Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I did it...

http://www.jaimekop.com/ebay/300D/

I wouldn't bother changing the diff, the top gear ratio of the 4 speed is
the same as the auto box, so your highway gearing won't change.  Unless you
live in a very flat area, a taller geared 240D isn't a good idea.  (I've
had several 240Ds and drove them for years, so I speak from experience.)

The conversion isn't difficult really.  The only custom part I needed was
the drive shaft, but if you're swapping from another 240D that won't be an
issue for you.  Everything bolted up and plugged in, even the reverse light
switch.

Getting the pedal cluster out isn't even that bad, as I saw you mention
early.  Its much worse in a W111/112... I just spent a hour getting one
bolt out for the brake master cylinder on a 63 300SE.  Not fun.

Good luck,
Jaime


On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual
 in a 123?

 I am wondering about  putting in a 300D diff also to allow lower RPM at
 highway speeds.  Kinda a poboy overdrive.  I won't be able to find or
 afford a 5 speed.

 Patient is an 81 123 240D.

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[MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I sent a post with a photo last night, but it has not cleared the 
listmom.  so, without the photo:


Today is D-Day plus 1

Remembering the monumental efforts of 1944.


Defeat tyranny.  Viva la liberte!

The photo shows people on the beach below a cemetary.  Never having 
been there, I'm guessing it is omaha beach.  Can you imagine how 
people would freak out now if 120 men in each state were KIA?


The people on the beach spell out in double rows France will never 
forget.  I have my doubts, but I do believe the French in rural 
Normady will have a long memory.  There are also people holding large 
US and french flags.  I am guessing the flags are 100' long and 60' 
tall.It is an interesting picture from the US embassy in France 
website.


Here is a link to a video version:

http://www.thefrenchwillneverforget.com/index.php?go=Photos%26amp%3BVideos 
Looks like the stunt was done in 2007.


And they desecrated the American flag by letting it touch the ground.

We did a halftime show with a similar size American flag a few years 
ago, and people were staged under the flag to be sure it never 
touched the ground.


Respect to all Allied Forces who were there during that time 71 years ago.

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Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes

Question to retired guy:  How many days are there in a week?

Retired guy's answer:  Seven.  Six Saturdays and one Sunday.


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Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I'm going to ride my bike out to Captain Sams Spit to see the big OOPS 
that happened Friday.  They are digging a new channel at the end to 
redirect the inlet, and apparently didn't bother to check the tides 
report.  They had the channel cut, berms at each end, a dump truck and 
bulldozer down in teh channel, and the tide breached the berm and 
flooded the channel.  Dozer and dump truck in 10ft of water.  Then the 
next day the developers had an op-ed in the paper about how 
environmentally sensitive their development is.


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Thursday during high tide.
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Thursday during high tide. Provided by U.S. Coast Guard


KIAWAH ISLAND — No sooner than the sand berm went up to stop the Kiawah 
River, it came down. Now a bulldozer and a dump truck lie in the inlet 
off embattled Capt. Sam’s Spit.


The berm is designed to block the river where it empties into the ocean. 
It’s part of a recutting of the inlet by R.E. Goodson out of Darlington 
for the property owners association of neighboring Seabrook Island. It 
collapsed on Thursday to a surging tide a half-foot above normal.


“The tide came in higher than they expected and it washed out,” U.S. 
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Chris Ruleman said Friday. An 
environmental cleanup company has been hired by Goodson to remove fuel, 
hydraulic fluid and other pollutants. Ruleman couldn’t say when the 
equipment might be able to be moved.


“We’re continuing to investigate and keep an eye on it. We haven’t seen 
any sign of (oil product) sheening on the water so far,” Ruleman said. 
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control staff also were on 
the scene Friday, a spokeswoman said.


A mariner’s warning is being broadcast because the equipment is too far 
under to be easily seen at high tide. Seabrook Island Town Administrator 
Randy Pierce said he drove out Friday morning and couldn’t see anything. 
A call to the Goodson company was answered by an office worker, who said 
she would contact a company official for comment. But no return call was 
received by deadline.


People who oppose a planned development on the spit were quick to point 
out that the mishap shows just how fragile the environment is.


“As they put more bulldozers on that (spit) this is what we can expect. 
It’s a problem for everybody,” said Anthony Noury of SeaTow Charleston.


