Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find

2014-07-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
Did the 83 euro 300d have a non turbo engine in them? Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:34:15 -0700 From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Find O the temptation... -Curt ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT - Healthiest States to retire in

2014-07-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
Mississippi was tagged as the least healthy state for Americans 65 and up, followed by Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Arkansas.* Really? I'm not from around here, y'all but maybe it should be 'preceded by'. Nicht wahr? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh

2014-08-05 Thread MG via Mercedes
Simple. Disconnect the original cutoff wire on the injection pump and put in a separate switch from power to the shut off solenoid. That way if the switch is on it stays running. Side benefit is that it's harder to steal since it won't start without the switch on. Manfred Date: Mon, 4 Aug

[MBZ] Sanden AC kit

2014-09-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
Thinking very seriously of getting the Sanden kit from Rollguy on Peachparts for my 83 300TD. Any opinions? Manfred ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Sanden AC kit

2014-09-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
Jaime Kopchinski wrote: Hi Manfred, Why replace the R4? I've found them to work pretty well and be reasonably smooth on the diesel. Power useage isn't too bad on the turbo too. If you had a york (or a 240D), I'd understand... I just replaced one of these with a sanden in a 70 280se with good

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 106, Issue 101

2014-09-23 Thread MG via Mercedes
Sorry it got buggered up should have been does just as good a job The reason the York does so good is because it doesn't circulate very much oil, less oil means better heat transfer. The Sanden is the same, has an oil sump and doesn't circulate much oil. Because of the way it's built 5 or 7

[MBZ] New fan in 83 300TD

2014-09-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
did a bit of work this morning. About 3 hours to put an electric fan from an 87 TD into my 83. May not look exactly factory but it does push a bit more air when in traffic. That's good down here in FL. Should have done it long ago but just came across the fan in the local LKQ. Manfred

Re: [MBZ] New fan in 83 300TD

2014-09-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
WILTON wrote: ATTABOY! Wilton Thank's Wilton. BTW just got back from the junk yard. Got 2 of the LCD outside temp gauges and senders. One will go into the TD and the other into my daughter's 81 SD. Also two rear window winder units that will be converted to use in the 83 TD. No more bent

Re: [MBZ] Grosser

2014-10-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
How about that. I just today bought a dark red 83 300TD. Unfortunately it isn't very dark red any more due to sun bleaching but may be again some time in the future. It needs new window motors, the vacuum lock system is plugged off under the hood, the AC will blow cold in a month or so and

[MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
Had fun for about an hour this morning. I fixed the accelerator linkage on the firewall of the red TD. I hate those linkages because they break at that crumbly plastic that MB used to make the pivot bushing. Then given the fact that they want anywhere from 45-65 for a new one with the same

Re: [MBZ] Grosser

2014-10-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well not so much. $725 but given that these are getting harder to find I guess it's not that bad. Manfred Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:40:46 -0400 From: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com Awesome! No rust is the biggie, all the rest is easy, given time and simple tools. I suspect the price was

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
The injectors are the easiest to get to for sure. I haven't done delivery valve seals though I do have a set of the valves as well as the seals and springs which I bought to do the job on a 300D that I gave to my youngest daughter. It however turned out not to need it. After I ordered the

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yes I was also considering the rack damper. I even have a new damper screw to put in there. It did look like someone had tried to adjust that because there are no more threads on the screw visible any more. Which leads me to think that this has been going on a while. I may just stick that in

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 107, Issue 9

2014-10-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well the damper looks to be screwed in really far which may be a sign of a weak spring and if not then I think it would usually show as hard to start and slow idle. When it's out too far it will cause the engine to lope. I had one do that. I have a new bolt that I will be putting in to see

[MBZ] The White Whale - soon to be sighted in the CHS area

2014-10-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
Dang Max, I go away for the weekend and come back to find that you've done more work in that weekend then I've gotten done in weeks. Way to go!! Manfred ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] new fix on new/old TD

2014-10-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
Having that linkage break while driving would not be my favorite thing in the world. That sounds like a very nice emergency fix. I hope to remember it if I ever need it. Manfred Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:17:40 -0500 From: M. Mitchell Marmel marme...@gmail.com Had fun for about an hour this

Re: [MBZ] The White Whale - soon to be sighted in the CHS area

2014-10-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
OH OK that makes me feel a little better, but too late. I busted my butt rebuilding a set of injectors today, getting them within 5lb and then putting them into the red TD. Helped very little in the idle. I probably should do a compression check, something that I should have done a while ago.

