Re: [MBZ] this is what I'm talkin about up in here -- 1990 Oldsmobile Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Wagon 4D, $2, 500

2021-09-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If it wasn't decent when it was new, how can it be now???

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> This actually looks pretty decent other than faded paint
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Re: [MBZ] OT: BUFF to get new Rolls Royce engines

2021-09-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The KC-135 tanker will approach the service record of the B-52 as well.

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> Even more amazing when you consider all the unusual features, like bicycle
> landing gear, nose down takeoff attitude (no slats), lack of ailerons
> (spoilers only), short tail (original "shark" tail torqued the fuselage),
> downward-firing ejection seats, and so forth.
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> -Original Message-
> From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Jim Cathey via Mercedes
> Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2021 1:26 AM
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> Cc: Jim Cathey 
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: BUFF to get new Rolls Royce engines
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> https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/oldest-us-bomber-will-get-rolls-ro
> yce-engines-over-ge-pratt/ar-AAON0js?li=BBnbfcL
> 
> <
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/oldest-us-bomber-will-get-rolls-r
> oyce-engines-over-ge-pratt/ar-AAON0js?li=BBnbfcL
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> It's really amazing that this plane now has a near-100-year planned service
> life!
> I would say that this is true of no other motorized vehicle on the planet.
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[MBZ] OT: BUFF to get new Rolls Royce engines

2021-09-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/oldest-us-bomber-will-get-rolls-royce-engines-over-ge-pratt/ar-AAON0js?li=BBnbfcL

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Re: [MBZ] OT Mini Cooper

2021-09-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I know of two people who have owned these. Both had expensive maintenance
issues with them, and they bought them new. Both sold the cars as soon as
the extended warranty expired. Remember, it's a BMW, and parts and service
are priced accordingly.

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 3:49 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> Maybe that’s why their resale is lousy. Dunno.
>
> -D
>
> > On Sep 24, 2021, at 4:42 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is it an old one or one of the new versions? If old, then it is a
> classic toy. If it is a new one, read the reviews. They are generally
> awful. Not something you want unless you are really stuck on the styling.
> >
> > Randy
> >
> > On 24/09/2021 3:37 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Anyone know much about these? This is posted at work on our "internal"
> classified ad site. Son is thinking he might want it. Would "engine valve
> leak" be valve cover gasket most likely? Or are there other seals that let
> go on these?
> >>
> >> Attempting to post screenshot here, not sure if it will come through on
> the list
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Re: [MBZ] My new lift

2021-09-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Very nice! No show us your collection - I see parts of a G-wagon and the
rear of an R113 (I think) .

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Moose and Squirrel

2021-09-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've never found stupid to be funny or entertaining ... just makes me mad.

On Sun, Sep 19, 2021 at 11:32 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> Like the Three Stooges?
>
> I always found the original to be sort of stark and jarring, in a sense,
> although even as a kid who was a hard core Warner Brothers fan I always
> liked it. I preferred Fractured Fairy Tales the best out of the two,
> however.
>
> -D
>
> On Sep 19, 2021, at 12:22 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> I find the original to be divisive, people love it or hate it. Seems like
> there aren't that many in the middle. Angie doesn't like the original but
> does like the remake.Seems to me in the original my favorite parts were not
> moose and squirrel. Due to the rerun nature of when I saw them I almost
> never got to see a whole story...
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
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>  On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 3:37 PM, M. Mitchell Marmel via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   Gave it 3/5
> stars.  Not for everyone, in contrast to the original. which
> was.
>
> -MMM-
>
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 10:47 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
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> Happy Moose day.
> Has anybody else seen Rocky and Bullwinkle on Amazon? Angie and I have
> seen the first part of the first season, the release schedule was weird.
> Anyway it's a reboot but I don't think any of the stories are reworked old
> stories. One of the producers is Tiffany Ward, daughter of original
> producer (inventor, designer, whatever) of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
> The animation is similar to but not the same as the '60s show. It's good
> stuff, worth checking out, and free on Amazon prime.
> -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] Adblue heater element

2021-09-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't know why there is a heater for adblue, but when I had the VW
Passat, there was a recall to replace the adblue heater ---

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 6:32 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> Why does adblue need to be heated?  As I recall it is not particularly
> viscous but maybe it will freeze?  But in that case the heater would have
> to stay on when it’s cold.
>
> Where is the offending unit and how hard is it to replace?
>
> --FT
> Sent from iFōn
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> > On Sep 16, 2021, at 5:54 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > The dealer ran a diagnostic on a check engine alert in my 2014 GLK 250
> and
> > came up with "replace Adblue heater element".  Big $$s to fix and
> probably
> > essential before the weather turns cold.  Anyone BTDT?
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[MBZ] OT: Reno Races

2021-09-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Are live streaming at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7StGGbNZLbg
You can go back in time and see previous events.

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Don't see these too often

2021-09-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
True - I never saw one installed however.
Dad's airplane, a Cessna 195, had a Southwind gasoline heater under the
rear seat. It could keep the cabin at short sleeves temps when it was -30°F
outside!
When properly maintained and operated they are safe - not sure how often
that happens in a car though ...

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 6:43 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> The only way those old VWs ever had real heat was if they had the gas
> heater option. This was essentially a small gasoline-fueled furnace used to
> heat the interior. Always seemed like either a carbon monoxide or fire risk
> (or both) to me.
>
> Allan
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, at 7:32 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
> > Our '74 Microbus type II had a 2.0 liter FI engine. The one time I had
> > trouble with it, I cleaned every electrical connector I could find in the
> > engine compartment and never had another bit of engine trouble. I finally
> > sold it after too many winter days commuting to work with next to no
> heat
> > and about the same amount of defrost, also because my wife never could
> > master the standard with the hills at stop lights.
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 3:39 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > > As I recall, which is a dangerous thing for times so long ago, FI
> didn’t
> > > appear in VWs until the early 70s, and it started in the Super Beetle
> and
> > > Type IV (fastback/squareback/411).
> > >
> > > -D
> > >
> > > > On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:16 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > A friend of mine in high school had a clapped-out Scirocco that he
> had
> > > removed the FI from and installed a carburetor. I gather was a pretty
> > > common home-mechanic approach to dealing with FI problems before
> engines
> > > got so computerized that it was no longer possible.
> > > >
> > > > Neighbors growing up had a green, late '60s Type III. I assume it was
> > > carbureted but don't know for sure. Pretty cool car, it had rust
> > > perforation by the mid 1970s and they traded it for a Chevy Vega -- a
> > > downgrade IMO.
> > > >
> > > > Allan
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, at 3:03 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > > >> I had a 71 Fastback that was the requisite VW orange. Great car
> after I
> > > yanked the Bosch FI and installed dual carbs. In fairness, the PO had
> > > boogered up the FI somehow and it was beyond my budget at the time to
> > > resolve, so I went the way of dual carbs.
> > > >>
> > > >> -D
> > > >>
> > > >>> On Sep 15, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Rode in one of these in Mpls. back when they first were sold.  Very
> > > >>> sprightly yet also cheap and inconsequential car.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 2:44 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> > > >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>> In 1973, I was 13. My friend’s father bought a 1968 Squareback
> even
> > > though
> > > >>>> he had never driven a manual transmission before (he didn’t even
> get
> > > a DL
> > > >>>> until he was 35). That summer I taught him, his wife and several
> other
> > > >>>> people in the neighborhood how to drive a manual in that
> Squareback.
> > > I love
> > > >>>> them.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> AZBob
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>> Sent from my iPhone
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>> On Sep 15, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> > > >>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > > >>>>>
> > > >>>>> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/581135949912790/
> > > >>>>> Interestingly both Angie's and my mother had VW Type III
> fastbacks
> > > when
> > > >>>> we were born. In realizing that Angie has decided it'd be cool to
> > > have a
> > > >>>> Type III. I've always thought the wagons were cool.I've never seen
> > > one that
> > > >>&

Re: [MBZ] OT: Don't see these too often

2021-09-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our '74 Microbus type II had a 2.0 liter FI engine. The one time I had
trouble with it, I cleaned every electrical connector I could find in the
engine compartment and never had another bit of engine trouble. I finally
sold it after too many winter days commuting to work with next to no  heat
and about the same amount of defrost, also because my wife never could
master the standard with the hills at stop lights.

On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 3:39 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> As I recall, which is a dangerous thing for times so long ago, FI didn’t
> appear in VWs until the early 70s, and it started in the Super Beetle and
> Type IV (fastback/squareback/411).
>
> -D
>
> > On Sep 15, 2021, at 3:16 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > A friend of mine in high school had a clapped-out Scirocco that he had
> removed the FI from and installed a carburetor. I gather was a pretty
> common home-mechanic approach to dealing with FI problems before engines
> got so computerized that it was no longer possible.
> >
> > Neighbors growing up had a green, late '60s Type III. I assume it was
> carbureted but don't know for sure. Pretty cool car, it had rust
> perforation by the mid 1970s and they traded it for a Chevy Vega -- a
> downgrade IMO.
> >
> > Allan
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 15, 2021, at 3:03 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >> I had a 71 Fastback that was the requisite VW orange. Great car after I
> yanked the Bosch FI and installed dual carbs. In fairness, the PO had
> boogered up the FI somehow and it was beyond my budget at the time to
> resolve, so I went the way of dual carbs.
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On Sep 15, 2021, at 2:50 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Rode in one of these in Mpls. back when they first were sold.  Very
> >>> sprightly yet also cheap and inconsequential car.
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 2:44 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
>  In 1973, I was 13. My friend’s father bought a 1968 Squareback even
> though
>  he had never driven a manual transmission before (he didn’t even get
> a DL
>  until he was 35). That summer I taught him, his wife and several other
>  people in the neighborhood how to drive a manual in that Squareback.
> I love
>  them.
> 
>  AZBob
> 
>  Sent from my iPhone
> 
> > On Sep 15, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>  mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/581135949912790/
> > Interestingly both Angie's and my mother had VW Type III fastbacks
> when
>  we were born. In realizing that Angie has decided it'd be cool to
> have a
>  Type III. I've always thought the wagons were cool.I've never seen
> one that
>  wasn't wicked rusty though. I bet good ones go for big money.
> > -Curt
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Re: [MBZ] FB 124 Group

2021-09-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
"I've done that 10 times and gotten away with it" (not a direct quote -
paraphrased) - sounds like Russian Roulette to me!

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:52 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> Facebook... once the name is run through the algorithm filter spells ..
> MENSA ... if you are a member..
> "Here, hold ma beer n watch this"
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> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 6:42 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> > Yea I saw that. It’s unbelievable the moronic things that go on there.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> > > On Sep 13, 2021, at 7:00 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
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> > > Appears to be infested with morons.
> > > See screenshot.
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] 123 prices

2021-09-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You have to look at the total energy cycle - all of it used to manufacture
those wind generators, solar panels, nuclear plants (probably the best
option, if thorium based), the batteries, all those silicon chipsand the
rest of the car.
 In the best case you will break even, but the last study I saw a few years
ago came to the conclusion that the least environmentally damaging mode of
personal transportation was a new Mercedes Diesel.

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> Not if generated from wind, solar, nuclear or geothermal power.
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:22 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > But more emissions at the power plant.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 13, 2021, at 11:19 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > But zero emissions while driving.
> > >
> > >> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 11:54 AM Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> YES
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021, 10:45 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Exactly. Not to mention the mining of the materials for the batteries
> > and
> > >>> disposal of the batteries.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> >  On Sep 13, 2021, at 9:20 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> > >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > 
> >  Keeping your '83 240D on the road for nearly 40 years as an
> > >> alternative
> > >>> to the environmental impact of producing the 6 or 8 (or more) cars
> most
> > >>> people would own in that span of time is probably more "green" that
> > >> driving
> > >>> a new EV.
> > 
> > 
> > > On Mon, Sep 13, 2021, at 10:15 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> > > One time I was headed to the airport in Boston and running a little
> > >>> late. The first row of parking spaces at BOS were "Green vehicle
> > >> parking".
> > >>> I'm sure they meant "electric vehicle parking" but I was in a hurry.
> I
> > >> took
> > >>> a scrap of paper, scribbled "Bio" and stuck it on the "diesel" badge
> on
> > >> my
> > >>> '83 240D.
> > > When I got back parking enforcement had left a nice note "Very
> funny,
> > >>> don't try it again."
> > > -Curt
> > >
> > >   On Sunday, September 12, 2021, 04:03:49 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel
> > >>> via Mercedes  wrote:
> > >
> > > My 300td with the block heater has an electric cord dangling down
> > >>> beneath
> > > the radiator. I will Market it as a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle
> > and
> > >>> get
> > > $25,000 for it.
> > >
> > > On Sun, Sep 12, 2021, 1:34 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> All the government stimmy bux are gone
> > >> We will be seeing a LOT of stuff at fire sale prices, very soon
> (six
> > >> months or less). If you've got cars, houses,  (fill in the
> > blank)
> > >>> to
> > >> sell, now is the time.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Rick
> > >>
> > >> From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > >> Sent: September 12, 2021 12:11 PM
> > >> To: mercedes@okiebenz.com; davesl...@okiebenz.com
> > >> Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > >> Cc: ka...@striplin.net
> > >> Subject: [MBZ] 123 prices
> > >>
> > >> Perhaps the 123 craze is fading? I am stating to see fairly decent
> > >> 123
> > >> turbos being listed for under $3k now and they seem to sit a
> while.
> > >> In
> > >>> the
> > >> last year such a car would be listed for $4k or well above and
> sell
> > >>> quickly.
> > >>
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Re: [MBZ] AMG Is Downsizing The Cheap Stuff

2021-09-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You could recycle the blades by burning them to power a steam generator -
get more electricity out of them.

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> > Carbon fiber is remember, carbon. They burn the resin off of it and run
> it again.
>
> Last I heard, carbon burns too.  Easily, in fact.
>
> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] Ok Don project?

2021-09-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If I didn't have too many projects already, and given that it won't fly,
I'll pass.

