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Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)

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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
05:42 AM ET (US)
Hello everyone,
I have a 1957 220S and would like to try and restore the windscreen washers. I have been unable to find any information on them, so if someone could help in regards as to how they work it would be appreciated. The plunger inside the car appears to be complete but there is also wiring to the unit, so I am interested to find out how they work. Just removing the bottle/pump looks a challenge as the fuse panel appears to be in the way and it is not in the easiest place to work.
Dorren Jackson
10:34 AM ET (US)
many thnks Jeff, will try him.....
Regards, Dorren
Jeff Miller
06:09 AM ET (US)

See the Links page for vendors of Mercedes-Benz parts.

Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
Authentic Classics
Jeff Miller
06:07 AM ET (US)

I suggest contacting Graham van Heerden.

See this link.
Dorren Jackson
02:31 AM ET (US)
Hello All,
          Bit mystified by my 1958 220S VIN number : AAP 0611270590648, Engine number V0610590648 ?? Believe the car came from Kenya into South Africa at some stage.
  I take the opportunity to wish all forum members a Peaceful Xmas and a Prosperous motoring New year in 2018..
 Dorren Jackson
06:59 PM ET (US)
Hello Guys,

Im Michael from the philippines. I'm currently "restoring" a 180d ponton. I need emblem for the front and trunk, can you help me find one?
12:48 PM ET (US)
Hi Gang,

I would like to remove my gas tank for cleaning. Anything special that I should know?
Also the water pump leaking between the pump and the block. Anthing unusual here?

02:49 PM ET (US)
Hi Kirk-
I own a 1962 BINZ wagon. Here's some prices I've seen: recently on Hemmings-- 40,000 looked pretty clean but the pictures were distant. EBAY-- one "barn find" went for 20,000 unrestored. I saw a clean one on EBAY for 60,000 but I don't know the final price. "Bring a trailer" has had one too. I think the German Market would bring more money. As far as myself-- its staying in the garage forever! Angus
03:06 PM ET (US)
Hello Everyone,

What are Ponton owners using for seat belts these days? I bought from Andover Restraints in the past but can't get ahold of them now.

Jeff, Thanks for the last answer. I'm picing up a nice 219 survivor in a couple of weeks and I'll send photos.

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