[MBZ] Anybody up?

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
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Re: [MBZ] Anybody up?

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep. Wilt - Original Message - From: WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes list mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 9:37 AM Subject: [MBZ] Anybody up? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http

[MBZ] OT - a flying tale

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
The following article was written by my daughter a month or so ago for my 80th birthday. As one might expect, she's probably a bit biased. Wilton CLEAR! By Vivian Strickland Berry When I was 14 or 15 years old, my dad flew puddle jumpers (Cessna, 150's, 172's, 182's and 177RG's ) two or

[MBZ] 124 knocking

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
SWMBO took the '87 300D to the carwash this morning. She just told me that the carwash guy came to her and exclaimed with great alarm that she needs to do something about the knocking engine - Sounds like it's 'bout to blow up! Wanna bet he didn't pay any attention to the glow light, either?

Re: [MBZ] OT - a flying tale

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep. Wilt - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 6:55 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - a flying tale That is a great birthday present! Max Dillon, Charleston SC

Re: [MBZ] MY EYES!!!! AAAAAHHHHHRRRGGHH!!

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
A faux Mercedes?! Wilt - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com; Banned List ban...@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 9:32 PM Subject: [MBZ] MY EYES AHRRRGGHH!! Please, please, someone make

Re: [MBZ] Food Stamps and a Mercedes

2014-07-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
For years, when driving trough the countryside around here, I kept asking SWMBO, Where are all of these 30 and 35-year-old guys getting so much money for these 300-500 k$ houses? Then, 3 or 4 years ago, my questions were answered. Whenever SWMBO seemed impressed by them, I reminded her that

Re: [MBZ] New phone

2014-07-16 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Same here. Wilt - Original Message - From: Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:34 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] New phone On Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:05:50 -0500 Mountain

Re: [MBZ] Junkyard score

2014-07-19 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! 'Sorry ya missed Tim; 'thought for a second you were gonna say ya got so engrossed in the junkyard ya missed the meeting ya went for. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT iPhone battery cost?

2014-07-20 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! 'Hope it goes well. Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT iPhone battery cost? Update: it's ALIVE! Turns out the

[MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-20 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Not a Sondy Tale, but a tale, nonetheless: TWO STRANGERS By Wilton Strickland In 1944, when I was 10, we lived on a tobacco farm in rural Eastern North Carolina. One Saturday afternoon in early summer, my brother, Carson, then nearly 18 and driving the car, Daddy and I were returning home

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
or shopping center? I bet out there somewhere your visitors have told their family the story also, maybe one day they will see this online somewhere and connect the dots. On 7/20/2014 10:43 PM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote: Not a Sondy Tale, but a tale, nonetheless: TWO STRANGERS By Wilton Strickland

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Just checked History Detectives site - Not accepting submissions right now. Wilton - Original Message - From: Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:57 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Two

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
I certainly hope that your FIL has been reassured by now that any contribution to the war effort was very worthy and necessary. I commend him for being able to do it - not a fun job and potentially very dangerous. We were all in it together. Even our (the children's) efforts to gather scrap

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

2014-07-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
I've driven through Illinois several times and have passed through O'Hare several times; even spent coupla nights in hotels nearby. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 9:03 PM Subject:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Two Strangers

2014-07-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
By the way, I think the toughest job to do that I saw during my 15+ years in USAF Strategic Air Command (2½ years as maintenance crew chief on B-47's and 13 years standing nuclear alert with and flying B-52's) was done by the security guard standing out in front of the airplane on alert -

[MBZ] 124 again

2014-07-22 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
#1 grandson home from grad school in Paris and a summer job in Albania drove me on a very enjoyable 150 mile cruise to Durham and back today. He has a hard time believing that the car is nearly 28 years old. He said that taxi drivers in Albania would love to have it and drive it for another

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

2014-07-22 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Reminds me of the 124 that I drove to York, SC, to see 10 years ago before I bought the showroom one I have. Seller lied in ad and on phone about condition, and I drove 260 miles one way (overnighted at daughter's home in Charlotte). 'Found interior grossly stained and stenched with tobacco

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
There's no stupid question. If one doesn't know, how ya gonna find out 'fya don't ask. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July

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

2014-07-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
So what makes 'em so happy? Is it sold by the gallon? Half gallon jar? Quart jar? ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Craig via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: G Mann g2ma...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:59 PM

