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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 7:24 am

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Glass going in yesterday. Dream run with the front windscreen but issues with the back aluminium trim popping out at the join at the top. going in for round 2 tomorrow. Anyone had issues with the keeping the trim fitting nicely after replacing the glass?
The glass guys had sprayed a lubricant into the recess where the trim fits into so ive washed this out and given the trim a better curve to suit the shape of the glass and clamped in place until tomorrow hopefully this is going to help!

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Wed 11 Nov, 2015 1:23 pm

Check out the shine in the paintwork! Especially on the bootlid! :love4:

Good luck with the boot seal, hope it plays ball today!
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Post by drew56cus » Fri 13 Nov, 2015 12:25 am

mmm mmm - tasty looking car! Getting exciting now.
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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 14 Nov, 2015 2:03 pm

Thanks guys! Bart that switch arrived, thankyou for sending that! The towtruck guy forgot to pick up the merc on friday unfortunately so wont be fitting that this weekend. But doing some small detail work on the rear ashtrays and the glove box instead. Not much longer and il be able to go fishing on the weekends instead of playing with car parts

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Post by Bartman4800 » Sat 14 Nov, 2015 11:45 pm

Did the arm rest arrive too? Hope you can use it.

Your car looks stunning, are you the kinda guy who polishes his wheels with a toothbrush on Sundays? :laughing6:
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Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 5:43 am

It arrived too yeah, its going to finish off the car nicely cheers!
Thanks, ive never owned a nice car before so ive got some making up to do, i look forward to waxing it and toothbrushing the wheels on a sunday instead of getting my hands covered in grease and paint hahaha

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Post by Mercmad » Sun 15 Nov, 2015 12:30 pm

harryskater_220 wrote: issues with the back aluminium trim popping out at the join at the top. going in for round 2 tomorrow. Anyone had issues with the keeping the trim fitting nicely after replacing the glass?
The glass guys had sprayed a lubricant into the recess where the trim fits into so ive washed this out and given the trim a better curve to suit the shape of the glass and clamped in place until tomorrow hopefully this is going to help!
you have to be super careful with the trim because if you bend it it will get tiny cracks in the anodising.
Lay it on the glass to get the right shape then fit it into the rubber once the rubber is on the glass. then fit the screen to the car.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 25 Nov, 2015 3:57 pm

Oil bath filter.. Is this a replaceable item or is it in there for life and just require washing and fresh oil putting in?

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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 25 Nov, 2015 5:21 pm

It's for life harry. (And this time it really is!)

Just wash it out with petrol and let it drip.
Fill the filter bowl with clean fresh engine oil to the mark and voila!

That front of the car looks stunning btw.... have you had anything rechromed or is it just spit and polish?

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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 25 Nov, 2015 5:22 pm

sweet! cheers bart!

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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 25 Nov, 2015 5:25 pm

Thanks, headlight surrounds grille and bumpers rechromed and the aluminium re anodised and I polished the grille with the squares by hand very labour intensive :s

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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 30 Nov, 2015 5:23 am

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Almost finished! :o

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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 30 Nov, 2015 5:29 am

Just waiting on chrome clips for below windscreen and rear window. Timber window surrounds to go and and door seals and a couple of vacuum hoses. Modification certifier due end of week and wants to take it for a drive as he wants to check the pnuematic suspension so gonna have to get her running nicely in time. Havnt been able to tune correctly yet with not having filter fitted up and vacuum advance but fingers crossed itl be a step closer to being on the road by the end of the week!

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Post by harryskater_220 » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 5:30 am

Wheel alignment time!!

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Post by drew56cus » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 8:03 am

Oooh fingers crossed for you that it all goes well and you are cruising this weekend! Love the wide whites!
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Post by Mercmad » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 8:47 am

I hope they know what they are doing, it's easy to cock up the front end. :book: :book:

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 10:06 am

Love the wide whites!
+1 !!!! Looking great!