Re: [MBZ] R-12 versus R-134

2014-10-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
I called and talked with the guy about that a couple of weeks ago. He said to just put it into the system after you let it fill to atmospheric pressure with air. He also told me that it doesn't form acids if there is a bit of humidity in there with the air. You could also leave the 134 in and

Re: [MBZ] R-12 versus R-134

2014-10-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Mitch, it was a guy who answered the phone that is posted on this website. http://autorefrigerants.com/co00033.htm Manfred Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:31:32 -0400 From: Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com If it was ES that told Manfred to fill an AC system with air, those idiots need to go

Re: [MBZ] R-12 versus R-134

2014-10-09 Thread MG via Mercedes
The bit about air is what I was taught years ago so I wasn't too comfortable with what he said. I ended up putting a can of oil with 134 and some extra cooling thing. It only added 1 oz of each product so it took the edge off the vacuum and from there I went with the ES. Manfred Date: Wed,

Re: [MBZ] Subject: 123 fuel sender and hubcap

2014-10-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
I replied but never got a message back from you. Manfred Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:36:33 -0400 Subject: [MBZ] Subject: 123 fuel sender and hubcap Last call. Does anyone have a 123 fuel sender or a midnight blue hubcap for a 123? I've had no positive responses so far.If you have one or

Re: [MBZ] OT another video question

2014-11-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
yes there are a few programs that you can download free that will grab videos from utube and save it on your drive. Manfred Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:45:39 -0600 From: Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca Is it possible to save video from Youtube? The problem with internet, is that one never

Re: [MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Just bought a used battery for my TD about two weeks ago. The local Upull had 6 big batteries with the audi symbol on them. I decided to give one a try at $60. Took out the 4 year old autozone gold that wouldn't start the car any more and lifted in the used one. First thing I noticed was that

Re: [MBZ] Fuel prices

2014-11-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Last Sat I stopped to fill up in the Ocala forest. The place there has some really good prices. $3.20 a gallon. too bad I only get to stop there on my way to Orlando every now and then. The usual price around here is $3.47 or so right now. Manfred Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:23:20 -0500 From:

Re: [MBZ] Batteries

2014-11-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
My granddaughter was sitting here reading with me, she's 9 and she said it was 44. ;-) I think she may be right. Manfred Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:13:55 -0500 From: Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com but what's the difference between 49 and 93? Mitch.

Re: [MBZ] Kaleb Car Deal for Jaime

2014-11-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
Bad slipping or no first with massive flare into second. 3 4 and reverse are normal. Or so says an old download from some old MB web site. MBZ.org Probably no one here would remember that one. ;-) Manfred Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:05:53 -0500 From: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com I think

[MBZ] Transmission additive

2014-11-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
Went to Walmart yesterday to pick up some oil. Walking around I saw Zmax transmission treatment. Since my transmission has been reluctant to downshift into first when it is hot out, (not a problem right now any more), I got a little 6 Oz. bottle and put it in when I got to the parking lot.

Re: [MBZ] Transmission additive

2014-11-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah I did that also with this same transmission about 3 years ago when I first took it out of an SD that had been sitting in a junkyard for about 4 years. It was slipping real bad in all the gears. After the Lucas and about 100 miles of driving it started to get better to the point where

[MBZ] : Re: More OT - Christmas presents

2014-12-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
Made this Boat quite a few years ago for one of my daughters. Her grandma made the animals. As you can see the deck house comes off to give access to the below deck storage area for the animals. My granddaughter plays with it now when she comes to visit. Foot long drafting ruler for size

Re: [MBZ] More OT - Christmas presents

2014-12-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
the front and rear pieces are each made of 7 pieces of 2x6 cut and glued together. Then the sides made of 1/4 plywood were glued on. The deck, the deck house and the bottom are also made of 1/4 plywood and everything is glued together. I don't remember using any brads to hold anything

