Author Topic: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island  (Read 579 times)

StevenF

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I have been using a fantastic mechanic in NY (Rheinland Motors) but he is quite a distance from my home and I am not sure how long he is going to be in business as he is getting on in years.

As we know, unless you have a mechanic that truly understands our cars, any shop that states "European Specialists" are hard to trust...unless recommended. 

Please advise...

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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 16:52:11 »
Am I the  only Pagoda owner who lives in Long Island?

I need help here!
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 14:51:13 »
Not sure if this helps, but I use Wolfgang’s in Teaneck NJ.  Not exactly LI, but not too far.  You could also ask H&R Fuel Injection in Bohemia whom they recommend as they handle FI rebuilds for many northeast dealers. 
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 15:34:46 »
I sent a PM twice (if I did it right)
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 17:50:03 »
Thank you for your response.  I hear nothing but great things about Wolfgang's...but way to far from me.
I also called H&R and the learned that Hanz passed away in 2018 and they really didn't have any solid recommendations.

I will continue to look.
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 13:34:52 »
I don't know if this helps because I didn't bring my car to him yet because of Corona.I called H&R a couple of weeks ago and talked to someone about my mechanical fuel injection.He was very nice and told me that they take the injection pump off the car and put it on a dyano and and adjust everything.

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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 00:51:16 »
Have used Wolfgang for years on various cars, in addition to knowing all aspects of vintage MB's, he has all the special tools.
Mary & Rich run the show, good people.   
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 15:25:48 »
Steven,

Not sure if this helps you (and doesn't help right now obviously), but Enterprise has a location right next to Wolfgang's.  There is also a bus to Port Authority from Teaneck and from there you can get a train.  I live in CT and still go them.  A one-day, one-way Enterprise rental costs about $100.   Not cheap, but far cheaper than a bad repair!

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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2020, 16:21:28 »
Thanks Lowell good call, That's exactly how I have done it, for a longer repair I have done a one-way rental.
Let me just mention another repair source , Eurotech in Edgewater NJ ( Zenop ) This guy knows 113 inside and out. Last time I saw him he was tidying up an original 1970 280SL with only 6,500 original miles. 
 
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 19:23:48 »
Thanks guys but Tenafly is still to far for me.
I have 2 fellow Pagoda guys that recommended Richies...I am going to give them a try
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2020, 12:34:26 »
Where is Richies
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Re: Mechanic / Repair Shop Recommendation Wanted -- Long Island
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2020, 23:49:09 »
Richies is in Farmingdale but actually I found another mechanic that I am going to use....he came VERY highly recommended.
His name Jeff Kellndorfer.  I spoke with him and I am VERY confident in his abilities.  Jeff is in Huntington
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