Re: [MBZ] OT Brand new tube amps.

2019-03-24 Thread Bob Rentfro via Mercedes
I bet most of us here made some manner of Heathkit something at some point in our lives. Bob R Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 24, 2019, at 7:28 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes > wrote: > > Curley wrote: >> Ran across this. > > ... Or ... > This

Re: [MBZ] OT - Calrod heater element

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Cut the volts in half and you cut the watts to a quarter. Mitch > On March 24, 2019 at 10:39 PM Mountain Man via Mercedes > wrote: > Will 230v work for 110v? > Where's Craig? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT - Calrod heater element

2019-03-24 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Curley wrote: > The guy I used to work for would know all that. And he knew a lot more, no doubt. The type of guy we need a million more today. Will 230v replacement work in 110v? That is question for Craig, and Watlow / Calrod. tin ___

Re: [MBZ] OT - Calrod heater element

2019-03-24 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
-- Jim wrote: > My guess is all you really need is the overall physical dimensions of the > installation (coil shape/size), voltage/wattage, and that it's for a coffee > maker? > > This is a low-tech installation, in all likelihood. Will 230v work for 110v? Where's Craig? tin

Re: [MBZ] OT Brand new tube amps.

2019-03-24 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Curley wrote: > Ran across this. ... Or ... This http://www.swtpc.com/mholley/PopularElectronics/Dec1967/PE_Dec1967.htm tin ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Tire rotation interval

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
If you rotate, 14k sounds like a loong time. 5-10k sounds more reasonable, that doc you posted combines it with oil changes because that's when the car is in the shop, not because it's the best time to do it. Do the newer FSS go over 14k now? I thought 10k was the max on W210 FSS. My Saturn

Re: [MBZ] Tire rotation interval

2019-03-24 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
On a W210 if you do not rotate the tires the rear tires, especially the right rear, will wear out way before the front. The reason this question comes up is I am about 3k miles away from a 14k rotation interval on the 01 E320 which had new Milestar 50k mile tires installed then.  I happen to

Re: [MBZ] Tire rotation interval

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
The 'hypermilers' claim that rotating tires causes a measurable increase in fuel consumption and a small decrease in overall tire life. OTOH, if you don't rotate your tires, the drive tires wear usually out first so you waste rubber if you replace all four or waste money if you replace pairs

[MBZ] Tire rotation interval

2019-03-24 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
What should the tire rotation interval be on a W210, or any other chassis for that matter?  I am showing 14k but I wonder if that is too long?  I went thru a service schedule I found a while back and I am sure this is how it was listed.  Does that sound right? --- This email has been checked

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with the roof?

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Kleb needs to buy it for the G-man, it looks pretty clean other than the paint/body.  I bet y'all could get it running easy enough. --FT On 3/24/19 6:39 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: On closer inspection of the roof pic, I see an impact point that tells me some object struck the roof, If it

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts -- well that is disappointing

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Hit the stuck bolts with the air wrench, just let it bang for a good while, some fwd/rev trying to loosen them.  Finally sheared one off, then the other.  Sigh.  So I got one most of the way drilled out until time to quit.  That steel is tough, a center punch got dulled too.  I used various

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with the roof?

2019-03-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
On closer inspection of the roof pic, I see an impact point that tells me some object struck the roof, If it was a lucky hit, it did not bend the windshild frame area and with skill, could be repaired properly. Good candidate for strip to bare body and dustless blasting to remove old finish and

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with the roof?

2019-03-24 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Same as hood? Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 5:44 PM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: > https://www.copart.com/lot/53548118 > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list

Re: [MBZ] What is the deal with the roof?

2019-03-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Someone sat on the roof, or a tree limb fell on it, my guess. The paint has extreme sun/heat damage on the roof. Likely it sat for years outside. Major body rebuild needed, with full paint strip and repaint. OTOH, bid of $80 to date certainly gets my interest.

[MBZ] What is the deal with the roof?

2019-03-24 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes
Strikes me this is a galling problem not a thread problem. They usually turn easily once the ball is freed up. Not sure what the answer is apart from using wheels with steel seat inserts. On Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 5:55 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > Who cares as long as you got some soak time?

Re: [MBZ] what color is that?

2019-03-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
It a special shade called "Repaint Pink" because it requires repainting from the day it left the factory.. Alternate name, "Pepto Bismal Puke". Sure needs a lot of Love. Virus-free.

Re: [MBZ] what color is that?

