Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
WOW! What is the going rate on these now? A few years ago, this would have sold for $5000! Has the market changed? I would think someone would snatch that car up! -Original Message- From: Dan Penoff [mailto:d...@penoff.com] Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:21 PM To: Mercedes List

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You don't get run over though. People honk and complain occasionally but mostly they just live with it. I commuted with a 240D pretty much full time for 10 years. Drove it into Boston or to Maine, no big whoop. -Curt From: Donald Snook via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:44:21 + Donald Snook via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: One of the reasons I got rid of my Jag was because it was the opposite end of the spectrum from the 240D. It was scary fast. I was really worried I would end up with way too many tickets or crash it.

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:04:18 -0600 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Jamie said, I need to find another one with a 4 speed and keep it long-term. But, they're getting pretty impossible to find these days. Jaime AND NO ACC! Just valves that work and a fan

Re: [MBZ] First Cars

2015-01-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I want one for a farm truck which is why I'd want a K20, I guess I wouldn't pass up a K30 either. It'll only be run from May through November or early December. With Dad retiring and spending a lot more time at camp it makes sense to have a farm truck. -Curt From: Donald Snook via

[MBZ] Hey Dimitri

2015-01-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
This guy's pickup acts just like the 240D did (does?). Wish I had his block flushing method available.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS_ja-EDHEAindex=3list=PL-5YzBia-1bmnkkT06GYLUG-F1g_rIj98 I wonder if something could gotten loose inside the engine on your 240D and is blocking the flow of

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
I’m sure you can get used to it. I’m just saying for me, it would drive me crazy. In the last 3-4 years I have driven my BMW (with 300 HP) and my Jag (XJR) with 300 HP and over 300 lb Torque (and a supercharger), so I couldn’t get used to driving a car you have to plan that far ahead. One of

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
My old 83 123 turbo diesel was bad enough about acceleration. My 1972 200D (euro 115) is no speed demon, but most times at stop lights I'm seeing the cars behind me, not before. It's plenty fast enough. Stickshift, and geared for a top speed of 85 or so. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
I think you would adapt pretty quickly. I switch back and forth, in summer, between the new F150 with the coyote engine and the old non turbo 300D and really don't notice much difference. The truck will growl and go if I really step on it but I seldom need to do that and generally try not to

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I love the simplicity of the car. Series glow plugs, mono radio, manual everything, no sunroof. Big options on the car are AC and the automatic. I rebuilt the injectors and set the cam and injection timing to get out every hp I could. Its really lovely to drive. Here are some crummy

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
That really is a nice car! But, I can't imagine driving that today. My old 83 123 turbo diesel was bad enough about acceleration. After I got my 124 Diesel, I realized that MB diesels can be relatively fast to accelerate. I have never driven one of the 210 diesels, but I assume they are

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Andrew wrote: Those VW buses are worth sick money now. When we lived in Colorado I bought a '74 bus and rebuilt the engine. The very nice thing I liked about that bus was the bench seat in front - no split walkway that most bus seem to have. Is that front bench rare? We got a 6.2 Beanville van

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I had to LOL at this: *so I used the drained oilfrom Dad's Cessna in it* On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:20 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My first car was a 1951 VW bug with the 1100cc 25hp engine and 120,000 miles. It burned/leaked a quart of oil a week, so I used the

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes
Studded tires??? The fat tired bikes interest me but I wonder how much more effort there is to using one? RB On 28/01/2015 7:05 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes wrote: For a growing community of winter cyclists in Milwaukee, this sounds like the perfect weather to bring out the bike.

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My first car was a 1951 VW bug with the 1100cc 25hp engine and 120,000 miles. It burned/leaked a quart of oil a week, so I used the drained oil from Dad's Cessna in it. I rebuilt a 1200cc engine from a later car ('62?) and moved the body from the '51 chassis to the '62 chassis. I gained

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
As a kid I delivered newspapers riding a fat tired bicycle in the snow. Definitely more effort. Didn't have knobby tires. On Jan 30, 2015 3:40 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Studded tires??? The fat tired bikes interest me but I wonder how much more effort there

Re: [MBZ] first car? if it qualifies as a car

2015-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Cool! I always wanted to drive one of those, but have only seen them in passing. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Mike Gildea via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My first car was a hand me down from Germany. A 58 BMW Isetta 300cc, air cooled, single cylinder, 13HP, 4 speed in the left

Re: [MBZ] Biking in the Snow

2015-01-30 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
The current fat tired bikes I've seen have fatter tires than the ones I rode in the '40s which I would guess were the same size as the ones you rode delivering papers. I think they were called balloon tires back then. Gerry Dwight Giles wrote: As a kid I delivered newspapers riding a fat

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There is a lot to be said for driving a slow car as fast as it will go well, compared to a fast car that you can rarely exploit. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My old 83 123 turbo diesel was bad enough about acceleration. My 1972 200D

