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Postwar 170V & 170D / Re: 1951 170 Va build
« Last post by Ted on July 22, 2018, 04:00:24 PM »
I'll give it a try:
Postwar 170V & 170D / Re: 1951 170 Va build
« Last post by Charles Adamson on July 21, 2018, 11:09:07 PM »

Can you rotate the link 180 degrees?

Postwar 170V & 170D / Re: 1951 170 Va build
« Last post by John Ellis on July 21, 2018, 02:16:46 PM »
The original engine color was black, aluminum cylinder head and timing cover are not painted.

Most of the engine bolts have a black oxide finish.

The cylinder head gasket is pre-pressed and has metal bordering on all edges.  The maintenance manual does not call for sealants and none was evidenced when I pulled my cylinder head.  There is a specific cylinder head tightening sequence and torque requirement for the head bolts (see below). 
Postwar 170V & 170D / 1951 170 Va build
« Last post by Fast Ed on July 15, 2018, 09:53:13 PM »
I'm working on a 1951 170 C7412/51 13692302623/51

Can someone answer these questions?

1-What was the original engine color

2-What were the fasteners plated?

3-When installing the head with a new head gasket- should i use any gasket sealer? If so, what kind is best?

Postwar 170S / Re: Extreme makover - MB 170S
« Last post by Fast Ed on July 15, 2018, 09:18:41 PM »
This looks great- Nice job!!
Prewar 170V / 170va 1937
« Last post by TIMO AALTONEN on July 03, 2018, 05:12:30 AM »
Hello my friend need wheels to his car 170 va 1937
Technical / Re: Replace Studs on Manifold
« Last post by John Nguyen on June 28, 2018, 06:09:48 PM »
Thanks Ted,
It was turned out nice.

I would like to add:
- Strip the thread on the NUT to avoid the Nut raising up (breaking up welding spot) when turning.
- if the stud still has some room, cut as a (screw driver) slot on top of stud, perhaps remove 1/2 Dia stud (dip as screw driver slot) allowed welding material to fill in.
- Heating up Mounting studs area well...

All these would help the Welding spot more reliable.
...don't have to see Machine Shop...

Thanks again,
John C N.
Technical / Re: Radiator Cap Tool
« Last post by twigren on June 27, 2018, 05:57:36 PM »
Dear John,

I made one myself, from oak wood, darkened and oiled. Will send you some pics later.
The replicas from niemoeller are really bad. Simply a 2D cut-out, and not even close to original hand made version ;-)
If you are interested I'll do one (a copy of the one I did for my own 170S) for you. 75 Euro + shipping (from Sweden).

Please send a pm, or simply reply in the tread :-)

Wishing you a nice day!

Technical / Radiator Cap Tool
« Last post by John Nguyen on June 23, 2018, 05:46:01 PM »
Hi All,

Have Any One had this tool handy can duplicate, pencil trace, scan in full scale with some reference Dimensions that I can have.
Thinking of got it scanned and Laser cut.

Thank you,
Technical / Re: foglight lamp - socket/holder?
« Last post by Scott Montoney on June 17, 2018, 02:24:37 PM »
I believe that link is for a headlight (High/Low Beam).
The fog light has a single center contact.
Here are photos of mine.
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