“Whether it’s beach engineering or offshore exploration and drilling, 
accidents are unavoidable, and the results can be catastrophic,” said 
Dana Beach of the S.C. Coastal Conservation League. “We have been lulled 
into a false and dangerous sense of complacency by the folks promoting 
these projects.”


The mishap occurred as Goodson workers recut the inlet through the Capt. 
Sam’s Spit beach for the third time in 30 years. The recut is a 
patchwork repair job to prevent erosion on the island. It’s considered 
so important to Seabrook Island real estate that it is called for in the 
management plan.


Heavy duty equipment has been piling sand in two long, intersecting 
berms that look like runways, and along the berm coming in from the sea 
have opened a new channel. The collapse occurred along the second berm, 
being piled across the current inlet to block flow, shifting it to the 
channel.


As the work takes place, the Kiawah Partners development company and 
environmentalists battle over the spit, a wildlife-rich, 150-acre sand 
strip between the islands. The developers plan to build 50 homes on high 
ground, and an access road across the narrow neck of the teardrop-shaped 
spit.


The spit is prized for conservation and recreation because its cape 
beach is a feeding ground that, at times, draws seabirds by the 
thousands. Its inlet beaches are part of a rare strand-feeding ground, 
where dolphins drive schools of baitfish onto the beach and jump up 
after them to feed.


Like other inlet areas, it is continually 

[MBZ] D Day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

Original didn't got though.  Lets try this again.

Today is D-Day plus 1

Remembering the monumental efforts of 1944.


Defeat tyranny.  Viva la liberte!
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Re: [MBZ] Parts - was: Transmission Toast?

2015-06-07 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
 Kaleb wrote:
 
 I have 1 more complete 4 speed manny parts car

I'm needing the twin manual heater valve.  Do you have one
that doesn't leak?

--  Philip

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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
I have a ’67 Beetle, and I will tell you that the heat and defrost work just 
fine if the hoses and controls are connected correctly.  Of course I only drive 
it from April to October.  The auto-stick is another matter:  I had one around 
1980-82 time frame, and it was the bad.  Slushy and anemic, it robbed a lot of 
power from the engine, and needed constant attention.

Jon

 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:24 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application.
 
 Weak to non-existent heat.
 
 Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC.  That means laying on 
 the cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a garage, or a lift.
 -- 
 Max Dillon
 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300
 
 On June 7, 2015 8:51:50 AM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from
 LA. About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm
 going to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970
 auto-stick. I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a
 working autostick so I'm interested. Its short money so I might grab it
 as a replacement for my unloved rusty 190D. It might make a flash at
 ChowdaQ this year. Although if it did I'd have to go a day early to
 deliver all my gear...
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
VW auto stick shift is the VW analog to the MB hydrak.  there's a 
reason nobody runs em now.  Jon just tolja.




I have a '67 Beetle, and I will tell you that the heat and defrost 
work just fine if the hoses and controls are connected correctly. 
Of course I only drive it from April to October.  The auto-stick is 
another matter:  I had one around 1980-82 time frame, and it was the 
bad.  Slushy and anemic, it robbed a lot of power from the engine, 
and needed constant attention.


Jon

 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:24 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


 Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application.

 Weak to non-existent heat.

 Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC.  That means 
laying on the cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a 
garage, or a lift.

 --
 Max Dillon
 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300

 On June 7, 2015 8:51:50 AM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from
 LA. About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm
 going to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970
 auto-stick. I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a
 working autostick so I'm interested. Its short money so I might grab it
 as a replacement for my unloved rusty 190D. It might make a flash at
 ChowdaQ this year. Although if it did I'd have to go a day early to
 deliver all my gear...



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[MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Here’s the deal:

The S500 may need a new MAF.  I happen to have a MAF on the shelf.  It’s a 
different part number, but close, used on an S420.  Physically, it’s the same 
except that the connector comes straight out the side and not perpendicular.

I can’t find any specs on MAFs in general, only application information.

This is your challenge:

I want to try and find out if I can use this MAF on the S500.  Here are the 
part numbers, both Bosch and MB:

Called out in the EPC for the 1995 S500:

MB: 0001940148
Bosch: 0280214004

The MAF I have, used on a 1996-9 S420 (and S500, I might add):

MB: 0001940748
Bosch: 0280217607

I’m digging into this myself, but I figured if I could engage the collective 
wisdom here maybe I can determine whether I can substitute this one or not.

