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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-19-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Tomguy
Yep, right number. And seconded on the stainless....

Yep, right number. And seconded on the stainless. The car's been around for 47+ years, I assume you don't expect it to die any time soon.
Mercedes 1970-72 280SE 4.5, 300SE 4.5, 280SEL 4.5 and 300SEL...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By Tomguy
And in my yard experience, you want the cheapest...

And in my yard experience, you want the cheapest tool for the job because... well, when I'm dead-tired from walking in the yard, I have been known to forget tools, which is why I love HF tools. Am I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Tomguy
"Other miscellaneous disconnections" such as the...

"Other miscellaneous disconnections" such as the tie rods, the subframe stabilizer bar (if not broken from bad subframe mounts), fuel and vacuum lines, etc. Just be aware that anything connecting...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By Tomguy
My two cents: Get the 1.5 ton Aluminum HF...

My two cents:

Get the 1.5 ton Aluminum HF one for the yards. You can get it with a coupon for $60. It's a hair over 30lbs, and you won't find a better one for that price....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-04-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By Tomguy
Below your plastic bin I see subframe mount...

Below your plastic bin I see subframe mount bolts. Did you just undo the 1 big bolt? The shock nuts are still on. Are those undone from the underside? The entire subframe assembly can come out with...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-22-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 205,803
Posted By Tomguy
I've looked at S55 and E55 as potential...

I've looked at S55 and E55 as potential replacements for my 300M, if it ever dies.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-22-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 205,803
Posted By Tomguy
Thanks! My oldest is 6... I had a Jeep before, I...

Thanks! My oldest is 6... I had a Jeep before, I just got the Pacifica in July or so... you might've just missed that, laugh. I'm very tempted to go back to a GC again, or a Durango, or Explorer...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-22-2019, 09:20 AM
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Views: 205,803
Posted By Tomguy
6.75, assuming that means a few Rolls from the...

6.75, assuming that means a few Rolls from the 70s/80s.

As for the minivan, I have 2 kids, I liked the ride... but man I miss the Hemi too much!!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-21-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2,002
Views: 205,803
Posted By Tomguy
Al, I think James May would like a word with you.

Al, I think James May would like a word with you.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Tomguy
You can order a key from the dealer, or just get...

You can order a key from the dealer, or just get a replacement head if that's the only "Bad" part.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 02-14-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Tomguy
Moved to Diesel Discussion, most of the Vintage...

Moved to Diesel Discussion, most of the Vintage posts are for gassers.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-14-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Tomguy
Looks like you may need to bend the line by the...

Looks like you may need to bend the line by the frame rail, so it's closer to the rail (and perhaps lower).
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-06-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Tomguy
Does it say "Gen"? Sounds like the alternator /...

Does it say "Gen"? Sounds like the alternator / charge warning light.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-23-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Tomguy
Maybe some of you would be gone, I am hoping I'm...

Maybe some of you would be gone, I am hoping I'm around so I can buy 20-40 good, formerly-expensive cars for dirt cheap... and have a nice collection ranging from sports cars (McLaren F1, Ferrari...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 37,510
Posted By Tomguy
Out of curiosity, have you looked at SWB 108s to...

Out of curiosity, have you looked at SWB 108s to see if you could use one of them?

I never looked at the two side by side enough to compare, but it's possible that there were enough similarities...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-20-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Tomguy
Right, style and fun, you've got it! See, in my...

Right, style and fun, you've got it! See, in my view, the sedans and coupes have smoother/cleaner lines than the ragtops. I'm not the only one who thinks this! A lot of people I know all think that...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-20-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Tomguy
I may be mistaken here, but I think convertibles...

I may be mistaken here, but I think convertibles are a boomer-generation thing. I do know that sales of NEW convertibles sure don't support any evidence that they're a Gen X or Millennial commodity. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tomguy
Nothing in the D-Jet would cut fuel at a given...

Nothing in the D-Jet would cut fuel at a given RPM, or shifts, which tells me there may be some other issues.
If you keep your foot in it, does it rev past 5k? Or does it just not go past 5k and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-15-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Tomguy
Are you using a 6 point 14mm? If so, try another...

Are you using a 6 point 14mm? If so, try another socket, ex if you're using a 1/2" drive try 3/8", if 3/8" try 1/4". I have 6 point 14mm in all 3 of those, you should too - and it appears you need...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-04-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Tomguy
When did 6.3 values peak and begin going down? I...

When did 6.3 values peak and begin going down? I know about 15 years ago Gerry sold his 6.3 for a bit over $10k if memory serves, and it was an excellent running and driving car that just needed...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-01-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Tomguy
My thought is that if you're only getting 10-20...

My thought is that if you're only getting 10-20 degrees of mechanical advance (I think 10 as the manifold vac that retards the distributor is bypassed off idle but may be wrong), that there are two...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-24-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Tomguy
Yes, you can use the line right at the firewall,...

Yes, you can use the line right at the firewall, before the check valve to the door lock system. Any point after that, no. So essentially, disconnecting your vacuum locks to use that as your test...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-23-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Tomguy
Retarding the timing by 12 degrees will hurt your...

Retarding the timing by 12 degrees will hurt your MPG and your high-end power. Keep in mind that when those cylinders are firing at 6000 RPM, it takes the fuel just as long to burn as it does at 600,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-22-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tomguy
Congratulations! I am sure you're beyond...

Congratulations! I am sure you're beyond thrilled. The 108 market is going up at a steady rate. Part of it I think is the Porsche bubble. Hopefully when that pops it doesn't take the other...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Tomguy
I bought a cardone refurb booster for my beater,...

I bought a cardone refurb booster for my beater, 1999 300M.
It comes UNPAINTED. It corrodes fast. I don't know how they can legally sell them like that. US Auto Makers are forced to recall if they...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-13-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By Tomguy
US-spec marker lights, US-spec headlights,...

US-spec marker lights, US-spec headlights, headrests, seatbelts - looks like a typical 108 to me. What do you see that would say gray market?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-13-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Tomguy
I put a rear on the front. I forget if I had to...

I put a rear on the front. I forget if I had to swap the arm but I think all I had to do was adjust the stop. The right and left do not interchange, though.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Tomguy
Used motors are probably fine. It's the...

Used motors are probably fine. It's the regulators themselves that bend and then cause slippage. So I wouldn't fear a used motor. I might have one laying around somewhere even, but it'll take me a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Tomguy
It depends on where you drive and how you drive....

It depends on where you drive and how you drive. An oil-bath air filter doesn't offer anywhere near the effectiveness against water that a paper filter does, and it has a much higher capacity for...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-08-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Tomguy
Hey Chrismin! I moved your post to a new...

Hey Chrismin!

I moved your post to a new thread because your issue sounds a bit unrelated to the previous one.

Because you have mismatched plugs, what you truly need to do is find out which...
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