Re: [MBZ] Some nice old Benzes

2018-10-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Beautiful machine! On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > On the subject of "Old Benzes" , this came up in the local CraigsList > postings. Thought it might be of interest to you all. > > https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/6724484217.html?lang=en=us > > On Sat, Oct 20,

Re: [MBZ] Boots

2018-10-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We used Snoseal for every year for years - but I avoid wet weather boot wearing activities now - haven't used it in quite a while, but the boots still look good! On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:44 AM Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I used to use a product that was very

Re: [MBZ] Boots

2018-10-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Well, if they're getting dry, shouldn't you use Leatherique to restore them to their former glory? On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 1:34 PM fmiser via Mercedes wrote: > > My _guess_ is the leather is getting dry. Try oiling them well > with neatsfoot oil and then wax them. > > -- OK Don *“Travel is

Re: [MBZ] OT Win XP file called ADVAPI32.dll

2018-10-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It all depends on the filtering/scanning system the email system uses. When I was running an email system for a large State agency, I could block .exe files that were gzipped or renamed with another extension. I could also issue exemptions for individual email accounts or source domains. We were

Re: [MBZ] OT-More Chilton's

2018-10-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yup - I changed the oil and did tune-ups on a few of them "back in the day" when I worked in a "foreign car shop". On Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:09 PM Dimitri via Mercedes wrote: > The US imported that junk? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Oct 13, 2018, at 10:06 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] Hurricane Leslie

2018-10-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They'll only lay off those that make it back to shore . . . On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 4:43 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Is that where they’re giving you the news that they’re laying everyone off? > > -D > > > > On Oct 11, 2018, at 5:36 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via

Re: [MBZ] OT - desktop hard disks

2018-10-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
> space for my Time Machine volume. > > -D > > > On Oct 8, 2018, at 10:09 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > What hardware are you running it on? > > I mistakenly thought that new hardware meant to be NAS would run a long > > time. In reading

Re: [MBZ] OT - desktop hard disks

2018-10-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
getting burned by Drobo and DLink. > I’ve never looked back. > > -D > > > > On Oct 8, 2018, at 9:15 PM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > The second QNAP TS-328 has died now. They last three months, then just > turn > > off and won't turn on agai

Re: [MBZ] OT - desktop hard disks

2018-10-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
s. Cheap, simple and > very reliable. > > -D > > > > On Apr 27, 2018, at 12:32 AM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > > I chose it mostly because it has three drive bays, and is priced > > considerably less than the four bay boxes. I had good experiences &

Re: [MBZ] Jack Stand Positions - Rear- 1991 300D W124

2018-10-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I always did what Max just suggested - lift by the diff, stands on both sides. It usually feels easier to work on when the car is level side-to-side. On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 2:32 PM Max Dillon via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I like to lift the rear end with a big floor jack under

Re: [MBZ] OT: TANSTAAFL again (Trigger warning for Gaia worshipers)

2018-10-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Or, "No good deed goes unpunished." On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 11:34 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 12:19:15 -0400 Meade Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Yep, physics has won again. Simple little reality check like "how many > > wind turbines do we need to meet present demand

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** STOP MAX AND ME!!!!

2018-10-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Or the relay for the fuel pump - an even easier fix. On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:20 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > It's about 2 hr drive away though, but you're probably right, easy fix > > --FT > > > On 10/3/18 11:10 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: > > Fuel

Re: [MBZ] Sexy Time

2018-10-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I ran tubeless Michelin tires in tube'd steel rims on my MGA - the insides of the tubeless tires were too rough - they abraded holes in the tubes. Major MITA. These were 185/70-15 red line Michelin's on steel rims meant to have 165/70-15 tubed tires. On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:03 AM Mitch Haley

Re: [MBZ] Horrible Hobo attack last night

2018-09-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The mentally disturbed person who attacked you and your vehicle is probably related to the mayor or governor . . . On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 5:46 PM clay monroe via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I did alert the local media outlet where this whole sordid mess > transpired. Letting

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** Slightly OT: EMP Preparedness

2018-09-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Remember - all those wires going into and out of those boxes act as antennas - collecting EM radiation. You have to shield the entire system, not just the box boxes. On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 9:52 AM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > Likely just radar. Military has some pretty high output radar in

Re: [MBZ] OT: Hey Caleb - anywhere near you?

