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Old 02-13-2003, 01:20 PM
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Thomas, to stay on topic I really appreciated the Mercedes technical Info. Changing the rotors on my 300E is going to be a bit simpler.

As for the camera, I suspected an M2R but wasn't sure. I have an M3, SL and SL/2. I stupidly traded my M2 for a Nikon Ft a long time ago but went to Leicaflexes after a series of Nikon F's. My M3 cost me $288 in 1966 and it's now worth many times that.

I'm also enjoying your galleries Some good stuff in there.

Bud Cook
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Old 02-13-2003, 01:55 PM
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WOW! Another great tutorial/pictorial!

I did a brake job on my SEL last summer with a buddy and didn't have a vice to separate the carrier from the disc!! Can you say sore arms?! We tried a small torch to heat the bolts, to no avail.


Next summer: Rear "spheres"...
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Old 02-13-2003, 02:35 PM
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W126 - for a while I had no vice.... my home had no room for my woodworking shop which is where that wood vice resides.

I would remove the disc/carrier bolts by inserting two lug bolts (like in my pix) and then placing a long, stout metal bar between these two bolts. Then, with the 10mm hex socket in place on the retaining bolts, I would use the metal bar as a fulcrum by holding the disc vertical, resting on the ground (pivot point 1) and the end of the protruding bar being used to prevent rolling/rotation of the disc (pivot point 2). Boy, pictures do tell a thousand words, but my point is that it can be done without a vice.

The technique brings with it the risk that you go out of vertical because of the force on the retaining bolts and things shoot all over the place....BTDT.

When you do the spheres, make sure you use a flare nut wrench on the hydraulic fittings - with a regular open wrench the risk of damage is high as these get stuck with age.

Thanks for your kind words.
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