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About snowy

  • Birthday 09/26/1952

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Tapitallee Australia
  • Interests 2002 Chaminox "snowy" , 1972 base with twin webbers , 1955 Mercedes 220a 'Ponton',1982 w126c Mercedes 500 sec and 1991 daily drive,w126 420se Mercedes Sedan 'Flosshilde'.

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  1. snowy

    Too nice to drive?

    Imagine not driving it. I couldn’t stop my self.
  2. This is all old lady talk. Just go with Mann or Mahle. Why bother to double post like page 2? Americans, go figure.
  3. snowy

    Patina or Showroom?

    Hello David That car is disgusting!I I insist you spend at least $12,821 and fully restore it .Then you can watch the prices increase while you worry about all the other bad drivers on the road! Floss
  4. Having only just finished the restoration, I'm using the car when ever I can, but having original seats only shortish trips. Oh and I don't like the rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Thanks Zinz Attached is the image of the air holes. Carb1.Air hole above No1 air trumpet. Carb2 Holes drilled in base plate.
  6. Its Jacaranda time in Australia, so took the rebuilt motor out to clock a few klm's. She is running so well now !
  7. Solved bogging. I opened the jetting hatch ( the round one on top) and she ran normally. The ITG air filter attaching plate was blocking of the air inlet above the ram tubes. It's a great looking filter bit you need a spacer if fitting it to 40 DCOE. I wondered what that hole was for.......duh.
  8. Umm 'wind wing shaft'? I've got that whistle as well, but I've run out of tape!
  9. snowy

    Frame Rail Welding

    You cannot patch that sort of job. Cut and replace the face panel. I bet That job would have been a pain trying fill and grind back, fighting the internal rust and thin metal all the way. Use a heavier gauge and seem weld it in. Stronger and easier to clean up. I to like the old ball peen as well.
  10. Presuming you have good fuel to the carb from the fuel tank. I think the carb may have faulty floats. The hollow float can fill with fuel and drag down both floats in the carb ( Im talking about the brass float here) opening the valve and enriching the mixture to the point of flooding . Replace the float unit as it cannot be fixed. Leading up to this you get. Fouled plugs, carbon and wet residue fuel. Bogging at two to three thousand RPM. Blue smoke at exhaust pipe. Difficult to start. No amount of fiddling with the mixture screws help as they only work up to two full turns out. You can check the jets but where you have been is still only using the idle jet, so if that's clean that's as far as you can go. You change or clean the plugs , car runs great for 5 min then smoke and bogging returns. Just my thoughts from recent experience.
  11. He may be in the wrong forum but I'm going to give the heavy spring a go as I have the same bogging.
  12. Scrape and sand off as much rust as possible, then a hard scrub with corse wire brush, wash, when dry apply straight rust converter , wire brush again then a second application of rust converter ,wash, when dry rub over with lots of thinners, after drying paint however you want.
  13. To add The motor has just been rebuilt and will have a single webber. It will be a weekly club drive, I'm not looking for track/ hill climb work.
  14. Thanks all for the replies. im staying with the 4 speed manual for the moment as I haven't a car to put it in. The donor clutch and flywheel is from an 84 318i e30 and is a 215 the starter motor is included which is attractive. From the replies it would seem that it will fit. Snowy