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There are at least 3 sets of the carbs on Ebay.

Maybe get in touch with one of the sellers, see if they can help.

Cheapest set of the carb there is $79. There is a Weber setup, new for $840.

It looks like one of the fuel lines into carb was disconnected when you looked initially. The metal isn't shiny so it appears it was like that for awhile.

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Mercedes Late W111 220S 230s Zenith Dual 2 Carburetors Zenith 35 40 Inat T1 | eBay

Has a lot of really good plix in high res with decent light.

If fuel line was left open it could be dirty. Don't know these specific carbs but that inlet point on Rochester carbs of the era had a small metal fuel filter right there at carb inlet. (RED circled items)

It certainly looks like PO was working on a fuel/carb issue.

It also looks like he didn't finish, or it would be back together.

And if it sat in a dusty field for 3 years with fuel lines open....

When fuel is in carb and the float reaches top, the accelerator pump should work. It is a little triangular tab that turns upward while throttle opens. If there is fuel in bowl, opening throttle should cause a spray of fuel, even with engine off. Usually only get 1 or 2 of these without fuel pump running. But that would show when gas is available in carbs.

So you should be able to move throttle open and see gas spray and smell it. (Accelerator pump on front carb is BLUE)

If carbs leak at all, they will need to be rebuilt for sure.

I see at least 2 vacumn lines not connected. The one on upper left in GREEN is some sort of idle advance, likely for cold start or AC operation. In these pix, it is connected with a red line, might help to do the same, if nothing else it will stop one vac leak.

It really looks like someone was in middle of repair and walked away. You will need to find good images of where all of the lines went. Some vacumn lines are such that if they aren't connected or plugged, the car won't idle for sure.
Thank you so much for this post. Your post is very informative and exactly the kind I needed. A local Indy told me one that I don't need a manual, I need a "how to". I really appreciate your effort.
We plugged all the open vacuum lines we found yesterday and that helped a lot. I will contact the seller on eBay and see what they have available. maybe I can get a deal on those carbs and replace mine or use those for parts. I also plan to check with an old Indy I know that has several parts cars at his shop. He may even have the parts I need on a shelf, he has been around since the early 60's.
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Here's a pic of the one I'm driving right now. You caught me at a good time I just washed it yesterday. The pic is from this AM with my phone. I'm on the road for the next 10 days.



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I didn't get a chance earlier to ask, but do you have pics of your cars?
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[IMG][/IMG]here's a pic of the one at home.

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Thank you so much for this post. Your post is very informative and exactly the kind I needed. A local Indy told me one that I don't need a manual, I need a "how to". I really appreciate your effort.
We plugged all the open vacuum lines we found yesterday and that helped a lot. I will contact the seller on eBay and see what they have available. maybe I can get a deal on those carbs and replace mine or use those for parts. I also plan to check with an old Indy I know that has several parts cars at his shop. He may even have the parts I need on a shelf, he has been around since the early 60's.
BTW, there is a manual for these carbs on this very site.

In the "General MB" section.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/2005484-post2.html
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Here's a pic of the one I'm driving right now. You caught me at a good time I just washed it yesterday. The pic is from this AM with my phone. I'm on the road for the next 10 days.
You have great taste is automobiles sir!!!! Drive safely and enjoy the trip. Looks like the ground has finally thawed for you.
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BTW, there is a manual for these carbs on this very site.

In the "General MB" section.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/2005484-post2.html
Thank you. I downloaded a ton of info the other night, but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Work has had me overwhelmed recently.
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Today was my lucky day. I may have solved my carburetor/ linkage issues. I found this wet up on a 1972 W108. I also picked up a washer fluid bottle.
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Where did you get the washer fluid bottle? I need one


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I picked it up at a salvage yard today. JustPassinThru has one for $5 plus postage. PM him.
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The washer bottle cleaned up pretty good.
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