Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 is Home, or Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Dan Inquires: Why would leaving the cap off to ostensibly prevent pressure from building up, much as one does in a vergasser, not work the same way in a diesel? I figured "coolant cavitation". I did a little research, and I think my suspicions are confirmed. Basically, a diesel hammers so

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 is Home, or Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
More likely it just needs to be burped. It will stream bubbles for quite a while with a good head/gasket. Start it up and leave the cap off, if you start seeing it bubble up its a head/gasket probably. You will see exhaust has escaping Sent from my iPhone On May 27, 2016, at 8:49 PM, Dan

Re: [MBZ] 1990 300D

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Picks of the car when I got it home. Take note that I touched nothing until I got pictures. There are a couple at the end that show the beginning of the Martha'ing. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pzwqc15tz3qkbb2/AAAum2nw16_M_YzvWd5IIITpa?dl=0 Dan Nice laigs! And white sox!

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 is Home, or Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yes, you are. THis is not a 63 chevy 6 banger. Thanks, Fred. Hope I'm wrong, too. Here's a little more of my thought process when I decided to leave the cap loose: After filling it and letting it idle for a minute or two when picked it up, I noticed the system had pressure after just

Re: [MBZ] 300D 2.5 is Home, or Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
What Rick Said (+1) If it runs on all five, FILL and burp the tank, SECURE the coolant cap, and go for another drive. THey DO NOT like to be run with a bad cap, and with the cap off, you puked out a lot od coolant before the temp went up. BAD Martha! Dan inquires: I had not secured the

Re: [MBZ] Anybody in California near this car?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I haven't been there in several years, but the last time I went it was nothing like it used to be.. It used to be just like you described. The last time I was there a, a lot of other makes we're starting to pile up all around. And they no longer allowed you to go out and just roam around with

Re: [MBZ] Anybody in California near this car?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Bob R wrote: That is a crappy place in California. Good luck. That is where the railroad does something. Like... it starts to climb to the high desert? Perhaps switchbacks? Nope, it is Tehachapi Loop. MMM should be telling us about this. mao It is a good place to get well preserved car

Re: [MBZ] Anybody in California near this car?

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You have one in your barn! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] WOW, an almost like new 79 240D

2016-05-27 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
NO offense meant to Chip. I know he flys in higher circles. Curly sez: This SteveMB classic must be the Chip Lamb of old MBs. Buy geezer cars in CA, martha em and sell on fleabay for crazy money. On Chip's behalf I take offense. Yes, he finds old vehicles. Yes, he cleans them up.

Re: [MBZ] WOW, an almost like new 79 240D

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Benz-200-Series-240-D-/172216983003?forcerrptr=true=item2818ee9ddb:g:OX0AAOSw9k5XQdzz=172216983003 And it is baby poop green Shell out the $20k and it is yours! Or you can have a 61k mile 116 for $2k. That is 10¢ on the dollar compared to the 240D. This

Re: [MBZ] My next purchase

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
A coat of green paint and that truck has "Kaleb" written all over it.. It is one slick rig.. appears to be a double decker rollback wrecker configuration.. Never seen one configured like that.. perfect idea.. For what it is.. the asking price seems quite reasonable.. I imagine the trailer alone

Re: [MBZ] 123 pahtz

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Add a rear rotor to the list. I used to have a spare rear rotor for years and never needed it. could you ship by tuesday? Probably. When do you need them? Rick From: Mercedes <mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com> on behalf of Curly McLain via Me

Re: [MBZ] My next purchase

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yes I really do need to get several cars reading to be sold. I need to get some cash coming in to finance my search for a really nice 240d or 300d. prefer pre 80 for some reason. Maybe even a 300sd. Sent from my iPhone I know where there is a pretty good 300SD, low miles. Let me know if

Re: [MBZ] 1990 300D Prospect/Project? SCORE!!

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Congrats! I am now officially a Kleb car owner. $650.00 I pick it up tomorrow. Still feel bad, Kaleb? Dan/Martha/Kleb On May 26, 2016, at 4:36 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Not for an OM603! my half million mile car runs great! My first one

[MBZ] 123 pahtz

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anyone have a good 123 RF caliper? How about good 123 upper control arms? (Front) ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] 1990 300D Prospect/Project?

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Hey, do these use cables for the speedo/odometer, or are they electronic? Dan Cables Odo is reported to be a slipping brass gear as in the 110/111 odo. But I never pulled the one on POS to check/fix. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] 1990 300D Prospect/Project?

