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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-16-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By Rook
I didnít rebuild the mc on my Mercedes but I...

I didnít rebuild the mc on my Mercedes but I couldnít get the piston out on an old Spitfire until I held it like a horn to my lips, covering all the side holes, & blew it out.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-24-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rook
I took the photo from the street. The car is in...

I took the photo from the street. The car is in front of the house, in the driveway, in full view.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-23-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rook
Wow. Hope they don’t leave it too long!

Wow. Hope they don’t leave it too long!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-22-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rook
No, I just saw it sitting there. The only info I...

No, I just saw it sitting there. The only info I have is the house number in the photo and the rest of the address in the post. You could write a letter.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-21-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rook
Horrible Crime in Progress!

Notice the dirt, leaves and damp. It has been raining and this car is NOT above the salt water fog level. If anyone is inclined to make an offer, this address is on Escalona Drive in Santa Cruz,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Rook
Motor oil

Rookie question. What weight of motor oil should I run in a 1969 280S? The shop manuals are vague and I canít remember what I put in before (or how I decided it). Thanks in advance. I live in a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-29-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By Rook
Thanks for all the help! I haven’t had a chance...

Thanks for all the help! I haven’t had a chance to try any of it yet because my daily driver (Ford) broke down and I worked on it in the street for over a week. The 280S filled in admirably as a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-17-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Rook
That would have helped! Thanks again.

That would have helped! Thanks again.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-17-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Rook
Scooterís first guess was right. It is for...

Scooterís first guess was right. It is for balancing the front and back radio speakers! I have the records: the original owner had the dealer, Stahl Motors in Monterey, install a Blaupunkt radio in...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-16-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Rook
Mystery Knob

My 1969 280S ownerís manual doesnít show the big black knob on the left. It rotates (without any steps or clicks) but nothing happens. It doesnít pull out. The a/c doesnít work but I donít think itís...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-13-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By Rook
Thanks, I’ll try it.

Thanks, I’ll try it.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-13-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By Rook
Dash lights

The dashboard lights (gages & heater controls) on my 1969 280S havenít worked since I got it. The other night, long after I turned on the headlights at dusk, I noticed everything was lit up. I...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-11-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,313
Posted By Rook
Hereís a photo of the hold down with ears for the...

Hereís a photo of the hold down with ears for the window washer bag on my Ď69 280S.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 03-04-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rook
Thanks guys for your posts & compliments on the...

Thanks guys for your posts & compliments on the car.

Greg, I read the flickr link & I hope they’re ok with this one time non-professional use of the site. It’s kind of hard to tell. Imgur was a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-19-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rook
1969 280S 4-Speed W108

1969 Mercedes Benz 280S 4 Speed

2,700 Miles on Rebuilt Head
43 Years Owned
Floor Mounted 4-Speed Manual Transmission
$9,000 obo
Location: Watsonville, California
Contact Rook:...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-16-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rook
Congratulations! I like the red interior and the...

Congratulations! I like the red interior and the column shift.

I remember my father had a lot of trouble finding a used w108 with a manual transmission in the mid 70’s but they were definitely...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-14-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rook
The ad doesn’t mention any service records or any...

The ad doesn’t mention any service records or any other form of verifying the mileage. I’m assuming 1970 still had odometers that roll over every 100K miles.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-03-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,110
Posted By Rook
Here are the measurements I got off my 1969 280S...

Here are the measurements I got off my 1969 280S today. The oil cooler is on the lefthand driver’s side.

Width of opening overall: about 27 1/2 inches
Width radiator alone: about 23 inches
Width...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-01-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Rook
I finally got it out with a stiffer wire. (I...

I finally got it out with a stiffer wire. (I still haven’t found my grabber gizmo). I spent hours looking for this collar before I realized it fell into this fairly small hole in the steering jacket....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-30-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Rook
I have one of those somewhere but I am about to...

I have one of those somewhere but I am about to break down and buy a new one because I can’t find mine anywhere!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-30-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Rook
W108 Steering Jacket

To make a long (embarrassing) story short, I dropped the speedo cable collar down a hole into the steering jacket tube (8) on my Ď69 280S. Itís a hollow unused tube on my car (I have a floor mounted...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,145
Posted By Rook
I thought my windscreen washer didn’t work on my...

I thought my windscreen washer didn’t work on my ‘69 280S but it was just clogged and when I pressed the foot pump it was popping off the hose from the reservoir to the nozzle.
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Rook
Dad was holding out on us! Thanks very much!

Dad was holding out on us! Thanks very much!
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Rook
Another shot, inside without the battery. Thanks...

Another shot, inside without the battery. Thanks again in advance.
Forum: Tech Help 09-03-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Rook
What is this?

This may or may not be automotive related; I just don’t know what it is. I found it in my late father’s garage in a drawer. The bulk of the body is for holding a AA battery with some electronic...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-24-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rook
One more set. The last shot is my white w108 out...

One more set. The last shot is my white w108 out in the parking field getting dusty. Fortunately I just finished getting the windscreen washer working again.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-24-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rook
Legends of the Autobahn

I drove my 280S down to see Legends of the Autobahn near Laguna Seca today. It was fun driving in the rush hour of cool classics leaving the show.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-21-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rook
Thanks, the previous owner just wrote the word...

Thanks, the previous owner just wrote the word Castrol in his records. The gearbox has 270k miles total, about 66k since it was rebuilt.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-21-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rook
W108 Gearbox Fluid

Hi, I am going to change the gearbox fluid on my 1969 280S with a 4 speed manual gearbox for the first time. It has the later side cover G76/27 box.

Question: Am I reading this right that I put...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-20-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Rook
Glad that ultimately worked out; it does sound...

Glad that ultimately worked out; it does sound interesting. I had the pedal stick to the floor at a stop sign. It could have been worse but it was not fun.
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