Re: [MBZ] test 5

2014-07-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It puts: from: Mercedes Discussion List via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com reply-to: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com to: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com date: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 1:59 PMsubject: [MBZ] test 5mailing list: mercedes.okiebenz.com Filter messages from

Re: [MBZ] last test

2014-07-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
from: Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com reply-to: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com, Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com to: Kaleb C. Striplin ka...@striplin.net, Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com date: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 2:06 PMsubject: Re: [MBZ] last

Re: [MBZ] Buy that Powerball ticket!

2014-07-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If you won the lottery, who cares? On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Yeah, but what kind of gas mileage does it get??? Craig -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are three kinds of

Re: [MBZ] change of settings on the list?

2014-07-14 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There are no posts in my spam bucket today, and Curt has been posting! I think that Kleb's change fixed the issue. I can live with deleting the original poster from my reply (if I can remember to look first). -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens!

Re: [MBZ] Lucky 7?

2014-07-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My wife is more interested in seeing the interesting numbers on the odometer than I am --- On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 9:04 AM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:51:43 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
All of my (previous) MB Diesels with at or over 200,000 miles were sampled, and determined that at 15,000 mile change intervals they could go another 3-5k miles due to soot level. All other elements were in tolerance as well. Bear in mind that they leaked enough oil that there were several quarts

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As did Fiats, Renaults, and Simcas in the '60s and 70's. It was in the crank pulley. They did not have oil filters. You pulled the cover from the crank pulley and dug out the compressed sludge. On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 9:09 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Some prime

Re: [MBZ] OT: Tolls in Oklahoma

2014-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We have Interstates and Turnpikes - the later require lots of quarters, dimes, and nickels. I-40 from NM through the TX panhandle is free. I-44 from OKC to Tulsa to the N.E. is the Turner Turnpike, and will cost about $4.00. I-44 is free through Tulsa, then becomes the Will Rogers Turnpike on the

Re: [MBZ] OT: Anyone for Dropbox?

2014-07-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
It's used for Big Data projects --- On 7/18/14 6:09 PM, Mountain Man via Mercedes wrote: Does anyone know database hadoop? This is alternative to relational database? Much faster in structure and query results. -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US

Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I saw that, and almost posted it because Oklahoma is NOT in the this 10 worst list! However, when you dig into the original report, we are in the next group of ten . . . I also question the methodology - they ranked the States based on corruption convictions - wouldn't the MOST corrupt States

Re: [MBZ] OT: Tolls in Oklahoma

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The speed limit varies from 70 to 75. Many drive much faster, some drive much slower. You have to stay alert! On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is 80 the speed limit, or just the speed the cops don't bother you at? I'm not sure I'd want to

[MBZ] OT - tile floors

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We are trying to prepare the 250 sq. ft. concrete floor of what was once an auto shop (that repaired a few MB's - MB content) for 18 square ceramic tiles. The concrete is not all that level or smooth. We poured eight bags of self leveling underlayment on it and improved some areas, made others

Re: [MBZ] OT - tile floors

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I have no idea how rough your floor is, however I've done some pretty rough floors in the past. This floor has two spots 1/3 room width from one wall that are about 1 higher than the low spots. I always used

Re: [MBZ] Branching out in the MB family

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Leasing an E-Smart sounds like a good fit for your mission profile. I've had Smart cars pass me when I was driving 75 on the interstate - can't be that bad a highway car --- On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 3:32 PM, John Reames via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: They don't seem to have the

Re: [MBZ] Branching out in the MB family

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
How much does it cost though? The Smart IIRC is something like $13-14k... -Curt *Go back to the 3:32 message from John ---* Outright purchase is $25,750 and BAP adds $80/month... *and* Downpayment would be $3250 or so, $143.80/month for 36 mos, and Maryland will send you a credit for $2,200

Re: [MBZ] OT - tile floors

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There aren't many of those left around here - mostly specialty wood for furniture makers. Lowest and Home Despot have driven the rest out of business . . . On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: You need to try a better class of lumberyard.

