Another busy week of work has come to an end. My days were spent installing all the interior trim on a Mercedes 220se. In the evenings I came home to what felt like Christmas a few days in a row as deliveries of B parts arrived in the mail from Moss and The Roadster Factory.
Mostly just small odds and ends, like rubber seals, gaskets, hose clamps etc...
Some new rubber pads for the pedals, a new pair of wiper blades...
Unfortunately my old oil cooler hoses are on their last legs and upon trying to remove them from the oil cooler, the aluminum cooler rad broke at the hose fitting.
I ordered new hoses from Moss but as you can see the new hoses and fittings are very different from the originals - as is often the case with replacement parts!
I'm now considering trying to find a local hydraulics shop that could make me some new and more accurate hoses using my original fittings.
I refurbished a few things Monday evening like my wiper motor assembly.
I took it all apart, cleaned everything, and re-greased the mechanisms before reassembly. The body was originally painted in a dark grey hammered finish - not black wrinkle as I've seen on some other cars. So I restored mine to what it was.
I also refinished the gearbox support cross member and stay rod. Just cleaned them up to bare metal and repainted as original.
Until next time...
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.