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I wonder if that 808 hp is ever fully utilized?
On the track it is. The 707hp Hellcats are surprisingly liveable around town - but act stupid and things can get pear shaped in a hurry. The Demon on race gas was considerably more frantic. It was closer to that Viper feeling - that something is about to go horribly wrong.

No comparison to putting the top down on the R129 and hitting the road for hours. I put the Demon (and to a lesser extent the Hellcats) in my 'I don't like the person I become when I drive it' category.
 

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Fender 1962 Precision bass

I've just finished re-setting my 1962 fender Precision bass guitar.
Over the years the action was getting more and more difficult, so I decided to adjust the neck truss rod.
Unlike the later models mine has to be adjusted from the heel which entailed taking off the fingerplate/pickguard to reveal the adjustment screw.
It's all done now and the action is perfect. At the same time I fitted a chrome pickguard and an 'ashtray' bridge cover.

Photo shows the bass and my '62 Strat with '57 pickups in the background :D
 

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This isn't worth starting a new thread about but with a little disappointment today found something mildly funny. And the subject of key availability has been beaten to death.

Lately I think that SL has had it out for me. The console stg compartment locked me out permanently it seems and today I managed to loose my electronic key. Had it in my pocket while using another car and it must have come out somewhere when I reached for something else in the pocket.

I had bought an extra when I got the car 5 years ago (still have 1 original).

But!

I was able to order a conventional key this afternoon - and decided to order 2 so looks like I will use the conventional key from now on (an advantage to having a '96 I guess)

Anyway I am on good terms with the parts people at my local dealer and they told me that for 3 years "a solution will come" from Daimler for more electronic keys.

To which they told me, given the oft-quoted saying by Gottlieb Daimler - Das Beste order Nichts (The best or nothing) lately it has been......nothing.
 

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Well., I always thought Mercedes pioneered the hydraulic convertible top with the R129 - but look at this
'66 Lincoln on Jay Leno's garage - a mechanical work of art.
 

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This new software leaves something to be desired. Trying to log in on my smartphone - forgot the password. Look on my desktop where I am logged in - go to my account - it will not show my password. And I have to put in my old password before I can use a new password.

Who thought of that?

Old system would show me my password which made sense since I was already....logged it.
 

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Well., I always thought Mercedes pioneered the hydraulic convertible top with the R129 - but look at this
'66 Lincoln on Jay Leno's garage - a mechanical work of art.
Great video. 👍. Mercedes can probably lay claim to pioneering the microprocessor controlled hydraulic convertible top, but the Lincoln, wow! Just look at how streamlined the top is over the windshield. That is impressive. British convertibles from the ‘60s and ‘70s (e-type, MG, Triumph...), couldn’t seem to get this right
 
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