Re: [MBZ] 1963 Mercedes Benz 190C - $16,500 (Jacksonville)

2021-05-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Bumpers need rechrome badly.. and, since they are showing that level of rust, it gives me good cause to suspect the body is a plastic filler and duct tape respray job.. I'll take a pass, at $16K.. certainly.. On Sat, May 15, 2021 at 2:04 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] Interesting headlight fix

2021-05-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Does a coupe use a coupe only windshield? I thought only the rear window was coupe specific.. Someone set me straight on that detail please. On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 9:18 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 2021-05-13 22:48, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: > > Parts.

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
ks > > > > Clay > > > > > > inter urinas et faeces nascimur > > > > > On May 9, 2021, at 9:20 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > > > wrote: > > > > > > Excellent points. > > > Imagine if all the Bombers built at Willow Run Plant

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
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 refer to me. > > > > > On May 9, 2021, at 8:20 AM, G Mann via M

Re: [MBZ] Price Of Fuel

2021-05-09 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I'm seeing that industries across the board have built themselves a particular vulnerability by running their entire operations via computers. The number and scope of such attacks have increased, yet, the weakness of your entire operation, delivery of product, and profit is all tied to a computer

Re: [MBZ] 2003 Mercedes-Benz sentra,$10,000

2021-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Mercedes makes the chassis, suspension, rear end, and body along with all the wiring and controls. To import the bus into the USA, it has to have a certain portion of the components that are "Made in America", so using a USA made Detroit Diesel engine, and a USA made Allison transmission meets the

Re: [MBZ] 2003 Mercedes-Benz sentra,$10,000

2021-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Setra, not Sentra The Setra bus company and Mercedes are joined at the hip. Drive engine is a 60 series Detroit [very solid engine with millions of miles of successful history in Semi Tractors and Buses] Allison transmission B500R is the same transmission that is used in heavy haul trash

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

2021-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
What in the world happened to that hood? ... parked outside under a very acid tree for years?.. Double ugly damage. The air cleaner took a large corrosion hit also. Is the engine locked up? It certainly needs far more than a "wash job" to make even a coffee and cars driver out of it. Then it

Re: [MBZ] Hi-test $3.08

2021-05-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hard for God to help us when our leaders are the servants of Satan... Just saying... "God helps those who help themselves" ... Grandmother ... circa 1950 On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 6:09 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > g-d help us > > --FT > > On 5/8/21 8:33 AM, Mitch

Re: [MBZ] OT: broken house window

2021-05-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
If the window is shattered safety glass, another strong wind or impact of some sort will cause it to shatter completely into small pieces. Like a car side window does in a wreck. Then, the storm that brought the wind will rain inside your house. Get the window replaced with a new piece of glass.

Re: [MBZ] A lot of $$$$$$ for what is really not a very big camper.

2021-05-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Calculate the total square ft. of space, divide $178,000 by that number, and you come up with a cost per sq ft that exceeds Hollywood mansions... Driven 25,000 miles, and "for sale" ... Translation "OMG, we paid this kind of money for a child's shoe box on wheels?" Let's dump this fast and

Re: [MBZ] Trailers

2021-05-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Yet again, I am impressed with the driving skills of the general public. After watching this video, I am now fully committed to installing a siren and lights on my vehicles. On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 3:00 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Anyone else run into issues

Re: [MBZ] Cats

2021-05-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Well, that explains why 9 of my neighbors to the town property have had their cats cut out in the last 2 weeks. Apparently, the cat thieves work between 1 AM and 5 AM... according to the video camera footage I've seen. On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 9:42 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Trailers

2021-05-03 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I have always struggled with backing a trailer. Probably because I only > do it maybe once a year. My pop-up camper is the usual victim, and it is > pretty short also so I think that makes it harder. I've never backed a > 5th

Re: [MBZ] Trailers

2021-05-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
This is what will be my next trailer. I will have it built for 5th wheel instead of bumper pull [far superior for handling and backing up]. Also, I want 7,000 lb axles with 12 ply 16 inch tires, so will be a custom build order to get all that. This link has a video that shows how slick they are

