Re: [MBZ] Nothing *issues me off worse...

2021-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We smoke whole ducks, never just a half, usually two at a time. Great eating! On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 8:00 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Like a smoked half duck? I've never heard of such a thing. How was it? > > I'll have to ask my buddy with the BBQ truck if he

Re: [MBZ] On the Subject of Early MB Slushbox Shifters...

2021-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"Speed shifting" is how they explained it. On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 6:38 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 2021-03-07 18:15, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > Back when I was working in a foreign car shop in college, we frequently > > repl

Re: [MBZ] OT Bathroom Vent Fans - Vent half-bath to attached garage?

2021-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You could vent it up through the ceiling into the attic? On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 5:37 PM Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > OK thanks all, I hadn't thought about that code thing. Wouldn't want to > create a hazard. Glad I asked the question. > - > Max >

Re: [MBZ] On the Subject of Early MB Slushbox Shifters...

2021-03-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Back when I was working in a foreign car shop in college, we frequently replaced transmissions in spritgets (AH Sprite, MG Midget) due to reverse being to the right of 4th gear - shifting from third to reverse and letting the clutch out threw the idler gear out the side of the case. On Sun, Mar

Re: [MBZ] This Has It All

2021-03-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Three points, 1 - if you have two drivers who need to be mobile at the same time, and you have older cars, you need N+1 vehicles - 3 in your case. 2 - this is a temporary situation, you'll be back to driving all over the country in a year or two. 3 - A cool car can be a fun hobby, an alternative

[MBZ] OT: Car Sales Tanked in 2020, but Dealerships Had Their Most Profitable Year Ever

2021-03-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Interesting phenomenon: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/car-sales-tanked-in-2020-but-dealerships-had-their-most-profitable-year-ever/ar-BB1eeBWx?li=BBnb4R5 Look for the depreciation specials in a few years? -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I did have wires and an electric fence charger set up on the bird feeder running on a timer to only be active at night to keep the racoons and opossums out of the bird feed. It worked very well until the feeder rotted enough that I replaced it (8 years). I haven't needed to use it on the new

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
gt; I was going to suggest much the same, only maybe just a .177 pump rifle to > minimize the potential impact on the neighbors and to avoid getting afoul > of the local ordinances regarding the use of firearms within city/county > limits. > > -D > > > On Mar 1, 2021, at 4:31 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I have found that this has cured our squirrel problem: https://www.startpage.com/av/proxy-image?piurl=https%3A%2F%2Fpictures.gunauction.com%2F4241203238%2F14884068%2F20180519142247-4631.jpg=1614634055T62c47a84b1591b30ae65813e25b2c92c3eb3c3d03456450be9a7856719abbbd2 There is still one in the area,

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

2021-03-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
To reduce the losses from the transmission lines, the thorium reactors should be close to the points of use. I want one in my backyard --- On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 1:54 PM Scott Ritchey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Baring some major battery technology > breakthrough,

Re: [MBZ] I guess early 123 diesels did have pull start knobs

2021-02-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The "choke" in my W115 cars was an idle speed control - more idle speed for starting instead of a bit of pedal with your foot. On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 7:51 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I don't know what a "pull start knob" is but what is a "choke" on a > diesel?

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

2021-02-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Remember when it was at or over $4/gal? I wonder where this is headed. On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 6:17 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yes Typically, Flagstaff is always more expensive than down here, but not > at this point in time. Diesel is hanging in at 2.80,

Re: [MBZ] Question For Max or Floyd

2021-02-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Oklahoma just started that this year I think - we got a letter telling us to keep the plate on our car if we sold it, and use it for the next car. Must be cheaper somehow. On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:04 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > In MA you're allowed to move

Re: [MBZ] where to get seatbelts re-webbed

2021-02-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Read the subject line - Seatbelts. On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 3:50 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Do you mean the netting on the back of the front bucket seats? > > On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 4:16 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] W210 - Unlocking steering column without key/fob in ignition

2021-02-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Never heard of that problem, but I'd try soldering the coil back to the board. Otherwise, get 4 car dollies - the curved steel plates with casters under, jack up the car, put one dolly under each wheel, and push it wherever you want!

