Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-19 Thread Jim Cathey
I decided to try lubricating the speedometer cable to see if the continued small surginess of the cruise control is due to that. The needle _is_ still a bit jumpy, especially at low speeds. I used M1 5W-20, since my tube of speedometer cable lube was empty. As a light-weight synthetic, it

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-17 Thread redghost
Oh, Kevin Smith is also interested in one of my rental units. He wants to send me a cashiers cheque and to take my fees from it and turn over the rest to his interior designer. and I have a bridge to sell him as well On Friday, April 7, 2006, at 10:15 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: First bite on

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jim Cathey
Drum roll please. For sale, 1979 240D. 302kmi, auxiliary fuel tank. Perfect for biodiesel operation, has 1000 mile range. Not perfect, but looks pretty good. Rust-free. Reluctant cold-starter, but has started every time for me so far. Very clean inside, you can date with this car and

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jim Cathey
After I got done with the computer junk I left the dungeon, only to find it had clouded over already. So I went back outside and took some replacement pictures. They're on there now, along with a few I'd missed (like the engine!) http://cathey.dogear.com/mb240dsale.html Please

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jeff Zedic
You better recheck the engine pics...I'm getting a 404. Jeff Zedic Toronto

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jim Cathey
OK, I fixed the links in the thing (a bit of case sensitivity that I messed up). I've also rearranged things per my wife's suggestions. (She was a computer layout person, so her input is usually good.) http://cathey.dogear.com/mb240dsale.html -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jim Cathey
First bite on the car, and it's a scam. I look forward to the coming days! I'm glad that this bozo is interested in my Goods for sale, and can't read. (Or write!) Let's see. Dear BLANK, go BLANK yourself. ... and get better mail-merge, spelling, and grammar programs! -- Jim I am Kelvin

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Desert Rat
Jim, just tell him the car is in Nigeria and a money wire transfer to you is required. Free shipping to wherever he wants the car. On 4/7/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: First bite on the car, and it's a scam. I look forward to the coming days! I'm glad that this bozo is interested

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Kevin J. Slater
Page comes back to me as mime type text/plain. Not sure if it's on my end (proxy) or on yours. I assume most of folks on this list use IE to view your pages. I'm using Firefox 1.5 FWIW.. ...Kevin Jim Cathey said: Drum roll please. For sale, 1979 240D. 302kmi, auxiliary fuel tank.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-08 Thread Jim Cathey
Another beautiful morning. I was told here yesterday that the glow plug holes can be brushed out using a .22 rifle cleaning brush for a noticeable effect on cold starting, there _was_ a considerable amount of soot in them when I had the plugs out before. May try this today, it's pretty easy to

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-06 Thread Jim Cathey
Pulled the hood ornament. Looking at the manual, the old epoxied POS, and the (partial) new star I now see what the huge spring to the bottom of the grille is about: the locking collar is missing (on both ornament assemblies!) and the heavy spring is what's holding the whole mess in. The old

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-06 Thread Harry Watkins
Where do you plan to market it? Harry - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Pulled the hood ornament. Looking at the manual, the old epoxied POS, and the (partial) new star I now see what the huge spring to the bottom of the grille is about: the locking collar is

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-06 Thread Jim Cathey
Where do you plan to market it? Thought I'd start with the Spokane, Seattle, and Portland Craig's lists. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Dropped by the U-Pull yesterday, and found three better door checks (the one on the car I already replaced is great, the other three are only so-so), an intact piece of wind lace for the driver's door, and a passenger-side under-dash panel that has the firewall-side black part. (This is a later

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-04 Thread Jim Cathey
Drove it to band tonight. Raining, car full of the family. It just purred down the road, smoothly on cruise control with the wipers doing their job, and I was feeling rather smug. With the underdash panels on it's nice and quiet. It shaped up rather nicely, I think. Will miss it, a bit.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-04-04 Thread Harry Watkins
Neat Jim, I'm glad its working out so well Harry - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:05 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon Drove it to band tonight. Raining, car full

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-30 Thread Jim Cathey
Done. (Except for the hood ornament.) I even waxed it. Need to do a photo shoot now, then I can list it. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-29 Thread R A Bennell
Remind me - what year is this car? Randy B -Original Message- cleared off