2016-05-26 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Not for an OM603! my half million mile car runs great! My first one at 400+ k ran great. At over 300k miles, compression was 425 psi on all cylinders. (Factory new spec was 425 down) I must be missing something. Isn't a 400K+ mile engine sort of a "last gasp", esp. for a diesel with a

Re: [MBZ] For Sale: Really Nice 124 Spare wheel / tire

2016-05-24 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anyone have need for a never-used early 124 spare? This is from Wilton's 300D, and it does not have even a hint of use, looks brand new. Has a Pirelli tire mounted, but I suspect it is about 29 years old and so the tire is NOT road-worthy. Even has what look like original MB wheel weights.

Re: [MBZ] Tires

2016-05-24 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Uh follow the shiny ball What brand, Jon? On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Jon Agne via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Some of the best snow tires I have EVER owned. I did not have the studded tires, and I got 55,000 miles out of them. > On May 24, 2016, at 8:51 AM,

Re: [MBZ] Tires

2016-05-24 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anybody tried Nokian? Love love LOVE their studded Hakkapeliitta snow tires. :-) -- Jim not cheap ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Banos

2016-05-18 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
It was a scary and sad time, both for that "war" and for our country. A lot of people were "broken" by the war, social issues, drugs, and more. I always considered myself lucky and thanked the lottery gods. I've always had the highest respect for the people who served and the lowest respect

Re: [MBZ] I'm back

2016-05-17 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yesterday I was exploring Chichen Itza, this morning I was swimming in the warm cancun ocean and drinking fruity drinks. I am now back in the US in Houston. Not ready for reality yet. Sent from my iPhone Its ok, you can go back! We sold all the cars and then sold Okie acres for you!

Re: [MBZ] 124 "windscreen" R training video

2016-05-17 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Very timely! https://youtu.be/PcJTtMBqoqY - Max Charleston SC Dewalt electric caulking gun is nice for the installation. You want the polyurethane very warm too! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Science Question

2016-05-17 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I have discovered several penetrating oils that work very well. I would like to test them, to see which performs the best. I *was* going to put several sets of nuts and bolts under my friends snow plowing truck to rust and corrode them together for a test. That didn't happen. So, my question

[MBZ] Alert for any residual Eudora users, David...

2016-05-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Ok, I put El Crap (OS 10.11) on an external HD, then loaded Postbox email client! I am excited! it looks and acts like Eudora! So far I have only added one email acct. Not this email or other free service accounts, but one on a domain I own. I am sold! the bad part is that it will only

[MBZ] Next Mac Q

2016-05-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
if I get el crap (and postbox) working as desired on the external USB drive, I would assume at some point I can take that drive out of the case and put it in the MBP, then take the 10.6.8 drive out of the MBP and put it in the case, and everything should work. Anyone BTDT? Will that work or

[MBZ] external drive el crap

2016-05-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
The stuff for my external USB HD arrived today, so i am currently installing El Crap on the external USB drive. Got a refurb drive from OWC. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] NC mini Q

2016-05-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
'Don't know how photo # 3 got inverted. Wilton I thought you guys were showing us you can stand on your heads! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Some Rust

2016-05-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
That is one SCARY rust hole! Having restored a rusty SLC, I can assure you there's a lot more hidden rust. That's really a shame - the rest of the car is beautiful. Dimitri the Great can fix it! If I were to try to fix it I'd start with a northern inland car that was never near salt air.

Re: [MBZ] OT - pass word managers

2016-05-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I use keychain for a few "throwaway" websites. Everything else, I remember. Archaic, but effective, most of the time. More and more I need to try a few passwords before I get the right one. Anyone use one - these are a recommended best practice, but add complexity and I wonder how much

Re: [MBZ] OT: bootable USB stick, El Crap content

2016-05-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
ago when I first got my Macbook Pro, I'd had troubles with PC laptops in the past and had been saved by bootable USB drives. I never could get one to work on my Mac. I consider this a HUGE limitation of the Mac... -Curt From: Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> To: Me

Re: [MBZ] W126 Rear Subframe Mounts

2016-05-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Not without damaging the body. If you wan to satisfy yourself, put a wrench on them and see if you can loosen them. Then retorque until you are ready. I am sure they will pop loose. Only ones I've had trouble with are on non 126 cars rusted to oblivion. Even then I have been able to get

[MBZ] OT: bootable USB stick, El Crap content

2016-05-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Last night I finally got the Disk Utility to make what was supposed to be a bootable USB with the El Crapitan installer on it. It was not recognized as bootable when booting with the option key. I also tried, before that, making a format with GParteD linux disk utility, them marking it has

[MBZ] 124 was: '07 320CDI

2016-05-14 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I am kind of amazed by how much I like the 124 wagon, even lowered on sport springs with stiff shocks and Lord knows how many miles. It is a very solid car. The 123 wagon always feels sort of squishy by comparison. On May 14, 2016 2:24 PM, "WILTON via Mercedes" wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Eurorific!

