Re: [MBZ] Floating temptress

2022-05-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"Boat - a hole in the water you pour money into." On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 2:39 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On Mon, May 16, 2022, at 2:30 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: > > > The boat is just the beginning. Once you have the boat, you either need > > a

[MBZ] OT: Electric Macaroon

2022-05-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Opps - Macaron: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/have-you-seen-this-little-green-electric-vehicle-in-okc-it-s-one-of-the-first-in-america/ar-AAXhNJG?ocid=hponeservicefeed=25ca482ef80f4414ab254d0bf6222dcc -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause

Re: [MBZ] New rubbers

2022-05-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The AWD vehicles I owned (320ML) had no freewheeling of any wheels at any time. Same with the current Subaru. The donut wheel/tire is for limited use - just enough to get you to a tire shop, and to be driven at a low speed. I don't know what the tire diameter difference tolerance is, but I can see

Re: [MBZ] OT: My turn to complain about USPS

2022-05-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Automation - got to love it. On Tue, May 10, 2022 at 1:53 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Angie sent a box to her aunt in RI the other day. Today it showed up back > at our house. > > I took it down to the post office, the girl there remembered it but was > baffled

Re: [MBZ] Another one bites the dust

2022-05-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have a winner! On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 4:41 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > " May be some kind of natural reaction to *overpopulation*." > > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain “Basic

Re: [MBZ] Am I correct in my assumption about alternator?

2022-05-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If the connectors are the same as well as the pulley, yes. On Sun, May 8, 2022 at 12:36 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I just pulled the alternator and I still can’t tell if it’s the pulley > moving on the shaft or the whole shaft moving. From what I can see I

[MBZ] OT: largest aircraft makes it's fifth flight

2022-05-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Too cool! https://youtu.be/Y94leShOYcY https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/worlds-largest-plane-pulls-off-its-latest-flight-test/ar-AAWZS7i?li=BBnb7Kz -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain “Basic research is what

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ermit" for it's annual inspection at an airport 150 miles away. On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 3:35 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > On 05/05/2022 2:59 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > Unless the cam is sitting in the oil, I don't think the

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
deep the rust was. YMMV. On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 2:54 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 04/05/2022 6:24 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > Starting a car that has been sitting and having its engine being "OK" are > > two different

Re: [MBZ] I got COVID and am unable to finish project. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300TD RUST FREE EURO SPEC CAR ENGINE OUT OF CAR - $3, 000

2022-05-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No manual turbo diesels in the US, but plenty of versions for the rest of the world according to the MB Tech Data books. On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 10:07 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah it does look pretty good. > > Wheels look wrong. Not bad really, I just can't

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes - "Camguard" - but you have to use it before the engine sits for a long time. I use it in our cars because we only drive them every other week or so. I also use it in the airplane because I never know when it might be down for more than a couple of weeks. On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 7:15 PM Rick

Re: [MBZ] Hasn’t been started in in some time, but ran fine before. 1976 Mercedes Benz 240D - $5,499 (St Petersburg)

2022-05-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Starting a car that has been sitting and having its engine being "OK" are two different things. One of the big killers is rust on the cam from the oil having drained off. The rust grinds the cam followers shedding metal into the engine. Yes, it's running, but for how long before it self-destructs?

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-05-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Perhaps more info than you want, but this is a decent write-up on lead/acid batteries followed by another one a chargers: A look at the differences between auto and aircraft batteries, plus some tips on maintenance. Bob Fritz - May 20, 2009 The engine wont start, or it turns slowly. But your

Re: [MBZ] I found a new toy for OK Don

2022-05-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
y operations here. Helicopters and fixed wing > aircraft, both doing touch and gos and working out of the field. > > -D > > > On May 2, 2022, at 5:06 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > That's what turbochargers are for! > > Flagstaff is only 7000 ft - just t

Re: [MBZ] I found a new toy for OK Don

2022-05-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's what turbochargers are for! Flagstaff is only 7000 ft - just takes a bit more runway. On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 1:44 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > YOU JUST NEED MO PAWAH!!! > > --FT > > On 5/2/22 2:34 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote: > > Not in

Re: [MBZ] I found a new toy for OK Don

2022-05-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yup - part 103 helicopter - no license or training required to earn a Darwin award. https://pilotteacher.com/do-you-need-a-pilots-license-to-fly/ On Sun, May 1, 2022 at 10:02 PM mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: > On 2022-05-01 22:46, mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: > > > > > It looks something like