Wish there was that sort of scenery behind my local wheel alignment place... 8)
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Post by Bartman4800 » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 10:57 am

Looks stunning Harry. The body looks awesomely straight, probably straighter than from the factory.
I used to work at a panel beater when I was in Uni and have a good eye for it. Some 'restored' cars look like a laughing mirror.
Did you do all the straightening yourself or did you have help from a panel beater?
The metallic paint makes life even harder, because you have to make sure you removed every tiny scratch that will show up like a tent pole when applying the base coat.

Chapeau!!!


Your alignment guys have exactly the same scissor lift for wheel alignment as my local Bob Jane fitter.

When I had my alignment done, I gave him a quick rundown on how and what. Even brought the Mercedes Manual to point it out. But then he pulled out an enormous crowbar to adjust the caster.
I quickly tapped him on the shoulder to show him the eccentric bolts in the leaf springs.

"Oh, it's that easy" - yes it is mate. It's a Mercedes, not a Holden EH :snooty:
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Post by harryskater_220 » Fri 04 Dec, 2015 4:29 pm

Thanks Fullas. i was lucky and got the alignment done by a friend of a friend and because the mercedes is a bit different to what they do on a daily basis especially with the accuair elevel sus i was able to stick around and we took our time to get it right and the workshop manual did come out once or twice but happy with the way it was setup.
I had to decide a ride height before hand and the alignment was done to that height. It is a bit lower than the factory height and i will still have a huge amount of adjustment but when the key is turned the normal ride height will be resumed to avoid messing up the steering geometry (and wearing out those bloody expensive tyres)

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Post by drew56cus » Sat 05 Dec, 2015 6:04 pm

What type of tyres did you go for Harry? I have been running Coker radials, but they are almost dead now due to not getting the alignment done on the front end. But they are not very grippy in the rain. Wondering what to replace them with.
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Post by harryskater_220 » Sat 05 Dec, 2015 6:05 pm

Theyre a coker Bf Goodrich silvertown off the top of my head drew.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 07 Dec, 2015 8:34 pm

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Has anyone got any suggestions on what the screech could be? I removed the fan belt and it stopped. Which points the finger at the Alternator or Water Pump. Im picking the water pump. It was sent off for a rebuild at a local place here in NZ at the same time as the engine rebuild and they reckon they reassembled with new bearings which dont need lubricating however I just tried putting 10cc of oil in through the filler on the top of the pump and still screeching...

On another note I got her up on the hoist today and the modification certifier had a thorough checking over all the suspension/airbags, speaker holes and seatbelt mounts and has signed it off! :D

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I wonder how long its going to stay this clean... :S

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Post by T-Modell » Mon 07 Dec, 2015 8:39 pm

harryskater_220 wrote:... the modification certifier had a thorough checking over .... speaker holes
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Speaker holes? Certified? Wow :dontknow: ... 35cm bass drum? :laughing6:
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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 07 Dec, 2015 8:50 pm

I cut in some openings for 2x speakers in the parcel shelf and two in the front as per Drews Suggestion, and had to reinforce with 3mm thick steel rings spot welded in place Thomas. Theyre all hidden and hopefully loud enough to drown out that horrible noise from the water pump! no boom box unfortunately just normal speakers. They should be an improvement on the old single mono speaker in the dash!

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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 08 Dec, 2015 11:30 am

Harry, spray a bit of water on the belt while it is running.

If the screeching stops, it is the belt (and the cause could be misalignment or under-tension)
If it screeches just as hard, it must be a bearing in water pump or alternator.

Why rebuild the water pump? They are quite cheap from MB spares...
Anyway, you should be able to feel the state of the bearings. If you feel any "rumble" while spinning with your fingers, the bearings have been damaged upon assembly.
There should be no detectable play on the bearings.