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Add to the tool list: 4 " diamond blade for small angle grinder, a diamond hole saw [hollow drill, or straight drill {I prefer the hole saw] Lay out the tile and the cutout. Measure the drill set back at each corner so that when you drill a hole at each corner the outside radius of the drill

Re: [MBZ] parked in the garage since 1979 1967 Mercedes Benz 230 SL convertible unmolested Car - $49, 500 (Jacksonville)

2021-05-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
OK... If I buy it and don't wash it.. just put it on BAT for a quick BatFlip... what will it bring? If I wash it, clean up everything and it runs... then $$$??? Seems to me, he is at the top of the scale right now? On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 5:54 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] MGB?

2021-05-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Designed by the insurance companies, mandated by congress, and it makes you safe up to 5 miles per hour.. Design excellence at its best. Plus, it only doubles the original purchase price of the car. [Did anyone catch the sarcasm in all that?] On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 5:15 AM Mitch Haley via

Re: [MBZ] OT THis is crazy SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter $22.49

2021-04-30 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
So.. the only real shortage that we have is "Logical Thought" that would permit "Planning ahead".. A few more people die... so what, we have to many ... seems to be the current moral. As for a "one chip" computer for cars... Why not? a computer is certainly capable of receiving and

Re: [MBZ] OT THis is crazy SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter $22.49

2021-04-30 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"Adversity makes Opportunity" Seems to me, this would be an opportune time for an enterprising electrical engineer to design a "Universal Car Computer" that works on any car system and uses plug in memory chips, instead of only "model specific hardware". What say you of such intellect? On Fri,

Re: [MBZ] One of the nicest W123 coupes

2021-04-29 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Sold, a few short of $20,000 .. Looks like they are still holding value and interest. On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 9:36 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You will ever see. Gas engine version with burlwood trim and beautiful > silver paint. Should exceed $10k.

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Here, there is a special fund set aside for housing developments that builds new wings on one of the many prisons located out in the desert "High Security Housing Fund"... cuts out all the middle men in the process... you know, to "save the children"... On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 1:35 PM Allan

Re: [MBZ] New Okie Acres

2021-04-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Time always wins.. in 10 years the 30 somethings will be mid 40's and the bubble will have gone bust Who knows what will happen to the "city infrastructure" in that 10 years, with the loss of unlimited income from high taxes on the people who "escaped" for whatever reason... The high priced

Re: [MBZ] OT Truck AC

2021-04-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Add to your list dye check fluid and a black light. Once you replace O rings and all the other bits, you will want to pull a vacuum on the system to see if it is "Tight and sealed" ... dye check will help you find pesky leaks, like a hose that has broken down.. in fact.. if the system is old, very

Re: [MBZ] OT: Tesla

2021-04-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
The "good doctor" bought a Tesla how could you dare to question his abilities to apply logic in his actions? [Extreme sarcasm here, just in case you missed my point] On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 12:40 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > What do you folks think of the

Re: [MBZ] suddenly the engine locked at idle without any noises 1990 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel - $1, 200 (Salisbury NC)

2021-04-21 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I had a Ford 7.3 Diesel hydrolock at idle.. Sudden stop.. It had a head gasket leak and had been setting for some time. I got it started to "check what was wrong with it" [looking for frothing in the upper radiator tank] it ran for about 15 minutes, then started running rough.. then sudden stop...

