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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    BTW, At this time of the year, what's the temp & humidity down there?
    It's been incredibly mild, by Houston standards. We're just now starting to get into the "meat" of the year .... which separates the men from the boys. We're in a hard 95-degree daily slog from now through mid-October. We're seeing ~90F almost daily now, but the normal summer temps generally run 93-98F every day. With about 70-90% humidity. Not quite there yet, but soon....

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    Guys,

    Thanks on the temp & humidity update.

    Just curious being from the state w/ the best weather on the planet, the "Global World Leader in Climate Change State" also known as the "Looney Tunes State".

    The best weather is hardly worth it anymore. I gotta get out of this place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    also known as the "Looney Tunes State".

    The best weather is hardly worth it anymore. I gotta get out of this place.
    All of the west coast states have turned into "Looney Tunes States." Check the recent demonstration problems over the weekend in Portland, Oregon as well as the recent stabbings there that made the national news. All of this from the "mecca" of liberalism and hipsterism and peace/love/harmony/food trailers in the USA. It's why after growing up and living in all 3 West Coast states pretty much my entire life, that I moved to Texas almost 9 years ago. I can never live in a West Coast state again. From Texas it's likely that I'll end up next in coastal Maryland, Virginia or North Carolina to live out my days.

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    Sorry Louis,

    I didn't mean to jack your thread. Deleat if you want.
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    No problem at all, this is a community and I enjoy it all!
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    Got sidetracked last few days doing collision work on the boy's Tacoma. New headlights, fender, bumper support and bumper cover. Lots of bending sheet metal, several zip ties since Toyota charged 3.50 per plastic grommet. C126 has been stripped down, nothing left of the dash. looking forward to removing the Intake section and refurbing the dusty flaps of 26 year old foam.
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    Now the fun begins
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    That is an evaporator core that died in the C126. (It's the black thing on the left)

    For optimal cooling of course, air should easily pass thru the fins....that is not happening with this sample. The flash lessened the reality of the crud plugging and obstructing airflow.
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    Sure a lot of debris stuck to that condenser. That's under the dash? Older MBs A/Cs are not that great to begin with all of that crap sure can't help efficiency. MB A/Cs need to be in top order to get max cooling.

    I can see a reason to retrofit the filters on my 93 500e but at this point in it's life it's probably to late unless your changing out the condenser under the dash.

    Louis, Please give us more pics of the progress.

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    I agree. I am thinking about rigging at least a mesh over the fresh air plenum to keep large debris from getting in. I run a/c at least 10 months out of the year. Making the outer firewall opening slightly smaller with framed solar screen mesh may just do it. That will be last on the list but for sure, this garbage will not enter in the future. The leaking was near the clump, above the center of the mass between the fins. There was also several layers of disintegrated flap foam that all got replaced with better products. (contact cement on clean surface and tool box tray liner and 2mm thick closed cell foam sheet cut to fit flap surface area) The components are very brittle after 26 years of Texas heat and use. I have cleaned every nylon hinge, every vacuum connection is new and so are the pods. Gleitpaste on every pivot point on every moving part. and a drop of atf into the cables. If I had broken anything in the box controls I was prepared to set all flaps so that I had pure sealed box except for the center dash vents. Luckily, nothing broke during the tear down and cleaning/lubrication process. This will not be a honch style How-To, there are several available at other locations. But more pics to follow as a memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryA View Post
    Older MBs A/Cs are not that great to begin with all of that crap sure can't help efficiency. MB A/Cs need to be in top order to get max cooling.
    The stock R-12 system on my 560SEC blows as cold as, or colder than, the stock R-134a system in my E500. I think you just have to have them operating at peak efficiency is all. The A/C system in my W116 450SEL 6.9 worked quite well too.

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    Ok rebuilt all flaps, all new pods and I even placed some very heavy solar screen over the fresh air box. This way it is held tight betwixt the hvac box and the firewall. No pics of it, but no debris, nada is getting into my airbox. Also, putting the 3 pipes for the heater thru the firewall solo is a Herculean task, as it must have been over 100f easy in the garage.

    All ready to send our wood for refinishing and will take car to Indy to evacuate system and recharge when they can get me in and out. Will put dash back on when it's done.

    As for the E500, my star broke off so the stealer gave me $5 off list. Fodders day special

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    Great Job Louis!!!

    Just thinking about crawling around under the dash is making my old bones ache.

    100f Yikes!! Forget about evacuating the A/C, you would have to be evacuate me to the ER.

    Just kidding - I CAN TAKE IT
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    Man it's hot in the garage. Only lost 6 lbs sweating upside down in the footwell. Finally gave up, loosened the upper connections to the expansion valve and was able to get the bottom to bite. It really is simple to install the expansion valve by alternating upper and lower a few threads at a time alternating in an X fashion until tight. Then I torqued them down a skosh more with hardware. Getting closer......
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    Spent a few Minutes getting car connected with minimal dash/hvac controls. Started it up and ran all the controls electronically and the flaps all open and close correctly. Let the heat generate thru the new core with leak free success.

    Here is a picture of the outside air inlet from the engine view. The point is to show what it looks like to cover the opening with mesh. This prevents debris from entering the hvac system.