2018-09-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Kaleb is NE, the 14" fell in the SE. I'm 25 miles north of OKC, and got 3" - notable, but not outstanding. On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 1:42 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Storms dump record rain in Okla., cause death in TexasPublished: Monday, > September 24,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Aussie DC-3 Story

2018-09-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I helped my Dad make a camper out of two C45 (Twin Beech D18) fuselages. They had been damaged in wind on the ground. He took the bed off a Studebaker pickup, welded a frame, and cut and riveted parts together until we had the camper. My ears are still ringing from bucking all those rivets 55

Re: [MBZ] Update on Wilton

2018-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Thanks for the update - sounds like he'll be OK. On Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > I just talked with Wilton. > > He said he continues to have seepage into his basement, though the sump > pump has dropped the level in the basement from 5" to 1/4 - 1/2". > > They are

Re: [MBZ] OT: Social Justice LINUX?

2018-09-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our eldest daughter was being shoved and pushed in line by a larger male student in first grade. She was afraid to stand up for herself as they had been told about the no tolerance of violence policy the first day, and she actually listened. We gave her permission to defend herself and promised to

Re: [MBZ] OT: Bad news for Curt and other NE farmers

2018-09-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The squirrels here usually die from lead poisoning . . . saw the first one in weeks today. On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 2:35 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > NEW ENGLANDHuge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers > nutsPublished: > Monday, September 17,

Re: [MBZ] Don't use cheap 722.6 connector bushings

2018-09-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Same here - On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Learning the German language defeated me, despite my heritage. Too > many cases, genders, capitalizations, subjects where there is no verb - oh > wait - there it is at the end of the

Re: [MBZ] factory color?

2018-09-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Go to https://www.windy.com/?35.639,-83.496,5 and click the play button in the lower left corner to watch the forecasts in action . . . On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 4:14 PM G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Mercedes Benz 300cd

2018-09-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Think of it a scarce, and getting more so every day, spare parts. Absolutely necessary for keeping yours on the road for the foreseeable future. On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:42 PM Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Thank you. I will relay that to the domestic driveway

Re: [MBZ] OT: Your tax dollars at work!

2018-09-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What do they mean by "low carbon fuels"? All those fuels, old and new alike, produce energy by combing carbon with oxygen. No carbon, no energy - sounds like a political scam to me. Science haters at work. On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 12:10 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Time to send for the boys in white coats?

2018-09-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
For an Ag school? Neither. An ML at best, but it really needs to be pickup. Maybe convert a long wheel base into a pickup? Hack jobs seem appropriate . . . On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 11:06 PM clay monroe via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So, I am thinking of another stupid project. > >

Re: [MBZ] Screw it

2018-09-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
While I have always ordered a new cylinder from Rusty (dating me), I recall that Curt has repaired door cylinders, IIRC. On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 3:20 PM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 7 Sep 2018 11:56:48 -0700 clay monroe via Mercedes > wrote: > > > BUT WHERE ARE WE TO GET OUR OLD Tumblers

Re: [MBZ] The $500E300 water pump and hose etc.

2018-09-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I found that combining jacking up the front as high as I could on a slanted driveway and filling from the top hose was the most reliable way to refill the coolant system on both OM61x and OM60x engines (even the M117). On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 12:20 AM Scott Ritchey via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] OT - old lathe

2018-09-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> Here's a good site with reliable information: >> >> http://www.lathes.co.uk/southbend/page8.html >> >> Greg >> >> -Original Message- >> From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okieben

Re: [MBZ] OT - old lathe

2018-09-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
8.html > > Greg > > -Original Message- > From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of OK Don > via Mercedes > Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:12 AM > To: Mercedes Discussion List > Cc: OK Don > Subject: [MBZ] OT - old lathe > > I just

Re: [MBZ] OT - old lathe

2018-09-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
gt; a grinder attachment from something, but not sure what it was made for. > > > May be Claussen. > > > > > > OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > > > I just retrieved an old (1953-54) South Bend lathe, model 10K and > > wonder if > > > > there

Re: [MBZ] OT - old lathe

2018-09-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
< mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:08:37 -0500 > Curley McLain via Mercedes wrote: > > > If the ways need to be ground, I may have a way grinder for it. I have > > a grinder attachment from something, but not sure what it was made for. > > Ma

Re: [MBZ] Wow

2018-09-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Why is it still for sale? You should have bought it already - - - On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 10:44 PM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 1972 Mercedes > > > https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1972-mercedes-280-sel-45-sedan/6689116034.html > > > Sent from my iPhone > >