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> Possibly
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> > On Sep 7, 2021, at 10:00 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> >
> > Would a 603 or 606 fit in there?
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iFōn
> >
> >> On Sep 7, 2021, at 9:42 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >>
> >> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/58200066003/
> >>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Things have escallated

2021-09-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Looking good!

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> We just returned from a week up north. This was a "working vacation" which
> is to say we did a lot of work up there and I actually hadn't taken the
> week off from my real job so I was doing that too.
> I wanted to jack up the enclosed porch on the front of the Cushman house,
> you might remember our 1880-1920s era farm house on the northern estate.
> The porch had sagged real bad and allowed water to pool in front of the
> door which rotted out the sill. Unfortunately we found that the rot
> actually extended into the whole south end of beam and a bunch of the
> floor. I managed to save the north end of the beam but had to splice in
> 174" of new wood. The existing beam was 6" x 6", I ended up putting in 4x
> 2"x8" to make up the thickness and then putting a 4 foot splice onto the
> existing beam. I still need to put an outside splice but I ran out of time.
> Pictures and more details:
> https://curtsotherblog.blogspot.com/2021/09/things-have-escallated.html
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Re: [MBZ] $36k for a Miata powered '61 Morris Minor

2021-09-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My BIL had one like that, with the original engine. I think it was green
also. Cool in a primitive way.

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> amazing hybrid
>
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Re: [MBZ] Alarming!

2021-09-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Our 2013 F150's alarm will go off for no reason if I leave it unlocked in
the garage. It might take 30 minutes or a couple of hours, but it will
sound off! I always lock it now just to keep the damned alarm off.

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> I have never been locked out although once the battery ran down b/c I had
> inadvertently left the "key" in the #2 position (with "keyless go")
>
> On Fri, Sep 3, 2021 at 11:49 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > > ...but they have a habit of self-locking.
> >
> > Our SDL did this once.  We only had the one key, and it was inside in
> > the ignition, ready for us to leave cross-State.  My brother helped us
> > break
> > in.  After that, I NEVER leave the keys in a car that is capable of
> > self-locking.
> >
> > -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] Frenzy over 1958 VW Kombi bus

2021-08-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It sold for $41,000, and wasn't even a 9 (?) window, no sunroof.

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> But if your bank account exceeds your nostalgia then $35K is worth every
> penny.
>
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 12:56 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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>
> > I remember when that sort of vehicle would have fetched a few hundred
> > dollars tops.
> >
> > I'm such an old man now. LOL
> >
> > Allan
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 31, 2021, at 12:47 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> > > With patina to spare and a price to match.
> > > https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-volkswagen-bus-6/
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Re: [MBZ] Seeking 1976 300D accelerator linkage

2021-08-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I would try silver soldering it or (I don't remember the size) drilling,
tapping, and using a large headed machine screw from the bottom.

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 3:36 PM David Bruckmann via Mercedes <
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> Thanks everyone for your responses.
>
> I managed to find a 1976 300D at a PickNPull about 1.5h away. Scored said
> linkage (also a little loose, but at least not separated) along with a
> miscellany of other bits. They had a W114 250C and a W108 280SE 4.5. Always
> amazes me in California that cars with NO rust or other obvious damage are
> sent to the crusher.
>
> Might go back for the windshield out of that W108 and the electric window
> mechanisms.
>
> Kaleb, were you serious about the JB Weld?
>
> D.
>
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 Frederick Moir wrote:
> >
> >Could the lever be drilled and a nut secured ball be used. I have one
> >somewhere, if it helps
> >Fred
> >
> >On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 3:21 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> >wrote:
> >
> > Could you use small heim joints and make your own replacement linkage?
> >
> >
> >
> > On 27/08/2021 1:49 PM, David Bruckmann via Mercedes wrote:
> > > Good afternoon,
> > >
> > > My 1976 300D's accelerator linkage has come apart. This is the stamped
> > > piece attached to the valve cover immediately before the rod that
> > descends
> > > to the injection pump. The failure is that one of the balls has come
> > loose
> > > from the stamping, meaning that it becomes detached while driving,
> > leading
> > > to "loss of control" as NHTSA would say.
> > >
> > > I was initially hopeful because I was able to order (and pay for) said
> > > linkage (know as LEVER, CONTROL A6170700022,
> > > https://partssearch.mercedes-benz-classic.com/parts/A6170700022 ), but
> > > after two weeks and confirmation with Tom Hanson, the part is
> definitely
> > > NLA. Too bad, because at under $20 it seemed like a no brainer.
> > >
> > > This part was used *only *on 1975-76 300D 617.910 non-turbo engines.
> > Alas,
> > > the non-turbo W123 had a different linkage, even though they used the
> > same
> > > engine.
> > >
> > > So, options are:
> > >
> > > 1. Find a used one (*DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE THIS PART?*)
> > >
> > > 2. Repair the one I have. I was thinking of using solder to prevent the
> > > ball from being pulled out of the stamping, but I don't thnk that's
> > likely
> > > to succeed in the long term.
> > >
> > > Would welcome ideas on either front!
> > >
> > > D.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Soldering irons

2021-08-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What type is the old Weller? If it's the pistol grip type with the
twp legged tip, try loosening then tightening the nuts holding the tip a
couple of times, then see if that doesn't cure it.

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> Today I got some spam from Harbor Freight for this:
>
> https://www.harborfreight.com/5-to-50-watt-soldering-station-57364.html
>
> Reminded me that I need to get a new soldering iron. I have an ancient
> Weller that was my dad's but it has no temperature control and last time I
> tried to use it it seemed like it barely got hot enough.
>
> I'd mainly use it for general electronics and automotive wiring tasks.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
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Re: [MBZ] Toyota disgusts me.

2021-08-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They aren't just willing to die to protect their home, they are willing to
die to inflict their religion on everyone.

On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 9:58 PM Clay via Mercedes 
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> Helps much more that it is YOUR place and you will die for your home.  The
> invaders have no investment in success.  Maybe the pretty boys do, but not
> the grunts who would rather be home with his honey, sucking down a beer,
> and wrenching on his vehicle of choice.  Tally Wacker Man cares deeply, is
> this is his life.
>
> Same sort of gut instinct/reaction as a good American would find
> engendered should some outsider come making a mess of our homeland.
>
> Clay
>
>
> inter urinas et faeces nascimur
>
> > On Aug 21, 2021, at 9:00 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
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> >
> > It helps to be ruthless, conscience-free, and well organized.
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Re: [MBZ] 1978 450SL - 114k miles - $3,000

2021-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I found that liquid Windex removed cig residue and smell from used darkroom
equipment - it seems that all the used equipment I bought came from
smoker's darkrooms. Scrubbing with a brush or rag soaking wet with Windex
did the trick in one treatment.

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> "No officer, I haven't been drinking, why do you ask?"
>
> Allan
>
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2021, at 11:33 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> > I saw on this FB group that the way to get cig smoke smell out of old
> furniture is to take cheap vodka in a spray bottle and spray it all over to
> kill the odor. Don’t knowing it would work for cat pee or what
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > "a cat peed on the back bench during winter storage and a cat hater
> can probably smell it"
> > >
> > >
> https://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/d/fairborn-1978-mercedes-450sl/7368296995.html
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Film

2021-08-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I forgot the extreme ends of my collection - I have an almost complete spy
setup of Minox B camera and accessories - just missing the packets of
chemistry. I rigged up a couple of exacto blades to slit 35mm film to load
in Minox cartridges, techpan and tri-x. I only played with the cameras
though, no spy work. On the other end, I had a 20"x20" process camera on
horizontal rails that I bought for the 19" lens. I mounted the lens on an
8x10 for portraits.
One of the points I like about the Nikon system is that I can use all of my
old Nikon glass on the current digital bodies.
For my next photo adventure, I'm re-building the Woody's Pusher with a
plexiglass dome nose with a mount for the D750 - I'll be able to "point and
shoot" with the airplane, just like a gun camera in a fighter.
My current favorite lens for aerial video is the Irix 11mm on the full
frame D750 - almost fisheye coverage, but rectilinear drawing.

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> When I was into B photography in high school I always preferred Ilford
> film and paper. Seemed to have a higher contrast, deeper blacks, which I
> liked, I thought Kodak always came out looking washed out and grey.
>
> Last time I shot any film was about a year ago, shot a roll of Fujicolor
> 35mm and was aghast at what it cost to get the film processed and scanned
> to digital. That pretty much put an end to any thoughts I had about getting
> back into film photography.
>
> Allan
>
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 18, 2021, at 4:14 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > I typically shot Kodak Plus-X (ASA 125, IIRC) in black and white,
> Vericolor for color negatives (rarely used) and both Ektachrome and
> Kodachrome for color slides. For color I almost always shot  slide film, as
> it’s far more stable than color negative film and the dyes in it can be
> complimentary to the type of subject you’re shooting, as in Ektachrome for
> blues and Kodachrome for red. Besides that from an archival standpoint
> color slide film, especially Kodachrome, is significantly more stable than
> any other films. That and the print reversal process made it easy to get
> prints out of color slides.
> >
> > I have 35mm Kodachrome slides my Dad shot in the 1950s that still look
> like new. It was a sad day when they stopped selling Kodachrome, as well as
> when the last lab, a place in Kansas, I believe, stopped processing it.
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Aug 18, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm going to use the Indie Film lab: https://youtu.be/TCxoZlFqzwA
> > > About $16/roll for the B stuff I bought. Until I went to buy film I
> didn't realize that there was anything other than B in 120. I've never
> used color in one.
> > > -Curt
> > >
> > >On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 2:17:30 PM EDT, Jim Cathey <
> jim.cathey...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Not only is 120 still available it's not really that expensive, 5
> rolls with shipping was less than $32.
> > >
> > > That's about 50 cents per shot, in 6x6 format, less in 6x4.5.  Not too
> bad.
> > > Of course, developing and printing is extra.
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Film

2021-08-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've shot 120 film in Mamiya 33, 220, and 330 cameras, Graflex XL, and
Hasselblad. I still have the Hasselblad, but sold off all the good lenses,
just have the 80mm now. The Hasselblad blew the rest of them away, but I
could only afford the older lenses, backs, etc. I did a lot of trading
equipment back then to get what I ultimately wanted. Shot lots of portraits
and scenics with the Blad.
Started with a 2"x3" sheet film Crown Graphic, moved up to 4x5, then 8x10
(still have three 8x10 cameras), then down to 35mm - started with a Minolta
SRT101, which does not stand up to much use. Nikons also blow away
everything except Canon for serious use. We used first Canons then Nikons
at work - both have strengths and weaknesses, mostly in the accessories and
specialized lenses.
I was able to trade labor for a set of Leica M3s and lenses early on,
slowly built up that system over the years. Sold most of it to KEH a couple
of years ago for dimes on the dollar, but they are about the only film 35mm
cameras that are worth anything now. The fit/finish, smoothness of action,
accuracy of focus and shutter speeds is unmatched, and every bit as good as
the legend says. The lenses are in a class by themselves, the 50mm
Summicron (f2) designed in the mid '50s was still beating the new lenses in
the '80s from the Japanese, both in max resolution and evenness resolution
across the field. The "Leica look" that some refer to is due to their
emphasis on evenness of resolution across the entire negative. You could
see detail in prints taken with the 50mm f1 Noctilux that you did not see
when shooting in low light - it was built using technology that Leitz
developed for spy satellites. I still have the 400mm Telyt long focus lens
(not a telephoto - the physical length from the elements to the film plan
is 400mm) with an adapter for Nikon F mount - I still use it with the "full
sized" chip Nikon D750.
I also still have a couple of darkrooms worth of equipment, enlargers from
Minox to 4x5 Omega, with the Leitz Focomat IIc being the star - autofocus
enlarger for 6x9 film down.
Nothing beats a contact print from an 8x10 negative for smooth detail ---
YMMV.

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>  Interesting article on attempting to develop Kodachrome:
> https://emulsive.org/articles/darkroom/developing-film/they-took-my-kodachrome-away-so-i-brought-it-back
> Lotsa people "reinventing" old film stuff. Like the Impossible project
> bringing back Polaroid. They even bought the name:
> https://us.polaroid.com/
>
> -Curt
>
> On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 04:14:53 PM EDT, dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes  wrote:
>
>  I typically shot Kodak Plus-X (ASA 125, IIRC) in black and white,
> Vericolor for color negatives (rarely used) and both Ektachrome and
> Kodachrome for color slides. For color I almost always shot  slide film, as
> it’s far more stable than color negative film and the dyes in it can be
> complimentary to the type of subject you’re shooting, as in Ektachrome for
> blues and Kodachrome for red. Besides that from an archival standpoint
> color slide film, especially Kodachrome, is significantly more stable than
> any other films. That and the print reversal process made it easy to get
> prints out of color slides.
>
> I have 35mm Kodachrome slides my Dad shot in the 1950s that still look
> like new. It was a sad day when they stopped selling Kodachrome, as well as
> when the last lab, a place in Kansas, I believe, stopped processing it.
>
> -D
>
> > On Aug 18, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm going to use the Indie Film lab: https://youtu.be/TCxoZlFqzwA
> > About $16/roll for the B stuff I bought. Until I went to buy film I
> didn't realize that there was anything other than B in 120. I've never
> used color in one.
> > -Curt
> >
> >On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 2:17:30 PM EDT, Jim Cathey <
> jim.cathey...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Not only is 120 still available it's not really that expensive, 5 rolls
> with shipping was less than $32.
> >
> > That's about 50 cents per shot, in 6x6 format, less in 6x4.5.  Not too
> bad.
> > Of course, developing and printing is extra.
> >
> > -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] OK Don’s next project?

2021-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If I do, they are slides or negatives, and I have no idea where to find
them now ---

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> Do you have photos?
>
>
> On 17/08/2021 11:06 AM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote:
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> > frame from a pair of Beech D18 fuselages. in the early '60's. It didn't
> > much look like an airplane afterwards, but it was more functional than
> that
> > Bell version.
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OK Don’s next project?

2021-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
BTDT, more or less. Dad and I built a camper that bolted onto a pickup
frame from a pair of Beech D18 fuselages. in the early '60's. It didn't
much look like an airplane afterwards, but it was more functional than that
Bell version.

