Hello from Busselton, West Australia.

TigerDFT

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3
Location
Busselton West Australia
Car
S 124 280
Hi all,

I've been a car fanatic since the 1960's!

Currently I have my first ever Peugeot (307 Hdi 90hp manual), a Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 DiD, a Datsun 2000 SR311 roadster, a Westfield SE Narrow body 4AGE20V BT, a Sunbeam Tiger and a few motorbikes (M900, TE510 and a VFR250).

I'm thinking about buying an old Mercedes S124(Estate) M104 2.8 Auto. Body is good, Interior shabby but should clean up. Front brake rotors need replacing, Back passenger window non operational (but car comes with a replacement window motor) and ABS brake light now on.

I'm a backyard mechanic who loves motorsport, I race my Westfield and Sunbeam Tiger (fitted with a roller cam 302W).

Should I buy this Merc or run the other way? I believe it's had the engine wiring loom replaced.

What do you reckon? It has a towbar fitted but no trailer wiring plug. Are these cars difficult to wire a plug into....like a CANBUS car like my Peugeot?

Thanks in advance.
David from Busselton
 

obi_waynne

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Hello and a very warm, welcome to TorqueCars from me the admin!

I'm sure you'll fit in just fine and look forward to Talking Cars with you. Tell us all about your project and your plans for it.

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Keep reading the articles on our site and this forum... you'll pick up loads of good common sense tips and don't be afraid to post questions, were all here to share our knowledge and experience.

We run a really fun and interesting car community and many have said we're the friendliest around, always ready to help out where we can.

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TigerDFT

Newbie
Points
3
Location
Busselton West Australia
Car
S 124 280
The M104 is a good solid project. I'd say go with it, strip it out and add a few upgrades.
I bought the S124. E280. I love it. ABS light on due to blown fuse in OVP relay. Fixed the back power window. It sailed through its Registration inspection. Need to get Sunroof and AC working and I'll be happy. It's cleaned up nicely. It's going to be a great tow car for my Westfield. Thanks for ther prompt to buy it. I'm quite impressed with all the bits and systems I've worked on so far. It's a smooth ride!!
 
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