Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

On 16/09/2015 8:02 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:



On September 16, 2015 at 8:14 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
 wrote:

I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
use of clamps.


Turn to the yellow pages of the local phone book and look for Hydraulics?

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What size does the ferrule need to be?
My Pex crimper has a die for 3/8" I think.
I know there is one smaller than the 1/2" that I have never used.

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-17 Thread Randy Bennell via Mercedes

On 16/09/2015 8:02 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:



On September 16, 2015 at 8:14 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
 wrote:

I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
use of clamps.


Turn to the yellow pages of the local phone book and look for Hydraulics?

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I have one like this.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_151617-61002-69PTKH0015K___

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was an incorrect 
fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will overnight the correct one for 
tomorrow. Still some hope for making the Q on Saturday!

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 15, 2015, at 11:56 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes  
wrote:

>> My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan on 
>> taking to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I knew in 
>> advance that it would need a tune up- distributor cap, rotor, points, 
>> condenser so I purchased the parts last fall to have ready to install when I 
>> got it going again. I also knew in advance that the car would need a new 
>> exhaust.
>> 
>> So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in hibernation and I 
>> notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided rubber hose with a fitting 
>> on one end which feeds fuel from the electric fuel pump to the engine has 
>> rotted. It's only 8 yrs old! I order the part from classic center and turn 
>> my attention to the exhaust.
>> 
>> I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless exhaust so 
>> I decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted through where they 
>> attach to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd unclamp the muffler, cut 
>> out the rotted sections of pipe, weld it back together and re-install.
>> 
>> I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the entire 
>> exhaust is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the headers from the 
>> manifold- not fun. While I'm there I notice that a clamp on a coolant hose 
>> has rusted all the way through! Wow, the hose was attached by friction and 
>> goo alone! I could have blown the engine on the way to the Q!
>> 
>> Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car I 
>> realize that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of the headers 
>> off and slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some sort of clamp system.
>> 
>> As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler.
>> 
>> Hope no more snags!
> 
> Waytago!The Welding GURU welds again!
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
This is very interesting. So the hose slides onto a pipe and is secured by a 
ferrule?

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On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes  
wrote:

>> Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was an 
>> incorrect fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will overnight the 
>> correct one for tomorrow. Still some hope for making the Q on Saturday!
> 
> Herr Welding GURU:
> 
> Don't sweat the fuel line.   Cut off, grind off, or pull apart the ferrule on 
> the old hose, then remove the hose.  Take the hose to FLAPS and get the right 
> length and type of hose and a hose clamp. Put it together.  Run the car.
> 
> I have pulled apart the ferrules with grinder, dremel, vice grips and a 
> screwdriver, pliers and a screwdriver, 2 screwdrivers...well, you get the 
> idea.  a spiral grind with an electric tool is fast and easy. THen you just 
> peel it open and pull off the hose and ferrule.
> 
> 
> Or once you get it apart, take the fitting and hose to a hose shop and have 
> them crimp on a nice new ferrule.  You may even be able to get real brass, or 
> SS ferrules if you ask.
> 
> Don't miss the Chowder or the Q over a lil hose!
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That is awesome, it looks like an old mic cable...
-Curt


  From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
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Cc: Jaime Kopchinski <jaime...@gmail.com> 
 Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:14 PM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.
   
I do the same on some fuel hoses that are NLA... cut off the ferrule, clamp
on some new hose.

I had to do this on the original (and awesome) fuel hose on my ponton two
weeks ago:
http://images.jaimekop.com/2015_05_15_Mercedes_219/large-65.html

I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
use of clamps.

The classic center has some really lovely fuel hose, BTW.

Jaime



On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 7:49 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
> wrote:

> This is very interesting. So the hose slides onto a pipe and is secured by
> a ferrule?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> >> Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was an
> incorrect fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will overnight the
> correct one for tomorrow. Still some hope for making the Q on Saturday!
> >
> > Herr Welding GURU:
> >
> > Don't sweat the fuel line.  Cut off, grind off, or pull apart the
> ferrule on the old hose, then remove the hose.  Take the hose to FLAPS and
> get the right length and type of hose and a hose clamp. Put it together.
> Run the car.
> >
> > I have pulled apart the ferrules with grinder, dremel, vice grips and a
> screwdriver, pliers and a screwdriver, 2 screwdrivers...well, you get the
> idea.  a spiral grind with an electric tool is fast and easy. THen you just
> peel it open and pull off the hose and ferrule.
> >
> >
> > Or once you get it apart, take the fitting and hose to a hose shop and
> have them crimp on a nice new ferrule.  You may even be able to get real
> brass, or SS ferrules if you ask.
> >
> > Don't miss the Chowder or the Q over a lil hose!
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was 
an incorrect fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will 
overnight the correct one for tomorrow. Still some hope for making 
the Q on Saturday!