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-29 Thread Desert Rat
Jim, please advise if there are any homes for sale in your neighborhoodI desperately need you for a neighbor! Your patience and perseverance are commendable. On 3/28/06, R A Bennell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Remind me - what year is this car? Randy B -Original Message- cleared

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-29 Thread Jim Cathey
Remind me - what year is this car? 1979. Manual HVAC windows. Anybody got a good price on a used hood star for it? Will probably have to buy new, otherwise. We're ready to put it on, as the last 'pre-detailing' step. The only other _new_ part we've put on the car is fuel line. Everything

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-29 Thread Mitch Haley
Jim Cathey wrote: Remind me - what year is this car? 1979. Manual HVAC windows. Anybody got a good price on a used hood star for it? Will probably have to buy new, otherwise. I don't believe you CAN buy new. IIRC, it was superceeded by a 201 part. (or was the 116 superceeded by the

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-28 Thread Jim Cathey
I admire your persistence and patience. I have projects laying around from *gasp* twenty plus years that need attention. Where do you find the time and motivation for such things? Gotta admit I like your writing style too. Been out of work since last May! -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-28 Thread Jim Cathey
More progress. -- Jim March 27, 2006 Finally, moving on. I glued the loose passenger map pocket to the door skin. Inelegant, but should work. I was careful so that it can be removed fairly cleanly if the pocket should ever get replaced. ...On a freeway test drive today the cruise worked

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-27 Thread Jim Cathey
(The cruise is fixed. What a nightmare!) -- Jim March 25, 2006 Removed the test contacts in the amplifier and put it back in its case. Put together the bench vacuum pump again now that its glue has had a chance to dry. When stuffed inside its foam 'football' it's really quite quiet. It

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-27 Thread Rick Knoble
(The cruise is fixed. What a nightmare!) -- Jim I admire your persistence and patience. I have projects laying around from *gasp* twenty plus years that need attention. Where do you find the time and motivation for such things? Gotta admit I like your writing style too. Rick Knoble '85

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-27 Thread Harry Watkins
Congratulations Jim. Harry - Original Message - From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:31 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon (The cruise is fixed. What a nightmare!) -- Jim March 25, 2006

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-25 Thread Jim Cathey
So I looked up the spec, and when I disconnected all the auxiliary stuff and measured the vacuum rise at the tap when the engine was started after exhausting the brake booster it took about 12 seconds at idle to bring it back to 15 Hg, about 1/2 Bar. (This appears to be a 10 brake booster, so

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-24 Thread Jim Cathey
Status from the last couple of days: March 23, 2006 Resurrected the cruise control bench test setup. Started fiddling with the amplifier. Acts right, near as I can tell. I did resolder some parts around the relay, it seemed to be a bit sensitive to tapping in that area. The waveform to the

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-23 Thread Jim Cathey
had a really pleasant chat with Jim when he came by to get the hubcaps. Nice family and that 240D is a SUPERB car for what it is. I must bow down to Jim's ability to take dead iron and make it come back to life. The car got all the way to Seattle from Spokane and most likely will get even

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-22 Thread redghost
had a really pleasant chat with Jim when he came by to get the hubcaps. Nice family and that 240D is a SUPERB car for what it is. I must bow down to Jim's ability to take dead iron and make it come back to life. The car got all the way to Seattle from Spokane and most likely will get even

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-19 Thread redghost
] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 5:32 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon We're planning to fill up both tanks in Idaho tomorrow and drive to Seattle and back in the car. The shakedown cruise. Fuel is a lot cheaper in Idaho, in case you're

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-19 Thread David Brodbeck
Craig McCluskey wrote: I use a piece of piano wire with a hook bent at the end. Coincidentally, I have one of those too. It's a special tool I made for removing Honda window cranks. David Brodbeck '83 300D Turbo

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-19 Thread Zeitgeist
A'yup! I still occasionally get folks stopping by out 'o' the blue to ask if my cars are for sale, or if I know where to find others. Craig's List apparently has turned into a gold mine for some high-power diesel sellers. I'd certainly sell yer rig over on this side of the divide, if'n you want

