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    Re: Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Bill,

    My car is a early 56 with the small tail lights. The replacement lenses I got from one of our sponsors were the red/clear/amber. The lens quality was great but as expected with plastic it...
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    Re: Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Bill,

    I added new lenses to my early rechromed tail light frames. It takes time and a good heat gun to be successful. I found that I had to heat the lenses in the center to the material glass...
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    Re: Soft indoor Cover

    Jack,

    I bought a California Cover. It's a premium cover and its sewn to fit our 190s. I would buy another one in a heart beat. Very happy. The only thing I wished it had was a pocket for the...
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    Re: Tachometer and Speedometer

    Walt,

    My 56 has a straight one as well. It's the original according to the previous owner who bought the car in 1963.
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    Re: Newbie questions

    Mike

    My car is just as you mentioned. A Mercedes color of the era but not the color it was originally painted at the factory. I went back and forth on this decision. After talking with folks on...
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    Re: Space problem with Air-log

    Francesco,

    I have the large Weber soft mounts and the adapter plates and my air log fits fine. I can get a picture when I get back home.
  7. Re: Early T type windshield washer nozzle assembly

    Erik,

    I have a 56 and I too have the T style washer nozzle mounted in the cowl. I also found one seal under the chrome ring on the outside of the car and one on the inside that was against the...
  8. Thread: fasteners

    by walazos
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    Re: fasteners

    Pappa,

    The one that quickly comes to mind is the emergency brake arm that is mounted in the engine compartment and holds the cable coming from inside the car. If I remember correctly it is a 19mm...
  9. Thread: What is this

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    Re: What is this

    Mike,

    That looks like a alignment hollow dowel. Do you see any bronze bearing material on the inside? My 921 engine used them in a number of locations. They are at head/block, cam towers/head,...
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    Re: Very quiet Turn Indicator

    Jeff,

    I find the big blinking red light to be visible enough that the sound is not necessary for me. I guess you could pull the flasher harness back into the car and mount it under the dash. I...
  11. Thread: Tank

    by walazos
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    Re: Tank

    Andre',

    Those are for the tank venting system. The later cars vented the tank through the trunk. The early ones used a vented cap.
  12. Thread: Tank

    by walazos
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    Re: Tank

    Andre',

    My 56 has a metal pipe with 2 rubber hoses for this vent. The vent is routed through the slot that is formed in the frame cross brace. If you look at the Rev C parts book in the tech...
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    Re: Needed. Vented fuel cap for 57SL

    Try our sponsor Authentic Classic. They donated a vented locking cap tp the convention and I purchased it. Its a nice genuine Mercedes cap.
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    Re: Brake reservoir cap color code?

    Scott,

    try a search for brake reservoir color and you will get a few threads. I found this one that has some great information

    Cheers
    ...
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    Re: 3.7 Differential

    Ben,

    Don't feel bad the whole american muscle car thing is new to me as well. I did it to have a project with my son and the 1964 GTO is considered the very first muscle car that started the...
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    Re: 3.7 Differential

    Jim,

    I am going to expose my ignorance here. What was the original ratio for our cars. I would like to drop the rpms at cruise a bit. I don't need the fast acceleration I would loose. I have my...
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    Re: headlight chrome rim- which is OEM?

    These are original chrome from my 56. I chose not to template to keep the engraving.
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    Re: Transmission input shaft

    There is a paper gasket behind the front plate. Here is a picture from one of our sponsors on their gasket set.
  19. Thread: Fuel Pump Leak

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    Re: Fuel Pump Leak

    Steve

    I would suspect you have a hole in your diapram. How old is the one you have. I had a leak when I first started my car many years ago. It went away when I rebuild the fuel pump.
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    Re: Weber fuel lines

    Jeff,

    One of our sponsors sl autohaus sells fittings that move the fuel delivery on the Webers to the top of the carb. You then can use a original Solex solid fuel line. I use the line you show...
  21. Re: lower control arm threaded pin installation

    Dave

    Don't be afraid to try different positions. I had the same experience as Walt but each side was different and it took a bit of investigation to figure out which way it was tweaked.
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    Re: Steering wheel plastic composition?

    Walt

    When I purchased mine my Mercedes dealer told me they were NLA and they had no stock. I got mine from Authentic for 735.00. Very close to what you said.
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    Re: Steering wheel plastic composition?

    I found my old contact about reconditioning our wheels

    The place is Kochs.com

    Here is their reply from 3 years ago
    "The cost to recast your steering wheel is $450.00. The chrome plating is...
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    Re: adjusters hit cam lobes

    Mike,

    If you want to try to shorten the adjusting screws the air cooled VW screws are the same thread pitch and they are 4 bucks so not a large expense to risk grinding them down. I shortened a...
  25. Thread: Sad News Today

    by walazos
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    Sad News Today

    I tried to reach out to a club member in Seattle today. His name was Tyler Oppenheim and learned from his brother that Tyler passed yesterday from brain cancer. Tyler joined our group in 2012 and...
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