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Des

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column shift
« on: 19 February 2007, 11:36 PM »
well we had a thread recently on column shift on the w116, didn't we? I'm sure we did, although I can't find it.

anyway, here is some pictures of a column shift setup







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Re: column shift
« Reply #1 on: 20 February 2007, 12:36 AM »
Hi Des,

The thread about the column shift came up because of the little window in the instruments that is used to show the gear positions in a 116 with column shift and the outside temperature in a 126.

The discussion all came about as I thought it was the position of the outside temperature gauge but apparently this only started with 126's.

Bill

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Re: column shift
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2007, 05:06 PM »
oooooo!  :)  I want a set of flag holders....I wonder if there is a part Number out there somewhere...??
sigh....sitting back contemplating the next purchase..!

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Re: column shift/ Flag poles
« Reply #3 on: 20 February 2007, 09:31 PM »
I thought it would be quite cool to have some original flag poles on my 280SE, till I saw the price at over 800 Euros each!!

http://www.car-flags.eu/original-mercedes-flag-holder-p-820.html

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Re: column shift
« Reply #4 on: 20 February 2007, 09:41 PM »
LOL,that's a damn shame..... I know everyones W116 across the globe ;D

That beauty belongs to  Hans  ;)

Before he restored it




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Re: column shift
« Reply #5 on: 20 February 2007, 09:49 PM »
Ask Hans where he got the flag poles...........

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Re: column shift
« Reply #6 on: 20 February 2007, 09:59 PM »
I'll try and reach him but I haven't heard from him in about a month.Perhaps he's floating around at the French W116 site http://www.zwoachzig.de/index.htm
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Re: column shift
« Reply #7 on: 20 February 2007, 10:06 PM »
The president of the Mercedes Club of South Africa has recently bought a long wheel base W114 230.6 limo. It is black with red leather and has the original flag poles!! It used to belong to the King of Lesotho.


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Re: column shift
« Reply #8 on: 20 February 2007, 10:07 PM »

Dauie ? spellcheck

Des

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Re: column shift
« Reply #9 on: 21 February 2007, 02:20 AM »
To truly christen my car "Bismarck" I really need some flags don't I? After all what battleship would be complete without some national colours flying,

before anyone has a sniggering remark, no i would not fly swastikas from my car

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Re: column shift
« Reply #10 on: 21 February 2007, 03:51 AM »
Lets make a w116.org flag!!!

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Re: column shift
« Reply #11 on: 23 February 2007, 05:21 AM »
Stumbled across another flag bearer.  Check the foto bit too on this site.  Very nice cars and a good collection of pentas, spoilers, rear curtains on a 6.9 and see that chromed m110. Very Nice!!! Click Here links to - dbw116ig.de


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Re: column shift
« Reply #12 on: 23 February 2007, 06:30 AM »
Oscar, the cars are great. Too bad mine isn't in such a good shape...
But... but.... I purchased an original AMG front spoiler for about US$40.  ;D
Can't wait to spray it and put it in it's place...

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Re: column shift
« Reply #13 on: 23 February 2007, 06:42 AM »
You WHAT!!!!

Next thing you'll tell me how you picked up 4 penta wheels for 20 bucks each :D

Good find Andrew.  Let us know when you go to fit it if you need advice, although I think you'll work it out.
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Re: column shift
« Reply #14 on: 23 February 2007, 06:45 AM »
Thanks Oscar  ;D
Well the fitting is no problem... just to see how it looks, I put it in place and after snaping it over the front panel it stood by itself... looking good. But it's black and the car gray-green so... paint!!!

PS: I would sure love some AMG penta's... 16" if possible  ;D

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