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    Re: WTB Rear brake pads and hardware

    Hi Rex,
    I may be able to help. Can you be more specific on which parts you need? For example, each rear wheel has a fore and aft shoe and I believe they are different part numbers. Other than that...
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    Re: Source for Oil filter for 1956 190sl

    I would suggest checking with our sponsors from the "Sponsors" page- a few of them carry what you need. I recommend that you purchase the filter with the seals instead of just the bare filter.
    Steve
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    Re: Soft top frame- needs work

    This has been sold.
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    Re: Introduction.. new 190 owner with pics!

    Hi Joe,

    Welcome to the club.

    When I transported my engine and transmission, I built a stand, strapped down the engine and tranny to it then used an engine hoist and lifted it all into the bed...
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    Soft top frame- needs work

    Hi all,

    I have an original soft top frame available. Instead of listing it on e-Bay, I'm first offering it to our members.

    The frame is a bit rough and needs to be completely restored. The...
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    Re: Soft top needed

    Private message sent.
    Steve
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    Re: Ignition / Steering Lock Key Code

    Hi Alan,
    My ignition key code is W followed by 4 numbers consistent with your post (none other than 6, 4, 1 and 9) so I can't disprove what you've been told. I've had good luck with the people at...
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    Re: Do It Yourself Carpeting

    John/Greg,

    Thanks for the pictures and tips.

    Steve
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    Re: Do It Yourself Carpeting

    I bought a carpet kit from one of our sponsors. The long piece that curves around the back of the passenger compartment seems like it's too long by 3 or 4 inches (i.e., from one B pillar to the...
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    Re: 1955 190sl Frame Off Restoration

    It is presented on page 104, upper left corner in the ""Trading Post" section. Nice car!
    Steve

    PS- Please never mention the "that" family on this forum again!
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    Re: Brand od Motor Oil

    I have been using Shell Rotella T4 15w40 that I buy at Walmart. I've been feeling guilty about going as long as a year between oil changes for the cars I don't drive much; you guys are making me...
  12. Thread: Just for fun

    by smaiocco
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    Re: Just for fun

    Here is a link to the Beverly Hillbillies episode mentioned above. The 190 appears at about 16:20. I caught it on T.V. a few days ago but they cut out almost all of the video of the car to put in...
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    Re: Cylinder head #

    Hi Alan,

    I see what you mean about the water channels but they are the same as a 921 engine cylinder head with a casting number of 1210100620 (also dated in 1956)- see picture below.

    Also,...
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    Re: Cylinder head #

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to identify a cylinder head but the numbers aren't making sense to me. There are only three numbers on the head- they are "E56/195", "1 856" and the compression ratio of...
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    Re: Cylinder head wanted for 121.921 engine

    Hi Dave,

    I researched heads quite some time ago. My notes say that your current head is the most common casting number for a 921 engine. My notes also suggest that the other head you referenced...
  16. Thread: 190sl on TV

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    Re: 190sl on TV

    Very nice, Andre. Congratulations!

    Steve
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    Re: Amplifier mounting

    Thanks, John. That does seem to be the same location as mine.
    Steve
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    Re: Amplifier mounting

    Thanks, Greg. I appreciate the quick feedback.
    Steve
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    Amplifier mounting

    Hi all,

    How was the radio amplifier/power unit usually mounted below the dash? On my '56, there were two 6mm bolts going up through the amplifier bracket then through the "shelf" between the...
  20. Thread: Water Pump

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    Re: Water Pump

    I have had the radiator in and out of my early 56 four or five times without removing the hood or fan first but it requires two people and I tape cardboard to the radiator to protect the fins from...
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    Re: Passenger floor holes..

    Hi Mark,

    There is a rubber bumper mounted on the underside of the floor above the exhaust system; it has two rubber extensions that go up through the floor if I remember correctly. It would be...
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    Re: Brakes and Back Firing

    Dave,

    If you go to the "Timeline" section in the "Tech" tab, you can see that it was an option for early cars like yours (look in the 1956 changes). You can also see the pictures of the boosters...
  23. Thread: Teflon Gasket

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    Re: Teflon Gasket

    Hi Hal,

    I believe SL Auto Haus has these. I'm not sure about the other sponsors.

    All the best,
    Steve
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    Re: Help Diagnosing an Electrical Issue

    Thanks, Walt. Those readings seem very close.

    I warmed the car up with a fully charged battery and it seemed like I might be all set- even the idiot light was going off when I revved it a bit. ...
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    Re: Help Diagnosing an Electrical Issue

    Thanks, Tom. I'll make sure the battery is fully charged and do a good warm-up before testing it again.
    Steve
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