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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #15 on: 06 September 2015, 08:51 AM »
I think that there may be some (more) corruption on the forum database (or my browser is misbehaving), as the thread presented to me is "Option List W116 - The full Monty!", except for one post above my first one, which is from the Fire Extinguishers thread!

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #16 on: 06 September 2015, 06:01 PM »
My bad!
Each time I post I see a window for a title, and I never changed it till now, as to see what happens!
Well, confusion happened.

Anyways. I can't seem to find exact data on the fire ext. that was supplied to the W116. I deducted it's a Gloria, but there are many MB Gloria's for sale, most of them listed as :fits W201.
I would like to make sure I buy the right ones for my cars.
Any data is much welcomed.

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #17 on: 06 September 2015, 08:19 PM »
Floyd111,

I have an original fire extinguisher from a 1978 W116.  Tomorrow, I will take a picture os both the fire extinguisher and the red supporting bracket.

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #18 on: 07 September 2015, 05:34 PM »
Floyd111,

These are the pictures of the factory installed fire extinguisher that came installed on three different MBs that I had from the 1970s (two W116s and one R107).









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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #19 on: 07 September 2015, 08:42 PM »
Was it the same brand each time? Minimax? No Gloria?

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #20 on: 08 September 2015, 02:20 AM »
Was it the same brand each time? Minimax? No Gloria?

All euro models I have seen which still had one, always had one of those Minimax extinguishers.
You can still buy those brand new, with a slightly updated design. The type designation is "PU 1G".

http://www.minimax-mobile.com/Pulver.49.0.html
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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #21 on: 08 September 2015, 08:05 AM »
That's solid data. Thanks Ptashek and SLfan!
Amazing how there's not a single used one for sale anywhere, belonging to a W116. Guess they simply get scrapped.
The new ones from minimax are the same size, but in black. I also worry about the connecting brackets and leather.

Guess the thing here would really be to find one at the scrap yard. Thousands of them where you are at.
Not a single scrapyard with a W116 in this country...

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #22 on: 08 September 2015, 09:23 AM »
That's solid data. Thanks Ptashek and SLfan!
Amazing how there's not a single used one for sale anywhere, belonging to a W116. Guess they simply get scrapped.
The new ones from minimax are the same size, but in black. I also worry about the connecting brackets and leather.

Guess the thing here would really be to find one at the scrap yard. Thousands of them where you are at.
Not a single scrapyard with a W116 in this country...

Speaking purely from own observations, I think very few W116s actually had one of those from factory.

This was very likely a market dependant item, and shipped where required by local law. Neither my 450 nor 350 ever had one. If memory serves, Type17s 350 doesn't have one either; all three were UK delivered. For what it's worth, the 300SD and the 6.9 in the Mercedes-Benz Museum didn't have one either :)
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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #23 on: 08 September 2015, 11:31 AM »
Floyd111,

All the MBs from the 1970s, officially imported into Brazil carried one of these Minimax fire extinguishers.   The 1980s Fire extinguisher is more modern and uses a different supporting bracket.  In around 2006, I purchased one of the last 3 brackets still available worldwide in the MB network for the 1980s style fire extinguisher.

Ptashek,

I agree with your line of thinking.  In Brazil, for several decades, fire extinguishers have been a mandatory safety item in cars.  All MBs officially imported into the country in the 70s, 80s and 90s, even show these items on their datacards.  The issue here is that as the validity of these exintguishers expired, people here in Brazil through the original extinguisher away and purchased a new local one.  This is one reason why they are not easy to find here and probably also around rest of the world.

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #24 on: 09 September 2015, 01:03 PM »
I have one of those extinguishers in my german delivered 6.9.  My other 6.9 was Finland delivered and does not have it. 

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #25 on: 09 September 2015, 08:43 PM »
Hi Stan


Mrs W has a factory fit fire extinguisher.  I too want to replace it with a new like for like modern replacement.  My securing bracket has lost one of its two straps, so ideally I need a new mounting system too.  I was wondering If a W126 or W129 mounting bracket would work?


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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #26 on: 10 September 2015, 03:28 AM »
The key thing about these things is the long L-bracket. That is the thing that attaches to the leather strap, and keeps the lot tied to the floor.
The 126's also have a bracket and strap. Not sure it's identical, but it IS an L-bracket.
Therefore it should be very easy to fit a complete W126 set into a W116

When you do, give me a shout, so I can take your old, broken Minimax off your hands.

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #27 on: 10 September 2015, 02:12 PM »

The 126 bracket I have seen is visually different than the 116 bracket. Do not BELIEVE it will hold the Minimax extinguisher from the 1970s.
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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #28 on: 10 September 2015, 06:03 PM »
Indeed, but it should be an easy mod, if you get the full W126 outfit, wouldn't you think?

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Re: Option list W116 - The full Monty!
« Reply #29 on: 14 September 2015, 02:22 AM »
Just bumped into parking poles and flag poles for the w116.
They seem to be all around for W108, W126 and newer.
Sellers list them as if they automatically fit all W116 and W123, but I am not so sure at all.
The ones I am looking for are parking pennants, I think they are option code 902.
They should slide in between the bumper-sides.
Flagpoles are connected in a hole in the fender.

Does anyone have any information on these parking pennants for w116?
A part number, maybe, or for sale?