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    Re: Cold call from new member

    He sure has been a very busy man!
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    Re: Cold call from new member

    I got the same call. Sounded very suspicious and I didn't give him any info. Luckily, I have not heard from him again.
  3. Thread: Special Tool

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    Re: Special Tool

    https://www.authenticclassics.com/Heavy-Duty-Pin-Wrench-Mercedes-Escutcheons-p/auth-008424.htm
  4. Re: "XENTRY Portal" Parts Information System

    I received the email saying it would weeks/months. I still have not received the approval email. I however bought paid subscriptions for the last several years, so I am in no rush. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Need help with American muscle

    You can also look at Hagerty. https://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools You can get basic info without signing up. If you want more detail, you will have to register. You do not have to buy their...
  6. Re: New Member Benefit: Free Membership in Mercedes-Benz ClubCard Program

    I just tried the instructions prior, and it worked fine. I didn't see much in the way of instructions in the letter. Thank you for posting the instructions.
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    I will try to get a picture, but it won't show up well in a picture. The NOS part is electroplated, I just don't know if it was CAD or zinc. It has the signature rainbow as most zinc or CAD plating...
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    The issue I have run across with anodizing is that you need a large batch size. It is not an expensive process, just most vendors I ever found want large quantities. If anyone knows of a vendor who...
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    To answer the question about the spacing, it varies a bit depending on whose valve it is. It is not a critical dimension but should be somewhere between 13mm and 15mm. That is the dimension between...
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    Yes, I think we have determined that the yellow tint did exist. Now whether every housing had that color, not sure. Most people are not aware that there were at least three different materials used...
  11. Thread: Hemmings 1971

    by wwheeler
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    Re: Hemmings 1971

    I was just talking with a fellow and trying to tell him the best way to sell his classic car. Hemmings use to be the go to and there was no question about that. Now a days it has changed so much....
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    I think four things make this difficult to nail down 1) The delicate nature of the yellow finish - doesn’t last long and many originals will show very little evidence 2) different materials used for...
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    Walt,
    While I do not have any evidence to prove every housing was yellow and not natural, I do know some probably were. Attached is a picture from a '60 220SE coupe that is about as original as I...
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    Hi Jeff,
    So in fact, we retested the final version this morning and it worked perfectly. Very exciting! This unit is unique in that it uses a cone seat with a Teflon seal for the atmospheric poppet....
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    Re: Any Poppet Valve removal advice?

    Jeff,

    Where did you buy your poppet valve? I was brought into this by Will Samples and indeed we are very close to having a perfectly working valve that is serviceable. It is a unique design and...
  16. Thread: Heater Valve

    by wwheeler
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    Re: Heater Valve

    I have been told that the slit could also be so that a minute portion of coolant keeps circulating to keep things wet downstream. That very small amount of coolant would not create enough heat to be...
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    Re: 3 Way Flange Lubrication Question

    I remember the first time I lubed that. I took at least 20 pumps with the grease gun before any grease emerged from the relief valve. It obviously was neglected by the PO. The the relief valve in...
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