Re: [MBZ] Oh boy I may have to get this if I can talk them down

2015-01-26 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah. There is an RV down near me that ran when parked three years ago. Cat 3176 engine w Allison 4 speed on a Gillig frame. Don't even know what starter voltage they run 12 or 24? Not that I'm that interested as it needs a whole lot of work due to leaks in the front roof. MG Date: Sun, 25

Re: [MBZ] Oh boy I may have to get this if I can talk them down

2015-01-26 Thread MG via Mercedes
damage always translates to huge cost in both time and money. The engine/transmission/ chassis combination however is a pretty successful one, however. On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:49 AM, MG via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yeah. There is an RV down near me that ran when parked three

Re: [MBZ] Oh boy I may have to get this if I can talk them, down

2015-01-26 Thread MG via Mercedes
Know anyone that needs a Gillig bus chassis with Cat and Allison in it? only has 50 some odd K miles on it. MG Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:06:04 + (UTC) From: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com There was a guy near my house who, a couple years ago was taking or in some cases getting paid to

Re: [MBZ] NOT CHEAP 300TD WAS RE: 300td pretty cheap

2015-02-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
Don't know about the euro part but it does have a turbo, you can see the intake bow. It does have SLS as you can see the pump on the front of the engine and you can also see the hoses going to and from the pump just behind the radiator on the left side. Also just a little bit of the SLS

Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-26 Thread MG via Mercedes
I have used three sets of those on my cars and haven't had any complaints other than they seem a bit louder then some other tires. Then again I don't need to drive in the snow with them, only rain. MG Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:41:40 -0600 From: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com The offbrand

[MBZ] Subject:

2015-01-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
absolutely! I agree with you 100%. Those who are willing to give up some of their liberties in order to gain some safety deserve neither. Now who was it that said that? Probably didn't know what he was talking about. disgusted Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:37:08 -0600 From: Randy Bennell

Re: [MBZ] OT Tires

2015-01-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
2015 21:09:51 -0500 From: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com Well, if I were planning to drive across a desolate stretch of Kansas at 120 mph I would definitely invest in a major brand of tire, and pay more for the very reason that Donald mentioned. On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:09 PM, MG via

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheels

2015-02-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
I did just that a few months ago. Put the wheel on my 83 TD. It is about an inch smaller in dia. but it feels and looks a lot better then the old one. Also looks like I have an air bag. Though I did take that out of there. Manfred Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:11:48 -0500 From: Meade Dillon

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheels

2015-02-23 Thread MG via Mercedes
Except it's much more useful. More like using a Randall knife to peel potatoes. Manfred Andrew Strasfogel wrote: That's like those fake security cameras for $19.95. On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 1:37 PM, MG via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I did just that a few months ago. Put the wheel

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheels

2015-02-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
Only if you like and appreciate good knives, and have a lot of money to spend, especially if you want an original from the war years. BIL gave me the one his dad carried. Manfred Andrew Strasfogel wrote: Never heard of a Randall knife. Should I want one?

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Knives

2015-02-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah, he didn't get along with the old man, could be one reason. I only met the old man once before he died. Combat Marine in WW2 Pacific theater and stayed in for full retirement as a Master Gunny (I think that's what it was). I stood at attention the whole time talking to him. Could not

Re: [MBZ] 124 Steering Wheels

2015-02-24 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah but I wouldn't want to carry one in combat. Manfred Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:35:58 -0500 From: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com I love good knives although my expensive Henkel knives aren't as sharp as the cheaper Chinese ones with the thinner blades that cut like a razor.

