Re: [MBZ] Diesel prices going back up

2022-05-03 Thread Clay via Mercedes
#1 boy reports he just paid $6.0199/gal for #2 in the work truck in ND. This from the oil fields area of NW ND. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On May 3, 2022, at 4:25 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Why? We are out of heating oil season. This time of year if should be

[MBZ] Happy Moose Day

2022-04-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://www.alaskasnewssource.com/app/2022/04/20/after-4-years-moose-counts-biologists-put-number-how-many-live-anchorage-bowl/?outputType=apps More

[MBZ] Happy Moose Day

2022-03-17 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://i.imgur.com/nVnIfvc.mp4 Look both ways before going outside Clay ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] WAY OT: "The Repair Shop"

2022-03-11 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That is a gem of a show! Makes me misty eyed most episodes Clay > On Mar 11, 2022, at 10:05 AM, greg via Mercedes wrote: > > In a desperate attempt to avoid news media, I have been searching for more > emotionally neutral TV material. I stumbled across a British series that I > believe many

Re: [MBZ] FB Rant

2022-02-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Same sort of thing with a bike that was abandoned in my driveway. Tried to CL and Freecycle the thing for weeks. Kept it in the parking strip and nobody would molest it. Put a $5 sign on it one morning and it was gone before I could finish my cup of coffee. --- clay I turned my computer

Re: [MBZ] Speed cameras

2022-01-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Pittsburgh bus on the tumbled down bridge was riddled with nine cameras. It will be used to see why the recent infrastructure boondoggle caused the bridge to collapse as a photo op for the current resident. Clay > On Jan 30, 2022, at 10:25 AM, dan penoff.com via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Curt will need all his snow machines

2022-01-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The girls move out of the way of feet, and the fertilizer they expel is quickly scratched back into he dirt. Clay > On Jan 29, 2022, at 5:02 PM, Michael Esh via Mercedes > wrote: > > Watch you step! > > Michael E. Esh ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] OT: Curt will need all his snow machines

2022-01-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I found chickens were a great solution. I used a push mower on the tiny patch of grass and found it exceedingly swift job done. The chickens roamed the yard and kept weeds and bugs in check in my fevered mind. Had the push mower out once a month at most. Then, I went a season without hens.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Curt will need all his snow machines

2022-01-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
In GWN the kids are too pampered to bother with shoveling. Could be due to parents having power tools. SWMBA got a 300cc, 30inch two stage monster Troy Bilt for the property when she moved up. Many of the neighbors are now sporting puny battery powered 21inch machines. Quiet, but not that

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I used to work along the tracks by the Amtrak office. There were a number of trains sitting on side rails chugging away day and night with nobody onboard. Upon occasion one would be sitting and not running. It was entertaining when they tried to light it off. Always a summer event. Massive

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I seem to recall that Standard Oil needed to find a use for all the left over product after making the main product Kerosene back in the day. IIRC that led to the battle over what would fuel the automobiles of the future where steam and batteries lost to petrol. Clay > On Jan 6, 2022, at

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
There is one shipper in AK that retrofit their fleet with massive LNG tanks. They shuttle between WA and AK, as well as head out to HI in these boats. It is the Green thing to do. I wonder if they could swap over to H fuel at a later date. Euro rail is electric. Not a small enough area to

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
5-20 rings a bell. It was changed past summer with generic tire shop goo that #2 boy handled since he was driving it Clay > On Jan 5, 2022, at 6:48 PM, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes > wrote: > > OIL SAE viscosity? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I got off the phone with #1 boy in ND. He was wanting advice on why the fob for the car was not allowing touch unlock and keyless start. The separate auto start fob does its job fine. He keeps his keys in the work truck at -28C today with -49C windchill. I told him to keep his fob in his

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The cars live in the garage religiously. I did point out things to make these more useful in GWN winters, but SWMBA poo-poos that kind of thing. She does swap out tires for winter, but no winter oil or upgrades. Heated seat and steering wheel are her idea of winter prep. I stopped talking

