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BartSt

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... worst nightmare ...
« on: June 13, 2022, 20:32:27 »
All,

Brief status:

1. Bought a 230sl in May last year @ action
2. Car was a mess
3. Rebuild the engine myself (never done it before)
4. Redid (large part) of wiring (thanks Leo)
5. Rebuild dash
6. And last week I wanted to take out the car for the first(!) test drive
7. and then I noticed a leak under power steering
8. I redid the seals and I thought I was ready for my first drive ... :)

But then I found this spring under my car ...

I thought initially that it was a valve spring, but it looks too short
Then I thought about the clutch
Then about brakes

And now I do not know where it came from.

Do not dare to drive my car ...

Who can help?

Best,

Bart

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 22:39:19 »
That’s not off the parking brake shoe is it?
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 00:50:15 »
hmm, a spring from the clutch disc (?)

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 01:18:48 »
It looks like part of a valve spring - but beefier. It also looks a bit too big to be a clutch disc spring, but hard to tell. There is no way part of a valve spring could escape from the engine and land on the floor.
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 02:48:56 »
It's not a pagoda part that I've ever seen so I'm going to say it's just some random piece that doesn't belong to the car. 
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2022, 07:10:30 »
All,

Thanks.

Then it could be from my eType which I'm restoring at the same time.

Only there I did nothing on the engine ....

Let's see, I wil ask the eType gang the same thing.

Best,

Bart

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2022, 11:39:07 »
Beware of friends who like to play tricks by leaving miscellaneous spare parts in your work area.

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2022, 12:24:37 »
Looks like the spring from the alternator drive on a Honda 1979-1982 CBX.... :o :o
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2022, 17:45:52 »
Hi Bart,
I have an E Type and I’ll have a look.
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2022, 17:58:40 »
Looks similar to the spring on the rear brakes in reply #20 of the posting below.  It could be the spring for the shoe adjuster.


https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=34954.0
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2022, 06:55:42 »
Here is the spring from my E type clutch..... It doesn't match with yours !
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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2022, 07:44:37 »
These are the parts of my rear brakes, the springs at the lower left hand side of the first pic do have similarities.

Again something else.

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2022, 11:48:59 »
... this could be it ...

I have a 230sl, do you as well (are the picts from a 230sl as well)?

Bart

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2022, 14:32:06 »
Yes it's a 230SL from 1965.

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Again something else.

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Re: ... worst nightmare ...
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2022, 07:21:01 »
All,

Just a brief update on that Spring I found.

It was the spring that was part of the steering box.

While taking the cap of the steering box, this spring fell out and rolled to the back of the car.

If you do not know it has a spring and you didn't see if fall, you have to write messages like I did in this topic ... ;)

Best,

Bart