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08-12-2019 11:51 AM
Fonzi I tried a go-round on eBay again, and the winning bidder thought he could get a loan to purchase it. I decided that the car may hav other bits I might want for my 500se project, and rather than rushing a sale, now that the car is a functional driver, maybe needing some caster box / brake rod work, it makes sense to just park it up with the rest of them going into storage. Iím going to focus on thinning the herd of 107s first. Lots of parts cars have to go pronto. So the non-107 cars are getting stored. Got a pretty good setup which is far better than what Iíve had at home. I believe it is progress.




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06-23-2019 06:09 PM
Fonzi I probably should have gone to a computer to do this. I probably have typos, but eBay usually lets you revise. Iím really hoping for more than $2500, but we will see.

https://ebay.us/cG7nVK




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06-23-2019 12:24 PM
Fonzi
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Be sure the hub rings fit smoothly and the wheels go on hubs smoothly before trying to permanently attach them

Plastic hub rings might be more forgiving and the better choice for the problematic rim in this application

I usually have my auctions end Sunday night about 10pm eastern


Thanks.

I was thinking that maybe when people are at work, but you are probably right. Sunday night when people are settling down to start the new work week, getting organized is a good time.

Ok. I guess that settles it then. I will start it tonight.


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06-23-2019 11:40 AM
tusabes Be sure the hub rings fit smoothly and the wheels go on hubs smoothly before trying to permanently attach them

Plastic hub rings might be more forgiving and the better choice for the problematic rim in this application

I usually have my auctions end Sunday night about 10pm eastern
06-23-2019 11:34 AM
Fonzi
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The pictures certainly make it look nice. When I was up there and saw it the rain was COMING DOWN so I couldn't exactly see it all that well.


Did you watch the last video? That one is the deal killer.

I had put on the pentas with the two worst tires, one of which had the hub ring smashed in too much, and was hard to get both on and off. Iím guessing the bore in the wheel is a little smaller on that one, or thereís a problem with the spacer. Maybe next time I will try the metal hub rings I bought. In any case, that created some doubt regarding the balancing / runout on that wheel, but it performed no worse than the 15Ē wheels on this car, almost exactly the same I guess. So I canít blame anything on that wheel. Thatís a good thing.

As I just noticed how cheesey those center caps are on those black pentas. I can see how they would make you unhappy each time you saw them on your car. And now I see macdeity is selling AMG center caps on eBay, which makes me think he took the real caps off these wheels before he sold them do you. Perhaps not true, and it doesnít matter, but it make me feel like, ďhey! Those caps are supposed to be on my wheels!Ē Oh well, Iím happy with them, and will probably just get them refurbed like new and get some good AMG caps for them, maybe even TIG weld in the metal hub rings, tack them in, or whatever is needed. Iím sure my wheel shop could handle that.

Well, that was OT.

Anyone have any advice on the best time to list/schedule an eBay auction for a car like this?

Schedule it for local (east coast) buyers? European buyers?




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06-23-2019 10:26 AM
1783pictures The pictures certainly make it look nice. When I was up there and saw it the rain was COMING DOWN so I couldn't exactly see it all that well.
06-23-2019 09:27 AM
Fonzi
expected 500sec euro to impress me more

Thanks for writing that up for me. If I end up keeping the car, that will be next. Right now Iím trying to decided on the best time to list it on eBay for a 7 day listing.

Passenger seat belt presenter doesnít work. I guess I should post that and all the other flaws Iím afraid to highlight here, but ok... here goes... but first some other good things...

Driver seat belt presenter:

Driver window works despite falling out of the track if you donít push down on it while lowering the window (impossible to do while driving).

Rust video:



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06-22-2019 11:52 PM
KRH The castor rod rear bushes in the rear dog bones and up front in the lower control arm are always the culprit for strange knocking noises and weird feeling when braking etc.
They are holding the lower control arm in the correct position - when the bushes are worn that control arm is moving backwards and forwards - not good!!!

They are an easy fix for for DIY person to swap in new bushes

The front bush does require removal of the spring and spring cup base to access the bush. The dog bones are removed via the two bolts underneath but require the top thread to be sprayed with penetrine or similar (thru the hole where the retainer clip pokes out of the mount block) overnight before attempting to remove the bolt
06-22-2019 08:23 PM
bflobob8 Only a crazy person thinks these cars look nearly as good with the park bench bumpers. Just my opinion I suppose but damn, it ain"t even close.
06-22-2019 05:44 PM
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