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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-17-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,730
Posted By PreferVintage
About 10 years ago, I remember briefly taking my...

About 10 years ago, I remember briefly taking my 280SL to 120MPH....high revs near 6K, but car was very smooth, and she still kept pulling! I was quite surprised at the high end torque still...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-24-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi guys...it's 11PM here and I was just checking...

Hi guys...it's 11PM here and I was just checking a few things on the car that were nagging at me. First thing, I haven't driven the car for a day, yet the system was pressurized! So now I'm thinking...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By PreferVintage
Strange engine cooling issue on a 300D

Hello all...I've read through previous posts and can't seem to find my issue, so I'm hoping you gentlemen (and ladies) will be kind enough to offer a suggestion or two. Over the past month, my '82...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 01-16-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,702
Posted By PreferVintage
Will Mercedes Diesels Be Forced to Disappear?

I asked a variant of this question about a year ago, but recent events have me wanting to take an informal poll as it were once again, and impose on the membership here. Like the rest of the members...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-11-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By PreferVintage
The whitewall cleaner I use that works great is...

The whitewall cleaner I use that works great is "Bleche White"...available at Pep Boys and some NAPA stores....I'll post other tire sizes that work...there is a list from several W113 SL forums....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-11-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By PreferVintage
How did you make that change, may I ask? My W123...

How did you make that change, may I ask? My W123 is automatic and I have either high or low and nothing really in between. I have to hit defrost and then switch to other settings to get the fan on....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-08-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By PreferVintage
I forgot to mention, these were $89 per tire, at...

I forgot to mention, these were $89 per tire, at a chain in the northeast called "Town Fair Tire"...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-08-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi all...I just picked up and mounted the...

Hi all...I just picked up and mounted the Uniroyals with white walls...I bought these;
UNIROYAL
TIGER PAW AWP II
SIZE: 195/75R14S
The tires have a wider bite on the road, but don't feel as nimble...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-08-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By PreferVintage
I totally agree the manual controls are...

I totally agree the manual controls are better...I have never seen an automatic system that worked over the long term. One example is how I had to find a special control box to adjust servos in a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-07-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By PreferVintage
Do all older cars have mediocre ventilation systems??

I love vintage cars....the styling, build quality, ease of maintenance, and more are just some of the reasons I prefer old vs new...I'm an engineer...I work with technology every day, but when a late...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-01-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By PreferVintage
Whitewall Tires for 2020? Can we still find them?

Hi Guys...does anyone know what the market is like these days for whitewall tires for classic Mercedes? I need to buy a set for my 280SL and my 280SE...I know Coker bought dies for many of these, but...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-15-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By PreferVintage
Is this the correct pulley orientation? The thick...

Is this the correct pulley orientation? The thick washer that came with the pulley was too thick to use and be mounted given the length of the bolt and the thickness of the bracket...I know the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi...this pulley has no threads in it...just a...

Hi...this pulley has no threads in it...just a loose through bolt...I'm assuming this is just used with a bolt and a through hole in the bracket...speaking of which, when looking at the bracket, I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By PreferVintage
Is this the correct pulley? I found this on...

Is this the correct pulley? I found this on Ebay...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi Mike...that's it...is it possible to see the...

Hi Mike...that's it...is it possible to see the idler as mounted to the bracket? I found one on ebay that is a rigid structure without spring loading...I think this is the correct one used on a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-11-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By PreferVintage
280SE A/C Configuration Photo Request

Hi...I was hoping you guys could kindly help me. I just purchased a 1970 MB 280SE with the M130 engine. At some point, a previous owner removed the A/C hoses, compressor bracket and pulley. I'm...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-24-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By PreferVintage
This is an interesting thread...I had a similar...

This is an interesting thread...I had a similar problem with my 280SE, but it appeared to be due to a restriction in the fuel line. On the drivers side, underneath the car, the fuel line was almost...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi Funola...thanks for your advice...it's so easy...

Hi Funola...thanks for your advice...it's so easy to pull injectors (now that I've done it about two dozen times, not by choice lol!), it makes sense to watch them...btw...the Monarks seem to have a...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-23-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
Yes, good to have a lab...used a desktop SEM,...

Yes, good to have a lab...used a desktop SEM, Hitachi TM-1000 and an optical...but we're not metallurgical...I don't know what metal it is....I'm passing the material to a colleague at Uconn in...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 09-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By PreferVintage
Thanks Tim...that's a good one to make up a...

Thanks Tim...that's a good one to make up a template from...the cars were quite a bit more than domestic cars at that time! I think a Lincoln was $11K in 1979...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-22-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
Funola...that is of stainless, taken in my...

Funola...that is of stainless, taken in my lab...actually a lot of pics taken of different metal parts involved in the failure...there were dislocations near the tip, leading me to feel the tip was...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-21-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
LOL, 'we no longer don't support Windows 3.1'! ...

LOL, 'we no longer don't support Windows 3.1'!
Yeah, I guess it's getting to be academic. I had no warning of the failure, and it was sudden and dramatic while on the highway. Whatever the cause, I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-21-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
Not complaining about older MBs...my most...

Not complaining about older MBs...my most reliable car is a '69 280SL....the car goes and goes...when any of my other cars have a problem, the SL fires up and runs great. I just get disappointed at...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 09-20-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By PreferVintage
Thanks Tim...that would be great...taking our...

Thanks Tim...that would be great...taking our cars to shows, it would be nice to include what the original window sticker looked like as for features and options and sales price for a given car...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-20-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
Thanks Christuna for the update on the new video....

Thanks Christuna for the update on the new video. I think Kent was speculating too much here, and he was just very lucky the piston and valve(s) weren't damaged by the debris. I cut the prechamber...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By PreferVintage
Alec, thank you!! That's an awesome upgrade for...

Alec, thank you!! That's an awesome upgrade for the early keys! Appreciate you kindly sharing...I'm ordering now...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
This is a pic of the prechamber shown by Kent on...

This is a pic of the prechamber shown by Kent on Mercedes Source in his 'Operation Save Digby Part 4' video on You Tube...it looks just like what happened to mine...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-19-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By PreferVintage
This is not related to electronic keys, but the...

This is not related to electronic keys, but the old style MB keys and the attitude of MB dealers these days. I wanted to get some new keys for my 1982 300D, and so I went to the dealer and presented...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-18-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,886
Posted By PreferVintage
It appears Kent at mercedes source have a new...

It appears Kent at mercedes source have a new video concerning a 300D he calls 'Digby' in his video number 4, show a precombustion chamber with the tip blown off...just like mine looked...it will be...
Forum: Diesel Performance Tuning 09-18-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By PreferVintage
Hi all...I just obtained a copy of an original...

Hi all...I just obtained a copy of an original dealer window invoice sticker that I'm posting here for all if they want a copy as a template to make one up for their car...I'll post more later as I...
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