What did you do to your Finnie today?

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Post by Big Daddy » Sun 13 Jul, 2014 11:40 pm

Now THAT looks like fun!

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Post by abl567 » Mon 14 Jul, 2014 12:11 pm

I saw you going north through Wilberforce on Saturday, I was in my 6.3, heading to woolies :Doh:

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Post by sf0999 » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 9:37 pm

Fitted a set or full block rally tyres today. 205/65x15 -quite big -car stands tall. But noisy -the rumble at any speed is horrid.

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Post by Greg in Oz » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 9:55 pm

sf0999 wrote:Fitted a set or full block rally tyres today. 205/65x15 -quite big -car stands tall. But noisy -the rumble at any speed is horrid.

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Post by sf0999 » Wed 06 Aug, 2014 10:09 pm

Partly to try another khanacross. Partly to assist with the rally look. There is no way I'm doing a road event on them -it was horrible driving back from Parramatta. I'm not sure they are really a long term option.

Incidentally, the tyres have done good service on Mickeys Commodore -so they are tired. The front 2 are OK, but the back are really chopped out on the inner edge.

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Post by Brad220S » Sun 17 Aug, 2014 6:01 pm

Passed its 54th consecutive rego inspection.

But seems generator has failed.

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Post by Jeremy » Fri 05 Sep, 2014 5:01 pm

Did some rust proofing and fixed up the drainage tubes in the boot as I was getting swimming pools building up in the wells.
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I used 1/2" clear tubing to replace the crusty mess of silicone goop that that was left of the old hose. Also had to poke around in the hole where the water drains out to clear out some accumulated dirt and wasp bits.
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Been using Dynax UB to protect the rust prone areas. Its an alternative product to POR15 and Miracle paint but its more of a wax coating type thing and comes in a big spray can with a long nozzle so its super easy to get into tight spots.
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Post by cuisses » Wed 24 Sep, 2014 8:02 pm

Not my finnie, but I did spend a lot of time today manoeuvring a W110 around an elderly lady's backyard trying to avoid all kinds of obstacles, so it pointed in the right direction for the driveway. Spent at least 5 minutes trying to get it into reverse and after that managed to stall it numerous times before success. I was actually there to attach historic plates to the car in my role as the local concessional Mercedes registrar.

BTW, if anyone knows the best way of starting a carbie car that has been sitting for some time, please let me know. I started it the other day, but it took many attempts. This time it started fine.
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Post by Mercmad » Wed 24 Sep, 2014 9:32 pm

Carburetors and old petrol is a marriage made in Hell (or some civil partnership :bootyshake: )and on Solex carbies you are asking for trouble. The basic rule is " if it has sat for two years,drain the tank and clean everything up to the carbs, " Now that is has run i would still drain the tank at least and put 10 liters of 95 in it,then run it until it is empty again. This will help clean up any varnish in the pump and carbs. An accessory in line filter (cheap at supercrap ) into the pump would help keep things clean too.

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Post by cuisses » Wed 24 Sep, 2014 10:35 pm

Mercmad wrote:Carburetors and old petrol is a marriage made in Hell (or some civil partnership :bootyshake: )and on Solex carbies you are asking for trouble. The basic rule is " if it has sat for two years,drain the tank and clean everything up to the carbs, " Now that is has run i would still drain the tank at least and put 10 liters of 95 in it,then run it until it is empty again. This will help clean up any varnish in the pump and carbs. An accessory in line filter (cheap at supercrap ) into the pump would help keep things clean too.

Thanks Ron, although in this case the owner used the terms "weeks" rather than years, since it was last run, although the petrol could have been pretty ancient. The filter idea sounds like a goer. I have advised her to drive it once a week to keep things in trim. The car is a little rusty, but it has apparently done only 66 K miles, and from the look of the engine bay I would say that it correct.
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Post by sf0999 » Sat 27 Sep, 2014 11:38 am

David, you really should own a Finnie...

This week my Finnie received a new set of boots (195/70x14 Michelin XM2 $140 -worth the cash IMHO). These replaced a set of XM1's that had done over 50,000km including several track days. The rally tyres are just for the rough stuff -they are terrible on the road.

