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W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« on: December 31, 2018, 09:08:33 PM »
Moved my links to my blog for the work I'm doing on my 1965 220SEb from the "Introductions" forum.  I'll post links to the blog updates in this thread for those who might be following.

If you haven't been following, here's a link to the car's web page on my web site:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb.html

Want to dive into the blog?  Here's the archive page so you can start a the beginning:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Archive.html

And if you have been following, today's blog post:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2018/12/31_In_The_Bag.html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 09:05:08 PM »
And despite work getting in the way of progress, I still got a few things done after I got home today:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/1/2_...must_come_to_an_end..html

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 12:49:08 PM »
Not a heckfloss, but a roundbody 220se that I am working on

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 12:54:29 PM »
Not a heckfloss, but a roundbody 220se that I am working on

That's worth a pretty penny, and the Airstream trailer behind it isn't too shabby, either!
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 12:56:46 PM »
And despite work getting in the way of progress, I still got a few things done after I got home today:

http://penoff.com/1965_220SEb_Blog/Entries/2019/1/2_...must_come_to_an_end..html

Dan

It's very satisfying watching the progress. Too many of these cars just set around and are lucky to be kept in good enough condition to move under their own power. I can say from experience that a well-sorted-out fintail is very fun to drive and can be every bit as reliable as a new car. I only got rid of my daily driver fintail because it was very, very rusty and the engine was tired.
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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 01:12:36 PM »
That Airstream is a '62 Bambi. Im nearly done with it. I hope to sell the '59 220se to Europe. Just got the top done, car runs like a watch. 2 plunger injection is sweet!

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 01:23:29 PM »
I just love bringing these cars back to their original condition.  Most of the work is relatively simple, and doesn't require a lot of specialized tools or training (I am a formerly NIASE certified high line car mechanic, so working on these is a real treat!)  Paying attention to the details doesn't take a lot of effort, just time, but it make so much of a difference when it's all said and done.  I don't worry about making them concours quality, but I do try to maintain things as close to original as materials and budget permits.

I haven't driven the car much since I got it as I wanted to get a lot of the engine items sorted before I drove it much.  I've got a transmission fluid drain and fill scheduled this weekend, as my transmission cooler lines are arriving tomorrow, so that's good.  I really want to get the cooling system cleaned out and brought up to snuff, but I've got to get the FrigiKing unit out from under the dash so I can get to the (frozen, of course) heater valves and clean them up and replace their O rings.  I've got new hoses and a thermostat, too, so those will all get installed while I have the system drained.

Then when I can get some road time in with the car I'll get the differential drained and filled with fresh gear lube.  After that I need to take a look at a leaky rear brake cylinder.  Before the heat starts up again I want to get the AC working, too.

Give me a few weeks and I'll get there.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 01:29:50 PM »
Yep, and just a few dollars more!

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 05:23:37 PM »
Couldn't help myself....

Went out into the garage after I was done working today and dropped the FrigiKing out of the bottom of the dash.  It was only four self tapping screws!

Wow!  Did that open up a lot of space in the cabin!  Got at the heater valves.  Left side is moving, right side is not, both are corroded a bit as I expected they would be.  Made a trip to the local Ace Hardware and their aisle of "majik boxes" of hardware and found the bits I needed to make a puller to get the valve cores out.  I might go ahead and drain the cooling system tonight so it can drip overnight and then start in on cleaning up the heater valves in the morning.  After that I'll need to disconnect the AC lines and replace O rings on fittings.  I'm not sure I'm going to mess with replacing or rebuilding AC hoses at this point.  I've got a good hose company here in Tampa that can do it while I wait if I need to.  The low pressure line is just bulk hose with barbed fittings, so that's an easy one anyway.

This will push my transmission drain and fill back to Sunday, probably.

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 07:25:44 PM »
Here's a thread I contributed to in case it helps with the heater valves: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/vintage-mercedes-benz/2964866-w111-1965-220sb-heat-exchanger-hose.html
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 09:28:42 PM »
Big help with the visualization in that thread. Thanks!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've already gotten the hardware I need to make the puller.  One thing I did differently was to use a 4mm wing nut instead of a plain nut to do the pulling.  We'll see how well that works.  I figure if I can't generate enough torque with my fingers I can still turn the wing nut with a crescent wrench.

I've got a meter of the proper hose, so i'll replace the connecting hoses while I'm in there.  The ones that are currently there are definitely the originals with the little cotter pin "tuna can" arrangement.  I'll have to run out to my FLAPS and get some clamps as I know I don't have enough on hand for both hoses.

More as I know it.  Hopefully this will go well - wish me luck!

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 07:33:13 PM »

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Re: W111 1965 220SEb "Restoration" Project
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2019, 12:08:50 AM »
Wow, you even have the air conditioning working! It took me eight years to get the air conditioning working in my daily driver.
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