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Forum: MERCEDES W126 12th February 2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Great old W126 Ad

Air bags introduced as an option on the W126 series.
I remember them being demonstrated at the 1990 Sydney Motor Show
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 3rd February 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Auto Brunch Event - St Ives

I just love that EH Holden.
One of my mates is spending $40,000 to have a nut and bolt back to bare metal restoration done on one.
Forum: TALKING TORQUE 1st February 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Mercedes from AMG

I will just be happy with my W210, without the air suspension, despite the fact that the W211 would eat it for breakfast, when it comes to overall performance.
Forum: ARTICLES 31st January 2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: The Electrics are coming

GM have announced that they are starting their Hummer production line again.
This time, it is an all electric EV SUV. Looks like the old H1.

The first of them will appear at the 2020 LIV...
Forum: ARTICLES 28th January 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: I'm glad i'm retired

For decades Toyota reverse engineered Mercedes ideas, toinnovate, design, build and reliability test new Mercedes' technologies.

It 's about time for Mercedes to reverse engineer Toyota's business...
Forum: ARTICLES 28th January 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: I'm glad i'm retired

30 years ago Mercedes were renowned for their research and development.
Now to bring a new idea to market the development time has to be shortened.
I don't know for sure but I feel that perhaps...
Forum: ARTICLES 11th January 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Wheel required

Whatever the case, just make sure that the wheels fitted have the correct offset measurement for the suspension.
With zero offset steering, as with most modern cars, it is essential that kingpin...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 6th January 2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Some fancy 116 wheels

In terms of appearance, my preference for W116's has always been colour coded steel hub caps, with the Mercedes star in the centre.

In terms of shoes, Imelda Marcos always led the way. :)
Forum: MECHANICALS 5th January 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Cannonball Run

What is the fastest time Sydney to Perth?
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 20th December 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: WANTED: Front Bumper Bar For CLK

I will ask at Parramatta Smash repairs - they do almost all exclusive Mercedes work. They always like to get genuine approved Mercedes parts.
For that reason,
don't build up your hope too much....
Forum: ARTICLES 12th December 2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Commodore killed off by Holden

Current ZB Commodore not even made by Opel.
Opel was sold the the French two years ago.
Forum: SNIPPETS, ODDITIES AND TRAVEL 2nd December 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Greetings from somewhere above Asia

Now that you are in Shanghai,
I would think that most of us here in TK would love to know what the Chinese are up to in the automotive manufacturing business.

Post a few pics when you get the...
Forum: ARTICLES 24th November 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,686
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: used car trade in values

How about a 10 year old Holden V8 in average condition?

How about any 10 year old hybrid car in above average condition, that needs a new battery?
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 16th November 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 59,729
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Car of the week

Not too surprising, to my way of thinking.

My first Holden was one of those horrid 4 Cylinder 1750 Toranas, (Vauxhall Viva derived), with the Bedford light truck engine !
I wouldn't mind if I...
Forum: CAR SHOW PHOTOS 11th November 2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Linnwood House Display

I have strong personal memories of the black Wolseley 18 / 85 that is pictured.
My grandfather purchased it as a new car in 1948. I was able to positively identify it, because the steering column...
Forum: TRADING POST/EBAY LISTINGS 3rd November 2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: The end of the 6.9 road :-(

If you are parting company with a 6.9,
buy a W211 supercharged E55 AMG. They go faster ! :D
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 3rd November 2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Commodore

Any Australian V8 Commodore is very likely to hang onto it's current market value, at whatever condition level it happens to be in.
I see excellent long term investment potential in Commodore V8's...
Forum: MERCEDES W126 28th October 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: Polished W126 Wheels

They look OK to me but
it would be essential that they are PROPERLY prepared and finished with a good quality protective clear lacquer, to keep them that way.

Among my favorites were the matched...
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 28th October 2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: New 17 & 18 Barocks

The only reason why I have low profile tires and monoblocks on the 55
is because they are original equipment for the car.

I guess that Mercedes is supposed to know better than I,
and that the...
Forum: WEBSITES AND LINKS 26th October 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By SEL_69L
Re: New 17 & 18 Barocks

Look better than the 18" monoblocks I have on the 55.

Having said, that I am not really a fan of low profile tires.
I guess that is due to the ride I became used to in my 6.9, with 15" wheels and...
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