I also replaced the rear torque arm bushes and spring saddle. Much quieter now and the car feels so much better on the road.

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Post by Brad220S » Wed 29 Oct, 2014 8:55 am

Well not so much today, but over the last week.

Fitted new aftermarket generator, apparently couldn't get the parts to fix the original, I want to keep the car as orginal as possible, so didn't want to go down the alternator path.
Thats where the fun starts.
Pick up generator, the original pully didn't fit, chased around, found a pully that fits.
Fit Generator, because of the slightly different pulley and mounting, new fan belt was needed.
Went to supercrap for a new belt, some clueless 18yr old girl wanted to start asking questions like what is the belt for.
Kept telling her it doesn't matter what its for, I know what i'm looking for, a belt longer than this one. She kept asking what is it for, maybe we'll have one in stock.
Told her look, its for a 1960 Mercedes and it doesn't matter if you have one in stock, it won't fit because of the different generator i've fitted.
Then she wanted to argue that my car has an alternator not a generator.
Anyway, just ignored her after that, got my belt and left.

Fitted belt, absolutely perfect guess. 50/50 adjustment either direction.

Fired up car, generator light still on. Bugger.
Check the regulator, yep, she's dead. This shouldn't be a problem, early Holden fits, Dad has just aquired an original FE holden and a lot of bits, quick call, all good.
Nope, no regulators.
Off to another parts place. Rather than freak them out with asking for a Mercedes regulator, I ask for an FC one, yep no problem, have them in stock, but wanted to see mine just to be sure.
Bring them mine, first question "WTF is that? Thats not what I thought you were after"
We go through all the books, found a couple that will work, have to wait until monday to order one.
None in stock anywhere.
Then the guy has the hide to say to me, why don't you join the 21st century and fit an alternator?
Because this has lasted 54 years, why replace it with something that in my experience is lucky to last 5-10.
That shut him up.

So now getting desperate, want to take the car to "Classic Yass" this weekend.
Tried every electrician in a 100km radius, all completely useless and unhelpful (the guy I got the generator from is great, but was sick and couldn't contact him)
Tracked down a EH holden reg from a wreckers and remembered about the 2 W111's that are complete wrecks sitting in a paddock.
My father went out, and yay, one still had the regulator attached, pinched it and he bought the 2 regs to me at work (80km from his place)
Took the regs to the electrician to have a look over, both seem perfect. Fitted the Mercedes one, typically for Mercedes, completely different, but the mounting points and wire connectors are all the same.

Tonight after work I have the electrician coming over to check that the generator is wired up correctly and wasn't the cause of the regulator burn out, and here's hoping when I fire her up no more red light.

Why is nothing ever straight forward?

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Post by Mercmad » Wed 29 Oct, 2014 3:37 pm

POLARIZE the generator BEFORE you start it otherwise it will cook the windings and/or the regulator again . :coffee2:

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Post by Brad220S » Wed 29 Oct, 2014 7:44 pm

Great, wasn't told anything about that.
It's still not working, unsure if I have the wiring right.
Sparky was supposed to have a look this arvo, but didn't show. :angryfire:

Anyone got a photo of the wiring?
Stupid me completely forgot to take a photo before I took it apart for the first time ever.

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Post by Brad220S » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 10:23 am

Generator/Regulator issue solved.

Before I got Mercmads reply, it fried another regulator.

Now i'm not 100% sure this is the problem, but i'm pretty confident it is.

First attempt at putting the regulator in, I had it wired up ok, regulator fault was there already.
Got new regulator, started it and it wasn't charging. Solid red ligt on the dash, thought it was wired up wrong, swapped 2 wires, gen light still was solid red, gave the regulator a tap and she went up in flames.

Sparky comes over, fits reg from an EH, and gets it running and charging fine.
I wasn't home when he did this, so when I got home, started it up, still, bright solid red light. Gave it a good rev this time and the light flickered and went off.
So driving to my parents house 115km away that evening, I figured it out.
I had it right first time, but the solid red light rather than flickering at idle and low rpm tricked me. The cause is the slightly larger pully we had to install, meaning the generator was actually spinning too slow at idle. More revs are required to charge it than before.
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350 miles done over the weekend faultlessly.