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Temps this week hover around 0*F in ANC. The carpet installers are using the garage to prep so the cars are out on the street. I tried to move one that had sat overnight to put it in the driveway. Maybe 30 hour cold soaked and that poor battery was nearly incapable of spinning it over. Like

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes is selling vaporware

2022-01-03 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Vegan leather = Mango fruit leather Clay > On Jan 3, 2022, at 2:57 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38651341/mercedes-benz-vision-eqxx-concept-revealed/ > > -- > OK Don > > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to > pause

[MBZ] Happy Moose Day

2021-12-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
and New Year’s Eve Clay ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Why Do I Bother?

2021-12-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Their opinions do not conform to my experience. I had the OM603 SDL running at 80 mph through MT on I-90 and I-94 to cross the state with no issue, other than a 3am blizzard that was tossing other cars into the median and ditches. The OM617 in the SD only got lead footed to 80 for long

[MBZ] Engine shake when frozen

2021-12-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Russia, of course. Fellow does follow up on a previous video of the impact on engine oil while attempting to light off a Lada(?) at -30C. A very good example of why using a block heater is smart. https://youtu.be/fNzSQxd4mzU Clear oil pan and valve cover. GWN

Re: [MBZ] At last - a proper use for a Tesla

2021-12-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Realtor guy who sold my home was full pitcher kool-aid on Tesla. Had their roof system, an early S and a later S. He kept going on about how the early S was going to get free charges for life, unlike the newer models. Guess it will not be sooo free when the battery pack goes dead, just

Re: [MBZ] 1974 450SL - 222k miles - $4,950

2021-12-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
looks like pass headlamp is minus glass lens. Those are close to unobtanium this side of the pond. Would need an in person review to see if rust is extensive, the Djet is sorted and all those niggling bits Clay > On Dec 25, 2021, at 12:53 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Euro

[MBZ] SkiDoo Alpine - somebody needs

2021-12-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://anchorage.craigslist.org/snw/d/talkeetna-ski-doo-alpine-national-guard/7421688282.html Low hours National Guard edition. Not mine, no interest, etc Clay ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Stupid E320

2021-12-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Lots of luck. I have done that drive enough to know just how big of a bullet you dodged Clay > On Dec 20, 2021, at 1:27 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > > Saturday I went to pick up my son from college in Missoula, and > halfway back home the car threw the belt. No alternator, water

[MBZ] Trio of haulers

2021-12-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
A handful of useful replacements for that TD https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/houston-rolls-royce-hearse-silver/7417332383.html https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/cypress-1995-cadillac-fleetwood-hearse/7416756643.html - UBER?

[MBZ] What became of Casey...

2021-12-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
or Zeitgeist? All the old frog cars seem to have rotted away in PNW, but I am finding his favored flavor of diesel in the south. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/addison-1982-peugeot-505-23-turbodiesel/7421397569.html Clay ___

Re: [MBZ] Psycho Hose Beast

2021-12-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
It seems to have made a number of annual round trips to NY to rack up that mileage. Maybe it got all the services to keep it in good fettle. I know the M117 in Frosch (73SL) was well behaved once it got the fuel issues dealt with and was actually driven. The transmission was also in very

Re: [MBZ] "Mostly original" 1972 350SL - $14,500

2021-12-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Jack Mexi-fried that collectable. Nice that “updating” took place, but no way worth $14k, as it devalued it by at least that much to put it all into proper trim again clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Dec 17, 2021, at 7:33 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Looks Interesting

2021-12-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The w220 rivals a high end Hyundai in fit, finish and quality. When it was functional, it was a joy to drive and I was displeased with how it developed a cascade failure of major systems after a dozen years. Transmission failures, cats died, Media center kacked, suspension dropped, computers

Re: [MBZ] OT - Home Interior Finish Issue

2021-12-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I purchased a home with sheet panels over unfinished drywall. No adhesive used, not much beyond mud over drywall nail heads. We pulled it all off/down (ceiling got paneled) removed trim (it was unfinished and low grade) and unhooked the baseboard heaters, as well as the odd partitioning wall

