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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.

Parts / Re: For Sale: 13" Wheel Trim Rings
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:49:34 PM »
Prices lowered. Set #1: $40. Set #2: $25. Set #3: $15.

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

Parts / Re: For Sale: Ignition Distributor For M127 220SE?
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:47:43 PM »
Now $40 plus shipping.

Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« on: August 02, 2019, 06:19:01 PM »
You've accomplished a lot with that vehicle and it should give you and others who see it plenty of enjoyment for years to come. Thanks for keeping us updated on the progress.

Mechanical / Re: 220b Not Starting after I "Fixed" it...
« on: July 13, 2019, 02:11:33 PM »
Also, you should inspect the metal parts of the rotor and the cap where the edge of the rotor sends the electricity to it. If the metal isn't shiny and clean, you can scrape off oxidization with a little flat blade screwdriver or maybe sandpaper.

Mechanical / Re: 220b Not Starting after I "Fixed" it...
« on: July 13, 2019, 02:09:02 PM »
I'd wipe down the inside of the distributor with a paper towel or rag to get the majority of the oil residue off. It's probably oil vapors from the engine that settled and not likely to affect anything.

The points should be completely closed when the flat spots of the distributor cam are touching them. Only when the tips, or the very center of the high spots of the cam are touching the points should the gap be set. It would be a good idea to take a paper towel with brake parts cleaner sprayed on it and to run it between the point halves to clean them. Or maybe just run some paperboard up and down between the points. You can actually take sandpaper (maybe 400 grit) and slide it back and forth between the points to clean them if they are really dirty. What you want is to end up with is a set of points that is clean and properly adjusted.

I installed a Pertronix electronic ignition system in my roommate's 1965 W111 220S, and it replaces points. So, there is no more need to adjust or replace points. It's just a little plastic box that fits where the points used to go, and a magnet sleeve that fits under the rotor.

I have a set of four if you are still looking...

I am, but it's bad timing right now. My finances are a mess. But maybe in a few months if they are still around.

Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« on: June 30, 2019, 03:00:30 PM »
That's one of those things that makes a big improvement in appearance. I'm sure the previous owner would be amazed at the progress you've made.

Vehicles / Re: Vehicles For Sale Elsewhere
« on: June 27, 2019, 01:35:54 PM »
What a great deal here--it has a sunroof, a good engine, a front seat armrest, and the headrests alone are worth the $1,000 price. Just look at the condition of the dashboard pad and steering wheel. This brings me back to the good old days of cheap fintails in the Pacific Northwest.

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Spain
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:00:49 AM »
That car is amazing! Not only the condition, but the sunroof, flag holders, and front and rear headrests.

Mechanical / Re: Are my Accelerating Pump Nozzles Clogged?
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »
It looks like good flow to me, but admittedly I don't really know what the proper flow is supposed to look like. I still haven't figured out why my roommate's 1965 W111 220S takes much cranking for the engine to start, and I've tried everything I know. I could never figure out how to set the timing, either, so I did it by ear.

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Los Angeles
« on: June 15, 2019, 10:34:41 PM »
Welcome, Charles! That's an impressive Euro coupe and a great start. It even has the elusive Behr air conditioning unit.

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