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Re: [MBZ] Kaleb 240D moves on

2021-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I forgot to ask - what replaced the 240D???

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> works.
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Re: [MBZ] Kaleb 240D moves on

2021-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hope it found a good home. Now that I think about it, all of us hippies are
now old!

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> works.
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Re: [MBZ] Fix it again Tony

2021-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Actually, the Fiat 124 series was the easiest dual overhead cam setup to
adjust of the lot, once you bought the special tool.

On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 9:24 AM OK Don  wrote:

> I worked on the Fiat 124 series along with the MGs, Triumphs, Alfas, Jags,
> Datsuns, VWs etc. in the early '70's at the garage that put me through
> school. I don't remember them being any more frequent visitors than any of
> the other cars of the time.
>
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 6:37 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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>
>> Ex brother in law had one of these that put a high school buddy of mine
>> through college. His dad owned a shop where brother in law took his 124
>> sport coupe, which was usually at least once a month. Right after we
>> graduated he ditched the 124 and bought a turd brown X1/9. Cool little car
>> but a pig to service. I was wrenching by then and he brought it to me to
>> work on, which I politely refused once I opened the engine cover and saw
>> what a nightmare it would be.
>>
>> -D
>>
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Re: [MBZ] Fix it again Tony

2021-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I worked on the Fiat 124 series along with the MGs, Triumphs, Alfas, Jags,
Datsuns, VWs etc. in the early '70's at the garage that put me through
school. I don't remember them being any more frequent visitors than any of
the other cars of the time.

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> through college. His dad owned a shop where brother in law took his 124
> sport coupe, which was usually at least once a month. Right after we
> graduated he ditched the 124 and bought a turd brown X1/9. Cool little car
> but a pig to service. I was wrenching by then and he brought it to me to
> work on, which I politely refused once I opened the engine cover and saw
> what a nightmare it would be.
>
> -D
>
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Re: [MBZ] 1992 600SEL V12 - 91k miles - $5,900

2021-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Sounds like aircraft parts ...

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> 2X$1100 for the coil packs
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> > On Aug 15, 2021, at 8:59 PM, G Mann via Mercedes 
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> >
> > I can buy one tomorrow morning for $2,000. Clear title in hand. [or
> less,
> > with cash in hand]
> > 70K Miles, has a miss, identified as ignition coils issue. Known problem
> on
> > this model.
> >
> >> On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 1:43 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> >> So it’s maybe a $1500 car now
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
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> >>>
> >>> someone cut the catalytic converter off of it
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] [Daveslist] 606 ip timing

2021-08-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Does the 606 have a cat???
I use a piece of welding rod to find TDC for each cylinder on the
Continental O-470 - works close enough.

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> On 2021-08-14 18:43, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote:
> > Good idea, and good to know that diesel fuel won't run down into the
> > crankcase very quickly and contaminate the motor oil.
>
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Re: [MBZ] If you don't have the money don't call - 2008 GL450 - 201k miles - $6, 990

2021-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
First prize is one sunroof, second prize is two sunroofs -

On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 10:40 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> Dueling sunroofs is that like a remake of Deliverance?
> "Dual sunroof" [Is there a plural of "sunroof"?]
>
> On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 7:53 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> > Which one will win?
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iPhone
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> > > On Aug 12, 2021, at 9:43 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> > >
> > > Duel sunroof sunroofs
> > >
> > >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 123 part search

2021-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Or just fabricate a new one from parts or new stock.

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> My thoughts exactly, Curt. If there is no real difference apart from
> length, it ought to be reasonably easy to add some metal.
> Did Dwight ever say what was wrong with the original? Maybe it could be
> repaired?
>
>
>
> On 12/08/2021 7:43 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
> >   14mm is about half an inch although I don't suppose the precise length
> matters all that much. Somebody that was good with a welder should be able
> to cut a sedan version and add half an inch of strap steel. A TIG welder
> would be best for fine control and minimal splatter but I could
> (eventually) probably make one with my MIG setup.
> > -Curt
> >
> >  On Thursday, August 12, 2021, 5:37:14 PM EDT, Dwight Giles via
> Mercedes  wrote:
> >
> >   I am looking for a door stop/check strap for a 123 coupe.  They are
> > different from sedan and wagon. MB Classic has one for 250.00. (ouch)
> > Yesterday I found a URO one for much cheaper but I can't find it today.
> > Parts # is 123 720 03 16. Strap length is 114mm while sedan is 100mm.
> > Does Anybody have a good used one or know of a source? I have tried all
> the
> > major sources.
> > TIA
> > Dwight
> >
> > Dwight E. Giles Jr.
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Ghia notes

2021-08-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Exactly - I ran one (009) in my 1951 bug.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 6:12 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> I liked them because the advance curve was smoother than that of the
> vacuum advance model and they eliminated the vacuum line and related
> plumbing.
>
> -D
>
> On Aug 11, 2021, at 7:10 AM, Curt Raymond  curtlud...@yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
> I remember the 009 being a very tribal choice. Those who were into them
> loved them but there was a case to be made for vacuum advance although I
> don't remember any more about it.
>
> Curt
>
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>
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 9:21 PM, dan penoff.com via
> Mercedes
> mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote:
> Vacuum advance on the distributor? A really easy performance enhancement
> on any of these engines is to go with a Bosch “009” distributor, which is
> 100% centrifugal advance. Much better curve and you eliminate the vacuum
> stuff, too.
>
> Dang, I can’t believe how much of this is starting to come back to me
> after 40+ years...
>
> -D
>
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> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Well running much better now.
> >
> > I went through the carb balancing routine again, and setting the idle
> mixture screws. Got a good idle at 800rpm. Not quite sure what spec is.
> >
> > I advanced the timing from 5 degrees BTDC at idle to 7.5. Idle speed
> went up, so I adjusted it the idle back down and drove it. Better but still
> a "flat" spot in the throttle. Advanced again to 10 degrees BTDC and it
> seems even better. Still not perfect but it is drivable. At higher RPM it
> advances to a little over 30 degrees; hard to tell exactly because my old
> timing light doesn't seem to fire as accurately at that speed so the timing
> marks appear to be jumping around some.
> >
> > Not sure how far I can safely advance it. I have no temperature
> monitoring on this engine. I don't mind running premium gas as it's just a
> "for fun" car mostly, though it has about 4 gallons of 87 in the tank right
> now. Probably will pick up some Seafoam and run it in the gas for a little
> while just for good measure.
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Re: [MBZ] Well I’m booked to NYC

2021-08-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Also, look for :
 The *Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society* was a group
of several dozen women and a few men that had, since August 17, 2011,[1]

organized regular gatherings around New York City
, meeting to read and discuss
books in public while topless.[2]

[3]

The primary objective of the group, besides enjoying the sun and book
reading, was to create awareness that New York law allows toplessness
 in public, and to change social
attitudes to the exposure of women's breasts. The group's blog had reported
that there had been no harassment of the participants by the police
, and very
rarely by the public.

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 10:37 AM OK Don  wrote:

> I don't remember where they are relative to anything else, but with the
> subway it really doesn't matter much - see the Museum of Natural History,
> the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenhiem, Central Park North for the
> gardens, Zabar's, ride the Staten Island Ferry (it was free).
>
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 9:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>>  Thats a pretty okay hotel. It's an easy walk to 30 Rock and the Empire
>> State building. A longish walk to Times Square, pretty far to the 911
>> memorial.
>> There is a diner between there and the Empire State that I used to go to.
>> Old school, big menu, good food, small money. I can't find it on Google
>> Maps, it's been a long time since I've been there.
>> Another thing you might check out, try to be at B Photo (33rd & 9th) at
>> maybe 4:30 on Friday. The place is run by Hasidic Jews, they close at sun
>> down on Friday which, at least in the 90s when I went there "Put down the
>> items and leave now." It was pretty funny to watch people who didn't know
>> what was going on.
>>
>> -Curt
>>
>> On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:45:59 AM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via
>> Mercedes  wrote:
>>
>>  Speaking of UN, what about that Hilton right by the UN, or is that still
>> a long way away from everything?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Aug 10, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Curt Raymond  wrote:
>> >
>> > Probably $50. I took a cab once from Penn station to sheepshead bay in
>> Brooklyn, $90 and a long ride.
>> >
>> > I would recommend you go a little farther uptown, 30th st or so which
>> puts you in walking distance of Times Square and Rockefeller Center to the
>> north and the Sept 11 memorial to the south. I used to stay in a Holiday
>> Inn express around there. It's a pretty good good hotel, don't gag too
>> badly when you see Manhattan prices, the most I ever paid was $700/night
>> but that was a week the UN was in town. If you do stay in that area go walk
>> the Highline, I bet the flowers are nice this time of year.
>> >
>> > LGA is run down, or it was a couple years ago when I last went there.
>> It's not a bad airport though.
>> >
>> > To anybody who hasn't been in NYC in 30 years, this is not the city it
>> was. It's cleaned up a lot and is pretty safe by big city standards. Stick
>> to the touristy areas and nobody will bother you.
>> >
>> >
>> > Curt
>> >
>> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>> >
>> > On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 8:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
>> >  wrote:
>> > For my weekend I’m thinking about moving to the Hilton that is close to
>> the WTC/ground zero area. Got to thinking, how expensive and how would it
>> take to take a cab/Uber from here to the dealership in the Bay Ridge area?
>> >
>> > Sent from my iPhone
>> >
>> > > On Aug 9, 2021, at 6:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin 
>> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > Which turned into the kid also wanting to go. So I had to pay for 2
>> tickets out of pocket. This also has turned into me staying until Monday so
>> I can enjoy some sight seeing over the weekend. Since I had to buy tickets
>> for the wife and kid I went the cheapest route possible, which in this case
>> was LGA.
>> > >
>> > > I have a company paid hotel, Hampton Inn Brooklyn, up until Friday,
>> and will book my own reservation Friday thru Monday. Might possibly
>> relocate to a different hotel for the weekend? Recommended areas to look
>> at? Perhap Manhattan closer to tourist crap? Or stay at same hotel? Any
>> ferries that go across to them ride that Staten Island ferry?  I’m sure the
>> wife and kid will ride the subway around while I’m at work: or just sit at
>> hotel. After I’m done working, we will do the subway thing. Probably just
>> take a cab to and from airport so we don’t have to haul luggage around. If
>> we do relocate hotels Friday, will probably have the 

Re: [MBZ] Well I’m booked to NYC

2021-08-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't remember where they are relative to anything else, but with the
subway it really doesn't matter much - see the Museum of Natural History,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenhiem, Central Park North for the
gardens, Zabar's, ride the Staten Island Ferry (it was free).

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 9:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

>  Thats a pretty okay hotel. It's an easy walk to 30 Rock and the Empire
> State building. A longish walk to Times Square, pretty far to the 911
> memorial.
> There is a diner between there and the Empire State that I used to go to.
> Old school, big menu, good food, small money. I can't find it on Google
> Maps, it's been a long time since I've been there.
> Another thing you might check out, try to be at B Photo (33rd & 9th) at
> maybe 4:30 on Friday. The place is run by Hasidic Jews, they close at sun
> down on Friday which, at least in the 90s when I went there "Put down the
> items and leave now." It was pretty funny to watch people who didn't know
> what was going on.
>
> -Curt
>
> On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:45:59 AM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via
> Mercedes  wrote:
>
>  Speaking of UN, what about that Hilton right by the UN, or is that still
> a long way away from everything?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 10, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Curt Raymond  wrote:
> >
> > Probably $50. I took a cab once from Penn station to sheepshead bay in
> Brooklyn, $90 and a long ride.
> >
> > I would recommend you go a little farther uptown, 30th st or so which
> puts you in walking distance of Times Square and Rockefeller Center to the
> north and the Sept 11 memorial to the south. I used to stay in a Holiday
> Inn express around there. It's a pretty good good hotel, don't gag too
> badly when you see Manhattan prices, the most I ever paid was $700/night
> but that was a week the UN was in town. If you do stay in that area go walk
> the Highline, I bet the flowers are nice this time of year.
> >
> > LGA is run down, or it was a couple years ago when I last went there.
> It's not a bad airport though.
> >
> > To anybody who hasn't been in NYC in 30 years, this is not the city it
> was. It's cleaned up a lot and is pretty safe by big city standards. Stick
> to the touristy areas and nobody will bother you.
> >
> >
> > Curt
> >
> > Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> >
> > On Mon, Aug 9, 2021 at 8:46 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes
> >  wrote:
> > For my weekend I’m thinking about moving to the Hilton that is close to
> the WTC/ground zero area. Got to thinking, how expensive and how would it
> take to take a cab/Uber from here to the dealership in the Bay Ridge area?
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 9, 2021, at 6:49 PM, Kaleb Striplin  wrote:
> > >
> > > Which turned into the kid also wanting to go. So I had to pay for 2
> tickets out of pocket. This also has turned into me staying until Monday so
> I can enjoy some sight seeing over the weekend. Since I had to buy tickets
> for the wife and kid I went the cheapest route possible, which in this case
> was LGA.
> > >
> > > I have a company paid hotel, Hampton Inn Brooklyn, up until Friday,
> and will book my own reservation Friday thru Monday. Might possibly
> relocate to a different hotel for the weekend? Recommended areas to look
> at? Perhap Manhattan closer to tourist crap? Or stay at same hotel? Any
> ferries that go across to them ride that Staten Island ferry?  I’m sure the
> wife and kid will ride the subway around while I’m at work: or just sit at
> hotel. After I’m done working, we will do the subway thing. Probably just
> take a cab to and from airport so we don’t have to haul luggage around. If
> we do relocate hotels Friday, will probably have the wife haul the bags to
> the new place while I’m at work.
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
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Re: [MBZ] Gazelle - Ford platform - $15,000

2021-08-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ROTFLMAO!

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 8:26 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Totally German then
>
> --FT
>
> On 8/10/21 1:32 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote:
> > This fiberglass poser car looks like a fat man in a speedo.
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Re: [MBZ] 1965 Volvo PV544. How the Humble have Risen

2021-08-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Back in the day, we had a customer who drove a 544 in the local autocross.
He put Goodyear Bluestreak sticky racing tires on it to improve his times.
He rolled it at one tight corner ---

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> I thought I did OK back in 1968/9.   Bought a 544 for $400 and sold for
> $325 a year later.
>
> Big mistake.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] Filed 2 roof claims with USAA

2021-08-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - "The check is in the mail!"

