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    Westworld 190SL

    Did you see the 190SL in last night's episode of Westworld on HBO? Wonder if this is a member's car?

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    Re: Noise Suppressors

    These are part of the larger radio interference suppression approach documented in the attached.30185

    Dave
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    Re: Luggage correct color

    Here's the official MB instruction set for the leather straps to fasten the luggage in the trunk. Tricky details include getting the proper chrome footman brackets, the (black) reinforcing plates for...
  4. Re: Looking for a source of the very small flathead wood screw to fasten upholstory

    There are two different heights for the aluminum "buttons" with longer ones being needed for the floor mat edges up under the dash because of the thicker padding there. First photo shows size of...
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    Re: Wintertech follow up

    Greg,
    I agree on the two points you corrected. I used Boeshield T-9 Rust and Corrosion Protection on my steel table saw top to prevent corrosion.
    Dave
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    Re: Rear view mirror day/night lever

    Thanks for both responses. i believe these are plastic covers for the dash mounted interior lamp cover. The lever for the day/night tilt of the mirror appears to be a metal piece embedded inside a...
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    Rear view mirror day/night lever

    Is the black plastic lever that flips the mirror available? Any experiences with the replacement part?
    Dave
  8. Re: Right Hand Drive delivered to Hong Kong

    in 2014 Marc from Switzerland noted the 1958 victory by a 190SL in the Hong Kong rally. I had a friend who grew up in Hong Kong remember seeing 190Sls there as well, so they were there as new cars....
  9. Re: Bosch USA headlight trim ring with "BOSCH"

    I would send them both rings and have them copy the original onto the blank one and re-engrave the original deeper.
    Dave
  10. Re: Any idea what these two different wires are??

    The bumper risers will have the lights to illuminate the license plate. The white areas near the middle of the existing taillight lenses have the backup lights behind them. As Walt said - the...
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    Re: Rosemarie Nitribitt

    Interesting orientation of the outside mirror.
    Dave
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    Re: Choke wire

    Has anyone used a motorcycle cable lube tool to aid them in getting lube into our choke, heating, vent cables? Does it work - is it needed or helpful?
    Dave
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    Re: Tool for the wheels - who does it work?

    This tool is hollow and slips over the studs that protrude from the brake drum assembly. Put the tool through two holes in the wheel, slip it over two studs and slide the wheel onto all the studs. ...
  14. Re: Upholstery Tech Workshop in Palm Springs

    March 24-26 is the Antique Car Club of America's 2017 Western Meet in Palm Springs, so there will be several hundred cars in town that weekend. Don't know if that is a plus or minus for our...
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    Re: Gas Cap Leak

    Hi Henry,

    My '58 also had a non-vented tank and a vented gas cap. It leaked gas from the cap going uphill and when turning with a full-ish tank like yours does. I tried several fixes - new...
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    Re: Bruce Adams Seat Belt Mounts

    Hi Mark,
    The gentleman narrating the video is Rich Splaine - an early member of the club and a fine person. He sold his business to David Payne shortly after the time this video was made. I had my...
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    Re: Headliner installation

    Hi Greg,
    You mentioned perforated vinyl headliner material. On my small window hardtop the material is cloth, not vinyl. Is there a reason to use different material?
    Dave
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    Re: Trailing arm

    Jack,
    What part of the anchor was broken?
    Dave
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    Re: Firewall Hole

    Rick,

    No octane adjuster as such on mine - a knurled nut by the distributor pulls on a cable right at the base to adjust timing from inside the engine compartment.

    Dave
  20. Re: Carmel by the Sea: Concours on the Avenue

    Sorry I missed you there! Did you get to Legends of the Autobahn? One there was "original" with low miles (~40K) but the owner/dealer was not too interested in more club info although he did have...
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    Re: Wooden dashboard moulding

    Hi Frank,
    No contrary evidence - most of the 190SLs around here are later models with one piece dash covering.
    Good luck,
    Dave
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    Re: Wooden dashboard moulding

    Hi Frank,
    I might be confused, so please correct me - I see two leather pieces each on the right and left dash top and one piece for the instrument binnacle that total five. What am I miscounting?...
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    Re: Firewall Hole

    Mine doesn't have the smallest hole in your photo. Yes - the hole above it is for the 3 cables.

    Dave
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    Encinitas Cruise Night

    The San Diego MB Club was invited to attend the Encinitas Cruise Night at the location of Charlie's Foreign Car Service on Highway 101 on 19 May. This was a great event with lots of visitors and one...
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    Re: Unusual 190sl on display

    This is your car on drugs...
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