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  1. Re: Door striker screws and soft top cable holder screws

    Parts book D has M6x18 countersunk DIN 7987 for the door striker, and M6x15 Lens head DIN 7985 for the soft top tighteners.
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    Re: Carburetor mounting rubber flanges

    Tom:
    My understanding is the spring washer is to keep the end of the bushing from eating into the carb flange by spreading the load over a larger area.
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    Re: Retaining rings

    Thanks Walt....I found these pliers available from Summit Racing for $35. Not as pricey as I thought.
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    Retaining rings

    Iíve dealt with every kind of snap ring, e-ring, retaining ring, circle-clip the Mercedes has to offer; but this kind always frustrates me. Is there a trick to removing these? The gap is too small...
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    Re: Hood adjustment

    The body brackets seem to be the only front to back adjustment and if (like Tom says) they were not removed then it must be something else. For reference, here are photos of my spare brackets (it's...
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    Re: Hood adjustment

    Just a guess, but the body pieces (with the pins) are left/right specific. Maybe they got switched.
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    Re: Brake booster overhaul

    interesting video. I have a new diaphragm from Argentina but never noticed the difference in length of the shaft. The sealing surface on the backside of both the new and original diaphragms seems...
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    Re: Brake booster overhaul

    Dave:

    Here is a photo of a diaphragm from a '56. The rod measures 16.5mm if that is the measurement you require.
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    Re: Fuel overflow pipe end

    The pipe attaches to the sheet metal panel with two bolts (M4?) just above the right radiator mount. The pipe points down into the opening formed into the panel.
  10. Thread: Heater system

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    Re: Heater system

    The copper pipe pushes against the rim of the heater body neck, while the bolt pulls the valve up as the nut is turned down. No hammers, no pulling, just simply turning the nut. It's the same...
  11. Thread: Heater system

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    Re: Heater system

    The thread size and pitch of the heater valve is the same as the electrode connector on the top of a spark plug. You can, therefore, screw the spark plug into the heater valve and use the plug as a...
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    Re: Chrome Door Trim Nut Removal

    There are special sockets made to grip rounded off nuts. I don't know if they are available in the right size or in the UK, but it might save a lot of work.
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    It was painted at the shop so I don't know the brand. I would recommend an Eastwood product (Radiator Black) that I used previously. It is specifically for radiators and made to transfer heat...
  14. Thread: fasteners

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    Re: fasteners

    Here's a list I collected some time ago.

    Left handed threads

    Emergency brake pivot bolt on engine compartment frame
    Wiper motor shaft nut
    clutch adjusting linkage
    Front axle control arm...
  15. Thread: Tank

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    Re: Tank

    As I recall, there is an "R" stamped into the tank beside the reserve fitting.
  16. Thread: Tank

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    Re: Tank

    Andre:
    If you mean the fuel lines from the tank to the filter, both the main and reserve lines are 8mm (5/16”) and approximately 3 meters long with bubble flare fittings on each end size M14 x 1.5
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    Jeff:

    Star Radiator Inc.
    216 Deal Street
    Hinesville, GA 31313
    (912)-876-3162
    Larry Kennedy or Chad Kennedy
  18. Thread: running warm

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    Re: running warm

    Tom:

    Since my recent radiator problems, I decided to check some temps with an infrared thermometer to see if mine match yours.
    At the top inlet I get 172, at the center of the core it measures...
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    Re: Hard Top Colours

    It is a personal choice, but I think a black top would look very good with your ivory and red 190SL. What color is the soft top? I understand that often when the hardtop is a different color from...
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    Re: Fuel Filter Rebuild

    I don't know about the wire clips, but you can get an internal snap ring from McMaster-Carr
    Their part number is 98455A131 for 34ID, 36.5OD, 1.5 thick and they are 10 for $3.67
    The snap rings are...
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    I found a great radiator shop today. Experienced craftsmen that actually fix things instead of just replacing them. Sometimes the best part of this hobby is the people you meet.
    They will repair...
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    It is definitely leaking.....dumped all the coolant in about 30 seconds.
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    Radiator disaster

    Not a good dayÖ..after making a simple carb adjustment the screwdriver slipped through my fingers, hit the fan, and ripped a hole in the radiator. At least I was in my own garage, so the car is safe...
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    Re: Need help removing the wiper gear boxes.

    Erik:

    You need to remove the shaft from the outside to release the gear box inside. The shaft has two flats to unscrew it, but it helps to have a special wrench. You can make one pretty easily...
  25. Re: Adjusting Linkages to Idle stop verse WOT stop

    Here is a diagram for conversion to Webers,,,,,,,,,or you can just stick with Solex the way God intended.
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