Re: [MBZ] catilac converter gone ... 2003 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320 Sedan 4D, $1, 300

2021-12-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
There were two reported self terminations related to CC this week. The one where the benz squished a thief at the car repair shop. The other was a priapus that fell off its stand and mushed the thief. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 14, 2021, at 7:59 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] [Daveslist] USPS

2021-12-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
In the early 80’s I stood the test to be a carrier. At the time pay would have been great ($10.hr) and the test simple. My fellows in the room were a motley crew of ESL and high school grads, along with a few veterans. I opted to continue higher education over putting in marathon strolls in

Re: [MBZ] [Daveslist] USPS

2021-12-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
It has been broken for at least 40 years. Going Postal was not something that took place back in the day. Postal workers were intelligible, hard working, pleasant, and on the main less error prone. Sometime in the late ’70’s things took a turn, be it for EEOC candidates, PTSD veterans, or

[MBZ] S Classe recall over videos

2021-12-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://www.engadget.com/mercedes-benz-mbux-server-side-configuration-error-224912962.html Mercedes-Benz recalls EQS over error that allowed dashboard video playing. Looks like people would use the

Re: [MBZ] Clay, did you see this?

2021-12-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
There was no time to lower them. He got up, made most of two miles as the crow flies, before having to come back down. I am sure all was going well when wheels went up, and went wrong in time to slide on the tarmac of the old airport. Clay > On Dec 10, 2021, at 1:03 PM, mitch--- via

Re: [MBZ] Clay, did you see this?

2021-12-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I did not witness it, but read about it in the morning news dump. I do recognize the plane. Parked out in the open a few blocks from the hacienda. Drive past when I venture beyond the confines of the ‘hood. clay > On Dec 10, 2021, at 11:23 AM, dan penoff.com via >

Re: [MBZ] What Could Possibly Be Wrong With This?

2021-12-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Grand touring, so not a sports car, but a joy to drive. I compare it to the OM606 w124, an almost sporty sedan with restrained power. New seats makes for easy two tank trips (450-500 mile) with no saddle soreness. Soft top is expensive to renew, so that is a large plus. Both indicate to me

Re: [MBZ] What Could Possibly Be Wrong With This?

2021-12-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Do the same in depth scrutiny you would give any other benz of that age. There could be rust in footwells below carpet and under the parcel shelf. The cars are an amalgamation of w114/116 for the most part, but the 380 might have upgrades out of the 126 bin. An 85 should be pretty bullet

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pandemic cravings

2021-12-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
No order for take away in over two years, somebody may have done delivery prior to that. I think last one I did myself was for a pizza in 2011. The plague hit while in GWN. Still no delivered food, but SWMBA wanted to assist the local small business early in the event, so sat in the car

Re: [MBZ] OT - Reboot Your Aircraft

2021-12-04 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Amtrak Empire Builder seems to run on windows software. The stop in Spokane WA is where the cars decouple, with the observation car going through the Columbia River Gorge (in the DARK) scenic area to PDX, while the rest of the train continues to SEA. Except, most of the time the engine, at

Re: [MBZ] 2006 R350 - 79k miles - $6,400

2021-12-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
IF you donate the car and it ends up at PnP, or other event that tarnished title. We had to rebuild the title to the 300SE w140 picked up from PnP. The transmission was on its last legs, too expensive for donor to repair, so became for sale instead of for scrap. Got branded title. No

Re: [MBZ] been parked in garage for fifteen years 1972 Mercedes-Benz 220d 4 door, $10, 000

2021-11-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Odo rolled over six times? The horn pad is toast. Long time usage toast. At least the car was put up prior to Kash for Klunkers claimed it. Now it could be placed back into circulation Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Nov 29, 2021, at 6:04 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] This looks really nice -- 1973 Mercedes Benz 450SL Coupe Roadster - $12, 000

2021-11-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
It reminded me of the long laundry list of needs Frosch had when I brought her home. The rust is most likely in the footwells, trunk, and under the hood. Also door lowers if the weep holes are plugged. Sitting outside, there could be rust under where the dew settled overnights. There is a

Re: [MBZ] OT: How long have you been here? Csn you remember?