Herr Welding GURU:

Don't sweat the fuel line.   Cut off, grind off, or pull apart the 
ferrule on the old hose, then remove the hose.  Take the hose to 
FLAPS and get the right length and type of hose and a hose clamp. 
Put it together.  Run the car.


I have pulled apart the ferrules with grinder, dremel, vice grips and 
a screwdriver, pliers and a screwdriver, 2 screwdrivers...well, you 
get the idea.  a spiral grind with an electric tool is fast and easy. 
THen you just peel it open and pull off the hose and ferrule.



Or once you get it apart, take the fitting and hose to a hose shop 
and have them crimp on a nice new ferrule.  You may even be able to 
get real brass, or SS ferrules if you ask.


Don't miss the Chowder or the Q over a lil hose!

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I do the same on some fuel hoses that are NLA... cut off the ferrule, clamp
on some new hose.

I had to do this on the original (and awesome) fuel hose on my ponton two
weeks ago:
http://images.jaimekop.com/2015_05_15_Mercedes_219/large-65.html

I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
use of clamps.

The classic center has some really lovely fuel hose, BTW.

Jaime



On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 7:49 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes  wrote:

> This is very interesting. So the hose slides onto a pipe and is secured by
> a ferrule?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> >> Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was an
> incorrect fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will overnight the
> correct one for tomorrow. Still some hope for making the Q on Saturday!
> >
> > Herr Welding GURU:
> >
> > Don't sweat the fuel line.   Cut off, grind off, or pull apart the
> ferrule on the old hose, then remove the hose.  Take the hose to FLAPS and
> get the right length and type of hose and a hose clamp. Put it together.
> Run the car.
> >
> > I have pulled apart the ferrules with grinder, dremel, vice grips and a
> screwdriver, pliers and a screwdriver, 2 screwdrivers...well, you get the
> idea.  a spiral grind with an electric tool is fast and easy. THen you just
> peel it open and pull off the hose and ferrule.
> >
> >
> > Or once you get it apart, take the fitting and hose to a hose shop and
> have them crimp on a nice new ferrule.  You may even be able to get real
> brass, or SS ferrules if you ask.
> >
> > Don't miss the Chowder or the Q over a lil hose!
> >
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Yes the hose they mistakenly sent me had some cool braided pattern. Too bad it 
was the wrong one!

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> On Sep 16, 2015, at 8:17 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> That is awesome, it looks like an old mic cable...
> -Curt
> 
> 
>  From: Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> Cc: Jaime Kopchinski <jaime...@gmail.com> 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.
> 
> I do the same on some fuel hoses that are NLA... cut off the ferrule, clamp
> on some new hose.
> 
> I had to do this on the original (and awesome) fuel hose on my ponton two
> weeks ago:
> http://images.jaimekop.com/2015_05_15_Mercedes_219/large-65.html
> 
> I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
> use of clamps.
> 
> The classic center has some really lovely fuel hose, BTW.
> 
> Jaime
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 7:49 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
>> wrote:
> 
>> This is very interesting. So the hose slides onto a pipe and is secured by
>> a ferrule?
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>> On Sep 16, 2015, at 7:22 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>> 
>>>> Got exhaust all welded up. Will install tomorrow. Today's snag was an
>> incorrect fuel line sent to me by classic center. They will overnight the
>> correct one for tomorrow. Still some hope for making the Q on Saturday!
>>> 
>>> Herr Welding GURU:
>>> 
>>> Don't sweat the fuel line.  Cut off, grind off, or pull apart the
>> ferrule on the old hose, then remove the hose.  Take the hose to FLAPS and
>> get the right length and type of hose and a hose clamp. Put it together.
>> Run the car.
>>> 
>>> I have pulled apart the ferrules with grinder, dremel, vice grips and a
>> screwdriver, pliers and a screwdriver, 2 screwdrivers...well, you get the
>> idea.  a spiral grind with an electric tool is fast and easy. THen you just
>> peel it open and pull off the hose and ferrule.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Or once you get it apart, take the fitting and hose to a hose shop and
>> have them crimp on a nice new ferrule.  You may even be able to get real
>> brass, or SS ferrules if you ask.
>>> 
>>> Don't miss the Chowder or the Q over a lil hose!
>>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes


> On September 16, 2015 at 8:14 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
>  wrote:
> 
> I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
> use of clamps.