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Post by Mercmad » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 11:57 am

[quote] gave the regulator a tap and she went up in flames.[/quote]
:laughing6: :violent3:

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Post by Brad220S » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 12:33 pm

Its much funnier now than when it happened.

Tap on the points and she just went up, nice and toasty.
The Mrs who was in the car ready to turn it off incase something happened like that, well......never seen her run so fast!

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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 10 Nov, 2014 11:48 am

Yesterday,

I flew to Adelaide, met the president of the SA Mercedes club, met Dave (Pastelgrey) and then decided to buy a finnie :dance: :dance:

Drove the car for an extended period, crawled in the pit to check it out underneath.
It truly is an unrestored car, with beautiful patina and a great ride!

http://www.ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... 19#p143980

My rusty maroon one which has spent the last 5 years under a tarp will now become a proud parts donor.
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Post by Mercmad » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 3:16 pm

Smart Move!, you got a car you can drive and no need to spend hours and dollars on a car. when the family needs your time etc. :coffee2:

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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 5:15 pm

You got it Ron. I keep telling my wife that I did not spend money, no I saved money!

Restoring that rusty red Finnie would have taken years and gazillions of dollars.

Remember my Wife was pregnant? Our baby girl (Gabriella) just turned 3 months old.

I did not announce it as she was not named "Mercedes" :bs:

She is gorgeous but takes up a lot of our time. Mum breastfeeds her day and night, but I get the honours of doing the nappies. :dance:

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Post by T-Modell » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 6:03 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:.... Mum breastfeeds her day and night, but I get the honours of doing the nappies. :dance:

Bart
Four months ago it was the other way round :laughing6: ... congrats from my side! ... my wife's a granny now also since October, she just came back from Coomera/Brisbane this week ... I still refuse to wear the title step-grandfather, because it feels like I'm 20 years older :laughing6:

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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 6:46 pm

Well, I am 44 and a first time dad. Mum is 40.
By the time she's 18 I am 62 and too slow to chase away the lusting mongrels :whistle:

Heard a story from my boss:

When he came to the GF's house for the first time, dad was waiting in his rocking chair with a colt 45 in his lap.

This was in Texas...

He managed to impress him by exactly calling out model and specifications....



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Post by T-Modell » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 6:48 pm

Bart,

I'm 49 ... so I practised "simultaneous engineering" before the expression was invented :laughing6: ... my two own daughters are 25 and 23, but when they reached the "time", I printed that on an A3-sheet and placed it at the entrance:
10 Rules for Company with my Daughters

1. When you arrive at my drive and hoot, you should deliver something – I will definitely not deliver anybody to you in this case

2. In my presence you don’t touch my daughter. You may look at her – above the shoulders. Eyes or hands, that don’t stay away from my daughter, will be removed

3. I know, that it is cool for boys your age to wear the trousers in a way that they might slide down every moment. Don’t take it personally, but you and your friends your all just total dopes.
Anyway I try to be open-minded and offer the following possibility: You are allowed to show up at my front door with spotless clean underwear and oversized trousers and I will not get upset. But to assure that you don’t loose your trousers during the rendevous I will fasten them to you.

4. You might be informed, that sexual contact without contraceptive can be a deadly risk these days. Regarding sex with my daughter I am the contraceptive. And the deadly risk.

5. It is common expectation that we talk about sport, politics and daily life to learn to know each other. I don’t do that. I just want to know, when my daughter is back, to be more precise I expect the one word “early”.

6. You are definitely a smart guy and you could meet other girls. I agree to that as long as my daughter agrees to it. In all other cases you will company my daughter until she’s fed up with you. If you make her cry I will make you cry.

7. Don’t sigh and jiggle around if you have to stand in the entrance for an hour or longer waiting for her. If you want to be on time to the movies you shouldn’t have dated in the first place. My daughter is just dressing up and this can take longer than extending the Autobahn from 2 to 3 lanes. Just make yourself useful, e. g. you could clean my car.

