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Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   Yesterday, 06:52 AM
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Posted By benztag
Very nice looking 450, Lars. It already looks...

Very nice looking 450, Lars. It already looks perfect in your pics. It's nice that you and your father had the chance to do some work on it together. As good as it looks now, it will be a real...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 187
Posted By benztag
Very nice pics, Johnny! It looks like both you,...

Very nice pics, Johnny! It looks like both you, and your Alte Dame had a nice trip. She looks great too, BTW. Beautiful alpine scenery, as well as your SL, the strudel, and beer (bier). Thanks for...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   07-10-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,986
Posted By benztag
You will feel a wobble through the steering wheel...

You will feel a wobble through the steering wheel (from subtle, as in my case to severe if the damper totally fails) for a second, or two after going over a bump, or undulation until the suspension...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   07-04-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,986
Posted By benztag
It looks very nice. Best of luck with it!

It looks very nice. Best of luck with it!
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   07-04-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By benztag
Very nicely done. The result is excellent. Now...

Very nicely done. The result is excellent. Now comes your reward, driving, and enjoying it for years to come.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   07-03-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,986
Posted By benztag
Last week the Benzer let me know that it needed a...

Last week the Benzer let me know that it needed a new steering damper for the first time, so I installed a new one today. I picked it up from my Benz dealer. It looks just like Bilstein units I've...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-30-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 566,336
Posted By benztag
Love those wheels!

Love those wheels!
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-30-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By benztag
FWIW, I was able to remove the a/c compressor...

FWIW, I was able to remove the a/c compressor with the lines still attached on my '87 560sl from the top by removing the p/s pump, and unclipping the radiator shroud in order to move it far enough to...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-27-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 63,738
Posted By benztag
Looks great! I never grow tired of seeing pics of...

Looks great! I never grow tired of seeing pics of 107s transformed by mounting euro bumpers.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 155,920
Posted By benztag
Safe travels, and enjoy!

Safe travels, and enjoy!
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-26-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 63,738
Posted By benztag
I wasn't able to include a pic of my installation...

I wasn't able to include a pic of my installation for you for the same reason.



Very nice result!:thumbsup:
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 155,920
Posted By benztag
Today was perfect, so my wife and I went for a...

Today was perfect, so my wife and I went for a nice top down ride from the east end of Long Island's north fork into town. We strolled around for a bit and then continued westward along the "Main...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-24-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By benztag
...Gunther?? :grin Congratulations! Very nice...

...Gunther?? :grin Congratulations! Very nice looking 107. Best of luck with it!
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-18-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 63,738
Posted By benztag
I did the same thing (cut the feet off, smoothed...

I did the same thing (cut the feet off, smoothed off the brackets with an angle grinder, and drilled through them) when I installed my euro bumpers. Once the bolt was tightened in the bumper frame, I...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-13-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,828
Posted By benztag
Is there any way in which you could use a feeler...

Is there any way in which you could use a feeler gauge to find the collapsed compensator i.e. being able to slide it in the collapsed compensator while it is loaded vs. not being able to do so with...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-13-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,828
Posted By benztag
Brats, and beer.

Brats, and beer.
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-13-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,828
Posted By benztag
Good luck with the right side. At this point, I...

Good luck with the right side. At this point, I think the Benz gods owe you one...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-12-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,828
Posted By benztag
Your theory makes good sense. I hope it proves to...

Your theory makes good sense. I hope it proves to be true, and you can finally say "problem solved". Having to listen to a tick would be annoying. Having it return after doing the amount of work...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-11-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By benztag
Watching that vid was like watching ancient...

Watching that vid was like watching ancient history. Rembering it makes ME ancient history.:smile
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-11-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,828
Posted By benztag
Kudos to you for your determination to find the...

Kudos to you for your determination to find the ticking culprit. Finding the stuck compensator is interesting. If I'm understanding this right, the compensator originally being stuck in it's...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-11-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9,821
Views: 1,203,582
Posted By benztag
Just add fender skirts, lake pipes, and fuzzy...

Just add fender skirts, lake pipes, and fuzzy dice...https://longisland.craigslist.org/cto/d/moriches-1988-mercedes-benz-560sl/6909501265.html
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-11-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By benztag
[QUOTE=therling;17811638] I wonder if I'd get...

[QUOTE=therling;17811638] I wonder if I'd get better gas mileage if I replaced all the Benz's fuses with "audiophile-grade" fuses.

I don't know about gas mileage, but it should sound...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-10-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By benztag
You really don't need a horn.., until you...

You really don't need a horn.., until you do.:smile One of my "junkyard special" horns has a "delay feature", and the other isn't far behind, so I'm going to be picking up a new set. The horns that...
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By benztag
That's a surprise. It looks like it would wake up...

That's a surprise. It looks like it would wake up the dead. I was ready to start looking for a set. Still neat looking though. Hope you're not thinking of changing the Pig's name to Herbie now.:wink
Forum: R/C107 SL/SLC Class   06-08-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By benztag
[QUOTE=unavita;17809298]Well- (I called Fonzi on...

[QUOTE=unavita;17809298]Well- (I called Fonzi on this as well and...)

Update- so earlier I had wifey in the drivers seat. I asked, "is it in park?" Her- "Do you want to do this yourself?"

LOL!...
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