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Mechanical / Re: Front Wheel Camber Adjustment
« on: March 28, 2021, 03:19:53 PM »
Hi Charles,

I think you are right but I am not sure which option to take. I think that in the end I will resolve it by trial and error.

Hope you're well, the chassis repair book has come in handy !!



Mechanical / Front Wheel Camber Adjustment
« on: March 23, 2021, 05:10:29 AM »
Hi Guys,

I hope everyone and their families are all well. Thanks Squiggle Dog for more or less single handedly keeping this forum going.

I am adjusting my front wheel camber and ran into something I hadn't considered before starting the job.

The specs for my 1963 220SEb/C call for 0 Degrees and 30 minutes of positive camber. If you set the eccentric bolt at the upper part of the kingpin so the camber is maximum positive (i.e the spindle is located to the maximum outboard position), you then have two choices to reduce the positive camber to achieve the target value. You can rotate the bolt clockwise or anti-clockwise and I assume that both will have the effect of moving the upper part of the kingpin further inboard and reducing the amount of positive camber.

Picture 1 - Spindle adjusted to give Max positive camber
Picture 2 - Spindle adjusted to give Max negative camber
Picture 3 - Midpoint with spindle high
Picture 4 - Midpoint with spindle low

My point is I believe that adjusting the spindle as per pictures 3 and 4 would give you a similar camber so which option should you choose? What other effect could the choice have?



Mechanical / Re: Sway Bar Orientation
« on: January 17, 2021, 03:34:38 AM »
Thanks Squiggle Dog....that blog is quite useful and I am glad it wasn't just me who has had problems,

It is actually easier to put the sway back incorrectly so I think there are probably plenty out there !

Mechanical / Re: Sway Bar Orientation
« on: January 16, 2021, 06:38:48 AM »
HaHa....I can answer my own question after careful inspection.

Those clever German folks actually stamp "Oben" on it and Google Translate tells me that means "Above"

Mechanical / Sway Bar Orientation
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:19:26 AM »
Hi everybody,

Hope you're all well. Like many others I have found myself with some time on my hands recently so my car has benefitted !

I removed and rebuilt the front subframe and suspension but have now run into a small issue.

When I went to refit the sway bar I thought there would be an obvious way to fit it but it seems you can fit it in two possible ways. I am not sure which is the right one. I can best describe it as the sway bar ends which locate on the links with the control arms could be located in a high or low position before tightening the link.

Does anybody have any advice for determining the correct orientation?

The car is a 1963 220Seb

Best Regards


Fintails / Re: Swing Axle Boot Replacement Tools
« on: August 14, 2020, 03:56:15 PM »
Try this guy "Leonardo Peterssen". He posts on as a supplier / restorer of Merc harnesses.

Mechanical / Re: Clips for wiring loom / hood release cable
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:44:46 AM »
Hi Squiggle Dog - thanks so much. That is exactly what I was looking for.

I posted the query on the SL113 forum and drew a blank. I must remember to get on to this one as first port of call.

I did search Authentic classics website too !!

Mechanical / Clips for wiring loom / hood release cable
« on: July 01, 2020, 04:19:58 PM »

Does anybody know the part number of the clips which are used to hold both the wiring loom and hood  release cable inside the engine bay of a W111. As per the picture.

Mechanical / Re: Engine Mount Limit Stops
« on: January 08, 2020, 02:11:11 PM »
Hi Hans,
Thanks for replying. The limit stops on the top of the subframe mounts were definitely W113 only. However, according to my maintenance manual the ones on the engine mounts were used on all models. It even details separate instructions for how to fit them to the correct dimensions, the W113 used a different method.

Mechanical / Engine Mount Limit Stops
« on: December 31, 2019, 07:02:09 AM »
Hi all,

The "limit stop" hardware was missing from the engine mounts when I removed them from my car (1963 220SEb).

As per the image below my car should have the hardware on the left (parts 2, 14 plus the stud and 2 nuts) but it is all missing.

Does anybody know if I can I fit the later version hardware shown on the right (parts 6, 8 & 12) which is more readily available?



Introductions / Re: Hello from Dallas
« on: November 28, 2019, 04:06:51 PM »
Welcome WAllace ! Good to have you on board here too.

Cosmetic / Re: Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 23, 2019, 04:16:39 PM »
Many thanks for the extremely helpful posts.
It's really appreciated.

Cosmetic / Re: Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 22, 2019, 01:59:41 PM »
Thanks Squiggle Dog I will look out for those anyway.

I have actually managed to find some original NOS inner and outer sills and was wondering whether replacing will be easier than repairing.

Cosmetic / Re: Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:22:35 PM »
Thanks for the reply, it sounds like a serious piece of work as you describe !

Cosmetic / Replacing sills (rockers)
« on: November 19, 2019, 02:08:05 PM »
Hi all,
Does anybody have any pictures of the sills (rocker panels) being replaced on their car? I am trying to get an idea about how the inner sill is fitted.
Also if anybody has replaced the jacking points as these little box sections can be bought individually.

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