[MBZ] OM Yota

2021-07-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/cto/d/san-antonio-toyota-bandeirante/7352507498.html Benz engined Landy wagon Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur ___

Re: [MBZ] Disgusting

2021-07-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Dollar store LAs Finest degreaser spray. The yellow stuff will eat the grease away. Not like oven cleaner, but let it soak in, agitate with a brush and it does rinse away. No nasty smell or burning nostrils and eyes. Except if you get it blown back into your eye. Clay inter urinas et

Re: [MBZ] MB to go all electric by 2030?

2021-07-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Driving around town I am seeing a general lack of infrastructure able to support increased EV usage. ANC has nearly outgrown its transmission line capability. There does seem to be more integrated generation capacity to feed into lines, if they were to be built along the Railbelt (Seward to

Re: [MBZ] MB to go all electric by 2030?

2021-07-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
About two decades ago, feller up the street knocked down a small house and erected a mega green home. I think it is four stories, 3900 sqft, has rain capture cisterns, SIPs, eco-this and that. He tossed up PV and thermal panels on the roof. What he did not do was remove a 60 foot evergreen

[MBZ] WAS Re: Red death, NOW self terminations

2021-07-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Weekly news stories from all over are extolling the virtues of the current fiasco as increasing mortality linked to overdoses. Left coast had something like a 50% growth in recreational self terminations in that manner, with an even larger cohort exiting the stage in 2021 based on results/data

Re: [MBZ] MB to go all electric by 2030?

2021-07-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
GWN is a perfect example of the intractable situation EVs face. Only in the past 18 months has there been a connected “grid” for electricity. Oh, there were six or seven individual providers who had an overly complex interchange/pancaked rates exchange that could have seen an electron moved

Re: [MBZ] Red death

2021-07-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
It does seem to be hitting the Olympic athletes really hard. Young, healthy and fully jabbed up. Daily news had stories of the poor kids falling like flies. Not dead, just yanked from being able to partake of the event and locked away or sent home. No mass condom dispensing either, so will

Re: [MBZ] Red death

2021-07-21 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Aussies have something like 3% vax rate and maybe 51 deaths. Granted, nobody can move around the country with all the lock downs, and only the celebrities are allowed to fly in, while the citizens stranded outside are not able to find a flight home. It is dead of winter down under, up

Re: [MBZ] Woman recovers her own stolen Benz

2021-07-17 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://komonews.com/news/local/police-some-criminals-may-go-free-after-new-limits-take-effect-on-law-enforcement The lady would have gotten hauled away in PNW while the crook

Re: [MBZ] Just got off the phone with USAA

2021-07-17 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I knew it had gone a bit wrong when USAA ran ads on the local rock stations. Never heard or saw PR for them until after the NCOs were invited to join up. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jul 17, 2021, at 6:55 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > That’s what I figured.

Re: [MBZ] Just got off the phone with USAA

2021-07-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Rumor is that there was an error in judgement made when USAA chose to open the product to all service members, not just officers and dependents (CIC). A grasp for growth that ended up diluting the brand and increasing exposure to greater losses. They grew larger than their capability to

Re: [MBZ] Something you don’t see often

2021-07-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Quantas retired the last one just about a year ago. ANC is packed with the 747. Things seem to come in 24/7. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jul 16, 2021, at 5:07 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I have never gotten to fly in one. What a shame. I

Re: [MBZ] Something you don’t see often

2021-07-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I got to watch the test flights out of Paine Field in winter 1969. Had a number of voyages on them over the next four five years. Most terrifying was the landing in Guatemala where one end of the VERY shorty runway was a 400 year old aqueduct, the other a plunge down a ravine. Touchdown was

[MBZ] BaT flipper for Poos

2021-07-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://santafe.craigslist.org/cto/d/taos-ski-valley-1955-mercedes-benz-170/7342219043.html clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. ___

Re: [MBZ] 1977 450SL - 194k miles - $8,500

2021-07-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Grey Market. Not been buggered up by the EPA or given the bad chrysler climate system. --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall out. > On Jul 15, 2021, at 11:10 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Has

