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    Bastard child interior

    When Cadillac and 190 SL "get together."

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1958-mercedes-benz-190sl-8/
  2. Thread: Soft Top Color

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    Re: Soft Top Color

    Well, I guess the data card doesn't show the Teppich (soft top) color like my larger '61 data card does (but, that seems weird). Either way, put on any color you like, you could have ordered it that...
  3. Thread: Soft Top Color

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    Re: Soft Top Color

    what year is your car? Are you sure your data card doesn't show the top color? You could choose any color you wanted at the time. Post a copy of your data card if you can.
  4. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    It could be weakness in the driver's old leg.
  5. Thread: brakes

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    Re: brakes

    Walt, I haven't done it, but I think I can say with confidence that I could lock up my brakes. They feel very good, surprisingly good. When I got the car I did have to shave and shape the right...
  6. Thread: Heater Valve

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    Heater Valve

    Why does the heater valve have a slit cut in it?
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    Re: Best place to sell a 190SL

    A great presentation on BAT (think 150 pictures or more showing every detail and videos of driving and running) can net some great results. They allow reserves, but may be in conflict with what you...
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    Re: "SA" 5-digit Option Codes - Help Needed

    Did you look in the TECH INFO tab above?
  9. Re: why does my 190 sl have a trailer hitch on it ? was this a factory option ?

    In the 19004 options manual a trailer hitch is available for a 190 SL. How is that mounted?
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    Re: Engine bay paint

    I like Duplicolor Engine Enamel semi-gloss black found in big box auto stores
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    Re: 123 Ignition: Pre-set or Programmable?

    It's the whole distributor.
    https://123ignitionusa.com/for-mercedes-with-4-cyl-engines-no-vacuum-merc-4-r/

    https://123ignitionusa.com/mercedes-4-cylinder-tune-4-r-v-m-programable-blue-tooth/
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  12. Thread: Santa Fe

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    Re: Santa Fe

    It was a great convention and locale. Too bad you missed the drive to Alamosa, spectacular. Many thanks to Bill and Cheri for hosting a great time with a wide variety of interests to explore.
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    Re: Throttle shaft control rod bearing?

    With the right tools and strategy it's a 15 min. job, 30 max. If the shaft is on the car, take out bolt securing that ear of the carb. Raise the throttle shaft to clear the bolt hole. Replace the...
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    Re: Throttle shaft control rod bearing?

    I had the same problem and a very esteemed member of the club, Walt Puryear, handed me the solution. Put a tap into the bearing just enough bite to get a good grip. Then, using a long drift, tap...
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    Re: My SL see's daylight

    Looks great Bill. More pics!
  16. Re: Is MSD Multi-Spark Ignition and 123 Distributor a recommended combination?

    my understanding of the issue is that if a cup of water will put out the flame of a match, is a gallon of water better? Apparently you get a stronger spark with MSD, but is it a benefit?
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    Re: what is the carbie setup in the 190sl ?

    If that's how you feel about the car now, you should dump it and cut your losses.
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    Re: How do you adjust the seat back adjusters?

    They just flip toward the center or away so the seat back arm rests higher or lower.
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    Re: Leather Dye-Interior

    Pictures?
  20. Re: Red leather below soft top (when top is folded down)

    Gahh
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    Re: Carburator bolts and gasket

    Wouldn't flat stock of proper dimension with two tapped holes do the job too and be a bit easier to fabricate?
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    Re: Carburator bolts and gasket

    Maybe Ellis could do it in quantity?
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    Re: Carburator bolts and gasket

    Now, why didn't MB think of that? I think I see a new club store item.
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    Re: Does anyone remember this post...

    If you look at Sonoma conventions in PICTURES above I think you'll see the car. Dave Nowak was the owner, I believe and it was shown at Amelia too.
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    Re: Do It Yourself Carpeting

    here are some pics from original that may help. The leather's so shiny because leatherique treatment was on it.
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