work currently being done on it, with a 
$1500 price tag?


Maybe he's just mathematically challenged.

Odometer reads 104xxx k mi which is probably 204xxx?
If the odometer reads to six digits, why does he think it rolled over once at 
100k? (more likely, it quit working at some point in its life and mileage is 
entirely unknown, but it'd be rare to lose 100k that way)


Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Luther
Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


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'82 300CD (166 kmi)
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Quoting Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

 Don't see many wagons this cheap. 



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Luther
Actually, I think Kaleb is jealous of my Dad.. 

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 Please repeat after me... 

 There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

  There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

   There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes



 Unless you are Kaleb, the king of Cheap Mercedes. 

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 Redondo Beach=salt air=rust. 

 On 10/16/07, Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Don't see many wagons this cheap. 



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Mitch Haley


Luther wrote:
 
 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)

Cheaper than $2500?
He mentioned two yesterday:
Well its non turbo.  There is a non turbo for sale here for 1k, a 81 turbo 
wagon with new paint for $1200

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin, work
Why yes I have.

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 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)
 
 
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 '87 300SDL (272,xxx mi) head case
 '85 Ford F250 6.9 diesel (x58,xxx mi) BioBeast
 '82 300CD (166 kmi)
 '82 300D  (74 kmi) getting donor engine-sold
 '85 300D (280,176) parts car sans engine
 
 
 
 Quoting Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
 
 Don't see many wagons this cheap. 



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



 Bob R. 

 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin, work
I have seen an 85 for $600, which somebody else bought.  Of course nothing 
gets as cheap as the 2 free wagons I got a few years ago.

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 Luther wrote:

 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)

 Cheaper than $2500?
 He mentioned two yesterday:
 Well its non turbo.  There is a non turbo for sale here for 1k, a 81 
 turbo
 wagon with new paint for $1200

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Redghost
I am not learning what needs to be screwed down to make the vibration  
stop.  Went under Gump and did the transmission mount as well as the  
front hold down.  No impact.

Will have to grasshopper on the car some more before I do more stupid  
wrench tricks, like redo the whole front end.

clay

On 16 Oct 2007, at 22:53, Jim Cathey wrote:

 It is also how Grasshopper spends nights alone in the shed since
 SWMBA does not take kindly to idiot husband breaking that stupid ugly
 old car.

 Grasshopper learn _many_ things!

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Luther
Tell me about the mechanical condition of your free wagons.  Did they come with 
complete service records??

Luther

On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:30:53 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin, work [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
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 I have seen an 85 for $600, which somebody else bought.  Of course nothing
 gets as cheap as the 2 free wagons I got a few years ago.

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 Luther wrote:

 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)





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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin, work
Yes, they did.  Drove them all the way across the country too to get them 
back.

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 Tell me about the mechanical condition of your free wagons.  Did they come 
 with complete service records??

 Luther

 On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 08:30:53 -0500, Kaleb C. Striplin, work 
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I have seen an 85 for $600, which somebody else bought.  Of course 
 nothing
 gets as cheap as the 2 free wagons I got a few years ago.

 ---
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 730 FSBO Supervisor

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 Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:00 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL




 Luther wrote:

 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)





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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Curt Raymond

I bought my '81 300TD for $300 and sold it for $200.
Put probably $1500 into it in the year I owned it. Piece o' crap.

-Curt

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:35:34 -0500
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Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Peter Frederick
Yeah, you gotta watch 

Peter

On Oct 17, 2007, at 7:12 PM, Curt Raymond wrote:


 I bought my '81 300TD for $300 and sold it for $200.
 Put probably $1500 into it in the year I owned it. Piece o' crap.

 -Curt

 Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:35:34 -0500
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 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Hendrik Fay
Ahh yes the old buy a car for 300 and expect it to be flawless routine.
You got to consider that the 1500 you put into it, is what the average 
car loses in depreciation per year.

Curt Raymond wrote:
 I bought my '81 300TD for $300 and sold it for $200.
 Put probably $1500 into it in the year I owned it. Piece o' crap.

 -Curt

 Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:35:34 -0500
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 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


   

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Trampas
Nothing more expensive than a cheap Mercedes... 

Speaking of which I still have a 1985 300SD I am looking to get rid of, has
over 300k miles, still runs but looks its age. I also have a 500SEL with a
OM617 in it, runs and move still needs everything hooked up like AC. I am in
the Raleigh NC area if someone is interested. My wife wants both of them
gone...

Trampas

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Ahh yes the old buy a car for 300 and expect it to be flawless routine.
You got to consider that the 1500 you put into it, is what the average 
car loses in depreciation per year.

Curt Raymond wrote:
 I bought my '81 300TD for $300 and sold it for $200.
 Put probably $1500 into it in the year I owned it. Piece o' crap.