Thank you,

Dan




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Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep.  Usually up 'bout 0800 to 0830; 'nobody I hafta impress; even SWMBO is 
not impressionable any more.  'Up tomorrow at 0600 for IVIG treatment at 
local hospital.  To bed most nights 'bout 2300.


Wilton

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To: Okie Benz mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2015 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!



Sleeping in, Wilton?  I was up at my usual 5:10 am.

Dan with half the day nearly over already


On Jun 7, 2015, at 8:55 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
wrote:


Daylight's a burnin'!

Wilton
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Re: [MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
No matter now, I sent the link to the video and if anyone wants they 
can find the picture.  It was weird though...  My computer said it 
was under 150 Kb, and the message from the okie mail said it was some 
huge number in the Gb range.  I tried it over after I reduced the 
size of the picture to about 70k with the same result.  I didn't 
think the picture would be worth seeing in the 40 size.




Just a reminder:

If you get a needs approval message from the list, drop me a 
private message so I know it's there.  I try to check the incoming 
queue at least once a day, since if I don't it gets unbelievably 
backed up with all sorts of things you don't want to know about.


If the spam that was sent to us got through, you would be seeing 
several hundred messages a day. Ugh.


Dan



 On Jun 7, 2015, at 1:03 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


 I sent a post with a photo last night, but it has not cleared the 
listmom.  so, without the photo:


 Today is D-Day plus 1

 Remembering the monumental efforts of 1944.


 Defeat tyranny.  Viva la liberte!

 The photo shows people on the beach below a cemetary.  Never 
having been there, I'm guessing it is omaha beach.  Can you imagine 
how people would freak out now if 120 men in each state were KIA?


 The people on the beach spell out in double rows France will 
never forget.  I have my doubts, but I do believe the French in 
rural Normady will have a long memory.  There are also people 
holding large US and french flags.  I am guessing the flags are 
100' long and 60' tall.It is an interesting picture from the US 
embassy in France website.


 Here is a link to a video version:


http://www.thefrenchwillneverforget.com/index.php?go=Photos%26amp%3BVideos 
Looks like the stunt was done in 2007.


 And they desecrated the American flag by letting it touch the ground.

 We did a halftime show with a similar size American flag a few 
years ago, and people were staged under the flag to be sure it 
never touched the ground.


 Respect to all Allied Forces who were there during that time 71 years ago.

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Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it  see if it works.  If you 
can check wiring diagrams for donor and recipient, make sure none of the 
pins/functions were moved around, then give it a try.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I always said I wished my 200D had a turbo, a sunroof and a taller 
fifth gear (or diff)  that has been 40 years.  The 4 cyl NA MB 
Diesels need a taller diff and a 5 speed or an overdrive 5 speed.  I 
always felt it was hard on the engine to maintain the high rpm for 
1000 mile + trips.  Even 400 mile trips...  when there was enough HP 
to support an overdrive.


since a 240/280Z engine is a M180 knockoff, i even bought a 280Z 5 
speed once in hopes it would bolt up.  It didn't.  Datsoon, in their 
infinite wisdom changed the transmission mounting/bell housing setup, 
rather than faithfully copy the M180 engine.


Jaime, you have any writeup?  It took probably at least an hour to 
get out the pedal set.  I figure it will take several hours spread 
over more than one day to do the pedal swap.



I did it...

http://www.jaimekop.com/ebay/300D/

I wouldn't bother changing the diff, the top gear ratio of the 4 speed is
the same as the auto box, so your highway gearing won't change.  Unless you
live in a very flat area, a taller geared 240D isn't a good idea.  (I've
had several 240Ds and drove them for years, so I speak from experience.)

The conversion isn't difficult really.  The only custom part I needed was
the drive shaft, but if you're swapping from another 240D that won't be an
issue for you.  Everything bolted up and plugged in, even the reverse light
switch.

Getting the pedal cluster out isn't even that bad, as I saw you mention
early.  Its much worse in a W111/112... I just spent a hour getting one
bolt out for the brake master cylinder on a 63 300SE.  Not fun.

Good luck,
Jaime


On Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


 anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual
 in a 123?

 I am wondering about  putting in a 300D diff also to allow lower RPM at
 highway speeds.  Kinda a poboy overdrive.  I won't be able to find or
 afford a 5 speed.

 Patient is an 81 123 240D.


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[MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

Is slipping in high gear a fatal symptom to the 240D auto trans?  (1981)

yes, it flares at every shift.  i shift manually and try to let up on 
the pedal and try to minimize the flare.  We also don't drive it too 
far from home.