2016-05-14 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I know the first time I put a single Hella H4 in my 110 200D, I was amazed. I was amazed when my friend bought a new BMW R90S with an H4 on it, I had always been amazed by the H3 on my R75/5 compared to the hondog and turnip motorsickle headlights, but the H4 was at least twice as bright as

Re: [MBZ] OT: Mac Q

2016-05-14 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
on it. OS X 10.6 versions had to be done using the universal DVD installer or a disk image of it, I believe. I don't think you can use the "createinstallmedia" command until OS X 10.7 and later. MacDan On May 14, 2016, at 6:51 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebe

[MBZ] OT: Mac Q

2016-05-14 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I have found several ways online to make a USB memory stick bootable in OS 10.6.8. some involve a terminal and createinstallmedia in terminal. for that one I get errors every time. It does not tell you that it only works if you are logged in as "Root." I finally figgered out how to do

Re: [MBZ] We're Screwed was Re: RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We were warned: "the enemy within" 12 years ago http://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-enemy-within-saving-america-from-the-liberal-assault-on-our-schools-faith-and-military_michael-savage/480737/ There are some sobering statistics right here in black and white (and red). Read it and weep.

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I think that is WAY overdue! a tax on money orders from individuals sent to furrin countries. It is one way to extract a little return for the edjakashun (indoctrinashun) the wetbacks receive on our dollar. Time Magazine tells me I have to pay $42,856.12 as my part of the national debt.

Re: [MBZ] Banos

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Just close the bathrooms and showers at the skools. Put jim's johns out back at least 200 yards away. It would drasticly cut down the raised hand traffic to only what is essential and whatever identity does not matter. NOBODY wants to use a portapotty. Bring back the old half moon

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yeah sure and pigs will fly. How do you bring in LESS money, pledge to not cut 80% of the budget and expect to eliminate debt? Makes zero sense. Trump specifically says 10 years which, if you actually use MATH is impossible unless the nation spends nothing on ANYTHING except social security,

Re: [MBZ] OT: And now for something completely different

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Having a child who was directly affected by those changes, as well as being a lifelong advocate for mental health care, I know this story all too well. Ronny should have never caved. Period. Dan Even worse, he believed the gress of con artistes when they told him he'd get the wall if he

Re: [MBZ] Banos

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Well, even with all the legalese and deletes text, HB2 is less than 5 pages. -Original Message- From: clay via Mercedes Why would they read the pee pee bill if they would not read the OsamaCare bill? > clay 5 pages is something like 3rd grade level. Far beyond the

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Point of order, make that Bahasa. ... Oh yeah, he says that Constitution thing is just a piece of paper with meaningless markings on it. If ya grow up with swahili, that may be true... As you say, Sir! Aye, Aye I've not been in kenya, but was next door. From there, it seemed like

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Oh yeah, Trump is gonna "lower taxes", "take care of everybody" on healthcare, not touch social security or medicare AND somehow lower the debt. Its MAGIC, it'll be uge! -Curt Can be done. unshackle the regulatory stranglehold on business and Merkun Ingenuity. Turn loose the creativity

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
After careful consideration, I believe scrap metals are the best long term investment and hedge against runaway inflation that is sure to start soon. Scrap will always retain value. If goods become unavailable, you may find a substitute in your scrap pile. As long as you are not in the

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You know, over in yurp the yurapeeins are somewhat lax about their gender issues in the convenience. I was in the gents in Berlin once and some woman comes in, the janitoress, who proceeded to do her business, so to speak, while the gents were doing theirs. I briefly considered the cultural

Re: [MBZ] I'm gone

2016-05-13 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Right column, third up from the bottom is my original SDL. 417K. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nowata,+OK+74048/@36.7409398,-95.6029026,42m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x87b7a42c52c963cf:0x903abbc17fa32b7c!8m2!3d36.700645!4d-95.6380341 ___

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Does the Navy still have segregated Officer and Enlisted facilities on ships or did that go away with women at sea? I've been out of uniform for a while. do they share the same hot racks?Gives a whole new meaning to hot racks! ___