Turn to the yellow pages of the local phone book and look for Hydraulics?

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Haha. Cool category!
So what's on the menu this Saturday? I'm trying to convince Kari's landlord who 
is a Mercedes buff to come. He owns a 62 220SE coupe and his son in law a 71 
280SL. Both are in sorry shape!

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> On Sep 16, 2015, at 8:58 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> Well Dimitri  this,is encouraging. Yes the most repairs,award is a  new one
> for you. Prize is some broken 123 parts I have here that you can
> refabricate. Got couple hundred  freshly dug  clams sitting here waiting
> for  transport in a MB to the Q.
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
This can be dangerous! Another excuse to buy a tool!

http://acehose.com/brass-hose-fittings-couplings.htm

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> On Sep 16, 2015, at 9:02 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes  
> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On September 16, 2015 at 8:14 PM Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
>> use of clamps.
> 
> 
> Turn to the yellow pages of the local phone book and look for Hydraulics?
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

I do the same on some fuel hoses that are NLA... cut off the ferrule, clamp
on some new hose.

I had to do this on the original (and awesome) fuel hose on my ponton two
weeks ago:
http://images.jaimekop.com/2015_05_15_Mercedes_219/large-65.html

I'd love to find a source for new ferrules and a crimp die set to avoid the
use of clamps.

The classic center has some really lovely fuel hose, BTW.

Jaime


Grainger USED to have a ferrule crimper that would do fuel hose, air 
hose up to garden hose.  You had to buy each size ferrule separately. 
I had one in Hawaii that I used to make up air hoses to the correct 
length for each application, and sometimes fix a water hose.


I wish I had brought it along.  Grainger does not sell them and I 
can't find any place that does.  It is almost a "must have" around a 
food plant.  I did notice the local shop that makes up hoses also has 
one (manual) in addition to the hydraulic one they use for hydraulic 
hoses and larger low pressure hoses.


it has an upper and lower half with several different sizes, and a 
handle that squeezes the two crimper halves together to crimp the 
ferrule.


One of them would be very handy for someone like you Jaime, or kleb 
that has a lot of cars.  Mine are functional only, so I don't care if 
they have SS worm clamps.  For me it is a lot easier to open the worm 
clamp to change the hose the second or third time.  (one car I have 
had for almost 45 years, another for 20 etc.)


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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
This is very interesting. So the hose slides onto a pipe and is 
secured by a ferrule?


Yes,  the ferrule is just a permanent clamp that won't skin your 
knuckles (in theory)


Take it off, replace the hose and put on a clamp.  The fitting is all 
that is important.


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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Well Dimitri  this,is encouraging. Yes the most repairs,award is a  new one
for you. Prize is some broken 123 parts I have here that you can
refabricate. Got couple hundred  freshly dug  clams sitting here waiting
for  transport in a MB to the Q.
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes

This can be dangerous! Another excuse to buy a tool!

http://acehose.com/brass-hose-fittings-couplings.htm


Wow!  $300 for the crimper for small hose?  We need to get HF to make 
in China for $39 with a starter set of ferrules.  None of these are 
as good as the Grainger one.  It had more sizes and was about $125 in 
1990 or so.


But it is wonderful to have one. 40-50 years ago a lot of FLAPS and 
hose shops had them and it was not expensive to have the ends crimped 
on.  Now, thanks to the walton mentality, it is all about selling you 
a $15 hose in place of a buck hose and a buck fitting and providing 
the service of crimping on the fitting with a ferrule.


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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Dwight sez:  Well menu has Karen's famous,clam chowder  as usual & 
Curt's chicken & his

beef. New this year will be steamed, hardshell clams. Tell him we don't
judge on car  condition.   Also veggies & fruit  & the longest  running MB
informal gathering  in New England. And MOST IMPORTANTLY - nice people  who
love Benzes.


Unfortunately I won't be there this year.  Sounds like good food and 
good fun.  I am intrigued about this sentence:  MOST IMPORTANTLY - 
nice people  who love Benzes.  Are ya importing some Southerners or 
Westerners?  Where are these Nice people coming from?


I thought y'all noreasters there were either feisty, terse, 
curmudgeonly or some other form of social misfits.  (Just teasin)


Best wishes for your event!  Too bad Lt don went AWOL.  I'd a liked 
to see his Q be an annual thing.  Not as much list member density 
around him though.


