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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-15-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
You can call me at 832-315-9961. I repair VDO...

You can call me at 832-315-9961. I repair VDO clocks. My website is www.classiccarclock.com
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-05-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hello Jorn, Did you get your clock working? ...

Hello Jorn,

Did you get your clock working?

In general, the clocks will stop working if dust gets into the clocks gears or the lubricant drys up and becomes gummy. I would disassemble the clock...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-02-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Scott, I don’t recall seeing a quartz VDO...

Hi Scott,

I don’t recall seeing a quartz VDO clock in 114/115 or w108. The Grand 600 has a quartz movement which was larger than the mechanical movements.

VDO made clocks for many car...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
There is a good group of Ponton owners with a...

There is a good group of Ponton owners with a great library of information at mbzponton.org. You can download a workshop manual in PDF format for your car.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Graham, Have you resolved your clock...

Hi Graham,

Have you resolved your clock issue? I repair Mercedes Benz electro-mechanical clocks.

The mechanical gears are similar to a pocket watch. Over time the gear lubricant loses its...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 05-16-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,657
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I enjoyed this episode. My Dad owned a 1976...

I enjoyed this episode. My Dad owned a 1976 Mercedes 300d that was not a turbocharged engine. It was dangerously slow getting onto a major intersection or highway. He finally sold the car with...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-30-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,035
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Running and driving Fintails are not common....

Running and driving Fintails are not common. Dolly has a Webasto sunroof which is even more uncommon on a 220b. The car belonged to an Air Force Chaplain who was in WWII and Korea retiring as a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I love that 170 body style! Show us a picture?

I love that 170 body style! Show us a picture?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-21-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Are you in the USA? I have a spare for a W111...

Are you in the USA? I have a spare for a W111 M180.

I did a swap from M180 to M130 and used the same clutch and pressure plate and transmission. The flywheel and the bolts to fasten flywheel are...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-21-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I was driving on the highway in my Fintail...

I was driving on the highway in my Fintail Mercedes when a guy driving an Aston Martin V12 slowed down to give me a thumbs up approval gesture. My car cost less than his next oil change.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-11-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I saw an episode of Fantom Works with Dan Short...

I saw an episode of Fantom Works with Dan Short where they restored a Pagoda SL. I believe the bill was around $45k for repairs that a common sedan would also need. The Mercedes Benz Classic Center...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
The VDO clocks made for Mercedes Benz between...

The VDO clocks made for Mercedes Benz between 1955 and 1972 were electro-mechanical. They still worked on spring power like a pocket watch but have short springs that were rewound every minute or...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-10-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Are prices for vintage Mercedes climbing?

Hi Peaches,

Are prices for vintage Mercedes climbing faster than other objects of art and value? As time goes by there are fewer running and roadworthy old Mercedes available. Our friend Dan is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-09-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Paul, Thank you for letting me know that....

Hi Paul,

Thank you for letting me know that. I have no official training or school for mechanics. I am teachable and fearless. If I lost an eye it would be very bad.

Thank you for sharing!
...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-09-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hello Peaches, Problem solved! How to...

Hello Peaches,

Problem solved!

How to check a suspected battery drain? Disconnect positive terminal of the battery. Position multimeter switch to 10a and move ground to the 10a position. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-07-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Dan, I have searches setup on Craigslist...

Hi Dan,

I have searches setup on Craigslist for the USA when someone lists a Mercedes Benz older than 1972. Sometimes a car slips through my search for whatever reason. I sent you a car this...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-07-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
The M130 has dual Zenith carburetors. The M129 is...

The M130 has dual Zenith carburetors. The M129 is the straight six cylinder fuel injected engine.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I disconnected the alternator and the drain...

I disconnected the alternator and the drain dropped from 0.55 to 0.08. The single wire 96 amp alternator replaced the generator and voltage regulator. The alternator is compatible with a 1992 Chevy...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-04-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Battery Drain - Help!

Hello Peaches,

Something is draining the battery on my 1962 Fintail 220Sb. My multimeter shows 0.55 amp draw from the battery. I removed one fuse at a time from the box and the draw was constant...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-04-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I just read about greasing the water pump in the...

I just read about greasing the water pump in the 1965 edition of Chilton's manual for Mercedes Benz vehicles. I have replaced my water pump somewhat recently and assumed that the water pump design...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-03-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Dan, I just sent you a W108. It looks...

Hi Dan,

I just sent you a W108. It looks like the $10,000 cars need $10,000 worth of work. A rising tide lifts all boats. The overall increase in price for exotic models is affecting the humble...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-03-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Can I offer a possibility that is not common: ...

Can I offer a possibility that is not common: The brake booster draws vacuum from the manifold. Is the any correlation between the brake pedal and the drop in rpm?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-31-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Dan, I sent a W108 from Craigslist San...

Hi Dan,

I sent a W108 from Craigslist San Diego to your email. No affiliation to me. Just looked last Le a good car for the price.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-30-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I just set up my dual carburetors on a 220Sb...

I just set up my dual carburetors on a 220Sb using workshop manual downloaded from mbzponton.org.

Check your points and timing too. They effect what you might think is carburetor misbehavior.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-16-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Hi Brad, I like the way your car looks. In...

Hi Brad,

I like the way your car looks. In my opinion, the black and white pictured car is missing what you have. Upgrading the bulbs does not detract from originality.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Keep it original

I agree! :)

The engine was designed by amazing engineers. Solex is effective and easy to rebuild. No doubt that there is a YouTube video that will aid you in rebuilding with a kit. Switching to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-02-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
I would get the data card from the Classic Center...

I would get the data card from the Classic Center and go with the original equipment.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,270
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
That is a very intelligent answer! I am glad to...

That is a very intelligent answer! I am glad to see that you are still here and contributing!!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-09-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,270
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Driving a classic car can be frustrating and also...

Driving a classic car can be frustrating and also rewarding with a pleasure of accomplishment when solving the puzzle.

Check the bottom of the carburetor with a metal straight edge ruler to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-30-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,545
Posted By JeffreyNMemphis
Volvo is selling a vehicle in the USA that is...

Volvo is selling a vehicle in the USA that is made in China. The salespeople have a difficult time saying that.
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