2019-03-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Faded strawberry? On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:38 PM Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Faded primer? > > Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote on 3/24/19 3:35 PM: > > turdly pink? > > > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306181210046730/ > > > > >

Re: [MBZ] wow this is nice 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280

2019-03-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Seats look new and leathery but it's hard to tell the condition of the dash wood . Try to get a better deal if this model appeals to you. On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:35 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2267576446639884/ > >

Re: [MBZ] Here you go Andrew

2019-03-24 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Not too shabby. Is that close enough for you to do a test drive? On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 7:32 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > https://charleston.craigslist.org/cto/d/myrtle-beach-mercedes-ml350-bluetec/6848386948.html > > -- > --FT > > >

Re: [MBZ] what color is that?

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Faded primer? Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote on 3/24/19 3:35 PM: turdly pink? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306181210046730/ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
next step:  Mexican rattlerench:  Put your 18" breaker bar  on.  if you have an extension, support the extension with a jackstand.  then take a 2 lb LFH and beat on the end of the breaker bar until it frees or about 10 min. per nut. Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote on 3/24/19 2:57 PM:

[MBZ] what color is that?

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
turdly pink? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/306181210046730/ -- --FT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] wow this is nice 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2267576446639884/ -- --FT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] UHHHH what?

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1120432318118126/ -- --FT ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
Diesel = = TORQUE  is wunna the reasons we love em. Even the 55 hp OM621 of the 190Db in the 50s had plenty of torque to raise the left motor mount if not bolted down.  Most likely is lower HP predecessor, the OM636 could too.  An OM603 or 606 has enough torque to really twist or break

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
Well I am worried about shearing the bolt ahead of the shoulder that actually holds the wheel on.  Then I'd be worse off. --FT On 3/24/19 4:13 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: If I use a breaker bar with stuck lugs, I use at least a 25" with a 5" extension and support the extension on a

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Have you tried tapping to create vibration for assisting the solvent's seeping? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:58 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Buggered

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
If I use a breaker bar with stuck lugs, I use at least a 25" with a 5" extension and support the extension on a jack stand. Then I can safely stand on the other end of the bar. Mitch. On March 24, 2019 at 3:57 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > > > There was some elixir still in

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
There was some elixir still in the bolt holes but most had drained out some way. Some around the duct tape but it was mostly stickily intact. I tried to loosen the recalcitrant bolts with a bar about 18” and nothing. Gotta leave soon so will try the rattle wrench tomorrow --FT Sent from

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
The new tires I got for the SL600 are 225/55ZR16 which is the factory size. BFGoodrich - g-Force COMP-2 A/S  The A/S part stands for All Season, which I probably should not have got as they look like off-road tires --FT On 3/24/19 10:44 AM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes wrote: 60 is a lot

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Floyd Thursby via Mercedes
zackly --FT On 3/24/19 2:48 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: TORQUE The left side will lift off the frame without the bolt. Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote on 3/24/19 10:05 AM: I don't get it, the bolts don't set the height, how could missing the bolt result in a drastically off engine

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
TORQUE   The left side will lift off the frame without the bolt. Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote on 3/24/19 10:05 AM: I don't get it, the bolts don't set the height, how could missing the bolt result in a drastically off engine height? Your engine shifted enough that the mount fell off its

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
The engine was free to twist, so one side rotated up and cut the radiator hose. The mount was not a mount, just acting as a rubber pad. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC On March 24, 2019 11:05:24 AM EDT, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: >I don't get it, the bolts don't set the height, how could

Re: [MBZ] OT the car has a number of outstanding maintenance needs

2019-03-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Almost - the 51% rule for experimentals applies to the plane having been built by amateurs, not necessarily by you. You do have to have done documented work yourself, and pass an oral/hands-on test given by the airworthiness inspector to get a "repairman's certificate" which allows you to perform

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
Yes the engine torque was rotating the engine off the lower mounting bracket. The rubber mount was still attached at top to the engine but not at the bottom --FT Sent from iPhone > On Mar 24, 2019, at 12:21 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > Perhaps that side lifted due to torque? > >

Re: [MBZ] OT the car has a number of outstanding maintenance needs

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
It's my understanding that you can't do much with a certified aircraft (like a C172) without an A license, but if you're the documented 50% builder of an experimental you can at least do your own maintenance. (but I think you still have to pay a licensed tech for your annuals) That 50% bit

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Perhaps that side lifted due to torque? On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I don't get it, the bolts don't set the height, how could missing the bolt > result in a drastically off engine height? Your engine shifted enough > that the mount

Re: [MBZ] OT the car has a number of outstanding maintenance needs

2019-03-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Probably not, unless you have an A license (and I’m not talking about the grocery store.) -D > On Mar 24, 2019, at 12:09 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > >> For instance, I have an altimeter and a turn indicator that need to be >> overhauled - at ~$250 each … and this is cheap by

