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Parts / Wanted M127 alternator bracket and adjuster
« Last post by perry113 on August 07, 2021, 07:24:01 PM »
I am looking for an alternator bracket and adjuster and all of the associated hardware from a 230sl or 220seb 1964 and on.
Thinking of converting my 1963 220seb generator to 1964 220seb and 230SL alternator.
My email is
peterperry911113@gmail.com
Thanks
Peter
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Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Robin on June 17, 2021, 04:43:14 PM »
Sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends, both real and virtual.
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Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Scoot on June 16, 2021, 04:44:21 PM »
In case anyone is interested there is a memorial fund that has been started to try to cover expenses....    https://gofund.me/a5f21e4e
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Introductions / Re: The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Bidart39 on June 16, 2021, 02:58:03 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this.
I know he posted a lot and was always helping others on this forum, as well as other forums. His contagious enthusiasm and willingness to help others will be missed, though I'm sure he had a great many other great qualities.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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Introductions / The passing of Scott Alexander Buchanan, a.k.a. Squiggle Dog
« Last post by Scoot on June 15, 2021, 06:38:36 PM »
A much loved friend of mine, and founder of the Fintail.org forum passed away the morning of June 13, 2021 due to a very aggressive cancer.  He will be missed by many.
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Parts / FOR SALE: Early Style Window Motor Drive Couplings
« Last post by wwheeler on June 02, 2021, 10:32:35 PM »
Along with the rear quarter roller kits, I also needed the rubber drive couplings for the early style Mercedes windows. These couplings fit ALL models with power windows with the two wire motors. The later models ('69 and up) used the three wire motors and the switch gear moved to the center console. Like the roller kits, I have a few extra that I am willing to sell for those who need them. See attached. 1) Is the coupling 2) is installed between the motor and gear head 3) rear qtr window installation. Again, this coupling fits ALL power window sets ups, front or rear.

The factory Mercedes part takes rubber and sandwiches it with plastic end adapters. The plastic tends to wobble out over time and these new ones are brass adapters. Much more durable. Hard to believe the rubber material is still holding on. Mine were just about ready to sheer apart and why I made new ones. 

Please PM me if you are interested.

 
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Parts / FOR SALE: W111 Rear Quarter Window Roller Sets
« Last post by wwheeler on June 02, 2021, 10:08:30 PM »
I have a limited number of roller sets for the two door W111 cars (coupe and cab). The parts are NLA from Mercedes and I put together these sets for my '68 W111 coupe and have a few left over. I also have very detailed instructions for prep and installation. First attached shows my new set on the right and the factory set on the left. Second attachment shows the guide plate for the quarter window and where the roller sets attach to. Please PM me if you have any interest.

I also have a YouTube to show how much faster these windows operate when properly set up. If you have slow window speed, you can easily burn up the motor or damage the gear head. 

Thank you,

Wallace Wheeler
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Mechanical / Re: New Member, old problem
« Last post by Cth350 on June 01, 2021, 09:34:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum and it sounds like you have an awesome car, even with the transmission issue.

Do you have the full transmission manual? The tear-down and rebuild is a separate book from the rest of "Starting 1959..." service manual.

-CTH
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Mechanical / New Member, old problem
« Last post by JedinDetroit on May 28, 2021, 08:52:04 PM »
Hello fellow enthusiasts,

My name is jed. I live in the Detroit suburbs and Iíve been a Mercedes enthusiast for many years now. I have some history with W116, W108, W109 but just a picked up my first W111. A 66 250se coupe.

I found it locally through a broker who was selling it on the behalf of an estate from an elderly gentleman who is in failing health. Best I can tell the car hasnít run in about 12 years and I bought it as a non-running vehicle. It appears fairly original and complete. During the first few weeks I did a major tuneup, overhauled entire brake system including two siezed calipers, replacing the shocks, flushing the fuel system and replacing all the ribber fuel lines I got the car running. Itís actually been running very well. Replaced some shift linkage bushings in the steering column for the automatic transmission which made a world of difference as the old ones had literally disintegrated. For my latest problem Iíve hit a brick wall.

Iím currently stumped on my frozen linkage on the transmission pressure modulator. Iíve had the classic hard shifts particularly when slowing down and after reading every possible post I could find on this topic I discovered that the linkage was seized. The 3 position solenoid is working however the linkage arm coming out of the transmission modulator is stuck. Iíve been spraying it with PB blaster for about 10 days with no success. I have tried to manhandle the linkage back-and-forth with some vice grips and it will not budge. I got to the point where I was bending the linkage arm so I backed off and straightened up the arm. I went so far as to partially remove the modulator down in the tunnel with the hopes that I could see the internals but I canít get to them with the brown/black plastic intermediate plate in the way. I am stumped! Iím not sure what to do next. I have tried tapping on the arm with a light punch and mallet and again instead of the arm moving i found myself bending the arm. Short of removing the transmission so that I could properly access the passenger side of the transmission (even then i am not sure what i will do) are there any other options? I have read many posts about these linkage arms freezing up but only a couple posts about how to free it up with a lot of elbow grease and lube which has not worked for me. Surprisingly thereís very little corrosion on the exterior of the transmission so Iím wondering if perhaps thereís not something internally wrong thatís locked the linkage? I have the vehicle service manual but it really is quite limited on any transmission internals so i donít really know what i would be dealing with internally.

Anyway sorry for the crazy long post and thanks in advance for any ideas on freeing up this pressure modulator linkage!! Ive attached a pic of the car on its way to its new home.
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Parts / Wtb: W111 End Panel
« Last post by SamOrSung on May 14, 2021, 08:22:23 AM »
Hi I am looking for a w111 end panel. Let me know what you have or know where I can find one please. Thanks Jay
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