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Started by SteveDuNord, 15 November 2023, 06:00 PM

SteveDuNord

Mine has been leaking for a while so I need a replacement, I believe it's an aftermarket unit and this is what it looks like: could use new chrome parts too.



I have no idea where I could purchase these. Any ideas?

'77 280se

daantjie

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

rumb

'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS
'21 E450 Cabrio

SteveDuNord

I suppose mine is a Hirschman copy and maybe the original parts will fit, if I can find any.

I'm still getting some condensation after taping over the aerial hole so probably need new boot rubbers. It never ends....
'77 280se

Jed

If you are getting a lot of condensation/moisture in your trunk check your taillight seals.
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #5206 - restored
1979 Mercedes 6.9 #6424 - ongoing restoration
1976 Mercedes 6.9 #484 - restoration?

SteveDuNord

Cheers, Jed.

I found a full replacement genuine Hirschman:

Hirschmann Auta 2050 Chrome Mast Electric Car Aerial Lancia/Mazda/Mercedes

NEGATIVE EARTH CARS ONLY


Specification (please see second picture if needed)

Total height when extended from base of wing - 980mm

Underhang mounting depth needed - 325mm

Adjustable mounting angle of upto 30 deg from horizontal

Complete with 1.5m long aerial lead, 2m remote and power lead,lower mounting bracket and screws

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404149306186?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=sd78ep6yrkk&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=nhuKhtJOQQm&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY


I've seen a thread on here where folk have used this model successfully and considering I've already wasted a fortune on this jalopy why not buy a whole new aerial?  ;D
'77 280se

rumb

Probably your best bet.  Rechroming a few parts and never finding the proper gaskets unfortunately drives the decision that way, especially because your original is long gone already.
'68 250S
'77 6.9 Euro
'91 300SE,
'98 SL500
'14 CLS550,
'16 AMG GTS
'21 E450 Cabrio

w116john

hi
fwiw, i put that hirshmam 2050 auta on my last car and i found that the chrome bezel deteriorated within a year, the car was out in all weathers though. i was dissapointed,  wonder if you could protect it some how.

apart from that it worked great.

SteveDuNord

Quote from: w116john on 18 November 2023, 06:18 AMhi
fwiw, i put that hirshmam 2050 auta on my last car and i found that the chrome bezel deteriorated within a year, the car was out in all weathers though. i was dissapointed,  wonder if you could protect it some how.

apart from that it worked great.

That's a great point. I'm going to paste wax it periodically. Being such a small part it won't be any bother.

I don't garage my car and am planning on replacing the front bumper and grill at some point. Maybe all the chrome. After that outlay you can bet I'll be fighting the good fight against the Irish weather! Waxing and polishing on the driveway like that old man you used to see.

Wait, I am that old man now.  >:(
'77 280se