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  1. But they did not have the ridges... The chrome trim pieces are still available.
  2. @West Palm 2002 What are you looking for in trade?
  3. Uli, I assume you are donating them to this group effort? 😉
  4. I went and saw the BAT car in person. It was better than it presented. Interior had great dash and seats, savable original carpet. Body was very straight, great panel gaps, no obvious structural rust. No snorkel. Surface rust everywhere, a rust hole in the valence, maybe some front sunroof drain issues. If I were going to do a full restoration anyway, I’d rather start with that one than a wrecked one.
  5. I brought this up with the guy on the FAQ who is reproducing BMW mudflaps. Perhaps if enough of us expressed interest he could be persuaded.
  6. @markmac I think the car you’re talking about belongs to @TG2k2. It’s Bristol. Mine is “Polaris”. It did stop and have a cup of coffee at SCR as I have another car there, but I’m not attacking the body in the foreseeable future. Mechanical restoration then we’ll see. I bought mine from @ClassDavid out of Alberta. It was originally out of the Vancouver area, one owner for 40 or so years, sat for 20.
  7. Steve, I think you deserve a 6.3 and I know just the one...
  8. So I sent them off to Paltech Industries today. They do the rebushing etc. They seem knowledgeable and-- again-- enthusiastic. Being an expert on old carbs seems to make people grumpy for some reason. Their price is also an order of magnitude lower-- somewhere in the range of $4-500 per carb. I could give them 4 tries at it for the same $$ as using S&S. I have a 6.3 so Mercedes prices don't shock me... but $5600 for a pair of carbs I find shocking. I will report back when they are done and the car is back on the road... so 7-10 years.
  9. @TG2k2 Todd, do you happen to still have those ADS amps in case the-- ahem-- new owner is dumb enough to backdate the audio equipment?
  10. Quick update-- Josh (Samba guy)-- says he can do it but doesn't do CAD plating S&S Imports-- got in touch with them, $5600 a pair, 6-12 months Vintagewerks - doesn't repair PHHs Terry Tinney- doesn't do PHHs Bob's Service-- didn't reply to email, haven't called yet. I was most excited about this place Paltech Industries-- @Conserv got his carb rebuilt there. They got back in touch and were friendly and eager, which right now is enough to put them in the lead. They have a great reputation with other enthusiasts (MG, Datsun) and their prices seem lower
  11. Thanks all, especially for the pictures. Not really a consensus on exactly which screws to plate yellow I guess. Unfortunately (?) I will not be re-doing these myself, so I can't experiment with treatments. That's why I'm hoping to find a shop, give them some pictures, and cross my fingers. For the sake of someone else who might be looking for info, here is what I've found so far: Vintagewerks - doesn't repair PHHs Terry Tinney- doesn't do PHHs S&S Imports-- didn't reply to email, haven't called yet. I have heard they are truly expensive, like $2000+ to rebuild a pair Bob's Service-- didn't reply to email, haven't called yet. I was most excited about this place Paltech Industries-- @Conserv got his carb rebuilt there. They got back in touch and were friendly and eager, which right now is enough to put them in the lead. They have a great reputation with other enthusiasts (MG, Datsun) and their prices seem lower Paltech uses their own 'micropolishing' technique. I was worried about it being too shiny but Steve's look pretty much in line with the others (hope he doesn't mind I used his pic).
  12. Thanks @zinz I searched with the forum's tool (not that good as you know) and with Google but couldn't find period-correct pictures. A lot of old links and photos are broken/not there anymore, including a lot of yours @markmac. Wish I could see them! Yes, I think most restorations will be too shiny... having a hard time finding someone who I'm confident can nail both the mechanical and cosmetic restoration of these carbs.
  13. Does anybody have a vintage/period/factory picture of the Solex PHH 40s? Color preferred. I'm having a set restored (not easy to find someone...) and I need a good reference for correct polishing/plating etc Thanks Michael


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