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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 02-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By winecountryone
early Sl parts interchange info needed.

Been quite a while since I frequented this forum but hope someone can help me out.Was awakened by the police early this am.It seems my SL was an innocent victim of a gang shootout.There are now...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By winecountryone
Frozen rear brake caliper

Looking for suggestions on how to get the piston out for rebuilding.It is stuck solid and won't budge.Already tried the following: Large C clamp.Bent it without moving anything.Good size pry bar...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-28-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By winecountryone
560 SL uses 124 class suspension components

It's my understanding that the 560's use the suspension from the 124 class sedans so they would use totally different springs.
I thought seriously about spax but got a LOT of negative feedback.Plus...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-03-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By winecountryone
As Kermit the frog said,"it's not easy being...

As Kermit the frog said,"it's not easy being green!!"
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,849
Posted By winecountryone
Need help identifying these so I can find 2 more

The owner of the property where my boss rents his shop recently suffered a break in.The biggest loss came from his storage shed where he had several sets and singles of rims and tires left from his...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-22-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By winecountryone
wiper motor interchange from 116 to 107

My intermittent function no longer works on my 74 450SL.Another forum member gave me detailed instructions on testing switch and motor.Problem is motor.There is what appears to be in the photos a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-21-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By winecountryone
Very knowledgeble shop in Berkeley CA

Forget the name but there is a very knowledgeable shop on San Pablo avenue in Berkeley.Been doing these rebuilds a very long time.If they don't have the one you need on the shelf they will rebuild...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-19-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By winecountryone
4 speed 450's are rare but come up for sale

Amg conversions usually had 4 speeds.There was a 1975 4 speed available on craigslist recently in the San Francisco area.The hard part of doing the conversion is finding a euro donor car.You need the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-19-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By winecountryone
Voltage regulators are usual culprits

Too late for you but the voltage regulator is usually the problem with bosch alternators.These can be purchased separately.Even new ones tend to be a bit on the "low" side,usually around 13.4-13.7V
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-19-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,074
Posted By winecountryone
I have thought the stock d jet one looked really...

I have thought the stock d jet one looked really small for an engine of that displacement.How much more could one expect to get with a bigger throttle body and what other mods would need to be done...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,091
Posted By winecountryone
Wow,that's amazing! I guess these aren't quite...

Wow,that's amazing! I guess these aren't quite old enough yet to have these problems surface but when they get to the age of our 107's you probably won't be able to give one away.I for the most part...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-20-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By winecountryone
Thanks for the input

As tempting as these are I do think I will pass.There are virtually no affordable,high load rated 14" tires available.(Sumitomo HTR being a possible exception)I am looking for better ride and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-19-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By winecountryone
14" centras- Worth doing or not?

The chrome bundts on my early SL in are poor shape.I recently located a set of four of the centra wheels but they are in the far less desirable 14" size.
How do these stack up weight and strength...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-19-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,091
Posted By winecountryone
Why not an SLK?

Kinda curious about why you would not want the SLK.I have heard fewer reports of trouble with them than the 129's
30 mpg is hard to beat.HP wise they are equal or better than my D-jet 450.I have...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-19-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,615
Posted By winecountryone
good oil seal is critical

Mine were fouling every 1200-1500 miles.Ordered the proper seal(4-5$)from my nearest dealer and no more issues since.
I am always on the lookout in the pick your parts yards for anything D-jet.My...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 10-13-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By winecountryone
Trunk doesn't need vacuum

If your 75 is like my 74 only the doors and fuel door have vacuum locks.The proper key should open the trunk.My 74 still has the battery in the engine compartment,but I'm pretty sure that doesn't...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By winecountryone
74 450SL smokes on startup

My car has only recently started puffing out a small amount of blue/white smoke on inital startup.The exaust smell when running is oil,not fuel.The last car I had that did this(V8 Ford) was caused by...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 09-18-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By winecountryone
summit racing has hella conversion lamps

I know for a fact that summit has the hella's in the 7 inch on the shelf at their retail store.I was there in Nevada a couple of weeks back.If they have those they might have the small ones or could...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-21-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By winecountryone
Does your car have an air pump?

If your car has air injection that would explain the high O2 numbers
NOx is more likely to be either a timing,EGR (if equipped?),or weak cat issue
I don't have reference materials handy as I'm...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-20-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By winecountryone
I appreciate your input! I was only interested...

I appreciate your input!
I was only interested in this brand as they seem to be the only one still making "upgrades" for the early SL.
I may be able to source this kit a bit cheaper out of...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By winecountryone
Spax suspension for 107 chassis SL

I have found several sites in the UK offering spring and spring/shock combo kits for the 107 chassis SL.
Any forum members from "across the pond" have experience with these products? I am trying to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 07-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,875
Posted By winecountryone
Mann or Mahle

The german made mann or mahle filters would be my first choice,but they are kind of expensive at 12-15$ .Purolator pure 1 or WIX are probably easier to find.
If you pick up a mann and compare the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-16-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,960
Posted By winecountryone
Modern aftermarket systems all use R134.There are...

Modern aftermarket systems all use R134.There are a number of advertisers in places like Hemmings motor news who could design a system for most any vehicle.There are commonly used in kit cars and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-09-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,672
Posted By winecountryone
Nice finds!

I have seen a few of the 4 speeds in various wrecking yards here in northern CA,but never in a 107 chassis!
Hope the parts remaining parts are still there when you return.I've learned the hard way...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-03-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By winecountryone
Manual trans 129 in San Francisco area

There can't be too many of these in the USA.
Pretty color too!

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1761649306.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 06-01-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By winecountryone
Early 107 SL 4 sale in northern CA

I have no connection to this seller but this appears to be a very nice example for the asking price.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/1759322083.html
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,039
Posted By winecountryone
Don't trust online system

I have had a lot of trouble with their online parts tracking.The staff at each yard are responsible for updating the master database.I have driven 60 miles only to find the vehicle database had not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-24-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,942
Posted By winecountryone
SL320 is inline 6

SL 320 is NOT a V6.It is an inline 6 and depending on year my have either 12 or 24 valve motor.Big difference in power between the SL320 and 500.The V8 makes about 325HP,the 6 about 175-200HP.
If...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,286
Posted By winecountryone
Angry Need to peruse the diesel boards more often!

Damn,just saw all the posts on this SUNDAY.Too late must be my middle name!:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
Looks like a fun route,please PM me if you all do this again in the near future.I could bring the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 05-23-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,722
Posted By winecountryone
Hard tops are available

I frequently see hard tops for 107 chassis cars for sale.Prices range from 150$ up to 500$.If you found a nice car without one I wouldn't make it a "deal breaker" Not sure where you are at but here...
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