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Introductions / Re: Hello from Baltimore
« Last post by Cth350 on September 29, 2020, 11:06:52 PM »
Hola!  Still haven't gotten that transmission fixed?  Ouch.

-CTH
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Introductions / Re: Hello from Baltimore
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on September 26, 2020, 08:41:24 PM »
Welcome to Fintail.org! Great job on getting the engine running again. I wish you the same success in the transmission work.
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Introductions / Hello from Baltimore
« Last post by Baltobenz on September 26, 2020, 06:47:36 PM »
I saw the link to this forum on the M100 board a while ago and it just occurred to me that this is where I need to be with my 66 300se coupe. Im glad to see a lot of familiar names here and looking forward to the exchange of technical info. Heres a summary of what Im dealing with:

M189 threw a rod in 2012
acquired a replacement M189 and trans which had been stored in a barn for 30 years
Covid-19 provided me with the time to swap them into my 300se coupe
Got it running and driving, better than it ever did, and put about 400 miles on it
Now I have a severely malfunctioning automatic transmission

More on this in the appropriate forums soon. In the meantime, heres some M189 out-of-car first start videos for you viewing pleasure:
https://youtu.be/ESR5d3XGit4
https://youtu.be/JZI_sutNJgI
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Parts / Re: Parts For Sale Elsewhere
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on September 20, 2020, 01:06:36 AM »
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Progress / Re: 220Sb project fail
« Last post by Squiggle Dog on September 13, 2020, 11:59:17 AM »
Car has been sold complete (buyer wanted for a manual trans conversion). Thanks to those who expressed interest and purchased parts.

I saw the car in the Facebook group!
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Progress / Re: 220Sb project fail
« Last post by hanno2s on September 13, 2020, 11:27:25 AM »
Car has been sold complete (buyer wanted for a manual trans conversion). Thanks to those who expressed interest and purchased parts.
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Mechanical / Horsehair Air filters
« Last post by Aguila_Uno on September 04, 2020, 08:51:38 AM »
Just read an article on air filters from Bruce Adams (specific to 190SLs) where he mentions that he removes the horsehair filter and puts in a regular K&N filter instead to improve air flow in our engines. I have oil bath filters in both my Fintails which have the horsehair filter. As per the article it seems that they are good at filtering dirt particles but not as good in terms of airflow.

What is everyone using in terms of air filters? Has anyone tried to remove the horsehair filter and gone with a regular one instead and did you notice any improvements?
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Mechanical / Re: What Headlights Do You Use?
« Last post by Cth350 on August 29, 2020, 09:12:13 PM »
If you just replaced the traditional US style sealed beams with H1 bulbs, they draw more current.  If you harness is old and brittle, that may not be ideal.  Lots of folks have also added relays, so that the old harness wiring is limited to the current required to flip the relay and new wire is run to deliver current to the new lights.

Google "Daniel Stern Mercedes Headlight Relays". He runs a lighting company and published schematics ages ago. Bonus credit if you use vintage relays to keep the look and feel.

-CTH
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Mechanical / Re: What Headlights Do You Use?
« Last post by mb101 on August 27, 2020, 11:15:39 PM »
I just installed the Hella H4 headlight. It was pretty straightforward. I went ahead and installed them on both low beam headlights.
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