Re: [MBZ] First Cars

2015-01-29 Thread MG via Mercedes
My first car was a 48 dodge coronet with the semiauto transmission and a flat head 6. At 14 I took the head off freed up the pistons put new rings and rod bearings on it and got it started and running. I felt great till my dad sold it to the garbage man for $50 two months later. I never even

Re: [MBZ] More lawn mower

2015-05-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah-but goats will eat all your trees and bushes to as high as they can stand on their hind legs, whereas sheep will eat just the grass. The English lords found that out a long time ago. Manfred Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 18:05:15 -0500 From: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com I think you should

Re: [MBZ] List Mail

2015-05-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
I get the digest and only saw Wilton's emails in the digest a couple of days ago. Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 14:44:37 -0400 From: Tim Crone t...@crone.us Wilton, I am seeing your mail on the list, way back to ? a few days back. Does anyone else see this mail? I have quarantine only for DMARC

Re: [MBZ] More lawn mower

2015-05-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
Oh yeah. Forgot that. They don't have anything but grasses out there. Manfred Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 20:12:46 -0500 From: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com Trees? whassat? It is Okieland. He's even closer to Ponca City now. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT: Golden Sun Solar Powered taxi service in, Chareston

2015-05-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
Oh Max, Italy isn't all that bad. You should try it again some day. ;-) We went to San Tropez back in 83. The two girls and wife had a great time without the tops. Girls still wanted to wear their topless suits when we got home. Took a little explaining to get them to understand why the

Re: [MBZ] Need brake pads, who do I call?

2015-05-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
http://www.partsgeek.com Has a lot of parts for the 123 with choices of provider. Prices vary. Manfred Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 14:40:05 -0400 From: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com www.autohausaz.com ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] Need brake pads, who do I call?

2015-05-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
Strange did you contact them about that? The front ones that I have came prepared for that just like the originals. The rear of course don't have them since the 123 doesn't have sensors there. Any one know if there is a caliper that will fit the rear and be able to have the wear sensors? I've

Re: [MBZ] Need brake pads, who do I call?

2015-05-14 Thread MG via Mercedes
I just bought a front and rear set of Akebono for my W123 TD last week. They were $93.26 delivered from Theautopartsshop.com. Got them in two days. Thought that was pretty good. Manfred From: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com We are on our own

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao

2015-06-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
I tried to buy the front bumper bracket to hold a euro license plate. Was told that MB would not send them over here. The dealer's service dept had tried to get one a couple of years ago when one of the mechanics damaged one on a customer's car, even there MB would not send a replacement. What

Re: [MBZ] License Plate Holder

2015-06-05 Thread MG via Mercedes
I will look there also. Manfred Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:31:50 -0500 From: Curly McLain 126die...@gmail.com I tried to buy the front bumper bracket to hold a euro license plate. Was told that MB would not send them over here. The dealer's service dept had tried to get one a couple of

Re: [MBZ] Another Car for Mao --Change to: License Plate Holder

2015-06-05 Thread MG via Mercedes
Let me try and find the number again. As you say it may be in that regional security group because it's to hold the license plate. Manfred Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:29:23 -0400 From: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com Dealer dookie. They have to make a special request for it, like any non-North

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

Re: [MBZ] Jaime I need help! '87 wagon radio replacement

2015-06-19 Thread MG via Mercedes
Max, The fader on my 123 just plugs into the wiring right under it. Makes it easy to replace and to run new wires from the radio to that plug. No need to look for any other plug in point. Manfred Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:21:35 -0400 From: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com The easiest of all

Re: [MBZ] Add: Airbus Electric Plane

2015-06-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
BIG oops! 5kw. Though the 5mw system would be very nice to have if it was the same price. Then again I probably don't have the room for it. I have only 42 acres. Jim Cathey wrote: investigating for an upcoming 5000kw system purchase. 5MW? That's pretty big! There's a lot to be said for a

Re: [MBZ] Add: Airbus Electric Plane

2015-06-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeabut where do I get $15 million? I'm not affiliated with any Gov dept or big company that can get Gov funding for it. And then there are all the trees I'll have to cut down since I'm not in the desert. Think of how many tree huggers will be out to get my head on a pike for that one. Guess

Re: [MBZ] Add: Airbus Electric Plane

2015-06-17 Thread MG via Mercedes
Agree with all you said except the 16% part. The newest Sunpower x-21 series panels have an efficiency of 21.5%. Still not much better but over the life of the panels could give up to 75% more power then the 16% units, according to the manufacturer. Not really germane to what you were saying,

