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    These are the latest pictures on the progress...

    These are the latest pictures on the progress from about a month ago. Preliminary mounting of the body panels. I don't believe there has been much progress over the last month as they have been...
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    Here is the car with the front and rear ends...

    Here is the car with the front and rear ends bolted back on and dropped on to its wheels again.
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    More of the rear end assembly. Unfortunately I...

    More of the rear end assembly. Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the fully completed reassembly.
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    Assembling the rear end was another project that...

    Assembling the rear end was another project that was fairly difficult. Getting the correct backlash and meshing pinion gear correctly with the differential was a bit of trial and error without some...
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    Time to get back to posting updates on this...

    Time to get back to posting updates on this thread. These are some pictures of the rear end. These old Mercedes had an early independent suspension known as a swing axle. One side of the rear end...
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    I'll look in to the screen printing option...

    I'll look in to the screen printing option locally. My old man probably has some stamps, will just have to see if he has the close match to the originals.
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    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. I...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. I have the tag just need the printing and stamping done.
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    Data Tags

    As part of my restoration project I want to replace all the old data tags on the car. Would any one have any recommendations of a place that could reproduce the tag shown here? It's a combination...
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    Completed front end.

    Completed front end.
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    More pictures of the front end assembly and a...

    More pictures of the front end assembly and a picture of the relined brake shoes. Getting the front hubs installed on the upper and lower control arms was one of the most difficult jobs. You'd be...
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    Here some of the work on the front end parts.

    Here some of the work on the front end parts.
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    Here's what my garage with the mess of parts...

    Here's what my garage with the mess of parts after all the parts disassembly. Also some of the refinished parts coming back.
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    Sold
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    I'm not a mechanic, I was a journeyman...

    I'm not a mechanic, I was a journeyman electrician but have been working as an estimator for a large engineering company for the past 17 years. I used to do most of the mechanical repairs on my cars...
  15. FS: Playseat Evolution & Logitech G29 *SOLD*

    Both are like new. Asking $450 and will include these PS4 games : F1 2015, Project Cars, Project Cars 2.
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    That's right the spring just keeps the rockers...

    That's right the spring just keeps the rockers against the stand and the rockers are oiled via the camshaft. Hopefully you can read the details on the oiling system in these attached pictures.
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    Ya none of the previous pics showed the rocker...

    Ya none of the previous pics showed the rocker towers and arms. The valve clearance adjustment bolts are not installed in the second picture.
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    Some more from the engine assembly. I decided to...

    Some more from the engine assembly. I decided to install a modern alternator vs using the original generator. A couple other items I probably won't be keeping original are using a newer gear...
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    Some more photos from the engine assembly. The...

    Some more photos from the engine assembly. The block was machined out to the first repair size piston. Head received new valve guides and seals. Replaced all the gears on the timing gear train. ...
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    Here I'm starting to assemble the block after...

    Here I'm starting to assemble the block after getting it back from machining. Last picture shows checking of the crankshaft end play with a dial indicator.
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    WTB: Also check out Blackfoot Industrial Supply.

    Also check out Blackfoot Industrial Supply.
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    Here are the pics of a piston and the flywheel. ...

    Here are the pics of a piston and the flywheel. I'm not sure I really needed a new fly wheel but I did need a new ring gear. The cost of a ring gear was $370 USD vs a complete flywheel with ring at...
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    The paint inside the crankcase is called glyptol....

    The paint inside the crankcase is called glyptol. It seals the porous cast steel and keeps the oil flowing nicely. They also used this stuff on the inside of the differential and steering box. ...
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    On to some engine tear down. This was the first...

    On to some engine tear down. This was the first time I have attempted an engine rebuild. It was a relatively straight forward experience on an old and fairly simple engine.
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    Glad you're all liking the updates. These...

    Glad you're all liking the updates. These pictures are of the mechanical bits that were brought home after the shop stripped down the car.
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    And now the rebuilt and restored booster.

    And now the rebuilt and restored booster.
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    Next set of pics are of the brake booster tear...

    Next set of pics are of the brake booster tear down.
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    The garage is definitely a bit full. I also have...

    The garage is definitely a bit full. I also have an '08 RS4 and a '12 TTRS.
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    A couple other items that have been completed to...

    A couple other items that have been completed to date. Gauges sent out for restoration and calibration and horns restored. Also have a new wiring harness.
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    Rebuilt carbs and cleaned up intake manifolds.

    Rebuilt carbs and cleaned up intake manifolds.
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    While access was easy the underside of the dash...

    While access was easy the underside of the dash and firewall were painted and then the floor pans were installed.

    After all the work was done on the floors, all the fenders, nose panel and tail...
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    More metal work. The rear trailing arm mounts...

    More metal work. The rear trailing arm mounts were replaced as these are one of the most critical pieces where you need solid metal.
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    You can see in a few of these pictures that...

    You can see in a few of these pictures that inspection holes were cut in to the chassis in order to sandblast and epoxy prime all the original bare metal. Also some pics of the replacement metal...
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    Here are some pictures from when the car first...

    Here are some pictures from when the car first came back from media blasting. Obviously some rust metal repair was expect but the shop was surprised in the overall condition of the car. In the last...
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    That is pretty much true for these classic...

    That is pretty much true for these classic collectible models. I can't speak for some of the other models. I get most of my parts from the Mercedes Classic Center in California.

    The 190SL...
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    Rebuilt and re-installed pump. Also included a...

    Rebuilt and re-installed pump. Also included a youtube link of the engine running for the first time in 20 years. It ran very smoothly and had good oil pressure. A bit of the noise you hear in the...
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    A few more including some of the work I had...

    A few more including some of the work I had started on the fuel system. Last pic is the fuel injection pump. These cars had a mechanical fuel injection system.
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    The 6.3 has to be one of the most difficult cars...

    The 6.3 has to be one of the most difficult cars to work on. There is absolutely no room under the hood with that big motor shoe horned in there. It had also sat not running for approximately 20...
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    Last picture shows some of the holes through the...

    Last picture shows some of the holes through the floor and rail caps.
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    These are from the start of the tear down. Some...

    These are from the start of the tear down. Some additional bracing was welded in to keep everything straight while it was on the rotisserie.
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