Re: [MBZ] Sprinter breaks itself

2021-02-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Trade it in for a rebuilt alternator and be done with it --- On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:17 PM Rick Hawkins Java Letterpress Cycles Photon via Mercedes wrote: > Folks, > > So the 2004 Dodge Benz Sprinter space hauler has been sitting for about > two months With the windshield removed while I

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

2021-02-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Bend a length of stiff wire with a short "L" on the end. With the wheel mounted, remove one bolt, insert the "L" end of the wire, and feel where it goes through the drum. Mark the outside to measure the length. Compare that to the bolt - I'd want the bolts to be a little (1mm ?) shorter than the

[MBZ] OT: Attn Curt

2021-02-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do you have one of these? If not, you need this one! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-chrysler-sno-runner-4/ -- 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

[MBZ] OT - battery capacity testing

2021-02-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This from a review of this: http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=cba4 "The CBA does it's job. The only problem is with the defination of it's maximum power load. When I called them to get a better defination of the spec., I got a very rude and incomplete answer. I'd like

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Oklahoma official line is 65+ or mitigating circumstances. I got my first one last Friday, second dose in mid March. I has very little soreness in the arm the two days after the shot, no other symptoms ( Pfizer ). On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 10:36 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] 1999 Mercedes Benz ML320,$1,000

2021-02-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think he's saying that it is there, but will probably break on your way home. On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:05 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > How can it run without the belt? > > On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 12:56 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Mattresses

2021-02-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have one as do two of our kids, and we all love them. The only disadvantage Isee to them is that they don't haul off the old mattress for you.. We give them a 5 out of 5 star rating. On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 3:53 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I’m not sure. No

Re: [MBZ] 606 on the roof?

2021-02-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We hauled a M117 cast iron complete engine in a Plymouth Voyager minivan once. We loaded and unloaded it with engine hoists, and Curt is correct - there is very little room for the lifting arm - it has to be chained to the engine as low as possible. Rent a truck or trailer if you have a hitch. On

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Exactly, and I'm at the point where the remaining time is becoming both less and more valuable. I find myself more willing to trade $s for time --- On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 5:24 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I guess there's also the DIY option... > >

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8=1 On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 5:02 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > OK Don via Mercedes writes: > > > Since it can be as much as four weeks between times we drive our > > vehicles now, I keep them both (all three if you count the

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:01 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Newer cars _hate_ sitting for weeks at a time because nobody is going > anywhere. > > -- Jim > Since it can be as much as four weeks between times we drive our vehicles now, I keep them both (all three if

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Are the exhaust valve stems in a NA engine filled with sodium like the turbo ones are? If not - On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 9:25 AM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Didn't STS sell a kit? As long as the boost is kept modest and the fuel is > not increased too much, it

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
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 :-) > > On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:58 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com>

Re: [MBZ] Is this a scam?

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Buy one and let us know :-) On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:58 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's a risk you have to be willing to take - don't have a fire caused by a burning wood fire. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:52 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > But, if you have a fire, they will deny coverage . . . > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the

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

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes, it's all very fishy from what they're telling us - smacks of gross incompetence. We had a single incidence of a "rolling blackout" due to the system not being able to meet demand - over a 14 state area. I lasted about an hour and 15 minutes. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:50 PM Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ose to -50F that night which is why we had an issue. I > don't think I had ever seen it that cold before and I have not seen it > that cold since. > > I don't think you would have any problem at -14F. > > Randy > > On 16/02/2021 6:17 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When Germany (IIRC) out-lawed incandescent bulbs, someone started selling them as heat globes without government interference. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:42 PM Scott Ritchey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That's why I keep my old incandescent bulbs; heat. I have two bulbs near >

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

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There has been an undercurrent of Texit since the civil war. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 4:20 PM Scott Ritchey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The decisions that limit current Texas power sharing were made long before > anyone heard of TEXIT. > > -- > OK Don > > "Whenever you find