Re: [MBZ] OT: X-15 Engineering

2021-04-20 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Without these dedicated men, both engineers and pilots, and skilled machinists capable of actually building anything thrown at them, we would not have the high level of tech we have today. The "current crop of geniuses" don't have that seed of "right stuff" to "Get'ter Done" . On Tue, Apr 20,

Re: [MBZ] OT my friend makes the national news again

2021-04-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
There is another layer of liability which no one is considering. To build a house, even 50 years ago, you have to have a "building permit" issued by the government agency, [usually called something like "Planning and Zoning something or the other"... Having issued a "permit to build" this

Re: [MBZ] suddenly the engine locked at idle without any noises 1990 Mercedes 300D Turbodiesel - $1, 200 (Salisbury NC)

2021-04-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hydro locked setting degraded head gasket or some coolant source running sucked in enough water to hydrolock the engine which caused a sudden stop. Water, being not compressible, remains in one or more cylinders, thus, engine will not "crank". At least one rod is bent, if that is what

Re: [MBZ] [Daveslist] The deal with cats, or lack of

2021-04-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
What is the current value of rhodium? Rhodium Price Today *Rhodium* Spot *Price*Spot Change *Rhodium Price* per Ounce $28,700.00 0% *Rhodium Price* per Gram $922.73 0% *Rhodium Price* per Kilo $922,726.43 On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 9:46 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Grandmothers car been sitting since60s in shed dirty but awesome restoration job 1957 Mercedes-Benz 180d, $5, 000

2021-04-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Spend a week cleaning it, put it on BAT. and make bank... OK... spend a month cleaning it, and make it run... then make big bank. On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:27 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Not much to go on but looks cool > >

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Decades ago, the first shop of any size I bought had an in floor lift... It worked, then it had a problem... Repair costs included demolition of the floor, digging out the in ground hydraulics, and one hell of a costly and disruptive expense. I had them jackhammered out [the underground hydraulics

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Mount it correctly to required specs, and use it at every opportunity, you will never regret owning it. At the end of the work day, you can actually see where you have finished the work and it is so much easier to do at standing height.. or whatever height the work needs... Transmission R easy

Re: [MBZ] why can't I unload this POS I have sitting in my salvage yard? 2017 Mercedes GTSAMG - $94, 900 (Charlotte)

2021-04-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
If it is a Lemon Buyback, I believe, according to the "Lemon Law", the title has to be branded that this is a Lemon Car, forever. I also recall some discussions when that law was passed, the car had to be removed from being sold and scrapped by the Mfg.. [better verify that point]. Possible

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
My advice is to find your local equipment rental yard, and rent a decent sized tractor with a front bucket and a Gannon blade on the back. Here, a day's rent will run about $250, or, if you rent on Friday and return at 7AM Monday, they charge you for "One Day Rental" you pick up and return

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1985 944 porsche N/A

2021-04-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"What is the difference between a Porche and a Porcupine?" Answer: The Porcupine has pricks on the outside.. [drum roll] On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 10:31 AM Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A college buddy of mine accepted one as a free gift at one point. >

Re: [MBZ] It takes a special sort

2021-04-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
There is a flying group called "The flying cowboys" that do such adventures in exactly the type aircraft listed in the article... They land in remote places often at near impossible altitudes, "for the adventure and challenge"... looks like they "Got some challenge" on this "adventure". They will

Re: [MBZ] 300TurD

2021-04-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Pictures without pictures, it didn't happen.. ;)) On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 7:07 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I picked this thing up this evening. While I was loading it several people > came by on bikes, golf carts, and motorcars and remarked they were

Re: [MBZ] Decent body, no engine/trans, many other parts and paint missing, bring some tires and wheels -- 1971 Mercedes-Benz mercedes, $1, 000

2021-04-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
M Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Or drop the body on some built tube chassis and build a rat rod with newer > components > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > > > On Apr 6, 2021, at 2:04 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > T

Re: [MBZ] Decent body, no engine/trans, many other parts and paint missing, bring some tires and wheels -- 1971 Mercedes-Benz mercedes, $1, 000

2021-04-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
There is nothing wrong with that car that $300,000 and 5 years in a restoration shop could not fix.. Then, you could have a nice $40,000 car on BAT.. On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 10:40 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Meth is the choice in the countryside > >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Buy one of the later model 14,000 machines [much to find parts for and more likely built to improved standard]. Then, pay an equipment mover to deliver the machine to your camp [one time moving cost] which could be less than what you spend trying to sort out the hydraulic issues on the older,