Re: [MBZ] Banos

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I have to wonder how many folks have actually read the "bill" ( ) vs. echoing talking points from their respective zelots? As far as I can tell, it says: (1) only men use men's rooms (restrooms, changing, showers, etc.), (2) only

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Depends, of course, on whether "she" has the right equipment or uses a "hispanic light truck" GMANN Speaketh: OK... inquiring minds want to know.. What is the new social protocol for when a chick stands beside you at the urinal line? I mean, for decades we've had a social protocol for when

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You need to file for disability. the company failed to provide you a "safe space" and therefore caused you irreparable damage and trauma...etc. Forced to work with people who were homophobes, forced to work with people who are infidels etc. Oughta work! You can share a million with each

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
engine than an OM603. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On May 12, 2016 9:11:42 PM EDT, Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: I've got 3 of the 4 hard injector lines for an OM601 among other stuff. I call dibs on the injector lines. I have 5 and 6, so a

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Hmmm, There is a William Strickand at the Naval base I work at sometimes. There is army and Air Force there also. Hey! There was just a William Strickland, 30yr Air Force man, on the radio talking about something about recruiting methods or something related to movies, I couldn't really

Re: [MBZ] Glow Plug Reamer?

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Anyone got one of the small ones, i.e., like the Hazet 4798-2, that I could borrow? Dan I've only done the "smash the end (tip) of a dead glow plug" trick. I only ever needed one once. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Give Andrew a special price --R 200% of list then a 10% discount. Then discount to 20% off when he whines! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I've got a couple in my garage. Anybody wants one I'll "sell" em for postage. Actually when I get back from vacation I have a stock of parts to liquidate, my MB stuff is pointlessly taking up space. Got 3 of the 4 hard injector lines for an OM601 among other stuff. "No reasonable offer will be

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Sump is in the wrong place. Sorry. (Just the facts, Ma'am) Maybe the OM617 NA from a W115 would work. Oil filter down in front, not out the back side. clay On May 12, 2016, at 5:20 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: Is the OM603 that much longer than the M180? THe oil filter

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Alla this seems to open up a new profession - new jobs - sex or gender checker - sexer? 'Wonder what it pays? 'Been saying for several years now that the fools (clowns) in Raleigh have been sending us (NC) right on down past MI, AL & LA - 'bout made it now. 'Created a problem where none

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You can make up whatever statistic you want, on the spot! They do! 0.2% means 2 out of a thousand would be confused. Despite decades of forceful recruiting, the number is still not that high. 2 out of a thousand in HS that would act confused to attract attention or have a victimhood

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I am in SC, would he still know about our cars? --R nope, you are next to NC, so in the L mind, you are rabid by association. ( Madison still thinks BS is wunnerful, wunnerful!) ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Thanks Andy for making my point so beautifully!The L mind is a wonderful thing to waste! My bad. I was confusing you with NC. On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > Only if he uses gender-dictated rest rooms.

Re: [MBZ] I'm gone

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
c963cf:0x903abbc17fa32b7c!8m2!3d36.700645!4d-95.6380341 Look in the far lower left corner. Dan just call me "Keyhole" > On May 12, 2016, at 10:48 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Yep, a whole field full of em. Mostly Diesels. 123, 124, 124-2.5,

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
BTDT. It has its own set of problems. On Thu, 12 May 2016 07:26:13 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >Is the OM603 that much longer than the M180? THe oil filter is a big problem. even an OM616 will not fit in the 110 because of the o

Re: [MBZ] RockAuto Closeouts

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
THe rest of us all know that. Andy is just being a troll I've pointed this out on more than one occasionŠ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] I'm gone

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We could have an impromptu OkieQ with parting(out) gifts. Dan Roasting pack rats and weenies over a dead tire fire! ! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go

Re: [MBZ] I'm gone

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yep, a whole field full of em. Mostly Diesels. 123, 124, 124-2.5, 126, 140, 210, maybe 211 take your pick Send money for location. You know where a $500 Mercedes sits? On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 8:33 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: OK boys, now's your chance!

