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Old 06-12-2017, 08:57 AM
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The hardcover Chilton's manual from 1970 should cover your 220S. Mine covers all W110, W111, W114, and W115 Mercedes vehicles from 1959 to 1970.

The caliper bolts will be fine just so long as they are good and tight. There might lock tabs that you can bend to keep them in place as well.

As far as tires go: you can find MAXXIS MA-1 passenger car radial tires in the correct size for the car (185/80R13). I put a set on my Fintail last year and they have performed well. The tires have a narrow white wall on them. You can usually find a set of four on Ebay for about $300-350 with free shipping if you take a good look.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:01 PM
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agree on the tires , Don't get overly concerned about "top quality" name brand tires , although you want to go new, most tires will serve you well for the mileage you are likely to put on that car . Keep your thread questions here, those that branch out loose the continuity of the journey. Once you get her on the road , you can go to more specific issues that may need a "new " thread. Sometimes we may suggest you do that as well. Since you are opening the brake system , it would be a great time to get rid of all that old brake fluid , clean the lines out and replace. Many forget the brake fluid needs renewed from time to time . You have to bleed the system so why not . You have bled brake systems - correct
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:57 AM
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Sounds good on the tires, this might be a dumb question but do I need to run tubes?

I have recently had the master cylinder and brake booster rebuilt and the brake fluid was flushed then, the fluid from the caliper that is leaking looks new like its dripping from the bottle!

I have bled the brakes with my uncle on a triumph tr6 but never on this Mercedes. =$
Is there a cause for concern or just concern for general aptitude? Either way I appreciate all the advice and cautions if they may be!
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Old 06-13-2017, 03:28 PM
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no need for tubes. No - bleeding brakes is pretty straight forward, again a set of
metric flair wrenches helps a bunch. Start back passenger then to right , then to passenger front then to drivers front. May have to repeat a time or two
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62 220b - Dolly - Finally my Finny!
72 450SL, Pearl-SOLD
16 F350 6.7 Diesel -THOR
07 Lexus RX 350 - Lexi
14 38HP John Deere 3038E Tractor -Mean Green
84 300SD, Benjamin -SOLD
71 220 - W115-Libby ( my first love) -SOLD
73 280 - W114 "Organspende" Rest in Peace
81 380 SL - Rest in Peace
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