1976 450SL (Pearl)
I swapped Pearl's beep-beep horns for a pair from a Ford Explorer. Just wasn't happy when she had to speak and sounded like one of these.
The SLC bushings are a lot cheaper and the main difference is that they are taller. The guy at the machine shop altered them for about $10 each. Maybe someday, when my ship comes in, I'll install the correct ones. I don't think the ride height in the rear has changedWhy did you alter the SLC bushings?t? Why not just get the correct ones? How do the subframe bushings alter the height of the SL?
Pearl's comes on between one and two gals. left.😂. That was the before picture. All done in and running. Put in 4 gallons of gas and the low fuel light is lit. What is the level that it is activated?
Was going to do that to Pearl, but when I tried loosening the first nut, the stud snapped off. Decided she would look better with a little wax shadow than three holes in the trunk lid. so I left it alone.Yeah, unfortunately the metal itself didn't polish out much for me. Main reason I removed emblem was to buff off the 45 years of built up wax caked around the emblem. It was worth the effort for this purpose. Before picture: View attachment 2706722
Thanks.The brass thingys look like the rollers from a door check.
Thanks.The rollers are broken off pieces of a door check (the spring loaded thing that makes your door open part way, then all the way). I think the plastic piece was attached to the bottom of the window regulator to draw rain water toward the water channel and drains in the bottom of the door.
I got lucky and got one with my $50 parts car. Do you know what year MB started putting the cover for the distributor?Very nice! Sorry....I'm not that guy to criticize nice work....but you are MISSING the protective cap for the ignition coil.
Had the shop guy stick his finger in Pearl's rear end yesterday. He said all was OK and I think she was happier when I drove her home.
To save wear and tear on the battery box straps on our Pearl, I charge her battery using the lug under her hood on the right side fender.Was going for a drive, Battery dead, haven't taken Sunshine out for several weeks, cabin fever.
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I salute you on your ability to repair something so difficult.I continue troubleshooting the distributor signal.
I run into yet another small issue with the aftermarket ignition signal cable that caused chaos afterwards.
I meant the post for chiroracer and his ‘74. I still have problems with getting my posts to go where I want them to. Thanks for the info on newer ignition systems.This is probably OK for older cars without electronic ignition. But do not do this on the 560SL. You might get away with it with one cylinder disconnected at a time, but if you pull the distributer wire it will fry the EZL $$$ and NLA.
After you get the bolts loose, shove a pry bar in the gap between the pump and the engine, force the pump out to where you want it then tighten the bolt in the slotted ear to hold it.See attached. Andy