Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mercedes 300cd 1978

Got the new wheels back to LA yesterday. We had a major scare on the way out of San Diego. Car started to smoke and I pulled over...opened the hood.... and....Flames!
Yikes! Wilton had some water in his car and put out the mini fire. Seems some of the old "heat" insulation from the underside of the hood fell off and combusted on the manifold.
I peeled the rest of the stuff off and made it home with no more problems.
The engine is strong with alot of new parts (including transmission), the inside will be a gut job to be done while I'm back east this spring.

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