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Re: [MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just a reminder:

If you get a “needs approval” message from the list, drop me a private message 
so I know it’s there.  I try to check the incoming queue at least once a day, 
since if I don’t it gets unbelievably backed up with all sorts of things you 
don’t want to know about.

If the spam that was sent to us got through, you would be seeing several 
hundred messages a day. Ugh.

Dan


 
 On Jun 7, 2015, at 1:03 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I sent a post with a photo last night, but it has not cleared the listmom.  
 so, without the photo:
 
 Today is D-Day plus 1
 
 Remembering the monumental efforts of 1944.
 
 
 Defeat tyranny.  Viva la liberte!
 
 The photo shows people on the beach below a cemetary.  Never having been 
 there, I'm guessing it is omaha beach.  Can you imagine how people would 
 freak out now if 120 men in each state were KIA?
 
 The people on the beach spell out in double rows France will never forget.  
 I have my doubts, but I do believe the French in rural Normady will have a 
 long memory.  There are also people holding large US and french flags.  I am 
 guessing the flags are 100' long and 60' tall.It is an interesting 
 picture from the US embassy in France website.
 
 Here is a link to a video version:
 
 http://www.thefrenchwillneverforget.com/index.php?go=Photos%26amp%3BVideos 
 Looks like the stunt was done in 2007.
 
 And they desecrated the American flag by letting it touch the ground.
 
 We did a halftime show with a similar size American flag a few years ago, and 
 people were staged under the flag to be sure it never touched the ground.
 
 Respect to all Allied Forces who were there during that time 71 years ago.
 
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[MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And we should never florget.  I wrote the folllowing several years ago. 
Some of you may hjave seen it before.


LITTLE BOATS AND 6 JUN 1944
By Wilton W. Strickland

My brother, Lewis Clyde Strickland, then 21 and with 3 1/2 yrs in the US 
Navy, was the senior noncommissioned officer (NCO)/leader of a 48-man 
platoon of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion that went ashore on Omaha Beach, 
France, at 0730 on the 6th of June, 1944, to clear obstacles, secure the 
beach and control traffic to, from and on the beach.  The unit was composed 
of many specialties, including demolition, signalmen, radiomen, riflemen, 
doctors, medical corpsmen (medics), bulldozer operators and others - 
whatever necessary to manage the beach.  They wore army combat uniforms and 
trained with the Army for the invasion.  The only thing visible to 
distinguish them from army troops was an arc painted across the front of 
their helmets.  Most of the men in his platoon were teenagers just 17, 18 
and 19 years old.


Several of the older men had been in the invasion of Sicily and a few, such 
as Lewis, had been in the invasion of North Africa, where his ship had been 
sunk just offshore in Oct '42.  Though small in stature, Lewis was a giant 
in courage, dedication to accomplishing the mission, determination and care 
for the men in his platoon.  He served as their mentor, their mother, 
their father, their leader.  They affectionately called him, Little 
Boats, in honor of his Navy specialty, boatswain's or boson's mate.  Ensign 
Joe Vaghi, just out of college and new to the Navy when he became the 
platoon's Officer-In-Command (OIC) in late '43, said of Little Boats in 
2001, He taught me everything I ever needed to know about the Navy. 
Little Boats died of pneumonia in 1997.


The platoon had trained extensively for several months with army troops at 
Camp Bradford, VA, Fort Pierce, FL, and Swansea, Wales.  They were delivered 
to Omaha beach on LCI(L) 88, (an infantry landing craft) operated by members 
of the US Coast Guard, as were many of the vessels in the invasion fleet.


In 2001, I had the very distinct honor and pleasure of interviewing several 
of Little Boats' men and several of the equally brave Coasties (US Coast 
Guard) who delivered them to the beach on that fateful day of June 6, 1944, 
the memory of which should make all Americans, British, Canadians and other 
allies stand tall with pride.  Most of the following is excerpted from those 
interviews:


One of the seventeen-year-old riflemen, Seaman John Hanley, remembers, We 
formed up on the main deck of the LCI at the top of the port (left) ramp. 
Ensign Vaghi was # 1, and his assistants, Ensign Wright # 2, BM/1C Little 
Boats Strickland was # 3, I was # 4, and several of the other young 
riflemen were immediately behind me.  As we approached the line of 
departure, we could see smoke from the shelling rising from the beach. 
About that time, an LCT coming out of the smoke off the beach on our port 
side let off a barrage of rockets.  The German 88's had him straddled; you 
could see the shells hitting the water 8 to 10 feet behind 'im.  She was at 
battle speed - 8 or 9 knots, and that's the last I saw of the LCT - we 
started passing 'im - we were coming up on the beach for the landing.


