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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2019, 02:52:56 »
There are three different MC for our vintage of cars with hydraulic clutch. They have different inlet and outlet thread sizes which can make matching up what you have a bit of a challenge. If you order like for like you should be OK. I found the unit without a bleeder to be the wrong one and the brake fluid pipes wouldn't fit on both ends, or maybe it was just one end but I ended up having to get the right one to make it all work.   
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #76 on: November 07, 2019, 15:00:45 »
Good points Dan thank you. I will try it this weekend if the fittings don't line up I will consider the 250 version or changing the fittings.

John
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1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2019, 15:27:42 »
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this particular thread.  First of all, I’m in total awe.  This is a big project yet the results are absolutely breath taking and highly informative to boot.  Your color choice is my favorite of all the colors offered by MB back in the day.  It’s showy yet elegant and reserved and shows off the cars bright work perfectly.  I’ll be interested in seeing what interior colors you end up going with. 

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with this restoration with all of us. 

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2019, 02:31:58 »
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this particular thread.  First of all, I’m in total awe.  This is a big project yet the results are absolutely breath taking and highly informative to boot.  Your color choice is my favorite of all the colors offered by MB back in the day.  It’s showy yet elegant and reserved and shows off the cars bright work perfectly.  I’ll be interested in seeing what interior colors you end up going with. 

Thanks so much for sharing your journey with this restoration with all of us.

Irrepond, You just made my month thank you! i will make sure I post more pics as I go forward.

Below are pics of Fernando Castanfeira's car that is the model for my colors. Fernando has been super helpful in helping me get my colors right, and sent me these pics just yesterday helping to make sure I order the right leather color.
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2019, 03:07:54 »
So my wiper linkage has been my hold up the last two weeks. It was rusted so when I pulled it apart I had to strip and soak the rust off - no problem. I then set up an electroplating system to replate the previously rusted areas. It plated great but for some reason the plastic grommets melted a bit in the process and now the linkage turns harder than I would expect. As soon as my wiper motor gets back from Classic Wiper for a rebuild I will install the linkage and motor and make sure it works before I finish the dash.
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2019, 11:30:10 »
Thats a lovely colour combo - that would be on my list were i starting from scratch
Looks like it's on bigger wheels though that may be the effect of the witewalls
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2019, 14:10:27 »
Oh man, you’re definitely on the right track. I’ve seen a 3.5 convertible in this same paint with parchment interior.  It’s pure Hollywood!   Although it’s very eye catching, there’s also something really restrained too.  It’s the perfect choices IMHO. 

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2019, 02:56:30 »
So I learned  new trick from Shvegel recently. I needed to replace my gas line grommets and I could only find 2 online. There is actually about ten of these in the car for different uses. He told me to by a solid rubber line online cut it to length and drill a hole in the center.

Works great and cost less than ten bucks  for the rubber!

John
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450

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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #83 on: November 11, 2019, 04:59:45 »
The 728 color you have chosen is also the original color of my 280.  Mine is in epoxy primer at the moment after stripping to bare metal waiting to get its 728 back. A Previous owner had the car painted ivory.   

As far as I know, there are now at least 6 pagodas within our group with this color. I have seen 5 of them (including mine) first hand:

Drewtee (UK] - seen at our European events
Kemal (UK) - seen at our European events
Donati (California) - drove to Arroyo Grande  (from Los Angles) to meet Donati.
Hauser (Florida) - saw this car at our Virginia Event when Gernold brought it. 

Kampala - me - (car lives in California)
Johnk - you - (Ohio)

Any others?





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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #84 on: November 11, 2019, 16:05:37 »
I also have a 728 car, with brown interior and soft top.
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Re: I rolled my pagoda last night...
« Reply #85 on: November 11, 2019, 20:19:52 »
The 728 color you have chosen is also the original color of my 280.  Mine is in epoxy primer at the moment after stripping to bare metal waiting to get its 728 back. A Previous owner had the car painted ivory.   

As far as I know, there are now at least 6 pagodas within our group with this color. I have seen 5 of them (including mine) first hand:

Drewtee (UK] - seen at our European events
Kemal (UK) - seen at our European events
Donati (California) - drove to Arroyo Grande  (from Los Angles) to meet Donati.
Hauser (Florida) - saw this car at our Virginia Event when Gernold brought it. 

Kampala - me - (car lives in California)
Johnk - you - (Ohio)

Any others?

Not that I am aware of. Houser’s is the one I posted above and he is the one helping me on it. I first saw it at the Virginia event.
John Krystowski
Avon Ohio
1968 Euro 280sl under restoration
1986 Porsche 930 "Special Wishes" turbo for sale
2016 Jag F-Type R
1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS
2008 E350
2007 GL 450