Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
I didn't know that about 110V machines. My welder is 110 and I make perfect butt welds on sheet metal but now I'm interested in trying a 220 machine. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 2:06 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I don't recall you saying. Is the welder you

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb!! - a Match for your Euro W126!

2015-06-06 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
Hmmm. I just happen to be in Orlando on a layover… On Jun 6, 2015, at 1:11 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well when a new one costs the same as a new one from 20-30 years ago that should speak volumes Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:07

Re: [MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I agree, but getting out the pedal set was a royal pain. I am not sure I can contort enough to get the new pedal set in. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. One other thing I am considering is a 82-83 trans with the big box doohicky that sits on the side between the IP and the

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎Craig writes: I think he’s dead - like Jabba. Really? Both of them died? Or just dead to the virtual world? Dead the virtual world of this list and Banned at least. Very much alive in the real world, I think. I have not heard from Rusty in a LONG Time. Jabba is alive in the virtual world

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Both, I think. Dan I’m not dead yet On Jun 6, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:48:14 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I think he’s dead - like Jabba. Really? Both of them died? Or just dead to the

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎Dan I’m not dead yet http://youtu.be/mb2frZOA1Fw Rick Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] tractor

2015-06-06 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Mine is a DK45s, 2006 model. It's the model before the current DKxxSE models. Dealer access is important, especially with a new (i.e in warranty) machine. Recommend you scan posts on the Kioti owner/operator section of Tractor By Net (http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/kioti-owning-operating/),

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
Ya'll probably know this but when working with lead - melting it, etc - be very careful of the fumes - they are toxic and can cause liver and other damage... LarryT 91 300D On 6/5/2015 11:32 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: JB Weld was my thought as well - but use it instead of the lead, not

[MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
the 81 240D (auto) will slip some in high gear if you try to accelerate hard. I am thinking the auto transmission is toast. Anyone had this experience before. It is the same as a worn out clutch in a manual trans car when it slips in the highest gear in acceleration. Unfortunately it is

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb!! - a Match for your Euro W126!

2015-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, I’m not sure about that. Looks like he painted the wheels a couple of weeks ago, as it used to have the stock silver color on them. Not sure what the seller was thinking, but it doesn’t add to the look of the car in my opinion. Dan On Jun 5, 2015, at 10:45 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via

Re: [MBZ] tractor

2015-06-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That fits with other advice I've gotten. I've also read to go up on power with a hydro tractor which is why I'm thinking the 27 instead of the 20. Smaller size is important to us for mowing around trees. I'm thinking maybe loader backhoe and bush hog but I could probably give up the backhoe.

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Yes, I had the top bolt for a new strut (no more double nuts) loosen on a 124. It may be time for struts and bearings also. Can the top strut mounts be a source of play, and produce a knock/click? If I back up and brake, then go forward and brake (while parking, for instance), I get a

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I think the struts and strut mounts have at least 100k miles if not more, I just reviewed my log for the car ('95 sedan) and I haven't replaced either of those. Front bearings were serviced a couple years ago. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On June 6, 2015 8:41:27 AM EDT,

[MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Can the top strut mounts be a source of play, and produce a knock/click? If I back up and brake, then go forward and brake (while parking, for instance), I get a distinct single knock. I also have play when pulling/pushing on the top of each front wheel, but no play at the 9 3 o'clock

Re: [MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
I've never heard that. I would have a machine shop match-balance the old driven plate to the new flywheel, be sure to mark clock orientation on crank, old plate and new flywheel. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On June 6, 2015 8:38:23 AM EDT, Curly McLain via Mercedes

[MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
Then CHANGE YOUR FUSES?‎ http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5035276031.html Rick Sent from my BlackBerry Z10 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
These last few days I drove up to DC from SC, collected the boy and his impedimenta, and hauled it all up to Providence RI then drove back. It has been some time since I have been up that way, most everything from DC north, hell, Richmond (the capital of the Confederacy) north is pretty much

Re: [MBZ] S430/W220 Fleece Filter - ???

