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    Re: Weber carbs

    One easy item to check -- with engine off, have someone depress the gas pedal to full throttle, check that both carbs are against their respective full throttle stops. adjust as necessary.
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    Re: Fuel pump primer

    Greg -- Your inertial cut-off is a must with any electric fuel pump system. Great that you installed it. No need to second guess its importance.
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    Re: Back Firing

    When the distributor shaft bushing wears the dwell angle will oscillate. The maximum allowed variation is 3°.
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    Re: Weber link

    "Kinda hard to make Webers have an original look : ) "


    Not so hard … just splash some gasoline here and there around the carbs and pour more on the floor under the car, and they look like those...
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    Re: Hot Carburetors

    The 190 SL I drive has a custom aluminum heat shield under each carburetor. These were designed, built and installed with the help of a neighbor, an engineer whose career was keeping the SR71...
  6. Re: anyone running 185 or 195 70 R 14 tires on their 190SL?

    Bill

    My spare is a P185/70 R 13 85H -- A Pirelli P4000.

    I was running Pirelli P4000s (205/70 14) on the car at the time I purchased this spare tire and desired the same quality tire in the...
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    Re: Fuel Pump Identification Number

    This is an interesting question, and I don't have the answer.

    My 1963 parts book edition lists the fuel feed pump with the water drain plug, part number as 000 091 53 01.

    The pump on my 190SL...
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    Re: New Tires Time

    they also have a redline tire in that size available. Redlines -- memories that date back to my 1960's Corvettes & college days.
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    running 205 70 VR 14 -- Vredestein
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    Re: Help with pedal shaft...

    Jim R. -- Good to see that you have leftover parts (rubber thingy). You are making it better, ha.

    Jim V. -- re that spring in the transmission that Tom mentioned, seems like we had some episode...
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    Re: Help with pedal shaft...

    Thanks Jim, Walt and Jim -- this is something I need to work on and you answered all my questions as well.

    Jim R. -- Pea Soup lost her clutch in a hurricane Michael rain band about 2 hours from...
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    Re: Fuel gauge sending unit in trunk

    Coy

    Thanks! This is definitely one of those do try this at home with the grandkids!

    Like when we used gravity to move the 400 LB Sony console TV from the 3rd floor to the south lawn.
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    Not to worry

    A back of a napkin calculation shows that Pea Soup has consumed 22,320 explosion free gallons of gasoline.
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    Upside down sun visor brackets

    I've been driving Pea Soup for 34 years with the sun visor brackets on upside down. They couldn't be used for their intended purpose lowered to block the evening sun since they effectively blocked my...
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    Fuel gauge sending unit in trunk

    There are a lot of things the 34-year driver of this 190SL learned at the Waynesville convention, and I'll bring up my many questions and observations as I have time over the next few months.

    The...
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    Re: Vredestein and cold weather issues

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    Very interesting and thanks for researching this.

    I knew this was the case with my Vredestein Giugiaro Sportrac 5 (not to be used in freezing weather), but didn't realize it also applied to...
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    Re: Toss the spare tire or keep it?

    Cell phones (plural) are charged, and the beautiful clean spare wheel, Pea Soup green on the outside and 190SL factory green on the inside, along with its seldom used Italian shoe, are on the garage...
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    Toss the spare tire or keep it?

    We're heading to Waynesville Wednesday (Michael permitting) and question the value of carrying a spare tire. Would like some input from others on this subject.

    Trunk space is at a premium and it...
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    Re: body number on hardtop

    Ah, the X5 . Yours is a hardtop made for BMW.
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    Pure 190 SL

    Yesterday Bob Hyatt and I worked on installing a replacement water pump housing on Pea Soup. Installed the pump housing, water pump, pulley, fan, alternator belt, and filled the radiator. It is...
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    Re: Water Pump

    On my '57, I removed not just the radiator, but the whole engine without removing the hood.

    Ha, right. For those not in the know, to remove the engine one removes the three front subframe bolts,...
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    Re: Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses

    Flexible radiator hoses are my preference even though they are not considered an original hose. The original style hose is quite stiff, it is not shaped to match either the upper or lower radiator...
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    Re: Water Pump

    We all have our different ways of approaching jobs on our 190SLs. André removes the radiator ... I remove the hood. On the driver side I remove three bolts, loosen the 4th and lift off. Everything...
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    Re: 2018 Waynesville Convention

    Walt -- Do we need to let you know / register for after-the-ball?
  25. Re: Replacing timing gears without taking out the engine?

    It doesn't take much time to pull the engine out of the car. 4 hours at most?
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