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 6:37 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Adjusted called a little while ago. Started with main house discussing
> deductible and coverage etc. He said if it was more than $5k they pay the
> depreciated value first then when work is done they send a second check for
> the rest of the value. Said same deal with the rental house no mention of
> ACV. This should be interesting.
>
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Re: [MBZ] Interesting power thingie

2021-08-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Aren't those wires also live when using the ODB port to power the system?
The battery in a trunk you can't open does require something like the ODB
port, but I wonder if the lighter socket won't do the same thing?

On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 11:05 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> True, but this is far more elegant of an approach, especially if you’re
> changing a battery. You would be wrestling live battery cables around the
> engine compartment while you’re trying to swap a battery.
>
> -D
>
> > On Aug 6, 2021, at 11:39 AM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > Just use standard jumper cables from the extra battery to the
> > battery cables in the car - no need for another device to lose 
> >
> > On Fri, Aug 6, 2021 at 9:36 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I like this one that has just clips and a voltage display and fuse $11
> >>
> >> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000870058429.html
> >>
> >> --FT
> >>
> >> On 8/6/21 10:14 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> >>> There are some less expensive ones that just use alligator clips for
> the
> >> battery connection, too.
> >>>
> >>> -D
> >>>
> >>>> On Aug 6, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Plugs into OBD port.  Puts some electrons into the system, saw a guy
> in
> >> a vid use it to pop the trunk on a W220 with a dead battery, it will
> also
> >> maintain all your settings when you disconnect the main battery.  You
> can
> >> (maybe) connect to a jump pack or some other 12V source.  I think I am
> >> going to order one, Bozos or Uncle Xi?
> >>>>
> >>>> $19 at Bozos's store. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MPY0DNI
> >>>>
> >>>> $15 at Uncle Xi's store.
> >> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32809951094.html
> >>>>
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> >
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> >
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Re: [MBZ] Interesting power thingie

2021-08-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Just use standard jumper cables from the extra battery to the
battery cables in the car - no need for another device to lose 

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> I like this one that has just clips and a voltage display and fuse $11
>
> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000870058429.html
>
> --FT
>
> On 8/6/21 10:14 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > There are some less expensive ones that just use alligator clips for the
> battery connection, too.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >> On Aug 6, 2021, at 9:48 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Plugs into OBD port.  Puts some electrons into the system, saw a guy in
> a vid use it to pop the trunk on a W220 with a dead battery, it will also
> maintain all your settings when you disconnect the main battery.  You can
> (maybe) connect to a jump pack or some other 12V source.  I think I am
> going to order one, Bozos or Uncle Xi?
> >>
> >> $19 at Bozos's store. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MPY0DNI
> >>
> >> $15 at Uncle Xi's store.
> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32809951094.html
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] Roof replacement and USAA

2021-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Nope - metal roof is no more noisy than the old shingles in a hail storm,
at least ours isn't.

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> Metal roof: might regret that during a storm.
>
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 11:42 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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>
> > So at Okie acres it has a more simple type roof. The rental house has the
> > steep pitched more complex roof that I would imagine will be a lot more
> > expensive. And really, these do not need to be replaced, just a new layer
> > of shingles
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Aug 5, 2021, at 10:08 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I’ve got to do a roof on the Flagstaff house in the near future. I
> have
> > a local roofing contractor coming by to give me an estimate soon. I may
> > talk to them about a metal roof - they’re fairly common in the area. The
> > house isn’t that big and the roof isn’t pitched significantly, so the
> roof
> > area isn’t bad. Might be worth considering…
> > >
> > > -D
> > >
> > >> On Aug 5, 2021, at 10:55 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> You get a company to come measure your roof then they make the panels
> > to fit and ship it all to the house, the crew then puts it up.  It does
> go
> > up fast so labor is less.  I can't remember the total cost, it was more,
> > but it is a much better solution
> > >>
> > >> --FT
> > >>
> > >>> On 8/5/21 10:47 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> > >>> I would have thought that a metal roof would be the same or cheaper
> > and it would seem to me to be much less labor to install, but have heard
> > they are a lot more expensive.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPhone
> > >>>
> >  On Aug 5, 2021, at 9:33 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > 
> >  I put a metal roof on my whole house when I did the addition, 50yr
> > roof at least.  Cost was not that much more and you don't have to think
> > about it ever again
> > 
> >  --FT
> > 
> > > On 8/5/21 10:01 AM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote:
> > > Is this the only continent that uses asphalt garbage on roofs? I
> > just don’t understand why a roof would be intentionally made to be
> > temporary with all other options totally unaffordable.
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > >>> On Aug 5, 2021, at 9:52 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >> On 2021-08-05 09:42, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > >>> Typically 20 or so depending on the location and climate. It’s
> > been my
> > >>> experience that insurers will depreciate a roof over 20 years.
> > >> So if your perfectly good 22 year old shingles get damaged by
> hail,
> > do they just say 'it was time anyway, have fun paying for it yourself'?
> > >>
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> > >>
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Re: [MBZ] outstanding in its field -- 1976 Mercedes 250SL - $3,000

2021-08-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Too much sun --- I get that way also.

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> The seats have a pinkish hue.
>
> On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:56 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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>
> > Interesting colors, take off a 0 and I would go for it
> >
> > No title necessary. Bill of sale only.
> >
> >
> >
> https://savannah.craigslist.org/cto/d/guyton-1976-mercedes-250sl/7360236607.html
> >
> > --
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Re: [MBZ] Why do companies…

2021-07-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's what he said, not what he did/does.

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> Incorrect. Higher incomes, higher employment rates, lower prices were a
> feature of the former admin. cf. what has happened in the last few months.
> Numbers don’t lie. I’ll stop there.
>
> -FT
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jul 28, 2021, at 8:51 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > but who had no empathy for the lower classes of poorer people. Even
> though he wouldn't do a thing for them, they voted for him because he told
> them he had a plan to make the country great and they all assumed they
> would make more money.
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Re: [MBZ] Someone needs this

2021-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Why? It was a POS when it was new ...

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Re: [MBZ] Dead tree

2021-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That deep freeze in late March (?) did a trip on some of our trees and
plants, but they are mostly smaller. The large ones are looking fine.

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> The tree looks the same as it always has except no leaves. Is it possible
> it just never came out of hibernation for some reason?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 26, 2021, at 10:37 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Bugs.
> >
> > https://www.treeserviceslittlerock.net/bugs-that-kill-trees/
> >
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: July 26, 2021 10:26 PM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: ka...@striplin.net
> > Subject: [MBZ] Dead tree
> >
> > How does a very large mature tree die from one year to the next? We have
> one by the driveway and road that was fine last year. As of now, it still
> does not have any leaves so I assume it’s dead. How the heck does that
> happen?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] W124 window gremlins

2021-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I've seen both soldered and crimped splices in aircraft.

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 4:24 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
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> I believe it's crimp for something like a ring terminal or
> quick-disconnect spade terminal. For attaching wires directly to a device
> it's solder. I'm not sure splicing a broken wire would be allowed?
>
> Allan
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021, at 4:11 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:
> > What is the standard for aircraft?
> > Solder?
> > Crimp?
> >
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: July 25, 2021 2:24 PM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: okd...@gmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 window gremlins
> >
> > I Ilike solder and stepped shrink tubing to provide strian/flex relief as
> > wire can break at the point the solder starts/stops if it's flexed there
> -
> > which at a door hinge is almost guaranteed.
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Re: [MBZ] W124 window gremlins

2021-07-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I Ilike solder and stepped shrink tubing to provide strian/flex relief as
wire can break at the point the solder starts/stops if it's flexed there -
which at a door hinge is almost guaranteed.

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 1:20 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> I like solder and shrink tubing much better than tape. It creates a much
> tighter seal and doesn't come off because of heat or cold like tape. It
> also makes a smaller repair joint, which serves better in tight spaces.
>
> On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 8:28 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > Find older car, like W123.  Harvest hinge wiring.  Splice in so that
> > survivor wire takes the mechanical stress.  I like solder and tape, not
> > crimp.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Jul 24, 2021, at 5:00 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > My idea for the fix is to use wire that has very fine copper strands
> and
> > > silicon insulation, so they are very flexible.  Cut out the old harness
> > for
> > > about a six to eight inch section that bridges the accordion hinge, and
> > > crimp in the new wires, so that one set of crimps is inside the body
> and
> > > the other set is fully in the door.
> > >
> > > Friend has a pretty new VW Jetta, probably about ten years old or so,
> and
> > > it had a similar problem with electric windows.  Suspecting the wires
> in
> > > the accordion joint, I opened up the driver's door and found the
> problem
> > > there.  What impressed me was that there was a socket in the body, and
> > the
> > > door wiring harness plugged into that socket.  Pull out the connector,
> > > remove the door panel, and it was easy to see that one could replace
> the
> > > door harness as a unit, including the part that flexes and fails.  I'm
> > > pretty sure he bought a replacement from the dealer.
> > > -
> > > Max
> > > Charleston SC
> > >
> > >
> > >> On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 7:15 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> > >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> So I had the opportunity to delve into this problem again on my
> > brother’s
> > >> 1989 300TE- rear left window going down spontaneously. As many of you
> > >> suspected the problem does indeed lie in the wiring harness between
> the
> > b
> > >> pillar and rear door. One wire is sheared in half while others have
> > cracked
> > >> and missing insulation. How do I fix this? Is there a replacement
> window
> > >> harness available? I can’t see crimping the wires together working in
> > this
> > >> location as the flexing from door opening and closing will cause the
> > repair
> > >> to fail in short order.
> > >>
> > >>
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Re: [MBZ] MB to go all electric by 2030?

2021-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Speaking of solar power  and vehicles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9dqTwUuKEM


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> The Pebble Mine was shot down by the Bristol Bay fishermen and their
> allies.
>
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 9:05 PM Clay via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
> > GWN is a perfect example of the intractable situation EVs face.  Only in
> > the past 18 months has there been a connected “grid” for electricity.
> Oh,
> > there were six or seven individual providers who had an overly complex
> > interchange/pancaked rates exchange that could have seen an electron
> moved
> > from one end of the grid to the other, but the thing would have cost
> > thousands of % more by the time it got there.  Now, it is all “one” from
> > Seward to Fairbanks, at a reasonable fee.
> >
> > Nothing else is connected to anything at all.  Micro generation for each
> > village or outpost at a cost of dollars per kilowatt hour.  Not that
> there
> > are roads between these remote places, so no need for EV anyway.
> Sometime
> > in the next few months, maybe by Spring 2022, a person could EV from
> > Fairbanks south and have charge points so you actually arrive.  Battery
> > life at -30C is not going to be good.
> >
> > Then, there is all the magic minerals to make an EV function.  There are
> > at least 19 rare earth minerals in mineable quantities.  All have been
> > mined and processed before.  Most recently WWII based on recent articles.
> > A massive graphite mine is attempting to get approved.  It makes the
> > magical blend that is perfect for Elon’s battery packs.  And let us not
> > overlook the MASSIVE copper deposit that would supply US needs well into
> > the 22nd century.  But that is not to be, the enviro-weenies at Corps of
> > Engineers yanked their approval after a call by the current resident.
> >
> > If you expect to own an EV, it will be made out of Chinese minerals and
> > labor.
> >
> > Clay
> >
> >
> > inter urinas et faeces nascimur
> >
> > > On Jul 22, 2021, at 7:55 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I hate to rain on the EV parade, but, who is going to invest the
> critical
> > > and much needed $400 Trillion in building new electrical generation and
> > > transmission lines to support all these new EV vehicles, in the next 9
> > > years?
> > > Graphic example: California just ordered all EV vehicles NOT to charge,
> > > because the power transmission lines were at peak load and could not
> meet
> > > the expected charging demands.
> > > Record heat, record AC use, forest fires caused by overheated and
> sagging
> > > transmission lines... etc etc... repeat across Europe.
> > > Presently, there is serious discussion about shutting down Hoover Dam
> > > because of extreme drought. The water level in Lake Meade is lower than
> > it
> > > has been in 50 years.
> > > Mining for EV battery materials and critical component materials is in
> > > extreme short supply, for the projected future.
> > > Large power plants historically take 20 or more years to build, Large
> > > transformers have lead times measured in years. Transmission lines? Who
> > > knows for sure, few have been built in the past 40 years. Steel for
> > > towers... made in the steel mills in China... Wire for lines... ? Who
> > mines
> > > the raw materials and what is the real lead time to make thousands of
> > miles
> > > of new transmission lines?
> > > Asking for a friend.
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Re: [MBZ] Red death

2021-07-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Apparently the delta variant is killing a higher percentage of young people
now.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 11:40 AM Max Dillon via Mercedes <
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> Correct, if you believe in evolution, then it should be easy to understand
> that the virus will mutate (evolve) to become (a) more infectious and (b)
> less deadly.  Killing the host is not a good way to spread, just want to
> reproduce and spread.  Survival of the fittest.  The first wave of the
> original virus has killed off the most vulnerable, that alone should reduce
> the deaths this time around.
>
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
>
>
> Jul 22, 2021 12:26:59 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes :
>
> > It is impossible to contain a virus that has become endemic. The OC43
> coronavirus likely caused an epidemic in the mid 1800's. It is now a common
> cold. That's how coronavirus' work. If they killed their hosts, the virus
> would burn itself out (see "ebola"). They become easier to spread, but less
> lethal. This particular virus will mutate to become another cold virus.
> Whether or not the media and the politicians will admit that is another
> story.
> >
> > Secondary assignment. Look up ADE, and for bonus credit look up Original
> Antigenic Sin.
> >
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: July 22, 2021 11:07 AM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: curtlud...@yahoo.com
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Red death
> >
> > The 2+ week lag is always interesting. I also find it interesting that
> they'll talk about the number of cases but "forget" to mention that the
> death rate is way down...
> > -Curt
> >
> > On Thursday, July 22, 2021, 11:59:30 AM EDT, Randy Bennell via
> Mercedes  wrote:
> >
> >
> https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1417952565686382592?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
> >
> > due to gatherings on the 4th of July likely - up 52.5% from the previous
> > week
> >
> >
> >
> > On 21/07/2021 6:38 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> The media is getting the fear going again and j bet we are fixing to be
> locked down again.
> >>
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] 1980 450SL - 130k miles - $9,500

2021-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I like the 8 hole wheels, but yes, it came with bundts. I wonder if the
offset is proper ...

