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Please help
« on: December 17, 2022, 06:44:16 »
Hi Guys,
Could someone please give me an idea of the length of these rods/bars. I have converted my auto 250SL to manual and need to make up the bars.  I realise they are not really essential, but I would like to install them in any case.
Much appreciated and complements of the season to all.
Chris
Cape Town
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Re: Please help
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2022, 09:03:25 »
You actually need those rods to keep the shifter box from moving around while shifting. I would try to find used ones. Same parts used in sedans from that time period.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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1961  190SL
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1981  300SD
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Re: Please help
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2022, 09:43:47 »
I tried to measure from under the car but couldn't do it..
There must be good used ones out there but I'm not sure they are identical to sedan parts because they have a 113 number: 113 260 05 89 possibly superseded to 113 260 08 89 (from Niemoller catalog).
It seems they'd be a little tricky to make because of the shaped end. See for example the expensive (and corroded) rods currently on ebay USA. Different examples appear to have different ends - maybe that's the difference between the 05 part and the 08 part.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2022, 10:37:37 by DaveB »
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Re: Please help
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2022, 09:52:51 »
Better price here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194279090484

they're described as in 'very good condition' but one is a little corroded - probably wouldn't matter.
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Re: Please help
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2022, 10:00:19 »
Ok now here is the same person from Montreal selling the shifter tube (which I guess you already have?) under a different name:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/403793197254

not sure what to make of that but their ebay feedback is good for what it's worth..
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Re: Please help
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2022, 11:57:38 »
Thanks Gents,
Much appreciated.
Regards
Chris
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« Last Edit: December 25, 2022, 16:46:19 by cfm65@me.com »
28 Ford Model A Pickup
29 Chevy Phaeton
67 E Type FHC
67 250SL 5 speed
83 911SC
2015 VW T5 California Pop Top