Re: [MBZ] OT tin roof

2015-06-13 Thread MG via Mercedes
Use the Cool Roof stuff that they use on mobile homes. Get it at Home Depot or Lowe's. Probably a good idea to pressure wash the roof before you roll it on. Manfred Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2015 12:59:28 -0500 From: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net The tin roof on the barn leaks. Is there some

Re: [MBZ] Vacuum Door Lock

2015-05-25 Thread MG via Mercedes
First off was the replacement part new? If not did you test it? Did you test the part you took out to see if it was bad? there could be a break in the hard line where it goes through the hinge joint bellows or as already said at any of the rubber joint pieces. Bottom line - test everything.

Re: [MBZ] Penetrating oil

2015-07-28 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yeah, in that case the sand might not be the best thing to tumble it in. ;-) Manfred Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:18:27 -0500 From: fmiser fmi...@gmail.com The chain on this is a roller drive-type chain. Think bicycle or motorcycle - but _big_. It is only slightly rusty. At one end of the

Re: [MBZ] Ceramic Brake Pads

2015-08-10 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yep, Akebono on two sedans and a TD. Love them! Manfred Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 13:21:11 -0400 From: Jon Agne jonag...@gwi.net Anyone using ceramic pads on a W123? Jon ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/

Re: [MBZ] Penetrating oil

2015-07-27 Thread MG via Mercedes
If you can get the chain out of the come-along the best way to clean it of rust is to put it into a small electric cement mixer along with a couple of shovels of sand. Worked for me a couple of times now. Soaking it in oil doesn't really get any rust off. Manfred

Re: [MBZ] Trump card - tail lights

2015-07-22 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well if you want original blinkers http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Benz-W123-turn-signal-light-Hella-OEM-NOS-200-300D-280CE-240TD-230E-CE-/321809226780?hash=item4aed531c1cvxp=mtr and if you wanted to take a chance on non original lenses

Re: [MBZ] not Mercedes but Jag

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
. She said it runs pretty good and leaves her boyfriend on his Aprilia Tuono, whatever that is, far behind. Manfred Andrew Strasfogel wrote: Pictures? On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 8:32 PM, MG via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: I had an offer from someone to make a bid on a 98 J

Re: [MBZ] w124 dash

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
If that is the same year that Max has then I have a receiver hitch with all the bolts That I took off a car in the u-pull when I was getting parts for his car. Would probably cost a bit to ship but would sell it for what I paid for it. Manfred Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:29:32 -0700 From: Karl

Re: [MBZ] not Mercedes but Jag

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
No, from what I have been able to find out it is Ford-Jag. It has the dreaded ZF5HP24 with the lifetime oil and no dipstick though. Just like the ones on the MBs of that age. I hear they need a special tranny fluid but that a dipstick tube may be available. I Don't know how that works since

Re: [MBZ] w124 dash

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
DUH! slapping myself upside the head. So in that case it would fit your car Karl. Manfred Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:50:40 -0400 From: Max Dillon Mine is also an '87 (124.193). See my signature. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC '87 300TD '95 E300

Re: [MBZ] not Mercedes but Jag

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's the one. She says it's a really nice little bike. I haven't been down to see it yet but I'm glad she likes it. I was going to give her one of my BMW r100's but she said it was to big and heavy. Oh well. Manfred Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:14:11 -0400 (EDT) From: Mitch Haley

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 119, Issue 72

2015-10-21 Thread MG via Mercedes
Even with a new engine in it? I guess the guy was lucky that the dealer had it just when it decided to let go. Would have been a bad scene if it broke when he got it back. I was thinking it would be worth around $3000. Manfred Message: 2 Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:40:14 -0700 From: G Mann

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-09 Thread MG via Mercedes
That's about right with 30-50 ft trees all the way around. It's all I need though. By the time I get from the north end of the runway to the dome I am in the air and by the time I get to the other end I'm at over 400 Ft and that's not even with max climb. Landing I touch down at the beginning

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
IN Hawthorne, fl Wilton. Yes it is an 83 300D. One of 6 that I take care of in the family. Well 2 83 300D's 3 83 300TD's and one 81 300SD. Of the interior I have only some older ones. I hesitate to send any newer ones as it is a mess of supplies and unfinished interior walls with only the

