Re: [MBZ] I just discovered something!

2020-11-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
:12 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > What is the strap for on a W115? My spare is in the right side well of the > trunk. There is no spare tire cover to hold up. > RB > > > On 12/11/2020 5:02 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> My w115 and R107

Re: [MBZ] I just discovered something!

2020-11-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My w115 and R107 have a strap that secures (poorly) to the trunk lid. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On

Re: [MBZ] OT: juice

2020-11-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Atta Boy! The best fortified cider I have made was with apples pushed through one of those. Guy I picked up some kia pahtz for BiL from had seven or eight heritage trees and found out I make cider, so we got two carboys full. Used champagne yeast and second ferment in bottles. It was like

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Mac Pro is/has legacy support. One of the drives is partitioned with obsolete examples of OSX, such that I support the original iPad, iPod touches and Classic iPods, as well as stuff as current as 2016. Everything is paired to that computer, which leaves the old and working iTunes able

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
to the new > machine. > > Allan > > Clay via Mercedes writes: > >> They only share RJ-45 and USB. After scouring interwebz, looks like removal >> from MB and sticking it to USB 2 cable/sata cord for hooking to MBP to >> cherry pick files. >> >>

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
connectors. So I can pull the base off and > use it with just a bare drive if needed. > -Curt > >On Friday, November 6, 2020, 8:25:59 PM EST, Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > > They only share RJ-45 and USB. After scouring interwebz, looks like removal > from MB a

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Yes Just trying to find the Appstore crap that I purchased is a trial. Yesterday (not catalina) I could see all the things I ever had. Today, the interface is opaque and convoluted and shows nothing I have elsewhere. I search while looking at the applications folder, and find most of it

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
d my bacon when my last MBP died... > > -Curt > > On Friday, November 6, 2020, 4:34:04 PM EST, Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > > Close the loop on this post. > > I went with MBP 9,2, as it has the optical drive. The HDD is good enough for > now, at 500GB. Upgra

Re: [MBZ] Like knew Mercedes 2012 Diesel GL 350

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
VW is moving Bentley to plug in over the next decade. I can not see sales for those, except to oil Sheiks, who will drive them into the ground in a year and toss them aside. Car as appliance, same as dishwasher or computer. Ash tray gets full, trade it in. clay “I think it’s time we

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-11-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Close the loop on this post. I went with MBP 9,2, as it has the optical drive. The HDD is good enough for now, at 500GB. Upgrading ram to 16GB, battery has fair life left. I had intended to upgrade to 2TB hybrid drive, max ram and fresh battery, but got bogged down with trying to migrate

Re: [MBZ] Alien Green 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

2020-11-04 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Seahawks green if you were in PNW clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Nov 4, 2020, at 5:22 AM, Floyd

Re: [MBZ] I really just need to stay out of Fakebook groups

2020-11-03 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not even the early w140 had OBD. Well maybe it did, but you had to read the blinking LED to figure out something wanted attention. None of my SDL had computers. The 95 E300D had no computers I could find. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history,

Re: [MBZ] Today's Nugget of Truth

2020-11-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Nov 2, 2020, at 5:23 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Covid-19 Prevention

2020-11-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/exorcisms-performed-in-well-attended-outdoor-ceremonies-following-u-s-protests/ The Swiss know their science. The Left Coast is getting ready with Santeria and chickens clay > On Nov 1, 2020, at 1:23 AM, archer75--- via Mercedes > wrote: > > > This is a

Re: [MBZ] OT Sleep Apnea and CPAp machines

2020-10-31 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Neaderthals had much better sinus cavities and breathing abilities. Current edition humans are made for tropical or temperate climes where access to copious amounts of food required more energy than hopping into a car and trolling the aisles. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our

Re: [MBZ] My radiator saga ...

2020-10-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The rad in the w140 (92 300SE) was a one off for fitment. I scrounged a ’94 rad with same hose locations and sent it off to #1 boy to allow replacement of his perished (neck snapped) rad. The tabs were not in the same place for mounting. No idea why, as the body and engine were same, just

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-28 Thread Clay via Mercedes
/2020 > On Oct 27, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 26/10/2020 9:14 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> I have been deemed incongruous with the decor. Place was purchased without >> consideration for addition of more than SWMBA and #2 boy, so no

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I did take a peek, it has a much smaller opening in the washroom ceiling and not heated at all unless I cuddle next to the drier vent clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-26 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The Firm used to rely upon Lenovo, but some sort of Sino Spy chips got added and IT banned them. Now it is all M$ $urface that leads to weekly calls to outsourced help desk and rapid deployment of replacement hardware, since the stuff is so bug ridden. I am out of the hackintosh loop as for