2021-11-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I came on to the hitler list back in y2k I think. Got banned from there and others and ended up on the dickarde list at some point. Just kept following the crumbs to end up here. Clay ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT Dear Santa

2021-11-26 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not sure it has enough fuel to tackle the driveway snow removal. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Nov 25, 2021, at 7:46 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > For clearing weeds and other manly stuff > >

Re: [MBZ] Hatch struts from Romania

2021-11-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
BBC ran a story about the enslaved vietnamese workers sent to the Balkans to build a chineee tire factory. I could only find this https://news.yahoo.com/vietnamese-workers-chinese-factory-serbia-075504353.html Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Nov 23, 2021, at 9:39 AM, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] Hirschmann antenna

2021-11-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Bay of Fleas has posting from Becker Auto Sound. Their website also has some. Very expensive if you want concourse quality. I think the stealership will toss one of the lame chinee re-thought examples as a solution, since they are wired to function the same. clay I have no pronouns

[MBZ] Orange Tucker - Somebody needs

2021-11-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not mine, no interest. Could be useful if the weather gets squirrelly https://anchorage.craigslist.org/hvo/d/wasilla-tucker-snowcat/7398337248.html clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

[MBZ] Prolonged pain at the pump

2021-11-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Californians are paying an average of $4.89/gal this week. The petroleum industry is slowly gathering and lining up ducks with an eye to keeping fuel prices filling coffers. I found the figure of how much oil has not been produced out of the Bakken interesting. Almost the production of

Re: [MBZ] A car for those in the great white north

2021-11-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Based on the ice in the cabin, I am thinking the seals are shot, at least on the sunroof. The better reason for it sitting, is that there are NO benz mechanics to work on it. Stealership here began selling ML type rides and goes through service personnel like bark in a moose. Clay inter

Re: [MBZ] OT - Master bathtub

2021-11-13 Thread Clay via Mercedes
For the upper story remodel done two decades ago, the shower was 48x72, 4” lip, no door, slate wall, hex floor (to match the flavor of original main bath of 1927). Heated floor and second drain in the main part of the room, in case a corpse happened to cover the shower drain and water

Re: [MBZ] OT - Master bathtub

2021-11-13 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Another great point! The homes I have come across are all lacking in meeting gerontologic needs. Make transit spaces wide enough for walkers/wheeled things. Easier access to shower/tub/sinks as well as including a personal lift instead of clobbering up a stairway with aftermarket funicular.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Master bathtub

2021-11-13 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The forever home will not be in GWN, as none of the kids would move here. SWMBA thinks we will reside near her grand children. I do not see those being procured from either offspring. For my taste, I want the Goldilocks/baby bear tropical highlands climate. A winter where a cardigan

Re: [MBZ] OT - Master bathtub

2021-11-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The same sort of issues I had when I did a jetted tub install in a 90 year old house. It had the original tub on the main floor which was good for small kids, but cramped for me. I thought a jetted tub to make two bathrooms in the house would have seen more usage. Turned out the shower got

Re: [MBZ] I wonder how much of a turd this is?

