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    Re: 123 Ignition: Pre-set or Programmable?

    The nice thing about the programmable one is that you can change it over time and even make tweaks while you are driving through the Bluetooth connection with the phone. I decided it is worth it to...
  2. Re: Master brake cylinder/ replace or rebuild?

    I have the option to either have my wheel brake cylinders re-sleeved in stainless or buy totally new ones for about $40 more per cylinder. What has been the experience with the longevity of stainless...
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    Re: Rear Main Bearing Seal

    I learned that the seal should be well pressed in and stick out 1 mm above the mating surface on both sides (block and oil pan) and that the sides sticking out should have a 1 mm bevel cut into it...
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    Re: Pictures from Sonoma

    Nick,

    Thanks for the post - great memories of the convention.

    We owe it to Joe Amaro that we got on the racetrack. He was able to negotiate a slot that Audi did not use for the 190SL club to...
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    Re: Clutch linkage parts...

    Jim,

    Niemoeller in Mannheim Germany lists these part as available:

    https://www.niemoeller.de/de/190SL/190SL/B040/18/c29054-schwenkstuetze
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    Re: Hi all! New owner here!

    Jim,

    Great car. It looks like the support post for your clutch linkage on the transmission is too short and the return spring is missing which causes the clutch pedal shaft to rub on the outside...
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    Re: Hi all! New owner here!

    I don't know from personal experience, but from what I read Rosemarie Nitribitt and her black 190 SL was primarily associated with Frankfurt and not Hamburg.
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    Re: Accelerator pedal / carburettor linkage

    Robert,

    This should get you started.

    http://forums.190slgroup.com/showthread.php?20-Carb-linkage

    http://forums.190slgroup.com/showthread.php?12896-Pedal-Linkage
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    Re: Solex welding

    Mark,

    I am looking for the same as I have two overhauled housings with this issue. I believe I might have a source in Germany who can do DSI laser welding, but have not founds that in the US. If...
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    Re: Paint 1955 190 SL

    It is interesting that this is a right hand drive car. Maybe the numbering started differently for these cars, which might explain the body number 00001. I did not see a picture of the VIN or chassis...
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    Re: Rebuilding the gear box

    Steve Marx at Marx Mercedes Service in Costa Mesa.
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    Re: A "key" issue

    Last I checked Fritz Wallner in Munich info@wallnerclassic.de does a complete overhaul of the ignition lock. The whole locking mechanism has to be removed from the car, a pin drilled out and the lock...
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    Re: Insulation modification

    If I look at this original prototype picture correctly it has carpet on the tunnel area.29729
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    Re: Solex hardware

    If you can't find them new this might be a local source:

    The Carb Refactory
    815 Harbour Way S # 5, Richmond, CA 94804
    (510) 237-1277
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    Re: Bucket seat tilt lock mechanisms missing

    Dino,

    SLS in Hamburg Germany carries complete reproduction seats. You might want to contact them to see if there is an option to just get the tilt mechanism from them.
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    Re: Fuel tank strip & paint

    The logo comes from Mannesmann Werke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannesmann, a well known German steel manufacturer who likely supplied the tank manufacturer. with rolled steel. The D64 could be...
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    Re: 1963 230 SL & Girling front disk brakes

    Robby,

    Take a look at this write-up from Fritz Wallner (Munich) who has experimented extensively with equipping the 190 SL with disc brakes:

    http://wallnerclassic.de/scheibenbremsen-190sl/
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  18. Re: Three Questions on the attached Mechanical Fuel Pump

    I would think that the tab can be used to get an extra ground to the fuel pump. I have not seen that on the 190 SL, but some other classic cars that use the Solex fuel pump (that this one is modeled...
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    Re: Upholstery comparison

    Gerry,

    It would be great if you could host something on the West Coast and Portland/Vancouver and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer for that. I had my car in that area a few years ago when...
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    Re: Ignition switch options

    Gerry,

    Is this what you need?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bosch-0342309003-Porsche-64461310106-Ignition-Switch-Keys-Mercedes-190SL-356A-SC-/381827450759

    This is available from a number of...
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    Re: Solex rebuild revisited

    Greg,

    I just noticed your spiral spring washers that you use to mount the carbs to the rubber flange and keep the right pressure that way. I have never seen these before. Where did you find them?...
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    Re: 1962 190SL Camshaft

    Julian,

    No the cam towers and the rockers are specific to your cylinder head and there have been changes over the years where not all parts will be compatible. So you will need the right parts...
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    Re: Heater plastic vs original material.

    If your heater box is not in too bad of a shape I have actually had good luck with layers of Elmer's glue sanded and soaking the cardboard material with that. You can then sand and paint the outside...
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    Re: Driver side leaf springs

    I had not put mine in, but will take a look and probably get new ones then.

    Thanks
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    Re: Driver side leaf springs

    To take this a "notch" further the springs had a little white plastic button/cap at the end so they would flex better on the rail. It looks similar to white plastic caps that are sometimes used to...
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