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  1. Re: Door rail trim, thin or wide?? What year did it change?

    Mark ... There was a part number change on chassis 6501115.
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    Re: Ignition switch repair

    Alex ... Look at this previous thread. It has pictures of where to drill.
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    Re: Light Switch

    Do you have a light switch? The most common falt can be easily repaired.
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    Best Hub Cap Tool

    I have been using a small pry to remove my hub caps for years. I saw it on eBay and bought a spare.

    This pry ($8 on eBay) is small so that it easily slides under the hub cap, then rotate the...
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    Re: Camshaft 921 928

    Rex .... There is a number engraved on the rear end of the shaft. I believe that a "14" is the early cam and "15" is the later cam. See page M3a2 of the Supplement manual.
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    Re: Hood Install

    The right hand bracket has slots in them so that you can start the bolts into the hood, then slide them through the slot and then align the hood side to side.
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    Re: club spin on oil filter adapter hookup.

    Simon .... If you are talking about the spin-on filter, you just twist it off. You can use an oil filter wrench or a strap-wrench.
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    Re: Mystery part

    Walt ... Very sharp eyes.
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    Re: First Steps for Gracie

    David ... Please put your name and location in your profile/signature. It helps all of us relate to each other.

    You might try contacting Don Drabik in Maple City (near Travis City). Don is a...
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    Re: New Member Here!

    Doug .... Welcome to the Forum. Now, you need to become a member of the Group by visiting our club store.

    First, you are lucky to live near Dallas; Will Samples is a very long time member and...
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    Re: Hunting for a 121.928.10 engine!!

    Andre ... I also liked my 490 engine but I am restoring my car again and want to show it in AACA national shows so that required me to go back to my original engine with Solex carbs.
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    Re: Hunting for a 121.928.10 engine!!

    I have a 940 engine ready to install if you are interested.
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    Re: Hunting for a 121.928.10 engine!!

    Tim .... What engine do you currently have in the car (I assume that you are talking about a 190SL)? The 921.928 engine is correct for 190SL's built after August 1961, chassis 222122. The 921.921...
  14. Thread: No spark

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    Re: No spark

    Jack ..... With the ignition on, first try just grounding the negative side of the coil and look for spark. If no spark, disconnect the coil wire to the coil and repeat the test. If still no spark,...
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    Re: No spark

    Jack .... Yes, the negative lead of the meter goes to any good connecting spot on the body.
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    Re: No spark

    Jack .... First things first; measure the voltage at the red lead to the coil with the key on. It should be 12 volts. This checks power to the coil.

    Then replace the center wire of the coil with...
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    Re: 3.7 Differential

    The 3.7 differential is wonderful on modern roads. It lowers the engine RPM about 10% in all gears. First gear is more useful and fourth gear is much more comfortable on the highway. I bought a...
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    3.7 Differential

    I had a call from a person with a 3.7 rear end from a 180D for sale, !,200. Give him a call if you are interested: Alan Whelihan cel 240-367-7530 in MD
  19. Thread: off set key

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    Re: off set key

    You can buy offset key several places; on the east coast, SL Auto Haus (190SLParts.com). On the west coast, the Classic Center.
  20. Thread: rocker arms

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    Re: rocker arms

    Mike .... If you rotate the engine off of TDC, you should be able to rotate the cam shaft. The issue is at TDC is that the intake valve will hit the top of the piston and not allow the cam to be...
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    Re: Club Starter Installation..?..

    Rex .... The other wire has a large lug and that goes on the big terminal. The two wires on the large terminal are the positive battery cable and the main power wire that goes to the fuse box and...
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    Re: Club Starter Installation..?..

    Rex ... The big wire goes to the big terminal on the starter and the little one in your hand goes to the terminal next to the block. It sounds like you figured it out on another thread.
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    Re: alternator conversion/old regulator

    Rex ... Did you read the instructions? Alternator installation instructions
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    Re: Club Starter Installation..?..

    The terminal closest to the engine is connected to the small starter wire. Rex, if you bought the adapter kit, the pig tail would be attached to the correct terminal and provide a screw connection...
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    Re: turn signal cancelling

    Ron .... Sorry. The US model that had a cancelling turn signal had a finger that was tripped by a lobe on the steering shaft. You might not have that lobe on the steering column (much less the...
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