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-26 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I have been deemed incongruous with the decor. Place was purchased without consideration for addition of more than SWMBA and #2 boy, so no spare space to stake out. Guest room is now off limits to maintain client secrets. She does scamper away to the secure location, slamming the door, in

Re: [MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The rest of the family uses winder 10. There are multiple crisis each week with winders or the hardware going AWOL. I quit using winblows with XP when it kacked itself somehow and refused to allow a re-install with the factory disk. At that point I moved to Linux for that hardware, going

[MBZ] Mac laptop

2020-10-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I am needing a desktop replacement, maybe, for life in GWN. Being in a small house, locked away due to WRD, portable would be better, as there is no chamber/room to actually set up my Mac Pro. Currently I depend upon a 2009 macbook that is getting long in the tooth. Hardware in SEA, yet to

Re: [MBZ] Oldest Mercedes with screen display

2020-10-25 Thread Clay via Mercedes
This is what SWMBA deems reliable transport. Given the more recent quality issues DBAG has suffered and the few years MB has been in the AK market, there was no reasonable option of having a Benz here. Dealer is clueless about anything made prior to the current century with shallow tech

Re: [MBZ] Oldest Mercedes with screen display

2020-10-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The ’14 Yota requires link to your phone to gain full functionality. Except, the app is “vintage” and limited to cutting edge for three years ago. Not that I hook the phone to the car, as I am able to access the am/fm band ok. SatNav is seven years out of date without the phone. I much

Re: [MBZ] OT:Wildfire

2020-10-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Initially thought it was a PDX protest photo. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Oct 23, 2020, at 12:38

Re: [MBZ] OT: Geothermal energy to the rescue

2020-10-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Interesting. Article claims AK has large geothermal. Not really. Only viable current use is for a supplemental veggie grow operation connected to a hot spring resort. The bulk of the resource is too cool for more than hot house use unless the drilling can get beyond 4km. Maps of explored

Re: [MBZ] Magnitude 7.5 earthquake near Sand Point, Alaska

2020-10-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I did not. No alerts in town, but I think it was more scary and tidal waves for the tiny islands or the coastal rainforests. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of

Re: [MBZ] OT: Now it's the washing machine

2020-10-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
rt is broken you can just order and install it > yourself, saving some cash potentially on repair people. > > On Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 5:04 PM Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > >> New appliances are toys not tools. I have no need to interface with my >> washer or fridge over w

Re: [MBZ] OT: Now it's the washing machine

2020-10-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
th. I lasted two days and then I did it mainly to mess with my grown > children. > Please don’t tell them. This has been fun. > > Bob R > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Oct 18, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> >> New appliances are toy

Re: [MBZ] OT: Now it's the washing machine

2020-10-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
New appliances are toys not tools. I have no need to interface with my washer or fridge over wifi. EVER. Except, now I do, if I want to access the more arcane and magical permutations of cleaning or food storage. I prefer analog with the brain engagement over expecting some programmer who

Re: [MBZ] Cold weather engine starting aids.

2020-10-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
At this point it is mow by braille, as all the worm castings and dip/heave are solid. Still warm enough that the blade will melt the grass before chopping. I might get one more go at it if the current snow blanket melts off. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment

Re: [MBZ] Cold weather engine starting aids.

2020-10-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Gave the lawn what may be the last pass with mower. Snow is on the card in the next 36 hours. Hard frost all day, instead of the early morning dusting on the grass. I truly hate the cold. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our

Re: [MBZ] Learn something each day

2020-10-11 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I have a few barrels worth of cider aging. Too bad it is not near me. Or, maybe for the best, as I would then be consuming said barrels to keep warm while the snow falls. not snowing just yet, but it is coming clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our

[MBZ] Learn something each day

2020-10-10 Thread Clay via Mercedes
TIL NYC has the most native americans (111k) in the nation. OKC (36.5k) has more natives than ANC(35.9k). NYC is some 309 square miles, while ANC is 1944 miles. I am going to posit there are more classic mercedes at okie acres than in all of ANC. Another tidbit, because the work at home

Re: [MBZ] R320CDI - $7,900 (Richmond, IN)

2020-10-09 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I always confused the R series with the Pacifica. They both stopped showing up about the time DBAG dropped chrysler clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of

[MBZ] LiOn recycles!