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>  it practically shrieks bad taste.
>
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 6:33 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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>
> > yeah probably
> >
> > --FT
> >
> > On 7/19/21 6:29 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > > This would have had bundt wheels originally, no?
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/indianapolis-1980-mercedes-450sl/7353388669.html
> > >
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Re: [MBZ] It’s hitting the fan

2021-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I read this AM that car dealers are raking in the cash with the shortage of
new cars and increasing demand for used cars. Kaleb's company should be in
a really good position now.


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> Makes me wonder what the hell is going on?
> I mean car makers are starting to get chips to build cars again.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 1987 300TD - 297k miles - $350

2021-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
From the news today, everything that rolls is heating up.

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> 124s are heating up. Kinda knew they would.
>
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2021, 3:25 PM Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
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>
> > That didn't last long.
> > Not surprising I guess.
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[MBZ] OT: Rats love Tesla's

2021-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Also Hondas, Fords, and VW's (in my experience)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/if-you-have-this-popular-car-beware-of-rats-owners-say/ss-AAMjTvO

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Re: [MBZ] ML350 hits a tree

2021-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Looked it up - "The W164 replaced the body-on-frame W163
 M-Class for the
2006 model year.  "

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 2:28 PM OK Don  wrote:

> Isn't the W163 the MY320, and the ML 350 is the W164???
>
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 1:50 PM greg via Mercedes 
> wrote:
>
>> How could that happen to a W163? Wouldn't the frame hold the front and
>> back together?
>>
>> Greg
>>
>> > and splits in half, killing 4
>> >
>> >
>> https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/4-people-dead-after-terrible-single-vehicle-accident-splits-car-in-half/ar-AAMhL2Y?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 I’m doing when I don’t know what I am
>> > doing.†  Wernher
>> > Von Braun
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Re: [MBZ] ML350 hits a tree

2021-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Isn't the W163 the MY320, and the ML 350 is the W164???

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 1:50 PM greg via Mercedes 
wrote:

> How could that happen to a W163? Wouldn't the frame hold the front and
> back together?
>
> Greg
>
> > and splits in half, killing 4
> >
> >
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/4-people-dead-after-terrible-single-vehicle-accident-splits-car-in-half/ar-AAMhL2Y?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 I’m doing when I don’t know what I am
> > doing.†  Wernher
> > Von Braun
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[MBZ] ML350 hits a tree

2021-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
and splits in half, killing 4

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/4-people-dead-after-terrible-single-vehicle-accident-splits-car-in-half/ar-AAMhL2Y?li=BBnb7Kz

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Re: [MBZ] I have really got to dump USAA soon

2021-07-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It can be more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slowly 

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> I haven't been on here in a long time.  Sorry about that.  I have been
> swamped.  I happened to see this email subject and wanted to pile on.  --
> Not really.
>
> ALSO remember the 81 240D I bought from Kaleb?   It is for sale.  I
> actually got the a/c working.   There is definitely something wrong with
> the accelerator linkage.  It is SLOW.  And when I pull the lever under the
> hood, it does not go all the way to the stop point.   It still runs good.
> I put it on facebook and disclosed all the warts and priced it to sell for
> $1950.  I have had tons of interest, but no buyers yet.  I can't imagine
> driving one of these with an automatic.  The 4 speed is sort of fun.   And
> even though I have a MUCH nice newer car, my 10 year old is constantly
> asking if we can take the Mercedes.  He said my other car is too smooth. He
> likes how the Diesel bounces around.
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT - Electrical Distribution Panel Relocation

2021-07-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Here you can call the utility co. and they will come out and pull a fuse or
switch at the transformer - killing power to everything including the
meter. When you're finished, call them and they will turn it back on. How
responsive they are to your calls might be another issue ---

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> I am not an electrician and I know nothing about the rules in Florida,
> so take this with a grain of salt.
>
> I think you should be able to install a splitter box (which is basically
> a metal box with terminals inside to connect wires ) where the old panel
> is and then run new wires up to a new panel, or perhaps up to 2 new
> panels. A friend has a set up like that in his house. He has 2 100 Amp
> panels. The ability to have an actual 200 Amps likely depends on how big
> the wire coming in is and the size of the meter box but often the issue
> is not so much the need for 200 Amps as it is the need for space for
> more breakers etc. Who uses all of their electrical stuff at one time?
>
> You are likely not allowed to do it but if you can remove the meter from
> the socket, then there would be no power feed into the house and you
> could install the splitter box and a new panel quite safely. Then just
> push the meter back in. Around here the meters are glass or now plastic
> covered bowl shaped things. There is a ring around the outside that
> holds it onto the meter socket box. Remove the seal and the ring comes
> off. Then you should be able to pull the meter out if you wiggle it a
> bit as you pull. It just has male metal terminals that go into female
> terminals on the inside of the meter socket box. To re-install you just
> push it in tight to the socket frame and put the ring clamp back on.
> Leave the broken seal on the ground under it so the utility company
> thinks it fell off?
>
> You should get permits for this sort of thing and/or hire an
> electrician, but lots of people do things like this themselves. Just be
> careful and know what you are doing.
>
> A friend actually changed out his panel while it was live. He did not
> want to pull the meter because he knew there was a broken part in the
> meter socket and it would have to be replaced. He disconnected wires in
> the panel and taped rubber spark plug boots over the ends in order to
> get them out of the panel and into the new panel while they were live. I
> thought he was crazy to risk it but he did it without killing himself.
>
>
>
> On 14/07/2021 6:48 PM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes wrote:
> > Wondering if anyone here has experience with relocating an existing
> distribution panel in a house?
> >
> > In this case the existing panel, a 1970s 100A service panel, has been
> partially obstructed by “improvements” to the house that place it at or
> near floor level of an exterior deck.
> >
> >
> >
> [cid:0852C906-A70E-43D0-A951-22936A1E8C78][cid:BA5F3A9B-D003-4A56-A2DF-E8D575390C6D]
> >
> > Ideally, I would want to raise it up to the proper height as well as
> possibly increase the size to a 200A service. I realize the service
> capacity would be a utility thing we would have to work out with them. From
> my experience with utilities, it shouldn’t involve any changes to speak of
> as I suspect the transformer and service drop is probably good for 200A.
> >
> > I guess my primary concern is if this can even be done. And how would
> they connect the existing cables to extend them? Split bolts? Crimps? Or is
> this even feasible without rewiring the whole house?
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > -D
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Re: [MBZ] 1985 500SEL 70k miles $20,000

2021-07-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If you want a LWB W126 gasser, then the 560SEL is the one to get ...

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> 500SELs, while desirable for the performance they had for the time, are
> fairly common but typically in marginal condition at best. Based on what
> I’ve seen over the recent past, this could potentially be a $10k car, maybe
> a little more, mainly due to the mileage and color. The mileage could
> probably push it up on BaT if it was offered there.
>
> You can buy a pretty decent one for $5k these day from what I’ve seen, but
> I’m not sure why you would. There are a lot of issues with things like fuel
> systems, for example. Goodness knows what parts availability is getting to
> be like as well.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jul 14, 2021, at 3:14 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is this really anywhere in the ballpark of what these are worth?
> >
> >
> https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/charlotte-1985-mercedes-500-sel/7350895111.html
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT gulf beaches

2021-07-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That just adds to the excitement and bragging rights ...

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> Also a high risk for hurricanes in September.
>

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Re: [MBZ] OT? - AMG Mustang

2021-07-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Exactly!!!

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> Have a lot more to do, to make up for all those small block Chevy
> conversions...
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] 2004 Crossfire Manny - 47k miles - $9,995

2021-07-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A friend owns one and speaks highly of it - says it drives better than he
expected it to (Miata race driver/instructor).

On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 1:27 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
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> This is true. Essentially an SLK chassis with a Chrysler designed body.
> I’ve worked on a few, they’re actually quite nice despite being a Chrysler
> product on a Mercedes chassis.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jul 9, 2021, at 2:18 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Those are basically a SLK but probably with some cheaper components
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iPhone
> >
> >> On Jul 9, 2021, at 1:03 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Easy to imagine this becoming a cult classic pretty soon
> >>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Kinda on topic I guess. Never liked the look of these, but that is
> usually
> >>> the case for me with Chrysler styling.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/bloomington-2004-chrysler-crossfire/7348073809.html
> >>>
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[MBZ] OT? - AMG Mustang

2021-07-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/check-out-this-1969-ford-mustang-with-the-mercedes-amg-dna-ar192196.html

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Re: [MBZ] OT Web Browser Privacy

2021-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We use Startpage - generally good.

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> Did that, went through the first page of results, was not satisfied.
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 3:39 PM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > DuckDuckGo
> >
> > -D
> >
> > > On Jul 8, 2021, at 3:36 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Firefox used to be my preferred browser, but lately it's functionality
> > has
> > > been lacking.
> > >
> > > Can anyone point me to a good "how to" guide for the privacy settings
> for
> > > Edge?  A few years ago, I found an article online that walked through
> all
> > > the Chrome settings so one can minimize privacy impacts (from third
> > parties
> > > and from Google).  I was looking yesterday and found helpful advice
> > about a
> > > few simple and obvious things, all focused on privacy / security from
> > third
> > > parties, but I was expecting a lot more.
> > >
> > >
> > > -
> > > Max
> > > Charleston SC
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Re: [MBZ] OT Web Browser Privacy

2021-07-08 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We've been using Brave for a couple of years now. There are issues with a
few sites, but not many. Mostly with bank sites that want to "remember" you
- having to answer the security questions over and over again.

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 3:12 PM Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
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> If I can make Edge behave, I think I'll be happier, but worth a look and
> some consideration.  For years I did the third party browser thing with
> Firefox, so maybe I should go to Brave.
>
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 3:58 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > This may help. I have heard good things about Brave. I have no firsthand
> > knowledge though.
> >
> > https://www.lifewire.com/best-private-web-browsers-4177138
> >
> >
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Re: [MBZ] (The family in the picture is not included:) 2012 Mercedes 3000 diesel flatbed truck - $14, 500 (Southern Pines, NC)

2021-07-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It looks nice, but I don't think you'll load many cars with that ramp ---

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> I think you do need it. Make you Kaleb of the East
>
> Dwight Giles Jr.
> Wickford RI
>
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 10:10 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm pretty sure I need this
> >
> >
> >
> https://fayetteville.craigslist.org/cto/d/aberdeen-2012-mercedes-3000-diesel/7347086067.html
> >
> > --
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Re: [MBZ] Towing road trip in the Hoovie GL

2021-07-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do you have a tranny oil temp gauge in either of them? That's one way to
keep from burning them up.

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 8:03 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> Yea the 722.9 might be strong, but I do not think it is near as heavy
> duty as the Allison that sits behind the Duramax.  If the GL got a lot
> better mileage towing, it would make sense.  If they get close to the
> same, might as well use the Duramax.
>
> On 7/5/2021 2:07 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote:
> > Sounds like a good vehicle, finally.  Yeah there is more to go wrong
> > with it but if you bought to drive, then...  The 722.9s are pretty
> > strong as long as you keep after the fluid, I was watching some vids
> > about rebuilding 722.9s, seems like the clutches burn up with
> > bad/old/no fluid.  I think that is what happened to this 06ML500 as
> > the old fluid was burned and nasty and it seemed pretty low what I
> > drained out.
> >
> > The 05ML500 towed that 06 home on my trailer, no problems. It has a
> > 722.6 which is pretty strong.
> >
> > --FT
> >
> > On 7/5/21 2:48 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Since the Duramax is down getting injectors replaced, I took the GL
> >> up to Kansas City to pickup my new 2 post lift.  The trailer weighs
> >> approx 2k lbs and the lift is about 1500.  Towing up empty with 2k
> >> and back with 3500 or so, it averaged about 16.5mpg.  This was mostly
> >> at around 70mph.  The GL seems to be a great tow vehicle, tows very
> >> smooth and never seemed to have any trouble pulling that weight. Had
> >> to pass cars a few times on 2 lane highways and did not have an
> >> issue.  I would be real curious to see how it does pulling a car such
> >> as a 210, 126 etc.  If it was closer to 7k lbs, I would imagine the
> >> mileage would be less.  My Duramax gets around 14 or so with the
> >> crappy injectors that were in there.  When I get that finished up, I
> >> am not sure there will really be a lot of difference between the
> >> 300hp 3/4 ton truck and what the GL will do as far as towing
> >> mileage.  I would not mind using the GL to tow more, but I am worried
> >> about sudden airmatic failures, or other issues that could pop up
> >> while on the road that parts would not be as readily available.  Also
> >> seems like it could wear out the 722.9 faster, not really sure how
> >> heavy duty that is.
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] W124 window gremlins

2021-07-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Switches rarely fail with a closed contact in my experience - they fail by
not making contact when you push it. If the window went down by itself,
something closed the circuit somewhere - and I'm betting it didn;t happen
in the switch.