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

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Apparently they knew there would be problems ten years ago, but haven't had the will to do anything about it. This mostly stems from their latent desire to succeed from the union anyway, so why would they want federal involvement in their power generation/distribution? On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] OT LG Mini-split head unit inop

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
First, check where the other end of the thermocouple wire goes and connects to the circuit board. Check the traces where it connects, etc. Second, if you want to use the new one, plaster heat sink grease (CPU?) on both and zip tie or wire wrap the new one onto the old one??? On Wed, Feb 17, 2021

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 2:57 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Randy Bennell via Mercedes writes: > > > Around here, the insurance companies discourage any sort of wood > > burning stove with demands for expensive inspections and higher > > insurance charges. > > In

Re: [MBZ] More heat pump

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They like to charge us what they are going to charge you ... There are two natural gas pipelines running on the west and north sides of our airport, but they can't be bothered to run lines to our houses, so we get propane trucked in instead. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 2:34 PM Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] More heat pump

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's how ours worked in the previous house in Norman. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 12:37 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Well I will be darned, it’s up to 23 and the heat pump finally shut off. I > guess it runs constantly when it gets down to below 22. I have

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OK, thanks - that's good to know! On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:38 AM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I think I have told this story before. > New Year's Eve either 1974 or 1975, my wife and I were still living in > Ontario. We lived in a small house heated by oil.

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

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's all relative - it almost felt warm this morning when I went out to feed the birds at +12°F compared to -12°F two days ago. When the average "cold" temp is 45, 29 will be very cold. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 11:26 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I noticed that

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When we replaced the carport with a garage, the carport moved to the north edge of the property, and now is half full of wood, the rest is full of carts, trailers, wagons, potting soil and the such. On Wed, Feb 17, 2021 at 9:12 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > My

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
WHen I spoke to our geothermal guy about running from a generator he said we'd need a "soft start" kit for the heat pump to limit the massive startup current draw. Probably something similar to this:

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Feb 16, 2021, at 5:31 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > i've been trying to choose between Diesel and propane for a whole house > > generator, and decided in favor of propane due to this -14°F night. I > have > > doubts that a Diesel genset would have started

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
> heater attached to the block. > > Randy > > On 16/02/2021 5:30 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > i've been trying to choose between Diesel and propane for a whole house > > generator, and decided in favor of propane due to this -14°F night. I > have > > doubts

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
i've been trying to choose between Diesel and propane for a whole house generator, and decided in favor of propane due to this -14°F night. I have doubts that a Diesel genset would have started when they turned to power off at 7AM this morning. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 4:39 PM Kaleb Striplin via

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Strip in the interior out of one of those scrap cars and use it to store the firewood. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > That’s pretty cool > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 16, 2021, at 2:35 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > > > >  > >

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Got the hot/cold blasts confused. This one is hot - https://lanternnet.com/product/dietz-10-monarch-hot-blast-lantern/ On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 5:17 PM OK Don wrote: > Like this one? Might keep an 8X8X8 well house above freezing with -10°F > temps? Your like went to a 30W incandescent bulb: >

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Like this one? Might keep an 8X8X8 well house above freezing with -10°F temps? Your like went to a 30W incandescent bulb: https://lanternnet.com/product/dietz-80-blizzard-cold-blast-lantern/ On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:04 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > A look at

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

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Another example of the six P's : Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance - the only thing I learned in two years of ROTC. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > https://extension.psu.edu/understanding-natural-gas-compressor-stations > >

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Is the blower 120V? If so, use an inverter and a car battery to run it. If not 120V, use a 12V computer fan like Jim said. Zip tie it in front of the intake for the blower. Our power was off for an hour this morning, since it was almost exactly an hour I assume it was a rolling blackout. It came

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Sunspot 25 is starting, they're coming back! (Means skip will be increasing so I can radio my friends down under in the mornings and evenings). On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:38 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Actually it is caused by a bifurcation of the polar vortex

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As Allen said, when there's no heat in the air, it can't pump any, and is probably smart enough not to try. If the aux heat strips are working, then it's doing what it's supposed to do. Leave it alone and get some sleep (if the power stays on). OG is threatening rolling two hour blackouts if