Re: [MBZ] I found a new toy for OK Don

2022-05-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A lot of two place aircraft are in the weight range. Both of my experimental aircraft will weigh less than that empty. I don't have any interest in a helicopter - but it does sound like something that Kaleb needs! On Sun, May 1, 2022 at 4:39 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Work proceeding on the 606 stripped tensioner bolt repair

2022-04-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Atta boy! On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 3:54 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It is done, time sert installed and tensioner installed and torqued to > full spec. The hole is probably stronger now than from the factory. > > > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Apr 30, 2022,

Re: [MBZ] Oh wow I might have to have this

2022-04-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmm - when did the 240D in the W115 chassis come out? I thought they went with key start instead of the pull knob when the 240D replaced the 220D. On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 2:26 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > And it’s not too far off on the price either. Appears

Re: [MBZ] Sunday Fedex delivery?

2022-04-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That sort of thing builds brand loyalty, and word of mouth advertising that is hard to equal any other way. They are doing just fine. On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 2:03 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Chewy did the same for our cat food that wasn't tasty: gave a

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
High internal resistance? On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 7:35 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > What would cause a battery to discharge after a week or 2 of sitting on > the shelf but tests good? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:16 PM, Jim Cathey

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's my guess --- On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 6:13 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So stick it in a car and leave the lights on for days, several times in a > row? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Apr 29, 2022, at 6:11 PM, O

Re: [MBZ] Walmart AGM battery

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A couple of very deep discharges/charges? On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 6:06 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Baking soda in the cells? > > -D > > On Apr 29, 2022, at 7:04 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
> > the trigger. > > > > Does it just snap into place or are there fasteners? > > > > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 3:35 PM mitch--- via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > > wrote: > > > >> On 2022-04-29 15:20, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > &g

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
y get a PPI before pulling > the trigger. > > Does it just snap into place or are there fasteners? > > On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 3:35 PM mitch--- via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > On 2022-04-29 15:20, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > >

Re: [MBZ] Missing engine cover

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
While it could have some effect on the airflow, these engines are water cooled! I believe the cover is solely cosmetic. On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 2:17 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I truly doubt that. It looks as though it would do the exact opposite. > > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes adventure worthy of watching

2022-04-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Well, that led to a big time suck - but it is a very interesting story! On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 6:32 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFFResBE3O0 > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Brake dust woes

2022-04-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Make that Extreme Simple Green - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simple-Green-5-Gal-Extreme-Aircraft-and-Precision-Cleaner-010113405/301277024 It's OK for aircraft, shouldn't hurt your wheels. I use it with one of the air powered siphon sprayer guns and hot/warm water. It takes the exhaust residue

Re: [MBZ] I Simply Don't Know What to Say...

2022-04-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The downforce from the wing is keeping the trunk lid down --- doesn't look like it latches. On Sat, Apr 23, 2022 at 8:52 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That's the special high-performance autobahn cruiser variant, good for > 65mph and the wing keeps it planted

Re: [MBZ] OT: 1953 MG

2022-04-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There's nothing wrong with an MG that 200+ HP won't cure! On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 7:47 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A newer one > > > https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/bloomington-1977-mg/7474286563.html > > > On Thu, Apr 21, 2022, at 3:57 PM, dan

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The other factor is that software is usually considered to be rented or leased, not owned by the user who pays for it - even old installed applications like Office IIRC. So why should the software running the car be any different? On Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 2:33 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They are still in the infancy stage - take another look in 20 years or so. On Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 1:57 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Seems like a silly system, I see wanting to write but the base > configuration should be on non-volitile storage with the drive

Re: [MBZ] Truth On Repairability

2022-04-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have a Kenmore fridge, top french doors, bottom freezer. THe ice maker died and was replaced twice under warranty. THe next time it "died", the warranty was expired, so I messed with it and figured out that the switch that keeps it from dumping when you open the bottom door - with a bit of

Re: [MBZ] OT - Planespotting

2022-04-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My Cessna is worth 67% more now than it was pre-Covid. I need to get the experimentals flying before the market crashes so I can cash out the Cessna. Of course, the cost of materials for the experiments is increasing as well. On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 11:52 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Why is diesel $1 more than unleaded?