[MBZ] Crack Price SL

2021-07-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-dream-car/7342681397.html Wishful thinking. A person could purchase one for under $10k and make it “like new” for all of $20k, and be $30k ahead. Clay inter urinas

[MBZ] Well loved CD

2021-07-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1984-mercedes-benz-300-cd-turbo/7347833805.html Looks nice and cared for. Price reasonable. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur

Re: [MBZ] 1973 450SL - 109k miles - $9,000

2021-07-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I was impressed the car looked as well cared for as it did. The verbiage though cast some doubt as to how well in fettle it is. Low miles is good for valuation were it in the five figure range. Sadly, the R107 is not an investment unless it is in pristine condition from my few years of

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-03 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Berkshire Hathaway.. that shirt company… owns a vast amount of rail in the west. No idea what it holds east of the Mississippy clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jul 2, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Freight rail is heavily used in the

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Eric the Car Guy does not feel the electric cars will save the world. EV is a religion not a solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cC18ZntMrg Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jul 2, 2021, at 2:24 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
No middle or poor people in GWN have electron power car. SEA has a goodly market, but the only folks with median or below income who own said car are UBER drivers running former municipal LEAF or Priuapus that just squeak under the age limits. On the other side of the fence are the uber rich

Re: [MBZ] Corporate spying software

2021-06-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
This approach could explain why SWMBA has computers stop functioning and needing replaced. Does eat into massive chunk of billable work time getting the new machine online and usable. At least a half dozen times since the current plague hit. Clay > On Jun 25, 2021, at 4:08 PM, dan

Re: [MBZ] Corporate spying software

2021-06-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Gmail is Verboten on the work system. That does not stop bad things from coming through. AK courts are being held hostage by ransomware. Lawyer gets an email from those courts and it could contain malware. And to make matters more interesting—

Re: [MBZ] Corporate spying software

2021-06-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
And you are typing all this on the company phone? I quit trying to get SWMBA to not use her work tech on personal things. Does not register that the bosses are tracking everything or that she is creating massive security hole in their network. For a few bux she could snag a costco craptop

Re: [MBZ] Why so cheap?

2021-06-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Partial lasting value. When the crash comes, those properties will be about as valuable as the shuttered businesses that had to close with the current plague. There is no rental income if the tenant has no income. Auction houses will make some cash. The people who SWMBA hired to do the

Re: [MBZ] Why so cheap?

2021-06-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
was expecting us to roll over and he could turn the place into a chang bordello/massage palace. Clay > On Jun 21, 2021, at 7:24 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Clay via Mercedes writes: > >> One buyer is pushing a lowball, all cash offer. He intends to strip >>

Re: [MBZ] Why so cheap?

2021-06-21 Thread Clay via Mercedes
BC area has a Very active MBCA section that also oversees Alberta. I was impressed by the number of owners who brought out a breadth of examples of all ages at the last event I attended. Might be the same asian aesthetic about the ashtray is full, time to trade new car in. The bulk of the

Re: [MBZ] Why so cheap?

2021-06-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The cheepies were of the W164 type in a mostly urban setting where I do not think roads are salted, but sanded. The GL/R/ML and E cars with compression engines were also tending toward Camry and Highlander pricing, being much lower than comparable aged pickemups or semi-lux offerings. The

Re: [MBZ] Pretty and rare color

2021-06-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
R107 is Grand Touring, not in any way a sporty car. Miata or MG are sporty. SLK is sporty. Panzerwagon is a tank Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jun 19, 2021, at 2:05 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > $51k. I think it is quite pretty but the 107s never really did it

[MBZ] Why so cheap?

2021-06-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am contemplating skimming a few pennies from the sale of SEA abode into a hoopty. Doing research in British Columbia CL, I see a great quantity of GLK and ML diesels selling for small prices. Is there a known trouble with these that is being reflected in the US$8-11k ask? I am seeing some

Re: [MBZ] Pretty and rare color

2021-06-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I found one on CL in GWN very much like this for 20% of the price. Maybe I purchase, Martha, then toss it onto BaT for $40k clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jun 19, 2021, at 9:11 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > In a boring car with low miles.

