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Off-Topic / Re: Euro Tags
« Last post by fitts07 on May 14, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
I ended up getting a late 1960's german tag, its an oval. I think it will look decent once i get it put on.
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on May 12, 2019, 05:12:23 PM »
It's good that you replaced the plastic sheets over the holes in the door. It's also brave of you to replace the door card material. While the old card can usually be flattened out to some extent, having new perfectly flat ones will be nice.
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by LWB250 on May 12, 2019, 03:13:24 PM »
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Fintails / The Mercedes 280SE Coupe Is the Ultimate Vintage Two-Door Cruiser
« Last post by Evlkarl on May 10, 2019, 09:14:13 PM »


Can,t remember if I posted this one already if so well here it is again. ::) :D

When it comes to cruising, it's hard to beat an old Benz. They're comfortable, spacious, and look the part. Jayesh Patel, subject of this latest Petrolicious video, knows this well, which is why he loves his 1968 280SE Coupe so much.

Patel got his love of cars from his uncle, who raced in rallies in their home country of Kenya. Since he was a boy, he watched his uncle compete, and even sometimes got picked up from school in the rally car. Patel's father owned a W110 "Fintail," which caused him to fall in love with the Mercedes brand, and the W111 specifically.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a26676968/mercedes-benz-280se-coupe-petrolicious-video/
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Off-Topic / Re: Euro Tags
« Last post by Evlkarl on May 10, 2019, 08:28:18 PM »
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Somewhere in my huge license plate collection I have a set of oval Zoll plates stamped "Daimler- Benz Stuttgart" that came in my tourist delivery 6.3.

 you do not get them anymore when you do a Euro Delivery. :(
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on May 05, 2019, 10:08:47 PM »
Probably the most fulfilling part of doing this was discovering that I didn't have to drop the rear axle to remove the support arm, despite several people telling me it couldn't be done in-frame.  Apparently that's not the case, as I had no problem doing it whatsoever.

Dan

I've been there. One example was people telling me it was impossible to replace the front crank seal without removing the radiator. I showed them.
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by LWB250 on May 05, 2019, 09:33:18 PM »
Pretty fascinating. I'm doing the same thing (sealing up differential and pressing on driveshaft center bearing) on a W116. It's similar in some ways and very different in others. If only the cars we buy would have the same attention done and it all documented in a blog like this.

Probably the most fulfilling part of doing this was discovering that I didn't have to drop the rear axle to remove the support arm, despite several people telling me it couldn't be done in-frame.  Apparently that's not the case, as I had no problem doing it whatsoever.

Dan
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on May 05, 2019, 08:02:23 PM »
Pretty fascinating. I'm doing the same thing (sealing up differential and pressing on driveshaft center bearing) on a W116. It's similar in some ways and very different in others. If only the cars we buy would have the same attention done and it all documented in a blog like this.
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Progress / Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Last post by LWB250 on May 05, 2019, 07:36:21 PM »
Not that anyone will notice, since it seems like this place has died a very quiet death, I replaced a leaky pinion seal and all of the rubber bits on the rear axle:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/5/4_Rear_Complete!.html

Dan
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Mechanical / Re: Rear Axle Adjustment with Cross Arm Rubber Replacement
« Last post by LWB250 on May 04, 2019, 07:38:45 PM »
Rear axle and all related rubber bits have been replaced and are in operation. Last thing I have to do are the trailing arm bushings, which I'll do in a couple of weeks.

No problem getting everything reassembled, even the centering rod and bushings. Putting some upward pressure on the differential gave me enough to get the nut started on the end of the rod.

Did a short test drive to let everything settle and get the center bearing carrier where it needs to be before tightening it up. Tomorrow I'll take it for a drive when I go to bust some clays at my sporting clays range. Gotta reward myself after all this work...

Dan
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