On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 7:11 AM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Yeah the German engineers didn’t design the cars for low class American
> pigs and their big gulps!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 4, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah those console switches are not sealed AFAIK and are prone to
> gunking up with soda, coffee, etc. The German designers never imagined
> someone would be drinking and eating while driving.
> >
> > Allan
> >
> >
> >> On Sun, Jul 4, 2021, at 9:49 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Dr Booth used to say to spray contact  cleaner on console switch  &
> move it
> >> 50-100 times. FWIW
> >>
> >> Dwight Giles Jr.
> >> Wickford RI
> >>
> >> On Sun, Jul 4, 2021, 7:37 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> >> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I don’t think it does. The car is a mess.
> >>> I will search for a shorted wire in the door hinge area.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
>  On Jul 4, 2021, at 10:58 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  Swap switches left to right to test those, assuming the other rear
> >>> window works.
> 
>  Max Dillon
>  Charleston SC
> 
> 
>  Jul 3, 2021 6:49:54 PM Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com>:
> 
> > Fuse was checked and replaced. No difference. To be clear, the old
> >>> switch also stopped working entirely before we replaced with new so I
> can’t
> >>> fault the new switch.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >>> On Jul 3, 2021, at 6:39 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'd first of all check the fuse, in case maybe there was a
> momentary
> >>> short somehow caused in the process of changing the switch.
> >>
> >> Otherwise, sounds like the new switch is bad. Try to verify with an
> >>> ohmmeter/test light?
> >>
> >> Allan
> >>
> >>> On Sat, Jul 3, 2021, at 6:34 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
> wrote:
> >>> It doesn’t work at all. The window is stuck in the down position.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> > On Jul 3, 2021, at 6:31 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  When you say you replaced the switch "and nothing" you mean the
> >>> window now doesn't work at all or it still winds down on its own?
> 
>  Allan
> 
> > On Sat, Jul 3, 2021, at 6:15 PM, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
> >>> wrote:
> > My brother has a 1989 300TE and the left rear window went down
> it’s
> >>> own- that is the motor wound it down without actuating the switch. We
> took
> >>> the door panel off and disconnected the switch and reconnected it and
> the
> >>> window went up again after we actuated the switch but then went down
> again
> >>> on its own. We replaced switch with a new one and nothing. Can this be
> a
> >>> wiring issue?
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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Re: [MBZ] OT - compressed air system update

2021-07-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
They come in shorter lengths and smaller diameters also - I went one size
larger than the wizard recommended for my shop. The fittings,
regulator/filters, etc. are more expensive than the basic kit.

On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 10:26 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
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> I guess I should have been paying closer attention.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 4, 2021, at 9:42 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I posted two that were listed on eBay for under $150, but they are long
> gone.
> >
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: July 4, 2021 9:30 PM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: ka...@striplin.net
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - compressed air system update
> >
> > I was thinking the ones that were posted earlier were around $100 or
> less, maybe it was a shorter run of line or something.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jul 4, 2021, at 8:42 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> From Amazon:
> >>
> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FKYRTU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8=1
> >>
> >> Direct from the manufacturer:
> >> https://www.rapidairproducts.com/shop/maxline/3-4-maxline-master-kit
> >>
> >> The wizard for getting the right system:
> >> https://www.rapidairproducts.com/product-configurator
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 7:56 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I’m getting ready to do this. Can you post the link to the one you
> used?
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
> >>>> On Jul 4, 2021, at 5:02 PM, OK Don via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I decided on the "Maxline M7500 Master Kit, 3/4-Inch x 100-Feet"
> system.
> >>>> After adding another $300 or so in fittings, regulators, filters an
> >>> driers,
> >>>> etc., It's up and holding pressure now. I have two drops in opposite
> >>>> corners of the hangar, can tell that the die grinder sounds like it's
> >>>> spinning faster, and I don't have to worry about PVC shrapnel while
> I'm
> >>>> working now.
> >>>> The system was easy to work with and seems good. Time will tell,
> >>> hopefully
> >>>> for the next owner, long after I'm gone.
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> 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 Braun
> >>>> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >>>> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> >>>> 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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> >>
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> >> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>
> >> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> >> Von Braun
> >> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] OT - compressed air system update

2021-07-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
From Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FKYRTU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8=1

Direct from the manufacturer:
https://www.rapidairproducts.com/shop/maxline/3-4-maxline-master-kit

The wizard for getting the right system:
https://www.rapidairproducts.com/product-configurator


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> I’m getting ready to do this. Can you post the link to the one you used?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Jul 4, 2021, at 5:02 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >
> > I decided on the "Maxline M7500 Master Kit, 3/4-Inch x 100-Feet" system.
> > After adding another $300 or so in fittings, regulators, filters an
> driers,
> > etc., It's up and holding pressure now. I have two drops in opposite
> > corners of the hangar, can tell that the die grinder sounds like it's
> > spinning faster, and I don't have to worry about PVC shrapnel while I'm
> > working now.
> > The system was easy to work with and seems good. Time will tell,
> hopefully
> > for the next owner, long after I'm gone.
> >
> > --
> > 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 Braun
> > 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> > 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
> > 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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[MBZ] OT - compressed air system update

2021-07-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I decided on the "Maxline M7500 Master Kit, 3/4-Inch x 100-Feet" system.
After adding another $300 or so in fittings, regulators, filters an driers,
etc., It's up and holding pressure now. I have two drops in opposite
corners of the hangar, can tell that the die grinder sounds like it's
spinning faster, and I don't have to worry about PVC shrapnel while I'm
working now.
The system was easy to work with and seems good. Time will tell, hopefully
for the next owner, long after I'm gone.

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Frozen iMac computer at boot up

2021-07-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I can think of two possible actions:
1 - new batteries in the keyboard.
2 - buy a PC ...

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> I was browsing a recipe website a couple days ago and my screen froze. I
> powered off but when I restarted it never got through the booting process.
> On several occasions it made it halfway through and then ended up with a
> white screen. I fiddled around with the keyboard and eventually was able to
> open up one more time. I should not have closed it out again, because now
> it is permanently disabled. I have a wireless keyboard. I believe this is a
> 2011 iMac which otherwise has been very dependable. I think I caught a
> virus. Suggestions how to work around this issue?
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Re: [MBZ] W124 window gremlins

2021-07-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My vote is for a short in the wiring - it seems the most likely cause for
the window going down uncommanded. It's probably where the wires enter the
door at the hinge area or where they pass through a grommet that has
deteriorated over the years.

On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 7:32 PM Jim Cathey via Mercedes <
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> In the computer-less windows the rear windows' door switches are in
> series with the front switches for same.  If EITHER switch is wonky then
> the window won't work right.  There are only two wires to the motor.
> One ends up hot and the other ends up grounded in order to make
> the motor run. I.e., both wires are switched simultaneously.  Ample
> opportunity for something to go wrong within either of the switches.
> IIRC the resting state of both motor wires is hot.  If true, that's a good
> diagnostic step, though you have to disconnect the motor to prove that
> this is the case.  (If you don't both sides will look hot even if only one
> is,
> because the minuscule metering current will run through the motor.)
>
> Rare that a wire goes bad, except for the ones going through the hinge.
> You have to look at a schematic in order to theorize what single failure
> could cause any observed symptoms.  That and a multimeter and you
> should be able to figure it out.
>
> Barring trauma, it's one of: fuse, dirty switch, or broken hinge wire.
> At least, initially.  It's also entirely possible to make things worse
> while
> trying to fix it.
>
> -- Jim
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Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Very true!
Also remember that all electrical use does not occur at the same time.
Typically cooling/heating demand is highest during the day and most EVs
will be charged at night - actually evening out the load somewhat.

On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 1:06 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> I mean, a gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel has made quite a trip to make
> it into my vehicle. It's amazing that it can be as inexpensive as it is ...
> Curt
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It also points out the folly of massive centralized systems. When one plant
goes down, too many are left without power (which most of us depend on for
daily life). We need efficient local (in my backyard) power generation
systems - decentralized power (thorium reactors, anyone?). You can then
produce the power you need, when you need it. Combine solar, wind, whatever
with the fossil fuel of your choice.
Efficiency is the key - the current home generators burn too much fuel for
the power they produce. There
There's an opportunity here for someone smart enough to figure it out.

On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> Billions of government support dollars have been thrown at solar, wind, and
> other alternate energy systems. Those government free money dollars
> produced more solar farms, wind farms, and programs to build more. However,
> each system to date has a fatal flaw. That flaw being, the wind doesn't
> always blow the same speed, the sun doesn't always shine at night or in ice
> storms, and the energy produced has no way to be stored to be used "on
> demand" after it is produced... There are no huge city sized batteries to
> plug your Prius into.
> Add to that, the transmission systems for power are old, and tired, and
> have not been updated or maintained. At current capacity, they are
> routinely at or near overloaded.
> Vulnerable, is the word that comes to mind. So, if you really want an
> "electric only utopia" start building the support structure that will
> support it. Or, learn to like fossil fuels.
> I know, reality bites...
>
> On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 4:40 AM dan penoff.com via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > One of the things I’ve heard of late and agree with is that the
> > infrastructure to support charging at a scale that some are attempting to
> > envision just doesn’t exist and probably never will.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >
> > > On Jul 2, 2021, at 10:47 PM, Larry Turner via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Am I being too simplistic to wonder what will happen when all the cars
> > are electric (green wet dream) and all other consumer
> electronic/electrical
> > devices depend on plug in 110v for charging?  Seems to me, when that kind
> > of demand hits, the solar and wind farms will be woefully unable to
> > adequate;'fill the need?
> > >
> > > tia,
> > > Larry
> > > 06 S350..
> > >
> > > On 7/2/2021 8:07 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes wrote:
> > >> No, the freight rail issue was the railroads trying to get a monopoly
> > and shut everyone else down.  Huge shipping rate wars resulted in the
> > collapse of the rail beds and operations because they weren't making
> enough
> > money, in spite of being able to legally cooperate on setting rates.
> > Corporate stupidity.  Bankrupted the New York Central after they bought
> > everyone else on the East Coast, leaving the nation with NO freight rail
> > until the Feds stepped in, and killed the passenger service.  We got the
> > grossly underfunded AmTrack instead.
> > >>
> > >> The rail system should have been nationalized during WWi and operated
> > like the highway system, with the rail companies operating the trains and
> > the rails being owned and operated by the Federal government (like
> > highways).  Rail companies paid highway fuel tax on diesel fuel into the
> > 1980s, directly subsidizing their competition.
> > >>
> > >> To give you an idea of how crazy the rail system is, the 20th Century
> > Limited from New York to Chicago passed over the rails owned and
> maintained
> > by something like 175 railroad companies, some of which owned less the 20
> > miles of track and had not owned equipment since the early teens.
> > >>
> > >> Shear lunacy.  This includes the fact that for many years going west
> of
> > the Mississippi River required going through Chicago, even if you were
> > going from New Orleans to Alberquerque.  All the rails were laid by
> private
> > companies for whatever they were doing in the mid to late 1800s, and in
> > those days everything in the West (since it was almost all cattle being
> > shipped for export) went to Chicago.  Once the local companies serving
> > smaller cities dropped passenger service you have to take one of the big
> > lines (if they still had service) and they all ran through Chicago.
> Take a
> > look at the railroad maps sometime if you don't believe me.
> > >>
> > >> If I could take a train from Evansville to St. Louis I'd get to visit
> > my niece and nephew a lot more, and could have take my Mom some years
> > longer than we could in a car.
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Re: [MBZ] OT Electric Vehicles On Collision Course With Reality

2021-07-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The primary justification for electric vehicles is reducing CO2, which they
don't when you look at the entire cycle of building and operating one. I
didn't see that in his summary, and admit that I didn't read the complete
transcript.

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> Most damning, in my mind, are the very regressive policies which make poor
> people pay for rich people to enjoy electric cars.  Poor people pay
> electric bills, and part of those bills are the infrastructure upgrades to
> the grid.  Middle class people pay taxes, some of those taxes pay for
> incentives for upper middle class and rich people to buy electric cars.
> -
> Max
> Charleston SC
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 3:39 PM Meade Dillon  wrote:
>
> > Robert Bryce testified before a House committee yesterday on the subject
> > of electric vehicles.
> >
> >
> >
> https://docs.house.gov/meetings/CN/CN00/20210630/112853/HHRG-117-CN00-Wstate-BryceR-20210630.pdf
> >
> > Robert is one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on energy, and
> I
> > encourage you to read his entire testimony. Here are some highlights as
> > summarized by him:
> >
> > * I’m pro-electricity, but I am adamantly opposed to the notion that we
> > should “electrify everything” including transportation.
> >
> > * EVs are cool. They are not new. The history of EVs is a century of
> > failure tailgating failure. In 1911, the New York Times said that the
> > electric car “has long been recognized as the ideal solution.” In 1990,
> the
> > California Air Resources Board mandated 10% of car sales be zero-emission
> > vehicles by 2003. Today, 31 years later, only about 6% of the cars in
> > California have an electric plug.
> >
> > * The average household income for EV buyers is about $140,000. That’s
> > roughly two times the U.S. average. And yet, federal EV tax credits force
> > low- and middle-income taxpayers to subsidize the Benz and Beemer crowd.
> >
> > * Lower-income Americans are facing huge electric rate increases for grid
> > upgrades to accommodate EVs even though they will probably never own one.
> >
> > * This month, the California Energy Commission estimated the state will
> > need 1.3 million new public EV chargers by 2030. The likely cost to
> > ratepayers: about $13 billion.
> >
> > * Meanwhile, blackouts are almost certain this summer and electricity
> > prices are “absolutely exploding.” California’s electricity prices went
> up
> > by 7.5% last year and they will likely rise another 40% by 2030. This,
> in a
> > state with the highest poverty rate and largest Latino population in
> > America. How is racial justice or social equity being served by such
> > regressive policies?
> >
> > * I also talked about resilience, saying “Electrifying everything is the
> > opposite of anti-fragile. Electrifying transportation will put more of
> our
> > energy eggs in one basket. It will make the grid an even-bigger target
> for
> > terrorists, cyberthieves, or bad actors. It will reduce resilience and
> > reliability in case of a prolonged grid failure due to natural disaster,
> > equipment failure, or human error.”
> >
> > I also highlighted the myriad supply-chain problems with EVs. Citing work
> > done by the Natural History Museum in London, I said that electrifying
> half
> > of the U.S. motor vehicle fleet would require in rough terms:
> >
> > * 9 times the world’s current cobalt production
> > * 4 times global neodymium output
> > * 3 times global lithium production
> > * 2 times world copper production
> >
> > I concluded by saying:
> >
> > Oil’s dominance in transportation is largely due to its high energy
> > density. That density and improvements in internal combustion engines and
> > hybrids assure that oil will be fueling transport for decades to come.
> > Powerful lobby groups want Congress to spend billions on electrification
> > schemes that will impose regressive taxes on low-income Americans, reduce
> > our resilience, and increase reliance on China. That’s a dubious
> trifecta.
> >
> > -
> > Max
> > Charleston SC
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Weather Radar

2021-06-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Are you sure about that? I can get 1 hour, 6 hours and 12 hours radar
images from Windy on an android tablet. Haven't tried it on a phone -
screen is too small to be useful.

