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Cosmetic / Re: Leather seat upholstery kits
« Last post by Cth350 on April 06, 2021, 11:38:19 PM »
I just read his feedback profile. Lots of positives, very few negatives, all with reasonable responses.

My guess is that he's a level headed, intelligent bloke and as long as you pay by credit card, you might well get what you paid for.
(Presuming your credit card company will help get you a refund in the face of that statement being faulty).

Introductions / Re: Greetings from Austin, TX
« Last post by Cth350 on April 06, 2021, 11:34:27 PM »
Al (Ali Al-Abbasi) from Carrollton is hopefully around. -CTH
Introductions / Greetings from Austin, TX
« Last post by pbryantr on April 05, 2021, 07:37:53 AM »
Howdy Fintail Folks!

I'm Bryant, here with my newly acquired '61 220.  I'll be checking in with lots of questions!

I picked up the 220 from a gentleman who brought it from Nebraska.  The car is pretty straight but needs some attention before it starts and runs.  I'm in the process of making a punch list and picking up parts.  I look forward to getting this car back on the road.

Are there any other Texans here?
Cosmetic / Leather seat upholstery kits
« Last post by W111james on April 05, 2021, 12:47:57 AM »
Hello, Has anybody had experience with this type of pre-made leather seat upholstery kit? In this case from QualityTopsandInteriors on eBay. The pics look good, but I'm just as gullible as the next guy. Would appreciate any feedback. James (in Sydney)
Progress / Re: 1963 Green 190D - pictures
« Last post by nordon on April 02, 2021, 05:38:22 PM »
What a beautiful car! Jealous of the color!
Mechanical / Re: Front Wheel Camber Adjustment
« Last post by PeterPortugal 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 / Re: Front Wheel Camber Adjustment
« Last post by Cth350 on March 28, 2021, 12:34:13 PM »
It's been about 30 years since I've talked to anybody about front end alignment on a king pin suspension.
Won't your choice of rotation make a subtle change in ride height and the adjustment of the flat spring in front would need a follow-up?

Mechanical / Front Wheel Camber Adjustment
« Last post by PeterPortugal 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?


Vehicles / Re: WTB: W111 W112 coupe or convertible projects
« Last post by SamOrSung on February 25, 2021, 07:50:31 AM »
Hi for some reason I didn't get a notification, Please dm me. thanks
Parts / Re: DIY universal
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on February 16, 2021, 09:14:49 PM »
Very neat! I did not know such a thing existed.
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