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-18 Thread Jim Cathey
The 'new' differential is in, and the whine is gone. Whew. I clock it as a seven hour job, not counting putting a differential back in Smelly. On the plus side now I've taken a rear subframe off of a car, so it's no longer a scary thing. We're planning to fill up both tanks in Idaho tomorrow

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-18 Thread Jim Cathey
We're planning to fill up both tanks in Idaho tomorrow and drive to Seattle and back in the car. The shakedown cruise. Fuel is a lot cheaper in Idaho, in case you're curious. Effectively the car is 'done', though there are a few small things left to do. I'm into it a conservative 80 hours of

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-18 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon The 'new' differential is in, and the whine is gone. Whew. I clock it as a seven hour job, not counting putting a differential back in Smelly. On the plus side now I've taken a rear subframe off of a car, so it's no longer a scary

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-18 Thread Woodlandtaylors
:32 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon We're planning to fill up both tanks in Idaho tomorrow and drive to Seattle and back in the car. The shakedown cruise. Fuel is a lot cheaper in Idaho, in case you're curious. Effectively the car is 'done', though

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Heh...yeah, I have the little gnomes with hammers, all right. This is the one that you need a press to change, right? I've never used one. Careful use of an oven and freezer, and some soapy water and a hammer have worked for me. (Freeze bearing, heat support to 200 degrees, slick 'em up and

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
I drained the black glop (literally!) out of the differential. I've never seen such goopy stuff. The first mound of it that fell out into the drain pan, before I got the ooze going through the hole to the inside, stayed there during the entire operation. It was like black runny peanut butter.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread David Brodbeck
Jim Cathey wrote: Heh...yeah, I have the little gnomes with hammers, all right. This is the one that you need a press to change, right? I've never used one. Careful use of an oven and freezer, and some soapy water and a hammer have worked for me. (Freeze bearing, heat support to 200

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 16, 2006, at 2:06 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: This is the one that you need a press to change, right? David Brodbeck Not necessarily. Use your imagination if you don't have access to a press. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread OK Don
I just changed the center bearing on the '78 450SLC this afternoon. Note - MARK the alignment of the front/rear sections BEFORE you pull them apart!!! I keep reading about loosening the clamping nut to be able to slide the shafts apart, but I've never needed to (four cars now) - they just slide

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 16, 2006, at 8:31 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: Hmm. Okay, I guess that cuts down the number of special tools required, although it still looks like I'd need a two-arm puller. I'm really not too sure if this is something I can do in my apartment parking lot. The shop manual makes it

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Woodlandtaylors
Jim, Did smelly have a diff with it? Dennis T -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.385 / Virus Database: 268.2.4/282 - Release Date: 3/15/2006

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread David Brodbeck
John Berryman wrote: Another simple job. all you need to do is unbolt both ends and center support, possibly loosen the nut on the drive shaft pry the shaft out of flex discs. Try not to mangle the bearing shield when removing the bearing and don't forget to match mark the two

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:56:11 -0800 David Brodbeck [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: They also claim you need a special tool to remove and install the half shafts from the hubs, but I've heard several people here say they just slide in and out by hand. They do. Craig

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Thanks, that sounds do-able. Is it me, or does the manual make a lot of these jobs more complicated than they need to be? They also claim you Often. need a special tool to remove and install the half shafts from the hubs, but I've heard several people here say they just slide in and out by

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Did smelly have a diff with it? Not when I got it, that's why it was so #$%$ hard to move! I bought one at the U-Pull and installed it some time ago, just so I could move the car around. It irked me at the time that I had to put a good differential in since it only needed a bad one to hold

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Hmm. Okay, I guess that cuts down the number of special tools required, although it still looks like I'd need a two-arm puller. I'm really not Puller's easier, but a hammer and a drift will probably do the trick. Tap, tap, tap... too sure if this is something I can do in my apartment