Re: [MBZ] OT Texas wind turbines

2021-02-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No, right on. On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:35 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >Clean energy can't keep up with climate change! >We need more clean > energy! > > Yep. Thorium. The REAL clean energy. > To bad most politicians in charge of such things are absolute

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When we got our first delivery of propane here, we were told (doesn't mean it's true) that state law requires a propane company to inspect the entire system before dispensing propane. This is a one time thing with each supplier you use. They started at the tank, checked for leaks with an

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
All the propane powered genny sets that I've read the specs on say they require a liquid propane line, not the gas. That solves the evaporation cooling problem, and delivers more BTU to the genny engine, though they are still very thirsty, as propane has a fraction (I should know but don't

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I need to do the same, but there will be a bunch of re-wiring to be done. Our system is a mess form historical add-ons and no requirement to follow codes. Is LP and propane the same thing? On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 5:37 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I would like

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
From the news today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/here-are-some-of-the-car-models-most-likely-to-be-in-shorter-supply-due-to-the-global-chip-shortage/ar-BB1dFRHk?li=BBnb7Kz On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:56 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > I can wait, I’m

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's a state of mind, you know if you are one. On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 11:25 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > 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

Re: [MBZ] Some of the things you might see on 123 fakebook

2021-02-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Another reason to avoid fakebook like the plague ... On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Try this > > On 2/13/2021 7:42 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: > > Nothing? > > > > -D > > > >> On Feb 13, 2021, at 8:04 PM, Kaleb Striplin via

[MBZ] OT - it's COLD out there

2021-02-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Found a good use for the cold temps - defrost the freezer! We keep the chest freezed fairly full, and it's needed defrosting for a couple of years now. We emptied it into boxes, put the boxes outside (it's warmed up to 19°F), used a heat gun to loosen the frost/ice, scooped up the larger pieces,

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I used to go in for my "annual checkup" with the doc once every ten years or so. Now I go in for my annual geezer checkup every year. "getting old ain't for the faint of heart, but it beats the alternative", and being retired almost makes up for it. On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 11:57 AM Floyd Thursby

Re: [MBZ] OT heat pump aux heat

2021-02-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
we stayed there I would have taken him up on it. There was a big > annual property tax credit from the state for having geothermal,too. > > -D > > > On Feb 12, 2021, at 1:17 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Our geothermal heat pump has been doing fine so far -

Re: [MBZ] OT heat pump aux heat

2021-02-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our geothermal heat pump has been doing fine so far - it's 12°F here now - hasn't turned on the resistive strips yet. It's supposed to get to -7 Monday so that will be a real test. The house is a "modular home", code for a gussy'd up double wide, 1600 sq. ft., and leaky. On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] how do you jack up your car in your garage?

2021-02-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I always consider where the jack stands are going to go when deciding where to jack it. Since the MB diff is mounted to the chassis, I never worried about using it. On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 2:11 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Interesting that everyone appears to

Re: [MBZ] how do you jack up your car in your garage?

2021-02-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Floor jack. On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:55 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Floor jack > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Feb 11, 2021, at 12:42 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > I use a floor jack either under the diff

Re: [MBZ] Anybody need a 4.5?

2021-02-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Is the SEC powertrain different from that of an SEL? I thought they were the same. On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 10:26 AM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > No but I could use a powertrain from a 560sec if anyone has one sitting > around. > > On Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 8:04 AM M.

