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Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-14-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By meltedpanda
here is my 72 antenna - front drivers side ,...

here is my 72
antenna - front drivers side , all original car
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 04-14-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By meltedpanda
my 72 had the auto antenna access under the...

my 72 had the auto antenna access under the front fender - drivers side wheel well. It was auto up and down , but had a separate switch under the dash for up and down. I also has the key thing...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-21-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By meltedpanda
Thanks TDM ? Big Blue Book ?

Thanks
TDM ? Big Blue Book ?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-21-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By meltedpanda
Twin Solex Carbs/Intake swap with Zenith Carbs/Intake?

Pretty much sums it up, the bolt pattern looks the same -
Can Twin Solex Carbs/Intake on 62 220b Finny be replaced with Twin Zenith Carbs/Intake from a 67 230S Finny

Looking for insight and...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-19-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
Well there is OE - which is original - probably...

Well there is OE - which is original - probably Mercedes Classic Center only ? not sure
OEM - meets original specs and quality - most suppliers have these, but not all

If they are not OE or OEM,...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-18-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
don't buy the knock offs as far as the mounts are...

don't buy the knock offs as far as the mounts are concerned. back in the day ,I did that and they lasted less than 100 miles - defect - not sure , but went with OEM after that and had no issue for...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-17-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
yes getting proper height for the engine will be...

yes getting proper height for the engine will be reflective in all of the pivot points, steering knuckles as well as shifter connections better align and work as they should. Glad you got it sorted...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-07-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By meltedpanda
detective work for sure, but that is half the...

detective work for sure, but that is half the "fun"
when you have some time , check out my journeys

http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/vintage-mercedes-forum/134622-1971-220-a.html...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-06-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By meltedpanda
just a thought but can you check for power at...

just a thought but can you check for power at starter? or at least continuity from starter switch. Could be a bad solenoid. BTW beautiful car
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-02-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,584
Posted By meltedpanda
Doubtful, but I don't think the OP is looking to...

Doubtful, but I don't think the OP is looking to make money - at least I hope not :)
Labor of love............
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 03-01-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,584
Posted By meltedpanda
she is a beauty , have fun and enjoy the journey....

she is a beauty , have fun and enjoy the journey. My record is a 12 year barn find - a W115 220 , became my daily driver ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-23-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By meltedpanda
you will need a donor car or someone good at...

you will need a donor car or someone good at welding. it can be done by fabrication, I do not know of after market options
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-10-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By meltedpanda
I love happy endings

I love happy endings
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-05-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
good point for all of us , I NEVER get under a...

good point for all of us , I NEVER get under a car unless wheels are chocked . No matter what I am doing and when I use a jack I always double support . One reason I bought a set of quick lifts . ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-04-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By meltedpanda
Ahhh looks like they are salvageable Don’t be...

Ahhh looks like they are salvageable Don’t be too quick with a tap. See how the bolt goes first.
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By meltedpanda
can you get a saws all metal blade in there?

can you get a saws all metal blade in there?
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
I would do the engine first . The movement of...

I would do the engine first . The movement of the engine cannot really be controlled very well , it will move. I was able to get mine back in alignment by moving with a 2x4 lever arm and the jack. ...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By meltedpanda
try outward pressure on bolt while turning...

try outward pressure on bolt while turning counter clock wise and hope one of the threads catch
any bolt of same size , hardness will do , use of a helicoil -hmmm Id have to think about that
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-04-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By meltedpanda
was this a recent addition? Brown is always...

was this a recent addition?
Brown is always ground on the MB so it would seem you have lost your ground? Did they attach it to the radio?

Try running a temporary ground from the dash pod metal...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 02-01-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By meltedpanda
no , just have to put a block of wood under the...

no , just have to put a block of wood under the oil pan and carefully with a jack unload the weight of the motor from the mounts . Be careful not to raise to high and keep an eye out for any...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-30-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By meltedpanda
I would suggest you obtain a copy of How to Tune...

I would suggest you obtain a copy of How to Tune and Modify a BOSCH Fuel Injection , by Ben Watson .
It will help you understand the Kjet system that you have on that car. The system is very...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-30-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By meltedpanda
Assuming your cold , warm and rest pressures are...

Assuming your cold , warm and rest pressures are correct and the in tank and line fuel filters are clean - id also check your airflow sensor plate and control plunger , if it binds or sticks it will...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-10-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By meltedpanda
K Jet I assume could be a sticking or binding...

K Jet I assume
could be a sticking or binding airflow sensor plate or a binding control plunger , both could just be gummed up from low use, just clean the assemblies see what happens
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-05-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By meltedpanda
The carbs are easy to rebuild. Dialing them in...

The carbs are easy to rebuild. Dialing them in however is tricky. Take pictures as you tear it down and get a good rebuild kit.
Once back on the car repost question about set up. Many threads on...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 01-05-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By meltedpanda
First and foremost This site sponsor , Rock auto...

First and foremost This site sponsor , Rock auto any of those will work. Some of the big dealers out of Atlanta offer good pricing. Parts should be easy to find
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-25-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,245
Posted By meltedpanda
miss mine, like you a daily driver .... have fun,...

miss mine, like you a daily driver .... have fun, enjoy the ride!
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-04-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By meltedpanda
I removed mine and replaced without removing...

I removed mine and replaced without removing front windshield would have been easier, granted , but removing front windscreen is a nightmare
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 12-04-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By meltedpanda
there are tons of little fiddly bits holding that...

there are tons of little fiddly bits holding that in. Start by removing all trim rings around switches, remove switches, remove radio, remove dash pod and trim pieces around A pillars . If there...
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 11-10-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By meltedpanda
POR 15 don't get it on anything you want to get...

POR 15 don't get it on anything you want to get it off of, trust me
Forum: Vintage Mercedes Forum 10-21-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By meltedpanda
lol so many to choose from, my W110 was used...

lol so many to choose from, my W110 was used to make the front buckets so to speak a bench
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