[MBZ] drum roll

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We used to talk about a drum roll, not as a type of sticking, but as when one of us carrying a bass drum tripped over something and rolled around the drum. Here is a Mercedes Benz Drumroll http://mbworld.org/articles/semi-truck-full-of-mercedes-benz-suvs-tips/ Fortunately I never did a

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Is the OM603 that much longer than the M180? THe oil filter is a big problem. even an OM616 will not fit in the 110 because of the oil filter. The M180 won't fit in a 110. THe M180 was in 111 body. for the M180, there is roughly 6 inches of stretch in the inner fenders, fenders, and

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Is the OM603 that much longer than the M180? THe oil filter is a big problem. even an OM616 will not fit in the 110 because of the oil filter. The M180 won't fit in a 110. THe M180 was in 111 body. for the M180, there is roughly 6 inches of stretch in the inner fenders, fenders, and

[MBZ] 'Lektroniks

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/24/why-should-wrap-your-keys-in-aluminum-foil.html Now you need a tin foil case (not a hat) for those 'lektronik "keys" I checked my MB on their list not even there, but I am safe. My cars have real keys!

Re: [MBZ] Package Deal

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
That doesn't mean I don't get cheap stuff though, I bought a new garden hose at Harbor Freight the other day, its excellent... Very best garden hose I've ever had is one I bought at the local industrial hose shop. They had a big bin out front of 25' black rubber garden hoses, with machined

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
sacrilege) to put in a VW TDI engine. The VE engines can make 150HP pretty easily, for $1000-$1500 in mods, bigger injectors, turbo and a chip upgrade. In a VW you have to worry about the stock clutch for anything over about 115hp, but if you were already transplanting... -Curt From: Curly

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Drop in the OM603 from Wilton's sedan... -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 Won't fit! You'd have to start with a 111 or 108/109 for that. A 602 might fit with extensive modifications. The V-6 would fit. If there had been a short MB turbodiesel that would fit, I'd'a had one

Re: [MBZ] Looks Like a Toad Mobile

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
They are great cars to drive. If you put in a 07+ v6 OM??? High HP Dissel engine, it could turn into a rat rod of sorts. In my experienced eye.. that one looks like it WILL actually buff out... after a complete wash and a clay bar rubdown, of course.. Plenty of storage patina certainly..

[MBZ] Amazing

2016-05-11 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You know those little 1" round flashlights HF gives away, next to the 20% off coupon? They are about 1" dia and 3" long, with LEDs and use 3 AAA batteries. I have one that has been around for probably 3 years and has been used off on on. I left it on at about 10 am yesterday in a cabinet

Re: [MBZ] W126 Console Wanted

2016-05-10 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Glad you like it. I drove my 1¢ on the dollar SDL yesterday and today! the value is hard to beat! Yes, I love it. I hauled the boss lady around a little today and she loved it . The guard looked at it and said to his campadre, "Northern car!"He had no idea how right he was! I

Re: [MBZ] OT: Peach crop wiped out I NE States

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
We like the white peaches from Stratford, OK . . . a bushel at a time. On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:13 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Nope No peaches for the noreasters. Real peaches come from Southern IL and Mo anyhow. They are too good to ship over 500

Re: [MBZ] OT: Peach crop wiped out I NE States

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Nope No peaches for the noreasters. Real peaches come from Southern IL and Mo anyhow. They are too good to ship over 500 miles. I never heard of noreast peaches. So will we have to turn to peach parts now? Dwight Giles Jr. 1982 300CD 1990 300D Wickford RI On May 9, 2016 2:53 PM, "Andrew

Re: [MBZ] fuel cans - spouts

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
DING! DING! DING! We have a winner! A good start. Isn't it funny how 99% of lawyers give the 1% a bad name? -Curt From: Curly McLain <126die...@gmail.com> To: Curt Raymond ; Mercedes Discussion List Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 7:33 PM

Re: [MBZ] fuel cans - spouts

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers...W.S. -Curt My friend who ran a grain elevator in the 80s farm meltdown wanted "Open season, NO bag limit" on shysters. I still think that is the best solution! What do you call 20,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

Re: [MBZ] OT: Peach crop wiped out I NE States

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You can loose a peach crop several ways. If it gets too cold too early, you kill the buds. If it gets too cold at the coldest part of winter, it will kill the buds. If it starts to get warmer, then turns very cold, it can kill the buds. And, if the buts are breaking or if the tree is in

Re: [MBZ] OT: Peach crop wiped out I NE States

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Algore told us this would happen! Oh wait, supposed to get warmer, not colder... - Max Charleston SC Yabut, he tol us dat it gets colder bekuza global waaamin'! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT: Peach crop wiped out I NE States

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
For alleged peach lovers Fred, Dimitri, Curt et al: Northeast peach crops decimated by Valentine's coldPublished: Monday, May 9, 2016 In mid-February, the majority of the peach crop in the Northeast was destroyed by subzero temperatures. One fruit tree expert is calling the incident the

