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Harry

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Windshield Washer Bag Support
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:31:48 »
My 1966 230SL has a hook support that is on the bracket that attaches to the brake booster but that is only one hook.  It needs another for the other bag eyelet.  What does that look like?  I don’t think it was on the car when I got it.  A photo would be appreciated!  Thank you!
Harry Bailey
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1966 230SL
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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 04:28:56 »
Man, I got nothing!

Got a pic?
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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 04:52:36 »
on my 66 230, production date late September 1966, there is only one "hook" on the bracket.

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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 05:26:16 »
Same on my previous 1966 230SL, just one hook.
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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 14:11:25 »
Right Hand Drive, it’s own bracket on the 230’s
Garry Marks
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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 03:44:31 »
Like Alfred's and Norm's, my 230 only has one hook.

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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 10:09:51 »
Early 280's got one hook and the later ones had none.  The bottle is just stuffed in between the brake booster and the relays.  Here is a picture of the early and late brackets.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 10:20:45 by Shvegel »

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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 13:13:47 »
Please see Pagoda Notes, Volume 11 No. 1, pages 5 & 6.  At serial number 6619 for the 280SL the brake  booster size increased from 8 to 9 inches.  Before and after pictures are shown.  Note that the after picture shows no hook.  The bag is just stuffed in as Shvegel indicates. My car is 7749 and does not have the hook.  If you will look at the recently posted engine picture of 49er’s 280SL you will see that John’s car does have the hook.  His is serial 3820.

Last year at the MB Starfest2018 concours in Alabama, Judge Pierre Hedary dinged my car for not having the hook, unfairly I thought, as I could not recall ever having had a hook.  As it turned out I got the first place trophy anyway! 

Afterwards, I turned up the information in the first paragraph above.  I am convinced that the hook was dropped along with the booster change at serial 6619 explaining why my car does not have one.

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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 13:36:06 »
Thanks for all of the responses.  A little surprising that there is no other support but the good news is that I’m not missing it!
Harry Bailey
Knoxville, TN
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Re: Windshield Washer Bag Support
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 17:05:48 »
When I first got my car - late 280SL - I was upset by the fact that the washer bag was just "stuffed" there and thought I was missing something. Until I found out that this was another great example of Stuttgart engineering...
1970/71 280SL Automatic
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Power Steering
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Hardtop
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
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