8. The following places are not suitable meeting points with my daughter: places with beds, sofas or furniture softer than a wooden stool. Places without light, places to dance or holding hands or where the party is. Heated places that allow wearing shorts, t-shirts or anything else than overalls, sweaters and a warm, completely closed anorak.
Movies with a strong romantic or sexual content are to be avoided strictly, chain saw movies are ok. Ice hockey games are ok. Being at home with the parents is ok.

9. Don’t lie to me. I may look like an overweighted numskull, who has had his best years. But as long my daughter is touched, I am the all-knowing, revenging god. In case I ask you, where you are going to and with whom, you have exactly ONE chance, to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I own a gun, a shovel and enough space in the garden. Don’t play games with me.

10. Be scared. Very scared. When I start siting around, waiting nervously for my daughter to return, I start to brood. Then I remember the time in the foreign legion and the voices order me to clean my gun. After stopping your car I recommend to hold your hands over your head. Announce clearly the parole, confirm the safe return of my daughter, get in the car and leave. Entering my house is not necessary. The figure in the battle dress you see in the window is me.

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Post by New123 » Thu 13 Nov, 2014 7:21 pm

Bartman4800 wrote:Yesterday,

I flew to Adelaide, met the president of the SA Mercedes club, met Dave (Pastelgrey) and then decided to buy a finnie :dance: :dance:

Drove the car for an extended period, crawled in the pit to check it out underneath.
It truly is an unrestored car, with beautiful patina and a great ride!

http://www.ozbenz.net/viewtopic.php?f=1 ... 19#p143980

My rusty maroon one which has spent the last 5 years under a tarp will now become a proud parts donor.
Congratulations!

I have ridden in that car, and you have made a great purchase!

I'm glad to see it has gone to someone who will continue to take good care of it.

Cheers
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Post by konrad » Fri 14 Nov, 2014 1:41 pm

Thomas,

Enjoyed your "Rules of Engagement"

We have something similar to #9 here in the country. It goes along the lines that "I have a gun, a front end loader, 1000 (?) hectares and lots of boulders".
"Go and pick the boulder that you would like to be buried under".

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Post by konrad » Fri 14 Nov, 2014 1:51 pm

Hi Bart,

Lazy, lazy, lazy and look at all of the fun you'll be missing out on re-building you old girl.
On the other hand..................this will give you lot's more time to help me with my W112.
Congrats on the new family addition. There is no greater joy than a daughter (except between 13 - 16 years). But anyway that gives you at least 13 years of joy.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Sat 15 Nov, 2014 11:21 pm

I'll give you a call Konrad when my new purchase has arrived (after I come back from a month offshore to get some extra dosh)

And I do not mind to come around on a Saturday arvo to give you a hand!

Gimme a call so I won't forget !


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Post by Mercmad » Sun 16 Nov, 2014 12:20 pm

Image :laughing6: :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Post by eddie » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 10:45 am

Got registered!


highlighted a few issues though:

1. heater on full bore, very warm on a summers day
2. running sooooo lean, terrible idle and no power at take off, popping on overrun
3. vibration in driveshaft
4. the brakes, steering and suspension seem in pretty good order
5. no stereo means listening for faults is traumatic and relentless
6. there are no old cars on the road anymore
7. the drivers seat is a bit knackered
8. motor registration laws in SA are a bit too simple (not complaining)
9. I need to paint the hubcaps - way too much bling


anyway, another finnie is back on the road, and it is currently with Barrie Green for the idle and acceleration issues and general check over.

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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by CraigB » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:29 am

Well done - I'm guessing regency didn't see it? Did you have to take it for ID check though? Did they look it over much? I have to do the widebody at some stage in the future and it all makes me a bit nervous!
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by eddie » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 11:44 am

Hey Craig

Went to regency, but numbers check only, they examined the chassis, engine numbers, did a police check and handed me a form, they also noted the manufacture date as Jan 1966, which seems awfully late for a 220?? Then off to motor reg to pay the bill, that was it. Regency spent about 20 mins on it, seemed a long time for writing down numbers, I was starting to wonder if would happen, but no issues at all.

