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Vehicles / Re: Vehicles For Sale Elsewhere
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:33:53 AM »
My dream car is for sale for only $93,654.27! It's a Mercedes W111 Universal wagon with a sunroof, late style rear view mirrors, turn signals on the tops of the fenders, and a split second row bench seat.

https://www.classicdigest.com/cars/mercedes-benz/230s-w111-fintail/160011?fbclid=IwAR1jwg3gncOAXnxNMBSIKBKNAClH9v6PIFUUc_gbNgX_nM09mrhqx1Q64vw





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Introductions / Re: Hello from Dallas
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:45:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum! I hope you get to spend time behind the wheel of your cars.

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Fintails / Re: Unsafe tail lights in modern traffic
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:43:34 PM »
Thanks for the advice! In the end I let them take it, but a great mechanic and friend of mine is bidding on it at the auction. I believe that he will end up with the car, which I'm very happy about. He knows these cars inside and out and will slowly fix the damage.

Oh, no... but also good if your friend gets it. Say hi to Michael for me (I feel there is a 95% chance that's who it is)!

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Cosmetic / Re: Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:03:12 PM »
I found this online that may help you:


Mercedes WORKSHOP MANUAL BODYWORK W111 220SEb Coupe Convertible 1961-1966

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254398616760

Yes, that's it!

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Cosmetic / Re: Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:14:49 PM »
At one point there was someone on eBay selling "crash repair sheets" for the W111, which were issued by Mercedes and showed how to correctly repair severe crash damage and replace panels. I couldn't find them just now, however.

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Fintails / Re: Unsafe tail lights in modern traffic
« on: November 18, 2019, 10:00:09 AM »
Ask for a cash settlement in which you keep the car.  It will be a little lower than what they offer you just to total the car and take it but then you can have it fixed yourself.

I agree with this.

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Fintails / Re: Unsafe tail lights in modern traffic
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:46:39 PM »
Darn, I would have thought it would be a simple matter of welding in a new rear panel. That's really unfortunate.

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Fintails / Re: Unsafe tail lights in modern traffic
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:47:04 AM »
I have found that the bulb holders on fintails NEVER seem to work! No matter how much I've cleaned them and squished them with pliers so the bulbs fit snug, the bulbs only work intermittently. And this is on several different ones. Modifying the bulb holders so LEDs will fit (with glue, I think?) might be a really good thing--not only for brightness, but reliability as well.

Using aluminum tape on the bulb holder housing to increase reflectivity might work even better than paint. I've known people to do this on headlight reflectors, and even polish the tape to make it brighter.

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Fintails / Re: Unsafe tail lights in modern traffic
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:09:17 PM »
Ugh! This shows the results of a moment of carelessness by an inattentive driver. Such a shame. I hope it gets repaired.

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Mechanical / Re: 1968 230 no start (carbs)
« on: September 01, 2019, 04:10:29 PM »
Did you synchronize the carburetors? There is a special tool that's needed to do this. I've not used one, but I hear it's crucial to getting the car to run right.

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Mechanical / Re: Jacking up the Car and Fuel System
« on: August 31, 2019, 01:19:51 AM »
That should be the correct one. I actually like clear plastic filters so I can see the quality of the fuel and if the filter is getting plugged with debris. You can probably find a large size clear one at an auto parts store, but it's all preference, really. The filter currently on there may be too small anyway.

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Mechanical / Re: Jacking up the Car and Fuel System
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:26:25 AM »
It looks like someone used a fuel filter for a lawnmower. It should be able to be replaced with whatever Pelican Parts has that they say fits.

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Vehicles / Re: 1965 220SEb on BaT
« on: August 23, 2019, 12:25:42 AM »
I didn't realize you were selling your car. I'm sad to see it go, but it is certainly much better for all your efforts and the new owner should be able to enjoy it with minimal upkeep.

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Parts / Re: For Sale: W110 190D/200D Valve Cover
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:50:20 PM »
Price lowered to $35.

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Parts / Re: For Sale: Left Side W111/W111 Sedan Taillight Bulb Holder
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:48:04 PM »
Now $10 plus shipping.

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