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raueda1

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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #15 on: 24 August 2020, 07:28 AM »
Interesting to note the decal on the dash knob for height control showing the 3x settings,  I have never seen this, wonder if it's stock ???
I noticed that too.  Not stock, I think.  My impression is that early cars had round knob, and this is an early car, to be sure.
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john erbe

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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #16 on: 24 August 2020, 03:28 PM »
Regarding emissions, here in CA anything manufactured after '74 has to be smog tested and at a shop that's "Star Rated". Bottom line dont take off any emissions controls.

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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #17 on: 24 August 2020, 08:17 PM »
Interesting to note the decal on the dash knob for height control showing the 3x settings,  I have never seen this, wonder if it's stock ???
I noticed that too.  Not stock, I think.  My impression is that early cars had round knob, and this is an early car, to be sure.

Yeah, never seen that sticker before either. Has anyone seen that sticker before?

.Also never seen or heard of a round knob? 
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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #18 on: 25 August 2020, 10:21 AM »

The only round pull knobs I've seen is on the W126.
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raueda1

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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #19 on: 25 August 2020, 11:59 AM »

The only round pull knobs I've seen is on the W126.
Here it is.  Maybe from a W126?  But there it is.  My car a few other oddities.  Rumb says the straps behind the seats are some kind of lumbar support.  Whatever they are, Ido know this:  they don't work and you practically never see them.  My WUR is also flipped 90deg so tubes are more-or-less straight, not bent.  The bottom line is that these cars seem to have been more minor variants than we'll ever know.

To OP:  sorry for steering you wrong on removing smog stuff.
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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #20 on: 25 August 2020, 03:39 PM »
Very interesting dave! What is your build number? #484 which is my 76 6.9 has a square knob. Maybe they just installed whatever they had laying around in the early days!?
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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #21 on: 25 August 2020, 05:48 PM »
Very interesting dave! What is your build number? #484 which is my 76 6.9 has a square knob. Maybe they just installed whatever they had laying around in the early days!?
Yeah, this stuff is bizzare.  Mine is #923 - early but not as early as yours.  We'll never know!
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Re: Restoration of 6.9 #496
« Reply #22 on: 26 August 2020, 02:18 AM »

When restoring my 6.9, I thought I had lost the suspension knob and after looking-up the part number in the EPC ordered one from the Classic Center.  The one I received was also round.  Therefore, I believe this round knob is an updated replacement from the W126.
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