Re: [MBZ] Lifts

2021-04-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
With a lift available, work that you avoid because it's awful to lay on your back to do, gets done easily... Drive the vehicle on the lift... press the up button roll the tool box under the car while you stand and do the work.. What took days takes minutes [ok... hours ;)) ] The best part is

Re: [MBZ] Blood Tests

2021-04-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Eat anything you want, any time you want... just walk 5 miles to the meal and walk 5 miles back from the meal. [The dietary advice given to me 40 years ago] On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at 10:46 PM Peter Frederick via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Get the natural peanut butter that settles

Re: [MBZ] I'm gonna go buy this thing tomorrow -- Mercedes wagon - $1, 000 (Folly Beach)

2021-04-04 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
IF he ran it on unrefined animal fat / oils, the injectors are full of half burned oil snot, the IP is likely in full of congealed and semi hard oil residue, along with the fuel tank and fuel supply lines... Which is why "it wouldn't start"... no fuel being atomized. Cleaning up the complete

Re: [MBZ] Holy crap

2021-04-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Even at that crack price... seller reserve not yet met... Pass. On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 9:03 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > It’s at $2150 in pre bid, looks like but dash is all torn apart, so no > telling what is going on. I would have been in it up to

Re: [MBZ] 1969 280SE - 59k miles, 4 speed manual - $9,250

2021-04-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In this instance, I cast my opinion alongside Andrew. After 51 years of setting and not being massaged regularly with leather balm and other kinds of leather materials, the leather seat covers would be at the end of life. Coupled with the horse hair padding used as underlayment, which also

Re: [MBZ] OT: Saturn experience?

2021-04-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I was just given a 2001 Saturn SC1, that had been setting for "an unknown length of time" I put in a fresh battery, pumped the gas tank empty.. fresh fuel... De-loused the interior [it had been a "handy place to put stuff you would never use apparently].. Put air in the tires [all were flat

Re: [MBZ] OT the United Nation's has my parcel, can someone pick it up for me plz

2021-04-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
All numbers I don't recognize are answered like this: "Hello, Special Agent Jameu`, FBI Telephone Fraud Division Task Force. .. Always followed by a very quiet silence and a very soft .. "click" as they hang up. On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 10:23 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Another special brought to you by Okie Acres

2021-03-27 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
As it happens, I just acquired a 1988 GMC Surburban 3/4 ton with 8 lug wheels and the 454 cubic inch engine. The 88 version is the desirable square body Surburban. Arizona truck, no rust, straight body... has air, I haven't tried it yet. If your new best friend Hoovie would be interested, I'll

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1990 Mercedes-Benz SL 500

2021-03-23 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Completely hideous. Quick, let's start a "Go Fund Me" page to buy it and drive it to a giant crusher, Then put the video on a pay per view. On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 9:12 AM Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Kinda reminds me of the weird camouflage patterns used on US

Re: [MBZ] Car shake at 40 -- I should go get this -- 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class 300 SE, $999

2021-03-21 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I vote for a tire belt separation. Since it kicks in at a speed, that is the point where the centrifugal force distorts the tread section which is separating enough to make a serious out of balance condition. I just had a front tire on one of my trucks act exactly the same way for the same

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Living off grid requires adjustment to your city living lifestyle. However, with just a small change, it is worth the effort. The well at the Ranch is 980 ft with sweet water, I've had it tested and it tests way cleaner than city water, without anything done to it. The water tanks sit on the side

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I suggest a quiet sale, with no real estate brokers, go directly to the best title company in your area and pay no real estate broker fees, put it in your pocket instead. The title companies are the people that make it happen, with all the legal documents and whistles, even if you use a real

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Welcome to Arizona, where "Whiskey is for drinking and Water is for fighting." I have a well at the Ranch. It is 998 ft deep, with good water. Cost for the well, with pump and water tanks, was just shy of $90,000. I look at it by comparing the monthly water bill for a city home, over 30 years,

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Do you mean that my 10 years of degrees and studies in the fine art of "Lesbian Underwater Basket Weaving" is worthless in the job market place and I will never be able to pay back the unforgiveable $400,000 in student loan debt from my job at Starbucks where my hours just got cut back to 15 hrs a