Re: [MBZ] 1929 gazelle kit car. Needs work. Incapable to do so.. make ofer

2021-02-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It might take some cutting and welding, but anything can fit On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 9:45 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Would a 606 fit? > > > https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/d/jacksonville-1929-kitcar/7275622992.html > > -- > --FT > > >

Re: [MBZ] Car Maintenance Log App

2021-02-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've been using the small notebooks since my first car in 1966. However, I only record fuel, oil, and filter changes in them. On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 8:14 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 19:01:50 -0700 Bob Rentfro via Mercedes > wrote: > > > All you fancy boys. I still just

Re: [MBZ] Car Maintenance Log App

2021-02-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If you keep the file in the "cloud", you could access it almost anywhere from any device. On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 7:38 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You could build a spreadsheet in Google sheets... > -Curt > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side

Re: [MBZ] 1979 450SL white/red - $10,000

2021-02-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
An ice pick will tell how bad the rust is, though Andrew is probably right. I'd wonder about the ACC and all those old vacuum pods built in under the dash. No ACC if they aren't working, as well as the servo. Perhaps if you only drove it in topless weather, you wouldn't care about the ACC. Then

Re: [MBZ] OT: Dewalt of Milwaukee?

2021-02-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've been very happy with all the Dewalt tools I have. I REALLY like the gyroscopic screwdriver, but then again, the airplane is held together with screws that have to be R'd frequently. On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 6:26 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yellow vs Red,

Re: [MBZ] M117 chain tensioner priming

2021-02-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My 450SLC with the cast iron M117 sat for about that long, and started without issue when I was finished with it. I did nothing to prime the tensioner or oil system - non-event. On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 9:05 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I have a friend with a

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1968 Mercedes-Benz E-Class,$6,300

2021-02-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So, it worked! On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 12:29 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It doesn't look like stollen > > --FT > > On 2/5/21 1:24 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > "I removed the tires so it couldnt be stollen." > -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the

Re: [MBZ] Why do morons brag about things like this?

2021-02-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Advertising, without truth. On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 6:47 PM Meade Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > But it looks so cool! > - > Max > Charleston SC > > > On Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 7:37 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Nice cold

Re: [MBZ] OM602 glow plug R/R

2021-02-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't remember it being all that difficult. I do remember needing to use a 1/4" drive with extensions and a u-joint for something in there. On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 12:59 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Removing manifold looks like major PITA. Any thoughts? >

Re: [MBZ] OM602 glow plug R/R

2021-02-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes - remove the intake manifold. Buy new gaskets for each end of it. This is an opportunity to replace the hard and crumbling clips that hold the injections so they don't crack. If all the glow plugs are the same age, you might want to replace all of them while it's the easiest it will be to get

Re: [MBZ] Vacuum line mystery

2021-02-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The moral equivalent of the static port on an aircraft - a source of the ambient air pressure so it can adjust the mixture. The OM615 engine had a knob to turn as you climbed a mountain to keep from blowing unburnt fuel out the tailpipe. On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 4:53 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] My first car

2021-02-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yup - mine was a 1951 Beetle, it was mostly black, chipping away to reveal yellow. green, blue, etc. colors underneath. I don't know what color it was originally. I think I bought it in 1965. it burned/leaked a quart of oil a week, so I used the drained 50W oil from Dad's Cessna 195 which held 5

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-02-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OK, OK - I didn't think you'd want to see that level of detail: Only 25 total - 1951 VW deluxe bug 1100cc 1951 VW standard bug 1100cc 1957 Chevy Impala convertible, donated the four speed to the MGA 1961 MGA mkI installed an Olds 215ci V8 and four speed tranny 1970 220D that my Grandfather bought

Re: [MBZ] Nice looking 115

2021-01-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
More Texas sun has been shining on the seats than the door panels. The lighting for the photos also makes a big difference. I wonder whether the heater fan works??? Summer driver only? On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 5:31 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Perhaps, but they

Re: [MBZ] 1967 200D project - $2,200

2021-01-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > "That looks interesting" > Which reminds me of the old curse: "May you live in interesting times!" -- OK Don "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
From an aircraft perspective, you send your mags in for an IRAN every 500 hours whether they need it or not (according to the manufacturer). IRAN = inspect & repair as needed On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 12:30 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Back in the day, motorcycle

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
nuke plant commuter in 1985. >> >> Bob R >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> > On Jan 30, 2021, at 4:54 PM, OK Don via Mercedes >> wrote: >> > >> > 21 total: >> > MB- 10 (220D, 240D, 300D x2, 300D 2.5T x2, 300E, 300SDL, 450SLC, ML3