Re: [MBZ] Emergency power steering hose repair

2018-09-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The silicone tape will seal nad bond to it's self, but isn't really strong. I'd wrap that with a strong tape, then put a hose clamp over both layers of tape. On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 3:04 PM Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I got some of he silicone take which is

[MBZ] OT - old lathe

2018-09-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I just retrieved an old (1953-54) South Bend lathe, model 10K and wonder if there is someone with experience restoring these machines? In specific, when I engage the feed, there is lots of grinding and gashing noise. -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes out west

2018-09-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Those are where you cut out the machine gun ports . . . On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 8:43 AM Craig via Mercedes wrote: > > On the first ML, I noticed two, rather symetrically-placed dimples on the > leading edge of the hood. > -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and

Re: [MBZ] OT - sort of - bearings

2018-09-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's why I prefer to land on grass strips - tires. If the plane is too big, then don't fly it. On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 9:49 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Back in the 70s when I worked as a summer intern at NASA Langley in the > flight research dept I brought up

[MBZ] OT - sort of - bearings

2018-08-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I wonder if MB uses class 2 bearings? I never knew that there were different grades of Timkin bearings. This is from a aircraft parts supplier: "FAA-PMA Timken wheel bearings for Goodyear, Cleveland, and McCauley wheels Class 2 aviation grade FAA-PMA bearings (Timken designates these with a

Re: [MBZ] OT Low tech energy storage

2018-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
One word - drought. On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 4:31 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 20/08/2018 4:20 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: > > Better yet, in places that get a large share of their power from hydro, > what if they started getting a large share (but

Re: [MBZ] W123 Wagon fuel tank

2018-08-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No need for the butane - there will be enough gas fumes remaining to destroy the car . . . On Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 8:41 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > On August 19, 2018 at 7:33 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > > Easy on

Re: [MBZ] Break caliber ceased

2018-08-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Also. since MB specified DOT4 - - - why even consider anything else? I'd look at all the hoses - if they all look the same age, I'd replace them all, then just flush the brake fluid once. The brake system is too critical to risk old hoses. On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 11:07 PM Craig via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Windmill tower wastefullness WUZ: OT (for Rich): O

2018-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Well, looks lie we are good candidates - - https://www.google.com/get/sunroof/data-explorer/place/ChIJFTi3RbeKsYcRMJYgeKIr4i8/ On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:05 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:42:41 + (UTC) Curt Raymond > wrote: > > > I just put in 2 letter state codes,

Re: [MBZ] Low E Finnish diesel substitute made from animal fats

2018-08-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Well, this just doesn't ring true - "The product has almost the same chemical makeup as diesel made from fossil fuels but emits a fraction of the carbon emissions." Sounds like a perpetual motion machine - BS. You can't get energy from combining long chain carbon molecules with oxygen without

Re: [MBZ] '87 126 striker plate screw

2018-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What Rick said - one of those is what I always used on door striker plates. Never had a problem. Of course, that was 20 or so years ago - they've been rusting even more since then. YMMV. On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:39 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Something like

Re: [MBZ] Research shows autonomous cars hitting stopped objects, not staying in lanes

2018-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The Buick is too close to the truck to be pulling in front of it? On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 1:50 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:40:50 -0400 Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes > wrote: > > > The problem with this article is that none of these cars are autonomous > > cars. They

Re: [MBZ] Windmill tower wastefullness WUZ: OT (for Rich): O

2018-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think the centralized power production model is not the best for solar. We waste a lot of land area via roofs that could produce power, per Andrew. I'm thinking my south facing hangar roof needs to sprout some panels. Also need some batteries and/or giant capacitors to store excess electrons. We

Re: [MBZ] '87 126 striker plate screw

2018-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The rotational forces are applied to the teeth of the chuck. They only go in-out, so don't care which way the drill is turning. On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > How do you keep the chuck tight when drilling backwards? > > RB > > > >

Re: [MBZ] Windmill tower wastefullness WUZ: OT (for Rich): Ongoing nuke soap opera in SC

2018-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hey, they need jobs - - - On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:31 PM, archer75--- via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Right, and what about those PETA guys who have to sit on the windmills and > shoo the birds away when the winds blowing? > > - > -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to

Re: [MBZ] Research shows autonomous cars hitting stopped objects, not staying in lanes

2018-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Give them another 10 years - - and how many lives? On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 8:01 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Surprise surprise > > Dwight Giles Jr. > Wickford RI > > On Aug 13, 2018 8:19 PM, "Craig via Mercedes" > wrote: > > >

Re: [MBZ] Windmill tower wastefullness WUZ: OT (for Rich): Ongoing nuke soap opera in SC

2018-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yup - most don't consider the costs and impacts of producing the devices that produce the power - I doubt that gas turbines are very environmentally friendly to make either - - - On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 4:26 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:15:48 -0500 Randy Bennell via

Re: [MBZ] Build yourself a 600 Grosser!