[MBZ] OT - Healthiest States to retire in

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Da** - another worst five list that OK makes: The biggest fear for retirees is outliving their money. Medical expenses are a big reason for that concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults 65 and older spend almost twice as much on health care each year as

Re: [MBZ] OT: Anyone for Dropbox?

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Oracle is medium data. Big Data is what the NSA collects, and other collections like it. Google, for instance, has Big Data that it mines about us to sell to advertisers. On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com wrote: OK Don wrote: It's used for Big Data projects

Re: [MBZ] OT - tile floors

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Must be LevelQuik - they make a fast setting version, sold at Home Despot, and a slow setting version that you can only get from commercial distributors - whom I am going to call Monday morning in hopes of scoring some. On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT - tile floors

2014-07-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That must be because the trees grow there I am getting 8 decent sized red cedar logs from a neighbor who hates the trees. I need to decide how to have them cut at a local saw mill. On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Lumber yards

Re: [MBZ] Welding again

2014-07-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I welded up a lot of VW exhaust systems back when I worked at the foreign car shop (working through school) for customers who wouldn't pay the $100 or so for a new exhaust system. Some of them were probably 30% welding rod by the time I finished. Welding (gas) rusted exhaust pipes/mufflers is a

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL - HELP!!

2014-07-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
When I started having trouble with the '78 450SLC running right, I bought a CIS testing kit from JC Whittney, I don't remember that it was very expensive at the time. It had the proper fittings to connect to the steel lines. You have to connect in a couple of places to test the system properly,

Re: [MBZ] 115 front speakers too

2014-07-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I don't remember exactly how the speaker was mounted, but I would have guessed that it was held in with four screws. I removed the heater fan through the speaker hole the second time I did that job - took half the time of the book method. On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Randy Bennell via

Re: [MBZ] 1980 300SD Tranny Issue

2014-07-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
ATF is, I don't know about M1, though I did use it in the '70 220D, '81 240D, and '84 190D - all with manual tranny's. On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Is that spec for 78 240D? MB indy shop put it in. On Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:49:58

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: After I close on my 20 acre ranch next month Wow! How *many* old MBs are you going to have to buy to fill up 20 acres? -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This is what you need to replace the GL -- http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/cto/4545979575.html On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: After I close on my 20 acre ranch next month I'm going to be looking to replace the GL I had to sell

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A one or two year old Passat TDI should not be too bad - ours have been great, except when we took it to the stealer :-( On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Sounds about as rare as Unicorns. snip My cousin sold VW, and loved them fresh off the lot.

Re: [MBZ] Newer Mercedes Diesel

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I suspect that most lower end cars are not maintained the same as the higher end cars. VW is lower (despite their attempts at up-scaling their advertising) and Mercedes are upper end cars. There are VWs that have been maintained well, but you're going to have to search for one, and know what

Re: [MBZ] OT - small gasoline engine fuel

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Both my Ryobi string trimmer (4 cycle) and chainsaw (2 cycle) were fed ethanol laced fuel before I'd heard of the reported problems. They were run hard, and put up wet (gas still in the tanks). After two years, neither one would start and run. After replacing the HARD fuel lines, trying to clean

[MBZ] Moderator?????

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do we have a moderator on board? Are the photos I sent of Kaleb's new neighborhood airport going to be approved? -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation.

Re: [MBZ] OT-ish Trans flush.

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: snip No way I would let one of the Jiffy Lube crew touch a system like that in any of my cars. I'll let them change the oil in my non-MBs but that's the extent of the contact I allow from them. Dan

[MBZ] OT - Kalebs new neighborhood

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I flew to H66, the airport about 2 miles from Kaleb's new ranch/pick-n-pull today, 2 hours round trip. Attached are a couple of photos of the hangars at the airport. Looks like Kaleb could buy a C172 really cheap! The N-S runway is mostly asphalt, but the grass is making a valiant effort to

[MBZ] Fwd: OT-ish Trans flush.

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Seems my smart a$$ response only went to Dan - still getting used to the new settings. I also should have added that although I made all of my own tuition payments, I also made all of those of my four kids . . . never did figure out what went wrong there. -- Forwarded message --

Re: [MBZ] Moderator?????

