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Started by BWalker82, 18 May 2011, 04:27 PM

marku

Chrome tail pipes look very good and fitting them to the downward curving exhaust works. Always preferred the earlier exhaust, because of the chrome fittings, but when I replaced the exhaust it came with the downward curve. Never thought of sawing them off. Have you a source for the chrome fittings?
450SE silver green/bamboo velour/green vinyl roof

johnnyw116

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I bought the chrome tail pipes on a german webshop  : https://oldtimer-ersatzteile24.de/index.php?a=60001&bewertung_anzeigen=1#/dfclassic/query=Exhaust%20pipe&session_id=93d576b717dcaf0cf4d33e0fb9261676&query_name=match_and , they sell them in a few different sizes , i bought the 48mm without the bolt underneath becouse the tailpipes of my aftermarket rear muffler are almost 48mm , the 45 to 48mm has an bolt underneath
JohnnyW116

marku

Thanks will look. Must measure the tail pipes though. Mine are supposed to be genuine Mercedes spares. What you have done looks really good never liked the curved one but thought I had no choice.
450SE silver green/bamboo velour/green vinyl roof

raueda1

Quote from: johnnyw116 on 02 January 2022, 12:07 PM
I bought the chrome tail pipes on a german webshop  : https://oldtimer-ersatzteile24.de/index.php?a=60001&bewertung_anzeigen=1#/dfclassic/query=Exhaust%20pipe&session_id=93d576b717dcaf0cf4d33e0fb9261676&query_name=match_and , they sell them in a few different sizes , i bought the 48mm without the bolt underneath becouse the tailpipes of my aftermarket rear muffler are almost 48mm , the 45 to 48mm has an bolt underneath
This is a great find!  My car had the straight chrome pipes when I got it.  Eventually I had to install a new Timevalve system with curved pipes.  The chrome looks so much better!  Looks like I'll be cutting the curved tips off in the Spring....     Cheers,
-Dave
Now:  '76 6.9 Euro
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

celberg

Changed the steering damper, engine mounts and gear box mount.
350SL 1973
350SE 1975
SL500 1996

fichtl500

I'm in a hurry, i ripped the bowden gearbox  :-[

fichtl500

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McNuggets

excellent Fichtl! Are the fasteners etc. new, or did you have those bits replated? Did you coat/paint that casting? I like this style of starter which supports the pinion at both ends, do you know if it is compatible with the M100 engine?

fichtl500

Quote from: McNuggets on 28 February 2022, 07:03 PMexcellent Fichtl! Are the fasteners etc. new, or did you have those bits replated? Did you coat/paint that casting? I like this style of starter which supports the pinion at both ends, do you know if it is compatible with the M100 engine?


This starter is from my m110, the connecting elements are galvanized with blue zinc and the lid as well. The aluminum part is sandblasted and sprayed with silver metallic. Unfortunately I don't know if it is compatible with m100

ptashek

Finally got around to restoring the trunk carpets, something we've left out in the main resto (well, forgot to do more like...)

They look like new again :)
I've used a van lining fabric, typically used in camper/RV conversions. The colour and texture match is near perfect.

Left side carpet



Trunk/Tank divider


Right side carpet

1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE

johnnyw116

@Ptashek Looks like a brand new trunk again !

Today a new wiper pulse sender relay and new fog light lens glasses for the foglights underneath the front bumper , one glass had a crack and the other glass was a little bit chipped so i replaced both and also for old/new color difference , i have the early type indicator stalk with the foot operated windshield/washer and when i press the foot switch the windshield washer works but the wipers dont and also the interval wasn't working for some time now , so i suspected the relay so i replaced the pulse sender relay and now it wipes 3 times when i press the foot switch and the interval is also in working order again , the MB part number is : A1158210063 and the SWF number is: IGE 601115 , i bought it at an local MB parts specialist and i could choose between one in an original MB package or one in an SWF package and both contain the same SWF relay's and the one in the MB package was almost double the price  ::) , this relay is located above the foot operated hand brake mechanism (i have an LHD)
JohnnyW116

johnnyw116

Today a new set of wiperblades installed , this set SWF wipers i found is an big improvement towards the old set of Bosch wipers who had a big gap   
JohnnyW116

johnnyw116

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Today nothing to do and i "made" an cassette tape storage box for the center console , i used 1 drawer from an 6 drawer cassette storage box , and with a bit of paint a piece of wood and some left over carpet it at least looks better than the yellowed piece of plastic it was before
JohnnyW116

goldacre

Roger Whittaker, absolutely GOLD  :-* nice tape tray job  :) good to see your Becker still going, mine died very slowly but was cool to use to my friends kids fascination  ...

'WTF is that'!?

'The good old days...'

LOL  ;D

G
12/1979 450 SEL 148K on clock (museum piece)
12/1986 Lotus Esprit Turbo 87K on clock 'Darling, look what Q has brought for us, isn't it nice' :)

rumb

I was in a friends shop a few weeks ago and there was a Rolls Royce with 2 big boxes of 8 track tapes in the trunk.
'68 250S, '77 6.9 euro, '91 300SE, '98 SL500 '14 CLS550, '16 AMG GTS