Ensign Vaghi adds, On the beach were multiple rows of different types of 
obstacles, some with mines on them - tank traps, landing craft traps and 
amphibious truck (DUKW) traps.  Later I learned that where we landed was the 
widest opening on the beach.  The Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) 
certainly did their jobs well.  We lucked out by off-loading at low tide, 
too.  If we had gone in at mid or high tide amid all those obstacles and 
mines, we would have been in serious trouble.  Other landing craft, LCI(L) 
#85, for example, took quite a beating - a direct hit on the bow and on the 
starboard side, but we were lucky, we made our landing, and all of our 
platoon got ashore.


Hanley:  Yeah, we were surrounded by those mines on poles, but the Skipper 
found his way through an opening, or we were just lucky.  As soon as I heard 
and felt the LCI hit bottom, the ramps on both sides went down.  Vaghi was 
already going when the ramp hit the water.  The seamen behind me were 
yelling, Go, Go, Go!  I was trying to keep up with Vaghi and Little Boats 
as we flew down that ramp!  It seemed like a long way down, too.  When I saw 
that Vaghi and Little Boats were in the water, I threw my pack over the side 
and took just my rifle.  When I hit the water, Ensign Vaghi and Little Boats 
were still right ahead of me.  Two or three other seamen were with me. 
Little Boats and I were immediately in water up to our chins.  There were 
dead infantrymen in the water all around me, and dead and wounded all around 
on the beach - lots of dead floating in the water. 


Vaghi:  The sea bottom was undulating - sort of like a washboard with the 
ridges and valleys - called runnels - parallel to the 

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Pin for pin identical.

The only thing I can think of is the values are different, and the original is 
cast aluminum, the later ones are phenolic.  Dimensionally they’re the same 
except for the orientation of the connector.

Dan

 On Jun 7, 2015, at 4:56 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it  see if it works.  If you 
 can check wiring diagrams for donor and recipient, make sure none of the 
 pins/functions were moved around, then give it a try.
 -- 
 Max Dillon
 Charleston SC
 '87 300TD
 '95 E300
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[MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Daylight's a burnin'!

Wilton
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from LA. About 
ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm going to check out 
a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970 auto-stick. I've never 
actually driven a Beatle and never seen a working autostick so I'm interested. 
Its short money so I might grab it as a replacement for my unloved rusty 190D. 
It might make a flash at ChowdaQ this year. Although if it did I'd have to go a 
day early to deliver all my gear...


Curt


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Date:Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 8:43 AM
Subject:[MBZ] ?


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[MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes

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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application.

Weak to non-existent heat.

Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC.  That means laying on the 
cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a garage, or a lift.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300

On June 7, 2015 8:51:50 AM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from
LA. About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm
going to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970
auto-stick. I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a
working autostick so I'm interested. Its short money so I might grab it
as a replacement for my unloved rusty 190D. It might make a flash at
ChowdaQ this year. Although if it did I'd have to go a day early to
deliver all my gear...


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Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
May go sailing later today.  MB content: 87 wagon tows the boat just fine.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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[MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to 
manual in a 123?


I am wondering about  putting in a 300D diff also to allow lower RPM 
at highway speeds.  Kinda a poboy overdrive.  I won't be able to find 
or afford a 5 speed.


Patient is an 81 123 240D.

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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
'Reminds me:  'Wish I colulda kept the '64 Karman Ghia I had mid-65 
to mid-70.  'Let it go @ 42 kmi for $750.


'Hope it goes well.

Wilton


My '56 Karmann Ghia might be worth some money now it it hadn't been 
smashed by an incompetent in a 2 ton grand prick (back when it was a 
huge car)


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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Reminds me:  'Wish I colulda kept the '64 Karman Ghia I had mid-65 to 
mid-70.  'Let it go @ 42 kmi for $750.


'Hope it goes well.

Wilton

- Original Message - 
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To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com
Cc: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2015 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?


Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from LA. 
About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm going 
to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970 auto-stick. 
I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a working autostick so 
I'm interested. Its short money so I might grab it as a replacement for my 
unloved rusty 190D. It might make a flash at ChowdaQ this year. Although 
if it did I'd have to go a day early to deliver all my gear...



Curt


Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

From:WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
Date:Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 8:43 AM
Subject:[MBZ] ?


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Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sleeping in, Wilton?  I was up at my usual 5:10 am.

Dan with half the day nearly over already


 On Jun 7, 2015, at 8:55 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Daylight's a burnin'!
 
 Wilton
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[MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Did the “A” service on the S430 today.  It was due in a couple thousand miles, 
so I figured I would get ahead of the curve and do it.  Some things I 
encountered I have questions about since this is my first W220 car:

The oil filter that was in the car was a pleated type made in Poland.  No 
manufacturer’s name or logo on it.  Hmm.  Are the pleated filters acceptable as 
opposed to the fleece?

The fleece (Mann) filter I got had all the “O” rings with it.  I had one left 
over, a big one, maybe an inch in diameter.  There was another one this size on 
the oil filter “tube” where the “tube” was larger in diameter.  I couldn’t find 
any others of the same size.  There were two smaller ones near the bottom of 
the “tube”.  Did I miss something?

I don’t like the lack of an oil pressure gauge.  I think there s a way to get 
the display to show oil pressure that I saw while researching the car.  I’ll 
have to find it.

Still working on Marthaing  the engine compartment.  The engine is almost 
done, then I have to move out to the tops of the fenders.  Looking better every 
day.

Cabin filters were a piece of cake to replace.  The ones that were in the car 
were pretty nasty.

Pictures of everything here if you want to look at them:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l4ros9hn1jjkxpy/AAA1EefYAD6Vk8driRyd1mSva?dl=0

Dan
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Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Solved.  Alignment tech didn't tighten the eccentric bolts (all four) for the 
inner bushings.

This afternoon I removed both front wheels and checked the bearing play and 
torque of all the bolts. Started on the outside and worked in.

Very glad I figured it out, not too happy about the wasted time, both in 
solving the mystery and now I've got to take the car back for another alignment.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
  Max wrote:
  
  The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it  see
  if it works. 

 Dan wrote:
 
 The only thing I can think of is the values are different,
 and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are
 phenolic.  Dimensionally they’re the same except for the
 orientation of the connector.

Give it a try.

The worst that can happen is it will burst into flames or
cause total failure of whatever it connects to. *grin*

By the way, the acronym patrol would like to know what MAF
stand for.

http://www.maf.org
Musculoaponeurotic Fibrosarcoma
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Modified Academy of Fencing
Management Accountability Framework
Mobility Air Forces
Missile Alert Facility
Macrophage Activating Factor
Mineral-Ash Free
Memory Allocation Failure
Mexican Air Force
Middle Age Friends

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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its not something was going to get for a daily driver, more for a toy. The 190D 
sits. I mostly drive the Jetta and Angie the pickup. I think the 190D had been 
hit at one point, I've been unable to get it to ever drive right. It was 
acceptable at one point but is quite mushy now. I don't care enough about it to 
want to fix it anymore.
The Beetle was actually a fairly nice car, maybe a 5 out of 10 but at $2400 I 
wasn't expecting perfection. We looked at another one on the way home that was 
maybe a 7 for which the guy wanted $7500. I was surprised how bad the autostick 
wasn't. Its an interesting system because its BOTH an automatic and a manual. 
There is a torque converter but theres also a vacuum operated clutch which 
activates when you put your hand on the shifter. In operation I got pretty good 
with it pretty quick.
Anyway I really just wanted to drive it, I don't think I ever really was going 
to buy it but you never know until you try.
-Curt

  From: Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Max Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com 
 Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:24 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] ?
   
Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application.

Weak to non-existent heat.

Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC.  That means laying on the 
cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a garage, or a lift.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300



On June 7, 2015 8:51:50 AM EDT, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from
LA. About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm
going to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970
auto-stick. I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a
working autostick so I'm interested. Its short money so I might grab it
as a replacement for my unloved rusty 190D. It might make a flash at
ChowdaQ this year. Although if it did I'd have to go a day early to
deliver all my gear...


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Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to 
 manual in a 123?

I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's
why it's really a 240D/3.0).

Jaime is right, everything just plugs in. And the driveshaft is the most
difficult part to get right.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sorry.