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Since he sold the GL, what was he driving??? On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 7:13 PM, Craig diese...@pisquared.net wrote: On Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:05:55 -0500 OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Since Kaleb just left my house here in Los Alamos, I can say he's not on the list

Re: [MBZ] An Okie in Los Alamos

2014-07-26 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
H - that looks remarkably like a number of his visits to our house. On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: For quite a while, my signature for this list included '94 E420Oskar 127 kmi (awaiting parting out) As of this

Re: [MBZ] Strange Finds

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Since the 129 was based largely on the 124 chassis, and my 124's had what you are describing, yes - they heat the tubes to keep them from freezing. On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Probably --R On 7/27/14 11:29 AM, Dan Penoff via

Re: [MBZ] Today's cheap S class CL Find

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do you actually save money, or just do it because you are more independent and like your own better? Last time I looked, I would have to brew a LOT of beer to break even with the set-up costs and kits. On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I

Re: [MBZ] An Okie in Los Alamos [This time to the list, too!]

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Yes, I'm experiencing the same thing - have to look at the To field before hitting send -- another new trick to learn, but it's better than finding all of Curt's email in the spam bucket. On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Craig P.S. It's

Re: [MBZ] OT - a mess

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - where's the nearest MB stealer??? On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 5:50 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Thanks. Well, I'm sleeping better at night, anyway. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List

Re: [MBZ] OT: How is this game played exactly?

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
IIRC, the V8 has more torque, which is what a truck needs. The STX is a step up from the base - I got the base short cab, long bed, with added electric windows and locks and running boards. I did have to order it - there were none that met my specs in OK. On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Curt

Re: [MBZ] OT: How is this game played exactly?

2014-07-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I read that also on some Internet news site, so it has to be true! ;-) On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 10:30 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Where the heck did you hear that? Nothing like that going on that I have seen. Cash for clunkers did untold amounts of damage

Re: [MBZ] OK Don

2014-07-28 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We are using ATLink WIFI - they have towers in Edmond and Guthrie. It's line-of-site WIFI to an antenna on the hangar roof. Are you close to Nowata, or on the other side of the airport? Something like ATLink might be a possibility - it's less expensive than satellite. On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at

Re: [MBZ] Today's cheap home brew Find

2014-07-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I drink porters also - my all time favorite is Fuller's London Porter, though I haven't seen those you mentioned. Santa Fe Brewing's State Pen Porter is the closest I've found to Fuller's. Fuller wan some award recently, and has changed from selling a six pack for a little too much money to

Re: [MBZ] test e0azyhep

2014-07-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - you can't even spell Kaleb? (or trim your posts) On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Gary Hurst via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: i'm confident i can do it better than kleb does -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There

Re: [MBZ] Horse power vs. torque - was: OT: How is this game played exactly?

2014-07-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
OK Phillip - thanks for the clear explanation! Now, if I understand correctly, if my pickup has the required torque to pull the 4000 lb. trailer up Grapevine, and your lawn tractor doesn't, I'll be moving and you won't. So torque does matter, but more HP with the required torque means the work

Re: [MBZ] This One's For Wilt

2014-07-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
There is a reason why bombs are shaped the way they are with fins on the back end - they tend to land where you aimed them better than random shaped objects. It doesn't help much if your non-toxic bombs don't hit the target. Otherwise, I like your idea On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 8:23 PM, clay

Re: [MBZ] This One's For Wilt

2014-07-29 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Speaking of dropping bombs -- The last surviving member of the US air crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia aged 93. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28548475 OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are

Re: [MBZ] OT: How is this game played exactly?

2014-07-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Was Palin's bridge to nowhere going to Russia? Didn't it get built? On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: LOL! Even if you can see Russia I doubt you can drive there. -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually

Re: [MBZ] Horse power vs. torque - was: OT: How is this game played exactly?

2014-07-30 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I chose the F150 over the Chevy based first on the space behind the seat (basic, small cab) - lots in the Ford, NONE in the Chevy, and a bit more load/towing capacity. Really, it was the space behind the seat that made the difference to us. On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Curt Raymond via

Re: [MBZ] Anyone Need A Muscle Car?