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Post by harryskater_220 » Tue 08 Dec, 2015 6:36 pm

i didnt know they were available cheap new. The guy building my engine just sent it to a place he uses for water pumps. I tried the trick with the squirty water bottle but it didnt help, So im wondering if it could be because its been sat around for so long without any use and it just needs the new components wearing in a little..
I dropped the car off last night to stu who rebuilt the motor for me as there is a fairly big oil leak but pretty sure its something as simple as a missing bolt/stud. it looks as if its coming from an unused hole at the bottom of the block beside my new alternator bracket. I cant remember but we think it could have had studs originally for the generator bracket, so if its as simple as a missing stud that would be great.
The awful noise seems to be less frequent now but it may be a case of pulling the pump
back off and having a look for anything obvious.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Sun 13 Dec, 2015 2:47 pm

Ok so some more progress made in the last week. Oil leak found and stopped. it was coming from the chain tensioner nut. The noise has stopped from the pump ( dont know what that was- possibly just everything tight and new needing wearing in) and fuel regulator fitted and tuned up. running beautifully now! Unfortunately the guy i got to tune it and adjust the timing for me noticed some play in rear right wheel- thought it was the bearing but its clearly not and is suggesting it now could be worn splines. Hes going to have a look for me in the morning as he has a hoist. Anyone encountered similar problems? and whats going to be a good solution (providing it is worn splines) he is talking about hydraulically crimping a ring over it as a temporary fix to get my compliance done next week....

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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 14 Dec, 2015 2:38 am

The rear wheels always seem to have some play, where it is feels like it is the bearing nearest to the diff that is the culprit.
I do not think it is too much to worry about, but maybe Ron has a better answer to this.

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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 23 Dec, 2015 4:02 pm

So im on my way home from the compliance and they failed it on half a dozen small things. Including still having play in the rear right hub. This is after the slip coupling and bearings and copper washers have been replaced. Can anyone point me in the direction of where i might find. tolerances or maximum allowed play in the rear right? left side is firm as but its just a straight through drive shaft in comparison to the right where its got the splines and slip coupling and all of that extra stuff. Surely this is as good as its going to get and i hust need to convince the certifier that its ok....?

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Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 28 Dec, 2015 7:00 am

Spent the day repairing everything on the list. Balanced rear brakes, adjusted handbrake, repaired the interior right side indicator, repaired a problem with my wiring meaning the alternator wouldnt charge, swapped the alternator pulley out for a nicer fitting one for the belt to stop a squeek, Tightened front bearings a touch, bent locking tabs over on driveshaft and took it for a compulsory drive about town to check it all. The only thing i havnt been able to address is the play at rear right hub! Im ready to take the finny once again to the testing centre to get her road legal but i really need some info on the play they picked up on. There must be some indication that this play is/isnt allowed on the swing rear end? My guess is that its not going to improve. But i need some evidence to show the guy certifying the car! Hopefully somebody can help! so close to getting it on the road!

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Post by harryskater_220 » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 9:46 am

Problem solved! The finny is now warranted and registered for the road! :D

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Post by pastelgrey300D » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:47 am

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Awesome news Harry! What was the outcome re: the rear hub? Did you just ask nicely?

Seriously, congratulations. This has been an epic build thread and it's always been exciting when I get a notification that there has been a reply/update. Going to sit back and go through the whole thread from page 1 and enjoy the story even more knowing that it's a happy ending!

Looking forward to seeing some glamour shots of it out and about amongst the epic scenery you have!
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Post by harryskater_220 » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:52 am

haha thanks man!
The result of the play in the rear right was that they measured it wrong. they jacked the car up in the centre of the diff, allowing the axle tubes to hang down, therefore withdrawing the splined connection which was why there was play evident. Jack it up properly at normal driving condition (under the trailing arm) theres no play at all.
I will be sure to keep the photos coming!
Thanks to all that helped me with info& parts along the way!

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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 11:36 am

More congrats from me and glad that i could do some minor contributions to this epic resto! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
If we can showcase your car more to the general lovers of vintage cars in Oz and NZ, the prices will definitely go up for the finnies!

Good to know about the play and jacking method, that definitely makes sense!


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2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Post by harryskater_220 » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 11:38 am

Thanks Bart! Have you done your boot mods yet? is it going to work?
All the best for the new year!