2020-10-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/mbkhXAP1EQE I was not sure the stuff could be reused. Looks like your dead cells power appliances and other junk until they perish. Then it all gets chopped up and sent to China for their use. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our

Re: [MBZ] Car insurance— interesting “feature”

2020-10-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Those rare moments I am actually in a vehicle this year and use the phone, I tell it I am not driving, but walking. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-10-02 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I think my 6year old Yota has this “feature” embedded. To use the infotainment system a person needs to register a telephonic device to the system to enable the thing. That means giving your identifying data to Yota of course for the app to link you up. Otherwise you have limited mapping and

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-10-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Very toxic extraction process. But that is ok, as the mines are in Chile. Probably akin to living on the sludge of the Salton Sea for health outcomes. I have no data on reprocessing. I was forced to hand over the dead cells (powertool, laptop, toy) on penalty of death or assault by rainbow

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-10-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Until I return to a civilized city, electric cars are out of the picture. I found the closest charging station to me is the local power plant, about four miles away. There are four within drive range of the cars. The next is 50 miles down the road, the next another 100 beyond that, and

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-10-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I got sucked down the youtube hole last night with How Its Made. The episode with LiOn car batteries was dated, but mentions something like a 70k mile life in auto usage. Maybe the things are better now. Short drives of under a few hundred miles would get you a decade or so of useable life.

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-10-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Seattle and socialist Washington State just recently bumped up the registration fee on EV and hybrids due to the lack of revenue from emission testing and gas taxes. One favored solution is to tax per mile driven. I can picture odometers being spun backward wholesale. Somebody will figure

Re: [MBZ] Hoovie's old Benzes

2020-10-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The only Benz I bought with records were from the early 1970’s. W115 had sparse file but lots of support manuals and receipts of recent work. The R107 had all records from second owner (1987 on). The rest were devoid or paperwork. clay 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 2014 ‘yota

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
After giving this idea a bit of thought, I come up with nothing burger. The mandate eliminates the access to private transport by the less economically endowed. Poor folks just do not get to move about unless on public transport. Battery cars will not be inexpensive, as the cost to charge

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I think the plan was some sort of perpetual motion machine system. Plug in the car at night to charge it up overnight on cheap electrons. Drive it around in the day when the PV panels are making all the power. Go home and plug into the grid so the stored electrons in your car are harvested to

Re: [MBZ] Road trip??? Se venden en Metapan El Salvado

2020-09-30 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That would be a drive into Honduras to get to a gulf port. Or through Guatemala, which has a port as well. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and

Re: [MBZ] Road trip??? Se venden en Metapan El Salvado

2020-09-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
An adventure. Will need lots of cash to pay off border guards to get out of El Salvador, into and out of Guatemala, and in and out of Mexico. There are “pest control” stations where they spray the undersides with fluid. Sort of like California, but the uzi toting fellows want to collect the

Re: [MBZ] Air Compressors

2020-09-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I concur. The current civic unrest and raging unemployment should have very good deals on equipment showing on your local CL. Probably get a much higher quality compressor at a lower cost that way. HF power tools were just not that good for long term use without having to rebuild them to a

Re: [MBZ] Road trip??? Se venden en Metapan El Salvado

2020-09-29 Thread Clay via Mercedes
When I get the new passport, I would gladly assist in driving one back. El Salvador is vicious gang country, unlike being just crazy paramilitary nuts the last time I visited. Probably safer than driving in MN, WA or OR. Nobody puts up with Burn Loot Murder agenda there. Dark folk are rare

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pumpkin Shortage?

2020-09-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Moles like bugs. Love lawn bugs, so you need to remove the buffet in your yard and the moles will relocate to a place with a better menu. That does not help your lawn much, as you have killed the worms that make great soil in the process. I moved to property where the hardpan was very close

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pumpkin Shortage?

2020-09-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Neighbor in GWN was so impressed with himself he had scored a bat size courgette for only $3. I would toss those over grown things to my chickens or allow the neighbors to use them for zucchini cake/bread. The thin 8 inch fingerlings were more desirable, unless you wanted to stuff, then

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pumpkin Shortage?

2020-09-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My garden would produce happy gourds aplenty. Enough to gift kid size pumpkins to the neighbor children nigh until the blessed day of mass candy consumption. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and

Re: [MBZ] OT - Pumpkin Shortage?