2022-04-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I should add that I bought 65 gallons of regular UL today (sans ethanol) - cost $250! However, it beats the airport price of 100LL at $6.50/gallon! On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 5:20 PM OK Don wrote: > Supply and demand - keep raising the price until demand drops, then adjust > the price back one

Re: [MBZ] Why is diesel $1 more than unleaded?

2022-04-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Supply and demand - keep raising the price until demand drops, then adjust the price back one notch. Free market at work. On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 4:41 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Excuse of heating oil should be over. > > Sent from my iPhone > >

Re: [MBZ] Unimog truck with Case 580C mounted on it 2005 Mercedes Unimog 419 see tractor, $22, 000

2022-04-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Why is it still listed for sale then??? Get on it! On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 1:03 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I need this really bad > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/737627663932446 > > -- > --FT > > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] 16CLS63AMG - 39k miles - $33,500

2022-04-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You're missing the point of it. It has nothing to do with the longevity of the car, nor your pocket book in any way. It is meant to reduce the amount of gasoline burnt that isn't propelling the car. Simply lowering the total amount of gas burned, not reducing your gas bill or total operating costs

Re: [MBZ] More ethanol!

2022-04-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The only reason Exx is cheaper than straight gas is the government subsidy to use ethanol. It's a shell game that works because voters are so stupid. On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 5:43 PM mitch--- via Mercedes wrote: > On 2022-04-13 17:51, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: > > On Wed, Apr 13, 2022, at

Re: [MBZ] Leather seat restoration

2022-04-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What? You didn't use Leatherique I thought that was the ONLY thing this MB group used on leather. On Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 1:08 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > These results are pretty amazing. He spent a lot of time undoing > previous "restoration" so

Re: [MBZ] Air France #AF11 B777 fails to respond

2022-04-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If you lose a prop blade in a fixed wing, the vibration will tear the engine off the front of the plane and the massive imbalance will prevent a graceful descent. Same end result as in the copter. On Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 11:29 PM M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Nothing trippier than passing someone with this very comfortable & very fast supercharged Jaguar.

2022-04-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Look at the trunk lid - it's magic mushrooms, not LSD. Why did they leave the interior stock? On Sat, Apr 9, 2022 at 10:43 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > When LSD has taken up permanent residence > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1820322878170875 > >

Re: [MBZ] OT - RaspberryPI

2022-04-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
sing over in real time. > > -D > > > On Apr 8, 2022, at 3:37 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > So is he trying to receive ADS-B to feed FlightAware? It should be a > > standard Linux WiFi setup - IIRC you have to edit a txt file with your > WiFi

Re: [MBZ] OT - RaspberryPI

2022-04-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So is he trying to receive ADS-B to feed FlightAware? It should be a standard Linux WiFi setup - IIRC you have to edit a txt file with your WiFi SSID, p/w, etc. It depends on how the OS is configured. I use one to receive ADS-B in the airplane and feed the info to a navigation tablet. In this case

Re: [MBZ] Perhaps somebody needs this? No idea if crack or not but maybe OK Don would know.

2022-04-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's a reasonable price in today's market. Aircraft prices went up at least as much as used cars, if not more so. That engine might go another 2000 hrs before it needs an overhaul, if it's flown regularly. On Wed, Apr 6, 2022 at 4:55 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] AC Machines

2022-04-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Like Allen said, money is time - give them the money to fix it, and spend your time doing something you really want to do instead of messing with that machine. On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 8:42 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > If it were me and I trusted the shop I would

Re: [MBZ] Stealerships

2022-04-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Umm, isn't "air" 79% nitrogen? On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 1:32 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > And don't forget the nitrogen fill in the new tires. > > I do that, but I'm not too rigorous. I figure if it's at > least 3/4 nitrogen I'm doing good. > > -- Jim > > >

Re: [MBZ] Dead battery

2022-04-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I thought that was the optimum charging voltage - it is for my airplane's flooded lead acid battery anyway. On Mon, Apr 4, 2022 at 2:56 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Ok, so I’m guessing then that the voltage regulator is the culprit > considering the

Re: [MBZ] OT: "Special" video

2022-04-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I see that Coleman iron in the background! On Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 11:40 AM Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I gave mine to you. > > On Fri, Apr 1, 2022, 12:36 PM Curt Raymond wrote: > > > You're just jealous that you don't have one. ;) > > > > -Curt > > > > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Could have been disaster

