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    Jim, Thank you for taking the time to put this...

    Jim,

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together. We had a great time at the convention. My favorite picture is the one with Robby's and your 190sl's with the Grand Teton's in the back...
  2. I need to replace or maybe repair the "bakelite"...

    I need to replace or maybe repair the "bakelite" part for the light switch. The edges on mine are broken and I do not get good contact to turn the switch. I can get it to work and will leave it for...
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    Thank you for the replys. I will take the tube...

    Thank you for the replys. I will take the tube with collars and the plugs to a plating shop and see if they can plate it with everything still together. Makes it alot easier for me.
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    intake manifold

    While doing some work on my Solexes I thought I would see if I could refresh my intake manifold. I have it all apart except the slip collars that go on the pipe that runs from one aluminum body to...
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    I have had the pertronic II and the bosch blue...

    I have had the pertronic II and the bosch blue coil installed for about 2 years. I have not had any problems. I did find getting the pertronic II installed was a very tight fit. I can tell you...
  6. Bill: Looking forward to it. Checking to...

    Bill:

    Looking forward to it. Checking to see if there are any 190sl owners that live north of Orange County (say L.A. county) and would like to caravan down to the classic center. Let me know...
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    As an alternative to Gahh I would recommend...

    As an alternative to Gahh I would recommend Mario's Fine Upholstery. This is a small shop Father and son. They mainly work on older Mercedes. I think they do very nice work and are a little less...
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    Garth: About 4 months ago I researched all...

    Garth:

    About 4 months ago I researched all the threads on this site regarding the electronic ignition. I decided to purchase the Petronix II based on the following reasons:
    I wanted to try to...
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    Ray: It has been about 7 years since I took...

    Ray: It has been about 7 years since I took Highway 1 up to Carmel. I remember there was alot of traffic going into Carmel and it seems it took awhile. I know the option of leaving Paso at 4:30...
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    Ray: If this hot weather keeps up, I agree that...

    Ray: If this hot weather keeps up, I agree that the drive up 101 will not be pleasant. It could cool down some. We do get that fog sometimes in June. I also agree that an early start might be in...
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    Walt: Thank you for the link. I wish I had the...

    Walt: Thank you for the link. I wish I had the dealer catalogue with the part numbers it refers to, I see them on E-bay for $100.00 plus but I think I can figure it out from the description.
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    Walt: Sorry to get off track but after looking...

    Walt: Sorry to get off track but after looking at your engine (what a beautiful restoration) I have a question. What parts should be CAD plated in the engine compartment. I believe the spk. plug...
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    John: what battery are you going to replace your...

    John: what battery are you going to replace your old one with? I will probably be looking to replace mine soon. i was curious to know the make and model of the one you have that you put the decal...
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    Mars

    Bill: Thank you for sharing the video. I live very close to JPL and have been following this in the paper but this video was fantastic.

    :) :)
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    Radiator Distributor pipe

    Has anyone come across a coating that could prolong the life of the metal piping that distributes the radiator water. I am refering to the large diameter pipes at the lower and upper connection to...
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    I recently purchased the same hold down. It is...

    I recently purchased the same hold down. It is my understanding that this is the hold down for a 280 SE. I was told that Mercedes no longer makes the hold down for the 190SL. I chiseled the pop...
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    I took my plate to a engraver/trophy shop with a...

    I took my plate to a engraver/trophy shop with a sample of the plate on the drivers door sill. The guy told me he does these a lot for older cars. He said he is one of the few that still does free...
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    Ron, Thank you for taking a look at your...

    Ron,
    Thank you for taking a look at your plate. I am going to assume that there was no change in axle weights from 59 to 60. If someone with a similiar year has different weights please let me...
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    Chassis Data Plate

    I am looking for help regarding the Chassis Data plate located on the right side of the firewall. When I purchased my 190sl this plate was missing. I have purchased a new blank plate and want to...
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    Ed: the copper washer inside dia. is same as...

    Ed: the copper washer inside dia. is same as dia. of hole in filter. The filter is made by Knecht. The thickness is about 1/16 of an inch and it is rounded not flat.
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    Ed, thank you for the quick reply. I do not...

    Ed, thank you for the quick reply. I do not have the diagram you sent in my resources. I buy my filters from Millers. In the kit I receive items 47,48,51 & 45. and a copper washer the approx...
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    Ron: I have been reading this tech section since...

    Ron: I have been reading this tech section since it first got started. I would like to thank everyone for the work, it has been helpful to me. This is my first replay. I would like to confirm the...
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