2020-09-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://nypost.com/2020/09/26/kraft-offering-limited-edition-pumpkin-spice-mac-cheese-this-fall/ The industry ramping up for offensive flavors is to blame clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-27 Thread Clay via Mercedes
If plague carriers came to your location and spread their pestilence, would you take a personal affront? We who have been plagued by the Diaspora from Kollyfornica are not pleased with the changes inflicted upon our once safe and salutary homes. A form of mind rot accompanied the migrants

Re: [MBZ] Milan Brown '77 450SE L selling at NR in BC

2020-09-26 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Depends on how close to the water the car lived to worry about the extent of tin worm. The sheet metal for that era is prone to rust in the damp and moist air. I saw most of the PnP examples hosted extensive rust clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our

Re: [MBZ] Aviation version of cheap benz?

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
nd fly it home.. or pull the wings and ship it > depends on true condition of fabric... which is exactly what I've been > looking for... > Thanks for posting the link. > > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 7:43 PM Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > >> https://anchorage.craigslist.o

Re: [MBZ] Reasonable MOG and some crack

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
t 6:40 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Another sold for $51,700 so it's quite the bargain. > > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 10:28 PM Clay via Mercedes > wrote: > >> >> https://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/d/anchorage-mercedes

[MBZ] Aviation version of cheap benz?

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://anchorage.craigslist.org/avo/d/stinson-108-3/7198233905.html Small dollars and should buff out easy. Just some holes pecked in the wing by birds. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we

[MBZ] Reasonable MOG and some crack

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://anchorage.craigslist.org/cto/d/anchorage-mercedes-benz-450slc-50-open/7199862946.html If it is real, it should be on BaT, not lingering on CL for $35k https://anchorage.craigslist.org/hvo/d/wasilla-1989-freightliner-unimog-flu-419/7198019686.html Seems like a good ranch tool clay

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
How soon will the lawn mowers and leaf blowers be outlawed? That will put a large crimp on the employment opportunities for the wetbacks. Being a racist action, it would never come to outlawing lawn care. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history,

Re: [MBZ] California is banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

2020-09-24 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That sounds about right. Fifteen years for the people with the means to move away, leaving the scraps for the unhomed, who have no cars anyway. Time to invest in livery and stables. Bespoke coach making. Or, become a farmer and drive tractors or combines on the road. clay “I think it’s

Re: [MBZ] Batteries, was: Daimler cheated too? (I'm sure VW feels better now)

2020-09-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My boss had one of those pack things in his car. Wonderful for getting a jump in the spring or summer with warm temps in a small petrol power car. Not capable of lighting off a diesel or much use in the dead of winter where big amps are needed. #1 boy who lives in ND keeps one in his jeep

Re: [MBZ] Any comments about this S430?

2020-09-19 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Ticking time bomb Build quality is sub par and surpassed by Kia or Hyundai. Airmatic failures are certain and will set you back $4k+ to remedy. Clusters have been replaced under recall but will fail once more and cost over $2k to replace. Failed cluster renders the car undrivable, since

Re: [MBZ] Daimler cheated too? (I'm sure VW feels better now)

2020-09-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
We may be heading to the promised land of hydrogen. The current viral unrest has caused a depression in fossil fuel demand, with a decrease in value. With fuel hanging around $40 bbl there is no incentives to sink funding into production, exploration, or delivery. Long term outlook is for

Re: [MBZ] om648 ac compressor

2020-09-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I was not able to source the diesel version of the ACC relay for the 82 SD. I could jumper the pins to get the compressor clutch engaged and the AC blew all sorts of cold, so I just did a kludge with a toggle switch to engage the compressor on the days it got warm enough to want a colder cabin

Re: [MBZ] 300SEL 6.3 Project Car, not roadworthy

2020-09-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Renault transmissions are hard to source as well. The fellow who purchased all the old stock on the DMC is building fresh examples as well as repairing the originals. I think he is in TX clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our

Re: [MBZ] 1973 Mercedes 450SL

2020-09-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
That would want a full fuel system make over, as the pump is probably perished along with the rubber parts. Injectors and EFI (MAP, trigger points, contacts) and dizzy retimed with a fresh chain and guides. Coolant system (fan clutch, water pump, hoses, radiator) as well as intake/exhaust

Re: [MBZ] OT: replace fan on video card?