2018-08-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes, with only $300,000 worth of labor . . . On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > But when you're done you have a $200k car. > > On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 3:56 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Wow.

Re: [MBZ] OT (for Rich): Ongoing nuke soap opera in SC

2018-08-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Impressive! there are hundreds of wind turbines around here. Haven't seen any crash and burn yet, but will continue to watch. It is still a relatively new technology at this scale . . . On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:48 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Facebook W123 idiots

2018-08-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Nope - we are a Facebook free household. On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:55 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Are you in that group? > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Aug 8, 2018, at 6:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > Yeah

Re: [MBZ] Facebook W123 idiots

2018-08-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So are you with the experience and knowledge setting these idiots straight, or just sitting back watching the show? On Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:28 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yeah I saw that spring compressor thing and all I could do was cringe and > run

Re: [MBZ] Comes preloaded with factory COEXIST bumper plate

2018-08-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Oops - I missed the "where". On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 5:21 PM, OK Don wrote: > Yes, the 300D 2.5Turbo - I owned one, bought it from Snook. Last I heard, > Craig had it (?). > > On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 4:24 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> Where was 1990 300D

Re: [MBZ] Comes preloaded with factory COEXIST bumper plate

2018-08-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes, the 300D 2.5Turbo - I owned one, bought it from Snook. Last I heard, Craig had it (?). On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 4:24 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Where was 1990 300D made? > > Dwight Giles Jr. > Wickford RI > > On Aug 6, 2018 10:51 AM, "Floyd Thursby via

Re: [MBZ] BAT crack

2018-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The reason 123's are so popular is the hood opening to just past vertical - the 115 was a pain in the head/neck to work on. You had to remove the hood to extract the engine. Not so on the 123. The 124 doesn't look like a classic Mercedes, nor does anything since. On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:00 AM,

Re: [MBZ] More irrationall bidding on BAT for an old wagon

2018-08-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
MSN ran an article a few days ago on classic cars that can be daily drivers - the 123 chassis was featured. On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 1:44 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Plus, it's a 1982 model with more primitive technology and fewer standard > features... > >

Re: [MBZ] Carburetor trouble

2018-08-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I remember some needle valves from the '50s through the '70s that had rubber tips - I suspect that those would not do well with ethanol. Rubber was also in the fuel pumps and fuel lines. Call your congress critter and demand an end to ethanol contaminated fuel! On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:25 AM,

Re: [MBZ] clocks?

2018-08-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I have a W115 quartz clock that's just collecting dust on the shelf. It's yours if you want another one to play with. "Ran when parked" :-) On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 10:40 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Jim Mahaffey of the MBCA used to repair clocks. Not sure

Re: [MBZ] 84 Wagon?

2018-08-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The IP can be replaced - - - On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I dunno, a greased up IP makes me want to run. > I'm not opposed to a well done grease system, I've just never gotten to > see one of those... > -Curt > > On Wednesday,

Re: [MBZ] Interesting Op-ed Piece

2018-07-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You are assuming that the State's thresholds for passing the emissions tests and roadside machines are the same as the federal emissions standards. It's not a given that they are. Granted, the Fed requirement is un realistically stringent, but it's the rule, and VW (and others) cheated to meet it.

Re: [MBZ] Early R107 350 SL on BAT

2018-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's just a matter of finding a good strip. On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 8:26 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The color alone is enthralling. The interior imperfections and manual > windows not so much. > > How hard would it be to replace the short trim piece on

Re: [MBZ] What should I buy?

2018-07-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
She needs to be driving an ML or larger - - - On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 6:03 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Get her a frod taurus off lease. Or a rice burner. Hyundi Sonata, etc > > > Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes wrote: > >> So regardless if I sell the

Re: [MBZ] Congratulations, Jaime!