2022-03-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
BTDT, but in a small vehicle. The owners manual for the F150 says to replace all five tires every 7 years regardless of tread wear or condition. Being cheap, and not seeing any cracks in the sidewall, and since they live in a garage most of the time, I'll wait until next year (10 yrs since new) to

Re: [MBZ] need to make a shim

2022-03-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
iece >> of metal around the right size? >> >> On 3/30/2022 7:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: >> > Take an appropriate sized plate, drill the right diameter hole for the >> end >> > of the slot, then saw from the edge to the sides of the hole. A metal >>

Re: [MBZ] need to make a shim

2022-03-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Any idea on where I might find a piece > of metal around the right size? > > On 3/30/2022 7:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > Take an appropriate sized plate, drill the right diameter hole for the > end > > of the slot, then saw from the edge to the sides of the hole.

Re: [MBZ] need to make a shim

2022-03-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Take an appropriate sized plate, drill the right diameter hole for the end of the slot, then saw from the edge to the sides of the hole. A metal bandsaw makes it easy. On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 5:39 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > This is a shim that is used on

Re: [MBZ] Diamond plate

2022-03-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I bought some in the Aviation aisle at Home Depot - made rudder pedals from it, will make floor boards later. On Sun, Mar 27, 2022 at 5:07 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > Suggest you drill out the rivets on the remaining plate, use it as a > pattern to make a mirror image piece to match the

Re: [MBZ] Oh my

2022-03-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OUCH! That should have come with a warning! On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 9:40 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/738303637154530/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > >

Re: [MBZ] Regina’s Nuts….

2022-03-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
True --- On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 8:22 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > “Regina’s Bolts” wasn’t as funny. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Mar 21, 2022, at 5:57 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > First, they are bolts, n

Re: [MBZ] plate readers

2022-03-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't understand the point that you can get caught breaking the law (speeding), but they can't do anything about it. Just seems wrong. On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 7:57 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The basic principle is that anything happening in public

Re: [MBZ] Regina’s Nuts….

2022-03-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
First, they are bolts, not nuts. Second, if you would drill and safety wire them, it would be obvious at a glance that they were loose from the lack of twisted safety wire. Darn - now I might have to do that to my cars - like I need yet another thing to do. On Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 6:36 PM Kaleb

Re: [MBZ] plate readers

2022-03-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin Of course, it doesn't mean what is looks like: https://www.npr.org/2015/03/02/390245038/ben-franklins-famous-liberty-safety-quote-lost-its-context-in-21st-century --

Re: [MBZ] $6K Repair or Different Vehicle

2022-03-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's a car - so it's "well traveled". On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:20 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It's not old it's Experienced. > > On Sat, Mar 19, 2022 at 6:13 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > And I’ll give you $550 for

Re: [MBZ] MB battery factory in AL

2022-03-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
gt; On Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 9:50 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > >> > > >>> There was an article in the local rag about an Exide battery factory > in > > >> SC > > >>> that

Re: [MBZ] OT: For True Computer Nerds

2022-03-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Excellent! Thanks for sharing. On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 7:16 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://youtu.be/xCGu5Z_vaps > > > Rick > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > >

[MBZ] MB battery factory in AL

2022-03-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Coming to a backyard near you --- https://www.autoweek.com/news/a39453978/mercedes-benz-battery-factory-alabama/ -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am

Re: [MBZ] Rare customized Euro 280SL C on BAT

2022-03-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It went for $15,555. On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > AZ car with manual shift, velour seats, rear deck lid spoiler, AMG badge, > after market radio and wheels, rear crank windows, and non period third > brake light. A Thinking

Re: [MBZ] Renault Dauphine Deluxe 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE,$6,500

2022-03-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ember once > he worked like 3 nights in a row to overhaul the engine from underneath, > pulled the crank and pistons and all. My dad would check on him > occasionally and they would smoke cigarettes. > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > > On Mar 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM, OK Don via Me

Re: [MBZ] Renault Dauphine Deluxe 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE,$6,500

2022-03-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A friend had one when we were in high school. The engine would not blow up if you kept it under 50MPH, go over and it was major overhaul time - again. On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 10:34 AM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > If I recall correctly, the local dealer sold them for $1,400 out the door > with a

Re: [MBZ] Out for Delivery?

