In search for rust Heinrich, our Mercedes-Benz 280 S, has been freed from most of his not original underbody protection. The challenge is far bigger than anybody expected, the wheel arches are still not done yet. Alex from Car Throttle introduces us to Karl-Heinz, who has been working for the brand as a mechanic since 1972 and will provide all the knowledge for the upcoming build.
One of the first things they need to fix is the oil leakage. The gearbox is one of the main culprits and has to be removed. Until the new seals arrive the boys start working on the crankshaft oil seal at the front of the engine. Not without problems, of course. 50 year old bolts like to stay where they are.