2018-07-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Did you at least break even on the project? Hope so . . . On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 5:36 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > Congratulations on getting up in the 5-figures on your 250S! > > What will be your next project? > > > Craig > > ___ >

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So 8x55=440 which > is way under the 2000# limit. but i think plywood under the drum to > distribute the weight can't hurt --- > > Am I missing something? > > Larry > > > > On 07/23/2018 9:21 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > >> I use the barrel to ha

Re: [MBZ] One For Dan P

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Exactly! On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 8:43 PM, Larry Turner via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > including the consumers IMO > > > > On 07/23/2018 8:09 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > >> It was the principle of the matter - someone lied, all will be punish

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
hhh gas... not diesel... for gas, I use an air operated diaphragm > pump no sparks. Hand pump double action diaphragm works just as well... > just not as fast. > > On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:21 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > I

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
gt; > On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:21 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > I use the barrel to haul 87 octane un-leaded (no ethanol) to the > airplane - > > use a hand crank pump to get it from the barrel to the wing tanks of the > >

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
moving barrels is with a fork lift. If you have access to one, > use it. > > On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 6:18 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > Chains are around the barrel - I lift it with an engine hoist. I'm > putting > > a camper

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
t; > > With a load of dirt or rock, the weight is distributed across a much > wider > > area [although perhaps the same weight] against the "tarp" which slides > > across the bed of the truck as you wind the handle. > > > > I've used one for land

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
e for landscape rock... worked really well. > > On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 5:17 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > Has anyone seen one of these in action? > > > > https://www.harborfreight.com/truck-bed-cargo-unloader-60800.html > &

Re: [MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
uot; which slides > across the bed of the truck as you wind the handle. > > I've used one for landscape rock... worked really well. > > On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 5:17 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > Has anyone seen one of these in

[MBZ] OT - pickup un-loader

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Has anyone seen one of these in action? https://www.harborfreight.com/truck-bed-cargo-unloader-60800.html Would it work to slide a full 55 gal. barrel from the rear of the bed onto the tailgate? -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people

Re: [MBZ] One For Dan P

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
; costly than a few tenths MPG IMNSHO of course. > > LarryT > > > > On 07/23/2018 6:56 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > >> I think the VW dieselgate killed Diesels in the US - perhaps permanently. >> >> On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 4:23 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes &

Re: [MBZ] One For Dan P

2018-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I think the VW dieselgate killed Diesels in the US - perhaps permanently. On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 4:23 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > Larry Turner via Mercedes wrote: > >> >> BTW, When did MB stop importing any diesel equipped cars into the US? I >> assume

Re: [MBZ] Is the List Down?

2018-07-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I mowed the front yard and roadside - it's down to a balmy 97F from the 111F two days ago :-) On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 4:03 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I put a new H7 bulb in the headlight of the $500E300. 10sec job. > > --FT > Sent from iPhone > > > On

Re: [MBZ] Issues to look for 2011 ML350

2018-07-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We took several 400 - 600 mile trips in the W163 and had no issues with it. No, it's not an SDL, but wasn't noticeably bad due to the short wheel base either. YMMV. On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:31 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > On July 21, 2018 at 5:10 PM ROGER

Re: [MBZ] Key head question for 1983 300TD

2018-07-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Sounds like a job for a 3D printer - - - anyone have one? On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:58 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > I made a wooden one out of a scrap of hardwood some years ago, it's not > terribly hard, I don't have much for wood working tools or skills... >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Portable air conditioners

2018-07-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 8:34 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:40:17 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Would an RV AC unit work for the sleeper cab? > > Perhaps, but I would expect the noise you mention above to be rather > overbearing. P

Re: [MBZ] OT: Portable air conditioners

2018-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
IIRC, yes. On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:11 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > You have a ground geothermal system? Did you get a $7500 rebate for > installation? > > On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:40 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz

Re: [MBZ] OT: Portable air conditioners

2018-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our daughter had a mini-split system installed in their 1900 house that lacked AC a couple of years ago. They love it, having grown up with AC in OK. However, it sounds like a motel unit to me - way too loud. We much prefer our central geo-thermal unit, the large slow turning fan is much quieter,

Re: [MBZ] OT whinging

2018-07-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Opps - that's locks, not switches - Deoxit https://www.amazon.com/DeOxit-Cleaning-Solution-Spray-spray/dp/B07CG8YVFN/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8=1531774173=8-2=de-oxit On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:48 PM, OK Don wrote: > Houdini - https://www.amazon.com/HOUD1-Houdini-Lock-Lube/dp/ >

Re: [MBZ] OT whinging

2018-07-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Houdini - https://www.amazon.com/HOUD1-Houdini-Lock-Lube/dp/B00C5JFKKE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8=1531774081=8-1=houdini+lock+lubricant On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 3:41 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 16/07/2018 2:11 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: > >> I drove

