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    Re: headlight chrome rim- which is OEM?

    These are original chrome from my 56. I chose not to template to keep the engraving.
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    Re: Transmission input shaft

    There is a paper gasket behind the front plate. Here is a picture from one of our sponsors on their gasket set.
  3. Thread: Fuel Pump Leak

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    Re: Fuel Pump Leak

    Steve

    I would suspect you have a hole in your diapram. How old is the one you have. I had a leak when I first started my car many years ago. It went away when I rebuild the fuel pump.
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    Re: Weber fuel lines

    Jeff,

    One of our sponsors sl autohaus sells fittings that move the fuel delivery on the Webers to the top of the carb. You then can use a original Solex solid fuel line. I use the line you show...
  5. Re: lower control arm threaded pin installation

    Dave

    Don't be afraid to try different positions. I had the same experience as Walt but each side was different and it took a bit of investigation to figure out which way it was tweaked.
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    Re: Steering wheel plastic composition?

    Walt

    When I purchased mine my Mercedes dealer told me they were NLA and they had no stock. I got mine from Authentic for 735.00. Very close to what you said.
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    Re: Steering wheel plastic composition?

    I found my old contact about reconditioning our wheels

    The place is Kochs.com

    Here is their reply from 3 years ago
    "The cost to recast your steering wheel is $450.00. The chrome plating is...
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    Re: adjusters hit cam lobes

    Mike,

    If you want to try to shorten the adjusting screws the air cooled VW screws are the same thread pitch and they are 4 bucks so not a large expense to risk grinding them down. I shortened a...
  9. Thread: Sad News Today

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    Sad News Today

    I tried to reach out to a club member in Seattle today. His name was Tyler Oppenheim and learned from his brother that Tyler passed yesterday from brain cancer. Tyler joined our group in 2012 and...
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    Re: Steering wheel plastic composition?

    There is a guy in Volkswagen land that restores these wheels. His work look very good. When I spoke with him about 3 years ago it was around 600 bucks to restore. I bought a new wheel for 700.
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    Is this car's owner a club member?

    Hello All,

    I recently went to work for Microsoft and they have a car show as part of their charity giving campaign every year. It turns out this years cover picture is a 190sl dash. I also want...
  12. Re: Are the rear brake adjusters/friction washer on to tight

    I found that mine were just corroded and frozen. I would bet I could have sanded them and reused them but I had already purchased the new ones. I also didn't want to take the chance that sanding...
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    Re: Dashboard Removal ?

    I removed the dash on my 56. I was then able to have it dipped and stripped with no sanding. It also made getting to all the components behind the dash very easy. I also found that the windlace on...
  14. Re: Adjusting Linkages to Idle stop verse WOT stop

    I agree with Walt, you have to approach the tuning in a systematic engineering way. I tried tuning mine as a lets see if this makes a difference approach at first and I got myself very frustrated...
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    Re: Fuel filter-valve assembly rebuild

    There has been a number of posts on this topic with pictures. If you use the search function you should be able to find the posts.

    It's quite easy to rebuild.
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    Re: electronic ignition

    I installed a Pertronix in my old distributor and have never regretted it. It leveled out my dwell variation and made timing the car very easy. I would highly reccomend one.
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    Re: Chrome Exhaust Tip

    Mark,

    I took mine to the muffler shop and I had them expand my tip to just barely slide on the replacement exhaust. It work well
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    Re: Need help with American muscle

    Hello Bryan,

    You are right where my research has shown. I am looking for a new project so that it is not assembled is OK with me. I am trying to see if it is a losing money venture at the end. ...
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    Need help with American muscle

    Hello all,

    I have stumbled on the opportunity to purchase a 1964 GTO tri power 4 speed. The car was originally a GTO 4 barrel, auto. The owner is friend of mine and he is selling to fund a house...
  20. Thread: brakes

    by walazos
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    Re: brakes

    Walt,

    Don't feel bad, Murphy got me when I splashed brake fluid on the lower fender and didn't notice until I saw the bubbled paint. It had to go back to the painter to fix. A costly mistake. ...
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    Re: Convertible Top - Questions

    Rob,

    Thank you for the nice words. I had the car shipped to Denver from Washington and I drove her down to Santa Fe and on the after the ball. I then drove her back to Denver. I had a trunk...
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    Re: Convertible Top - Questions

    Rob,

    I got mine from SLS. The sides are one piece and my installer cut it once it was installed.
  23. Thread: brakes

    by walazos
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    Re: brakes

    Walt,

    I have just resigned to the fact that any under the dash work requires the seats to come out. I went to Goodwill and got a big pillow to place in the seat area and I can lay front to back...
  24. Re: what is the best CO% / Air Fuel Ratio for our engines?

    Jeff,

    14.7 is called stoichiometric and is considered the best for emission but I found that my car lacked a bit of power. I run my Webers at mid to high 13's. Every car is different and you...
  25. Thread: brakes

    by walazos
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    Re: brakes

    Walt,

    Do you have a lot of pedal travel? I had what I thought was good braking not knowing the car all that well and when I decided to replace all the friction washers I was really surprised on...
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