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My mistake. Confused the naming, as it sounded like the ne’er do well clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jun 15, 2021, at 5:55 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Clay, > > I think you’re talking about the guys in Oregon who strip older cars, like > W123s.

Re: [MBZ] Bosch Wiper Blade Refills?

2021-06-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I had a devil of a time sourcing refills for the R107. Ended up yanking the rubber blade out of complete sets. For the W126, the FLAPS around me did not carry refills that fit. Neither did they have most rear wiper sizes for anything. I was happy enough just grabbing the normal wiper

Re: [MBZ] Issue......Online Parts Vendor www.mercedesgenuineparts.com !

2021-06-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Poos has had run in with this fellow. So has Kent Bergsma. I did give a thought to using their serviced a few years back, but declined due to the excessive pricing and lack of integrity of the vendor. He destroys cars that could remain on the road and prices things close to retail. Clay

Re: [MBZ] As Traded?

2021-06-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
GWN dealers are lazy as … well .. lazy. When looking for cars since 2018, the dealers will take a trade and then toss it at the storage lot once they took a passel of pix. The car languishes waiting for detail for weeks on end while they post it to CL or their site as being for sale. If you

Re: [MBZ] SALVAGE TITLE - crime against nature 2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G 550 Sport Utility 4D, $36, 950

2021-06-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am maybe inclined that it is factory color based on the abominations I found in dealer showrooms at section events. G wagons in dayglo blue or green to match the local sports team livery. Close enough shading that if you supported NFL, MLB, soccer and other local team you could proclaim

[MBZ] Happy Moose Day

2021-06-11 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://apnews.com/article/ak-state-wire-alaska-moose-environment-and-nature-a80b8406ab938a2b88730aa13b137aca Better than getting stomped clay Political correctness is a doctrine,

Re: [MBZ] The ignition is broken and needs to be replaced 1984 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $1, 550

2021-06-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Maybe ignition is the key/lock is bunged up? He found out how much it would cost to drill it out and has not heard of the sander/jiggle process for liberating and return of function? clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jun 10, 2021, at 5:10 AM, Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] Froggy

2021-06-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
She asked the estate sale people if I would share it. I did, since I wanted to know if the car had found a good home. Also, I did not trust the ladies running the sale to know anything of value about the car. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Jun 9, 2021, at 4:29

Re: [MBZ] Yesterday was...

2021-06-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Reason I stopped riding. Too many blind dames in rolling coffins pulling stupid moves that failed to kill me. Being run over at the grocery store parking lot sealed the deal. I were stopped and she just plowed in, T bone style. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jun 9, 2021, at

Re: [MBZ] Froggy

2021-06-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
true. The good part is her boyfriend is a Motorhead with a classic porsche and a bunch of old german bikes. Out to be able to figure out how best to keep the SL on the road. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jun 9, 2021, at 3:38 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > >

[MBZ] Froggy

2021-06-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
got off a long call with the gal who purchased the SL. Nice to know that it was going to somebody who will take extra care and keep the car on the road. She was pretty stoked to get all the spare parts, lots of records and brochures. She had been wanting a green SL for a long time and now it

Re: [MBZ] Cheap Chinese lifts

2021-06-08 Thread Clay via Mercedes
May not be worth your hourly rate, but stripping them will give better ROI to my mind. Pahts is Dahllahs! Squished car is just $40/ton. Maybe it has gone up more recently. Hard to tell, as the PnP down south of me is not turning over inventory the way it was pre-plague. Carcasses sit for

Re: [MBZ] Diff fluid filler

2021-06-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Yes! Very handy way to get 90 weight into the diff. It took a bit of adjustment to make it fit and work well while under the car, but once I sorted that out, all good. Made a clean and swift job on three cars. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jun 6, 2021, at 11:31 AM, Allan

Re: [MBZ] Are all hood pads made equal?