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
? > I had a 1951 Chevrolet Business Coupe as a daily driver for awhile in > 1979. A 1962 Falcon was the first car I used as my 110 mile a day to the > nuke plant commuter in 1985. > > Bob R > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jan 30, 2021, at 4:54 PM, OK Don via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Sort of OT Car totals

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
21 total: MB- 10 (220D, 240D, 300D x2, 300D 2.5T x2, 300E, 300SDL, 450SLC, ML320) VW - 4 Ford - 2 Toymotor - 2 MGA - 1 Subaru - 1 Chevy - 1 On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 5:47 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Oh yeah, I forgot about the ‘ 86 Nissan Maxima that was stolen

Re: [MBZ] OT ? for Andrew

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's about the same in OK. I knew several who retired, then came back at entry level jobs after a year. I asked one guy about why, and he said "I flunked retirement!" The job was something to do with people he knew and liked. Money was not part of the equation. On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 2:24 PM Dan

Re: [MBZ] Traveling to New Mexico

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
t; Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jan 30, 2021, at 11:29 AM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > Stay overnight in TX, dart across the border to get the car. > > > >> On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:23 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < > >> mercedes@okiebe

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1976 Mercedes 450SLC

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's just another State west from NM - make it a two car trip and get them both. It looks like the cats were moved from under the hood, though I'm not sure from the photos. On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 9:56 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You sir are correct. > > On

Re: [MBZ] Traveling to New Mexico

2021-01-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Stay overnight in TX, dart across the border to get the car. On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:23 PM Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Easier to ask forgiveness than permission. > > On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 6:26 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Prescription scams?

2021-01-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Absolutely! All the games with discount cards, etc. or pay full retail price that is marked up a LOT. It's disgraceful that you can buy the same thing at retail in other countries for a fraction of what they charge us. I believe it's the result of their lobbyists - we're getting the government we

Re: [MBZ] 2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 320 Sport Utility 4D, $1, 000

2021-01-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A million miles! On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 1:56 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > How long do those drivetrains last? > > On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 1:55 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Cheap ML with pimp wheels in Murder Beach,

Re: [MBZ] 240D linkage parts

2021-01-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Doesn't the W123 repair manual call out the adjustment procedure? RTFM (read the factory manual). On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 9:01 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > The possible pain points would be pivot points. I had one that was all > wallowed out. I don't recall what

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I just opened both needed blades, one on each side, never felt the need for another set. On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 7:30 AM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 2021-01-25 14:15, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: > > *Or splurge and buy single (long) gauges with the

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What Curt said - - I set the valves every spring and fall on the OM615, 616, and 617 engines. I never bent the wrenches, just used them straight, though I can see that it would have been a bit easier if I had. Of course, I had been setting valves on VW's for years before that, as well as MGs,

Re: [MBZ] Is this 240D worth putting some effort into or part out?

2021-01-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's a classic, entry level MB with a cult following - of course you need to save it! They don't make them anymore, remember? On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:07 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You do know the floor is rusted out? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jan

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Nope - just stopped counting while driving a steady 70, about 50 miles from snook's house. On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 12:41 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 2021-01-24 12:27, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > > Strange - the odometer in the 300D 2.5T

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The glow plugs only affect starting, then they turn off - they have no impact to power delivery. If it starts in the cold, they are fine. On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 11:51 AM Donald Snook via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > I’m wondering about the glow plugs too. Isn’t there a way to

Re: [MBZ] Initial thoughts of 240D was Re: Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 9:53 AM Donald Snook via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > I did check the mileage. I had to guess a little based on mileage traveled > on my GPS because the odometer quit. My calculations are probably pretty > close. 27.5 mpg. > Strange - the odometer in

Re: [MBZ] Instrument cluster Fuse?

2021-01-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think the issue is that he's on the road now, and would like to know how fast he's going and how much fuel he has while driving at night. He can fix it when he gets home, but what does he do tonight? I vote for a red led headlamp. I keep one in the airplane for night flying - as the instrument

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