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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-03-2005, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 760
Posted By DANTRCAV
Each carb will have mixing tubes of different...

Each carb will have mixing tubes of different sizes. My carbs had 4Sin the primaries and 4N in the secondaries. Note - the "S" DOES NOT stand for Secondary.

I will look when I go home and I just...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-05-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,436
Posted By DANTRCAV
JR: As a former 250C owner I can relate to a...

JR:

As a former 250C owner I can relate to a lot of what you are experiencing. A few quick items. The choke circuits and the anti-dieseling solonoids are both on fuse circuit #4. The choke on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-17-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ther is no way I know of to use both units...

Ther is no way I know of to use both units together. In effect, you are replacing the stock TCM with the Crane control box. I not only disconnected all of the old wires to and from the TCM, I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-17-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,879
Posted By DANTRCAV
It has been a number of years since I installed...

It has been a number of years since I installed the Crane on a 250C and since I sold the car over a year ago I cannot check my installation. However, that being said, I do remember a similar problem...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-06-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,802
Posted By DANTRCAV
Sailor15015: Call Tom Patterson at Tulsa...

Sailor15015:

Call Tom Patterson at Tulsa Import Parts (918) 663-7979. He got me a genuine Bosch rebuild a couple of years ago.

Dan
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-31-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Congrats!! Now maybe you can more...

Ryan:

Congrats!! Now maybe you can more enjoy driving your 250. Lots of time and frustration but I know in the long haul it is worth it - it was for me!!

Dan
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-21-2005, 05:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: I like Arthur's method better. Makes...

Ryan:

I like Arthur's method better. Makes sense, I never thought that one through when I had mine. It would make the idle better without having to readjust it too.

I had no trouble hooking...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-21-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Yes, set the initial timing at 10...

Ryan:

Yes, set the initial timing at 10 degrees BTDC. Disconnect both advance and retard lines and cap them. You might have to adjust the idle downward.

Correct, you are running with no...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-15-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Just for grins why don't you try what...

Ryan:

Just for grins why don't you try what I did before I got my Webers?

Plug the advance/retard and set the initial advance to 10 degrees before and let the mechanical advance give whatever...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-09-2005, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: It might be possible that the advance...

Ryan:

It might be possible that the advance side has a slow bleed-off or will not hold a stady vacuum. It might also be possible that by not holding a vacuum it will not allow full advance. I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-08-2005, 08:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,690
Posted By DANTRCAV
Those solenoids can be a real pain and if fuse #4...

Those solenoids can be a real pain and if fuse #4 blows so go they and the car won't idle (or run below about 2500 RPM) period. I removed mine, cut off the tops and removed the electrical innards. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-08-2005, 08:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: A thought and you might have checked...

Ryan:

A thought and you might have checked this already. Have you applied vacuum to each side of the dizzy to see if it will hold vacuum? It "might" be possible that your advance/discharge...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-07-2005, 01:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: FWIW: I had a 4 row oval aluminum...

Ryan:

FWIW:

I had a 4 row oval aluminum radiator in my 250C and with the exception of those days when the temps got above 90 and I had the AC on I never got much above 175 either. I think if...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-07-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,856
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Wow, this is a strange one. Never...

Ryan:

Wow, this is a strange one. Never experience that myself. Here is what I would do in an attempt to further isolate the problem.

Plug both the advance and retard lines to the dizzy and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-25-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,229
Posted By DANTRCAV
dave: Not sure I have any pics left of my...

dave:

Not sure I have any pics left of my Weber setup on my 71 250C. I sold the car last year. I will look on my home system tonight.

I did have my Webers custom jetted by a local Weber guru...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-24-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,690
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Sorry I didn't respond earlier - was...

Ryan:

Sorry I didn't respond earlier - was "out of pocket" this weekend.

What Michael said is correct - including fitting the optical module inside the dizzy. Since I build and fly RC Model...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-21-2005, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,690
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: When I put the Crane XR700 on my 250C...

Ryan:

When I put the Crane XR700 on my 250C I also used the Crane ps40 coil and mine came with a ballast resistor and I used that. I ran NGK BP5ES plugs gapped .045. The BP5ES plugs are one...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-06-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,690
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Just happened on your post this...

Ryan:

Just happened on your post this morning. I think I might know why your car did not run as well as expected with you piped the vacuum from the front carb direct to the distributor advance. ...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 09-15-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By DANTRCAV
60 and 100 Dan

60 and 100

Dan
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-08-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,019
Posted By DANTRCAV
Sorry, I have not. Dan

Sorry, I have not.

Dan
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-27-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,758
Posted By DANTRCAV
I didn't want to hassle removing the cam cover so...

I didn't want to hassle removing the cam cover so I got a cheapie open/box end wrench and cut it in half. Rounded the cut edges. Worked like a charm and I didn't overtighten the nuts on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-26-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,758
Posted By DANTRCAV
280S: There is one other item you might want...

280S:

There is one other item you might want to look at. Especially since you have apparently only had this problem since the engine was worked on (along with your disconnected choke rod).

The...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-10-2004, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By DANTRCAV
Peter is correct. York compressors are fine. I...

Peter is correct. York compressors are fine. I have converted 4 systems with Yorkies. They are still available NEW. I put a new York on my 250 when I did that and it cost $135.00.

It has been...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-27-2004, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By DANTRCAV
Yes, junked the metal and put on a new longer...

Yes, junked the metal and put on a new longer hose. I got a pair of hose holders and screwed them to the fender well. Never a problem and it was nice to have the hose out of the way anyhow.

Dan
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-27-2004, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By DANTRCAV
I did not have any trouble installing the linkage...

I did not have any trouble installing the linkage on my setup. However, I re-routed the heater hose the the fender well to get it away from the carb linkage. My linkage did lightly rub the hose...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-26-2004, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By DANTRCAV
You didn't say where you got your Webers. If you...

You didn't say where you got your Webers. If you got them from JAM then they will have the correct jetting for your setup. If not, then the jetting might be suspect. I got mine from a company in...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-20-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: There is a standard Fram that fits. I...

Ryan:

There is a standard Fram that fits. I can't remember what domestic car it is but I think I have one in the air cleaner I removed when I did the Weber converson. I will look tonight after I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-13-2004, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Glad the info helped. I...

Ryan:

Glad the info helped.

I switched to NGK plugs when I put the Webbers on my 250C and was very pleased with the result.

I used BP5ES which is one step hotter than the standard BP6ES. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-03-2004, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By DANTRCAV
Oreo: A wider spark plug gap will (or...

Oreo:

A wider spark plug gap will (or should) give a more complete burn of the fuel and show an increas in power and also mileage. In addition, you should also see a smoother running engine...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-27-2004, 03:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By DANTRCAV
Ryan: Another perspective. As Chuck...

Ryan:

Another perspective.

As Chuck said, Charlie is right about the transistorized system - but - it is over 30 years old. Now, my perspective (or history) with my '71 250C.

First thing I...
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