It seems that if it's been registered previously and the car is not modified at all then it's just an identification check and you're away.

Weird seeing as I didn't have any number plates or previous registration details, only a bill of sale from the last owner (which wasn't even looked at?!?)

All done, when I get it back from Barrie (assuming there are no major issues) I'll come around for a visit/drive
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 12:07 pm

Nice one Eddie,
I am still working on mine to get it registered in WA.


This weekend I replaced all the light bulbs in the taillights.
The specified factory wattage of the bulbs is a bit uncommon: 3W /15W/ 18W, all with bajonet fitting.

I replaced them with the more common 5W /10W and 21W. However for the blinkers this is not an option.
With 21W they go really slow. Does anyone know where to buy 15W or 18W bulbs with a bajonet fitting (so called BA 15S) ?


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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by CraigB » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 2:27 pm

yes, I'm wondering if the 'not modified at all' bit will become an issue. I could put a set of 15x7 pentas on there and if they weren't too freaked by the widebody guards then everything else is basically standard. Did the numbers guys seem like that would concern them - did they seem interested in your car at all for its classic styling perhaps..... or just numbers guys? The car was registered as is in NSW, I have an email from the Managing director of AMG saying it was modded as a new car and OK for rego in Germany and elsewhere in the world, there is another one already registered in SA, and I can take copies of articles back in the day of the car...... I'm just worried I will get the same guy who I had with the blue AMG and I am sure he will say - its over track or you can't have that stuff hanging off it!

As for the globes Bart, I have a friend, one of my main early car resto mentors, who I think would know everything there is to know, does regular euro trips for NOS etc and has LED replacement bulbs but also owner of many concourse winning MG's, so will appreciate originality etc. This is his website - Anthony Pearson:

http://classicandvintagebulbs.com/page11.html
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by eddie » Tue 27 Jan, 2015 9:46 pm

Craig, rgency guys were all business, no chat, no smiles, and i wasnt allowed to stand near the car and discuss. Bring the car in, pop the bonnetand go and wait in reception for them to finish. I tried very hard for the car to look stock and clean. I couldnt tell what would have happened if they found something not road legal. Mi es pre 1971 when compkiance plates started being installed, not sure if that makes a difference, catch you soon hopefully
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Mercmad » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 8:54 am

A lot different to my experience in NSW in the 80's. i took a 1966 BMW to the Office trio get checked. They weren't going to allow it because the chassis number was stamped into a lip on the top of the inner mudgaurd. Their reasoning was that someone could steal the car and put another number there.... :dontknow:
I had to go away and bring back car magazines etc to show them that all Nueklasse BMW s had the numbers there. :dontknow: :error: :bs:

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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 28 Jan, 2015 10:20 am

Great to hear it all went well Justin, you hear some horror stories but I had no problems getting both of my Finnies through first time.

I've had the same issue with indicator globes on my 230S, for now I have a 5W parking light bulb in the front but would like something a little brighter. Might try one of those LED bulbs and see how it goes. Only other thing I could think of would be to add a relay to operate the rear indicator so I could have a 21W bulb.
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 30 Jan, 2015 10:54 am

I bought the last 7 bulbs of 12V/18W with a Ba15s fitting from Anthony Pearson; apparently they are made no longer....

That will keep me going for a while....

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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Big Daddy » Sat 07 Feb, 2015 4:17 pm

I haven't had much to say lately, although I have been lurking on the forum occasionally to stay up to date. I took the 230 out today for a good hard run. I drive it fairly regularly but our historic rego rules in NSW are pretty restrictive if you just feel like going out for a drive.

The 230 is not the smoothest car I've ever driven but it has plenty of go and stops well. The engine isn't that torquey so it needs lots of revs. I'm not going so far as to describe it as sporty but it has plenty of power and handles well even with 30 year old tyres. I must do something about that. Anyway, it is fun to drive, it doesn't drip oil, doesn't use water and starts first go. What more could I ask?