2022-03-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our Amazon drivers seem to be the best of the bunch around here - they always leave the package where I specified - on the shelf beside the front door. UPS and Fedex are all over the place, including once leaving my box at the intersection between our street and the joining one - 400 feet from our

Re: [MBZ] Out for Delivery?

2022-03-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I ordered some tools, checked the delivery status on Tuesday evening at 6:45PM, and it said "delivered to front porch at 8:10PM" - amazing ability to predict the future, however, the package never arrived. This was DHL. Got a refund and ordered from another vendor. On Sun, Mar 13, 2022 at 3:17 PM

[MBZ] Corn based ethanol

2022-03-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As we already knew, it's a stupid idea, probably driven by big agriculture. https://youtu.be/F-yDKeya4SU -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”

Re: [MBZ] 540K replica running on Chevy small block v8. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, $30, 000

2022-03-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Amen! Exactly what I was thinking. On Sat, Mar 12, 2022 at 3:06 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > I would like to see one done that used a Mercedes V12 engine, with a metal > body. > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

Re: [MBZ] OT - new fangled vehicles and battery replacement

2022-03-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
in my 2013 F150 several times and > >> never worried about keeping power on. You will need to reset the clock > >> etc but I cannot recall any adverse issues. I suppose the computer has > >> to relearn some things but that may not be a bad thing. > >> > >>

Re: [MBZ] 5 Best Mercedes SUVs to buy and 5 to avoid

2022-03-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Both? On Thu, Mar 10, 2022 at 10:50 AM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > *Merde* as to the quality of the cars critiqued or the editorial content? > > On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 11:16 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > I think

Re: [MBZ] OT - new fangled vehicles and battery replacement

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
et the clock > etc but I cannot recall any adverse issues. I suppose the computer has > to relearn some things but that may not be a bad thing. > > Randy > > On 3/9/2022 8:38 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > I'm thinking it's time to replace the original battery in our 2013

[MBZ] OT - new fangled vehicles and battery replacement

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I'm thinking it's time to replace the original battery in our 2013 F150, just in case it dies when I'm away from home. The question is, do I need to maintain 12v to the car while changing batteries? If so, how - via the lighter socket or juggling wires with another battery as I change them? I

Re: [MBZ] 10 Mercedes to never buy used

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - they are dinging the cars for recalls - which if executed, should have resolved the issues by now, making the cars "bullet-proof" Mercedes. Of course, the rest of the issues might not have surfaced yet. On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 4:38 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] $168

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What else did he buy while he was there, a new battery? On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It’s actually $4.99, so he blew it out of proportion. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Mar 9, 2022, at 6:26 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] A story AZ bob and other might find interesting

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Why bother? That's what USP and Fedex are for --- On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 4:44 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Will my TSA Pre status let me bring it through security? > > -D > > > On Mar 9, 2022, at 4:13 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] Oil

2022-03-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have an old KitchenAide mixer with the dough hook, my wife does the rest. We also make a lot of our pasta from scratch - using that Italian roller thing. On Wed, Mar 9, 2022 at 3:29 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 09/03/2022 12:40 PM, Curt Raymond via

Re: [MBZ] I’m not sure if I heard this correctly

2022-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Classic supply and demand - what's to be surprised about? On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 10:25 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > News just now said something about if we cut off import of oil from Russia > prices will go up even further. So these prices now are WITH

Re: [MBZ] Craig

2022-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No, it wasn't posted here - thanks for letting us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig - it's going to be rough for him. On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 5:13 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I am not sure if this was posted here or not. If it was I did not see it.

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I wouldn't want to have to buy pellets when I have so much wood on the lot, and don't want to have to make sawdust to compress into pellets - seems like a solution looking for a problem to me. On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 1:37 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I think I

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
our previous house was built in 1978 with a floor over a crawl space. The floor was insulated when it was built. I can't believe that the houses in Kaleb's neck of the woods don't have insulated floors. On Sun, Mar 6, 2022 at 1:29 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Gas prices and when will they affect used car prices

2022-03-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I saw Diesel at $3.80 in town, then at $4.10 by the Interstate yesterday. On Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 10:20 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Diesel is $4.59! > > On Fri, Mar 4, 2022, at 11:18 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > Bodes well for us diesel lovers. > > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
bout 3-5 > minutes and I could be in any one of the units with minimal effort. > > > > -D > > > >> On Mar 1, 2022, at 11:19 AM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > >> > >> A neighbor of ours had all his tools and the three bladed prop for his &