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
Id be glad to show it to you. I'm only a mile east of 301 just 3 miles south of Hawthorne. Send me an email or call three5248l3O85. Manfred Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2015 19:45:02 -0500 From: d...@penoff.com That?s just a couple hours north of me. If I have to head up towards Gainesville some time

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes Digest, Vol 120, Issue 39

2015-11-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
Thanks Wilton. We were both a little younger back then. I built our first house like yours a stick built back in 75 and as I recall it was a bit faster! I wonder if we were just more dedicated back then? ;-) Manfred Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 19:41:04 -0500 From: "WILTON"

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
Good. should be right next to the runway. Manfred Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 14:58:20 -0500 From: d...@penoff.com Will do. I found it on Google Earth. Dan ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
No SIPs. See www.aidomes.com for the info on how it all works. Manfred Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 14:57:30 -0500 From: Rich Thomas Strong work. Did you use SIPs for your skins? Those would be easy enough to cut into the proper faces to build any polyhedral

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-09 Thread MG via Mercedes
All done by myself. Put up a 2x4 framework with steel hubs and then put up the triangles row by row, joining and concreting them together as I went. Pics below. Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2015 21:55:37 -0500 From: Rich Thomas Those are a sorta form of SIP I

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-09 Thread MG via Mercedes
Had to do this in two emails. The lift a-frame on the track loader is made of 3in heavy wall electrical conduit welded together with brace sleeves welded around the joints and a light duty utility winch from HF with a remote control from another company. I used this setup for all the

Re: [MBZ] OT - GEORGE TALES - DESKS, GREMLINS AND BARRICADES

2015-11-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
Your lucky. I pay $0.12/kwh which is why I'm in the process of putting in a 7.5kw solar array. That should under the conditions around here and given the information gathered from their previous installations for over 12 years by the company installing it, give us just a bit more power then we

Re: [MBZ] OT - GEORGE TALES - DESKS, GREMLINS AND BARRICADES

2015-11-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
It doesn't effect the property taxes. Manfred Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:11:46 -0500 From: Curly McLain <126die...@gmail.com> WHat will it do to your property taxes? You have to subtract that out of the "gain." I am sure that goobermnts will find other means of taxingsolar and wind

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall?

2015-11-06 Thread MG via Mercedes
I also bought one of those sawsalls about 3 years ago when they first got them. It has held up very well in my dome construction project. As for the wet saws, the 10in ones which were on sale with coupon at HF for around 220-230 are oddly enough the exact same thing sold at HD branded DeWalt

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Three pics of the dome. As you can see it is a work in progress Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 19:43:32 -0500 From: Rich Thomas Interesting on the wet saw. I looked briefly at the Dewalts but not in detail once I saw the price. Figured I could put up with $200

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall?

2015-11-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
You obviously don't use it enough! :-) I've gone through 4 of these in the same 10 years. Then again I do a lot of welding which requires a lot of grinding, as well as grinding of a lot of concrete with a rather heavy diamond cup. Given all the use... make that abuse that they got I do not

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
In Hawthorne, fl. Look at http://aidomes.com/ for more info on the kits and various sizes available. Manfred Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 09:22:41 -0500 From: Rich Thomas That is really cool! I like that a lot! Where are you building it? --R

Re: [MBZ] Who needs a cheap imitation sawzall? Dome Pics

2015-11-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Thanks for the complements and interest guys. It's been a long job, much longer then I thought it would, but the end is in sight. I'm building almost all of it by myself. Up to now the only things subbed out were the slab, some of the outside finish stucco on the window and door dormers, (so

[MBZ] not Mercedes but Jag

2015-10-20 Thread MG via Mercedes
I had an offer from someone to make a bid on a 98 Jag XJ8. Don't know anything about them but this one is supposed to have a new factory motor installed by the dealer that forgot to put oil in when doing an oil change and locked the original engine. It's only had about 100 miles on it since

Re: [MBZ] OT bathtub drain repair options

2015-10-17 Thread MG via Mercedes
Max, there is a tool with two prongs that stick into the crosshatch in the bottom of chrome drain part. You would unscrew that, clean the old plumbers putty off the tub, put some new putty around the bottom of the new drain and screw it back in place of the old one. Clean off the excess putty

Re: [MBZ] Could this possibly be...