2020-09-18 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Have you tested the fan to see if it is dead and not the power connection on the card? If it is the fan, the Bay of Fleas should be a good source for cheep chinee replacement clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about

Re: [MBZ] Hey Gerry

2020-09-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Sep 16, 2020, at 12:58 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 16/09/2020 3:54 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: >> Thalidomide >> Phen Fen >> Benzodiazipam >> Oxycontin >> and the list of Oops drugs goes on

Re: [MBZ] Hey Gerry

2020-09-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Thalidomide Phen Fen Benzodiazipam Oxycontin and the list of Oops drugs goes on. Haste does make waste, and the current plague will waste a number of lives by mismanagement and hysteria. Let them test it on the wild third world pixies. clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing

Re: [MBZ] 99 Mercedes SLK 230 (Manual)

2020-09-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
SLK was a girls car. At least that was the consensus in the Seattle MB section. Early adopters were mid-life ladies who would head out on drives of a dozen SLK or more. Then the ladies just quit showing up or ….? Not an SLK to be seen at the events for at least a decade. clay “I think

Re: [MBZ] Hey Gerry

2020-09-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Maybe the children stay on campus, maybe not. My youngest chose to gap year because his college had a come to campus but only offers online classes, then ship the kids home at mid-term to continue online learning over the Thanksgiving to New Year holidays. Sounded like a great way to load up

Re: [MBZ] Monday Morning Excitement

2020-09-15 Thread Clay via Mercedes
https://youtu.be/QwooVEa3gts Dagger or sword? It took out the wheel too clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 >

Re: [MBZ] In case you don’t hear from me again

2020-09-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Early morning frost this weekend, so it is now official sweater and jacket weather in GWN. That will mean people are making appointments for early winter tire swaps. Tire shops will be a mess if the flakes arrive before the flu shots clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing

Re: [MBZ] Monday Morning Excitement

2020-09-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
#1 boy alerted me that the smoke plume from the Leftist Coast fires has moved into ND this morning. I expect it will be following the jet stream. He has no cabin filters in his car, nor the work truck. Wet bandana is keeping his nose hairs happy clay “I think it’s time we stopped our

Re: [MBZ] Monday Morning Excitement

2020-09-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
The current unrest and unemployment crisis is having an impact upon owners of pretty cars, as well as last years models. I was trolling SEA CL and found a giant spike in people selling off some really nice classics (maybe Grandpa’s collections) and things purchased last summer and fall that

Re: [MBZ] Convergence

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
GWN neighborhood is proximate to ANC, so lots of noise. Homes go for the triple panes when the glazing fails. Probably comparable to hurricane glass pricing. Not enough window factories here, and the big brands have to come by barge. Custom glass takes a few months to arrive, so they sell

Re: [MBZ] Convergence

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I did a complete replace on the SEA casita over the past 20 years. One door has fogged. The GWN house has annual temperature fluctuations of 70-80*C. A majority of the glazing has failed, fogging and interior frost formation in winter. Laminate would reduce ambient noise from airport

Re: [MBZ] Sticky broken plastic trim pieces

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Green interior in the SL suffered from that with the center console. It was such a rare color that paint was applied to a grey console from the factory. I had to do funky matching when I replaced the chopped up console. clay 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 2014 ‘yota Highlander -

[MBZ] Convergence

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Winter is setting in in GWN. Had the first semi killing frost this morning and the lettuce gave up the ghost. Flowers are just peeved, as it is a sunny day. I have no intention to remain in this land of limited warmth and light (climate change is a hoax and will not get here soon enough).

Re: [MBZ] New truck but not benz

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Wow Rick, that sure is a purty truck clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Sep 12, 2020, at 2:43 PM, Rick

Re: [MBZ] Sticky broken plastic trim pieces

2020-09-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I always had the feeling the W220 needed to be driven with gloves due to the tacky nature of the knobs and buttons. It felt as if the prior owner had suckled on gummi fruits and drove with his ganky paws poking and twisting the buttons and knobs. I never found evidence of candy, but would not

Re: [MBZ] Highest Mileage MB You’ve Owned

2020-09-11 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Allen, the 82 SD got a 750k km badge earned. I got that at 480k miles and drove a bit longer until she ate her engine. clay 1974 450sl - Frosch - Two tone green 2014 ‘yota Highlander - Haggis retired models- 1986 SDL - Polei 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately & well tailored crap 1982 SD -

Re: [MBZ] What to Do? Fix and Seel or Just sell as is?