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Arizona has rain, we just measure it differently. A 10 inch rain means the raindrops were 10 inches apart. On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 7:12 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Tue, 16 Mar 2021 20:55:55 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Does it ever rain in Arizona? > > Occasionally, just like

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
A good friend's son became a HVAC guy.. he has been doing it for 12 years and has a solid 6 figure income and all the work he can do every day. On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:58 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Or automate them. > I talked to a kid online a year or so

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
People are fleeing California to Arizona in huge numbers, and have been for 10 years now. They are driving real estate prices to what was considered insane levels just 10 years ago, because the house they sold to leave CA buys anything they want in AZ, plus . Reasons for leaving CA are manifold,

Re: [MBZ] Convertible! - 1971 Mercedes-Benz unimog,$6,000

2021-03-15 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Ex military unimog with a field radar, or field radio van body, look like. To buy it, you must first sign on to the list for a kidney transplant, because if you drive it, you will need both replaced.. Brutal is too kind, to describe ride quality. On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 6:53 AM Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] Rounded drain plug success!

2021-03-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
When you install the new drain plug, clean the threads in the pan [maybe even a blast of brake cleaner] then coat the plug threads with Never Seize. Next time you drain the oil, the plug will come out. I've been doing that trick with steel drain plugs that go into aluminum manual transmission

Re: [MBZ] now S600

2021-03-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
than the SL as it has all kinds of tricks > in the interior. > > Send pics so I can live vicariously! > > --FT > > On 3/10/21 9:38 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > > On a cross city run yesterday I noticed diesel prices in Phoenix are now > > well North of the $ 3 m

Re: [MBZ] OM606 swap candidate?

2021-03-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I have a complete D240 engine with transmission, still setting in the crate it came in. As removed from a wreck and bought for a transplant that never happened that would go right in that. If someone wanted to make a diesel conversion "rat rod" . However, I've seen these little cars go for huge

Re: [MBZ] 190D

2021-03-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
On a cross city run yesterday I noticed diesel prices in Phoenix are now well North of the $ 3 mark... best was $3,09 ... highest I saw was $3.29 with gas running more in the $3.20+ range. So, fuel prices are clearly in an upward spike. On that note. I went to look at a 1994 S600 V12 Sedan with

Re: [MBZ] I'm making a youtuber

2021-03-08 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"The Counter Hoovie Channel" On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 3:20 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Maybe more like Floyd has Flipped? > > RB > > > On 08/03/2021 9:17 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: > >> Floyd's flips? > > Floyd's flips and flops is more alliterative. >

Re: [MBZ] O.T. How Soon We Forget

2021-03-07 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
WPA used public funds to produce public projects that made life better for the nation, while paying a wage [a small one at that] to those who did the work, at a time when "you could not buy a job" in the words of my Father, who was a young man during that era. The guiding principle at that time

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"What ever happened to ? " "I have no idea, last I heard, he was going water skiing over at LaRange Bayou with some friends." On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 3:57 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Around here there are some ponds reportedly home to some 12ft gators.

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
What everyone responded above in the way of prepared and alert family members. It takes time and effort to get everyone on board with the idea of actually defending themselves and other members. I would add to the above suggestions, the installation and use of well placed cameras [multiple] with

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Think outside the box.. keep the cars, the acres, the barn Just buy more life insurance on Mrs. , and. sign her up for a defensive shooting and self defense course.. Since it could go either way, at the present situational awareness as demonstrated, hedge your bet on either outcome.

Re: [MBZ] Editorial: To save the planet from climate change, gas guzzlers have to die

2021-03-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I'm sure that is why 3/4 of the entire country was just frozen solid... to much global warming. On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 9:18 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://news.yahoo.com/editorial-save-planet-climate-change-110020548.html > > -- > --FT > >

Re: [MBZ] I’m getting tired of every time I leave my house...