Air Mass Flow Meter

It’s the doohickey that is ahead of your throttle plate in a Bosch EFI system.  
It measures airflow into the engine (very simple explanation.)

Dan 


 On Jun 7, 2015, at 6:13 PM, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 Max wrote:
 
 The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it  see
 if it works. 
 
 Dan wrote:
 
 The only thing I can think of is the values are different,
 and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are
 phenolic.  Dimensionally they’re the same except for the
 orientation of the connector.
 
 Give it a try.
 
 The worst that can happen is it will burst into flames or
 cause total failure of whatever it connects to. *grin*
 
 By the way, the acronym patrol would like to know what MAF
 stand for.
 
 http://www.maf.org
 Musculoaponeurotic Fibrosarcoma
 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
 Modified Academy of Fencing
 Management Accountability Framework
 Mobility Air Forces
 Missile Alert Facility
 Macrophage Activating Factor
 Mineral-Ash Free
 Memory Allocation Failure
 Mexican Air Force
 Middle Age Friends
 
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just don’t push down on the stick or rest your hand on it while driving.

A large eraser was an important tool for those cars as well.

Dan

 On Jun 7, 2015, at 7:17 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Its not something was going to get for a daily driver, more for a toy. The 
 190D sits. I mostly drive the Jetta and Angie the pickup. I think the 190D 
 had been hit at one point, I've been unable to get it to ever drive right. It 
 was acceptable at one point but is quite mushy now. I don't care enough about 
 it to want to fix it anymore.
 The Beetle was actually a fairly nice car, maybe a 5 out of 10 but at $2400 I 
 wasn't expecting perfection. We looked at another one on the way home that 
 was maybe a 7 for which the guy wanted $7500. I was surprised how bad the 
 autostick wasn't. Its an interesting system because its BOTH an automatic and 
 a manual. There is a torque converter but theres also a vacuum operated 
 clutch which activates when you put your hand on the shifter. In operation I 
 got pretty good with it pretty quick.
 Anyway I really just wanted to drive it, I don't think I ever really was 
 going to buy it but you never know until you try.
 -Curt
 


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Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-07 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Rick wrote:
 Mao needs to join Facebook...

When WILTON does Fookbace, I might consider...
mao

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Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, they’re all pretty close together as far as design and operation.  Miller 
buzz boxes are some of the simplest electrical devices you could ever imagine.

The really cool ones were the old Lincoln MG (motor generator) sets.  Pretty 
much indestructible, but very popular with the pipeline and tank building folks.

Dan



 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:35 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 Whoops, that of course should have said Hobart.
 They all make about the same thing now I think. The Hobart was exactly like 
 the Miller I'd used previously, same knobs, same settings. I set it up the 
 way I'd been taught to do the Miller and it worked the same.
 I've a young cousin who's a certified welder, he's a Miller man, went to 
 their school...
 
 
 
 -Curt
 
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 To: Okie Benz mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com 
 Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:31 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts
 
 Hobart.
 
 Long time name in the industrial welding business, not far behind Miller and 
 Lincoln.
 
 Dan who used to rebuild Miller 400A “buzz boxes” in his after school job.
 
 
 
 
 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:19 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I've never used a small 220v machine,I took a class where we had nice Miller 
 220v machines and I've used I think it was a Hobard 220v machine and didn't 
 see much advantage over my 110v unit. I'd love to have a bigger machine with 
 a longer duty cycle but in the end mine is adequate for the work I've asked 
 of it. Someday when I'm made of money ;)
 -Curt
 
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

M-engine absolute F-up

(none needed on OM6xx engines)



   Max wrote:

 
  The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it  see
  if it works.



 Dan wrote:

 The only thing I can think of is the values are different,
 and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are
 phenolic.  Dimensionally they're the same except for the
 orientation of the connector.


Give it a try.

The worst that can happen is it will burst into flames or
cause total failure of whatever it connects to. *grin*

By the way, the acronym patrol would like to know what MAF
stand for.

http://www.maf.org
Musculoaponeurotic Fibrosarcoma
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Modified Academy of Fencing
Management Accountability Framework
Mobility Air Forces
Missile Alert Facility
Macrophage Activating Factor
Mineral-Ash Free
Memory Allocation Failure
Mexican Air Force
Middle Age Friends


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Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've never used a small 220v machine,I took a class where we had nice Miller 
220v machines and I've used I think it was a Hobard 220v machine and didn't see 
much advantage over my 110v unit. I'd love to have a bigger machine with a 
longer duty cycle but in the end mine is adequate for the work I've asked of 
it. Someday when I'm made of money ;)
-Curt

  From: Dimitri via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Dimitri dsereta...@yahoo.com 
 Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2015 3:56 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts
   
I didn't know that about 110V machines. My welder is 110 and I make perfect 
butt welds on sheet metal but now I'm interested in trying a 220 machine.