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> No.  I do like Windy, but the mobile app only goes back 1 hour.
>
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
>
>
> Jun 29, 2021 1:38:44 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes :
>
> > Does anyone know of a weather radar site that shows more than the last
> hour of precipitation movement?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] 642 slow crank

2021-06-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This one is $55 - works fine
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KETEBJI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8=1


On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 5:07 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
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> Harbor Freight has one that does DC for less than $100. I've got one, I
> use it a lot.
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 5:19 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   Hey, you're right.  I just looked at the
> (cheepcheep) one I have and it
> only does AC current.  h.  Never thought to look at the current part
> of it, I usually just do the VOM functions.
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/28/21 4:59 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > It would have to be one that can do DC current. Most of the cheap ones
> are AC only, AFAIK.
> >
> > Allan
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, at 4:53 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Clamp ammeter?  Put it on the cable from the battery.
> >>
> >> --FT
> >> Sent from iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Jun 28, 2021, at 4:22 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I can but I’m not entirely sure I know how.
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>
>  On Jun 28, 2021, at 3:17 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>  You inherited Hoovie’s luck with that thing. Yeah probably starter
> going south, can you check the amp draw on it?
> 
>  --FT
>  Sent from iPhone
> 
> >> On Jun 28, 2021, at 3:58 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > Driving around with the wife today in the hoovie GL. Seems like
> when cold it cranks over slower than it should like it would with a low
> battery. Did have that battery drain problem if sitting for a week won’t
> start. Truck is at operating temp and when you come out from a store to
> start it, seems like it turns over even slower than when cold. Can’t be a
> low battery problem because battery would be charged, and voltage while
> running is fine. Battery is new and terminals look fine. I suppose I can
> check the connections at the starter but is this a sign starter is getting
> weak?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Oh boy

2021-06-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My first Benz was a '70 220D - similar color, though mine had a column
shifter, aftermarket A/C, and no sunroof. Also badly rusted fenders and
sills (first 100K miles in MN).

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> 1970 Mercedes Benz 220 diesel
>
>
> https://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/d/wichita-1970-mercedes-benz-220-diesel/7342292993.html
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>
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Re: [MBZ] Pressure filler -- has anyone ever used one of these?

2021-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I made the garden sprayer brake bleeder (did Wilton post that first?) and
it works great. I now have another one for aircraft brake fluid as well.
Yes, dedicated pumps for each fluid.

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 2:21 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I have read about people making the same thing with a cheap garden
> sprayer, which you can find for < $20.
>
> That Motive one looks exactly like their pressure brake bleeder I have,
> with a different fitting on the end of the tube. I love the brake
> bleeder, would never want to bleed brakes any other way.
>
> Best not to mix fluids though, so good to have a separate one for each
> type of fluid (brakes, transmission, etc).
>
> I'm planning to try the garden sprayer aproach next time I need to do a
> transmission fluid change. Sounds better than messing around with a
> long-neck funnel.
>
> Allan
>
> Floyd Thursby via Mercedes  writes:
>
> >
> https://smile.amazon.com/Motive-Products-1735-Power-Transfer/dp/B0119DI58A
> >
> > Makes adding fluid to the 722.9 easy, can use pressure instead of a hand
> > pump on the fluid bottle like I got for filling diffs.  I wonder if
> > something can be bodged up to use it like a brake pressure bleeder too.
> > There seem to be many different versions, this one is US made and looks
> > basically like all the others.
> >
> > I need to get the filler adapter too, it screws into the bottom drain
> > hole and you hook this thing to the filler tool then pump the fluid in
> >
> >
> https://smile.amazon.com/HZ-MONSTAR-Transmission-Compatible-Mercedes-Automatic/dp/B08Z7WYW6P
> >
> > FCPEuro have the trans kit with filter and fluid for $119, I need a kit
> > for each the $900E500 after I get the new CP and the $1200ML500 to see
> > if that cures the bad shifting.
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Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop

2021-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Looks good, but the fine print: " To straighten the tubing, run it through
our straightening tool, or use the bender tool to make precise angles.
(Straightening and bending tools are sold separately.  "

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 11:59 AM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
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> Pretty good price, zero feedback seller though. 3/4". The big stuff. More
> than you need. I've never heard anyone say "my compressor is too big" or "I
> have too much money" so there's that.
>
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/MaxLine-100-Foot-3-4-Inch-Semi-Flexible-Compressed-Air-Tubing-Master-Kit-Blue-/393375899439
>
>
> Rick
>
> 
>   Original Message
> 
> Show Details
> From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> Sent: June 20, 2021 11:09 AM
> To: curtlud...@yahoo.com;
> mercedes@okiebenz.com
> Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> Cc: okd...@gmail.com
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>
> Spray oil instead of paint!
>
> So Rapid Air has a wizard for your specific situation. With my 3.7HP
> compressor and a max line length of 75ft, they recommend the ½" MaxLine
> tubing.
> https://www.rapidairproducts.com/choose-a-system
>
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Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop

2021-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Spray oil instead of paint!

So Rapid Air has a wizard for your specific situation. With my 3.7HP
compressor and a max line length of 75ft, they recommend the ½" MaxLine
tubing.
https://www.rapidairproducts.com/choose-a-system

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 10:59 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Or just oil the heck out of it. ;)
> Curt
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
>
>   On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 10:15 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes<
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:   Make sure you use a dehydrator or
> dessicants or something like that so your pipes don’t rust
>
> —FT
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Jun 19, 2021, at 9:29 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > I’m going to use iron pipe
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 19, 2021, at 8:21 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Speaking of running air lines, what about using PEX for air lines???
> >>
> >>> On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 2:36 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> After replacing the suspension pump on the GL yesterday, today I messed
> >>> with that current draw deal.  No conclusions drawn as it seem to be
> >>> behaving at the moment.  I then pulled the 85 300CD out of the shop so
> I
> >>> could get the wrecked 97 E300 out.  This 97 was the car that used to be
> >>> my daily driver but wife was driving it and somehow managed to clip the
> >>> back corner of a truck while on her phone I am sure.  I have pulled the
> >>> fender but the inner fender is bent a little and I would like to try
> and
> >>> pull it back out enough to get replacement fender bolted on.  Anyway,
> >>> its been sitting on the shop since 2018 on a HF viking 4 amp auto
> >>> charger. It fired right up and AC even still blows ice cold.  I pulled
> >>> it out, cleaned up and moved some stuff around then pulled the CD back
> >>> in where the E300 was parked.  I then pulled the Duramax in so I could
> >>> start replacing the injectors on it next week.  It it still a bit
> >>> crowded in front of the truck so I may end up pulling it back out, then
> >>> pull the CD out and just pull it it back in the other shop door and
> park
> >>> it over there.  That will give me plenty of room to work in front of
> the
> >>> truck.  After all this is done, I plan I pulling most of the cars out,
> >>> throwing all the trash away and organizing the rest, get my air lines
> >>> ran around the shop, then get that 2 post drive on alignment lift going
> >>> and install a 2 post lift, then move cars back in.  Afterwards
> hopefully
> >>> all tools and parts will be organized and I can start getting some of
> >>> these cars done and sold.
> >>>
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> >>
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> >> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
> >>
> >> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”
> Wernher
> >> Von Braun
> >> 2013 F150, 18 mpg
> >> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop

2021-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It does, and the prices are a lot less than I saw when I first went looking
for the "correct" way to plumb compressed air 

On Sun, Jun 20, 2021 at 10:34 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I remember seeing on one of those cable car shows some years ago the guy
> was installing this anodized aluminum pipe with push-on fittings for air
> distribution.  The stuff was lightweight and looked pretty easy to set
> up.  This plastic stuff looks similar but flexible.  Looks like a great
> solution.
>
> --FT
>
> On 6/20/21 11:18 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote:
> > I thought about galvanized pipe. If I put pipe that means threading
> pipe, pipe dope or tape, hangers, holding ten foot sections of pipe over my
> head with a sore shoulder, etc. Screw that. I can buy all the supplies,
> look at it and get overwhelmed, or I can buy this maxline crap and put it
> up and be done. Will it look perfect? Probably not. Will it be done? Yep.
> And that's what counts.
> >
> > Here's a link to the manufacturer page.
> >
> > https://www.rapidairproducts.com/
> >
> >
> > Rick
> >
> > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Sent: June 20, 2021 9:58 AM
> > To: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Reply-to: mercedes@okiebenz.com
> > Cc: ka...@striplin.net
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop
> >
> > Interesting. I may have to get one of these although I could probably
> have to buy 2 of them. I already have a bunch of iron pipe with valves etc
> that I pulled out of my buddies shop when he was selling his out. This
> seems like it would be a lot easier though.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jun 20, 2021, at 9:53 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> 
> >>> Do these have a way to drain each station?
> >> Yeah. If you look at the outlets, each of them has a drain cock at the
> bottom. I found this after I posted the other links. It is a pretty good
> deal. 3/4" kit.
> >>
> >>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/MaxLine-100-Foot-3-4-Inch-Semi-Flexible-Compressed-Air-Tubing-Master-Kit-Blue-/234030925866
> >>
> >> Rick
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Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop

2021-06-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Thanks - mine is PVC and 30 to 40 years old now. I'm wondering when it's
going to explode, and where I'll be standing when it does. However, it's
working so it doesn't feel good to spend several thousand to replace it
when I can spend that money on airplane parts ...

On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 11:52 PM Rick Knoble via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> > Speaking of running air lines, what about using PEX for air lines???
>
>
> Pex *may* work, but what you want is Pex-Al-Pex which is pex lined with
> aluminum somehow.
>
> This kit looks like the best compromise between price and flow. It has a
> 1/2" ID, so it should flow well.
>
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rapid-Air-Maxline-100-M3800-1-2-Compressed-Air-Line-Piping-Tubing-Shop-System-/194202157512
>
> The Rapidair 1/2 system is cheaper (same company), but has an OD of 1/2"
> and an ID of like 3/8". It would probably be fine for airing up tires and
> light air tools, but to get the most umph out of an impact bigger is better.
>
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/MaxLine-90500-100-Foot-1-2-O-D-Semi-Flexible-Compressed-Air-Tubing-Master-Kit-/352915008198
>
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Re: [MBZ] Today's activity in the okie shop

2021-06-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Speaking of running air lines, what about using PEX for air lines???

On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 2:36 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> After replacing the suspension pump on the GL yesterday, today I messed
> with that current draw deal.  No conclusions drawn as it seem to be
> behaving at the moment.  I then pulled the 85 300CD out of the shop so I
> could get the wrecked 97 E300 out.  This 97 was the car that used to be
> my daily driver but wife was driving it and somehow managed to clip the
> back corner of a truck while on her phone I am sure.  I have pulled the
> fender but the inner fender is bent a little and I would like to try and
> pull it back out enough to get replacement fender bolted on.  Anyway,
> its been sitting on the shop since 2018 on a HF viking 4 amp auto
> charger. It fired right up and AC even still blows ice cold.  I pulled
> it out, cleaned up and moved some stuff around then pulled the CD back
> in where the E300 was parked.  I then pulled the Duramax in so I could
> start replacing the injectors on it next week.  It it still a bit
> crowded in front of the truck so I may end up pulling it back out, then
> pull the CD out and just pull it it back in the other shop door and park
> it over there.  That will give me plenty of room to work in front of the
> truck.  After all this is done, I plan I pulling most of the cars out,
> throwing all the trash away and organizing the rest, get my air lines
> ran around the shop, then get that 2 post drive on alignment lift going
> and install a 2 post lift, then move cars back in.  Afterwards hopefully
> all tools and parts will be organized and I can start getting some of
> these cars done and sold.
>
>
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Re: [MBZ] OT. Omega Seamaster or a Rolex of Some Sort?

2021-06-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When I feel that a watch will help me "look cool", I get my Dad's Accutron
-- I wear it about once every ten years - usually needs a new battery.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 3:24 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I used to buy really, really nice Rolex (and other) knockoffs in Taiwan
> and Singapore in the 90s. I would bring them back and hand them out as
> gifts to friends. Good quality ones with solid Seiko movements were around
> $40 on the street. I showed one to our jeweler neighbor in WI and he was
> really surprised at the quality.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:19 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > And a few fake Rolex watches!
> >
> >
> > On 17/06/2021 3:17 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
> >> Amen! For that you could buy two or more…
> >>
> >> -D
> >>
> >>> On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:16 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Just as I suggested earlier - Don't buy a Rolex - Buy a good classic
> Mercedes.
> >>>
> >>> Randy
> >>>
> >>> On 17/06/2021 3:11 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:
>  Holy mother of pearl! My former watch now sells new for $40k! That’s
> totally insane.
> 
>  -D
> 
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Re: [MBZ] As Traded?

2021-06-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Every car I've traded in went to auction.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 3:51 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> I'm not familiar with the "safety certificate" you speak of. It may be
> because Indiana requires no safety inspections at all for cars, except
> perhaps for a salvage title being changed to rebuilt.
>
> I once asked a local dealer what they do to the used cars they take in
> trade before they put them back out on the lot. He said other than
> cleaning the interior and washing the car, nothing.
>
> Allan
>
>
> Randy Bennell via Mercedes  writes:
>
> > I am seeing more and more of the big car dealers around here advertising
> > used vehicles "as traded" meaning they won't include a current safety
> > certificate so that the buyer can get it licenced. Historically, one of
> > the reasons many folks went to a dealer is that it was an easy way to
> > buy a vehicle. It came ready to go. Now it appears that the cheap
> > bas*ards want to add on the cost of any required repairs to the sale
> price.
> >
> > Are you folks seeing that sort of thing where you are?
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Maybe I should stick it to FedEx

2021-06-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I ordered a few items from amazon yesterday, and they promised next day
delivery. To my surprise, the order was in my mailbox at 11am this morning
- delivered by the USPS! About the earliest they come by our house is 11 -
usually more like 3-4pm.
How did Amazon get USPS to deliver that fast???

