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Mercedes-Benz Pontons (1953-1962)

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angus2
09-23-2018
09:46 AM ET (US)
sorry about my spelling-- geez--WORN
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angus2
09-22-2018
05:34 PM ET (US)

warn picture
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angus2
09-22-2018
05:32 PM ET (US)

Thanks for the help! I got advice that the attachment hole on my gearbox is warn. When I was checking this on the car the cable was loose even though the fastening was tight. Attached are two pictures. The first 'called warn" shows a wear ring on the inside of the receiving hole in the transmission. You have to look closely.
The second picture is of a spare aluminum transmission end plate I have, showing a clean smooth hole. (called 'not warn" and has a blue flashlight in the picture)

So when I took the cable end piece and put it into the "not warn" end plate, it sits in the hole firmly and doesn't move around. It'll be even better when the screw is in place.

My plan is to put the spare endplate onto the existing gearbox. and this should fix my problem. I can pull the cable out of the housing so I should be able to put a generous amount of graphite into the cable. ( I did try greasing it earlier but the graphite should be better)

OK! Thanks so much! Angus
Edited 09-22-2018 05:33 PM
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Heathcliff1
09-22-2018
05:11 PM ET (US)
Angus, we had the same problem with the speedo of Abel, our 1957 220S. I already had fitted a new cable and so that could not be the problem. I had inspected the worm gear when the gear box was open and that all looked in great condition. So I sent the speedo to our expert company in New Zealand who also does aeronautical instruments and was told that the speedo contains magnetised discs that lose their magnetism over time. They send mine to the workshops of Air New Zealand who re-magnetised the discs (I have not seen the discs so just take their word for it). This made quite a difference but it is not perfect - apparently it is hard to re-magnetise old discs. I decided to leave it as it is - not sure what else we could do and as we are always driving with our Garmin DPS is does not worry us. Suggest you accept the problem.
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Jim Vargo
09-21-2018
08:05 AM ET (US)
Angus, Try putting a generous amount of graphite lubricant inside the sheath that the cable is encased in. That has worked for me for a similar problem.
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angus2
09-20-2018
07:40 PM ET (US)
My speedometer needle is erratic as hell. At low speed it seems to work but at higher speeds it starts jumping around.
I took the cable out and inspected. Looks fine not worn or spun. (replaced with a old spare same results)
Took the speedo out of dash , ran it with a drill motor, works fine .
I have the tranny out right now. Should I take apart the bronze worm gear? Does anyone have any experience with this? Hard to believe the worm could wear out.
THANKS!!!!!
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Jeff Miller
09-15-2018
06:31 AM ET (US)
Pontons did not come with power seats.
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John De
09-14-2018
10:28 AM ET (US)
I have a 1959 220s I just purchased which has power seats, did this model come with power seats, if so where can I get info
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chip hughes
08-30-2018
11:10 AM ET (US)
Phil, Send me your email and I'll send you some solex booklets. o l h u g h e s at h s s i d o t n e t
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Philippe Gaymard
08-30-2018
05:24 AM ET (US)
Hi guy's,

So no-one can help me out to fix the idle circuit of my Solex 34 PICB?
Or would anyone have a detailed diagram of the carb so that I can figure where to try and unplug?

Thanks again

Phil
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David Robertson
08-27-2018
10:00 AM ET (US)
Hi Barry & Stuart Marshall
I'm restoring a 1959 180a and live in Wargrave, Berkshire.
I have quite a few parts that I don't need which you might be interested in, although no door sills.
I like Karasch and have bought a lot of stuff from them.
If you'd like to talk or visit, please get in touch.
Regards
David
davidjrobertson@me.com
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angus2
08-26-2018
02:07 PM ET (US)
B. Marshall-- I have a set but they are in pretty poor shape. I'd go with Ingemar's suggestion. The only advantage to my set would be that they would be free! If you like I'll take a picture for you. Angus
Edited 08-26-2018 02:07 PM
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Ingemar Berndtsson
08-26-2018
01:06 PM ET (US)
To B. Marshall. Have you tried Werner Karasch in Gelsenkirchen Germany. They have almost Everything regarding pontons and are very quality minded.

Ingemar
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Philippe Gaymard
08-26-2018
12:17 PM ET (US)
Hi,
I have a 1956 180 (side valve engine), and I am loosing patience with my carb.
This carb was rebuilt by a specialist a few years ago, and was working perfectly. Now I just cannot adjust the idle. It seem the idling air or gas circuit is plugged, i have cleaned several times the nozzles, but no luck. The carb is a 34 PICB, can anyone suggest an action?
Thanks
Phil
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B Marshall
08-26-2018
10:32 AM ET (US)
Hi angus2,
We are restoring a Ponton 180b across the pond!! We are struggling to find two door sills. Would you happen to have these or know anyone who could help?
Many thanks
Barry & Stuart Marshall
Horsham, West Sussex. UK
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