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 16, 2006, at 10:56 PM, David Brodbeck wrote: Thanks, that sounds do-able. Is it me, or does the manual make a lot of these jobs more complicated than they need to be? I read manuals, always have but I often find legitimate short-cuts or different procedures than are published.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 16, 2006, at 11:47 PM, Jim Cathey wrote: I've done many half-shafts, and used no special tools. Oh, a small pair of vise-grips for pulling and reinstalling the little retaining clips. Is that special? -- Jim Yes, very special. Johnny B. I Mac Therefore I am

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Potter, Tom E
PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David Brodbeck Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:32 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon ... The shop manual makes it look like a pretty major undertaking. Just getting the driveshaft out and back in is eight pages and involves jacking up

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Raining, great. I got the parts car (Smelly) jacked up and put some little jack stands and big firewood pieces underneath it for safety. The differential came down and out a lot easier than I remember it going in. It only took an hour to get it into the bed of the truck. Breakfast time! -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Both differentials are now sitting on my tailgate. The 'bad' one has a lot looser pinion than the one that's going in now. Gears look good though. Maybe I could have tightened the pinion nut and fixed it, it certainly would have been a lot easier than dropping the entire rear subframe and I

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-16 Thread michael smith
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Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-16 Thread David Brodbeck
michael smith wrote: Sounds like you need to change the flexi disc in the driveshaft...I changed mine and it made the car so much smoother...she had an unusual shudder when accelerating uphill... Aha! I've had a weird shudder and knocking sound when accelerating hard, especially uphill.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-16 Thread Jim Cathey
Aha! I've had a weird shudder and knocking sound when accelerating hard, especially uphill. Sounds like this could be the culprit. Do I More likely is the center driveline bearing support. Especially if it sounds like the gnomes are underneath your seat whacking on the floor with mallets

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-16 Thread David Brodbeck
Jim Cathey wrote: More likely is the center driveline bearing support. Especially if it sounds like the gnomes are underneath your seat whacking on the floor with mallets under hard acceleration. The center of the driveline is not held in place and it gets an angle in it and starts being

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-15 Thread Jim Cathey
I jacked up the rear of the car again and checked the lube level in the (noisy) differential. It was full, but of a nasty black sludge. I poured in some leftover gear oil I had, I suppose I'm going to have to flush it out and replace the lube altogether. However, I don't know that I trust the

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-15 Thread John Berryman
On Mar 15, 2006, at 11:39 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: Any thoughts out there? -- Jim Driveshaft center bearing? May be the tranny mount, I had one that sounded like something bad in the driveline. The noise changed a little at varying loads and went completely away on hard acceleration.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-15 Thread Jim Cathey
Driveshaft center bearing? May be the tranny mount, I had one that sounded like something bad in the driveline. The noise changed a little at varying loads and went completely away on hard acceleration. Does yours sound like a pinion bearing going South? The whine should sound noticeably

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-14 Thread Jim Cathey
From earlier enquiries it looks like I'm missing a piece of the throttle linkage, a weirdly-bent strap of metal into which the idle knob link attaches. It's a strap of metal with one end as if it were bent around a stick and a long tail left on one side, and it's carefully shaped to fit within

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-13 Thread Jim Cathey
I washed the seat tracks out in the solvent tank, they (all four of them) were filthy. I then spray-lubed the tracks with lithium grease and reassembled the seat. No real problem (though time-consuming) except that while reinstalling the seat I snapped off the front handle! Aargh! _This_

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-12 Thread David Brodbeck
Jim Cathey wrote: Replaced the horns. For whatever reason, both old ones were dead. Seems to be pretty common in salt country. I think the rust gets them. When I got my Mercedes, one horn was dead from being rammed into the bottom of a ditch, and the other died a few months later. I put in a

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-12 Thread Jim Cathey
Replaced the horns. For whatever reason, both old ones were dead. Seems to be pretty common in salt country. I think the rust gets them. This, of course, is a rust-free car. I think there was a high curb incident at one point, though. pair of high-tone air horns instead, because they

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-12 Thread Jim Cathey
I pulled the passenger seat so that I could clean the tracks and put a new side (height) adjustment handle on. Unfortunately the U-Pull seat I bought didn't have a height adjuster for the passenger, and I find when I look closely that the fore/aft adjuster handle that I had planned to graft in

