I am beginning a restoration on a 59 190D. It is in pretty bad shape and I
will be looking for a lot of replacement parts. I have access to a 1960 190D
( from the same seller) and I can "have any thing off the 1960" I want. Very
kind of him. So I have only seen pictures of the '59. The '60 apparently is
in worse shape. What items should I remove from the '60 that are common
failures and hard to find and interchangeable etc? Any of you have any
suggestions for me? I have thought of hauling them both but it is too long a
trip to do twice for me. Thanks wolf1
Neither of these cars is drivable...thus the restoration. I suspect the
prior owner (who is elderly) wanted to restore one car and had the other as
the parts car. I can only haul one away. wolf1
A general warning: you can always buy a good car for far less money than
restoring a bad one. Most cars that would be a GOOD candidate for restoration,
already look pretty good, run well and don't look like they need restored.
That said, good luck with your project and feel free to call for specific
advice anytime. I and several of my mechanics are so old we have actually
worked on those models!
425 White Horse Pike
OK you beat me into submission and we are getting both cars. Now where do
you find parts for these vintage items. ie.) an air filter to satrt with or
did they use an oil bath in those days. I have not seen the cars yet just
Thanks bill Got the cars today. This is a little OT but the trailer I rented
CAME OFF AT 40 MPH on US101 to start my day. My next stop should have been
HOME to change my underwear. Only damage was to the bumper and my coronaries
check out OK but really scared the piss out of me. wolf1
OT: Tiger the young man who hooked me up at the rental had the clip on the
undersurface turned backwards and as I hit a swale in the road off she came.
It pulled the 3/4 ton pick up literally a half a lane to the left (2 lane
road US101) I jerked it back to the right too fast and I fishtailed as I hit
the brakes and went off into the ditch on the right. Now how does one lift
the tongue of a car trailer (at and angle in a ditch ) back up to the
trailer ball! Luckily I had an old scissor jack that allowed me to get close
to the ground and raised enough to get the on board jack to go vertical.
Then it took 5 tries to line it up since I had now one to guide me in back .
All the wires to the trailer pulled out and I had 4 wires to connect to 8
available fittings ..I gave up after 20 minutes and did it without lights
( no cops stopped me). The good news is the rental place gave me the rig for
the rental price only and did not charge me for the mileage 400 miles at 22
cents a mile. They were very embarrassed but now one got hurt and that is
the most important thing. wolf1
ON topic.: well I will change the filters and oil get a new battery
etc...but what else should one do before starting a car that has been
sitting for 10 years? This is a diesel.
If it is not too much trouble... squirt some oil into the glow plug holes to
lube the top end of the combustion chamber that may be really really dry.
Hand turn the engine while all the glow plugs are out so it is not so hard
to do so. This will let you know if the engine will be turning smooth...
If all okay... then I would just crank the engine WITHOUT letting them start
to circulate the oil... Lastly, see if you can start it up.
Good reminder. That is very similar to what I did with a rebuild on a Honda
CRX. Took out the plugs , cranked it until the oil pressure came up then put
the ignition back with the plugs back in and started it! Thanks Tiger
Pulled the glow plugs and did that. Engine turned both by hand and after I
put in the starter from the 1960 the 1959 started was bad. The fan turns
really hard I assume it is connected to the water pump and I assume the pump
is bad or corroded. The primary fuel filter screen is broken I am thinking
of cutting a fuel supply line and inserting a primary filter like I have in
my 83 300SD any other suggestions.? How hard should the fan (by itself) be
to turn??? wolf1
We are getting closer to "ignition" here. The starter and generator are
fixed the fluids and filters changed. Fresh fuel in place. Just need to put
in some motor mounts and bleed the injector pump and I may try to fire her
up this week end. Will let you know. wolf1
There is apparently a 2 CD version of the repair manual available for the
1959 190D . The diesel is not covered in the printed manual of this
series(of which I have 2 copies 992 pages!) . Do any of you have one they
want to part with? Let me know. wolf1
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