Maybe next year you can take it on the road and venture further south 
and west to allow more "nice" folks time to get there.


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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-16 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Well menu has Karen's famous,clam chowder  as usual & Curt's chicken & his
beef. New this year will be steamed, hardshell clams. Tell him we don't
judge on car  condition.   Also veggies & fruit  & the longest  running MB
informal gathering  in New England. And MOST IMPORTANTLY - nice people  who
love Benzes.
On Sep 16, 2015 9:17 PM, "Dimitri via Mercedes" 
wrote:

> Haha. Cool category!
> So what's on the menu this Saturday? I'm trying to convince Kari's
> landlord who is a Mercedes buff to come. He owns a 62 220SE coupe and his
> son in law a 71 280SL. Both are in sorry shape!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 16, 2015, at 8:58 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > Well Dimitri  this,is encouraging. Yes the most repairs,award is a  new
> one
> > for you. Prize is some broken 123 parts I have here that you can
> > refabricate. Got couple hundred  freshly dug  clams sitting here waiting
> > for  transport in a MB to the Q.
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[MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan on taking 
to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I knew in advance that it 
would need a tune up- distributor cap, rotor, points, condenser so I purchased 
the parts last fall to have ready to install when I got it going again. I also 
knew in advance that the car would need a new exhaust. 

So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in hibernation and I 
notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided rubber hose with a fitting on 
one end which feeds fuel from the electric fuel pump to the engine has rotted. 
It's only 8 yrs old! I order the part from classic center and turn my attention 
to the exhaust.

I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless exhaust so I 
decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted through where they attach 
to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd unclamp the muffler, cut out the 
rotted sections of pipe, weld it back together and re-install. 

I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the entire exhaust 
is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the headers from the manifold- 
not fun. While I'm there I notice that a clamp on a coolant hose has rusted all 
the way through! Wow, the hose was attached by friction and goo alone! I could 
have blown the engine on the way to the Q!

Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car I realize 
that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of the headers off and 
slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some sort of clamp system.

As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler. 

Hope no more snags!

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'm sure you'll feel better driving a car that isn't trying to kill you all the 
time...
I'll be VWing it to the Q. Right now the plan is to drive the '05 Golf, its got 
a slightly dragging brake which seems to be getting better the more I drive it. 
I'd love to find time to jack it up and be sure which brake it is, I think its 
left rear but not 100% sure, none are terribly hot but it makes a noise at low 
speed. I should just do all 4 so I know they're good...
Barring that I'll bring the Jetta, its been doing well although the tinworm 
makes it look scabby.

-Curt

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 Subject: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.
   
My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan on taking 
to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I knew in advance that it 
would need a tune up- distributor cap, rotor, points, condenser so I purchased 
the parts last fall to have ready to install when I got it going again. I also 
knew in advance that the car would need a new exhaust. 

So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in hibernation and I 
notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided rubber hose with a fitting on 
one end which feeds fuel from the electric fuel pump to the engine has rotted. 
It's only 8 yrs old! I order the part from classic center and turn my attention 
to the exhaust.

I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless exhaust so I 
decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted through where they attach 
to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd unclamp the muffler, cut out the 
rotted sections of pipe, weld it back together and re-install. 

I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the entire exhaust 
is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the headers from the manifold- 
not fun. While I'm there I notice that a clamp on a coolant hose has rusted all 
the way through! Wow, the hose was attached by friction and goo alone! I could 
have blown the engine on the way to the Q!

Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car I realize 
that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of the headers off and 
slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some sort of clamp system.

As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler. 

Hope no more snags!

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Prep award. A new one!

