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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-13-2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,766
Posted By 240 Ed
You are in LUCK! Your system has lost a...

You are in LUCK!

Your system has lost a little freon (R12), enough so it doesn't cool properly. After sitting for 5 years (!), it shouldn't have any freon in it, but yours definetely does because...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-13-2003, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By 240 Ed
Replacing the rear axle on the 123 is a walk in...

Replacing the rear axle on the 123 is a walk in the park, and I am assuming it is the same axle on a 114...?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-13-2003, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By 240 Ed
The most anoying thing you've had to fix on your...

The most anoying thing you've had to fix on your classic benz?

The annoying buzzing sound coming from the passenger seat. "


Ha! Made me laugh!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-13-2003, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By 240 Ed
I think it was manufactured by Mercedes, and was...

I think it was manufactured by Mercedes, and was just "einspritsen" (sp?), or mechanical fuel injection. They used the system in their trucks, etc. so they know a thing or two...

The Bosch system...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-21-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By 240 Ed
Dude! Get an old Volvo door mirror!!! ...

Dude!

Get an old Volvo door mirror!!!

They are beautiful and not handed and fit right on the door. Make sure you get the back up plate etc, at the yard...

BTW, your mirror is backwards!
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-18-2003, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By 240 Ed
Warden; If after you make your steering...

Warden;

If after you make your steering adjustment, you feel as if the car seems to be drifting back and forth (or left and right) subtly? If so, then you have tightened it too much. You cannot...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-18-2003, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By 240 Ed
Josh; The cops came so we booked outa there....

Josh;

The cops came so we booked outa there.

We wuz bookin on down the highway when the dog ran out in front...

Did a carb adjustment the other day, and now she really books!

Basically...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-18-2003, 05:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,513
Posted By 240 Ed
You can do a lot by just cleaning things,...

You can do a lot by just cleaning things, including the acc. pump, and also the idle jet. Just squirt some carb cleaner down its little hole when idling.
It is easy to work on these carbs. You...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-13-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,047
Posted By 240 Ed
There is not much reason to soup up this engine,...

There is not much reason to soup up this engine, it is the transmission which is the down fall.

And NO, not because it is an automatic! Actually these autos were direct-drive to the rear, because...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-13-2003, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By 240 Ed
I agree, my Gina cries out for whitewalls! ...

I agree, my Gina cries out for whitewalls!

But I don't know of any good brands which offer them...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-07-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By 240 Ed
Actually, I think Volt HAS adhesives in his...

Actually, I think Volt HAS adhesives in his fuel!

There must be many diesels running in your area, can you ask a mechanic what they do for fuel?

If you have water in the fuel, that would...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-07-2003, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By 240 Ed
Please do not pull the battery cable when the car...

Please do not pull the battery cable when the car is running.

This car should have an alternator, not a generator on it.
Pulling the cable with the engine running usually ruins the diode set. ...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-07-2003, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By 240 Ed
Gbenz, very well said! Sflori, I thought I...

Gbenz, very well said!

Sflori, I thought I was the only one! What a great country!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-07-2003, 10:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,513
Posted By 240 Ed
Hmmm, gosh and golly, I am little bit stumped...

Hmmm, gosh and golly, I am little bit stumped here...

Perhaps if you had a vaccuum leak, it would not run very well when cold...

You could try messing with the choke fast idle, but I would...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-07-2003, 10:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,767
Posted By 240 Ed
Where's the answers? We are wanting to know. ...

Where's the answers? We are wanting to know.

Eberhard, I got nowhere when I tried your link.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-06-2003, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,767
Posted By 240 Ed
Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By 240 Ed
re; the wood stip DON'T TOUCH IT! Someone...

re; the wood stip

DON'T TOUCH IT!
Someone who is restoring their dash will want to do all the wood in the same color/finish. And don't try to sand these things either, the lacquer finish comes...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2003, 03:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,090
Posted By 240 Ed
My opinion is that Wix makes the best "american"...

My opinion is that Wix makes the best "american" filter, although they may not even be made in the US.
Also note that the filters which NAPA sells are in fact WIX. They use the same part number...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2003, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,905
Posted By 240 Ed
I have found more success with using second gear,...

I have found more success with using second gear, rather than first. Sometimes in first, the wheels just skid rather than turning the engine.
Oh, and don't forget to put in the clutch when the...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 03-06-2003, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By 240 Ed
Welcome Volt! Welcome to our forum. That is...

Welcome Volt! Welcome to our forum.
That is very cold temperature!!! -29 C !!!

You need a good glow plug system, dah? And try thinning the fuel with keresene, (or parrafin, the British call...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2003, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By 240 Ed
Wow, that looks cold and miserable, where are you...

Wow, that looks cold and miserable, where are you located?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2003, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By 240 Ed
There isn't a particular symptom, just crummy...

There isn't a particular symptom, just crummy steering, play, wandering, etc.
Crawl under enough to see the idler arm, and have someone move the steering wheel back and forth in the "neutral" zone...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-06-2003, 03:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,767
Posted By 240 Ed
Second picture, The white car looks like the...

Second picture,

The white car looks like the trunk of a Jag XJ or a Daimler. The foreground is the trunk of a Jag XJ, Then a AR GTV6-Etype, the Benz, but the one on the left is a mystery...

...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-06-2003, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By 240 Ed
Hmmm,, good point!

Hmmm,, good point!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2003, 02:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,513
Posted By 240 Ed
If this is the adjuster for the cold fast idle on...

If this is the adjuster for the cold fast idle on the chock, Do not attempt to do this adjustment when the car is running!! Because you need to turn the throttle open to get to the screw...

I...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-03-2003, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By 240 Ed
This design is definetly cheaper to make, and...

This design is definetly cheaper to make, and lighter weight. But you won't see a racing car with this design too often. Double A-arm is the way to go for precise handling.
Look at an older Honda...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-03-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,767
Posted By 240 Ed
The 7 series is simply the most beautiful modern...

The 7 series is simply the most beautiful modern sedan made. There can be no argument, just look at them! All of them (except the first one...).

That is one fabulous shot of the fighter taking...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-03-2003, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By 240 Ed
I think that the electric one is perfect for the...

I think that the electric one is perfect for the rare job you would be doing.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-03-2003, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By 240 Ed
Look what we throw away!

See what we throw away!
Found in a PNP in San Jose, a complete car, with good upholstery even.

Do you see rust in the usual places??? NO!:eek:

amazing. If you have ever even BEEN in the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-03-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By 240 Ed
Picture of Spring Drive!

Picture of my spring drive!

Just installed a new idler arm kit (PITA) and enjoyed my new feeling car! What a difference!
Next is a new guide rod.
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