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Post by T-Modell » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 7:17 pm

Wow great! If Mutti is happy, then my congrats too!!!
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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 31 Dec, 2015 10:53 pm

harryskater_220 wrote:Thanks Bart! Have you done your boot mods yet? is it going to work?
All the best for the new year!
Sigh...no, unfortunately not.
Young children take up a lot of time.
And despite the low global oil price I was very busy for the last weeks at work.

I am sure I can make it work, although I might need a few pics of the underside corners of your bootlid.
The earlier versions seem to have a different pressing at the underside.

Thanks again and Happy New Year!

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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"
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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 7:26 pm

A few more photos of the finny taken yesterday, credit to Nick Johnson for taking these!

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Post by T-Modell » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 7:28 pm

Hi,

have you lowered the car? I wasn't aware, that it will be a lowrider ... and what's that radio in the dash?

The colour-combo looks great, fantastic paint ... so no gravel roads? :whistle:

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Post by harryskater_220 » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 7:44 pm

Hi Thomas. no its not lowered but i replaced the steel springs for pnuematic adjustable air bags with an electric compresser.
Radio is a retro sound and i laser cut the face plate to suit my taste. the whole car has been done to my taste- not necessarily done to original spec. Glad you like the paint, its a modern Audi colour. There are lots of sealed roads where i am as well as the odd gravel road. The paint will definitely get stone chips but i need to learn not to be overly protective and just to use it!

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by T-Modell » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 7:48 pm

Hi Harry,

I respect that completely, I just wasn't aware! Especially here in Germany, the first thing you get is "Ooooh that's not original". Last year, when I parked my R107 SL at a meeting (with the original velours seats), I overheard a conversation of one of the "experts", that this SL is not original :laughing6: :laughing6:

The reason for my question was, that on one photo the level seems "normal" and on others extremely low.

Must be a good feeling to be able to drive it now! Enjoy!
Thomas
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by markb » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 8:25 pm

Congrats Harry,

It looks fantastic and I hope you are proud of all the effort you have put into this resto. :occasion5:

Cheers

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by TheMadRacoon » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 1:56 am

That's a Heck of a good looking car, Harry. Well done! Enjoy!
Emad,
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by drew56cus » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 11:41 am

Corr, she's a right looker there fella!
Any more interior pics? I love light coloured interiors but am terrified that I am a pig and would ruin it quickly. How have you found it so far? Is it leather or MB-tex or vinyl?
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by 420 SE » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 3:26 pm

Stunning result!
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Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 8:04 pm

Cheers fellas. Drew im still doing finishing touches with the interior, Theres a show on the 16th so im hoping to have it all finished up by then, I'll get some more photos up then! The seats and door cards are Marine grade Vinyl and i have been getting in and out with my grubby clothes on so it does need wiping down from time to time but i dont regret the pick of colour! The steering wheel was painted with an enamel so that wipes clean really easy. the seats have a leather texture so need a bit more attention. But to be honest i have been looking forward the whole time ive been restoring the car to the time where i can spend hours cleaning and polishing it, it beats degreasing parts and scraping off underseal! :P

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by merc-304 » Sun 20 Nov, 2016 4:29 pm

Harry where are you bro ?
Some updates needed on this fine rebuild.....lots of piccies please.
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by merc-304 » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 7:26 pm

Harry some updates ....Please !
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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by harryskater_220 » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 8:00 pm

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Hey. theres not alot to update. Now that the car is drivable i never bothered with small finishing touches. I still have to somehow straighten the aluminium door trims (the ones that cover the edges of the head lining) and recover them. I have the second horn to restore and fit- only got round to doing one. And some other small jobs.
Im thinking about possibilities of renting it for weddings/events in attempt to utilise it more. I have a work vehicle, fuel payed for etc which means i only take it out a couple times a month for special occassions or to the coffee and cars meet.
I have to get onto those jobs asap as we are due to have our first baby in may! otherwise they may never get done.

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Re: Rotisserie Resto 220SB

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 20 Mar, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks Harry, looks great!

Congrats on becoming a father. At least you finished the Merc first, then made babies. I did it the other way around :laughing6:

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