2020-09-07 Thread Clay via Mercedes
May view would be to sell as is due to age and mileage. Nicely appointed, but once you start mucking about with the door electronics, the likelihood of greater damage incurred in replacing the failed wires would reduce sales price. Could take a look at how the wires are routed from the

Re: [MBZ] New S-class. Looks like a Hyundai

2020-09-06 Thread Clay via Mercedes
ice of an MB. No? > > Allan > > > Clay via Mercedes writes: > >> S class has looked like korean car for the past two decades. Kia cost a >> bunch less and you get the same quality build and fitment >> >> clay >> >> “I think it’s time we stopped

Re: [MBZ] Pergo or Paint?

2020-09-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Kudos clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of self-recrimination and wetness.” B. Johnson 01/09/2020 > On Sep 5, 2020, at 10:25 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] New S-class. Looks like a Hyundai

2020-09-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
S class has looked like korean car for the past two decades. Kia cost a bunch less and you get the same quality build and fitment clay “I think it’s time we stopped our cringing embarrassment about our history, about our traditions, and about our culture, and we stop this general bout of

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300TD on BAT

2020-09-04 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Ah, forgot the index. I have been tracking daily and hourly temps in multiple locations, noting “that ain’t that hot”. My eye turns from the cookie cutter casitas built in the past half century. That seems to pre-select a more urban setting with a vernacular architecture. Looking on real

Re: [MBZ] 1985 300TD on BAT

2020-09-04 Thread Clay via Mercedes
People are becoming more aware of cash flow. With the current plague producing a high five figure savings in college fees, SWMBA is contemplating home repairs. The companies able to work are pretty booked out into the winter (starts equinox) and are short staffed. A number have told her they

Re: [MBZ] 560SEL MAKE AN OFFER

2020-08-31 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Ambers turned clear so you use amber bulb instead of amber plastic for turn signal. An Ebay upgrade. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Aug 31, 2020, at 5:18 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Don’t think they’re buggered, that’s what they looked like when

[MBZ] Something for K'leb

2020-08-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Seems to be a lot of bills needing paid in GNW. CL is littered with crack price collected cars, garage space freed up to feed the family, and a glut of handicap vans(?). Found these for the list, as I am without garage space or desire to store outside.

Re: [MBZ] Insurance

2020-08-23 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Depends upon what stations you listen to. I found the hard rock and talk stations had USAA and other military support service ads. The nancy pants NPR and sissy stations never had ads supporting the services. When USAA opened it to all service members, the word needed to get out. The

Re: [MBZ] Insurance

2020-08-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I lived in a home with metal roof back in the day. Analog home without all the fancy insulation, so maybe today it is less loud. Hardy rain shower would create enough sussurus you were not able to carry on a conversation. Tropical showers, so over pretty swiftly. Midnight rain did startle

Re: [MBZ] Insurance

2020-08-22 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My dealings with the Liberty Mutual family have been horrid. I have USAA and end up so frustrated dealing with LM as opposing party that I take the ding and file a claim. Last event with liberty had the state insurance commissioner involved after filing complaints. They actively ignore

Re: [MBZ] ***SPAM*** RE: OT lightning hit

2020-08-20 Thread Clay via Mercedes
My Granny claimed there was no lightning in Seattle. That seems to have changed, as I do no recall much as a child when living there, but over the past 40 years there have been a number of really healthy storms each year, with sheet lightning and all the cool spangles and booms I learned about

Re: [MBZ] CDI fixer-upper

2020-08-16 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Not sure what feds are doing for no evict, but SEA just pushed the damage out to 2021. No way I would have renters in my abode while I am stranded in GWN. At least this year we are only on the hook for taxes and not mortgage. Really need to get down there to put it on the overheated market.

Re: [MBZ] Opinions needed on flooring

2020-08-14 Thread Clay via Mercedes
I put the bathroom floor heaters in the remodel to the seattle house. SWMBA loathed cold floors so the things were on for her comfort the first few years. I found a few cold spots and thought the things gobbled heating dollars. Probably did not, but I had no issue with a good cool floor

Re: [MBZ] OT: Novel approach to beating the pandemic.

2020-08-13 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Small cruise ship had to turn around because of false positives. Alaska is seeing a large number of inaccurate test results. Science is not up to the standards required to effectively handle the plague.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Novel approach to beating the pandemic.

2020-08-12 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Being so close to the former USSR, I am expecting AK will be using Putin’s new jab. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Aug 12, 2020, at 8:21 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says. > >

Re: [MBZ] Wilton: How are you doing?

2020-08-05 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Living that dream now. All my tools are a very long drive away. Burns me to know I have the needed tool, but not on hand. Good excuse for me to just look at SWMBA forlorn when she wants something fixed. I have no use for two homes, where neither one has what I need. SEA has all my gear,

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