2021-02-28 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
DIesel is now over $0.65 cents higher than the day the keystone pipeline was canceled That should be a real economic stimulus. Yesterday, I saw gas at over $3 ... first time in 4 years... That will hurt a lot of people in the covid no work year. On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 2:20 PM Kaleb Striplin

Re: [MBZ] 15 vs 8 hole wheels on w124

2021-02-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I have some experience with that kind of project... The outtake was I discovered there are a number of different length wheel bolts for Mercedes / wheels. The good news is: I found them in good supply on Ebay, rather cheap. Tip: Tak e the stock wheel and with it off the car, insert a lug bolt,

Re: [MBZ] I would sure like to have a test stand like this

2021-02-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Build one ! On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 7:39 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a239g6FKwMg > > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To

Re: [MBZ] OT oh yeah baby 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

2021-02-25 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Since it is "Kaleb Green" we should start a GoFundMe account for Kaleb and buy it for him. He "Really Needs This Car" to make the neighborhood statement. When that car sold new, gas was, I recall .16 cents a gallon. My, how styles have changed.. What a boat.. On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 7:54 AM

Re: [MBZ] OT The next IT revolution: System Oriented Programming?

2021-02-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
There is nothing wrong with Microsoft that a massive EMP strike could not fix in .0008 nano seconds. Perhaps, then it could be replaced with something that actually worked well and was not designed on bloated code that is based on work stolen, and then claimed as "new and better", but in

Re: [MBZ] What is going on with this car?

2021-02-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Bad bondo job. Someone put bondo over a dent and did not prep the surface before slapping bondo over the dent, then did not work the bondo down to fit the fender contour... I'm seeing other dents in R Rear quarter that did not feel the love, also... Not a bad thing to fix, if you know how to

Re: [MBZ] 606 on the roof?

2021-02-19 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Drive the 300D to Home Depot or UHaul, rent a truck for a day. Have the engine on a pallet fork lifted into the bed of the truck.. use your engine hoist to lift it out... done and dusted... Safe. Or... pay to have the roof rebuilt after the engine crushes it in... during a panic stop [there will

Re: [MBZ] OT why Texas has gone dark

2021-02-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
t;That was stupid! You were going too fast!" > > We need to be more imaginative as a society and culture about anticipating > failure. Stories are a great way to practice low consequence failure. Chess > is also a good immediate feedback type education in being careful. > > Every

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
The poor batteries in newer cars full of electronic nannies are task with keeping their memories alive, 24/7, setting unused or driving, so, in the quiet of the night, you can hear the electrons being siphoned off. A Battery minder is a great idea to keep pouring electrons into the bottomless pit

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
All good valid points, but you forgot the cooling effect the hood stack will have ... ; License plate will need to read "THAR SHE BLOWS" and the car tool kit will need a large dust pan and heavy broom to clear the engine wreckage off the road, along with 40lbs of kitty litter to soak up the

Re: [MBZ] OT why Texas has gone dark

2021-02-18 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
In childhood, my age group was taught a very simple logic via a story. "For want of a nail, a shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, a horse was lost. For want of a horse, a knight was lost. For want of a knight, a battle was lost. For want of a battle, a Kingdom was lost, and the people suffered."

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2021-02-17 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Clever design. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:09 PM OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Since the manufacturer wants $1490 for one, yes, that must be a scam. > > https://www.autoliftproduction.com/en-us/autolift3000 > > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM OK Don wrote: > > > Buy one and let us know :-) > >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-16 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
There was a time when someone who had no experience, or the wisdom to use the experience they had was called "Green". Thus came "Green Energy".. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 10:09 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Propane tanks all use pressure regulators, regardless of the tank size, and delivery pressure is regulated to, I believe something like 11 inches of water column , or some arcane unit of measure. Anyway try a look at this for more answers than I have.

