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Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 53
Posted By Mike D
220 is on the low side but that is to be expected...

220 is on the low side but that is to be expected for an engine which sat that long. Maybe, and that is just a maybe, the compression will improve if and when you get it to start and run.

What...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Today, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike D
Yeah, the ACC's working fine. It's the getting...

Yeah, the ACC's working fine. It's the getting out of the car and walking over to where the car is located part I'm trying to avoid. Mostly because once I get to his place, I know there's going to be...
Forum: Diesel Discussion Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike D
Don't know and that's why I'm asking. The '85...

Don't know and that's why I'm asking. The '85 OM617 is at a friend's place thirty plus miles away and the '78 is here with me. It's too danged hot for a "pleasure cruise" at the moment so I am trying...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-05-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Mike D
The W126 SD's are the aluminum boot and bonnet....

The W126 SD's are the aluminum boot and bonnet. The bonnets use a different latching system which needs to be transferred as the standard W126's use a single central latching mechanism which is not...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-05-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Mike D
I had a suspicion the lack of the original...

I had a suspicion the lack of the original mounting was the case. Here's a couple of pictures of the original mounting area. Not very good pictures because I was in the midst of installing Megasquirt...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-04-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Mike D
Just curious, why didn't you mount the drier in...

Just curious, why didn't you mount the drier in the original location instead of in front of the condensor? Using the original location allows to go to a larger, more efficient, after-market...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-04-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Mike D
Window seals and sun roof seals are completely...

Window seals and sun roof seals are completely different animals.

We got a set of W123 sun roof seals from Turkey which are complete crap. Wrong size (too long) and don't fit the track. The rubber...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 08-03-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Mike D
Requirements for installing clock/tach from W123TD into W123CD

As the title states. We have a '85 W123TD parts car with the tach/clock and a '78 W123 300CD with no tach. I don't understand the reasoning of having a tach in an automatic transmission car but it is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-31-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Mike D
What models are you comparing? I am not aware of...

What models are you comparing? I am not aware of a W123 280SE. There is a W116 280SE but not a W123.

The W123 coupe seats do sit "lower" than sedan seats but they have a height adjustment lever on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-31-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Mike D
Uggh! You've definitely got some rust issues...

Uggh! You've definitely got some rust issues going on. You have either a major failure of the boot lid seal, rear wind screen gasket failure or both. Those were metal plates.

As always, the rust...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-27-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Mike D
If the cracks bother you and you'd like to seal...

If the cracks bother you and you'd like to seal them, try this:
...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-24-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Mike D
Try George at Performance Analysis. ...

Try George at Performance Analysis.

Performance Analysis Co. | Blower Motors (http://www.perfanalysis.com/climate-control/blower-motors/)
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mike D
You are in serious danger of losing "Gear Head"...

You are in serious danger of losing "Gear Head" status points with such a blasphemous statement! Dip your fingers three times into used oil to atone yourself!:D:D:D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 880
Posted By Mike D
That is of course, if the car has never been...

That is of course, if the car has never been re-sprayed.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-22-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Mike D
:2thumbsup

:2thumbsup
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Mike D
Hmmm, I'm picturing a long, purple shag carpeting...

Hmmm, I'm picturing a long, purple shag carpeting with some tassels and maybe a pair of florescent orange, fuzzy dice!:eek::D:D
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mike D
Pretty simple. A wick is wrapped with a resistor...

Pretty simple. A wick is wrapped with a resistor wire and the end of it is immersed in a mineral oil bath. I used a Tiki-torch wick available at almost any store. The amount of smoke varies on the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mike D
That's probably about the lowest price you are...

That's probably about the lowest price you are going to find. I built my own but I've probably got that amount in the parts I used. Mine's a little fancier, adjustable regulator, quick connect on the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-21-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Mike D
How about the swivel end? Any plans for doing...

How about the swivel end? Any plans for doing those? Put me down for four of the ends you are making now.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-21-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Mike D
Any cooking spray which uses a blend of propane...

Any cooking spray which uses a blend of propane and butane as a propellant works. The propane/butane mix is the cause of the ignition of the fuel mixture.

I'd be wary of introducing too much into...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-18-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Mike D
If the rubber strip has pulled free from the...

If the rubber strip has pulled free from the lances then you will probably need to start from one end and feed the stripping down the groove to properly seat the strip.

Clean the groove and rubber...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Mike D
Make an extra effort to clean the engine mount....

Make an extra effort to clean the engine mount. The diesel fuel will turn the rubber into goo if allowed to sit.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mike D
Ah well, if it's working for you then it's a good...

Ah well, if it's working for you then it's a good thing.

There is a BIG difference between the 3000 strokes per minute of the Makita and the 10,000 SPM of the air powered one.
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mike D
Umm, the "saw" you were using is no where near...

Umm, the "saw" you were using is no where near what I am talking about.

Here's a better idea. I have little hands but you can get an idea of how small the actual saw is. I was wrong, the saw I...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 07-07-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,595
Posted By Mike D
here's a handy addition to your shop tools....

here's a handy addition to your shop tools. Forget that sloppy, old cut off wheel mess. Nice clean cuts, no burnt metal edges, no grit flying every where, no sparks, etc. DOES require PPE and an air...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-06-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Mike D
Something along the lines as this: ...

Something along the lines as this:

https://www.otctools.com/products/engine-support-bar

If you are going to have the engine suspended for a while during the rebuild process you need to consider...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-30-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Mike D
The reason for the roof paint's condition is...

The reason for the roof paint's condition is because it is an after market paint job. To do a proper job you'll need to sand the entire repainted area (the two tone bit) down to a good solid base....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Mike D
Yes, those two pins are the contacts. If you...

Yes, those two pins are the contacts. If you don't replace the rheostat assembly the adjuster knob will rattle. Bridge the terminal ends of the coiled spring with a bit of wire for full brightness.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-22-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 849
Posted By Mike D
The tape is covering the coils of the light...

The tape is covering the coils of the light dimming rheostat for some reason. Who knows why? Perhaps someone felt it could cause a short when installed.

The unit separates easily enough. Remove...
Forum: Detailing and Interior 06-17-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Mike D
Boot bulkhead. Can't find the ones of the deck....

Boot bulkhead. Can't find the ones of the deck. Too damned many files!

158039

This is what I used.
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