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Doesn' t work too well when you live 15 miles away from the hangar, and don't go there every day. He was un-insured to boot. On Tue, Mar 1, 2022 at 12:33 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That’s why you have dogs and weapons > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Shop door

2022-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A neighbor of ours had all his tools and the three bladed prop for his Cessna 210 stolen one night by thieves that removed the screws from a panel of the sheet metal on his hangar. Instant door. On Tue, Mar 1, 2022 at 8:29 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Big knife,

Re: [MBZ] I am sick of buying nice cars for SWMBO

2022-02-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Lessons don't work for those for whom the fault is always someone else's. On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 1:07 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Lessons are only for those willing to learn, and to apply productively the > gained knowledge > > --FT > Sent from iFōn > > >

Re: [MBZ] I am sick of buying nice cars for SWMBO

2022-02-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You are a slow learner On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 10:13 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > Sent from my iPhone___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe

[MBZ] FYI - G-Class history

2022-02-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/why-mercedes-launched-a-go-anywhere-car/ss-BB1daHve -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.” Wernher Von

[MBZ] OT(?) swapping an M137 V12 into other cars

2022-02-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
THis guy is doing the reverse of the SBC into a Mercedes - he has a Mercedes V12 in a Corvette, and is moving it to another project - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWu84S2LCQ0 -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

Re: [MBZ] WiFi extender

2022-02-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A mesh network is a series of routers and extenders that are easier to deploy - just do it. On Sun, Feb 20, 2022 at 8:08 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Ahh, if there was only a world-wide resource you could use to find out > more... > > Start here: >

Re: [MBZ] CDI or BlueTec

2022-02-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We had a 2012 Passat and a 2001 ML320. The Passat seats were not up to Mercedes comfort and the wind noise was noticeably greater than a W124. The ML seats were more comfortable than the Passat, about the same as a W124, but as others have said, the ride is harder - more like a truck. However, we

Re: [MBZ] 5 speed manual transmission. 1984 Mercedes-Benz 190d, $7, 000

2022-02-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Possibly, but not on that car. On Sat, Feb 19, 2022 at 3:46 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Weren't those stock wheels? > > On Sat, Feb 19, 2022, 9:50 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Fugly wheels but otherwise looks decent

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
> weight? > > > On Sat, Feb 19, 2022, at 1:15 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > Delivery on an almost 400 lb. barrel is not cheap. > > > > On Sat, Feb 19, 2022 at 11:51 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > >

Re: [MBZ] Diesel oil

2022-02-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Delivery on an almost 400 lb. barrel is not cheap. On Sat, Feb 19, 2022 at 11:51 AM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah $9/qt is about normal retail price. I am surprised there is no > discount buying in bulk. > > > On Sat, Feb 19, 2022, at 11:33 AM, G Mann via

Re: [MBZ] Should I buy back this package deal or former Snook/Okie Acres/OK Don cars?

2022-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They are the worse for the wear now --- On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 7:41 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Or maybe OK Don wants to buy his old cars back. > > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2230867990400645/ > > > Sent from my iPhone > >

Re: [MBZ] Metaltainment coming to a thread near you.

2022-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've watched several of Wray Schelin's ProShaper youtube videos - impressive work. Makes it look a lot easier than I find it, but then he's using thicker and softer aluminum than I am. On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 6:52 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > If you want to

Re: [MBZ] Metaltainment coming to a thread near you.

2022-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Cool! Keep the photos of progress coming! On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 5:08 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yes, I’m going to embark on a 240D quarter panel rust repair project soon! > > > > Sent from my iPhone___ >

[MBZ] Speaking of fancy MB stuff -

2022-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Watch this video of the S-class. They almost figured out the side crash situation. They only raise the car 8cm - they should have it jump high enough that the other car drives under it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10gHrOrlL8 -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the

Re: [MBZ] 2013 Smart Car *CHEAP* - 30k miles - $1,750

2022-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Watch the entire video - the passenger compartment stays intact, but , just like parachuting, it's the sudden stop that will kill you, even if you aren't crushed in a pile of metal. I wonder how an S class does at 70 into concrete? On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 2:51 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <

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