 -Curt

 Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:35:34 -0500
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 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


   

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-17 Thread Curt Raymond

It was my first MB and before I'd ever gotten on this list. If I'd checked it 
over real carefully knowing what I know now I'd never have bought it.

In fact if I'd done a prepurchase on either of the other two MBs I've owned 
(both bought on eBay) I wouldn't have bought either. Would have missed out on 
some adventures though...

-Curt

Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:11:46 -0500
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Yeah, you gotta watch 

Peter

On Oct 17, 2007, at 7:12 PM, Curt Raymond wrote:


 I bought my '81 300TD for $300 and sold it for $200.
 Put probably $1500 into it in the year I owned it. Piece o' crap.

 -Curt

 Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:35:34 -0500
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 Kaleb, ever seen one cheaper?? :)


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 '87 300SDL (272,xxx mi) head case
 '85 Ford F250 6.9 diesel (x58,xxx mi) BioBeast
 '82 300CD (166 kmi)
 '82 300D  (74 kmi) getting donor engine-sold
 '85 300D (280,176) parts car sans engine

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Allan Streib

No air, no cruise, banged up, mileage unknown.  I'd say it's a little
on the high side.

Allan

Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Don't see many wagons this cheap.

 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html

 Waddya think?

 Bob R. 

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin, work
Well its non turbo.  There is a non turbo for sale here for 1k, a 81 turbo 
wagon with new paint for $1200

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 Don't see many wagons this cheap.



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



 Bob R.

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread ernest breakfield
and judging by the guard behind the rear seat, likely 'doggified'...


cheers!
e


Allan Streib wrote:
 No air, no cruise, banged up, mileage unknown.  I'd say it's a little
 on the high side.

 Allan

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 Don't see many wagons this cheap.

 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html

 Waddya think?

 Bob R. 
 

   
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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Robert Rentfro
True, true...

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No air, no cruise, banged up, mileage unknown.  I'd say it's a little
on the high side.

Allan

Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Don't see many wagons this cheap.

 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html

 Waddya think?

 Bob R. 

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread John Freer
Redondo Beach=salt air=rust.

On 10/16/07, Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Don't see many wagons this cheap.



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Tom Hargrave
Please repeat after me...

There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

 There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

  There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes



Unless you are Kaleb, the king of Cheap Mercedes.

Tom
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Redondo Beach=salt air=rust.

On 10/16/07, Robert Rentfro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Don't see many wagons this cheap.



 http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/car/447526976.html



 Waddya think?



 Bob R.

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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Kevin Kraly
There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

This is true.  My $1300 1983 300SD is now $2800 after $200 worth of seats 
and $1300 for the suspension, turbo and other misc repairs.  I still have 
the AC compressor, vac lock pump and external water leaks to fix yet which 
will add a few more hundred$s.  Once all is sorted out, it will set me back 
$4K or so.  I do wish I had found a lower mileage example although this one 
is a solid car.

Kevin in Hillsboro, OR
1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula 


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Tom Hargrave
You got it.

I've mentioned this to the group seveal times but I will again. I've
owned 17 Mercedes to date  the cheapest ones overall have been the ones
that I paid too much for up front.

And the reason? Everything worked  was in good shape in every over
priced Mercedes I bought. And every cheap Mercedes I bought cost me a
minimum of $2,000 in parts (each) the first year. I'm not saying that
nothing broke on the more expensive ones, only that there was much less
wrong with then when I bought them.

It doesn't help that I drive about 50,000 miles / year.

Tom
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From: Kevin Kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 10/16/07 04:13 PM
To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL
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There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

This is true.  My $1300 1983 300SD is now $2800 after $200 worth of
seats 
and $1300 for the suspension, turbo and other misc repairs.  I still
have 
the AC compressor, vac lock pump and external water leaks to fix yet
which 
will add a few more hundred$s.  Once all is sorted out, it will set me
back 
$4K or so.  I do wish I had found a lower mileage example although this
one 
is a solid car.

Kevin in Hillsboro, OR
1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula 


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Kevin Kraly
Nothing is worse for these cars than deferred maintenance.  They will hit 
you for double what the repair would have cost if it wasn't let go.  For 
example, if the AC compressor on my SD was replaced when it seized, it would 
have cost little more than the compressor itself to straighten things out. 
Now that moisture has entered the system, it will cost way more to fix plus 
the cost of the compressor.  At least I bought the car cheaply enough that I 
can afford to put the investment in it to make it right.  It would have been 
nice to buy one that was perfect, but it would have cost me $4K at least, 
and I didn't have it at the time.

