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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Catrinus
The 110 engine wasn't introduced until 1973, so...

The 110 engine wasn't introduced until 1973, so there is no way it can be a 71 SLC. My guess is it MIGHT be an 81 SLC (not a popular model outside of Europe, BTW -- never sold in the U.S.). Your...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-06-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Catrinus
in re: Dana B saying "Funny, when I worked for MB...

in re: Dana B saying "Funny, when I worked for MB in '75-'77, the SLC was the most expensive car on the lot."

That was undoubtably true then. But if you do any kind of comparison check of the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Catrinus
Two things come to mind: 1) I was able to get a...

Two things come to mind:
1) I was able to get a pretty darn nice set of lenses on eBay a year or so ago for not more than $40
2) I had one that had a cracked lens so water got inside and rusted the...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-12-2005, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By Catrinus
Here are some links regarding the Weber 38 DGAS: ...

Here are some links regarding the Weber 38 DGAS:
http://www.webernorthamerica.com/38_DGAS_Weber_Carb.html

http://jtoutfitters.zoovy.com/product/WEB99217332S
This place seems to have the best...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-10-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By Catrinus
Sorry, I forgot to tell you the FULL name of the...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you the FULL name of the carb:
Weber 38 DGAS
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-10-2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,481
Posted By Catrinus
The Weber carb you want is a 2bbl. The model #...

The Weber carb you want is a 2bbl. The model # is DGAS. Do a search on this site -- lots of stuff has been written about it. I swapped mine last year and have been quite happy with it. It's...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-13-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Catrinus
Part of it is that we (U.S. folks) can usually...

Part of it is that we (U.S. folks) can usually get lower prices over here than they can over there (western europe) because of the VAT tax situation. The taxes are so high and they are built into...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-13-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By Catrinus
See the thread called "Aftermarket Stereo" from a...

See the thread called "Aftermarket Stereo" from a couple of days ago for some good information.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-06-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By Catrinus
I've had pretty good success with a different...

I've had pretty good success with a different outfit in Boise, ID called
IPS-Parts.com
They use the pretty-standard "WorldPac" catalog (most of these houses do) so it's easy to find the part you...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-06-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,855
Posted By Catrinus
In my 73 280C I had really good success with the...

In my 73 280C I had really good success with the rear speakers. At my local stereo shop's suggestion, I bought a pair of 6" adapter rings, which essentially give you more depth (and inch or so) so...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-23-2004, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By Catrinus
It's an interesting mystery! Did you notice that...

It's an interesting mystery! Did you notice that there is a tach between the two larger instrument pods? I thought that was a 6.3-only feature, but I won't be insulted if someone much more...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-17-2004, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Catrinus
Wow, the final price was $252,000 which is...

Wow, the final price was $252,000 which is defintely a steal. I checked out the buyer's prior purchases and feedback on eBay. He's definitely a major dealer or collector and has bought a lot of...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-11-2004, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Catrinus
You're right -- it's something like saying "she's...

You're right -- it's something like saying "she's almost not pregnant"!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-10-2004, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Catrinus
Thumbs up Best of all worlds? Neat conversion!!

OK, some will love this and others will hate it... but here is a guy in my town (Portland, OR) selling a 1970 280SE that's been retrofitted with a 300D engine! Personally, I love the 108 body and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-18-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Catrinus
Wow, I'm absolutely flabbergasted - the winning...

Wow, I'm absolutely flabbergasted - the winning bid was $11,100 and I guess the two people who wanted it were really going at it. I sure wish I were a millionaire, 'cause that's what it's going to...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-17-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,887
Posted By Catrinus
Are there any serial numbers to be found,...

Are there any serial numbers to be found, anywhere? Look on the radiator surround. With the serial number people on this site can tell you just about EVERYTHING about a car.

Where is this car,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-13-2004, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Catrinus
I'll keep my eye on it till it gets closer to the...

I'll keep my eye on it till it gets closer to the end date.
I think it would be a fantastic car for someone with a lot
of time and money (neither of which describe me!).
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-12-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Catrinus
1952 220b Cabrio on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2494048906&category=6329

Parental warning: don't look at these pictures if the effects of weather, neglect and a plain old...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-25-2004, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By Catrinus
Nice 280CE cabrio link

This looks pretty well done. The asking price was $7500 and that seems reasonable.
Catrinus
73 280C (still)

http://www.tedvernon.com/custommmercedes.htm
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-10-2004, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By Catrinus
I replaced the brakes on my 73 280C (also 114)...

I replaced the brakes on my 73 280C (also 114) not too long ago. They're amazing easy to work on. I would give you this tip, in addition to what's already been said: don't bother trying to rebuild...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 09-10-2004, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Catrinus
You should probably check out the SL Forum on...

You should probably check out the SL Forum on this same Shop Forum. It looks like that's where the SL fans are...

Catrinus
73 280C
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-29-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Catrinus
The pictures that Will took for me were exactly...

The pictures that Will took for me were exactly what I needed to solve the mystery of the linkage. No way could I have figured it out on my own because it's a weird mix of new (conversion) parts...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-21-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Catrinus
Thanks, Chuck, you've always been great help. ...

Thanks, Chuck, you've always been great help. I'd appreciate the linkage information, but remember that my engine is the 110, not the 130. The Weber is replacing the single Solex 4bbl. Do you...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 08-18-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Catrinus
Tiime to give up on 73 280C

Well, it's been fun learning about old MBs and I'm hooked. But I supposed you could say I've been educated enough (thanks to this forum!) to know that I'm better off walking away from my '73 280C...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-29-2004, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Catrinus
You know, unless my eyes deceive me (the pictures...

You know, unless my eyes deceive me (the pictures are pretty darn hard to make out), this is NOT a 250S (108 chassis) but a 250 (114 chassis)!! A HUGE difference in both size and desireability,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 07-15-2004, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Catrinus
69 280SE with bad head $500?

This almost seems too good to be true. It's in my city (Portland, OR).

http://www.angelfire.com/un/69mercedes/index.html

How much would a head replacement typically cost? I think the problem...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 06-15-2004, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,506
Posted By Catrinus
You've done a good job of describing what WRONG...

You've done a good job of describing what WRONG with it... are there ANY good parts? You'd have to add up the (used) value of what you can salvage (and it really doesn't sound like much!) and go...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-28-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,963
Posted By Catrinus
I think you did it right -- paid a fair price...

I think you did it right -- paid a fair price (not exhorbitant) for a car that is in remarkably good condition. I think it shows a lot of love and care over the years. You did right to buy one that...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-23-2004, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Catrinus
Thanks! I had no idea. It's amazing how...

Thanks! I had no idea.

It's amazing how many variations of a model MB had, regardless of what the badge said. I think their new nomenclature (C, E and S followed by engine size) makes a whole...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 05-22-2004, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Catrinus
250C w/280 engine STOCK???

A fellow in my city has a 71 250C for sale. In the ad (see link) he says that it has a 280 engine because "Mercedes ran out of the 250 engines". I've never heard this, but I suppose it could be...
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