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    Re: headlight chrome rim- which is OEM?

    My notes say the logo appeared through 1960, so the one with the Bosch logo on it would be factory correct for your car. Exactly when they phased out the logo is unknown, but my original 61 does not...
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    Re: headlight chrome rim- which is OEM?

    what year is your car?
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    Re: adjusters hit cam lobes

    Sounds like fun.
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    Re: adjusters hit cam lobes

    which car are you taking, Jim?
  5. Thread: Special Tool

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    Re: Special Tool

    That's a snap ring pliers like I mentioned above
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    Re: passenger side heater box replacement

    you can get the big air tube out from the front of the heater to the fresh air intake, have to sort of karate chop it in the middle to cause a crease giving you room to pull off each end.
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    Re: Special Tool

    snap ring pliers work too
  8. Re: Adjusting Linkages to Idle stop verse WOT stop

    The big difference being manufacturers all had new engines built to the same specs. We have old engines with god knows what in some cases.
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    Re: Ignition and door keys

    Are the ignition and door lock keys identical on the SL?

    No
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    Re: Wheel 'Beauty' Trims - Slotted or Plain ?

    I'm not sure "many" were delivered with slotted trims, but your "many" may be different than mine. Bob Platz insisted none were, but I think he's wrong. I know of a late 1962 all original that had...
  11. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    Some fun I can live without. What a shame if I didn't have a horror story to share. Unfortunately, I do...several.
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    Re: Spark Plug color ...

    It can start on a couple of cylinders because one fuel bowl is empty and the other has fuel, runs on two cylinders until the other bowl is pumped up. Try using your primer on the fuel pump, pump it...
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    Bastard child interior

    When Cadillac and 190 SL "get together."

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-mercedes-benz-190sl-8/
  14. Thread: Soft Top Color

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    Re: Soft Top Color

    Well, I guess the data card doesn't show the Teppich (soft top) color like my larger '61 data card does (but, that seems weird). Either way, put on any color you like, you could have ordered it that...
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    Re: Soft Top Color

    what year is your car? Are you sure your data card doesn't show the top color? You could choose any color you wanted at the time. Post a copy of your data card if you can.
  16. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    It could be weakness in the driver's old leg.
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    Re: brakes

    Walt, I haven't done it, but I think I can say with confidence that I could lock up my brakes. They feel very good, surprisingly good. When I got the car I did have to shave and shape the right...
  18. Thread: Heater Valve

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    Heater Valve

    Why does the heater valve have a slit cut in it?
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    Re: Best place to sell a 190SL

    A great presentation on BAT (think 150 pictures or more showing every detail and videos of driving and running) can net some great results. They allow reserves, but may be in conflict with what you...
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    Re: "SA" 5-digit Option Codes - Help Needed

    Did you look in the TECH INFO tab above?
  21. Re: why does my 190 sl have a trailer hitch on it ? was this a factory option ?

    In the 19004 options manual a trailer hitch is available for a 190 SL. How is that mounted?
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    Re: Engine bay paint

    I like Duplicolor Engine Enamel semi-gloss black found in big box auto stores
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    Re: 123 Ignition: Pre-set or Programmable?

    It's the whole distributor.
    https://123ignitionusa.com/for-mercedes-with-4-cyl-engines-no-vacuum-merc-4-r/

    https://123ignitionusa.com/mercedes-4-cylinder-tune-4-r-v-m-programable-blue-tooth/
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  24. Thread: Santa Fe

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    Re: Santa Fe

    It was a great convention and locale. Too bad you missed the drive to Alamosa, spectacular. Many thanks to Bill and Cheri for hosting a great time with a wide variety of interests to explore.
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    Re: Throttle shaft control rod bearing?

    With the right tools and strategy it's a 15 min. job, 30 max. If the shaft is on the car, take out bolt securing that ear of the carb. Raise the throttle shaft to clear the bolt hole. Replace the...
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