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    Re: Best place to sell a 190SL

    It’s a no brainer........ go BaT first. I’ve been on there since 2008 & have 3 successful sales with them.
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    Re: what is the carbie setup in the 190sl ?

    look under the hood of this one:

    https://bringatrailer.com/2016/12/30/sharp-four-cylinder4-speed-1970-mercedes-benz-220/
  3. Re: Is MSD Multi-Spark Ignition and 123 Distributor a recommended combination?

    You have a valid point, John. It's called punch through. MSD gives a longer duration hot spark, but a spark way too hot is not good. Dr Jacobs discusses it in his book:
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  4. Re: Is MSD Multi-Spark Ignition and 123 Distributor a recommended combination?

    Jeff

    I have a programmable 123 ignition with a discreetly mounted MSD6A box on my 300SL which works awesome. I started out with points/MSD, then Pertonix/MSD, ultimately landing on the current...
  5. Thread: 300SL Invoice?

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    Re: 300SL Invoice?

    Lots more info on this car here:

    https://youtu.be/-ynJQWHPPTs
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    Re: Is the market price dropping?

    If you are interested in trending the market, BaT has a feature to track their auctions (found under the Search tab). Here is the chart for 190SLs:

    https://bringatrailer.com/mercedes-benz/190sl/...
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    Re: Hardtop not fitting after full rebuild

    It's been years since I have had a 190, and never with a hardtop.........but don't you need to remove the soft top out of the rear trim before mounting the hardtop? The pic looks like the canvas is...
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    Two Tone 220 Cab on Bringatrailer

    Check out my 220S on Bat:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-mercedes-benz-220s-8/

    2 extra cylinders & Barcalounger-like seats for the big man!

    Cheers,
  9. Thread: Clutch Support

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    Re: Clutch Support

    That funky weld shows up on Pontons also. I think they were trying to join dissimilar metals together "efficiently" . The round end looks forged which welds to mild steel which can be bent &...
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    Re: Grill for ‘54 300

    Tad

    Close.......but no cigar. Your 300 came originally with the coveted "concave star" grille which is totally unique for the first roughly half of Gullwing production. Every piece is elegantly...
  11. Thread: running engine

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    Re: running engine

    I'm Storing a fresh pro built 200 engine, needs the head assembled. Has rebuilt original carbs. If interested I can check with the owner for price.
  12. Re: Vendor for braided stainless steel brake hoses

    I may have some help for you....with a little time, I will PM you.
  13. Thread: 190 SL Project

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    Re: 190 SL Project

    It doesn't get any better than strawberry red metallic db543, cream leather 1060..........and luggage.
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    Re: Engine Test Stand

    Here is a recent engine test set up from a Ponton Group Member:

    https://youtu.be/3EoYBRflVrk
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    Elegant fuel lines for Webers

    I was working with Sandy on his Weber fuel line issues and have since come up with a couple of solutions which may be of interest for others. (Image below) The less expensive flexible version is...
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    Re: Mechanical Pump- Mounting bracket

    I have an original hard fuel line I could recover & do a cosmetic resto. I was going to clone/fabricate a similar piece for Webers....is there any interest in this?? I also have a couple of fuel...
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    Re: Low spark voltage

    Pertonix and 123 don't like solid copper wires due to interference issues from what I recall....
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    Re: Interesting 190 SL Paint Scheme

    Ja Voll!

    That accent color looks like Karl Kling's racing green. You can see it here:

    https://youtu.be/wiZOL9UJqW4 and work on your German language skills.

    Somebody needs to make a...
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    Re: New guy with questions....

    I have no skin in the game.....here's a Pirate Car: http://inventory.symbolicinternational.com/vehicles/8/1955-mercedes-benz-190sl

    With looks like this, it should run great . Take it for a...
  20. Thread: Hand built

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    Re: Hand built

    Regarding Roland's query

    I think the most "hand fit award" during 190sl production goes to the ponton coupes & cabriolets (220S, SE....1956 -1960). All of the numerous veneered wood pieces,...
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    Re: 1956 190SL Interior Door handle Echelon

    I have what I think is one of these correct escutcheons.....see attached image lower right. It measures 25 mm ID 36 mm OD. Kindly PM me if you are interested
  22. Thread: Key Codes

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    Re: Key Codes

    A guaranteed original "F072" :

    27380

    As I recall, keys4classics out of Australia successfully duplicated this key from the code a few years back
  23. Thread: Key Codes

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    Re: Key Codes

    Check this out:

    http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/other/keys.htm
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    Re: Vented drums anyone?

    The 300SL shop manual shows how they do it (hopefully attached):

    All 300SL drums are 15" Alfin, by the way.
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    Re: Water Diverters Early Engines

    I like your thought process. Here's the deal from a "scientist"...the "explosion" phenomenon is a way to explain cavitation for the layman. In pump application when the impeller sucks more than the...
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