2021-06-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Welcome back Euan! OE is probably best for a hood pad, but the aftermarket, even somebody like URO parts (MB contracted to them for replacement things) can provide a pad at a reasonable cost ($80 Aus). Meyle or a few other brands pop up on eBay or Partsgeek.com … all

Re: [MBZ] B-class electric

2021-06-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Built in BC Canada. Ballard tech was bought out by DBAG. I saw a few at the Vancouver MBCA gathering in 2016 where they had seminar done by the factory people. The things were supposed to be getting approved for export to USA in the coming few years. I think one of the BC members drove on

Re: [MBZ] Runs and drives needs interior and cosmetic work. 1975 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class, $1, 000

2021-05-31 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I stroll the yard every morning with a trowel and plastic bag. This SLC would join its brethren in the bag of poo Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On May 31, 2021, at 6:18 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/214188430518083 > > --

Re: [MBZ] Froggy the SL is gone

2021-05-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I did some research on CL and eBay. Prices were a bit down. I suspect I got about what the market would bear for the SL. There are a few 380/560 up here that are priced optimistically. The SEA examples were not moving with pricing a smidge higher than I fetched. Would have needed to be a

Re: [MBZ] Froggy the SL is gone

2021-05-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am harboring bad thoughts https://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/d/anchorage-1991-mercedes-benz-300se/7327106061.html --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall out. > On May 30, 2021, at 3:39 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via

[MBZ] Froggy the SL is gone

2021-05-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Guess I will have to update the signature. The estate sale people cleared out the goods from the house this weekend. Made SWMBA some cash. They have a separate unit for cars, as well as FFA. I gave them a low reserve and the thing was bid up to $7k. Lucky new owner gets a really nice R107

Re: [MBZ] 1989 190E 2.6 - 130k miles - $2,700

2021-05-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
From playing with them at PnP and having a friend own one, they are as robust as the w124. One of the neighbors in SEA has had a very nice green example for the past 27 years. Those from the knackers seemed to be consigned there out of neglect or accident damage, not inherent lack of build

Re: [MBZ] OT insurance, full coverage or no?

2021-05-26 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Carry liability only for the car the younglings drive. Ban them from other examples which cost more and put full coverage. Stock up some cash to replace the kiddy car when it gets smashed up clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On May 26, 2021, at 11:56 AM, Allan Streib

Re: [MBZ] So true

2021-05-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
All the way to and back, Seattle to Billings, MT. IT seemed there were far more rigs than passenger cars on the roads. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On May 23, 2021, at 2:19 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] E53

2021-05-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
w220 infotainment system went buggy before I got the car. The electronic cluster had the warrantee extended but needed replaced at least once before I had to park the car for three months while it was rebuilt for half the price of new (still $2k out of pocket). The Yota highlander

Re: [MBZ] OT Hey Dan get on that gravy train quick!

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That is the RedFin approach. Since I am not in residence, and SWMBA is far too busy to get drug into the miasma of selling the place, we thought it best to have a pro do the dirty work. Fewer fist fights and tears if I am not on the ground. Also, I would work very hard to make the place all

Re: [MBZ] OT Hey Dan get on that gravy train quick!

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Oddly, the broker is the guy who started zillow Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On May 20, 2021, at 2:56 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I don’t think you even need a realtor right now. Just stick it on Zillow and > it will sell within a day probably. > > Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] OT Hey Dan get on that gravy train quick!

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
> > On 2021-05-20 16:05, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> Still >> expected to take him longer to fly the drone for outdoor pix, set up >> the magic 3D cams and stitch them together for the walk through >> website, and collect the befouled face diapers after open house,

Re: [MBZ] Nanny car adventure

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
No place to park the analogue vehicle. HOA is harsh, and SWMBA is even worse about it. It would have to be arctic climate proof and live within walking distance of the dwelling. Maybe when the SEA ranch sells, I will gather my pennies. Wait for the border to open again, and find a car for

Re: [MBZ] OT Hey Dan get on that gravy train quick!