2014-07-31 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Love it, but not at that price, even though it seems to be mostly all there, which is getting more rare these days --- On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: ‎ ‎http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/4596930314.html ‎ Rick -- OK Don NSA:

Re: [MBZ] What a day...

2014-08-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So, are you a source of parts for our 2012 Passat TDI? On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:23 PM, Gary Hurst via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: i like VWs and have for a very long time -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are three kinds

[MBZ] OT - electric vehicle

2014-08-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This sounds too good to be true ??? *An electric car, but where are the batteries?* The Quant e-Sportlimousine uses so-called “flow-cell” technology with two tanks filled with different liquid electrolytes to store energy. The liquid passes through a membrane in between the two tanks, creating

Re: [MBZ] OT - electric vehicle

2014-08-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
LOL - probably right on! I also like how they describe electric cars as The e-Sportlimousine emits no particulate or noxious emissions. as if there are no emissions from the generation of that electricity in the first place. Very irresponsible reporting. On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM, Rich

Re: [MBZ] OT - electric vehicle

2014-08-02 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You need to be able to store solar energy, it's not energy on demand -- and that's one of the potential uses for a battery like this, if it's really all they say it is. On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Personally I think solar will be the

Re: [MBZ] Fun Comparison

2014-08-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Very cool table, thanks for sharing it with us! Road Track (IIRC) did a comparison between a Porsche 356 and a new (at the time) Karmen Ghia and found them to be almost identical. I don't remember the year, but it was probably in the early '70's. On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM, ned kleinhenz

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh

2014-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - that laptop sounds handy. Is it different from an OBD-II reader? How does it connect? I might be needing one of those in the future On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: How about hooking it up to the laptop? VCDS (the VW checking

Re: [MBZ] AC Question

2014-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The front coils need to be cleaned? On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 9:59 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Wife's Mazda 6 AC gets warm while sitting at a stop. Put the manifold gauge set on it tonight. Specs say the low side should be between

Re: [MBZ] How screwed am I?

2014-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
As Randy suggested, pressurize the coolant system and verify where the leak is - however, on first reading, it sure sounds like a cracked block. I shouldn't be too hard to find another one though. On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: So what

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh - SOLVED

2014-08-05 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I love success stories like that! On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Heres the criminal: http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/curtludwig/1998%20Jetta/3BA492D3-4A28-435F-91BC-6D4429EED320-2530-035F6EC5_zps6ae428de.jpg Its the

Re: [MBZ] OT - storing small parts

2014-08-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Exactly! I still have a few of the 100' metal cans that I use for cleaning small parts, or for temporary storage of nuts, bolts and washers while repairing something. I am also about to run out of the clear lidded plastic boxes that some of the processors return slides in. I now am using a couple

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I saw that Chevy is coming out with an all new Volt in Jan, or there about. I was impressed with the design of the Volt drive train - but not with the price, hence I didn't by one. The new one is rumored to be less expensive - too bad that I've already purchased my (hopefully) last new car. A

Re: [MBZ] OT - storing small parts

2014-08-11 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My wife uses an expensive Cascade dishwasher detergent that comes in a plastic rectangular tub that I use for the larger bolts, hose clamps, etc. They are challenged with head bolts, but are generally OK otherwise and I'm keeping them out of the landfill. On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:24 PM, John

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Which adds to the costs and opens more doors to corruption. There is no perfect solution. If we do go nuclear, I think we need to go to thorium (?) rather than uranium. IIRC, it has always been a better solution, but didn't get developed because it can't be weaponized (unlike the habanero peppers

Re: [MBZ] W124 Cooling Fan

2014-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Drill two holes all the way through the clutch and install a could of small machine screws? On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 5:18 AM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hi ya'll, Until I can spring for a new clutch, I was wondering if using JB Weld or similar to lock the clutch in

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilegious talk about white man magic

2014-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Speaking of energy storage, I just saw this - there might be a practical solution after all --- Dr Mitlin's team took these fibres and recycled them into supercapacitors - energy storage devices which are transforming the way electronics are powered. Hemp fibres 'better than graphene'

Re: [MBZ] 280SL: Turbo Diesel in NA Six Out

2014-08-13 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Hmmm - glad I didn't go ahead and try this with the OM603 into the SLC. I do like how he solved the driveshaft issue, but I don't think the OKC driveshaft company would have come to my place to measure and then build one.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Once again, no one vehicle is right/best for all mission profiles. An electric car is fine for most urban driving. One would be fine for my wife's trips into town every week where she drives an average of 25 - 30 miles round trip. It would not be good for a road trip - that's what Diesels are for!