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb needs a VW window bus

2018-07-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
He still needs it to get to Regina's latest breakdown. On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > On July 16, 2018 at 11:31 AM Mitch Haley via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > > > > >

Re: [MBZ] 2005 E320 CDI

2018-07-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The suspension bits and climate control system (vacuum pods) seem to be the limiting factor for me. On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > On 10/07/2018 2:56 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes wrote: > >> The pea green 1977 240D I owned was the

Re: [MBZ] Uhh what is this and how do I get it out of my shop

2018-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Leave him be to do his thing - - - you will like it, the rats and mice won't. On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 5:08 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Well I think it was the one mmm posted. I tried getting him out and ended > up going the other way where a bunch of

Re: [MBZ] Need a new engine for that SDL?

2018-07-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
True, it might need to go behind the front seats - a mid-engine car. Might even fit in the long chassis? On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:07 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 21:27:13 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Say it's not so! Our beloved SDL (fines

Re: [MBZ] Need a new engine for that SDL?

2018-07-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Say it's not so! Our beloved SDL (finest road car ever built) can handle it! I'd guess that the tires would spin though - - - On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 9:23 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote: > On Fri, 6 Jul 2018 22:18:31 -0400 Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Those torks would be fun > >

Re: [MBZ] If I had to own a 450 SL this might be the one

2018-07-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
n Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 12:04 PM, OK Don via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> > wrote: > > > Though not original anymore, this is still a stunning car: > > > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1953-jaguar-xk120-fixed-head-coupe-3/ > > > > On Fri, Jul 6,

[MBZ] Need a new engine for that SDL?

2018-07-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/scania-dc16-the-evolving-v-8-diesel/ar-AAzD3nl?li=BBnb4R5 -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain "There are three kinds of men: The ones that

Re: [MBZ] If I had to own a 450 SL this might be the one

2018-07-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Though not original anymore, this is still a stunning car: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1953-jaguar-xk120-fixed-head-coupe-3/ On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:33 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > The color combo seems just right and the interior is above average.

Re: [MBZ] holy mother w210 v6 motor mounts

2018-06-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
and you didn't stop by and pickup your free 5 ton compressor unit??? On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 6:29 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Yea I know, I was in your area Thursday, and Friday. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On Jun 30, 2018

Re: [MBZ] holy mother w210 v6 motor mounts

2018-06-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We hit 100F on Thursday - only 94 today before the thunderstorms rolled in. On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > 92 is cool for anashvile esp I summer. Ask me how I know. > > Dwight Giles Jr. > Wickford RI > > On Jun 30, 2018 5:31 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT, traveling job

2018-06-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If the company is more stabile, and there will be opportunities that might not involve a lot of travel, it sounds like a good move. On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Depending on if you factor in my mileage or not that I current

Re: [MBZ] OT, traveling job

2018-06-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That will get her home, but not back on the road . . . or is that the plan? No repairs till the weekends? On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 7:59 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > AAA > > > > On 6/29/2018 7:31 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > &

Re: [MBZ] Dead Again?

2018-06-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've received lots of emails today from the list . . . On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 7:58 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > Not that I have heard, we have had traffic today. So, I guess I will need > to know if somebody blocked us again. > > > On 6/29/2018 7:49 PM,

Re: [MBZ] OT, traveling job

2018-06-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Who is going to rescue SWMBO when she crashes or burns up a car while you are gone during the week? On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:44 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > But he could pad his expense account and make some extra $$$. > > --R > Sent from iPhone > > >

Re: [MBZ] OT Thorium Reactor news of the day

2018-06-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Too true - - - (dim bulbs - all they know is how to get and stay elected). I'd like one in my backyard though (thermal salt reactor) . . . On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:02 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > > Max sez: > > > >Thermal salt reactor > > Sorry, but IMHO, it

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes grab pad

2018-06-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If that doesn't work out, perhaps a set of hand rails mounted around the car, starting at the front of the drivers door, going back all around the trunk lid. Paint it white, and it'll look like a stripe from a distance. It could come in handy for all sorts of uses, including tying things to the

Re: [MBZ] Pickup trucks. was: cars

2018-06-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
gt; On 25/06/2018 2:26 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > >> When I bought our F150 I wanted a work truck and told the dealer that was >> what I wanted. Basic, long bed, seats for two only. I did get electric >> windows because it is too wide to reach over and wind up the passen

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