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Almost time for the top to be off...

So , as most of you know I sold the IB..  After much web surfing and bidding on auctions I ended up with this.. A 98 SL500 5 speed auto with the M119 engine , a panoramic hard top and 55k mi

Sun was out , top was down .. and I cleaned my other silver arrow ..

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Got some trim parts from MB yesterday, nice little job and looks much better than the broken bits .. £95 though 😬E7D2B608-1BA3-4010-9CF5-FF24FC9D7137.thumb.jpeg.1012d84ac5f137ad173c8ad48741944c.jpegE2767B0B-5183-49F7-ABC5-1C30723E78E0.thumb.jpeg.82fbc25d40ad89fd421f0a516251b90c.jpeg2B75C4AA-D9F2-41F8-BC62-02DFF0F4C3BC.thumb.jpeg.91e70afd0f1fa91824feb66548e5b84c.jpeg3BB0D7E0-B1C7-4019-8773-3AB8E8576BFA.thumb.jpeg.2994ae83416a1bb8fc54c1a38b593b69.jpeg976D0C4E-1275-4AC0-B229-0FB47CD4F9B7.thumb.jpeg.d137cfb4c1834dedafd4fe6c7b861340.jpegAC63001A-09D5-4AED-A836-ADF8D3D1A0B6.thumb.jpeg.0fe528bf70c259b5819b2bf8d5477380.jpeg1324F13E-BD92-47FE-82A5-C42158E9C34E.thumb.jpeg.b809a9df906ed517eb369f6c99ed0f6f.jpeg

 

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Much better. You're not wrong though, £95!

Are you bringing it on the Retro Weekender? No. 1 son wants a shufty, he likes a Merc.

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9 minutes ago, Phill said:

Much better. You're not wrong though, £95!

Are you bringing it on the Retro Weekender? No. 1 son wants a shufty, he likes a Merc.

Good 3D printing project! Yar bringing the Gentleman’s express ..

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I swapped the 18" AMG wheels for a set of original Monkur 16's yesterday and weighed the two. The AMG wheel were a massive 5.6 kg heavier per corner! 

The car now feels quite different. Immediate change to the steering and  changes in direction and much more responsive to the throttle. Ride is improved but seems more noticeable at speed than around town.

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I found the same comparing the AMG to the Alamak wheels , I’ve kept the Alamaks on but have fitted 20mm spacers on the rear with longer bolts . 
Next job is spring shims , purchased 8 and 16mm shims from MB (1 and 2 pip)I think the car runs 2pip and 3 pip standard so should lower by 8mm all round ..

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6 minutes ago, Northy said:

The final sentence says it all buddy… 🙂

I am old ! 55 this yr … 😁

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35 minutes ago, longman said:

I am old ! 55 this yr … 😁

Pa! Youngster, I hit 58 earlier this year!

When I got to 55, if anyone asked my age, I would say closer to 60 than 50.😀

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13 minutes ago, njpcarrera32 said:

Pa! Youngster, I hit 58 earlier this year!

When I got to 55, if anyone asked my age, I would say closer to 60 than 50.😀

Best you buy an SL then 😁

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9 hours ago, njpcarrera32 said:

Pa! Youngster, I hit 58 earlier this year

A mere pup, l’m in my 61st year, the mind feels 30 years younger, the body occasionally tells me I’m not😳

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I do hope he's got a good one, it will ask questions and he may well be surprised at how he answers. Imagine pressing a button and something actually happening rather than just selecting ANOTHER bloody menu. Ride comfort that relaxes the driver rather than the sharp brittle setups that are excused today. Refinement and engineering integrity that has been long since replaced by the bean counters.... THAT magnificent V8....I could go on:)

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2 hours ago, Beaky said:

A mere pup, l’m in my 61st year, the mind feels 30 years younger, the body occasionally tells me I’m not😳

Keep your hair on youngster - 63 here but worryingly starting to think like my dad did - "those look nice comfortable trousers!"

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8 hours ago, Lesworth said:

@longman has your SL been fitted with the elasticated waste-band option?

Its fitted with seats perfect for the ample gentleman 🐘

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I must say the SL500 does suit his grey hairs................runs for the hills!:whistling:

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