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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #15 on: 28 December 2009, 10:12 PM »
THanks PB.  I have so many projects on my plate that I have to really go at them.  I think TJ has a similar situation...

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #16 on: 28 December 2009, 10:34 PM »
Indeed, and the pressure is on. My M100's thermostat housing finally gave up the ghost today. Fortunately, I can use another family member's vehicle in the meantime.

Anyway, it's all good fun. 8)

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« Reply #17 on: 30 December 2009, 08:43 AM »
Not of the best quality, as the lighting was very poor...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uapXiXwPf4

Enjoy the clunking flaps. ;)

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #18 on: 30 December 2009, 09:04 AM »
Ah dude, thanks for the video - I'm glad I could hear the clunking as I cant see too much. 

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #19 on: 30 December 2009, 09:48 AM »
I may do a second take tomorrow afternoon, out in the sunlight. Having just viewed it, the YouTube compression seems to reduce the brightness to an unacceptable level.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #20 on: 30 December 2009, 03:21 PM »
for the first time, youll be able to experience levers that move ;)


I cant wait to install mine now, but i really need to order a new TX valve, and been reluctant to order from autohause on my own due to the poor value for money shipping offered these days.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #21 on: 30 December 2009, 03:32 PM »
just bought one on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220522754812

maybe i can find a drier locally, since im intending to get the hoses remanufactured also.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #22 on: 30 December 2009, 11:28 PM »
Levers that move will be quite an advancement, that's for sure. ;)

I will be looking into getting those A/C hoses done in the next few weeks and will let you know.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #23 on: 31 December 2009, 05:07 PM »
PB, you got that tx valve for a good price, the price of the drier at Autohaus is less than half the wholesale price here, so I would think it's your best option cost wise to get one from them unless postage is really expensive. There's a wholesaler here in Bris who has them in their catalogue, can inquire about cost for you if you wish.
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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #24 on: 31 December 2009, 05:09 PM »
minimum postage from autohouse these days is $55USD or there abouts. I dont need much so its kinda rediculous to pay that price - I'll be able to get it cheaper locally im sure ;)

but certainly, im interested in a price, they are probably available here too.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #25 on: 31 December 2009, 05:10 PM »
also, the same TX valve in an MB box will set you back $298USD - I've no idea why there is such a huge price difference.

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #26 on: 31 December 2009, 08:38 PM »
How much was that tablecloth?  ;D
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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #27 on: 31 December 2009, 10:54 PM »
How much was that tablecloth?  ;D

you've been breathing in too much M100 exhuast fumes ;)

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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #28 on: 01 January 2010, 01:09 AM »
Mmmm, that kinda tips the balance doesn't it? I'll see what I can find out about local suppliers for you, might come in handy for later even if you get one in the meantime.
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Re: 450SEL"restoration".
« Reply #29 on: 01 January 2010, 10:45 AM »
How much was that tablecloth?  ;D
Hahaha, I find it rather difficult to look at. The intensity is epic. :D

No idea how much it was. 8)

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