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by pmaknefob
24 Aug 2015 20:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do on your 510 today?
Replies: 1557
Views: 113435

Re: What did you do on your 510 today?

I've had my battery mounted in my trunk for about 25 years, but since I began using Optima battery's 10 years ago, It's been cranking slow when hot, and I just lived with it. I read an article in one of those Ratrod Magazines about battery's and cables, and they had a photo of exactly my battery set...
by pmaknefob
28 Mar 2015 18:21
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: lets talk seam sealers
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: lets talk seam sealers

I use the sealer that Mercedes Benz Dealers sell in their parts department. It comes in a cartridge, and is called: Sikaflex 221i It's white, has really good adhesion, and is quite tough, like rubber when dry, and can be painted the next day. It can be smoothed out here and there with a spray of sol...
by pmaknefob
26 Mar 2015 20:11
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: bracing and seam sealers
Replies: 14
Views: 1662

Re: bracing and seam sealers

Block sanding a panel with a firm sealer pad on the braces usually causes problems with your ability to block the panel straight. Things go much better with no sealer, and then inject it back in when you are happy with the blocking result, or after it's painted. An area where there is sealer at a br...
by pmaknefob
09 Mar 2015 20:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steering box brace
Replies: 29
Views: 4066

Re: Steering box brace

I have the ones Troy Ermish sells- very nice, and had Meridian auto in Calif. rebuild the steering box. Drives really nice now. Very stable at high speeds.
by pmaknefob
07 Mar 2015 12:59
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Tuning problems - L18/L16SSS hybrid with SU's
Replies: 37
Views: 6180

Re: Tuning problems - L18/L16SSS hybrid with SU's

I've been working on the same/similar problem with my 510 for 3 weeks.- L20b with a DGEV weber.- It turned out to be that the timing somehow became too advanced by 5 degrees. I like it to be at 18 degrees at 800 rpm idle, and I have the mechanical advance more limited by shortened slots. I have a SS...
by pmaknefob
25 Feb 2014 19:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tech Question Re: 510 Drive Shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Tech Question Re: 510 Drive Shaft

1. Measure the length of the stock Transmission.
2. Measure the length of the 5 speed.
The difference in length is the amount you have to shorten your driveshaft.
by pmaknefob
22 Feb 2014 16:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel opinion, Ronal R9
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Re: Wheel opinion, Ronal R9

That's my 510 with the Ronals in the above photo's. The Ronals on my car were 15X7" 23mm offset, Mercedes Benz bolt pattern, no clearance problems at all. I had Pirelli P700 195/50's on the front, and 205/50's on the rear. I also have an R9 16x8" offset 11mm, that I was considering for the...
by pmaknefob
09 Nov 2012 15:36
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

Napa was sure they could get Rotors, until they call to order them. Quanity available: zero.
by pmaknefob
08 Nov 2012 16:28
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

I called Rock Auto, and they said that all 510 brake Rotors are out of stock, and cannot be ordered. I asked if they exist somewhere, and he said "Only if someone ordered some when they were available, and they are still on a shelf somewhere." So, if it appears that Rock Auto can get somet...
by pmaknefob
08 Nov 2012 11:46
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

Yes, it's the smaller panel below the upper larger one. It has a cut out for the tail pipe. I'll be spot welding/pinch welding it in as the factory did, so I don't want any holes where the welds will go.
by pmaknefob
08 Nov 2012 11:18
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

Rock auto's customer service rep. sent me a link to a more user friendly version of their catalog, and they do have 4 choices/price levels of 510 Rotors.
Thank's for the above help.
by pmaknefob
08 Nov 2012 11:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

FLAPS does not have 510 Rotors. It's hard to tell if Rock Auto has them- I sent them an email asking the question. All of the auto parts stores in my area show zero availability, and they tell me they can't even be ordered. And I'm guessing they all have a computer network that searches the same sou...
by pmaknefob
07 Nov 2012 18:05
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel
Replies: 10
Views: 551

WTB... Brake rotors, rear body panel

WANTED: Stock '69-'73 510 front brake Rotors NEW only.
NOS Lower rear body panel (Below/behind the Bumper) Will consider a used one, if the spot welds have not been drilled out yet.
Jon, delahaye85@hotmail.com Huntington Beach, California
by pmaknefob
10 May 2012 18:41
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: aftermarket steering hub
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: aftermarket steering hub

I just looked at my original 1969 510 steering wheel (Off the car) and the cancel pins are at 12 and 6 oclock. '70 and newer may be different though. I'm looking for a nice aluminum hub because I have a Moto-Lita wheel intended for a type 1 XKE that I would like to use, and it is difficult to find a...
by pmaknefob
27 Aug 2011 13:03
Forum: Technical - Archive
Topic: Sound Deadener?
Replies: 11
Views: 5140

Re: Sound Deadener?

For the last 9-10 years, Mercedes Benz has been using a 1/4" thick foam pad with cardboard on both sides of it (1/4" Foam, sandwiched between 2 layers of thin cardboard) as a sound deadener on the roof panels of their sedans. It is as light as a feather, and is commonly sold in the USA as ...

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