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
Turned to dust and tossed into the wind clay On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:24 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes wrote: OK, so this is the first one of these fleece filters I've ever used. I see the little graphic with the filter about how it's supposed to be positioned on the long plastic tube, but

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
The attempt yesterday was on uncleaned metal. The disk brake was much better, as it was only rusty, which I brushed off. I will use a grinder or wire wheel to clean up future training attempts. clay On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:42 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: PC boxes are most likely clad with

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
I got a really nice Carhart jacket for $2 at goodwill. Heavy denim that the gloves fit well over. There was also a nice heavy cotton child's blanket from back in the day. I will be stitching two layers of fiberglass to it so I have a welding blanket. Maybe use it as a bib if I am welding

Re: [MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:57:52 -0400 Max Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I've never heard that. I would have a machine shop match-balance the old driven plate to the new flywheel, be sure to mark clock orientation on crank, old plate and new flywheel. Max is correct. The shop

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb!! - a Match for your Euro W126!

2015-06-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
Well when a new one costs the same as a new one from 20-30 years ago that should speak volumes Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:07 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I drove #1 boy's 300SE the other day. I am truly impressed by the fit and finish compared the

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Hahahahahha you think? Ok, OK.. so I have both OCD and ADD ... Everything has to be EXACTLY perfect... but only for a little while... I've actually come to accept that Andrew and I will never agree. It's OK, I can respect that. It is just environmental damage from having to live in the DC

Re: [MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Curly wrote: I guess it is about time to get out the 4 speed and do the manual conversion. That's my idea of how to repair an automatic transmission! I've never actually done it, though... If I remember correctly, the 240D flywheel is balanced separately from the shaft, so all I need to

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
If I can make welds that look and perform well enough with this garbage unit, I will move up to a real gas shielded product for future projects. If I can not keep from producing crap, I will give up on welding, having invested little in the attempt clay On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Dimitri

Re: [MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:25:08 -0500 Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Then CHANGE YOUR FUSES?‎ http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5035276031.html YES! What a deal! It's worth more than $500 as scrap. If we were now in Indiana, I jump all over it! Craig

Re: [MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: Then CHANGE YOUR FUSES?‎ http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/5035276031.html Dan should be expert in S500 cranks then dies by now. Mitch. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Crystal Lake is light years from Northern Indiana. it’s northwest of Chicago almost to the WI border. Closer to the Doobie Brothers. Dan On Jun 6, 2015, at 10:44 AM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:25:08 -0500 Rick Knoble via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Yes, however, it's a slow death and you go insane first. Since you drive and work on antique [by modern standards] Mercedes, no one will notice. ;)) Work in a ventilated area, use a clay dam to keep the lead from pouring through, and only heat the lead pot to the liquid lead pour point, preheat

Re: [MBZ] OT another sort of metal working question

2015-06-06 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
Andrew would disagree --R On 6/6/15 11:04 AM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: I've been melting and recasting wheel weight lead for the last 35 years and making lead shot for skeet shooting reloads, and lead bullets. Likely have handled several tons over the years. No ill effects to date.

Re: [MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
I have 1 more complete 4 speed manny parts car Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 10:43 AM, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Curly wrote: I guess it is about time to get out the 4 speed and do the manual conversion. That's my idea of how to repair an automatic

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
I am outside and will set up a fan to assist in moving toxins clay On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:53 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: Not just sick.. but dead. .. welding galvanized metal in an enclosed space will kill you. The antidote, however is to drink milk... being lactose intollerent isn't going

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb!! - a Match for your Euro W126!

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
I drove #1 boy's 300SE the other day. I am truly impressed by the fit and finish compared the the w220. The w140 is just the apex of luxury and comfort. The driver seat feels like you are sitting you your granddad's favorite chair when you were a kid. Big, fully supportive and expensive.

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 6 Jun 2015 09:53:53 -0700 clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: If I can make welds that look and perform well enough with this garbage unit, I will move up to a real gas shielded product for future projects. If I can not keep from producing crap, I will give up on welding,

Re: [MBZ] Used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 for Sale in Raleigh, Durham, Cary NC 27511, 27513, 27519, 27502, 27601, 27605, 27608, 2 Madsen Motor Company Inc.

2015-06-06 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
Weis nichts. Looks nice. No more green for me. On Jun 6, 2015 6:16 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 63 k? Vraiment? Wilton - Original Message - From: Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc:

Re: [MBZ] Used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 for Sale in Raleigh, Durham, Cary NC 27511, 27513, 27519, 27502, 27601, 27605, 27608, 2 Madsen Motor Company Inc.

