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  1. Re: 190SL Functional Upgrades ( Mecahnical and Cosmetic)

    Dave,
    Thanks for posting the results of your efforts. It looks like the 190SL engine has limited ability to be "hot rodded". I quess as a % of stock HP and torque your upgrades certainly helped....
  2. Re: Need a few missing pages for the large 190 Volume 1 manual

    Thank you John and Bill. Walt fixed me up with the missing pages. I am going to make a 3 ring binder of the full manual.
    This is a great group!
  3. Need a few missing pages for the large 190 Volume 1 manual

    I am resurrecting my large (thick) Volume 1 shop manual for the 190, not the 190sl supplement and not the "concise edition" of the 190 manual. Over the years, like 45 years, I have been guilty of...
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    Re: Experience R & R Solex Carbs

    I did the rear carb first and thought that would be the more difficult one. I was wrong!
    I know that I did this years ago before 1/4" wobble sockets and fabbing the tie bar setup, I must be losing...
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    Re: Experience R & R Solex Carbs

    Jim,
    I attempted to find the post with a picture and was not successful. I made mine by setting up 2 bolts with nuts on a spare carb (for proper spacing). Then I made a connecting bar (about 1/8" by...
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    Re: Experience R & R Solex Carbs

    Thanks for all of your suggestions. After almost 2 hours, I took a break for the day and made my posting. Trying to properly install the wave washers and access to install the lower nut on the...
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    Experience R & R Solex Carbs

    I have to ask those who have personally removed and reinstalled their Solex carbs more than once. I had removed the individual carbs and am in the process of reinstalling the carbs which I have not...
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    Re: Steering Wheel?

    I agree. Look up the sellers ebay sales history.
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    Re: WTB a hood, gas tank,

    A used hood from another 190SL may or may not fit your car. I believe that the once available NOS hoods were purposely oversized so that they could be trimmed to fit. I don't know for sure, however,...
  10. Re: Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Walt,
    Thanks for the response. It sounds like the replacement lenses both styles of tail lights require some shaping with heat. I may just give it a try.
  11. Re: Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Gerry,
    My current 190SL (since 1976) is a 1959 with the newer style tail light.

    Has anyone gone through the process of replacing just the plastic with the later style tail light?
  12. Re: Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Gerry,
    Thanks for the response. From your experience it appears that the fit of the plastic lens to the chromed frame is not the best. That is the kind of information that I was looking for. I...
  13. Replacing cracked plastic in tail lights

    Has anyone attempted replacing the cracked plastic in an original chrome outer steel frame? I managed to crack the plastic in an otherwise like new original tail light.
  14. Thread: Lift

    by 49willard
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    Re: Lift

    As a general statement I would recommend a 4 post for additional storage and a 2 post for working on your car. I have a 2 post since I do essentially all of my own work.
  15. Thread: bc canada

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    Re: bc canada

    Just an update. It looks like the 2121 convention will be in Washington state.
    Sven,
    I agree with you, I was up for Whistler. Sailing up in Desolation Sound was a bucket list item that initially...
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    Re: Early Style Engine Oil Filter Canister

    Mark,
    I left a message on your phone with my number. Call me, I am east coast time. I have what you need.
    Bill
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    Re: Early Style Engine Oil Filter Canister

    Mark,
    I will check to see if I have one.
    Bill

    Edit: Mark do you need both the canister (black painted steel) and the top aluminum casting that bolts to the block and the long thru bolt?
  18. Early Bosch 2 hole mount condensers on EBAY

    For anyone interested I found these condensers on EBAY which have been NLA for a while. I purchased 2.
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    Re: Chrome Door Trim Nut Removal

    I had one break off in the end after going through the same basic process. I welded on a replacement stud before plating. Normally heat is your friend on frozen fasteners but not in this case with...
  20. Thread: Slotted Rims

    by 49willard
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    Re: Slotted Rims

    John,
    I stand corrected, I had never seen the slotted beauty rings on a 190SL! It is a learn something new day.
  21. Thread: Slotted Rims

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    Re: Slotted Rims

    Can't tell without a picture however I suspect that they are later SL. 190SL beauty rings were not slotted
  22. Thread: bc canada

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    Re: bc canada

    John McCorquodale lives in Delta. John is a club director. He is planning to run the national convention in 2021 in Whistler. He is not particularly active on the website. I experienced your part of...
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    Greg,
    Good plan!
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    Re: Radiator disaster

    $100 would be a real bargain! I had mine recored last year by a very reputable shop. Iirc, his wholesale price for the core was just over $200.
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    Re: Delete ashtray altogether?

    It is a personal decision, however it will cost you more in labor to properly fill and fair the hole than it will be to do the leather work of covering the wood on top of the ashtray.
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