[MBZ] OT - Mercedes (Smart) engine in a motorcycle

2014-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/17/4639/Motorcycle-Article/Track-T800CDI-Diesel-Motorcycle-Quick-Ride.aspx Diesel bike converted to run on biofuel made from bacon grease for Hormel promo. When biodiesel was all the rage a few years ago, it was a running joke that you could get behind a car powered

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
snark As I was taught in ROTC - PP (prior planning prevents piss poor performance). /snark On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 10:06 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The problem is that then your existence becomes regimented. Suppose you decide on your commute back that you

Re: [MBZ] Benz pR0n at Monterey

2014-08-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
What is the car in the second photo - the blue and white roadster. It looks like it might be on a VW chassis? It strikes me that the only classy cars there are all Benz's On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Along with some other German

Re: [MBZ] Don't think I have seen this done

2014-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
In the ad he said that the driveshaft was shortened, balanced, and a new u-joint installed. Are there different springs for the different engines due to the different weights of them? On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Suspension would

Re: [MBZ] Reworked Web Site

2014-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Front Page??? On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I was trying to learn Wordpress and Joomla but it is all too complicated to just jump into. I had that MS web site program, whatever it is called, and it was pretty much like using a word

Re: [MBZ] OT: Win7 SP1

2014-08-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You know - rules don't apply to the upper 0.1%. On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM, clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: snip I wonder if he will use the same loose rules and illegality with his LA team clay -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually

Re: [MBZ] OT: One-of-a-kind air accident

2014-08-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Possibly. There was a girl without arms who flew using her feet and got a pilots license - with the condition that the aircraft be fitted to meet her needs. I think she flew an aircoupe (sp?) - no rudder pedals. On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT: One-of-a-kind air accident

2014-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I didn't read the snark - sounds true to life to me! On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM, G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Federal Air Regulation #1: When the gross weight of the paper meets or exceeds the gross weight of the aircraft, FAA may grant approval. ​ Grant... [who is

Re: [MBZ] Holy crap why is it every time the perfect car comes along it is way too much money WARNING Jaime do not look.

2014-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My experience as well. How much will you have to pay for any MB with 68k miles accumulated at the standard rate of 12k/yr. (a 2008 model)? It looks like a bargain from that perspective. On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 4:37 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Hendrik makes a very

Re: [MBZ] Web Editor

2014-08-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I started to use it for the build log for my Tailwind amateur built experimental aircraft, and didn't find it all that user friendly for what I want to do. I guess I should find a tutorial or something, but I thought I could just jump in and do it. On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 4:56 PM, Dan Penoff via

Re: [MBZ] Web Editor

2014-08-21 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
At least the basic hosted one like this is - http://norristailwind.wordpress.com/ On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Excuse my naivete, but is i free? -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US

Re: [MBZ] I am actually considering this

2014-08-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do you still have that Euro 500 engine? On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Too bad it's not a 560 though. 1991 MERCEDES 420 SEL LOW MILES CLEAN! http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/4607012015.html -- OK Don NSA: The only branch

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-22 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
So, you got the place already? Have you moved in yet? Where are all the cars??? On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I'm fixing to buy a diesel tractor for the ranch. Probably new. Probably Kubota. OK Don NSA: The only branch of

Re: [MBZ] OT - Kubota tractors tier 4 was 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-23 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Kinds of like a Mercedes? On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: From what I am seeing used ones have a bunch of hours and are much cheaper than brand new -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-24 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I wonder if that's similar to a Mercedes looking over priced when compared to VW? Don't you really want cattle or sheep to mow 20 acres? On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 7:49 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I saw a JD package deal and theirs was about $22k, which

