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Mechanicals / Re: Sourcing or repairing a ho...
Last post by rumb - 30 November 2023, 08:57 PM
I just ordered 2 of these from vannessa.  I have to go to PO tomorrow and pick them up.  They have been good to work with ordering it.

The cable is avail from MB for @$115. Just the Grommet is @$55  :o

Buying directly from the Classic Center is always lower prices than pelican and most general retailers. Shipping is usually much less also.

I'd sell you the 2nd one I ordered if interested.  I bought2 just to dilute the shipping charge.

When ordering MB parts always use this to see if it is even available.  Most retailers offer lots of parts that are NLA on their sites and cancel the order later.,%20manual
Mechanicals / Re: Sourcing or repairing a ho...
Last post by raueda1 - 30 November 2023, 08:51 PM
Ive had many dealings with Pelican Parts and always found them to be a very solid supplier.  No hassles. I once got an NOS part that was no good (probably too old and so material degradation).  They instantly replaced it with no drama and new part was perfect.  Good luck and cheers,
Mechanicals / Sourcing or repairing a hood r...
Last post by HoundFables - 30 November 2023, 08:34 PM
Hey guys!

I'm new to the classic Mercedes/W116 community, although I've been wanting a classic diesel 'Benz for well over a decade now. I figured I was finally ready for a "project" car, and ended up buying a 1980 300SD that is in not-so-great condition as sort of a mechanical and stylistic challenge.

My first priority is getting the thing running okay, along with getting all of the various bits functioning in as much a non-annoying way as reasonably possible. The hood release cable was broken when I got it--the handle is broken off, along with the brass cable pull piece that should be attached to the hood release cable. The handle seems like not a big deal to source, but the cable seems like another story.

I've been trying to source this part, but it seems difficult to find online. Has anyone removed the steel cable from the plastic sheeth and replaced it, for instance? Or welded the cable back together?

I suppose my my other avenue would be a local junk yard--if they even have such a specific vehicle in stock.

I did find the part here, but it's a little pricey, assuming the order even goes through:

I also found it here, but I am reluctant to consider this business for various reasons:

Anyways. I've got my work cut out for me with this car. I'm sure I'll be around! Hah.
Auto Torque / Re: W211 Mercedes with SBC
Last post by entresz - 30 November 2023, 08:06 PM
Thanks for the tips everyone, sounds like it's best to find a post 2005 car. Really appreciate the advice on this forum!

Auto Torque / Alarming news - no more keys??...
Last post by rumb - 30 November 2023, 08:03 PM
Mechanicals / Re: Just secured a 450 SEL 6.9...
Last post by andrewk - 30 November 2023, 06:19 PM
I just received some bad news about the HPF regulator from Martin.

The housing, near fittings is cracked and will not be usable in the car.

Curious to know if anyone has one of these in good condition that I can send for rebuild? Also the valve block, I will probably obtain a spare of that too. Everything else in the system has been rebuilt now.

Test Drive / Re: I just bought this. 1976 4...
Last post by raueda1 - 29 November 2023, 09:37 PM
Fun!   ;D   And always remember:  "You didn't buy a car, you bought a hobby!"  Welcome aboard.  Cheers,
Test Drive / Re: Wierd cars FS on Facebook
Last post by Randys01 - 29 November 2023, 08:48 PM
The seats have been redone and probably too hard to do the forget it!
No front spoiler?
Engine bay set up looks remarkably like an Aus spec..lhd of of the many sub variants churned out over the years.............
Test Drive / Re: I just bought this. 1976 4...
Last post by Randys01 - 29 November 2023, 08:41 PM
Well welcome!!....what a nice car...that will keep you occupied for awhile!
Mechanicals / Re: Replacement Air Filter Ele...
Last post by andrewk - 29 November 2023, 07:59 PM
Quote from: Agthomas2 on 29 November 2023, 04:49 PMCan't find a replacement air filter element for my 1975 280S.  It the big oval element with one port for crankcase venting.  A few sites have it listed but all say out of stock.  Any recommendations where to buy in the US?

Mercedes Classic Center should be able to get it for you quickly.