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-11 Thread Jim Cathey
Today's progress. Speaking of glow plugs, it is possible to work on and modify the old series-plug relay. Replaced the horns. For whatever reason, both old ones were dead. The vacuum tank had leaked down by morning, I don't suppose that is a surprise. I next tackled the glow plug relay, which

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-11 Thread ms . 300SD
Jim, I am so glad that you are having such a fun time with this car. Lynn in WA

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-10 Thread Jim Cathey
I had a busy day! From the log: B. Arctic weather again! Had to use the heat gun to thaw the door enough to open. Before I got too cold I managed to fabricate the missing link for the throttle junk, so now the cruise can be hooked up again. (I'm sure the amplifier is broken, but it'll

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-10 Thread kevin kraly
Now come on over and swap some parts over for me when you get some time! Actually, I'm looking forward to getting this 240D and having some fun with it. I'm glad that you're having some fun with yours! Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon 1973 220D

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-09 Thread Jim Cathey
Out shopping I picked up some light bulbs to finish today's job, and while I was at it I did a gross test of the 0-60 time. (One-one thousand, two-one thousand...) Roughly 25 seconds, which is in the ballpark for these. Having putted around on errands in this thing I must say that except for

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-09 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
+ miles 1990 300D 2.5t, 129K miles Wickford, RI -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Jim Cathey Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 8:28 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon Out shopping I picked up some light

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Jim Cathey
Oh man! What am I in for with this old slushy 240D? An exercise in patience, I'd say. Can anybody tell me what the normal driving/shifting characteristics of this 79 240D would be? It seems reluctant to downshift on its own which doesn't help matters any. (And rarely [if ever] starts out in

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread kevin kraly
(And rarely [if ever] starts out in 1 unless the lever is in L.) How's the kickdown switch? Does the kickdown solinoid click when depressed? If not, that would be quite depressing! Good luck with that thing! Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon 1973 220D PS. What's your resale price gonna be for that

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread redghost
Maybe it needs more Drive It Like You Stole It to get the cobwebs out. Fresh fuel and a few hundred highway miles. Maybe you should round trip to Moses Lake On Sunday, March 5, 2006, at 09:46 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: The brakes and wheel bearing seem to be sorted out, the car drives fairly

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of kevin kraly Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 6:07 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon Car drove just fine, and due to the rain no bugs were endangered by the back window. Oh man! What am I in for with this old slushy 240D? If I

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Jim Cathey
How's the kickdown switch? Does the kickdown solinoid click when depressed? If not, that would be quite depressing! Switch clicks, but I've not checked into the electrical part of it yet. Never even had the fuse box cover off yet! But the lights work, looks like I might drive it to band

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Jim Cathey
PS. What's your resale price gonna be for that 240D once its ready to go with the bugs all cleaned off the rear window? Unsure. I'm trying to make money off of this one though, as an experiment. $2k? With much Bio blah blah trumpeting? -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Ed Booher
On 3/6/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: own which doesn't help matters any. (And rarely [if ever] starts out in 1 unless the lever is in L.) But the linkage is already pulling as hard on the tranny's lever as will let the throttle go to full stop. Jim, Don't know from practical

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ed Booher Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 8:59 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon On 3/6/06, Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: own which doesn't help matters any. (And rarely [if ever] starts out in 1 unless the lever

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-07 Thread Jim Cathey
The Bondo job on the headlight surround seems to have been successful. Looks a lot better now, though it is a solid painted item. Am doing the other one now. I thought about having my wife paint a 'bloodshot eye' effect, but I don't know if that's a great idea or not. Anything has got to be

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread redghost
A new chain will be peened, and the old chain would have the clip link. At least that is how the chain from Rusty came to me, and IIRC, the list has mentioned the need to peen or use the special chain tool. also not to reuse the clip link On Thursday, March 2, 2006, at 06:49 PM, Jim Cathey

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread Jim Cathey
A new chain will be peened, and the old chain would have the clip link. At least that is how the chain from Rusty came to me, and IIRC, the list has mentioned the need to peen or use the special chain tool. also not to reuse the clip link I found no clip link, nor signs of sloppy peening.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Cathey Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 5:07 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon I'd be happy to take and send you pictures of the throttle linkage of my '79 240D. I am not sure if I have that type of linkage you are looking for or not-mine is a series of rods