Re: [MBZ] Fog Lights

2014-08-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
No. There are all the connections, fuses, etc. Measure output from the switch pins from the buss and to the fog lights to see if it is getting power and switching it to the wires or not. On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Howdy -- I am still

Re: [MBZ] Project Car for Jaime

2014-08-25 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You forgot the rust that is included at no extra cost --- On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Let me see. I need to pay $7500, based on a sketchy narrative plus three useless photos, for a not particularly desirable model of Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Cars available

2014-08-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
A list of cars would help those interested to know whether to call you or not . . . On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I am still working on this farm deal and need to raise some more cash for the move. I am fixing to crush about 10

Re: [MBZ] Cars available

2014-08-27 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You need to hold a B.A.T. (bring a trailer) sale - any car you want for the crusher value --- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have

Re: [MBZ] What's wrong with this picture?

2014-09-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
The wheels are ugly - - - -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. WILL ROGERS,

Re: [MBZ] 'Ello?

2014-09-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Several posts today, but three of them went to the spam bucket and had to be shaken out a dried before reading --- On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Fred Moir via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The ListenersBY WALTER DE LA MARE‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking

Re: [MBZ] ?

2014-09-04 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
This was in my spam bucket, as was the second message an hour or so later. The condolences re FIL came through without interference. On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search

Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius

2014-09-10 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
That's what I was going to say -- I've gotten 53 MPG on the road, wife gets 35mpg in town. I love the DSG tranny - dual clutch trannys are cool --- On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Go test drive a Passat, or rent one. I had one last week

Re: [MBZ] Oil leak gone?

2014-09-15 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
You sold the car? On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 7:59 AM, dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I run Mobil 1 5W40 in my 82 240D. I have been doing so for the 5 or so years that I've owned it. It has always had a pretty significant oil leak as evidenced my a mess on my driveway.

Re: [MBZ] Daimler

2014-09-16 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I suspect that is the result of market research and actual customer preferences. I don't think that this group represents the average new MB buyer. We are indeed, a relatively odd lot . . . . On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Peter Frederick via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I suspect

Re: [MBZ] OT but food for thought

2014-09-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
RANT If you go back several centuries, you'll find that the Christians were the raging barbarism force of the time (crusades). I think the root of all evil is religion inflicted on others (other than psychopaths). All religious states/governments need to be eliminated at once, and for all time.

Re: [MBZ] What abut this?

2014-09-17 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Do you have that 20 acres to park it on yet??? If not, where would you put it? :-) On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 S http://salina.craigslist.org/cto/4671704278.html -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of

Re: [MBZ] [ADMIN] - Alien Politics

2014-09-18 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
I was out practicing night operations tonight in the Cessna. I wonder is any of the locals reported me - flying low with all those flashing lights, in a semi-rural area at night??? We saw one UFO - but it seemed to be heading to Will Rogers airport - - - just because I couldn't identify it,

Re: [MBZ] OM603 exhaust log to turbo intake gasket

2014-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
If you are going to all the trouble to replace the head, just get the proper new gasket and don't worry about it On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Dieselvolk, Installing new head on my '87 wagon. snip Should I go to the trouble

Re: [MBZ] OT - non-political B-52 tale - THE PATTON TAPE

2014-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Inspiring! I do have a aux/music input for the intercom in the 182 - but I'd have to play excerpts from Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines to be appropriate . . . On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 9:06 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Well, I think it's non-political,

Re: [MBZ] OT only for US military their family

2014-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Which must mean that they are tax-payer subsidized, since very little is earning any interest these days On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 5:47 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: A heck pf a lot better than most bank CDs! The ones I saw recently were barely breaking 1%! LarryT

Re: [MBZ] Value of 04 E320 Wagon?

2014-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Does it have the maintenance records? On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM, LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Stopped and looked at a champagne e320 Station Wagon with 134K Miles and absolutely flawless paint. Not even any chips. My wife is smitten and can't stop talking about

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cub Cadet finale

2014-09-20 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
Why washer fluid? Won't the alcohol attack the rubber tires? Use the antifreeze that you drain out of the MB when changing it. On Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Alternately I could go back to plan A with washer fluid, I've already got a

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