Sent from my iPhone

 On Jun 6, 2015, at 2:06 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I don't recall you saying. Is the welder you got 110 volt.. or 220 volt?
 
 You will find 110 volt wire feeds struggle to hold a stable arc thus have
 larger variation in the weld puddle temp and size.. With experience, the
 welder can adjust his handling of the weld to compensate.. some.. but he
 will always be behind the curve a little.
 
 On thicker material, it won't be so apparent.. as you go to thin sheet
 metal that lead / lag in arc stability and weld puddle temp becomes more
 critical..
 
 Yes, you can blame it on the machine in that instance. It will preform
 more acceptably using the spot weld tecnique than trying to run a continous
 bead because the shorter heat cycle will be more within it's capabilities.
 
 Adapt and Overcome...
 On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:53 AM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:
 
 If I can make welds that look and perform well enough with this garbage
 unit, I will move up to a real gas shielded product for future projects.
 If I can not keep from producing crap, I will give up on welding, having
 invested little in the attempt
 
 clay
 
 
 On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes wrote:
 
 Unless you use shielding gas you will be unhappy with your results. I
 promise!
 
 Sent from my iPhone
 
 On Jun 5, 2015, at 4:33 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:
 
 The wire is garbage, but it came free with the welder. May as well burn
 through it.
 
 setting up feed speed is hit and miss for now.  It does not want to
 feed as slowly as the graph inside says I need it.  There are two amperage
 speeds.  Lots and not that much.  I could not get much speed or heat to get
 a good bead
 
 clay
 
 On Jun 5, 2015, at 1:12 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote:
 
 clay wrote:
 
 I could not get a decent bead using the PC carcasses and was
 getting a bunch of blow through.
 
 Thin sheet metal and gasless wirefeed is pretty tough.  Set
 the wire feed and amperage low.  And get some good wire.  The
 HF wire is junk.
 
 
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Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:


 anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to
 manual in a 123?


I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's
why it's really a 240D/3.0).

Jaime is right, everything just plugs in. And the driveshaft is the most
difficult part to get right.


Craig

I have the right driveshaft;  The shifter, the linkages, the trans, 
flywheel, clutch, pedals, master, slave, and tubing between.


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Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Hobart.

Long time name in the industrial welding business, not far behind Miller and 
Lincoln.

Dan who used to rebuild Miller 400A “buzz boxes” in his after school job.


 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:19 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I've never used a small 220v machine,I took a class where we had nice Miller 
 220v machines and I've used I think it was a Hobard 220v machine and didn't 
 see much advantage over my 110v unit. I'd love to have a bigger machine with 
 a longer duty cycle but in the end mine is adequate for the work I've asked 
 of it. Someday when I'm made of money ;)
 -Curt
 


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Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Whoops, that of course should have said Hobart.
They all make about the same thing now I think. The Hobart was exactly like the 
Miller I'd used previously, same knobs, same settings. I set it up the way I'd 
been taught to do the Miller and it worked the same.
I've a young cousin who's a certified welder, he's a Miller man, went to their 
school...



-Curt

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 To: Okie Benz mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com 
 Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:31 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts
   
Hobart.

Long time name in the industrial welding business, not far behind Miller and 
Lincoln.

Dan who used to rebuild Miller 400A “buzz boxes” in his after school job.




 On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:19 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 I've never used a small 220v machine,I took a class where we had nice Miller 
 220v machines and I've used I think it was a Hobard 220v machine and didn't 
 see much advantage over my 110v unit. I'd love to have a bigger machine with 
 a longer duty cycle but in the end mine is adequate for the work I've asked 
 of it. Someday when I'm made of money ;)
 -Curt
 


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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Not quite that bad. Oil change every 3,000 and valve adjustment 
every 6,000. If everything is working as it should and no air 
leaks anywhere then the heat works just fine.


Manfred


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Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:24:56 -0400
From: Max Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com

Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application.

Weak to non-existent heat.

Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC.  That means laying on the 
cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a garage, or a lift.



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