2021-11-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Those white wheels used to command large sums on the Bay of Fleas back in the day. Even a cracked one would fetch me a few hundred bux. The hunt for a near perfect steering wheel for Gump saw many PnP collecting days. That vintage vehicle is not in yards, must be getting scarce enough to

[MBZ] OT - Master bathtub

2021-11-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am taking a very slow train to learning residential architecture the autodidact way. This is part of the plan to be able to design/build our retirement abode. I have been looking over/researching home plans, homes currently for sale nationwide, and other means of idea gathering. What

Re: [MBZ] Retirement Ride

2021-11-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not sure about mobile coverage. It had been being promoted for usage by geologist for use out in the field back in 2019 at the mining conference that year. May have been spin, as there was yet to be coverage at the time. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Nov 9,

Re: [MBZ] Retirement Ride

2021-11-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Get a StarLink account (Elon’s sat. network) that covers the far north. Should have it well built out in a year or two. Subscription is supposed to be around $99/mo for something a tad bit quicker than DSL. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Nov 9, 2021, at 6:35 PM, Kaleb Striplin

Re: [MBZ] With all this talk of retirement vehicles...

2021-11-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Seven to ten days if you do the border crossing into Regina. Depends on your lead foot how long it takes to hit the border. Road is well paved in Canada until you get north in the boonies. SWMBA drives speed limits, Canada has top speed around 62mph, gravel roads drop it to 50 or less.

Re: [MBZ] Retirement Ride

2021-11-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Another option for getting up to AK is to sign up to drive a brand new RV up from the factory. You do pay for the pleasure of having virgin Class C or A accommodations, as well as normal fuel cost. Prior to Couf there were massive fleets of these making the voyage every May to resupply the

Re: [MBZ] With all this talk of retirement vehicles...

2021-11-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Depends on how fast you want to drive. SWMBA made the trip up from SEA with #1 boy as co-driver. I think they stopped every night. August, so still some late light, but not much past 8pm. Took them five days one way. She made another transit down AlCan with her mutt. A week with camping

Re: [MBZ] The joys of life with a W115

2021-11-08 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Same process for doing the oil in the SL. Makes me happy and less pleased when I did it. Reminded me of Gump (115) for happy memories, but still got the slimy arm clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Nov 8, 2021, at 12:43 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Movie influences

2021-11-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Sir Terry was a master. He could punish the reader mercilessly. It is too bad his Discworld novels did not get better representation on TV. The treatments that have surfaced just do not capture the magic well. He saw into the future as well In a 1995 interview with Microsoft

Re: [MBZ] OT: Movie influences

2021-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Adams was quite well regarded in his native England, producing both multiple radio and TV renditions of his writings, as well as two motion pictures of the Hitchhikers guide. Clay “A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar

Re: [MBZ] Happy Moose Day - delayed

2021-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
all the pets and zoo animals are "gone" > "Zebra again tonight for dinner dear?" > > On Sat, Nov 6, 2021 at 2:45 PM Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > >> >> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/moose-crash-sylvia-fedoruk-school-1.6237194 >>

[MBZ] Happy Moose Day - delayed

2021-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/moose-crash-sylvia-fedoruk-school-1.6237194 clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Dune

2021-11-04 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I really like his Bureau of Sabotage short stories. Premised upon government having become too efficient and steamrolling the rights and needs of the common person for the greater good. The Bureau was tasked with implementing speed bumps or eliminations at an inflection point that would cause

Re: [MBZ] Dune

2021-11-03 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I found it only really begins to make sense after you get through God Emperor, as that tome lays out all the missing background of how the worms work. Dune is pretty much a comment on Iran/Iraq and big oil from 1919-1965 and exploitation by the west. The next books in the series delve into

Re: [MBZ] Renting a Car Trailer from Uhaul.

2021-11-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
We ran into the same troubles in SEA this year. All the trailers were sitting in MT or at least 500 miles east of town. In April the reservations from Feb had still not been filled. One shop told me it would be less expensive to rent a truck and trailer out of Billings and drive back to SEA,

[MBZ] Green on Green W115 for Kaleb

2021-10-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/cto/d/federal-way-1976-mercedes-240d/7398563731.html A bit of a crack price, but may really be in as good condition as seller thinks Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] OT: Canine lending library [zero Mercedes content]

2021-10-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Love It! Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Oct 23, 2021, at 10:10 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > [image: image.png] > _ ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] 1996 W140 S420 - 90k miles - $10,000