Re: [MBZ] first car? if it qualifies as a car

2015-01-30 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
My first car was a hand me down from Germany. A 58 BMW Isetta 300cc, air cooled, single cylinder, 13HP, 4 speed in the left wall, reversed 4 speed shift, 1 front door, non synchro first gear, shared generator/starter, no gauges (other than speedo), pavement ripping max 55mph, and had a good

[MBZ] first car? if it qualifies as a car

2015-01-30 Thread Mike Gildea via Mercedes
My first car was a hand me down from Germany. A 58 BMW Isetta 300cc, air cooled, single cylinder, 13HP, 4 speed in the left wall, reversed 4 speed shift, 1 front door, non synchro first gear, shared generator/starter, no gauges (other than speedo), pavement ripping max 55mph, and had a good

Re: [MBZ] Hey Dimitri

2015-01-30 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-30 Thread Karl W via Mercedes
Run flats are a scam. They cost more, go flat more, and no one will patch or plug one. So you buy another whole overpriced tire every time you have a flat. And they are heavier rotating mass. All cost, no benefit. Everything gets new michelins except the 300tdt running hankooks for $85 a copy.

Re: [MBZ] first car? if it qualifies as a car

2015-01-30 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Isettas have gotten pricey as well - up to $45K for restored examples. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:44 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Cool! I always wanted to drive one of those, but have only seen them in passing. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:47 PM, Mike Gildea via

Re: [MBZ] first car? if it qualifies as a car

2015-01-30 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
The Isettas running around the University of Florida back then had four wheels; 2 in the back close together, and apparently without a differential although one wheel might have been rachetted. I tried one at the dealer, but there seemed to be something wrong with the shift linkage such that it

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Have you seen what W123 window switches cost these days? I do agree with you, however. The 15 bundts are half the value of the car. I had 15 steelies on my W123 LWB and the difference in ride, ride height and handling was amazing. Dan On Jan 29, 2015, at 10:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Those VW buses are worth sick money now. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:50 AM, Rick Hawkins Java via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Folks The first car i ever drove was about a 1945 jeep out in the mountains of Colorado. I learned to drive mostly on a 1951 plymouth which my father bought

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Theres a bunch of aircooled VWs around my place now. Guy at the end of the street has a Bug and an early bus. He's been working on the bus since we moved in almost 9 years ago. He's got the first paint on it now and the engine runs so the end is in sight.Around the corner theres what appears to

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread dseretakis--- via Mercedes
That's why I have crank windows;) Sent from my iPhone On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:13 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Have you seen what W123 window switches cost these days? I do agree with you, however. The 15 bundts are half the value of the car. I had 15

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I have a bin full of working window switches. Make me an offer. On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:40 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: That's why I have crank windows;) Sent from my iPhone On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:13 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
So what is the optimal air temperature for an air cooled VW bug? Absolute zero? On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Theres a bunch of aircooled VWs around my place now. Guy at the end of the street has a Bug and an early bus. He's been

Re: [MBZ] first car

2015-01-30 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
There's a guy on Wadmalaw who restores old buses, he usually has 3 or 4 f them sitting around. He and his wife started making really nice copper light fixtures when he lost his job a few years back, and sell them for big money. --R On 1/30/15 9:31 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] First Cars

2015-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
Well, yes a four wheel drive would be handy. But, if I found a super nice K10, I'm not sure I would drive it in the snow! Donald H. Snook Snook Law LLC 5020 E. Central Ave Suite A Wichita, Kansas 67208 T: 316-512-5608 E: d...@snooklawllc.com This confidential message may be subject to the

Re: [MBZ] First Cars

2015-01-30 Thread Donald Snook via Mercedes
That is cool! It looks like it has done its duty. Was that an original wood bed? -Original Message- From: Randy Bennell [mailto:rbenn...@bennell.ca] Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM To: Donald Snook; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] First Cars On 29/01/2015 4:48

Re: [MBZ] (MBZ) '84 300D multi-purpose stalk

2015-01-30 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
That wasn't G: who wrote that. I know about Uro parts and wouldn't touch them. Gerry fmiser wrote: G. wrote: what's the list's consensus regarding URO products? What!??!?? Are you really asking that? Check the archive. Or read the list occasionally. The opinion is Run!!! Run

Re: [MBZ] (MBZ) '84 300D multi-purpose stalk

2015-01-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Oooh, if the TV fails you can use the lens to make the lens of death or a solar cooker, whichever you prefer. :) A friend of mine got his up over 700F (the limit of our measuring technology) on an average New England spring day. -Curt From: Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] First Cars

2015-01-30 Thread archer75--- via Mercedes
My first car was a '46 Dodge panel truck with a cloth roof that always leaked. I put a bed in the back with the idea of sleeping in it during college semesters but got married; which entitled me to cheap campus married housing. There was only one seat, so I built a small box with a pad on top

Re: [MBZ] I must be pregnant

2015-01-30 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
That’s a lovely car, Jaime. On Jan 29, 2015, at 10:14 PM, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Ok, I'm ready. I'll probably list it this weekend for $5k Jaime ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives