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Mechanicals / Re: Another 6.9 that wont raise (diagnostic tips)
« Last post by secondslc on Today at 06:51 PM »
ohhh, i am a little intimidated taking that apart, but I suppose it will make sense when i get into it. I’ll report back once I get going.
Test Drive / Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Last post by floyd111 on Today at 06:04 PM »
Thanks for the kind words. i  do, I try and will, and have been doing so for a long time. So long.. In the last 6 years I have only missed 2 days in regards to my online searches, mails and investigations. For more than 3 years it was a good 6 hours per day. The rest of the years it was/is 3-5 times 15-30 minutes, every day. It is relentless. especially for someone like me who doesn't even own a mobile phone.

Last week I found myself needing a warm shoulder to laugh-cry in, haha!
I found a soft-copy of the 70's MB dealer accessories folder, with all the detailed photos. I only had a group-cupboard photo till now, and thought I had managed to track down most of the available accessories of yesteryear. The folder showed me how far i yet have to go. I have collected only 35-40% thus far, and many of of the missing items I have never even seen on offer anywhere!
As far as the W116 NOS parts are concerned, I was pretty complete, if it wasn't for the recent damage.
In regards to the "100 years of MB Customer Gifts" collection, it is now 'raining" newly found additions, where I was convinced recently -again- that I was "pretty complete"
My word, these MB boys have been busy coming up with new gifts. It is mind-boggling. I have long stopped posting all my new additions here on my blog, just because it's too much to keep up with.
I am so tired. I need this to finish, but it just keeps coming. I am not even addicted anymore, I am just running on routine, determination and discipline.
Worst thing is, not a single person I know in this country even cares about anything i am trying to do here, not even my wife, haha! I must be mad.

Thanks to Marku here, I can keep on making payments to those without paypal, and thanks to TJC here, my (almost) daily parcels can be shipped to a safe location in Germany during Covid, or I would have been climbing the walls in despair, seeing my mission evaporate.
Also, thanks to the warm assistance from so many helpful and supporting members here, or I would never have been able to get this far! :)

Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Interior wind noise
« Last post by alexanderfitu on Today at 01:57 PM »
Thank you.

I have lots of old MB's, this is the oldest, but the next is a 78 W123 with similar door and window design, with no such noise.

It really sounds like driving with the windows up 95%, but they are fully up.  I do wonder if its coming from the drain channels/covers on the top of the A pillars.

Holding my hand around it, definitely sounds as it its from the top of the door.

Both doors shut pretty hard now with the new seals, but I will take a look. thanks.
Interiors & Exteriors / Re: Interior wind noise
« Last post by daantjie on Today at 01:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum ;D

Just to manage your expectations a bit, do not expect noise levels to be on par with modern cars.  However you can adjust the closing "firmness" of the door which will compress the seal more/less.  I am sure more learned members will chime in, but I think this is done by adjusting the position of the striker plate.   Just be careful with those in-hex bolts, they have a tendency to be extremely tight and you need to get a solid bite on them otherwise you will round them out and hilarity will not ensue...

Other spots of wind ingress could also be sunroof due to old seals.  As well seal between the mirror and the door.

Interiors & Exteriors / Interior wind noise
« Last post by alexanderfitu on Today at 11:34 AM »
Hi all

I have a very nice 1974 450 SEL.

It has a considerable amount of window noise, from the tops of the front windows in both sides. I recently replaced the door seals, but unfortunately its exactly the same.

It sounds as if the windows are slightly open, but they are not. Can anybody give me any indications as to its possible source?

Many thanks.
Test Drive / Re: 280" Concourse; Diary of a layman
« Last post by ptashek on Today at 09:35 AM »
Hopefully some of it will be salvageable.
For instrument cluster stuff, if the faceplates aren't damaged, and the shafts unbent, re-attaching the needles isn't an issue. Heck, some people even take them off when restoring, so I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.

Trim you will likely just need to live with. I don't think anyone has trim that is 100% perfect. It wasn't perfect from factory either :)

Think of it this way - you're likely to have the only road going, restored W116 in Taiwan when (not if!) this project is finished.
Try to find something positive in a world of cargo misery :)
Interiors & Exteriors / Re: door card removal, and separation
« Last post by Fergus on Today at 09:15 AM »
Thanks Jed very helpful
Mechanicals / Re: 76 280SE Euro Clutch Question
« Last post by MichaelBrown on Today at 08:50 AM »
What this doesn't explain is the internal damage I found when I pulled the transmission.
Mechanicals / Re: 76 280SE Euro Clutch Question
« Last post by MichaelBrown on Today at 08:40 AM »
Wow, thank you!  This is exactly what I needed!
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