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    Re: Special Tool

    Rex,

    Take a look at the Channellock 927, 8-Inch Snap Ring Pliers on Amazon Prime for $20 that includes 5 Pairs of Interchangeable Tips. I used these to remove my light switch escutcheon.
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    Re: Windshield Frame Removal

    I don't understand, if there is play, the tapered shaft should come out easily.

    Worst case, try heat. The tapered shaft is set in the cast aluminum or magnesium door post with a relatively high...
  3. Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach Auctions

    Just spent two weeks taking in the annual car shows and auctions in the Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Pebble Beach area. Noticed that this year’s auction attendance was way down compared to the last...
  4. Re: Wheel 'Beauty' Trims - Slotted or Plain ?

    The date stamped on my 190SL slotted rims is June 1961.

    The car was picked up in Stuttgart in June 1961 by my secretary so I'm confident they are original.

    (I still have her note on picking up...
  5. Re: Soft Mounts - Thackeray Washers seem to have been dropped

    Jeff,

    The support brace acts as a damper to shock and vibration across the carburetor mounts. The support brace rubber mounts adjacent to the engine were probably designed to isolate engine shock...
  6. Re: Soft Mounts - Thackeray Washers seem to have been dropped

    Jeff,


    Both the original 190SL carburetor gaskets and “soft mount” gaskets have their good and bad points.

    The original thick rubber mounts are far superior to soft mounts for isolating the...
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    Re: Drawing of Body Dimensions

    Sven,

    Good. That makes it much easier. You can see exactly what you are getting.

    You might consider installing the front and rear bumper brackets to see if they make dimensional sense. Two...
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    Re: Drawing of Body Dimensions

    Sven,

    In case no one has the 190SL body drawing, my DIY experience in installing 190SL Mercedes factory nose and tail “clips” may be of help in knowing what to look for.

    Most important,...
  9. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    Greg,

    Don't think ATE was lying. They were too good for that.

    Often wondered why ATE did not size the Mercedes booster for a 2:1 ratio advantage. Seemed like a logical thing to do. It was just...
  10. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    Walt,

    Just so I understand,

    The vacuum in the booster is the same on both sides of the power piston in a static condition. Both are (can be) measured at the test port in a static condition.
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    Re: Rear brake picture

    Simon,

    Attached are my rear brake photos.31282

    31283

    Have Fun,

    Coy
  12. Re: what is the best CO% / Air Fuel Ratio for our engines?

    Jeff,

    I don't know what is "best" for our engines, but 2% CO at idle is excellent (very lean) for most any 4 cycle gasoline engine at idle.

    I also have an old Gunson Gas Analyzer. Haven’t used...
  13. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    Walt,

    Surprised to hear that Will states a 2:1 Booster servo advantage.

    The T50 ATE Brake Booster Manual (190SL Group Edition) in the Tech Section shows significantly less advantage in the Fig...
  14. Re: Is a faulty Poppet Valve responsible for my stalling at stop lights?

    Jeff,

    I bought the same $60 piston on EBay from Argentina for my spare Booster, tested it in the Booster under a vacuum, and found it to be just fine. (The center hole was too small and had to...
  15. Re: Is a faulty Poppet Valve responsible for my stalling at stop lights?

    Jeff,

    Could you describe the large piston vacuum leak? Is there corrosion and/or pitting inside the vacuum chamber?

    Walt's suggestion "Sounds like the large piston (72) is passing over a bad...
  16. Re: Is a faulty Poppet Valve responsible for my stalling at stop lights?

    Jeff,

    Before you take it apart, please check the #50 Check Valve.

    If Check Valve #50 in the T50 Parts Diagram (#74 in Walt’s diagram) holds a vacuum after shutting off the engine (brake booster...
  17. Re: Is a faulty Poppet Valve responsible for my stalling at stop lights?

    Jeff,

    Check valve #50 that holds the vacuum in the vacuum chamber until the poppet valve allows ambient air to enter on the rear side.

    Once your poppet valve unloads the rear of the vacuum...
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    Re: Locking gas cap update

    Keith,

    Now that you have explained that the gas cap actually came apart, yes, I've had that problem.

    I bought a new cap from SL Autohaus several years ago for my car awaiting restoration. Once...
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    Re: Fuel pump primer

    Robby,

    Using an inertial cutout switch to shut off gas in an accident is a good idea.

    Connecting an electric fuel pump to the 12 V choke switch accomplishes the same thing if you only need the...
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    Re: Back Firing

    You could add lean fuel mixture.

    Such as caused by a carb to engine manifold air leak. Seems common with these cars.

    Coy
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    Re: Correct Speaker Size?

    Jeff,

    Since your speaker enclosure is not original, and the speaker won’t be seen, any suitable (form, fit and function) speaker will do.

    Use a 4 ohm speaker with the original 190SL radio...
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    Re: engine runs to fast when starts

    The counterweight pointer should be at top dead center (TDC) when the notch on the camshaft sprocket washer lines up with the notch on the cam bearing.

    Assuming you rotated the engine properly to...
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    Re: engine runs to fast when starts

    Seems like you have a lean fuel condition.

    The engine runs well with the choke pulled out so there is enough fuel in the Solex bowls.

    There is a lean fuel condition with the choke pushed in so...
  24. Re: Hardtop Hoist System Recommendations Needed

    Jack,

    My “Harken Hoist” is almost as cheap as a tip to your hired help.

    Threw mine together 30 years ago using scraps to get the top off my garage floor. An old gate hinge, scrap wood, and...
  25. Re: Cylinder head - small hex bolt torque?

    Alan,

    "Property Class" relates to the rated torque value for a given bolt size, thread configuration, lubrication, and grade. Bolt grade depends upon bolt metal alloy and tempering technique.
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