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mpmorris

USA
1314 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  11:49:58  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote

When I purchased 4058 last year, there was another 6.3 in the yard that had been sitting going on 20 years. Got a call yesterday to 'come and get it'. Sunday we'll go down and drag it home. Do not know the vin number but recall that the central California sun had taken its toll. The car is light blue.





mpm







Edited by - mpmorris on 09/19/2017 20:20:25

KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  14:46:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would think light blue would be a fairly rare color for a 6.3? 304 Horizontblau?

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD
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mpmorris

USA
1314 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  15:25:10  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kip -Might be the same color as yours --see the pic in previous post.
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KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  16:40:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It will be interesting to see. You'll know soon enough.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  17:26:04  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Probably just faded from a darker blue. I'm guessing 350

Edited by - mtrei on 09/08/2017 17:28:10
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mpmorris

USA
1314 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2017 :  18:30:14  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Yes, the car is 350 H, vin is 004409, grey interior.



--again, I can't get my brain wrapped around the uploading of pictures.








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Edited by - mpmorris on 09/14/2017 20:28:26
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Martin L

Australia
323 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2017 :  20:28:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't get my head around posting pictures either Micheal, it hinders most members participation and limits contributions to the group.

300SEL 6.3 #6481
560SEL #435064 300HP Full hydro suspension
300SEL M189 #1296
CL55 AMG
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4202 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2017 :  23:30:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The picture you want to upload has to be 180 KB maximum ...
The best is to reduce the picture(s) to around 800x600 pixels.
Store those resized pictures in .jpg format on your harddisk ( for example in a temporary map ) ...

Then you enter the paperclip below the tekstblock in your answer / posting and specify the picture you want to have uploaded.

If the picture is recieved okee a message will tell you so and you can see the codes on the bottom of your posting .....
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paul-NL

Netherlands
4202 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2017 :  23:37:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

about : 304 Horizontblau

I count in my database / registery 26 cars in 304 horizontblue and
2 cars with a top in 304 colour ...

in almost 2600 collected Vin , from which 842 identified with at least one picture ...
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mpmorris

USA
1314 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  10:39:48  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Burned some mid-night oil last night with the car on the rack --oiled the cylinders, cleaned the fuel pump impeller & exersized the armature; replaced the fuel hoses -fuel tank appears usable. Tonight after hours I will replace the brake hoses & exersize the calipers. In the past I have used diesel to clean/flush cooling systems after oil has ventured into the radiator so I think I may install a gallon of diesel into the radiator to clean the radiator core, passages, heater core and as an added benefit, it may soften the seals of the water pump. I'm still on the fence regarding the diesel but can't see how it would hurt for the initial warm-up. I will also fill the fuel filter canister with ATF for the initial fuel injection pump prime then install the filter. I have filled the fuel pump with ATF in a hope that the seals for the electrical studs will soften so they don't leak/spray fuel. It appears the fuel pump was new when the car was parked -although the impeller base seal was hard as a rock.
The licensed plates indicate the car was last on the road in 1997.

mpm
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KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  15:45:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome, Michael! I like that it still has the original hubcaps. I don't know why, but I think these cars look so much more refined with them but will admit I love having 15" bundts on mine. I can't wait to see how this one progresses.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD
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KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  16:11:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by paul-NL


about : 304 Horizontblau

I count in my database / registery 26 cars in 304 horizontblue and
2 cars with a top in 304 colour ...

in almost 2600 collected Vin , from which 842 identified with at least one picture ...




Thanks for the info. MB had some interesting colors in the 60's and 70's, to say the least. I'd still like to have a red 6.3.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD
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AgSilver

USA
225 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  17:26:04  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michael, this really looks to be a great find for you. Classic California, rust-free candidate for restoration.

As for the color, I have always liked the darker colors as it really highlights all that magnificent chrome trim.

Mazel Tov!

Steve (Ag)

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT
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daantjie

Canada
937 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  17:49:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MPM if ever you feel like rescuing a REAL rough 6.3, I know of one here in Vancouver BC. Title apparently missing though, so the juice might not be worth the squeeze. PM me if you would like details.

Cheers

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC

Edited by - daantjie on 09/15/2017 17:50:45
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mpmorris

USA
1314 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  20:26:45  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Gods are on my side.

During lunch we put the plugs back in after flushing the fuel system and engine lubrication. With a pre-prime of the cold start valves & a quart of ATF with 3 gallons of gas, the engine lit off on all eight cylinders immediately, holds a 180f, pegs the oil gauge, and is very smooth and quiet. As a bonus, the current air bags lifted the car; it did sink down after an hour --but still -it raised all by itself -remarkable.

Currently, the water pump does not leak and the thermostat is working (Diesel!)

Tonight I'll get the brakes alive and plan to drive it off the rack

-the goal is to have a list of what the car needs then store it in the basement until its time comes.

mpm
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Ron B

Australia
11561 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2017 :  20:42:42  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would never have thought of putting diesel in a radiator .. Just quiet question, how do you get of it after you drain the coolant system ?
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