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Offline twigren

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First time out of the garage, in 25 years...
« on: June 03, 2019, 03:47:58 PM »
Dear friends,

After a very long time of garage work, my car is finaly ready for the Swedish roads.
Have been struggeling with engine issues the past time (carburator, distributor, ignition and fuelpump...) but finally the engine now runs smootly.
I think, at least the engine is close to the condition once it was leaving the factory :-)
The car itself is renovated over time as as for many of your own cars, been down to pieces and back.

Will keep you posted with more photos and materials, but as for now I send you the first picture when she was outside a garage with the engine spinning! (for 25 years...). A very nice day and milestone after many many many hours ( I have stopped counting..) of restauration work.

Thanks to all of you, for all your help, support and answers to all my questions I´ve posted over time!!

/Thomas



Thomas Wigren
Mercedes-Benz 170S, 1951

Offline twigren

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Re: First time out of the garage, in 25 years...
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 03:54:05 PM »
...have to add:

- Yes, I am in the process of renovating the missing wheel hubs.
- Yes, I am still looking for a set of external horns (6 volt). Would fit perfectly in the mid front section.
- Yes, I will polish the car, to a shining star :-)
Thomas Wigren
Mercedes-Benz 170S, 1951

Offline Charles Adamson

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Re: First time out of the garage, in 25 years...
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 12:27:04 AM »
Your car looks very good.

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: First time out of the garage, in 25 years...
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 07:42:11 PM »
Very nice! 
Looking forward to seeing more photos and updates.
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
1952 - 220 Cabriolet B

Offline yan2947

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Re: First time out of the garage, in 25 years...
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 05:51:17 AM »
Congrats!
1952 220 Sedan W187
1989 911 LS1