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That is what I am hoping for. Realtor is at the property right now putting spit shine on it so he can list it for a few bux below seven figures (that gets more eyeballs, even though it is expected to be bid up by enough to purchase a Harvard Education). This is a postage stamp lot with a

Re: [MBZ] Green Exterior, Cream Interior 1974 Mercedes 450 SLC Coupe - $6, 490 (Conway)

2021-05-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
It was very pretty, but I took issue with the massive speaker set up where the map pockets should have been --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall out. > On May 20, 2021, at 5:30 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes >

[MBZ] Nanny car adventure

2021-05-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am returned to GWN. Adventure over the past weekend was to pick up SWMBA at the airport, drop off air freight shipping, then hit the homestead to gather last minute goods going to ND for the drive to Billings MT for car swap with #1 boy. Heading east was the decade old RAV4. No nannies in

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Yes, not a very economically practical adventure. Better than keeping the young fellow strapped to a clapped out car he is not putting time and attention/cash toward making it fully functional. A blended benzo-yeep with attendant quality issues. He dreams big, but invests in some things that

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-11 Thread Clay via Mercedes
New adventure in the Clay departs SEA saga. Yesterday I had a taxi take me to the Port of Tacoma to pick up the car SWMBA had sent down from ANC to replace the krap Yeep of #1 boy in ND. He spent the past weekend picking up her new CRV in Sioux Falls. We are to swap cars on the plains of MT

Re: [MBZ] It’s not a bus but

2021-05-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I was noting that the trailer looks a bit cobbled together with the original rounded Scamp body having grown a baby bulb that would be the sleeping spot. Really putting a bunch of downward thrust on the hitch. Maybe it was meant for a taller clearance truck? Looks interesting and cool.

Re: [MBZ] 240D 4-speed

2021-05-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Welcome back John. Could be bushings, but hard to say. I locked up a manny trying to install fresh bushings. Should have been more careful about not letting the transmission end arms move. With wiggly play in the rods, sometimes two gears can become engaged. I had to secure a fresh working

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Sure you can! Contact all manner of eco friendly municipalities or property owners and haul the kids on over. SEA loves to contract for goat removal of offending herbaceous matter. The bus arrives, the area is fenced off and for the next few days goat poop is produced. Then the kids get

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Boeing, flying windows into the ground. Oil out of AK is still sitting just under $70. Maybe the price will creep up now that there is less fuel making its way to the Mid-Atlantic. Probably not. Bakken remains reasonable. West TX the same. Could see a replay of the oil mess of last May.

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That would resolve a host of issues for the cruise ship industry. AK is going to have a massive bust if the boats full of tourist fail to show up for yet another year. Thing were just starting to look up after six years of recession, and then the current plague sucked a massive number of jobs

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Digital leads to fewer workers and more vulnerability. Analog will give you much greater employment and the flesh and blood can make things happen when lights go out. Mechanical systems may rust up, but you have to kill the operator to make it go down. clay I have no pronouns please do not

Re: [MBZ] I don’t have the founds to put on the road 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450sl,$2,105

2021-05-08 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That does not look like a Djet engine to me just for the air cleaner. I am probably wrong. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On May 8, 2021, at 5:24 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Horizon/powder Blue was a very popular color in 1974, 1975 and 1976

Re: [MBZ] OT cordless sawzall

2021-05-08 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I have liked DeWalt. #1 boy passed on my 20v kit since he has a 40v from work. His opinion is that DeWalt makes the best cordless tool for his electrical work. I liked the yellow tools. Used my yellow sawzall to remove a bunch of PnP sheet metal and went through many blades before the

Re: [MBZ] Feb 2019. Ran at that time with booster box Mercedes 450SL (1978) - $9, 000 (Camden, SC)

2021-05-08 Thread Clay via Mercedes
A bit late to toss it on BaT anyway, I am gone in a week. clay monroe 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 2014 ‘yota Highlander - Haggis Retired- 1986 SDL- Polei 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored crap 1982 SD - Allen 1976 300D - Das Blei - Lead Sled 1972 220D - Gump - She was

