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  1. Thread: fuel tank ports

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    Thanks George, After driving it about 30 miles I...

    Thanks George,
    After driving it about 30 miles I parked it planning to give it its first wash of the year when I noticed the leak. I put a pan under it and it leaked out a little less than a pint...
  2. Thread: fuel tank ports

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    So theoretically, if I have a leak in my reserve...

    So theoretically, if I have a leak in my reserve line, I could disconnect it from the tank and put a blank on the outlet fitting from the gas tank and it would be fine to drive. Right?
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    So true Walt. I learned this on my first tank of...

    So true Walt. I learned this on my first tank of gas after restoration. When it got down under 1/4 tank the car wouldn't run anymore. While stranded in the middle of nowhere, I removed the cap and a...
  4. Thread: oil with zinc

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    FYI: For the budget minded folks out there. I...

    FYI: For the budget minded folks out there. I use Chevron Delo 400 15W-40, it has plenty of zinc in it and cost about $12.00 for a gallon jug. If you decide to use it, make sure you don't buy the...
  5. Thread: badge bar

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    Since your badge is so large, I think I would...

    Since your badge is so large, I think I would try to mount it on the rear license plate as in the photo above. In my opinion, the Badge Bar across the front like this one kind of messes up the sexy...
  6. Thread: Hardtop Stand

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    I just ordered one from SL Autohaus, it was $149...

    I just ordered one from SL Autohaus, it was $149 + shipping. Comes with a cover, and in either black or white. It should be here early next week, if it has any fit problems, I'll let you know....
  7. Thread: badge bar

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    Here is a 1955 on eBay ...

    Here is a 1955 on eBay with a badge bar mounted on the bumper over rides.
  8. Thread: Hardtop Stand

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    Hardtop Stand

    Anybody have an extra hardtop stand that they want to get rid of? If not where would be a good place to buy one? Does Buds or SL Autohaus carry them?
    Thanks,
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    The groovy shag carpet adds a nice "Austin...

    The groovy shag carpet adds a nice "Austin Powers" kind of feel to the car too! An 8-Track tape deck would really complete the look.
    Still wondering what kind of Carbs it has.
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    What the heck is this?

    Anyone ever seen this carb setup? The car's for sale on eBay.
    At least the guy didn't claim that everything was original.
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    Darryl, I'm having the same brake pedal symptoms...

    Darryl,
    I'm having the same brake pedal symptoms that you are. It seems to firm up after a while, but I have to pump it a few times before it finally firms up. I even noticed that depressing the...
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    I pulled the reserve when it started to stumble...

    I pulled the reserve when it started to stumble and ran out about 2 miles from the gas station. Coasted into a friendly farmers driveway who gave me enough gas to get to the station. After running...
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    Although I only had the pleasure of meeting Ron...

    Although I only had the pleasure of meeting Ron once at the Lexington convention, it was obvious that he was a very nice person and highly respected by everyone.
    Iím going to miss his post & wisdom...
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    Dang John, excellent work. You inspired me to...

    Dang John, excellent work.
    You inspired me to attempt a fix on mine. My gauge shows that it has around 1/8 of a tank when it's empty, the other readings seem fine.
    Now that I see how the sending...
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    Bill, I don't know how cold it was when you were...

    Bill, I don't know how cold it was when you were driving, but mine acts that way when the outside temps dip below 40F.
    I assume that the cable contracts from the cold. My fix is to let the car warm...
  16. Thread: ebay Tool Kit

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    The guy says it came out of an "old 190SL". I...

    The guy says it came out of an "old 190SL". I don't think I've seen a 190SL bag that wasn't in a rectangular shape. It probably came out of a Mercedes, but just not a 190SL.
    PS: For some reason I...
  17. Thread: ebay Tool Kit

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    ebay Tool Kit

    Looks like a nice one for $325, if anyone is in the market for one. The tire mounting fork isn't included, but I'm not sure that it came with early tool kits. Also I can't tell from the photo if the...
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    Hint to the wife for Xmas

    I just gave Amy a nice hint of what I want for Xmas. I found these 1/18 Diecast and they look nice. If anyone has one of these, or knows of somewhere to get a better one. Post it here and I'll pass...
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    They work great on the big diesels too; I won't...

    They work great on the big diesels too; I won't let our guys use the ones with the narley teeth though. They even have reflective ones out now. I don't think that grandma needs to see this filling up...
  20. Thread: Clocks

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    My mid-year 1958, VIN 8501614, has the clock on...

    My mid-year 1958, VIN 8501614, has the clock on the right. So the change must of been sometime after that.
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    Bill, Your memory is pretty good. Brian Peters...

    Bill,
    Your memory is pretty good. Brian Peters at Motoring Investments in SD had a guy named Fidel make my bag. Fidel also did my interior. Walt of the West knows how to get in touch with Fidel too....
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    He's officially retired, yet I think he's working...

    He's officially retired, yet I think he's working more than ever now. Here are a few more dash shots.
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    Here's a picture of a couple of samples, the 1079...

    Here's a picture of a couple of samples, the 1079 from Global on the right seemed to match up grain wise better than brand X on the left and was reasonably priced. The labor to put it on is what cost!
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    Trouble Shooting Mikunis for True Dummies

    Sunday, I went for a long drive, the car was driving flawlessly. I was running late so I decided to take the interstate home. The last 4-5 miles before my exit was nearly traffic free so I decided...
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    Gullwing

    The same Gullwing won the sports car class at Hilton Head back in November. I had the misfortune of being parked 2 cars down, his black paint put mine to shame, not the slightest hint of a swirl,...
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