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> On Sep 15, 2015, at 8:46 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes 
>  wrote:
> 
> Dimitri,
> You may win the prep award. Sorry not a lift.
> On Sep 15, 2015 7:17 PM, "Dimitri via Mercedes" 
> wrote:
> 
>> My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan on
>> taking to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I knew in
>> advance that it would need a tune up- distributor cap, rotor, points,
>> condenser so I purchased the parts last fall to have ready to install when
>> I got it going again. I also knew in advance that the car would need a new
>> exhaust.
>> 
>> So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in hibernation and
>> I notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided rubber hose with a
>> fitting on one end which feeds fuel from the electric fuel pump to the
>> engine has rotted. It's only 8 yrs old! I order the part from classic
>> center and turn my attention to the exhaust.
>> 
>> I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless exhaust
>> so I decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted through where they
>> attach to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd unclamp the muffler, cut
>> out the rotted sections of pipe, weld it back together and re-install.
>> 
>> I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the entire
>> exhaust is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the headers from the
>> manifold- not fun. While I'm there I notice that a clamp on a coolant hose
>> has rusted all the way through! Wow, the hose was attached by friction and
>> goo alone! I could have blown the engine on the way to the Q!
>> 
>> Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car I
>> realize that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of the headers
>> off and slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some sort of clamp
>> system.
>> 
>> As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler.
>> 
>> Hope no more snags!
>> 
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan 
on taking to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I 
knew in advance that it would need a tune up- distributor cap, 
rotor, points, condenser so I purchased the parts last fall to have 
ready to install when I got it going again. I also knew in advance 
that the car would need a new exhaust.


So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in 
hibernation and I notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided 
rubber hose with a fitting on one end which feeds fuel from the 
electric fuel pump to the engine has rotted. It's only 8 yrs old! I 
order the part from classic center and turn my attention to the 
exhaust.


I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless 
exhaust so I decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted 
through where they attach to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd 
unclamp the muffler, cut out the rotted sections of pipe, weld it 
back together and re-install.


I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the 
entire exhaust is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the 
headers from the manifold- not fun. While I'm there I notice that a 
clamp on a coolant hose has rusted all the way through! Wow, the 
hose was attached by friction and goo alone! I could have blown the 
engine on the way to the Q!


Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car 
I realize that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of 
the headers off and slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some 
sort of clamp system.


As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler.

Hope no more snags!


Waytago!The Welding GURU welds again!

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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Dimitri,
You may win the prep award. Sorry not a lift.
On Sep 15, 2015 7:17 PM, "Dimitri via Mercedes" 
wrote:

> My only currently "running" Benz is the pagoda so that's what I plan on
> taking to the Q on Saturday. When I parked it last October, I knew in
> advance that it would need a tune up- distributor cap, rotor, points,
> condenser so I purchased the parts last fall to have ready to install when
> I got it going again. I also knew in advance that the car would need a new
> exhaust.
>
> So yesterday, I start it up after almost one full year in hibernation and
> I notice a massive fuel leak. Turns out the braided rubber hose with a
> fitting on one end which feeds fuel from the electric fuel pump to the
> engine has rotted. It's only 8 yrs old! I order the part from classic
> center and turn my attention to the exhaust.
>
> I currently don't have the $1000 in my budget for a new stainless exhaust
> so I decide to repair the old one. Both pipes are rotted through where they
> attach to the back of the muffler so I figure I'd unclamp the muffler, cut
> out the rotted sections of pipe, weld it back together and re-install.
>
> I crawl under the car and come to the grim realization that the entire
> exhaust is welded together in one piece!  So I unbolt the headers from the
> manifold- not fun. While I'm there I notice that a clamp on a coolant hose
> has rusted all the way through! Wow, the hose was attached by friction and
> goo alone! I could have blown the engine on the way to the Q!
>
> Anyway, while trying to negotiate the exhaust out from under the car I
> realize that it will not come out in one piece so, I cut one of the headers
> off and slide it out. The plan is to reattach with some sort of clamp
> system.
>
> As of now I cut out the rotted pipes and welded back to muffler.
>
> Hope no more snags!
>
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
This is when a lift would be nice to have.  My '95 sedan front exhaust pipe 
also cannot be removed from under the car without a lift.

The White Whale ('87 wagon) seems to have developed an exhaust leak in the last 
couple weeks, I need to make some time to diagnose that and either replace the 
rusty components or patch.  Lowes has a muffler patching tape with an 
advertisement I could not resist, I may try that.
-- 
Max Dillon
Charleston SC
'87 300TD
'95 E300
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Re: [MBZ] Prepping for the Q.

2015-09-15 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Oh wouldn't a lift be great!

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> On Sep 15, 2015, at 8:29 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes  
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> This is when a lift would be nice to have.  My '95 sedan front exhaust pipe 
> also cannot be removed from under the car without a lift.
> 
> The White Whale ('87 wagon) seems to have developed an exhaust leak in the 
> last couple weeks, I need to make some time to diagnose that and either 
> replace the rusty components or patch.  Lowes has a muffler patching tape 
> with an advertisement I could not resist, I may try that.
> -- 
> Max Dillon
> Charleston SC
> '87 300TD
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