2015-06-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
63 k? Vraiment? Wilton - Original Message - From: Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Dwight Giles dwight.gi...@gmail.com Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2015 5:54 PM Subject: [MBZ] Used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 for Sale in

Re: [MBZ] Used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 for Sale in Raleigh, Durham, Cary NC 27511, 27513, 27519, 27502, 27601, 27605, 27608, 2 Madsen Motor Company Inc.

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Shows well in the pictures, yet, it is a repaint, dealer owned and prepped.. Interior shows well also.. however, at that price, it should. I'm seeing a $4000 car with a $4000 dollar paint and dealer prep job.. Pass.. tyvm. On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
See, I am still on the upward curve clay On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:51 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes wrote: You mean tack welds. Spot welds are made by a dedicated spot welder. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 3:31 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: It is the crap 90 amp

[MBZ] Used 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300 for Sale in Raleigh, Durham, Cary NC 27511, 27513, 27519, 27502, 27601, 27605, 27608, 2 Madsen Motor Company Inc.

2015-06-06 Thread Dwight Giles via Mercedes
http://www.madsenmotors.com/1982-MercedesBenz-300/Used-Car/Raleigh%2cDurham%2cCary-NC/4993948/Details.aspx ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I didn't know that about 110V machines. My welder is 110 and I make perfect butt welds on sheet metal but now I'm interested in trying a 220 machine. Sent from my iPhone Nicest welder I have ever used was a huge old motor (electric) generator generating DC to weld with. I t weighed

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Using a shit welder will make you give up on welding. Spend $600 on a real welder and make good welds from day one. Been there done that. Trust me. Sent from my iPhone The Master has spoken! ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:49:27 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Crystal Lake is light years from Northern Indiana. it’s northwest of Chicago almost to the WI border. Closer to the Doobie Brothers. Certainly not compared to Santa Fe, New Mexico. And now that I'm

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Don't waste your time on anything but clean metal. Not 'til you have some experience, anyway. -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
It is the crap 90 amp 115v cheapo unit. I want to get comfortable with it making beads, but intend to mostly spot weld the panels for the floor. With enough spots, I figure I can then do mini beads to link them. clay 2002 s430 - Victor, a Stately well tailored chap 1974 450sl - Frosch -

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sat, 06 Jun 2015 13:48:14 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I think he’s dead - like Jabba. Really? Both of them died? Or just dead to the virtual world? Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
You mean tack welds. Spot welds are made by a dedicated spot welder. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 3:31 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: It is the crap 90 amp 115v cheapo unit. I want to get comfortable with it making beads, but intend to mostly spot weld the

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread clay via Mercedes
I have all of 40 minutes into the training as of this moment. I expect to have a few more hours and bits of metal under my belt by the end of next week. If I am still making welds that look like something you find in a diaper, I will re-evaluate my competence. clay On Jun 6, 2015, at 10:20

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
No Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I sent an email to Rusty at rustycull...@gmail.com in early May and have heard nothing back. Has anyone heard anything from him lately? Craig

[MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Craig via Mercedes
I sent an email to Rusty at rustycull...@gmail.com in early May and have heard nothing back. Has anyone heard anything from him lately? Craig ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread Dimitri via Mercedes
Using a shit welder will make you give up on welding. Spend $600 on a real welder and make good welds from day one. Been there done that. Trust me. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:53 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: If I can make welds that look and perform well

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think he’s dead - like Jabba. Dan On Jun 6, 2015, at 1:39 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: No Sent from my iPhone On Jun 6, 2015, at 12:24 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I sent an email to Rusty at rustycull...@gmail.com in

Re: [MBZ] Should Mao Buy It...

2015-06-06 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
True. Still farther than 125 miles from Elkhart or South Bend. Dan On Jun 6, 2015, at 1:22 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Sat, 06 Jun 2015 10:49:27 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Crystal Lake is light years from Northern Indiana.

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-06 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
I don't recall you saying. Is the welder you got 110 volt.. or 220 volt? You will find 110 volt wire feeds struggle to hold a stable arc thus have larger variation in the weld puddle temp and size.. With experience, the welder can adjust his handling of the weld to compensate.. some.. but he will