Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes
I did it... http://www.jaimekop.com/ebay/300D/ I wouldn't bother changing the diff, the top gear ratio of the 4 speed is the same as the auto box, so your highway gearing won't change. Unless you live in a very flat area, a taller geared 240D isn't a good idea. (I've had several 240Ds and

[MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I sent a post with a photo last night, but it has not cleared the listmom. so, without the photo: Today is D-Day plus 1 Remembering the monumental efforts of 1944. Defeat tyranny. Viva la liberte! The photo shows people on the beach below a cemetary. Never having been there, I'm

Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
Question to retired guy: How many days are there in a week? Retired guy's answer: Seven. Six Saturdays and one Sunday. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I'm going to ride my bike out to Captain Sams Spit to see the big OOPS that happened Friday. They are digging a new channel at the end to redirect the inlet, and apparently didn't bother to check the tides report. They had the channel cut, berms at each end, a dump truck and bulldozer down

[MBZ] D Day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] Parts - was: Transmission Toast?

2015-06-07 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Kaleb wrote: I have 1 more complete 4 speed manny parts car I'm needing the twin manual heater valve. Do you have one that doesn't leak? -- Philip ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Jon Agne via Mercedes
I have a ’67 Beetle, and I will tell you that the heat and defrost work just fine if the hoses and controls are connected correctly. Of course I only drive it from April to October. The auto-stick is another matter: I had one around 1980-82 time frame, and it was the bad. Slushy and anemic,

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
VW auto stick shift is the VW analog to the MB hydrak. there's a reason nobody runs em now. Jon just tolja. I have a '67 Beetle, and I will tell you that the heat and defrost work just fine if the hoses and controls are connected correctly. Of course I only drive it from April to October.

[MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Here’s the deal: The S500 may need a new MAF. I happen to have a MAF on the shelf. It’s a different part number, but close, used on an S420. Physically, it’s the same except that the connector comes straight out the side and not perpendicular. I can’t find any specs on MAFs in general, only

Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep. Usually up 'bout 0800 to 0830; 'nobody I hafta impress; even SWMBO is not impressionable any more. 'Up tomorrow at 0600 for IVIG treatment at local hospital. To bed most nights 'bout 2300. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To:

Re: [MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
No matter now, I sent the link to the video and if anyone wants they can find the picture. It was weird though... My computer said it was under 150 Kb, and the message from the okie mail said it was some huge number in the Gb range. I tried it over after I reduced the size of the picture to

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it see if it works. If you can check wiring diagrams for donor and recipient, make sure none of the pins/functions were moved around, then give it a try. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 ___

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I always said I wished my 200D had a turbo, a sunroof and a taller fifth gear (or diff) that has been 40 years. The 4 cyl NA MB Diesels need a taller diff and a 5 speed or an overdrive 5 speed. I always felt it was hard on the engine to maintain the high rpm for 1000 mile + trips. Even 400

[MBZ] Transmission Toast?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
Is slipping in high gear a fatal symptom to the 240D auto trans? (1981) yes, it flares at every shift. i shift manually and try to let up on the pedal and try to minimize the flare. We also don't drive it too far from home. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just a reminder: If you get a “needs approval” message from the list, drop me a private message so I know it’s there. I try to check the incoming queue at least once a day, since if I don’t it gets unbelievably backed up with all sorts of things you don’t want to know about. If the spam that

[MBZ] 71 years and a day

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And we should never florget. I wrote the folllowing several years ago. Some of you may hjave seen it before. LITTLE BOATS AND 6 JUN 1944 By Wilton W. Strickland My brother, Lewis Clyde Strickland, then 21 and with 3 1/2 yrs in the US Navy, was the senior noncommissioned officer (NCO)/leader

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Pin for pin identical. The only thing I can think of is the values are different, and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are phenolic. Dimensionally they’re the same except for the orientation of the connector. Dan On Jun 7, 2015, at 4:56 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes

[MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Daylight's a burnin'! Wilton ___ 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] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Lazy like Sunday morning. I spent all day yesterday getting home from LA. About ready to go get breakfast, then go kayaking. Later today I'm going to check out a VW Beatle a friend has for sale. Non-rusty 1970 auto-stick. I've never actually driven a Beatle and never seen a working autostick so

[MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Those air cooled engines have two major flaws for your application. Weak to non-existent heat. Valve adjustment interval is every 2500 miles, IIRC. That means laying on the cold wet ground in the winter, if you don't have a garage, or a lift. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 On

Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
May go sailing later today. MB content: 87 wagon tows the boat just fine. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300 ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

[MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual in a 123? I am wondering about putting in a 300D diff also to allow lower RPM at highway speeds. Kinda a poboy overdrive. I won't be able to find or afford a 5 speed. Patient is an 81 123 240D.

