Re: [MBZ] 240D prices (R A Bennell)

2005-12-16 Thread Robert M Doran
And I've got a '75 I wouldn't even SELL for $6500, CDN or otherwise. It only shows 27K on the odometer--which is only 5 digits anyway but the condition of the car is truely representative of those figures. I just know better though because things like that just don't ever happen to me. Still, if

Re: [MBZ] Admin, transition complete

2005-12-26 Thread Robert M Doran
I tried to go to the site below to change back to the digest version but am unable to find the correct procedure there to do this. Is it possible to do it manually or some other way? My email just gets too overloaded unless I use the digest version. Also, from your list of MBz you own, can you

Re: [MBZ] Car 'year'

2005-12-26 Thread Robert M Doran
That makes sense to me, but when I asked about this soon after I had purchased the car several years ago I was told that the dealer who had sold it (and who was no longer in business here at that time) had used the system of selling the car titled according to the date of sale rather than

[MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email

2006-01-11 Thread Robert M Doran
that they can track it. -Original Message- From: Robert M Doran [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jan 11, 2006 11:15 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [MBZ] O.T.Fake ebay email I've received these types of letters a number of times. What I do is forward them first of all to the Federal Trade Commission

Re: [MBZ] I've got a long drive PLUS I need a name

2006-01-11 Thread Robert M Doran
Sometimes naming a vehicle is more than just fun -- it has actually become necessary. Since I am a person through whose life has passed a great number of needful things--most of them vehicular of some sort, I have become a steady customer on a first-name basis at the motor vehicle registrar's

Re: [MBZ] Are these cars worth all the effort

2006-04-22 Thread Robert M Doran
Just after graduating from high school I hitchhiked to southern California from Montana with a buddy and when we stopped to visit with my cousin (a used car salesman) he told us we could pick any car from his lot for a demo ride and go cruising around and see some sights. He only had one MBz on

Re: [MBZ] Way, way wrong

2006-05-01 Thread Robert M Doran
Brings to mind an old '57 English Ford I had when I was in high school. Tie-rod end broke as I was stopping for a light. Poor little thing couldn't decide which way to turn. Lucky for me I guess a big tree got in the way before somebody else got hurt.

[MBZ] eBay Motors: 1958 58 Mercedes 190D (2) parts cars No Reserve!!! (item 8012368134 end time Nov-13-05 19:43:47 PST)

2005-11-05 Thread Robert M Doran
Somebody out there wants to know about this... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1958-58-Mercedes-190D-2-parts-cars-No-Rese rve_W0QQitemZ8012368134QQcategoryZ6783QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem bale dude

Re: [MBZ] Trucking Industry the Saga continues

2006-02-01 Thread Robert M Doran
I just had to say something here because, besides presently owning and driving a 115 and a 107 (...and the old 123--gone but not forgotten), I drive an 18-wheeler for a living most of the time and have done so for over 30 years. Foremost in my mind when I am approaching any situation on the road

Re: [MBZ] Trucking Industry the Saga continues

2006-02-01 Thread Robert M Doran
At the risk of getting a full-blown discussion started which will ultimately solve ALL the world's problems, I'll add a few more selected comments: Paying truckers a decent salary is fine, but most of the truckers I talk with are not so dissatisfied with their salaries as much as they are

Re: [MBZ] Frappr UPDATE!

2006-03-14 Thread Robert M Doran
I CONFESS!! It was me who posted the picture of some guy 'flipping a cow...' in lieu of pictures of my cars. Since I hadn't yet taken any nice flattering photos of my MBenz's to post I thought I would post a photo that was at least representative of the area where I live. And since I still have

Re: [MBZ] Frappr UPDATE!

2006-03-14 Thread Robert M Doran
Cow tipping...very simple...Works like a charm. This is fine in theory, but has anyone explained the procedure to the cows? Since my father was a veterinarian (primarily large-animal, as they say in the trade) who always took advantage of all the free help he could get, I grew up in close

[MBZ] vacuum locks not working

2005-08-23 Thread Robert M Doran
I am a newbie to this list, however not new to MBz ownership. Although I now have only two--'75 240D and '82 380SL--both with well under 100,000 miles showing, it's never been necessary for me to do much more than basic maintenance procedures or very light repair to either and in spite of the fact

[MBZ] vacuum locks not working

2005-08-23 Thread Robert M Doran
No, I was serious about the 90-125 labor but you're correct--it was a dealer's shop. The last time I happened to be in Calgary I stopped by the MBz dealer hoping to buy a small door mechanism part for my SL. I can't remember exactly what the date was, but Princess Diana had just gotten in her

Re: [MBZ] OT: T-post warning label...with some diesel Benz content

2006-08-08 Thread Robert M Doran
How to remove a T-post? Lots of methods work more or less but one more cheap and easy way to add to the list [1] a tow chain with one end wrapped around and hooked to the bottom of the offending T-post and [2] laid over a 240D wheel on edge (...the diesel Benz content, otherwise any other

[MBZ] 190 for sale in a car lot

2006-09-30 Thread Robert M Doran
For anybody who might be interested, I saw a 1962? 190 today on a car lot in Helena, Montana. I walked around it and it looks to be reasonably all intact and in pretty decent shape all-in-all. Montana generally doesn't have a rust problem so if it's a local car it wouldn't be a factor. I didn't