2021-10-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My spawn has not reproduced clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Oct 20, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > How many of us on this list are NOT grandfathers? > > I have 3 granddaughters. ___

Re: [MBZ] OT - Sonic fibre internet

2021-10-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
#1 boy is looking at Cooperstown ND which has fiber. His buddy works for M$ and speed came back at 186,443 mbps clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Oct 19, 2021, at 7:33 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > > If the 'last mile' actually made it to your house, and

[MBZ] Kaleb Parts hauler

2021-10-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/friday-harbor-1979-mercedes-l409/7394741037.html If nothing else, it could move what does not fit on the shelving or drag some stuff home --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall

Re: [MBZ] Okie shop

2021-10-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I posted my horde of benz bits on CL for pennies on the dollar. Got a few hundred bucks for a box truck full of goodies. And that was for parts I had no car they fit on. clay “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive…those who

Re: [MBZ] Rare car great color 1974 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC - $15, 000

2021-10-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I like it. Good option for GNW where it has been snowing all day. Head liner is probably less to make good than soft top. Carpet and leather are NLA, but a good upholstery shop can fab close enough. The asking price is on the VERY high side if there are issues. I would expect fully sorted

Re: [MBZ] Okay Deal

2021-10-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Having owned that vintage SL, there are too few photos to be able to give a yea or nay. Priced as if there is a long list of issues to address. Specially with low miles that tell me it does not get out enough to have been cared for over the past 48 years. Though I barely got above 2k miles

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Dental implant

2021-10-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My father paid off his dentist sailboat with implants. The things were only effective for about a decade and had to be replaced. Last set were good for the rest of his life. That was maybe nine more years. Pretty sure the bugs have been worked out in the last dozen years. Clay inter

Re: [MBZ] OT about when did vehicles become controlled by computers?

2021-10-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am thinking the w201 may have been one of the earliest MB to acquire computers. Probably wrong, though relays could be thought of as computer gates. Transistors are computers of a sort, need to go back that far? --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for

Re: [MBZ] OT: Vintage Cameras

2021-10-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Maybe Karen needs to be put on the do not fly list. Hysterical passengers are a threat to crew safety. clay 'Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.' Henry David Thoreau > On Oct 12, 2021, at 9:47 AM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > Just to put the

Re: [MBZ] appraiser?

2021-10-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
A common car is easy to total, a “rare” car is not. When the E300D got smacked USAA could not find a local enough comparable, and had to do a nationwide search. In 2013 there fewer than four examples to be had and the lowest was $9800. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Oct 5,

[MBZ] A place for Poos?

2021-09-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5570-Remington-Rd_Las-Cruces_NM_88011_M25353-17521 A bit of land and room to Martha a few things to BaT. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] Okie acres tire disposal

2021-09-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Shades of antifa and blm festivities as well as apartheid necklacing. Wonder who is planning for regime change. Clay > On Sep 25, 2021, at 10:58 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > sprinkle some diesel on them and have a bonfire ___

Re: [MBZ] Okie acres tire disposal

2021-09-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Rammed earth eco homes like stuffing dirt in tires for outside walls. Clay > On Sep 25, 2021, at 8:05 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Chopped up and mixed with hot asphalt for paving projects? > > On Sat, Sep 25, 2021 at 11:08 AM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] Crack 1974 450SLC - 184k miles - $5,000

2021-09-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I find it hard to believe it would be. Pretty clapped out looking and no indication that normal issues this era C107 has --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall out. > On Sep 20, 2021, at 6:25 PM, Allan Streib via

Re: [MBZ] OT for our printer expert -- What it's like to fix linotype, intertype, and other old presses

2021-09-17 Thread Clay via Mercedes
China just landed a set of their astronaut (CommieNuts?) this week. They were up there for around 100 days. Probably doing more nefarious things than the nice folks on Inspiration4. NorKs tested their rail based ICBM and Cruise missiles this week. Clay > On Sep 17, 2021, at 7:31 AM,