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: 124 bites dust

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
they see at the autoparts store a good crimp joint is forever. Of course most of the automotive yahoos can't find their butt with both hands... -Curt From: Curly McLain via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com> Cc: Curly Mc

Re: [MBZ] vw dissel

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I think it was yellow, but it may be red. But was it "green"? --BB On 5/9/16 8:01 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: A report from the field from SWMBO: "Remember one time early on when I started to work for the LA dept one of the students had a new VW bug...one of the

[MBZ] vw dissel

2016-05-09 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
A report from the field from SWMBO: "Remember one time early on when I started to work for the LA dept one of the students had a new VW bug...one of the new models? Up until that time she drove her mom's old model MB although I do not think I knew her very well at that point. Anyway she

[MBZ] fuel cans - spouts

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I had a couple of fuel cans i have picked up along the way with no spouts. I decided to get some spouts this week and boy is that a trick! Apparently bug brud"DUH" bumster has decreed from on high that we can't buy a gas can anymore unless it has some mickey mouse malfunctioning valve

Re: [MBZ] '07 E320CDI

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
'Also has several cup holders. What's happened to MB's "trifing" only philosophy? Wilton That went out with the quality, about 1990 when the bow ties threw out the engineer designers. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: 124 bites dust

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Oh, you don't need the special crimpers - I just solder the wires in. On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 11:09 AM, OK Don wrote: You could also install another lighter socket under the dash and keep the wire down there. I use these for powering additional items: >

Re: [MBZ] '07 E320CDI

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
You are making me jealous. That Texas 190Dc would be a lot more fun! Those are great cars to drive, so long as you don't corner too hard with nothing in the trunk. I still think you would put a 114/115 rear end (not really a subframe) under them and get much improved handling.

Re: [MBZ] '07 E320CDI

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I see a new type cert. in your future! Waytago! 'Went out and sat in Schwartze a long while late yesterday learning to use the nav system and deleting former owner's destinations. Whew - a bunch of 'em! Left couple of 'em in common with mine - RDU, Duke Hosp. Slowly coming along.

[MBZ] Ideas?

2016-05-08 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Seems like a quiet weekend. Everyone must be busy with mama, yard and garden, and neglecting our Benzes. I have probably 40 or so hard drives ranging from 10 gb to 40 gb left from when I used to supply removable drives for classrooms. (and a few 9 gb scsi drives) Rather than pitch them or

Re: [MBZ] POSitive news

2016-05-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
press and a custom adapter that a friend with a machine shop made for me from a short piece of pipe. That worked pretty well. I think that I rented the press to push the new joints in. - Max Charleston SC On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 12:22 AM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Chinee spyware crapware on your lenovo

2016-05-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Lenovo computer ... Craig On 5/7/16 9:08 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Thanks, have used Lenovo Thinkpad T420 (love it) but not that software. Laptop did not have a hard drive, so the only software on it was installed by me. - Max Charleston SC On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 9:29 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Laws hep me

2016-05-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I am going to go look at this thing. I talked to the guy the other day, said it had a "gas issue" but would start and run, and the hood wouldn't open. He posted it again today. If it runs and looks half OK I'm going to insult him with a lowball (NO LOWBALLERS) price and see what he says.

Re: [MBZ] Chinee spyware crapware on your lenovo

2016-05-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I was thinking that if you put in a dew drive you might be safe, but there's no telling what they may have on the mainboard: Network wake on signal, permanent backdoor, etc. On Sat, 7 May 2016 14:09:13 -0400 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Maybe it's time to

Re: [MBZ] Battery info

2016-05-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I had figured out that the H8 seemed to be the same as a 49. For a while a 49 was $150 or more while a 93 was ~$100 at advanceauto. I bought the 93 as the CCA was the same. Last time (Feb) the prices were the same. Thanks for the info. Group 49, or 93, or H8 or ??? I decided to get

[MBZ] POSitive news

2016-05-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Took the POSitive out for a drive tonight. Probably about 100 to 120 miles. It performed well. This was the longest drive since the Diesel Kleen started to cut loose the soy oil polymer tank lining and cause massive fuel filter pluggin, resulting in the tank coming out and a week of

[MBZ] crawtaters

2016-05-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Had some Spicey Cajun Crawtaters. (Andy Griffith clip: ) M mmm Mm Russ will know what I mean. A few others will also ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery

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