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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by olddog642 » Sat 07 Feb, 2015 11:58 pm

Big Daddy wrote:I haven't had much to say lately, although I have been lurking on the forum occasionally to stay up to date. I took the 230 out today for a good hard run. I drive it fairly regularly but our historic rego rules in NSW are pretty restrictive if you just feel like going out for a drive.

The 230 is not the smoothest car I've ever driven but it has plenty of go and stops well. The engine isn't that torquey so it needs lots of revs. I'm not going so far as to describe it as sporty but it has plenty of power and handles well even with 30 year old tyres. I must do something about that. Anyway, it is fun to drive, it doesn't drip oil, doesn't use water and starts first go. What more could I ask?

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Howdy Mark,
did I read it correctly that you are actually driving the car with thirty year old tyres or are the ones on the car a thirty year old style. the reason I ask this is that if the tyres are thirty years old, you are at risk of having a serious tyre failure and if you are doing any sort of speed well then a crash is inevitable.
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Big Daddy » Sun 08 Feb, 2015 8:27 am

Hi old dog

Actually the tyres are 30 years old. I have a correct set of 13 inch wheels with near new whitewalls to go on but haven't gotten around to it yet as they are on another car which is three hours drive away. Your reminder is a good incentive to do something about it.
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Post by olddog642 » Sun 08 Feb, 2015 10:04 pm

Big Daddy wrote:Hi old dog

Actually the tyres are 30 years old. I have a correct set of 13 inch wheels with near new whitewalls to go on but haven't gotten around to it yet as they are on another car which is three hours drive away. Your reminder is a good incentive to do something about it.
Howdy Mark,
sounds like a good excuse for leisurely long weekend away, glad to hear you have another newer set lined up.
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Post by Mercmad » Fri 20 Feb, 2015 4:11 pm

Loaded her onto a truck for the long ride to Adelaide.
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Post by markb » Fri 20 Feb, 2015 6:44 pm

Adelaide ?

So was it Craig B, David or Davide from the Forum who bought it, maybe even Hendrik's new work-advertising vehicle ? Please reveal..
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Fri 20 Feb, 2015 9:15 pm

Amazingly none of the above, it is an ozbenz member though!

Must have been a bittersweet moment to see her go Ron, I certainly had mixed feelings about the car - sad that it's not mine but glad its coming here and I'll be able to see it driving around!
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http://youtu.be/GV0-vLHWhmA :pale: :pale:
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 11:27 am

I finally mounted the rebuilt calipers (quite proud of that job) to the rebuilt front suspension (king pin replacement). I checked the rear brake cylinders before, they turned out to have been re-sleeved with S/S bushes.
Hooked all the hoses up and tried to bleed it. Front bled ok, but could not get any fluid out of the furthest rear brake cylinder.
Suspected the spring loaded valve between front and rear, but then found out that the other rear brake bled ok.

Took the suspect brake cylinder off, and noticed there was black crud inside, and inside the brake line.
Gave it another hard push on the pedal, until the crap flew out with a pfiewwwww (left a smear of brake fluid on the shed floor)
Cleaned out the cylinder, and hooked it back up.

Turned out that some hose (or other rubber part) must have disintegrated internally and left its crap in the system.
I am going to replace all hoses soon after registration. I think I saw 1984 on one of them....

Also found out that the tyres were manufactured in 1995.... they will go as well and will be replaced with the 14" ones from the donor.

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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by CraigB » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 12:05 pm

As i was reading the brake bit i was saying to myself ' have you changed the brake hoses' - my normal mantra - at least they are 84 and not one set i had with 1969! But you never know when they will break down internally, block or even swell to then jam a break on, or part block and play up with brake pressures. Very much a consumable part that i think of if doing anything to the brakes - usually rubbers in the calipers last at least 10 years, so if rebuilding calipers, replace the hoses.
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 12:12 pm

Yeah, and the rubber hose for the oil pressure meter on the dashboard is also very cracked. Would not be surprised if that one is 1963...

Anyway, I replaced all these hoses on the donor car, 5 years ago. The car's been sitting under a tarp for all that time. So now will be the time all those bits will move over....
Hopefully the front brake hoses will fit cuz the donor car still has front drums.


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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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