Re: [MBZ] crockauto

2019-03-24 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
I have had that happen too, from FCPeuro I usually double check part numbers and cross reference from a different site, like Autohaus AZ or the EPC. Rick From: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: March 24, 2019 8:48 AM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: 126die...@gmail.com

Re: [MBZ] OT the car has a number of outstanding maintenance needs

2019-03-24 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
> For instance, I have an altimeter and a turn indicator that need to be > overhauled - at ~$250 each … and this is cheap by aviation standards. They > are over $1000 each new . And, in aviation, you can't overhaul them yourself, unless I totally misunderstand the situation. Not like rebuilding

Re: [MBZ] OT the car has a number of outstanding maintenance needs

2019-03-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
For instance, I have an altimeter and a turn indicator that need to be overhauled - at ~$250 each … and this is cheap by aviation standards. They are over $1000 each new . On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 10:45 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > Take all the letters in the word "Airplane" and try to spell

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
I checked it a little while ago and some had oozed out but most of it was still there. When I get back from my bike ride and have some brunch I’ll hit it with the air impact wrench and see if I can get the wheel off. --FT Sent from iPhone > On Mar 24, 2019, at 8:55 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] When you assume...

2019-03-24 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
I don't get it, the bolts don't set the height, how could missing the bolt result in a drastically off engine height? Your engine shifted enough that the mount fell off its perch? -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT - Calrod heater element

2019-03-24 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
> Diameter of electrical carrier inside the metal tube is probably > important? Diameter of metal tube is probably important? Length of > metal tube is probably important? What else will Watlow / Calrod need > to know? My guess is all you really need is the overall physical dimensions of the

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes
60 is a lot nicer than 70 or 75. The sidewall on a 285 tire is still plenty tall at 50 profile. The width of the wheel is really the limiting factor for the contact patch. I was going to have them widen my old 14" bundts to 8.5 or 9. Could run 50 series 285 or whatever. Then put thicker swaybars

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
> On March 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Tire pressures are critical on these low profile tires. They wear far faster > than regular rubber if not inflated properly - ask me about the set the wife > went through in 18 months - mainly my fault because I didn’t

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
I like the 70 tires, and 65s seem to be ok.   Rubber band tars are for idiots with more money than brain.  I watched some bozo blow 2 ties and bend 2 rims hitting a curb because he was diddling on his cell phone.  You would not believe how funny it was.  I saw him drifting into the curb

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Tire pressures are critical on these low profile tires. They wear far faster than regular rubber if not inflated properly - ask me about the set the wife went through in 18 months - mainly my fault because I didn’t have the pressure right - I was using the original tire stock pressure and not

Re: [MBZ] crockauto

2019-03-24 Thread Curley McLain via Mercedes
I never finished the return online thing, because I didn't agree to their terms.   I went back and did it over and this time checked the box that you could see the part was installed, and you can see it was.   By doing that their online return thing said someone will call me.  So I hope to

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
So the fronts are 0.5" wider and the rears are 1.5" wider? You guys in Los Angeles and Florida can keep the 35% and 40% tall tires. Buddy of mine put 18s or bigger on his Jetta, within a few months dented all 4 rims. Problem made worse by the fact that he won't monitor his tire pressures.

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
R129 Front 16" stock wheel ET/34 Tires= 245/50/16 R230 8.5 Launch wheel ET/35 Tires= 255/40/18 R129 Rear 16" stock wheel ET/34 Tires= 245/50/16 R230 9.5 Launch wheel ET/40 Tires= 285/35/18 -D > On Mar 23, 2019, at 11:19 PM, Karl W via Mercedes > wrote: > > Are they wider than the 16x8? >

Re: [MBZ] I need to figure out this copart deal

2019-03-24 Thread Karl W via Mercedes
Are they wider than the 16x8? On Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 12:47 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Dude, you WANT those wheels for your SL600. It will make it like a totally > different car, believe me. I have a set on my 97 SL500, and it’s a totally > different car with

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Who cares as long as you got some soak time? It only takes a little bit to do the job. -D > On Mar 24, 2019, at 8:43 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > I filled it yesterday afternoon will check this morning and see if it worked. > I wondered if that would happen. > > --R >

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
I filled it yesterday afternoon will check this morning and see if it worked. I wondered if that would happen. --R Sent from iPhone On Mar 24, 2019, at 3:03 AM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote: >> Floyd wrote: > >> I mixed up some magic elixer acetone+ATF to use to try to get >> the lug bolts off

Re: [MBZ] I want to loose my lug bolts

2019-03-24 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
> Floyd wrote: > I mixed up some magic elixer acetone+ATF to use to try to get > the lug bolts off the SL600 wheel that is stuck on.  I put a big > piece of duct tape over the bolt hole Won't the acetone just dissolve the duct tape? ___