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Thank you for the diagram.

And, while I'm a British car guy through and through (Jaguar, Lotus, Triumph, MG, Austin Healey, etc.), i must point out that there's a good joke opportunity in there somewhere about the Jaguar forum people trying to help the Mercedes Benz forum people...
 
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Originally Posted by Pabarlow View Post
Thank you for the diagram.

And, while I'm a British car guy through and through (Jaguar, Lotus, Triumph, MG, Austin Healey, etc.), i must point out that there's a good joke opportunity in there somewhere about the Jaguar forum people trying to help the Mercedes Benz forum people...
LOL! I lie on both sides of the divide. Long string of Benz daily drivers & Mod with 20,000 posts on MBWorld. Passion for Aston Martin & Jag. Always wanted a DB6. Too expensive to restore so went S Type which I love. I'm always out of step. I've always preferred the DB6 with Kamm tail & split bumpers ~ everybody else prefers DB5. I've always preferred the S Type ~ everybody else prefers the Mk2 & 420. Go figure.

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Jag owner to MB owner: MB horn not working? Hmmm. 'Ave you rebuilt the carburretors yet? That's where I usually start.

MB owner to Jag owner: Thrust bearing wesr and rope seal failure? I am not aware of zese zings, but have you tried a little cutting polish and carnuba wax? Zis is vere I usually start...

Not that I would perpetuate silly stereotypes for the sake of a few chuckles but... oh, wait, yes I would.
 
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Originally Posted by Pabarlow View Post
Jag owner to MB owner: MB horn not working? Hmmm. 'Ave you rebuilt the carburretors yet? That's where I usually start.

MB owner to Jag owner: Thrust bearing wesr and rope seal failure? I am not aware of zese zings, but have you tried a little cutting polish and carnuba wax? Zis is vere I usually start...

Not that I would perpetuate silly stereotypes for the sake of a few chuckles but... oh, wait, yes I would.
 
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I'm currently on the hunt for an early R107 SL as a driver. Looked to two last week, have another in sight this weekend.
 
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I'm currently on the hunt for an early R107 SL as a driver. Looked to two last week, have another in sight this weekend.
Great car! Friend in Danville CA ~ Lives close to the Blackhawk Museum. Recently sold his wife's immaculate SL.

 
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Having owned a Mercedes 250S (W108) a 250/8 and 250C (W114) the "carburetor joke" hits a little close to home. Interesting that one finds Mercedes (and would be) owners here on the Jaguar forum.

My "other" car is an E500 (W211) and one of my largest regrets is that I owned and later sold a 300SEL 6.3...

Good clean, early R107s are getting hard to find here in the San Francisco bay area; the huge bumpers on the later cars ruined the looks, IMHO.
 
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Originally Posted by S-Type Owner View Post
Having owned a Mercedes 250S (W108) a 250/8 and 250C (W114) the "carburetor joke" hits a little close to home. Interesting that one finds Mercedes (and would be) owners here on the Jaguar forum.

My "other" car is an E500 (W211) and one of my largest regrets is that I owned and later sold a 300SEL 6.3...

Good clean, early R107s are getting hard to find here in the San Francisco bay area; the huge bumpers on the later cars ruined the looks, IMHO.
Agreed! Carolyn's car had the European bumpers.

 
 
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