Re: [MBZ] OT for our printer expert -- What it's like to fix linotype, intertype, and other old presses

2021-09-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I can scavenge fuel from an abandoned vehicle with ICI. There is no way to suckle electrons from a dead EV. EV goes all of 250 miles at best then needs a half day to dribble power back in, while I can siphon gas out of all manner of lawn mower, snow blower, or even toss a garden hose into a

Re: [MBZ] OT for our printer expert -- What it's like to fix linotype, intertype, and other old presses

2021-09-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
CME would do a pretty good job of making an errant Nork nuke look like a mosquito bite. There have been a few doozies this summer that just missed us, having burped out in places that will make for really nice Northern Lights come winter. Will have dissipated by then, but if it happens come

Re: [MBZ] OT for our printer expert -- What it's like to fix linotype, intertype, and other old presses

2021-09-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Love Niven. Ain’t your neck of the woods already getting ready to implement the death panels? Think I heard from the Seattle Times columnist that hospitals there are lacking staff enough to provide basic health services anymore. Pretty sure it was Spokane as well as SEA and down PDX as well.

Re: [MBZ] Comes with the car

2021-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
closer to 12k since I was on the hook for near that on my SEA abode of same relative pricing Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Sep 12, 2021, at 7:08 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > Actually half that. > > > Rick ___

Re: [MBZ] Comes with the car

2021-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I think the Rolls. No mechanic for it in that tiny town. Not sure PDX has a viable dealer anymore since the Rajneesh left town and his fleet was divided. Both home and car will be big money to keep up. Not in the cards for retired person --- clay I turned my computer upside down and

[MBZ] Comes with the car

2021-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/617-Fairway-Dr_Aberdeen_WA_98520_M11652-01640 Winter is coming and I am not looking forward to six months under ice. Found this gem that includes a classic car. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me.

Re: [MBZ] 123 prices

2021-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Or the people needing cars want something newer and felt to be more “reliable”. I encountered that in finding something to drive in GWN. SWMBA did not want what to her would be a backup car older than Cash for Clunkers. Now there is a video game console on wheels in the garage. AT least it

Re: [MBZ] AMG Is Downsizing The Cheap Stuff

2021-09-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The issue on windmills are the blades. Not useful for anything, as they are fiberglass or composite and hard to make use of at end of life. Maybe shoring up slopes or as landfill. Could be useful as housing (living inside) given the rapidly rising price for homes in Green states where the

[MBZ] Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

2021-09-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The supply chain mess seems like a great time for Kaleb to make a killing with unobtanium experienced parts from the back forty. I am a bit surprised at the dearth of unloved RV no longer posting on CL. The run into the ground rotting away campers must have been purchased by those fearing

[MBZ] Okie Acres Clean up time

2021-09-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Seems a good time for Kaleb to invest in a few guys to wrench on his inventory. Revive instead of allow tin worm to take them. A little Martha time would lead to massive profits, and more space to fill with a selection of Mercedes once the market cools

Re: [MBZ] I can tell you straight up right now there is not one like it.

2021-08-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Brought to mind the Starschmuck’s frosty beverage based on the horned equine meme - vomiting and defecating rainbows Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Aug 30, 2021, at 8:51 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Thanks, Jim. Unicorn has become endemic in current parlance

Re: [MBZ] OT: Henri sucks

2021-08-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Fred took a wee on Tennessee. Made a mess of it. More danger from the storm than batstirfry illness for the week. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Aug 23, 2021, at 8:06 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Not from Henri though, a storm that started off the east coast and

Re: [MBZ] Toyota disgusts me.

2021-08-21 Thread Clay via Mercedes
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,

Re: [MBZ] 1978 450SL - 114k miles - $3,000

2021-08-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I found diluting hydrogen peroxide (normal drug store stuff) with water and spritzing offending spots would clear up a stench. For a Reek, I needed to add UV and alternate hydroxy and diluted hi-test rubbing alcohol spritz. Old wash cloth to draw out excess moisture after letting it settle

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