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Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)

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Tom Whiteley
09:20 PM ET (US)
I recently bought a 1959 220S. Car is in great shape but I have a problem. At idle the car is fine for a few minutes, it then stumbles and tries to die. I give it a little gas and its ok but feels like it loading up or getting flooded.
When I turn the car off and let it sit, its hard to start and the battery goes dead pretty quick. It takes a jump and will fire right up
Any suggestions as where to start looking? Thanjs
09:09 PM ET (US)
Need help finding brake linings to rivit for 1960 190b thanks
09:02 PM ET (US)
kdelman: To get your mirror beveled I would try AA Glass Service, St. Petersburg, FL 727 822 4400. They do all kinds of glass work but I suggest you call them to determine how to proceed as they specialize in clock glass. I'm reading from an old clipping so get your info. over the phone. Good luck.
06:57 PM ET (US)
Jeff Apel, I found the window rubber at artsstarclassics. Thanks for the lead. Now I am looking for someone who can bevel the rearview mirror for our 1959 190Db wagon. I have cut the mirror but it needs that important bevel to fit and match what was originally there. All suggestions are welcome. Kirk
B Marshall
02:14 PM ET (US)
Hi I have a 1960 Ponton W120 180b We are restoring it and need to source two door sills do you know anyone in the UK who could help?
Thank you
11:52 AM ET (US)
Jeff Apel,
thank you for your suggestion.
jeff apel
09:43 PM ET (US)
try arts star classic. www.artsstarclassics.com he has by the meter for the w187 it may be the same.
   Jeff In Pa
08:11 PM ET (US)
Dear All,
I would be interested in knowing about any parts source where I could find windshield rubber (in a roll not preformed). I am almost finished with the restoration of a 1959 190Db wagon by Binz and need to install the two fixed windows on the rear right and left side + the rear glass. Much appreciated. Kirk
05:03 PM ET (US)

Angus, thank you for assisting me with values for our 1959 190Db wagon. It is almost complete and I have included a photo of the new interior for you to enjoy.
My best,
Edited 07-02-2018 05:03 PM
Sanath Dharmasena
01:30 AM ET (US)
Hello Ponton Friends,
I am having three Pontons currently and was trying to rebuilt the one in Sri Lanka. The one in Sri Lanka is 180a, and the two in US 180b and 190. the 180b in US would donate the parts for the process in 180a, especially the upholstery and some body accessories. if someone looking for any part of 180b , can reach me by Email or phone (845-514-4278). I was lucky to find both 180b and 190 in US in really good state. I would be posting the pictures and updates on both 180a and 190 soon.
09:27 AM ET (US)
Many thanks, Jeff. The 220S Parts Catalog on the literature page only give the pictures with numbers, but not the actual descriptions of the parts themselves. The 190 Catalog - also available on the literature page as was scanned by Thomas Morehouse - provides the complete description of the parts with the correct specifications for the bolts (say M12x18), nuts, washers, bearing sizes etc. When we did our restoration in 2013 I just made a list of the bolts, nuts etc based on the 190 Catalogue and took it to a specialist retailer - I got almost all fasteners to the correct MB specs. Same for the bearings. Unfortunately the 190 and 220S illustrated parts lists are not the same for all parts hence my question whether someone could help me with a full digital copy of the "Illustrated Spare Parts Catalog for the 220S".
Jeff Miller
06:16 AM ET (US)

The "Illustrated Spare Parts Catalog for Model 220S (Catalog C 1958)" is on the Literature page.

It is a 3 Mb PDF file.

04:02 PM ET (US)
Hello, Ponton friends.
Does anyone have a digital copy of the "Illustrated Spare Parts Catalog for Model 220S" to share with me - ideally in PDF/ZIP?
On this Ponton website is already a copy of the "Illustrated Spare Parts Catalog for Model 190" but the 220S and 190 part numbers are not the same in all areas and this can easily lead to confusion when ordering parts.
Obviously it would be most helpful to other owners/restorers if that digital copy could be placed on this website!
Many thanks! www.Facebook.com/ClassicStrider
02:42 PM ET (US)
Interior rear view mirror? Is just the mirror glass available?
How about the exterior mirror glass on the fender?

Thanks in advance
09:01 PM ET (US)
Just to share our driving experiences with the twin Solex to Weber conversion for 6-cylinder Pontons. In 2014 we converted the Solexes of our 1957 220S Ponton with a JAM Engineering twin-Weber 32/36 DGV kit. We have driven now over 71,000 miles through north-central and south America, often on gravel roads towing a 1,600lbs tent-trailer. Reached (no trailer) 13,882ft in the Andes using larger air jets - a great feature of Weber, noting that our target height is 16,400ft required to cross the high passes in Bolivia and we are confident the car with the Webers will do that. Never had a problem with the Webers - really easy to tune and maintain. Some additional info/tips: we always use Lucas upper-cylinder lubricant and when opening the carbs last week they still looked like new as did the tank and the fuel hoses we replaced a few days ago. Originally we had problems in the US with the 15% alcohol in the fuel but after making a return fuel line we had no more problems, not even in Brazil with 28% alcohol. The return fuel line incorporates a fuel pressure reducing valve set at 1.6psi (at the carb) to take pressure of system, but 4psi works fine as well. Highly recommended conversion. Please follow us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ClassicStrider
Edited 02-28-2018 05:45 AM
Julian gibson
04:08 PM ET (US)
Hello everyone ,
I,m looking for a 180 d engine or slightly more cc to go in a land rover series 1 i drove an ex belguim police series 1 with this engine in and thort how much quitier it is to the land rover diesel i,m based in the uk
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