Why am I replacing it all? Because MB built the wiring using a biodegradable soybean coating. Simply put, the insulation on most of my wires decided it was time to disintegrate which caused the car to run poorly. I was having a little overheating trouble before it went in for paint, but I think the furnace at the paint shop put the kiss of death on things. When I got the car back last week it would barely run, idle rough, made no power, and was generally pretty upset.
I do apologize for the lack of narrative on my part. I was busy over on Benzworld posting up progress in more detail than on here. I have a few more pictures to upload which I will get busy with soon.
The W140s are wonderful cars, as well as the 129s. Especially in with the V12. It is a very mixed blessing though because once you drive a V12, none of the other engines come close to feeling as "right" for the cars.