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I see we again have our international differential in how tyre is spelt, and just for the hec of starting the debate again 😁

So TYRE is
noun
a rubber covering, typically inflated or surrounding an inflated inner tube, placed round a wheel to form a soft contact with the road.

However TIRE is
verb
1. feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep.
2.lose interest in; become bored with.

Or are you tired of trying to find tyres?!?!!

🤣🤣


. . . understood, noting that it was explained to me once (by a friend at the British Embassy here in Washington D.C.) that "kerb" is a noun describing the edge of a roadway, while "curb" is a verb expressing the action necessary to keep one's hound from chasing the neighbor's cat.
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I'm doing the conversion currently - the kits (mrfiat, 2040, SLS etc) are actually from the same supplier based in Poland/Germany - Anna Thom.

You can buy directly from them - please feel free to contact me if you want more info. rgds
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Drive train, fuel, suspension, steering & brakes / Re: smoke and ATF...
« Last post by Pawel66 on January 19, 2022, 13:32:28 »
Happy to hear it ended up this way!

I am very curious how the diagnosis was done to nail the issue.
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Did you figure it out?
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Drive train, fuel, suspension, steering & brakes / Re: smoke and ATF...
« Last post by johnk on January 19, 2022, 12:50:37 »
How about some pics of your car now that it’s done?
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Drive train, fuel, suspension, steering & brakes / Re: smoke and ATF...
« Last post by jan lauwers on January 19, 2022, 12:14:36 »
Hello Gentlemen,

Thought I'd just share my happiness and learning for the benefit of the group here!

The (blue) smoke problem has been solved! Theories were: Stuck piston springs after the engine had stood idle for a year, or ATF being sucked in by the engine. None of the two was correct. The cause was in a failing plastic seal on one of the valve shafts. (see attached pics). These seals had been renewed during the full revision of the engine...but.. Still! I am very happy, this was a low cost repair for what was a big nuisance.

Oh BTW...my restoration, after many years, is finished now. Haleluja... I am the proud owner of a Pagoda that looks like new!

Jan
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Wanted To Buy / Re: Wanted
« Last post by Pawel66 on January 19, 2022, 11:21:41 »
And also why do it - I would have thought there are quite strong and dangerous forces applied...
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Body, interior, paint, chrome, and cosmetic items / Re: Heat shield rear exhaust
« Last post by Sead on January 19, 2022, 10:56:35 »
https://www.authenticclassics.com/Exhaust-Heat-Shield-under-Trunk-230SL-250SL-280SL-p/auth-004712.htm

Available here to...
These reproductions  do not quite correspond to the original form. Vertical side is getting narrower toward back plus a pice at the front must be cut off. See my part. But that can be done at your own...
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Wanted To Buy / Re: Rear RH Chrome Trim 113 698 02 84
« Last post by mazmonza on January 19, 2022, 10:14:32 »
Hi Garry,
I am also looking for the same part but could not see it on the Bud's site.

If you find one Collin I would be interested it is for the early 250.

Maurice
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Wanted To Buy / Re: Linkage part
« Last post by stickandrudderman on January 19, 2022, 09:58:19 »
Pretty sure I have one.
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