Re: [MBZ] Feb 2019. Ran at that time with booster box Mercedes 450SL (1978) - $9, 000 (Camden, SC)

2021-05-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The BaT stuff seems to be cream puffs and Nanaimo Bars with all manner of pretty photos and sexy copy. This is just a good example of a 47 year old SL that has been preserved. Maybe I get the wrong impression from the Martha methods Dan uses on his BaT exemplars. It could be equal to many of

Re: [MBZ] Hi-test $3.08

2021-05-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
ANC fuel runs about $0.40/gal less than SEA fuel. AK sends crude down to WA in tankers to the refiner at Cherry Point. It gets turned into all the good fuels and is barged back up north clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On May 7, 2021, at 11:55 AM, Allan Streib via

Re: [MBZ] Hi-test $3.08

2021-05-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
87 proof petrol is running $3.98, toss another $0.30 for 93 octane. #2 in SEA is hovering at $3.89 this week. There is a massive gas tax ($0.27?) coming in a few weeks clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On May 7, 2021, at 11:41 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Feb 2019. Ran at that time with booster box Mercedes 450SL (1978) - $9, 000 (Camden, SC)

2021-05-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
300D - Gave her life against a dame in a SUV POS 1987 SDL - Beware Nigerian Scammers > On May 6, 2021, at 6:23 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > OK, now I am interested. Tell me more about this car you are selling. > > On 5/6/2021 8:03 PM, Clay via M

Re: [MBZ] OT: Steel prices have tripled

2021-05-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
There is more wood that came over the border in PNW than is harvested locally. Most of the mills in WA closed down ages ago, and the lumber companies have been pulling back from harvests. At least that was the case in 2019. Not being in residence the past year, I have not been witness to

Re: [MBZ] Feb 2019. Ran at that time with booster box Mercedes 450SL (1978) - $9, 000 (Camden, SC)

2021-05-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am selling my Green on Green on Green 1973 SL for maybe half that. It runs well, good battery and tires, with a pickup load of extra and replacement parts. A pair of preservation Awards from MBCA and all manner of cool display paraphernalia for when you take it for auto shows. Clay inter

Re: [MBZ] Blood thinners etc

2021-05-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Maybe the old warfarin based stuff has a history of working, where the new stuff is a profit center? clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On May 6, 2021, at 6:17 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > As you may recall a while back I was in the hospital due to blood

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Those are really large. I am not sure they could be cut on a standard tile saw. I had a devil of a time with 12x12 on my saw. If you rented a large commercial rig, maybe there would be enough space to hold them flat. Cutting into the ends, as you outlined, it an elegant solution. I am

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
fall out. > On Apr 30, 2021, at 11:09 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-04-29 21:49, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> If >> they could source a mason, that could give them a sturdy fortified >> keep. > > With ICF, anybody's a structural mas

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My boy is the electrician, so that works for them. He knows some plumbing. They also have the heavy diesel mechanic (to keep the generator going) and a pair of IT workers. One of whose wife is going to be in charge of “farming”. They boys want their own range on the property, and to have

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Motley group with half of them heading to M$ jobs in Fargo. People he met in college who all bombed out end of freshman year, late bloomers. I am going to opine that it is wishful thinking for the most part, but I have been proven wrong often. Clay > On Apr 29, 2021, at 5:10 AM,

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
These could be cleared with a black powder pistol. Shot gun pellets would cause trouble to units alongside. Clay > On Apr 28, 2021, at 11:15 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes > wrote: > > AKA shotgun house down south. > > -Original Message- ___

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
me from having to use the car in garage for warmth when the massive quake and tsunami strike GWN, taking out all civilized remnants. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Apr 28, 2021, at 9:22 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Clay via Mercedes writes: >