Closer to the original thread topic, lasat year I had an order of airplane
parts go missing due to UPS. They reported it as delivered, though it was
nowhere to be found. I filed a claim, had several back and forth emails
with them. It was about $400 worth. UPS said they'd work with the shipper.
I needed the parts so called the shipper, who said "Oh, so sorry, we'll get
another order out today". They did, and it arrived three days later. Almost
two months after the first order was reported as delivered, it arrived. The
box had obviously been sitting outside in the rain for the duration. I have
no idea where/how they found it.

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 4:21 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Up until a few years ago, my street didn't exist on Google Maps, despite
> existing in reality for decades. It caused occasional problems, mostly
> for FedEx; UPS and USPS seemed to know about it.
>
> USPS frequently delivers my mail to my neighbors, and vice versa, or to
> a house on another street that has the same address number as mine. I
> always imagined my mail carrier is like the one on the old Chevy Chase
> movie "Funny Farm."
>
> "by the time he gets all the way out to here he's pretty well liquored up"
>
> Allan
>
>
> Meade Dillon via Mercedes  writes:
>
> > When I plug your address into the googs, it takes me to the wrong
> address.
> > I think the issue is the borg: they have the wrong location for your
> > address.  That might be a good thing.
> > -
> > Max
> > Charleston SC
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 11:05 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I "lost" a box of dog food a coupla weeks ago.  Got a message saying the
> >> driver could not find the address.  Talked to Fedex (and this is
> >> painful), we went back and forth, I finally called Chewy and they sent
> >> out another box for free and gave me a $25 credit too.  ,Same thing with
> >> Fedex then a day or two later.  I call Fedex again and was like WTF I
> >> get deliveries all the time my mailbox is plainly marked.  So a Fedex
> >> guy shows up a little while later and is asking me what happened, says
> >> he will go try to find my package.  he comes back a coupla hours later
> >> with my box, said the other driver had left it at a house down the road
> >> a bit.  That made no sense, but whatever.  I get the impression this
> >> other driver was either a complete idiot or was trying to steal the dog
> >> food.  I ask this guy, who was really nice, where my other box was, did
> >> this dumbass leave it at that house too or where was it, he must have
> >> some record of it.  The guy kinda hems and haws a bit, was vague on the
> >> matter, which reinforced that this guy probably stole it, and the guy I
> >> was talking too just didn't want to get into it.
> >>
> >> A few weeks back my buddy tells me he was helping his daughter move.
> >> She had a coupla weeks between apartments so she left her stuff at a
> >> storage bin and stayed with the parents until the new place was
> >> available.  My buddy said they went to collect her stuff one morning
> >> early, at two of the nearby bins there were these skanky looking people
> >> and delivery vans loading and unloading packages into the bins.  He said
> >> it looked like Fedex contractors and they were using these bins as sorta
> >> intermediate storage/sorting/distribution points.  he thought that was
> >> really weird.  With some many hands involved it is no wonder stuff goes
> >> missing, and it looks like these outfits are farming out a lot of their
> >> last mile deliveries to contractors.  I think Amazon is doing that too,
> >> sometimes I get a plain white van that shows up with packages.
> >>
> >> It's pretty crazy these days how the delivery business is working, the
> >> explosion of online ordering the past year or so has really put the
> >> strain on them it seems.  Contracting is a good way to expand without
> >> adding employees and trucks and facilities and infrastructure, but then
> >> you sorta lose control of the end points.
> >>
> >> --FT
> >>
> >> On 6/11/21 10:42 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote:
> >> > I ordered $2500 worth of injectors for my Duramax. They were shipped
> >> FedEx with direct signature required. After a couple of delays of when
> they
> >> were supposed to show up, a guy calls me saying he tried to deliver but
> >> nobody was home. Wanted to know if I could meet him in town. I had
> >> literally just left the house and the wife was there, nobody rang our
> >> doorbell. I said I was gone but the wife was home, and had been all
> >> morning. He says he will try to swing back by later. On the 

Re: [MBZ] custom camouflage Wrap, gold 20” inch rims 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 250 Coupe 2D,$14,000

2021-06-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Which would be entirely appropriate in many cases ...

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:38 PM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
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> The statement it would make is "I am a complete dumbass"
>
> --FT
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[MBZ] Listen to the All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS Make Its Tires Squeal on the Nürburgring

2021-06-09 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If there's a market, they'll build it ...

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Re: [MBZ] Can I buy a left handle drive car in Japan?

2021-06-07 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
YOu buy the car online, fly to Japan, drive it around seeing the sights,
park it in a long term lot, fly home. Six months later, go back to visit
and have your car waiting for you (with a dead battery). Perhaps rent it
out to other tourists, like an Air B for cars ---

On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 12:28 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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> Yeah I remember reading that
>
> I followed the link of a guy who posted in a UK 211 FB group Who bought
> one for 500lb then it was apparently 600 to get it delivered so all in for
> 1100. UK must have some other rules. I don’t know what shipping to here
> would be, maybe land it on the west coast and drive it back home!
>
> --FT
> Sent from iPhone
>
> > On Jun 7, 2021, at 12:46 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > It’s not left hand drive, but…
> >
> >
> https://jalopnik.com/i-ordered-a-brand-new-chinese-900-ev-online-1842363027
> >
> > You can get a good idea of what’s involved in getting a car stateside
> from reading this.
> >
> > -D
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Jun 7, 2021, at 12:35 PM, G Mann via Mercedes 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Go for it. It will be an experience you will never forget.
> >> Car ... $500.00
> >> Shipping $5000.00
> >> Port fees ...
> >> Ocean shipping fees ... $
> >> Loading $1,200.00
> >> Unloading $1,400.00  [union labor stateside]
> >> Japan customs fees  $ export
> >> US customs fees $ import + taxes.
> >> DOT compliance before import is approved .. $xxx
> >> Land shipping $ XXX  [guess]
> >> The experience of buying a car unseen in a foreign country ... Priceless
> >> It will make you the man you always wondered if you could be, and give
> you
> >> a new appreciation of the parking lot panhandlers at WallMart..
> >>
> >>> On Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 7:07 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
> >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Should I?
> >>>
> >>> https://respectmotors.com/en/auctions/1/Z4qZkHS1GT76TZ/
> >>>
> >>> --
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OK - they are a bit pricey, like everything near an airplane.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/switchbox08-15733.php?clickkey=1210647

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 3:26 PM OK Don  wrote:

> There are cell phone controlled switches for turning on aircraft engine
> heaters remotely in the winter. You could use one of those to power a DPST
> latching relay that could turn the water heater on and off as needed.
>
> On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 3:16 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
>> Interestingly, I did some research only to find out that the industry has
>> established a standard (CTA-2045) for the connectivity of water heaters,
>> boilers, etc., but initial research shows that control of such devices
>> doesn’t suggest that the investment is worth the effort. I found a bunch of
>> presentations and papers on it from a couple of utilities who did studies
>> using it a few years ago, and the outcomes weren’t that great.
>>
>> A.O. Smith had a deal with Lowe’s starting back in 2014 with a platform
>> called “Iris” for connectivity to such devices, and it’s dead. There’s a
>> third party that’s running with the CTA-2045 specification who has an app
>> available but there doesn’t seem to be many manufacturers on board with it.
>> You can drop $220 to get a communications module and interface, but there’s
>> not a lot of documentation on what exactly you can do with it.
>>
>> I’m not a big believer in IOT devices mainly because their security often
>> stinks. I’ve used them from time to time, but I wouldn’t go to a lot of
>> effort to deploy any on my home environment.
>>
>> -D
>>
>> > On Jun 6, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Curt Raymond via Mercedes  writes:
>> >
>> >> Is yours "smart"? I'm wondering if I could turn ours off when we're
>> >> not there and then tell it to heat water via the app a day or so in
>> >> advance of our arrival.
>> >
>> > Honestly that seems like needless complexity for something rarely if
>> > ever needed. How often do you need hot water immediately after arriving?
>> > It should not take more than a few hours to get up to temp if you switch
>> > it on when you arrive. Of course, I'm opposed to most "smart" devices by
>> > default so take that into account.
>> >
>> > Allan
>> >
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>
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> pause and reflect." Mark Twain
>
> “Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I am doing.”  Wernher
> Von Braun
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> 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg
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>


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Re: [MBZ] OT: Water heater

2021-06-06 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There are cell phone controlled switches for turning on aircraft engine
heaters remotely in the winter. You could use one of those to power a DPST
latching relay that could turn the water heater on and off as needed.

On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 3:16 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Interestingly, I did some research only to find out that the industry has
> established a standard (CTA-2045) for the connectivity of water heaters,
> boilers, etc., but initial research shows that control of such devices
> doesn’t suggest that the investment is worth the effort. I found a bunch of
> presentations and papers on it from a couple of utilities who did studies
> using it a few years ago, and the outcomes weren’t that great.
>
> A.O. Smith had a deal with Lowe’s starting back in 2014 with a platform
> called “Iris” for connectivity to such devices, and it’s dead. There’s a
> third party that’s running with the CTA-2045 specification who has an app
> available but there doesn’t seem to be many manufacturers on board with it.
> You can drop $220 to get a communications module and interface, but there’s
> not a lot of documentation on what exactly you can do with it.
>
> I’m not a big believer in IOT devices mainly because their security often
> stinks. I’ve used them from time to time, but I wouldn’t go to a lot of
> effort to deploy any on my home environment.
>
> -D
>
> > On Jun 6, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Curt Raymond via Mercedes  writes:
> >
> >> Is yours "smart"? I'm wondering if I could turn ours off when we're
> >> not there and then tell it to heat water via the app a day or so in
> >> advance of our arrival.
> >
> > Honestly that seems like needless complexity for something rarely if
> > ever needed. How often do you need hot water immediately after arriving?
> > It should not take more than a few hours to get up to temp if you switch
> > it on when you arrive. Of course, I'm opposed to most "smart" devices by
> > default so take that into account.
> >
> > Allan
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't remember the MGC being too bad - it was tighter at the firewall,
byt I don't have any bad memories from working on them. I was working at a
"foreign car garage" putting myself through college in the late 60's, early
'70's, and saw a lot of MGs, Triumphs, Jags, VWs, Fiats, Simcas, and the
occasional MB and Jap cars.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 5:40 PM MG via Mercedes 
wrote:

> I very much doubt that as the little 4 banger has
> plenty of room around it. I don't know about how
> that would work with an MGC with the bigger 6
> cylinder it has. I have never looked under the
> hood of one of those though I did get a chance to
> drive one once a long time ago. Quite a nice
> sporty ride and it seemed a whole lot faster then
> the VW bus I was driving back then but then a lot
> of cars would be.
>
> Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:
> > Back when I was in High School and toying with the idea of getting an
> > MGB, a friend told me you had to remove the driver's side fender to
> > change the oil filter. Not sure if that was right, but seems believable.
> >
> > Allan
> >
> > OK Don via Mercedes  writes:
> >
> >> Looks like you'd have to be under the dash to change spark plugs ---
> worse
> >> than a Sunbeam Tiger!
> >>
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Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Wrong! An MGB is very easy to work on.

On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 3:54 PM Allan Streib via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Back when I was in High School and toying with the idea of getting an
> MGB, a friend told me you had to remove the driver's side fender to
> change the oil filter. Not sure if that was right, but seems believable.
>
> Allan
>
> OK Don via Mercedes  writes:
>
> > Looks like you'd have to be under the dash to change spark plugs ---
> worse
> > than a Sunbeam Tiger!
> >
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Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Looks like you'd have to be under the dash to change spark plugs --- worse
than a Sunbeam Tiger!

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> On 2021-06-04 12:33, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote:
> > My mechanic brother in law, once worked at a shop where they built a
> > bomb for fun.
> > They had a derelict Hyundai Pony and installed a 455 Pontiac engine in
> > it. The engine sat about where the firewall once was and the front
> > seats had been removed and the driver sat in the back seat.
>
>
>
> https://bringatrailer.com/2016/03/14/mpg-champion-twin-remote-turbo-v8-1988-chevrolet-sprint/
> Up front, or more accurately under the dash, an aluminum Brodix block
> and head 402ci V8 runs a forged crank, rods, pistons, a Comp roller cam,
> and of course, twin turbos. Managed by a programmable EFI, the seller
> quotes a dyno’d 954 HP on pump gas
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Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I had 4" wide aircraft (Army Surplus) seatbelts in my MGA with the Olds 215
V8 - mine wasn't quite as wild as yours, but it was fast enough to scare
people.

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 9:23 PM G Mann via Mercedes 
wrote:

> I remember two things about that ride.
> 1. At the moment the new owner launched [it was truly a launch] I came to
> realize I had failed to install handholds for a passenger.
> 2. I then came to realize the only thing keeping me inside the open car was
> my superior olympic strength butt cheeks, firmly gripping the seat cushion.
> Absolutely no nannies were along for that ride.  ahhh.. "The good old
> days"  [what makes them good, is you lived through them."
>
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 7:12 PM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes <
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>
> > Sounds like an experience you would not want to repeat
> >
> > --FT
> > Sent from iPhone
> >
> > > On Jun 3, 2021, at 9:22 PM, G Mann via Mercedes  >
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Re: [MBZ] OT part of an estate 1961 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, $12, 345

2021-06-03 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I had a friend who was restoring one, back in the day. I replaced the
entire wiring harness in one afternoon. They were fun cars.

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 8:47 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> A neighbor kid had one of these when I was maybe 13 or so, it was a
> total POS but fun to ride in.  It was parked out front of his house one
> day and I noticed smoke coming out from under the front.  I went and
> banged on the door, he came running out and opened the bonnet and
> started pulling out smoking wires.  That put a stop to it, all the
> wiring was bodged up under there, insulation cracked and missing.  he
> got it running again though and kept it for awhile.
>
> https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/172442341397943
>
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