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Forum: Mercedes-Benz SL Discussion Forum 08-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,383
Posted By drbrandini
what's it really worth? 280SL Euro

Hey guys, I've just fallin into a possible deal on a 1983 280SL euro --Automatic (sure wish it was 5spd). Anyhow, the guy is eager to get it out of his driveway- it came with his new commercial bldg...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,592
Posted By drbrandini
great find! super cool old wagon...definitely...

great find! super cool old wagon...definitely unique! I like
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By drbrandini
at the risk of sounds crazy, I don't know how to...

at the risk of sounds crazy, I don't know how to do that...I do have a meter though. Can you point me in the right direction? thx!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-09-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By drbrandini
1967 250S Electric Window Woes

I've taken the driver door main switch apart and cleaned the contacts thoroughly anyone have any idea why I can operate all windows from their respective door but not from the drivers door main...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 02-09-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,153
Posted By drbrandini
Feeler For Sale: 1967 MB 250S

Feeler For Sale 1967 250S sedan

The good:

Barn find 100% original, 95K original miles, one family owned. All books are present as well as COMPLETE Tool kit, jack and spare tire...this car has...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-14-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By drbrandini
Talking My Barnfind 250S - UPDATE and a cpl of questions

Here is a quick update on what I have going on with the 250s for those of you that have been following the other thread. I have now replaced pretty much the entire braking system, removed the fuel...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-03-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By drbrandini
I'm working on replacing the hoses, are you...

I'm working on replacing the hoses, are you saying you think that is my problem? I shouldn't hear a vaccuum hissing sounds because the lines are clogged should I ??
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-02-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By drbrandini
thanks guys, I have just awoken this car from a...

thanks guys, I have just awoken this car from a 21 year slumber other than drive it up and down my street a couple of times it hasn't seen roads in a looong time! I'm sure there are other brake...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By drbrandini
1967 250S Brake Booster questions

Hey guys I've been searching for some info with no luck, I'm sure you guys can help!

Is there a way to test the brake booster? I hate to pay to rebuild it if there is nothing wrong with...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-28-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
yes very interested! I was actually about to send...

yes very interested! I was actually about to send this one to rock auto to be rebuilt since the new ones are so expensive $$$
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-28-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
Update: so I was able to start working on the...

Update: so I was able to start working on the brakes a little today, looks like the booster is shot and will need to be replaced....also I think I found the problem with the rear brakes that the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-15-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
guys thanks for all the kind words of...

guys thanks for all the kind words of encouragement! I'm looking forward to getting her road worthy soon, progress has come to a halt this week since I'm out of town for work but I will be back on it...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
I'm working on uploading a video of startup to...

I'm working on uploading a video of startup to youtube....here are couple of photos of some quick spot cleaning just performed in the meantime. :)
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-14-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
Thx guys, UPDATE: I've replaced the water pump...

Thx guys, UPDATE: I've replaced the water pump and free'd the thermostat. I took her for a driver down my street yesterday....can't believe how great she was running! The brakes were almost non...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
thx guys I hosed them down with PB blaster...

thx guys I hosed them down with PB blaster earlier, already got a couple of them free....the top bolt is already giving me trouble.... I'm definately going to check/replace the thermostat while I'm...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-12-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
She runs!! she sounded great I was impressed...

She runs!! she sounded great I was impressed after only a minute of running she was ideling on her own.....that is until I noticed the temp gauge rising to the top...thank goodness I shut her down...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-12-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
wow that's a great find, ...the one in the photo...

wow that's a great find, ...the one in the photo is much more dusty than mine : )
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
Thx mercmad - i failed to mention it in my...

Thx mercmad - i failed to mention it in my previous post, but i have the oil change covered.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
thx meltedpanda! UPDATE: Engine Free! I got...

thx meltedpanda!

UPDATE: Engine Free! I got a 17mm socket on the crank and she turned with relative ease, ....I twisted it a few turns and everything seemed to be working ok. I had put some motor...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
side note: While I'm waiting for the...

side note:

While I'm waiting for the cylinders to soak I was going through the trunk...amazed that all peices of the tool kit including the lug wrench, jack are present. I even found this cool old...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
It won't hurt the engine to spin backwards...

It won't hurt the engine to spin backwards slightly? ...I'm off to pickup a 27mm socket, I seem to have everything but....

I just poured some ATF fluid in there a little while ago

Keep you...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
ha, that makes sense! :D

ha, that makes sense! :D
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-11-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
thanks guys I appreciate the tips...I have a...

thanks guys I appreciate the tips...I have a couple of quarts of ATF sitting around the shop so I'll give that shot overnight....silly questions: How will I get it out once I pour it in? --I'm...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
that's a tuff price to beat! nice work! :) ...

that's a tuff price to beat! nice work! :)


I'm ready for some help!

So far I have soaked the cylinders in WD-40 overnight, removed cam cover and put some oil on the cam lobes, I tried to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-10-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
I came back the next day when he said he was...

I came back the next day when he said he was willing to take $500 :D
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-10-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
thanks for all the replys, yes I'm definately...

thanks for all the replys, yes I'm definately going to try and avoid the restoration on this one...I'm going to freshin her up and replace as little as possible. I'm still amazed that the car is in...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-09-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By drbrandini
My Barn find- 1967 250S

It's been quite awhile since I last posted here but I knew you guys would appreciate my Barn Find. It's a 1967 250S W108. 100% original, 94K original miles. Been in one family since new. Has not been...
Forum: Tech Help 02-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By drbrandini
Insight on a 2003 CL500

can anyone offer any insight on these cars? Good cars? I've always like the styling and considering a purchase. Any info you have is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
B-
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-14-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By drbrandini
1964 220s Free!!

1962 220S Looks like a good parts car. Not mine, but thought I would share.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/car/124133304.html
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 01-14-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By drbrandini
1964 220s Free!!

Looks like a good parts car. Not mine, but thought I would share.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/car/124133304.html
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