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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #225 on: September 27, 2020, 07:22:10 »
The overhauled power steering box is mounted again, including the complete steering linkage system.







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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #226 on: September 27, 2020, 08:48:43 »
Nice it's at the wheels again.
Is it usual that the back is so high or have I used wrong rubbers (with original springs used)?



My car sat very high after restoration  - looked like a Giraffe!
However, it quickly settled down after the hardtop and interior were fitted, fuel in the tank, and I drove it around a bit.

Hopefully you will find the same.

Congratulations on the wonderful work you are doing and in great time 👍

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #227 on: September 27, 2020, 09:25:00 »
Thank you!  :)
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #228 on: September 27, 2020, 10:15:00 »
Great looking suspension!

Do not forget about heat protecting shield on the right hand side steering support bushing.

Also: there are some rubber plugs, I think, that cover round openings in the subframe, that are difficult to install when you fit the exhaust. I cannot say from the pictures if they are there in your car.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #229 on: September 27, 2020, 14:14:41 »
Great looking suspension!

Do not forget about heat protecting shield on the right hand side steering support bushing.

Also: there are some rubber plugs, I think, that cover round openings in the subframe, that are difficult to install when you fit the exhaust. I cannot say from the pictures if they are there in your car.

I guess you mean this protection shield?

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #230 on: September 27, 2020, 15:20:01 »
That's right.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #231 on: October 11, 2020, 16:13:07 »
Best wishes for your 230 restoration project.  On a recent basic service for my 66 230sl a small quarter size area of rust was seen under the front left.  Obviously this occured with the 1st owner as it has not been wet/rained on in 15 years.  How will you remedy the rust issues?

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #232 on: October 11, 2020, 17:34:00 »
I already made some extra holes, so in every hollow space I will be able to put a lot of cavitation wax.
That creeps everywhere so that no moisture gets in between.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #233 on: December 24, 2021, 18:19:07 »
Finally I found time to continue this project.  :)
The heater block is already mounted again, and also the wiper mechanism.
Now I want to put the ventilator assembly back again, but I can't find the mounting details at the lower side.
It can't be found in the repair manual or with the suppliers of parts.
Must there be a mounting bracket to connect with a rubber buffer?

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #234 on: December 25, 2021, 10:17:25 »
Ha Eric,

Maybe this picture helps.

Merry Christmas, Peter

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #235 on: December 25, 2021, 10:18:56 »
And now the right one!

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #236 on: December 25, 2021, 14:56:09 »
I don't see the solution, but thank you anyway!
In the meanwhile I found a bracket which must be for the mounting of the lower buffer.
Merry Christmas.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #237 on: December 27, 2021, 13:25:32 »
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Must there be a mounting bracket to connect with a rubber buffer?

Hello evw,
Yes, there is a little angulated bracket of flat steel that attaches to you heater/blower unit and to the tunnel.
I.e. it is fixed by a bolt (and nut) through the tunnel and the other end to the blower unit.
The upper part of the bracket is roughly triangular - like the bracket part on your blower unit;
the lower part is rectangular. Roughtly 2 x 1 inch in size. It's a yellow cad sheet metal piece, about 3 mms thick.

Sorry, currently no pic available.

Good luck,
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #238 on: December 27, 2021, 13:36:55 »
Hello evw,
Yes, there is a little angulated bracket of flat steel that attaches to you heater/blower unit and to the tunnel.
I.e. it is fixed by a bolt (and nut) through the tunnel and the other end to the blower unit.
The upper part of the bracket is roughly triangular - like the bracket part on your blower unit;
the lower part is rectangular. Roughtly 2 x 1 inch in size. It's a yellow cad sheet metal piece, about 3 mms thick.

Sorry, currently no pic available.

Good luck,
Achim

Good description, this is what I needed to identify the part.
It was between the collection of yellow passivated parts.
Thank you for the help!


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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #239 on: December 30, 2021, 00:35:50 »
Yes, Eric,

That's the correct one. :)

Best,
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #240 on: January 12, 2022, 15:29:41 »
Fortunately I had time to install the fuel sender.

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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #241 on: January 12, 2022, 15:31:20 »
Connection of the fuel pump and installing of the tank breather pipes.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #242 on: January 12, 2022, 15:35:12 »
Also the ventilation and heating system.
First a picture from before disassembling.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #243 on: January 12, 2022, 15:36:55 »
And some more mounting of parts.
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Re: Dutch 230 SL Pagode 1965 restoration project
« Reply #244 on: January 12, 2022, 15:41:05 »
This rubber for the air valve I bought a while ago, but it has a bad shape.
Some rubber is missing so unfortunately I had to throw it away and order a new one.
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