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The chinese are swooping in and leveling homes on lots over 0.25 acre. Then they toss up these slim townhomes that are no wider than a garage. Zoning allows for mass density. Maybe the investor got the property for a million, bulldozes and puts up seven units that sell for $1mm each. One

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
SEA is allowing/mandating that there be up to three housing units permitted on lots within the city. So, you can build bigger (since they also mandated you could not build residence larger than 2k sqft) if you include a rentable suite in the main home, and then you can toss another residential

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
A sad reality. #1 boy is hoping to acquire a plop of land in ND with his cadre of buds. They are thinking farmable parcel and compound for under half mil. Four or five investors, as long as they remain on good terms, could pencil out. Too hard to foresee the future to my myopic eyes on that

Re: [MBZ] very rare Cactus Green 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL - $8, 800 (Pinehurst NC)

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Very pretty. Same soft top color and body as Froggy. 450SL has green leather interior, dunkel grun hard top and hubcaps. Being let go to highest bidder at the estate sale taking place in May as part of the sale of my vast Seattle land holdings Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On

Re: [MBZ] John Travolta's 450SL

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I scrounged a few of the data plates with the manuals at PnP. The original customer names were stamped in the metal. I think it was so they could swipe it like with old school credit cards to imprint on the work orders and receipts. Both Froggy and Gump had the plates. clay monroe 1974

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another one on the DNF list

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
SWMBA was down for the weekend. She reports that most of the planes are stranded unless they are on a real runway. Too mushy for ski, too soggy and broken ice for the float planes to get around. Grass tarmac is mire, as the permafrost is melting and swallows wheels. Clay inter urinas et

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another one on the DNF list

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
They need to get rid of Murkowski. Probably nothing of any impact will come of things, as AK is a complete mess of politics, where they keep erasing the actions of the last legislative session, and only fund things one year out. Big booms and busts, but now they have lost all gains made in

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another one on the DNF list

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The grandstanding was what I thought at first, but it was for creating a scene at the airport and badgering an employee about having to don a face rag. Then making political hay by broadcasting her butt-hurt on social media. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Apr 26, 2021, at 9:33

Re: [MBZ] OT: Another one on the DNF list

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
She was picking a fight with the poor worker. She should have just kept her bluster for her legislative colleagues and voters, worn the diaper for the few more times she had to attend the gathering. At least she is stuck at home, not trapped in the capitol. Maybe she can get a flyboy

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Left coast is hemorrhaging people. It is so bad the poor people of Uhaul have no trailers to rent. At all. People fled the pacific coast and went inland. Closest trailer we could find (to move #1 boy’s things out of the house) is about 200 miles away from him. So, he would need to round

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Just signed a listing for my humble dojo. Realtor thinks seven figures, easy. Older Tudor style, so you either love classic, or you are going to knock it down and build to within inches of the lot line. Around me, the homes are predominantly post war suburb 50s/60s architecture on largish

Re: [MBZ] DFW

2021-04-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The SEA home is now in the flight path of a bunch of planes. When built in 1926, the place might have been impacted by the Navy base over the hill with their flights, many that ended up in the lake instead of runway. Base left about 50 years ago, so that did not impact. There are float

Re: [MBZ] Pressure washer funs

2021-04-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I have taken a pressure washer to a house for paint prep. Best to do it a week before you are expecting much warmer weather, so it can dry out. Use a very wide pattern so you are not eating into the wood. Take your time and slowly pass over the walls. Aim downward and start from the top. I

Re: [MBZ] Weird interior colors 1973 Mercedes Benz SL Convertible - $5, 495 (Cheraw SC)

2021-04-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not looking like my SL with leather. The leather is perforated and there are side bolsters that are solid. This car is just plain pleated across. Must be a recover, but in a hide that seems to match the rest of the trim Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Apr 18, 2021, at 1:45 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT: truck prices

2021-04-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I have been looking at bottom feeder box truck for hauling #1 boy’s possessions from house we are selling to him in ND. Pickem up and enclosed truck/van prices are still up there. I do notice a number of commuter cars around the neighborhood that have not been moved for at least a year.

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