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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-27-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By leenart
want to convert from loose wire alternator to 3 pin plug

I'd like to replace my older alternator with a 'newer' version. The car in question is a 1965 220se coupe and unit needed is from a 1968 onward. Mine has 4 loose wires that are secured to the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-10-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,102
Posted By leenart
Prices for 220se coupes in driver condition run...

Prices for 220se coupes in driver condition run about 8-15K, Never $30K. For 30k you should see a 95+point car. The center steering pads come in various colors, depending on the interior. White pads...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By leenart
Doesn't the w114/w115 have the handbrake cable...

Doesn't the w114/w115 have the handbrake cable running under the passenger side and out under the car?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-21-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By leenart
OMG get rid of that bungee cord! :dizzy2: I...

OMG get rid of that bungee cord! :dizzy2:
I built a box out of fiberboard and leather left over from an interior job. Added a few switches and eventually will move the radio down and re-install the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-14-2007, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By leenart
Arthur thanks I was in the right direction,...

Arthur thanks
I was in the right direction, just wasn't hitting the housing hard enough. I got the old one apart and now see what it looks like. I am going to take the motor on the pump apart this...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-13-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By leenart
220 se fuel pump motor cuts out

I am a bit confounded with the fuel pump on my 1965 220 se. The car stalled out on Saturday and I had to have it towed, I narrowed the problem down to non-working fuel pump so figured only thing to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-16-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By leenart
Wait this car has possibilities! Your driving at...

Wait this car has possibilities! Your driving at night in the left lane, idiot in front is doing 60 and talking on a cell phone. You flick the passing lights, voile, instant daylight, lol
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-05-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By leenart
Thanks Warren I basicaly tore the rear axle off...

Thanks Warren
I basicaly tore the rear axle off before realizing I can not install the solid boot without removing the swing axle housing and all the accompanying hardware. The good news is I caught...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-05-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,330
Posted By leenart
Replacing differential boot on a 1965 w111

Hello
I have a split boot on my differential that is leaking. After reading the threads on here about going with a solid boot instead of a split, I decided to go for it. Unfortunately what I thought...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-16-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By leenart
Hey listen just to let you know about the two...

Hey listen just to let you know about the two sites. I am a MB owner and registered on MB site. I own a 1965 w111 coupe. I know that car inside and out. I visit both sites equally and if anybody from...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 05-28-2006, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 864
Posted By leenart
I could be interested in this, so long as you...

I could be interested in this, so long as you have a few 190/220d's. Mine a 1965 220se coupe. I am not too interested in diesel or gas cars as I am Merc's from the 60's. Yeah a 190 to 220D from the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-06-2006, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By leenart
Replace the front seal on the 230/8. It will run...

Replace the front seal on the 230/8. It will run you about 150 euros for the seal and anybody on this site will guide you through the replacement of the seal. As for the 280 ce. Look I think your...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-06-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By leenart
One footnote: As for insurance, AAA is great. I...

One footnote:
As for insurance, AAA is great. I have a 1965 220se. I paid 5000 for a rough driver. It needed a complete interior. It had $15,000 in bills over the last 45,000 miles and the exterior...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-06-2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By leenart
WOW Lighten up people, I mean everyone of us...

WOW
Lighten up people, I mean everyone of us spends too much on 'our baby' I have been in everyone's shoes, and everyboody here has some truth. So lighten up is for everyone....
My best advice is...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-02-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Opposum If at any time you care to jump in to...

Opposum
If at any time you care to jump in to this feel free to join us since I guess this is why we are having this discussion:D
Opposum, care to add any more info to narrow down our thoughts on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-02-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Arthur Personally there was too little info to...

Arthur
Personally there was too little info to go either way. If the car performed well and got good mileage, but stalled at engagement, then yes I would look at the lifting magnet (its the same on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-02-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Tom I tend to agree with you. Pulling a spark...

Tom
I tend to agree with you. Pulling a spark plug gives you real time data on how the engine is performing. Arthur has good points, but I always zero in on moving or wear parts first, hince my...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-02-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Arthur you are right; it is a simple check, but...

Arthur you are right; it is a simple check, but the lifting magnet (that is its correct name and not CSS) generally does not cause the car to stall. Another simple check is to turn the A/C off, thats...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-02-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Arthur Yes, all 250se are 6 plungers, but not...

Arthur
Yes, all 250se are 6 plungers, but not all W111 are 6 plungers, we are assuming that the w111 is a 250 se, which it probably is. The constant speed solenoid (lifting magnet) could cause the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By leenart
Gregg Great job on that W111 cab. The original...

Gregg
Great job on that W111 cab. The original 'green' didn't look too bad, but you really dialed it back to original. Nice going on sticking with the orginal side mirror, those square 'things' were...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,583
Posted By leenart
Sounds like your fuel/air/spark is not right. You...

Sounds like your fuel/air/spark is not right. You can get great idle but it can also have no power. The reason for a compression stroke is to compress as much air and atomized fuel into as small an...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-18-2006, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,141
Posted By leenart
Mercedes recommends using only original or...

Mercedes recommends using only original or approved bulbs. They give the 'excuse' of voltage/amperage, or whatever...but you know I have less problems with their choices then mine. So, contact your...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-14-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,141
Posted By leenart
Great find. Thats the early one from a pre 1968...

Great find. Thats the early one from a pre 1968 108. It will last forever. However I agree with what others are saying; disassemble, clean, lubricate and replace the bulbs. You can use the cables...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-14-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By leenart
I just put pertronix in my 1965 220 coupe....

I just put pertronix in my 1965 220 coupe. Extremely easy. I emailed Pertronix and got the correct unit based on distributor number and also upgraded my coil. This allowed me to eliminate ALL...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-14-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By leenart
One thought, when radials are used they develope...

One thought, when radials are used they develope a 'memory'. If you re-use a radial you MUST remount it to the side it was first used on otherwise the radial layers will separate and the tire will...
Forum: Events & Gatherings 09-14-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By leenart
Yeah I would be interested. I am an hour north of...

Yeah I would be interested. I am an hour north of SF but would definately go....so long as someone makes a German sausage delivery out of Ditmers on San Antonio in Palo Alto....yum yum. I would...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-14-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By leenart
Mark I agree with the ponton, about that year...

Mark
I agree with the ponton, about that year 180 or 190. The white one looks like a 1966 w108 ,250 or 280. Neither car looks like its worth a lot. I like the fact tthe pnton has the original plate....
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-14-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By leenart
Why do you want 15 inch rims? The size wheel you...

Why do you want 15 inch rims? The size wheel you can use is determined by the wheel well and I think the biggest you can get is 205 70 14 using a 14 rim. If you use a 15 inch you will have to use a...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-14-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By leenart
As embarrassing as it is I would let it go. Do...

As embarrassing as it is I would let it go. Do not use oil additives as they will clog your oil filter and then you will get to rebuild the upper and lower end.
My car smokes on start-up and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-07-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,907
Posted By leenart
Kevin Yes I think you pretty much know my...

Kevin
Yes I think you pretty much know my position, but it has been educational for me and I do appreciate your comments. I think your product does have merit. Enough said
Best regards
leonard
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