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread Marshall Booth
redghost wrote: A new chain will be peened, and the old chain would have the clip link. At least that is how the chain from Rusty came to me, and IIRC, the list has mentioned the need to peen or use the special chain tool. also not to reuse the clip link An original chain or one that's

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread redghost
Pierced IP diaphragm? On Friday, March 3, 2006, at 07:11 AM, Jim Cathey wrote: If it's off one tooth (cam gear), you won't be able to turn the engine by hand - a piston will hit a valve. I had a one tooth jump the first time I changed a timing chain - there was no doubt. Backed it up one

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-06 Thread Jim Cathey
Dog needed to go to the vet, so I popped out the back seat and put in the dog bed instead and we went to town. Car drove just fine, and due to the rain no bugs were endangered by the back window. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Here is my car, right down to the auxiliary fuel tank. Mine looks the same, but it measures out more like 20 gallons not the 50 this guy claims. Except, of course, this car is a couple of years newer with a lot less miles, and in generally excellent condition. Unlike mine.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Brian Chase
your car looks like, Jim. Brian 83 240D From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mercedes Discussion List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 22:16:25 -0800 Here is my car, right down to the auxiliary

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
Chase Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 3:09 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon The seller wrote: Inside, the car feels fresh and inviting. and pulls hills easily with passengers aboard. The transmission shifts properly, and downshifts with a dab of your toe

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Jim Cathey
Holy cats, this guy is, how you say, on crack. The thing pulls hills? With 70 gallons of fuel and with passengers and an automatic? Did he fail to mention the twin turbo chargers? More like 45 gallons. Good to see what your car looks like, Jim. More like: ...car used to look like! Anybody

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Jim Cathey
The brakes and wheel bearing seem to be sorted out, the car drives fairly normally on the road now. Smelly provided a replacement front hub (with all the trimmings). Still a gutless pig, I worry about the continued health of bugs flying near my rear window. My first 240D slushbox driving

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon Holy cats, this guy is, how you say, on crack. The thing pulls hills? With 70 gallons of fuel and with passengers and an automatic? Did he fail to mention the twin turbo chargers? More like 45 gallons. Good to see what your car

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Dwight E. Giles, Jr
To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon The brakes and wheel bearing seem to be sorted out, the car drives fairly normally on the road now. Smelly provided a replacement front hub (with all the trimmings). Still a gutless pig, I worry about the continued health

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread kevin kraly
Still a gutless pig, I worry about the continued health of bugs flying near my rear window. My first 240D slushbox driving experience, this must be what everybody's talking about. All of my W123's were NA 300 slushboxes which some say are gutless pigs, but still faster than a slushbox 240D

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-05 Thread Jim Cathey
I'd be happy to take and send you pictures of the throttle linkage of my '79 240D. I am not sure if I have that type of linkage you are looking for or not-mine is a series of rods with pivots that goes over top of the valve cover. If that's it' let me know and I'll happy to shoot and send. My

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-04 Thread Mitch Haley
kevin kraly wrote: If a tooth equals 18 degrees, is it true that the cam gear has 20 teeth for 360 degrees? No, that would mean the crank sprocket has 20 teeth and the cam IP have 40. One tooth equals 18 degrees at the crank, not at the cam.

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-04 Thread ms . 300SD
Wow, Jim! I am so glad to hear this. especially after yesterday! Lynn in WA

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-04 Thread Jim Cathey
If a tooth equals 18 degrees, is it true that the cam gear has 20 teeth for 360 degrees? No, that would mean the crank sprocket has 20 teeth and the cam IP have 40. One tooth equals 18 degrees at the crank, not at the cam. Or some ratio. I don't think there's quite 40 teeth on the cam

Re: [MBZ] Project 240D in Oregon

2006-03-04 Thread kevin kraly
No, that would mean the crank sprocket has 20 teeth and the cam IP have 40. Ah, that makes sense! The crank turns twice the number of revolutions as the cam. Kevin in Hillsboro Oregon 1973 220D project

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