Kevin in Hillsboro, OR
1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula 


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread EDWARD DENNIS
Hi,
  300sd 1982 AZ. car purchased in Chicago for $1700. as a second owner 117,000 
miles Maco 5 year old white with a nice black interior. Tires shot. Exhaust 
hanging off.
  I found an In. phone bill in the glove box.
 2 motor mounts, right side lower arm strut rod bushing rebuild, 4 nice 
wheels and Pep-boys tires 90% good, heater control used, rebuild kit for vacuum 
pump,2 feet of vacuum hose,complete exhaust system flange back including 
muffler,air cleaner and 3 mounts,fuel filter,oil filter, oil change, trans 
filter, fluid change, B2 piston change,water pump and 4 belts, and charge the 
a/c.
  Still hot weather problems in stop and go traffic: vacuum and B2 
issues??
  No Cruise control. Rust repair blisters under side moldings, Trunk leaks 
water. The fuel gauge always reads 3/4 or full when full. The turbo drain tube 
leaks at the pan.
   I have 120k on the car now. Purchased in June 2007. I have spent 20 
hours on boards in one week to put the vacuum right. I also learn about the 
wrong seals in the rebuild kit and used the old seals in the vacuum pump.
   Will a longer B2 piston dog-bone help on hot days? Where to buy one? 
B1??
   
  Ed in Chicago   $1700 + $1000 out of pocket so far. Drives great! 50 
hours maybe??
  

Kevin Kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

This is true. My $1300 1983 300SD is now $2800 after $200 worth of seats 
and $1300 for the suspension, turbo and other misc repairs. I still have 
the AC compressor, vac lock pump and external water leaks to fix yet which 
will add a few more hundred$s. Once all is sorted out, it will set me back 
$4K or so. I do wish I had found a lower mileage example although this one 
is a solid car.

Kevin in Hillsboro, OR
1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula 


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Kevin Kraly
It sounds like we're about even.  They will both be $3500-$4K cars when 
completely done (are they ever actually done, NO!).  If they never needed to 
be worked on, we wouldn't have this wonderful list.

Kevin in Hillsboro, ORR
1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula 


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Redghost
I suspect that Gump is the exception, much as the frankenheap is.   
Low initial buy in, ran her for a year with only fluid changes.  She  
started to cost money when I decided to wrench on her myself,  
breaking things in the process that required professional defornication.

clay

On 16 Oct 2007, at 14:26, Tom Hargrave wrote:

 You got it.

 I've mentioned this to the group seveal times but I will again. I've
 owned 17 Mercedes to date  the cheapest ones overall have been the  
 ones
 that I paid too much for up front.

 And the reason? Everything worked  was in good shape in every over
 priced Mercedes I bought. And every cheap Mercedes I bought cost me a
 minimum of $2,000 in parts (each) the first year. I'm not saying that
 nothing broke on the more expensive ones, only that there was much  
 less
 wrong with then when I bought them.

 It doesn't help that I drive about 50,000 miles / year.

 Tom
 www.kegkits.com

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 From: Kevin Kraly [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Sent: 10/16/07 04:13 PM
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL
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 There is no such thing as a cheap Mercedes

 This is true.  My $1300 1983 300SD is now $2800 after $200 worth of
 seats
 and $1300 for the suspension, turbo and other misc repairs.  I still
 have
 the AC compressor, vac lock pump and external water leaks to fix yet
 which
 will add a few more hundred$s.  Once all is sorted out, it will set me
 back
 $4K or so.  I do wish I had found a lower mileage example although  
 this
 one
 is a solid car.

 Kevin in Hillsboro, OR
 1983 300SD 267Kmi, Ursula


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Jim Cathey
 I suspect that Gump is the exception, much as the frankenheap is.

And this SL.  I'm into it about $50 so far.  But a lot of time,
most of it actually somewhat optional.  If you don't mind driving
a heap.

 Low initial buy in, ran her for a year with only fluid changes.  She
 started to cost money when I decided to wrench on her myself,
 breaking things in the process that required professional 
 defornication.

But that is how Grasshopper learns.

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Redghost

On 16 Oct 2007, at 20:51, Jim Cathey wrote:

 I suspect that Gump is the exception, much as the frankenheap is.

 And this SL.  I'm into it about $50 so far.  But a lot of time,
 most of it actually somewhat optional.  If you don't mind driving
 a heap.

 Low initial buy in, ran her for a year with only fluid changes.  She
 started to cost money when I decided to wrench on her myself,
 breaking things in the process that required professional
 defornication.

 But that is how Grasshopper learns.

It is also how Grasshopper spends nights alone in the shed since  
SWMBA does not take kindly to idiot husband breaking that stupid ugly  
old car.




--
Clay
Seattle Bioburner

1972 220D - Gump
1995 E300D - Cleo
1987 300SDL - POS - DOA
The FSM would drive a Diesel Benz


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Re: [MBZ] Cheap TD in LA CL

2007-10-16 Thread Jim Cathey
 It is also how Grasshopper spends nights alone in the shed since
 SWMBA does not take kindly to idiot husband breaking that stupid ugly
 old car.

Grasshopper learn _many_ things!

-- Jim


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