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

2014-07-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
- Original Message - From: WILTON wilt...@nc.rr.com To: Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S. Now you've reminded me, and I'm gonna hafta tell it again. ;) One day in the summer of

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Mention of glacial activity reminds me of an area in the hills near Sondrestrom Air Base, Greenland, where the rounded, granite top of a hill was polished to a mirror finish by the glacier now visible about 10 miles away. I enjoyed driving my truck up onto it and watching my many visitors,

Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Amen, Dan. ATTABOY. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:54 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 Lower Control Arms and Ball joints - cost comparison That's great, Mike! I was

[MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
After 50 years with at least 2 cars in the yard and coming and going very independently, SWMBO and I have made it through the last year reasonably well with only one car, the '87 300D, but there have been several times one of us had to cancel appointments or juggle activities to accommodate the

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, that's what they do - just melt in place (during a warming period, anyway) and drop debris (moraine) wherever it happens to be, not move backward, unless there's a quake to cause what was high on the slope under the glacier before the quake to be low after the quake. Wilton -

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Thnx. Wilt - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:37 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy? From the StarTekInfo site, the E320 211 CDI (211.026, with 648.961 inline

Re: [MBZ] W123 parts

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
But make for a nice little laugh. ;) Keep 'em comin'. Wilt - Original Message - From: Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:04 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Melt in place. ;) Wilt - Original Message - From: Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:16 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
BTW, I shoulda bought Angelo Giaimo's friend's '91 350SDL with MB crate engine. Procrastinated coupla days too long. Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Thnx. Wilt - Original Message - From: ned kleinhenz via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List Mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:59 PM Subject: [MBZ] 211 to buy? In my search, last year, for a CDI, I found mostly 2005 model year available, with a few

Re: [MBZ] Six Million Dollar tumbler

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY. Wilt - Original Message - From: clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Curt Raymond curtlud...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:53 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Six Million Dollar tumbler I took the car along the next

[MBZ] Fw: Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
sliding/advancing rate, it appears to retreat. Wilton Original Message - From: Tim Crone To: WILTON ; Mercedes Discussion List Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:22 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Another Prospect, or How I Alienated A Potential Seller On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM, WILTON via

Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy?

2014-07-24 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
runflat/def? Wilton - Original Message - From: John Reames via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: ned kleinhenz ned.kleinh...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:22 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 211 to buy? I understand the service

Re: [MBZ] Am I Nutz?

2014-07-25 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Not that it makes much difference, but '91 was last year for 126. Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com; Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 9:20 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Am I

[MBZ] OT - a mess

2014-07-27 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
The rental house that I was working on several months ago sold last week, and the money's in the bank! Y'all may remember that I had a bit of a problem painting the ceilings at first because of the stippling (not popcorn) coming off onto the roller. Several of you made great suggestions,

Re: [MBZ] OT - a mess

2014-07-27 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
- that means he must be buying dinner. grin Dan On Jul 27, 2014, at 6:36 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: The rental house that I was working on several months ago sold last week, and the money's in the bank! Y'all may remember that I had a bit of a problem painting

Re: [MBZ] Put The Crack Pipe Down....

2014-07-27 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Thankfully, 'gonna hafta let it go. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:17 PM Subject: [MBZ] Put The Crack Pipe Down and walk away slowly.

Re: [MBZ] Put The Crack Pipe Down....

2014-07-27 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
BTW, as if it makes any difference for the car, who the Hell is Toni Kukoc? Wilton - Original Message - From: Gary Hurst via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2014 8:23 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] Put The Crack Pipe Down....

2014-07-27 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
, 2014, at 8:27 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: BTW, as if it makes any difference for the car, who the Hell is Toni Kukoc? Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe

Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help!

2014-07-28 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Amazing! Paper still works. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 11:52 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Jaime! A Poor Widow Needs Help! When we went to Michigan

Re: [MBZ] Moderator????? [This time to the list as well!]

2014-07-28 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Ernest Ainsley, maybe, televangelist? With mucho toupee? Wilt - Original Message - From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Gary Hurst jabbahur...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 4:11 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] This One's For Wilt

2014-07-28 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep. 'Looks familiar. 'Course, I never saw 'em from THAT perspective, and when I released conventional munitions (Vietnam), 108 at a time fell away toward the target usually 35,000 to 37,000 feet below. 'Released on Vinh, N. Vietnam from 49,500 feet one night during a typhoon in Nov '72.