Re: [MBZ] Covid and price of cars

2021-02-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I believe that version has a 6 ft long bed, instead of a full size truck 8 ft bed. I call it the "city boys truck". Interior of cab has every known luxury, so that part is nicely equipped. It's just challenged to haul a cord of wood, or a stack of 4x8 plywood. On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-14 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
ght he was kinda whack about it. > > I enjoyed this little bit off cross-cultural education. > > Get off my damn lawn! > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > > > On Feb 14, 2021, at 12:53 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Ah "You know when y

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
ind, you know if you are one. > > On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 11:25 PM G Mann via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > Apparently I slept through the Geezerness Memo [afternoon nap time, you > > know] Would someone please define... or devine ... the criter

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Apparently I slept through the Geezerness Memo [afternoon nap time, you know] Would someone please define... or devine ... the criteria to qualify for Geezerness? Do I have to drive with my turn signal for 10 miles, or something? On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:15 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] It’s so damn cold outside...

2021-02-12 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"It is so cold that even the politicians have their hands in their own pockets" Will Rogers ... circa 1926 On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 9:37 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That even the m112 with 0w40 in the crank case turns over slow when > starting. > > Sent from

Re: [MBZ] Crack or meth?

2021-02-11 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
That will buff right out, if you use the special buffing pad made only of $100 bills. Works every time looks like a couple thousand to replace the airbags also... ouch... On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 8:51 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Car Maintenance Log App

2021-02-10 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I use the written log book method. Short of a car fire, it is always available and in the car. I find the bound composition books [dollar store has them for a buck] works nicely When I start a new book for a "new" vehicle, I always start a title page that lists things like VIN number, year,

Re: [MBZ] once seen cannot be unseen 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS,$8,997

2021-02-02 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hideous wheels, on any car. On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 9:52 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Dressed for The Prom. > > On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 9:17 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > we don't know what it is but we bought it at

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-31 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Heating the spark plug electrodes is an old two stroke trick. Two stroke plugs get oil fouled with semi burned oil carbon, then get further fouled while trying to start, using lots of choke, and prime. Heating the plugs helps burn off the semi carbon residue and that allows the electrons to make

Re: [MBZ] OT 1948 Willys Jeep - $3,900

2021-01-31 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Cost as delivered to the military in WW2... $748,84 ... On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 3:41 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That's a very good price. Running I'd expect more like $6k... > Curt > > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android > > On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 3:47 PM,

Re: [MBZ] Traveling to New Mexico

2021-01-30 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Just put a Biden / Harris for president on your truck and trailer, along with some antifa slogans and anti trump stickers, you will be welcomed to the new socialist state of New Mexico... Wear black antifa clothing and a black face mask... you should be all good. If you riot and wear all black,

Re: [MBZ] Buffalo?

2021-01-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
You should get hazard duty pay for going there in winter at least. On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:37 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Does sitting in a hotel for 5 days sound like fun? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jan 26, 2021, at 1:35

Re: [MBZ] Detailing tools

2021-01-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I always use a speed controller when I use a buffer. It gives much greater control. If there is heavy oxidation, do multiple buffs. First pass with a more aggressive cutting material. Then clean the car, inspect what you have gained, and decide if you want to take another pass with an aggressive

Re: [MBZ] Buffalo?

2021-01-26 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I spent a week in Buffalo once... it was the longest year of my life and that was long before covid. NOT on my bucket list of places to go especially in winter. On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:19 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Well they are looking for somebody

Re: [MBZ] Kirkland Oil

2021-01-24 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Would that be Kirkland cooking oil from Costco? Kirkland is their "house brand name", and since I never saw your original post, I'm only guessing. Fill me in on some details please. [btw, welcome back from the great tech purge] On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 8:53 AM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Now THIS is a Hard Landing

2021-01-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
"Flew when parked" and "Flight crew available for hire" [Translation: Fired on the spot] On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 11:49 AM OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > Since they likely walked away, it was a good landing. However, since they > can't use the airplane again, it was NOT a great landing ... > >

Re: [MBZ] OT Friday funnies!

2021-01-22 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
All peace and kumbaya because bidet and roundhealsharris have been sworn in, and sworn at. On the flash news, of course Twitter is banning all the antifa planning right? ... No??? Really? Imagine that? Let's see, doesn't that make the entire ownership of Twitter party to sedition and RICO

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