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
'Reminds me: 'Wish I colulda kept the '64 Karman Ghia I had mid-65 to mid-70. 'Let it go @ 42 kmi for $750. 'Hope it goes well. Wilton My '56 Karmann Ghia might be worth some money now it it hadn't been smashed by an incompetent in a 2 ton grand prick (back when it was a huge car)

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Reminds me: 'Wish I colulda kept the '64 Karman Ghia I had mid-65 to mid-70. 'Let it go @ 42 kmi for $750. 'Hope it goes well. Wilton - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Diesel List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Up and at 'em!

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sleeping in, Wilton? I was up at my usual 5:10 am. Dan with half the day nearly over already On Jun 7, 2015, at 8:55 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Daylight's a burnin'! Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

[MBZ] Reflections on A Service

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Did the “A” service on the S430 today. It was due in a couple thousand miles, so I figured I would get ahead of the curve and do it. Some things I encountered I have questions about since this is my first W220 car: The oil filter that was in the car was a pleated type made in Poland. No

Re: [MBZ] 124 front end knock/click

2015-06-07 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Solved. Alignment tech didn't tighten the eccentric bolts (all four) for the inner bushings. This afternoon I removed both front wheels and checked the bearing play and torque of all the bolts. Started on the outside and worked in. Very glad I figured it out, not too happy about the wasted

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread fmiser via Mercedes
Max wrote: The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it see if it works. Dan wrote: The only thing I can think of is the values are different, and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are phenolic. Dimensionally they’re the same except for the orientation of the

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its not something was going to get for a daily driver, more for a toy. The 190D sits. I mostly drive the Jetta and Angie the pickup. I think the 190D had been hit at one point, I've been unable to get it to ever drive right. It was acceptable at one point but is quite mushy now. I don't care

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual in a 123? I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's why it's really a 240D/3.0). Jaime is right,

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sorry. Air Mass Flow Meter It’s the doohickey that is ahead of your throttle plate in a Bosch EFI system. It measures airflow into the engine (very simple explanation.) Dan On Jun 7, 2015, at 6:13 PM, fmiser via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Max wrote: The easiest/fastest

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Just don’t push down on the stick or rest your hand on it while driving. A large eraser was an important tool for those cars as well. Dan On Jun 7, 2015, at 7:17 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Its not something was going to get for a daily driver, more for a

Re: [MBZ] Anyone heard anything from Rusty?

2015-06-07 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, they’re all pretty close together as far as design and operation. Miller buzz boxes are some of the simplest electrical devices you could ever imagine. The really cool ones were the old Lincoln MG (motor generator) sets. Pretty much indestructible, but very popular with the pipeline and

Re: [MBZ] Today's Challenge - Can You Take It??

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
M-engine absolute F-up (none needed on OM6xx engines) Max wrote: The easiest/fastest way is probably to install it see if it works. Dan wrote: The only thing I can think of is the values are different, and the original is cast aluminum, the later ones are phenolic.

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've never used a small 220v machine,I took a class where we had nice Miller 220v machines and I've used I think it was a Hobard 220v machine and didn't see much advantage over my 110v unit. I'd love to have a bigger machine with a longer duty cycle but in the end mine is adequate for the work

Re: [MBZ] 4 speed conversion

2015-06-07 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 11:05:48 -0500 Curly McLain via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: anyone here that has already done a conversion from auto trans to manual in a 123? I did it, though I changed from a 240D to a 300D in the process (that's why it's really a 240D/3.0). Jaime is right,

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Hobart. Long time name in the industrial welding business, not far behind Miller and Lincoln. Dan who used to rebuild Miller 400A “buzz boxes” in his after school job. On Jun 7, 2015, at 9:19 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I've never used a small 220v

Re: [MBZ] Slag hurts

2015-06-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Whoops, that of course should have said Hobart. They all make about the same thing now I think. The Hobart was exactly like the Miller I'd used previously, same knobs, same settings. I set it up the way I'd been taught to do the Miller and it worked the same. I've a young cousin who's a

Re: [MBZ] ?

2015-06-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Not quite that bad. Oil change every 3,000 and valve adjustment every 6,000. If everything is working as it should and no air leaks anywhere then the heat works just fine. Manfred -- Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:24:56 -0400 From: Max Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com