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  1. Re: New Member Benefit: Free Membership in Mercedes-Benz ClubCard Program

    Paul, this is a great opportunity for our club. Thanks to all who made this happen...
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    Re: Engine bay paint

    I used John Deere Blitz Black. It comes in both cans for mixing and spraying as well as rattle cans. It covers very nice...
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    Re: Finished at last

    Jeff, she is a beauty... Congrats...
  4. Thread: DIN questions

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    Re: DIN questions

    Greg, if I am not mistaken, this is the long hex head that secures the left side heater box. I purchased new stainless steel ones and just blasted them and painted them blitz black (or what ever...
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    Re: Water bag windshield washer

    Martin, do you have a brake booster?
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    Re: Water bag windshield washer

    Not the best picture, but this is my original when I had just painted it... I was using VHT at the time but ended up blasting it again and painting with John Deere Blitz Black. Rob
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    Re: Water bag windshield washer

    Email me... I may have an extra...
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    Re: Wanted: original jackport cover

    Bill, if you want to bring it to the convention, I can pick it up and take it back to Richmond where Marco lives...
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    Re: Rechroming advice

    Betsy. I too have been using Custom Chrome. Their web site is https://www.customchromeplating.com/, phone is (440) 926-3116 and finally email customchromeplating@yahoo.com. For the bigger items...
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    Re: chassis data tag

    Ron, I ordered a new blank one from MB. Make sure to specify either in German or English...
  11. Re: Loaner front hub for Disc Brake Fabrication? Anyone?

    I may have been mistaken. I have looked and the one on this sale seems to be the one I saw earlier. It is $49.99 obo. Still a good price... Hope this helps....
  12. Re: Loaner front hub for Disc Brake Fabrication? Anyone?

    I do not; however, there has been one on Ebay for a while now. I think the asking price is $40.00.

    Rob
  13. Thread: Unknown parts!

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    Re: Unknown parts!

    Caio, Jim is right on. However, I will tell you the two door hinge sections need to be painted body color. Hopefully, you can still get the painter to paint these too. The reason you may not have...
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    Re: Early Visor Function

    Gerry, do you have the threaded holes in your window frame? Most roadsters only came with one on the drivers side; however, the other side could be special ordered. If you had both, you will have...
  15. Thread: Mystery Bolts

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    Re: Mystery Bolts

    Jim, not sure what the actual size is, but by the shape they seem to look like the sections that go with the pedal brackets... 18-51 or 56. One is thicker than the other and one has a beveled...
  16. Thread: Mystery Bolts

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    Re: Mystery Bolts

    Jim, I was also voting for the left side heater duct. There is only one of this length on the entire car but it is a 6x70 not a 5x70. I checked the parts catalogs and do not see any reference to a...
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    Re: source for headlight bezel screws?

    You can always call George and tell him what you need. He has a lot of the chrome fasteners that we need. I needed a size he did not have, but within a week or two he had them. No major price...
  18. Thread: fasteners

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    Re: fasteners

    Harold, thanks... But since my restoration is on it's 12th year, I am afraid the research was MUCH quicker. But my restoration is a combination of both time and money. And when I had the time but...
  19. Thread: fasteners

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    Re: fasteners

    I had put together a spreadsheet that I transcribed from the "A" Parts Catalog. Sadie is an early 56 and this was the most appropriate one. I have found some changes in lengths between the A and B...
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    Re: LEDs replacements

    Hey, anyone find LED replacements for the earlier cars (taillights and body mounted license plate lights). These are the festoon type.

    Rob
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    Re: Insulation modification

    I question where you got our information stating that the tunnel was carpeted. All the research I have done shows rubber mats only throughout the production of the vehicle. The only carpet is in...
  22. Thread: Subframe Paint

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    Re: Subframe Paint

    A shop that specialized in 190SL restorations had found the best to be John Deere Blitz Black. I used it on Sadie. It covers GREAT and has the right about of gloss. The other nice thing is that...
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    Re: WANTED: Headlight Switch

    Trip, when I started on Sadie, MB did not make new ones. I purchased a few off ebay and none were usable. MB did make another batch and I purchased one when they did. You may want to keep you ear...
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    Re: Early Style Bosch Horn Data Tags

    Oh. Well, you need the same as I do. I too have the early style and I was going to call George from Authentic Classics to see if he can get the ones we need too. I was not going to call him until...
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    Re: Early Style Bosch Horn Data Tags

    Authentic Classics sells new ones. You can find them here..

    http://www.authenticclassics.com/Pair-of-Bosch-Horn-Data-Plates-12-9-12-10-Type-p/auth-004686.htm

    Rob
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