2015-10-18 Thread MG via Mercedes
Not only that but I've never seen MB paint the front license bracket anything other then black. Manfred On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 6:14 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: Ahh, good point. Didn't think about that. I was just excited to see a green car. Dan

Re: [MBZ] OT - Sealing Concrete

2015-09-15 Thread MG via Mercedes
Dan, I'm involved right now with painting the outside of my concrete dome. Richards paints has a concrete sealer that they recommend to be used before painting concrete. It is number 1791C, C for clear. I have no idea if it is slippery in the rain as I haven't walked on the dome in the rain

Re: [MBZ] W123 glow circuit

2015-12-01 Thread MG via Mercedes
Well in that case make sure that you don't run the car before you check. Wouldn't want to hear that you passed out from heat stroke when you opened the hood. :-) At 20 I am inside sitting by the stove trying to warm up. Manfred Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:22:47 -0600 From: Mountain Man

Re: [MBZ] We needa be more like yurp!

2015-12-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
I don't get it. I'm up in Alachua co. and am in the process of installing a solar array that will put unused electricity back into the grid. At the end of the year if I have put in more then I have used they will send me a check. Sounds to me like I will be selling electricity to the power

Re: [MBZ] OT: Woodpecker siting

2015-12-08 Thread MG via Mercedes
Hit it with the hose. Manfred Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 10:17:37 -0500 From: Andrew Strasfogel A downy (?) woodpecker is brazenly pecking a hole into my wood siding as I speak. I assume this is to build a home rather than in search of grubs. Any advice? Shooting the

Re: [MBZ] We needa be more like yurp!

2015-12-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
Ah so it is your local company that is doing you. Here the Gainesville regional utilities even had a thing going where they helped buy you a system but that went out a couple of years ago and I'm not in Gainesville anyway. I guess that's why all those people are out trying to get a law passed

Re: [MBZ] We needa be more like yurp!

2015-12-04 Thread MG via Mercedes
No that doesn't apply to me. I am a part of the Clay Electric Coop. Manfred Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 17:14:30 -0500 From: "arche...@embarqmail.com" Hopefully you got into the solar FIT program before it stopped accepting new members. FIT, and similar programs

Re: [MBZ] We needa be more like yurp!

2015-12-05 Thread MG via Mercedes
Yep, but the bad part is that they still don't pay as much as they charge and you still have to pay the fuel surcharge on all the electricity you use from the line even if you replace it later, or so I was told by one person. I have gotten different stories including that the electricity usage

Re: [MBZ] OT (Mercedes question) Diff Change

2015-12-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
Don't think so. If I remember right they were being sold as for later model 123's. Just took the old ones out and these were the same size everywhere. The only difference is the two bolt on CV joints. When the time comes to replace the boots or joints that will make it a lot easier. Don't know

Re: [MBZ] OT (Mercedes question) Diff Change

2015-12-03 Thread MG via Mercedes
OK found them. I think they were ToughOneNew CV Axle Shaft Assembly Part No NCV48998 from Advance $69 each That was about 2 1/2 years ago. I did have to take one back because the differential end shaft was too big. Maybe someone grabbed the wrong one when they assembled them or they

Re: [MBZ] OT (Mercedes question) Diff Change

2015-12-02 Thread MG via Mercedes
I did that on my 83 TD. Works fine. Manfred Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 20:38:20 -0600 From: Curly McLain <126die...@gmail.com> 124s have the bolts. 123s don't. I am pretty sure you can put the stub axles in a 123 and then use the bolt on axles, but I've never tried it.

[MBZ] Idiot on crack

2015-12-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
I need to call him and find out where he's getting $.20 a pound for steel. Manfred ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] idiot on crack

2015-12-07 Thread MG via Mercedes
Could possibly be me since I forgot the link http://gainesville.craigslist.org/pts/5338646183.html Manfred ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

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