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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By panzerwagen80
I think I need a new bilge pump!!!

Okay so before anyone gets crazy and insists I need to post in the Boat Forum, Lets get serious...

:)I have a 1980 450SL. :)

I have seen a lot of rain here in Florida this last few days and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-27-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 45,397
Posted By panzerwagen80
Okay... Let me see if I understand this

I have a 1980 450SL I'm 40 this year and my car is 32 so with your formula I'm only 8? I bought the car for my 30th birthday and have been restoring it slowly over the last decade. Were down to just...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-11-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!...BRING OUT YOUR DEAD! LOL

I know I am violating every rule of forum etiquette by bringing up this ancient and moldy post from 2009 but I had to share the awesome news with everyone regarding my progress on my SL!


IT'S...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-09-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By panzerwagen80
Hot engine flooding?

Not sure...
Theoretically yes it could, however that housing would be warm at the time and would have expanded with the heat some what and thus not as tight a fit as when it's cool from sitting.
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-09-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By panzerwagen80
Glad to see you picked it up!

Any idea what they are asking for it yet?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 12-02-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,985
Posted By panzerwagen80
Have you tried...

I just went through the entire system on my 450 and have managed to get it running after a 7 year slumber.

First of all did you monkey around with the idle screw or the air fuel mixture set screw?...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-28-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By panzerwagen80
new direction better platform.

I finally found a ladder frame Mercedes vehicle to start this build off properly!

L319 truck or van chassis.

The ladder frame makes all this business of rebody much easier and allows me to move...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 11-28-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By panzerwagen80
WTB L319 truck or van

I am not looking for a restored show car I'm looking for a junker!
The worse the body and glass the better!

I only need the rolling frame and a clear title!

If you have one or know where one...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By panzerwagen80
Maybe he's a PawnBroker? Have you ever...

Maybe he's a PawnBroker?

Have you ever noticed that when you are in a pawn shop what ever you brought in the door is "worthless" while the 2 or 3 identical items in their inventory command a kings...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By panzerwagen80
Help!!!

I am in the middle of buying a set of leather seat covers from a forum member and I just realized they may not fit!

I have a 1980 450sl and the skins and pads are from a 1983 380 sl
the head...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By panzerwagen80
Color scheme?

What color is the interior?
Are the a/c panels any good?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By panzerwagen80
Has anyone swapped a transmission

I was thinking about how much more fun to drive this car (1980 450sl) would be with a 4 or 5 speed standard transmission and a better rear running gear.

Is there anyone here who has swapped out...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By panzerwagen80
Unique in what respect?

I've considered having a walnut shifter made with the addition of a small Mercedes Benz coin size medallion from an early eighties grill inset in the top under the urethane.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By panzerwagen80
Factory recommended idle preset?

Does anyone here have any info on the preset for the Idle on a 1980 450sl
with the Bosch k-jet.

I know that I have the air fuel ratio set to get it to start and run, but it smells like it's...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
I'VE FIXED IT!

I took the stand off extension I was talking about to a friend and he fiddled with it for a few minutes and showed it to me under a big magnifying glass.

The lower third of the 3mm Allen tip was...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By panzerwagen80
Did you get it?

I'm in need of a few small parts that might still be good.


Window switches?
Seat Chrome?
Rear package tray or jump seat?

If you got it and have any parts PM me with a price!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-25-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By panzerwagen80
I intend to shoot video of the big parts of the...

I intend to shoot video of the big parts of the project and will probably take a lot of pics of the detail work.

What kind of build do you have in mind? (Keep in mind that simple and small allows...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-25-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By panzerwagen80
Shopping for the chassis right now!

I have feelers out for a w124ER ambulance/hearse chassis, if I can't find one of those I'll have to settle for a standard W124TE or possibly a 300TE.

I would prefer one with a running gasoline...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-24-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By panzerwagen80
Room?

My god how big are your feet! :D

Seriously though, thanks for the input.

I was actually considering making the new ones a little narrower, just about wide enough to hold a few maps....
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
Update

I got the new plug wires installed and I am very impressed how much difference it made but I'm still getting a rough idle and what feels like a couple of dead cylinders.

I pulled the cap and...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-23-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By panzerwagen80
Opinion poll

I have a friend here in FL who is a very talented cabinet maker and I am thinking of having him make a few things for my SL

1. Walnut visors correct shape and size just made of walnut to match...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-22-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
Passenger Side Window Switch?

I noticed while I was in the car the other day that the passenger side window switch has blown apart.

The little black plastic rocker was sitting on the shift console with one spring contact still...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By panzerwagen80
Actually I do!

I am happily married for the last 9 years to the most beautiful and kind woman I have ever had the good fortune to meet and for some reason, still unknown to me, she actually likes me!
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-22-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By panzerwagen80
No. And I didn't want to offend the moderators...

No. And I didn't want to offend the moderators and forum creator who put this terrific place together.

So I'm not going to mention the name or the supplier.

I got a private message from...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-22-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By panzerwagen80
Finally someone gets it.

I have been keen to inject humor into my posts because I expected the detractors and naysayer's to come out in the first place.

Arguing on the internet with someone is a sure sign of mental...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-22-2009, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By panzerwagen80
Is it ok to mention other parts houses here or is it frowned upon?

I am waiting to hear back from some of the other forum users before I mention any names.

I found a new parts supplier online and although I haven't used them yet, I am thinking of buying a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-21-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
Well....

I am really not a Mercedes expert by any means.

Although in the last few months I have become intimately familiar with the one I own...

Maybe I'll write a book on this experience.

Could be a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By panzerwagen80
Carpet.

I have found decent carpet for whole cars in salvage yards you might try that first.

Also try Buds Benz http://www.budsbenz.com/
If they don't have it these guys are really helpful.

Also try...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,636
Posted By panzerwagen80
I Agree

With respect to a resale value there won't be any more than what ever useful parts are on the car and as we all know a fresh rebuilt Mercedes engine or trans can run into the thousands while a 2...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 11-21-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,482
Posted By panzerwagen80
Good Point

I had considered the heat but not the fuel it would be exposed to.

I have a friend who runs a machine shop I will be talking to him about this tomorrow and I'll let you know what his thoughts...
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