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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 PM
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use diesel engine oil

Best advise above is for oil usage : Always use diesel engine oil as mentioned above its the required ZDDP additive otherwise vintage engines wear out rapidly .
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Amazing work on the Bible, Drew. I've printed it out and will keep a copy in the cubby box. I bought a set of 14" rims off a W108 (280S). I want to go as wide as there are tires available for 14s. I have read conflicting information on 205s vs. 195s. Do you think I can go up to 205s on 6 inch wide wheels? I have power steering so I am not worried about width too much.
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Thanks for the OZBENZ link. I had registered a while ago so I logged in.

Also, be aware that the Fintails and Pontons shared many common parts. Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962) © www.mbzponton.org is one such website.

I have 14" Bunts on my 220S, which now has a 220SE engine swapped in. I also have a set of 15" W126 aluminum wheels so I can go wider.

I'll post some pictures soon.

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Colonel, check this out for applicable rim widths.
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Says the 205's will fit 5.5" to 7" rims, so 6" are bang on the money.
I ran 205/70's for a while and liked them, but now I run wide white Cokers in 195/75 - definitely not a tyre for rallying!
You may be able to squeeze 215's on (read the ozbenz errata link), but your rear end would have to be adjusted side-to-side perfectly to prevent rubbing. I would stick with the 205's myself, as you will likely be testing the full suspension travel whilst rallying and would hate to start banging or scraping things underneath.

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Thanks Drew. I'll see what's available in 205s...
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I'm not sure they want a bunch of Yankees flooding their forum but I have gotten some great and innovative info from OZBenz. The ingenuity of the Australian people is something I appreciate and you never know what clever fix or product use somebody comes up with on that forum.


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