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General Discussion / Re: Dead Muffler
« Last post by Cees Klumper on May 17, 2022, 03:25:19 »
For my mk3 spitfire I could only find stainless. Put one on the Pagoda around 20 years ago, still perfect. I'd say switch the whole system to stainless, 'one and done'.
Commercial Advertising / Re: Another 'grail' car...
« Last post by johnk on May 17, 2022, 03:24:21 »
The original color appears to be yellow rather than gray judging by the transmission plate color and the color of the bottom side of the engine compartment. Not sure why this car is already at $145k with 6 days to go. I don’t have access to the tech manual on my phone to look up the paint code.

Also can tell that the front left fender was painted separate from the door as it’s a shade off.
Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB Ivory steering wheel for a late model euro 250 SL
« Last post by Benz Dr. on May 17, 2022, 02:46:26 »
Most euro cars have black steering wheels which I happen to prefer anyway.  It sort of depends on the colour of the car.
A little more info:
My manual as pictured above does not have a loose insert providing additional information similar to that of John’s or Jonny B’s book.  Braking information is included in my manual but in a completely different format on fixed pages in the book.

There is a large fold out in the book between pages 38 and 41.  These are pictured here.  They are in fact pages 39 and 40 but the page numbers are not printed on these pages.  This large fold out is firmly attached to the binding the same as normal regular sized pages.
General Discussion / Re: Dead Muffler
« Last post by Bill Sgro on May 17, 2022, 01:25:00 »
I got a Time Valve in 1988 and it has been GREAT ever since!
Wanted To Buy / Re: Rear Bumpers
« Last post by cabrioletturbo on May 17, 2022, 01:16:25 »
Have a good pair. Please send a PM with email address so I could send pics and details. Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: Dead Muffler
« Last post by lowpad on May 17, 2022, 00:56:32 »

I put a stainless system on my 230SL when I bought it in Germany in the late 1990s (I don't know what brand it was). Still looks brand new .... I know that it's not cheap to make the switch, but I think it's a classic "one and done" expense. Some don't like the more "aggressive" tone of the stainless systems, but I love it -- bold enough to be fun with the top down, but not annoying on a longer drive with the top up.

Commercial Advertising / Re: Another 'grail' car...
« Last post by mbpaul on May 17, 2022, 00:45:42 »
Also on the paint.  The inside of the hood is body color as it should be but is highly polished.  Didn't the factory just spray it the body color and did nothing more?  No polishing and runs and any other imperfections were OK.  That is what I remember and it is the way the inside of my 230SL hood was since new.
Absolutely right that the description is confusing total lack of mechanical knowledge means I can't describe this properly, not knowing the difference between head, block etc. Nevertheless the start of the second line is very clearly has a Mercedes star and not an L . With the naked eye it is very clear, the angle of the photo ( not an easy shot) makes the star look cut off like an L.
The location is as in the full engine picture that I included as I was concerned my description of the location  could be wrong.

Commercial Advertising / Re: Another 'grail' car...
« Last post by thelews on May 17, 2022, 00:10:05 »
It surely is, early 250 SL with a 5 speed.  Doesn't get better and rarer than that!
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