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  1. Thread: Heater Valve

    by ejboyd5
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    Re: Heater Valve

    Perhaps appropriate to show the official M-B tool used to remove the heater valve core from the valve body.
    Part No. 180 589 023 300. Good luck in finding one.
  2. Thread: brakes

    by ejboyd5
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    Re: brakes

    Not a suggestion to be ignored.
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    Re: "SA" 5-digit Option Codes - Help Needed

    Don't mean to annoy anyone by "bumping" this request, but more "SA" numbers are still needed. To date I have amassed over 200 examples, but there are more out there. If you have any five digit...
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    Re: storm damage body repair question

    Have you explored paintless dent removal?
  5. Thread: Bruce Adams?

    by ejboyd5
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    Re: Bruce Adams?

    Does anyone have contact information for Bruce Adams? I'm trying to access his encyclopedic knowledge of M-B with regard to the "SA" option codes used during the 1950s.
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    Re: "SA" 5-digit Option Codes - Help Needed

    Of course. One of the first places I looked. Downloaded the individual Lieferschein that appear there and recorded the individual entries into the master list, I'm looking to shake the trees for...
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    "SA" 5-digit Option Codes - Help Needed

    During the 1950s Mercedes-Benz used a series of 5-digit numeric codes to describe specific factory options that were to be added to a basic vehicle. Usually, but not always, these five numbers were...
  8. Re: Connecting Rod Bearing Streach Bolt torquing.

    Torque wrench has worked well for me over more years than I care to remember.
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    Re: 1955 190sl Frame Off Restoration

    "Frame Off" is a bastardized phrase made popular by the Corvette community to describe a situation where the body has been removed from the chassis. How someone came up with "frame off" rather than...
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    Re: 1955 190sl Frame Off Restoration

    How does one do a "frame off" restoration on a 190SL? What does "frame off" mean?
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    Re: No start and running out of ideas

    Perhaps begin by draining old fuel and adding several gallons of fresh fuel. Carburetors should be drained as well and may require total cleaning depending on blockages caused by stale fuel.
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    Re: Assistance Needed Interpreting Data Card

    If your intention is "enjoying it for a short time and then selling it," don't waste your time and money with a repaint and new interior. Perform necessary maintenance to get car running safely,...
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    Re: Shifting problems - linkage and bushings?

    Step by step:
  14. Thread: Rear axle help

    by ejboyd5
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    Re: Rear axle help

    If your differential is operating properly. I would be sorely tempted to paint it intact.
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    Re: Engine mount arms

    Probably not factory:
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    Re: Hubcap painting

    Everyone is putting more thought and effort into this than is necessary, If the factory painted hub caps and wheel covers in the detailed manner suggested by some in this thread, completed cars...
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    Re: Escutcheon Tool

    If you can still find a wire coat hanger, make your own:
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    Re: size of transmission filler plug

    Done this several times for different size plugs. Easy to make the overall length to fit limited access areas by using shorter bolt. Paint color is your choice and sometimes prevents custom tools...
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    Re: Shifting lever knob

    Knob removal not necessary to replace "spherical" bushings (part #56) either as the bushings can be cut on one side and spread apart enough to allow them to be slipped around the vertical shift...
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    Re: Brake fluid can

    Old thread, but perhaps this is a timeless addition. I recently discovered Krylon Color Master, No. 51512 Gloss Blue Ocean Breeze, at Ace Hardware for less than $5.00. It's the closest OTC color...
  21. Re: Tuesday Weld and her 190 SL start of Photoshop colorize Blk & W photy

    Too obviously shopped - much more practice needed.
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    Re: clock identification

    jedwards: The Ebay advertisement is for an entirely different clock than that pictured by the OP. Early Porsche 912s (through 1967) had black instruments with green characters. In 1968, Porsche...
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    Re: clock identification

    Definitely not from the 1954-1963 300 SL. Do not know about the "reissued" 300 SL of the 1990s.
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    Re: Radiator start up

    With a new system, make the first fill water only. It makes clean-up easier and less expensive in case of leaks.
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    Re: DB158 inside bumpers

    Here's an article that may be of assistance: http://mbzponton.org/ponton3/colorcht/colorcht.htm
    Personally, I've always used the Rustoleum Almond as it's close enough for me and readily available....
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