Re: [MBZ] This One's For Wilt

2014-07-28 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Mostly Mark 82's - 500-pounders; occasionally, a mix of 500-pounders and 750-pounders. 200 to 1000 feet. 'Looks a bull's eye (a shack) was scored in that video. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com

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

2014-07-30 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Somewhat like physics, geography doesn't, lie, though some try to stretch and bend/distort it, depending on the politics of the day.;) BTW, will she be able to see Russia? ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Randy Bennell via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel

[MBZ] (no subject)

2014-08-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
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[MBZ] OT - USAF SAC tale - Poached Eggs

2014-08-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
POACHED EGGS By Wilton Strickland Early one morning while I was the wing Chief of Bombing and Navigation Division, about 1980, I entered the SAC alert facility at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC, to brief B-52 air crewmen on some aspect of a pending operation. I noticed a small group

Re: [MBZ] Uh oh

2014-08-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Re. timing belt/chain: When chain on my 91 350SDL broke, there was no noise, no bang, no rattle, no gradual loss of power - just sudden quietness, except for slipstream and tire/road noise as I was immediately coasting powerless to a stop from 65 mph. Wilton - Original Message -

Re: [MBZ] Radiator Question

2014-08-05 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Radiator cap reminds me: Years ago, when my 80 240D was only 3 or 4 years old, I took it to local stealer for some sort of minor service. I stopped by coupla hours later and walked to the car in the garage where tech was working on a car beside. Tech told me he was awaiting some small part

Re: [MBZ] Interesting Wilton mail issue

2014-08-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
I got it; one of 4 I've rcvd this morning. Wilt - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:23 AM Subject: [MBZ] Interesting Wilton mail issue The new list feature

Re: [MBZ] Interesting Wilton mail issue

2014-08-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
So what was the msg returned? Wilt - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:23 AM Subject: [MBZ] Interesting Wilton mail issue The new list feature has replies

[MBZ] OT - The Dunking

2014-08-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
THE DUNKING By Wilton Strickland During the spring of 1938, a couple of months before I turned 4, I was in the fields on a hot, sunny afternoon with Daddy and a couple of my older brothers, who were preparing the fields for the year's tobacco crop. The farm was in Wake County, NC, at the

[MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill

2014-08-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, 'nother one already. THE RED HILL By Wilton Strickland On the dirt road where we lived in 1941, '42 and '43 near Nashville, NC, was a small, red clay hill. I think not only I, a boy of only 7 to 9 then, but the entire family dreaded having to travel this part of the dirt road from

Re: [MBZ] Tandem Pump

2014-08-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Wasn't Max looking for one? Wilt - Original Message - From: Fred Moir via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 2:05 PM Subject: [MBZ] Tandem Pump Tandem pump,

Re: [MBZ] Tandem Pump

2014-08-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY, Max. Wilt - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:49 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Tandem Pump Thanks for thinking of me Fred, but I'll pass. The tandem pump I found/pulled at

Re: [MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill

2014-08-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
True, but as the character was abuilding, I surely wished for the build to be a little easier. I doubt that I ever wished for a harder build to get more character. Wilton - Original Message - From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mountain Man maontin@gmail.com;

Re: [MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill

2014-08-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Nother ATTABOY! Wilt - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 11:09 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill My hill story. I grew up in kettle moraine hills in

Re: [MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill

2014-08-08 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Agreed. Wilton - Original Message - From: Mountain Man via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 7:41 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - 'Nother boys tale - The Red Hill WILTON wrote: True, but as the character was

[MBZ] OT - USAF SAC tale - A Matter of Security

2014-08-09 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, another one already. A MATTER OF SECURITY By Wilton Strickland This is an example of the ridiculous situations we've all endured at some time, especially in the military, government service or in any large, bureaucratic organization - a reminder that there is no substitute for

Re: [MBZ] OT - storing small parts

2014-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
How do you know so much about that, Rich? ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 12:09 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - storing

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Long drop/extension cord? ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 1:06 PM Subject: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege At the Nissan dealership to drive pickups yesterday

Re: [MBZ] OT: Sacrilege

2014-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, I was 'bout to say, We could suck more outta the Great White North. Wilt - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Randy Bennell rbenn...@bennell.ca; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 2:55 PM Subject:

Re: [MBZ] DIY impulse counter

2014-08-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Nother ATTABOY. Wilt - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com; Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 3:03 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] DIY impulse counter Somehow this picture didn't make it. Max

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Paint Sources

2014-08-12 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
towerpaint.com Wilt - Original Message - From: Bob via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:44 PM Subject: [MBZ] Subject: Paint Sources Anyone have suggestions for rattle can paint suppliers for factory color paints? I got my

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Paint Sources

2014-08-12 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
referenced in my original post Thanks, Dan Sent from my iPad On Aug 12, 2014, at 12:56 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: towerpaint.com Wilt - Original Message - From: Bob via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

[MBZ] OT - USAF SAC tale - The Hat Colonel

2014-08-14 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, another silly SAC tale already. THE HAT COLONEL By Wilton Strickland During all of my career (22 years active) in the Air Force, being outside a building or not on the flightline wearing a uniform but not wearing a hat was to be out of uniform. In other words, if you were wearing a

Re: [MBZ] headlight brightness, 123 126

2014-08-18 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
I put 7 in. Hellas on my 81 300D 'bout 12 years ago. The first time I turned them on at night, I threw so much light out front that I thought I felt some thrust (deceleration) to the rear. Wilton - Original Message - From: ernest breakfield via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To:

Re: [MBZ] MB in WILTON neighborhood

2014-08-20 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And I'm gonna hafta let it go. Wilton - Original Message - From: Mountain Man via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:06 PM Subject: [MBZ] MB in WILTON neighborhood

Re: [MBZ] Put the crack pipe down

2014-08-20 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Wondah how he gits da hood obmm. Wilt - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:23 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Put the crack pipe down That's the ultra-rare factory

[MBZ] 300/350SDL

2014-08-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Tim, what's the latest with the 300/350SDL? 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 All posts

[MBZ] B-52 strkes

2014-08-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
I'm 'bout ready to volunteer my services for BUFF strikes on ISIL. Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] B-52 strkes

2014-08-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
10 smartphone. Original Message From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:41 PM To: WILTON; Mercedes Discussion List Reply To: Rich Thomas Subject: Re: [MBZ] B-52 strkes I think one would do the job, if done properly. --R On 8/21/14 2:37 PM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote: I'm

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-21 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Speaking of starting reminds me: Coupla weeks ago, I had just made one pass at curb across front yard with JD riding mower when painting crew working on outside of the house pulled up to curb after lunch. I cut the mower off to talk to the painters. Couple minutes later, when I tried to

Re: [MBZ] 1984 500SEL Surrender

2014-08-22 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
him a brake. Sent from my iPad On Aug 22, 2014, at 8:40 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: you're mowers a looser --R On 8/21/14 8:13 PM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote: That's when I learned about loose and/or corroded battery cables. Shonuff, 'removed the mower battery

Re: [MBZ] 68 280SL

2014-08-22 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
That's why I'm gonna hafta let it go. Wilton - Original Message - From: dseretakis--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 11:26 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] 68

Re: [MBZ] B-52 question for WILTON

2014-08-22 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
There are many. 'Never met John Wagner; 'sorry. Wilton - Original Message - From: Mountain Man via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:20 PM Subject: [MBZ] B-52 question for WILTON Is the B-52 pilot

Re: [MBZ] Hella quartz halogen headlights

2014-08-23 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
The 7 Hellas I used in my '81 300D slipped right in as direct replacements for factory originals. I may still have the boxes they came in. I'll try to find the boxes and identify the lamps more specifically. Wilton - Original Message - From: G. M. Brown via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-30 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
The '07 R class sounds like the one my #2 son turned in with chattering tranny. Is it silver/gray? Wilton - Original Message - From: LarryT via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 10:16 AM Subject: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-30 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
-- with 276 kmi? Wilton - Original Message - From: Rick Knoble via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 2:31 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] BMW 325 Station Wagon To: l02tur...@comcast.net; mercedes@okiebenz.com Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014

[MBZ] ?

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
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[MBZ] ?

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Nothing from okiebenz today. Have I been banned? 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] ?

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
come out, I can't imagine why there's lifter ticking. Carry on. Dan On Sep 4, 2014, at 1:47 PM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Nothing from okiebenz today. Have I been banned? Wilton ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] 'Ello?

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Tis I, he cried. C'est moi, c'est moi, c'est moi! ;) Be careful, I may hafta throw in another Sondy tale or some such silliness. Wilton - Original Message - From: Fred Moir via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday,

Re: [MBZ] 124 AC repair

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 3:49 PM Subject: [MBZ] 124 AC repair Finally have my '95 E300 Diesel AC working reliably. My first problem (belt

Re: [MBZ] White Whale update

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Glad the dead 350 is giving some life somewhere. So I was driving a car with 2 cracked injectors? Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 4:08 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] White

Re: [MBZ] White Whale update

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! 'Hope it continues to go well. BTW, painters finally got outside of the house finished today. 'Looks mighty fine. Wilton - Original Message - From: Meade Dillon via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 4:01

Re: [MBZ] ?

2014-09-04 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Hope it doesn't too exasperating with the in-laws. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net; Mercedes List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 4:00 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius

2014-09-05 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
That tassel induces drag; cuts into the mpg. Well, the antenna does, too. ;) Wilton - Original Message - From: Archer75--- via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: dsereta...@yahoo.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 9:04 AM Subject:

[MBZ] SAC B-47 tale - O-RING SEALS

2014-09-05 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
O-RING SEALS By Wilton Strickland Before I was commissioned via USAF Officer Candidate School in 1960, I was a maintenance crew chief on B-47E's at Lincoln AFB, NE, for about 2½ years. During the 1959 Christmas holiday period, the entire unit of 45 B-47's and about 20 KC-97's stood

Re: [MBZ] nice 240D stick

2014-09-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Now, 'fI could still drive a manny tranny, I'd be all over it, but, alas, because of my CIDP condition, I have trouble controlling left foot for appropriate clutch action ('can't rotate my toe upward to be sure of getting on the clutch when needed). One might ask, then, What about right foot on

Re: [MBZ] nice 240D stick

2014-09-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Yep, noticed that, too. Hood looks slightly low at left, front corner and slightly high at left, rear corner. I like the ivory color better than the cactus green on my '80 240D (deceased at 18 years and 185 kmi in collision with un-insured, ragged pickup). Wilton - Original Message -

Re: [MBZ] A three-fer

2014-09-06 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And another ATTABOY! Wilton - Original Message - From: Curt Raymond via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2014 2:12 PM Subject: [MBZ] A three-fer Angie took the Jetta to work this morning and didn't even

Re: [MBZ] OT Weekend work

2014-09-07 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Nother ATTABOY. Wilton - Original Message - From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2014 6:53 PM Subject: [MBZ] OT Weekend work Yesterday was spent replacing the fuel pump on the Suburban.

Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius

2014-09-08 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Wilton - Original Message - From: clay via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Meade Dillon dillonm...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, September 08, 2014 4:46 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius SWMBA came down from AK to get her

Re: [MBZ] Testing Prius

2014-09-08 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
'Saw some mighty fine-looking GA peaches when we lived in Warner Robins - the fruit was mighty good, too. ;) One of 'em was our babysitter, who lived across the street - Miss GA, 1968 or '69. Wilton - Original Message - From: Gary Hurst via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rich

Re: [MBZ] Jackpot!

2014-09-09 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Money. Wilton - Original Message - From: Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:58 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Jackpot! What's the diff

Re: [MBZ] Jackpot!

2014-09-09 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
And some dogs are black. My dog is black. Therefore, my dog is SOME dog. Wilton - Original Message - From: G Mann via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Andrew Strasfogel astrasfo...@gmail.com; Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:25

Re: [MBZ] 300td 1982 turbo rebuild

2014-09-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY a comin'. Wilton - Original Message - From: Rick Hawkins Java via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:30 AM Subject: [MBZ] 300td 1982 turbo rebuild Folks My 82 300td had been running like crap.

Re: [MBZ] turbo update 82 300td

2014-09-11 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
ATTABOY! Wilton - Original Message - From: Rick Hawkins Java via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:22 PM Subject: [MBZ] turbo update 82 300td Folks Well, i drove the car today It runs really well and

Re: [MBZ] Today's CL Double-take

2014-09-13 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
Nice, 'cept the wheels; 'can't understand why so many people go crazy as Hell over wheels. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:51 AM Subject: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: N

2014-09-15 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
No riots yet? Wilton - Original Message - From: Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:03 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: N Rich Thomas via Mercedes wrote: I kinda like the instant

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