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    Not much today. Rebuilt a few wires from a PO radio installed that got butchered. Finished floor ducts and installed a new dead foot pedal I had for years. Zip ties all the harnesses I re-taped to the crash bar.
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    .076kg of R134 entered after 30 mins of vacuum and pressure test of my work. No leaking and she blows nice and cold. Very odd to drive without a dash or gauges


    Now we wait for wood to come back before dash install.
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    Hey, you are halfway to a track rat! Now rip out the seats and put in a Sparco race bucket... and a cage & fuel cell...


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    and head for divorce court....

    Swabbed all my firewall fire proof material with contact cement, and anything else that was factory glued is now tight as the assembly in September of 91. Finalized the expansion valve foam insulation, installed passenger crash bar and both sets of carpets for the floor and the tunnel. Replaced the steering shroud with a nice perfect example from parts stash. Removed cluster and painted the case SEM Landau Black.
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    While waiting for my C126 wood refinish, I am all done with what I can do on the car inside. I did buy new legends for the CCU in Celsius,and a new ignition escutcheon for the C126. So I have moved on to replacing the guide rod aka thrust rod bushing. This bad boy is a big round bushing that controls the caster for the alignment. When I removed the cross brace, I noticed that the head was sheared off one of the three sides. I had forgotten about that from a few years back. I was about to drill it out when I removed the dog bone (actually bearing support brace) but I also noticed someone before me had stripped the threads in another place and helicoiled the aluminum brace. So I decided to table this until I get a new (used) one sent to me from a Fletcher Jones yard in Vegas. Not really, but a friend there finds nothing but 123/124/126 from Fletcher Jones so he calls it that. Anyway, the picture of the bushing is right here:



    And here is the Dog Bone that holds it on to the chassis that will be here in a few days.

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    Finished the swap of the guide rod and a new dogbone. Next up is hood removal to swap out a hinge. 105F heat index today, that was at a windy airport. Must have been higher in the shop.
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    C126 Removed hood, and removed my worn hinges. I had a spare set in my part stash that are very tight, off the 87 I had parted. I let them soak and wick some atf overnight and made the install. I will wait for the new bushings to arrive in about 10 days from the Fatherland before installing and adjusting the hood. 4-6 weeks on my wood, wish it was complete - I miss the coupe'.
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    Guide rod mounts was a PITA job until I figured out that if you have a spare set of driveshaft flex disc bolts, you can use them to press in the guide rod mount after you mount the bracket on the car, making it a little easier.
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    McClare, Bondavi and Cascade sent me text messages saying they've seen your thread and applaud your good work !!


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    Now the fun begins
    Looks like a repairing spacecraft to me . Must be a really patient with that kinda of job
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    I also noticed someone before me had stripped the threads in another place and helicoiled the aluminum brace.


    Whoever installed those link ball joints did not do the job right: the water drain groves are placed in the wrong location (the entire ball joint has to be rotated 90 degrees). Please see attached procedure 33-615 (see note after step # 4). I also attached a picture of mine already done, although the picture does not show extremely well what I am talking about.
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    Yes they were installed in wrong location, but not off that much. This BJ came out with less force that required to get a new one seated, one spank of a rubber mallet and itf came out. I do not have records of this being done either by the PO or by my Indy when I had the suspension done as a nOOb. To be fair the picture was made after the joint was out and reseated for picture sake, as the bolts were in for safe keeping while the cover was soaking in rust prevention.

    I really think with the cowl drainage right there, extending the length of the drain hose by a skosh, just past the mating of the bone and the chassis would prevent a constant water source. A simple fab of 3 inches should do it.
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    Took a 520 mile road trip to Dallas with E500. Flawless handling 80-100! Constant cruise temp of 82.




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    About 20 minutes after writing this in the car, I left the location only to find that my slow reverse was actually moving to, and now no reverse! I knew this when I got the car (having been thru this before on the C126). So I shall be dropping her off for a complete rebuild by one of the best here in Houston (they did my C126 in 2012) but sadly, they are wholesale only. My numbered tranny will match and that's ideal! http://www.jaggiimport.com/ Indy knows to replace carrier bearing and Flex Disks (no URO parts) Also the tranny shop will be swapping in my 1995 E420 Valve body, and returning my original. Spring kit included - this is the same shop that also did the Glasco_Chris rebuild.

    So it took almost 3 years but the "required deferred MX" budget planned for is now used. More details on the completions when I get the work done. For now (since c126 is sans dash) I shall be mindful of how I park her until then as there are no helper hills in Houston. 124,020
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    had some parts hanging around that I never installed after I put on new brakes and fluid. I replaced the cap on the MC reservoir, the under side of the cap on the new sample has a gasket that looks like a Zoro hat, the original "hat" portion was gone, leaving me just a hat brim if you know what I mean.

    The other petrified piece was the cap on top of the level indicator. It was fossilized and broke into pieces. This was less fluid leaking but more like if you took off the cap and some dripped on the reservoir. New rubber should fix it. Cheap parts, should be replaced if any part looks sketchy. Imagine the language if you opened the hood to find leaking fluid and bare metal do to major failure.

    Also thanks to 7Delta for help adjusting my JL Audio system! Also did the same to the C126.

    A note of thanks who reached out on the tranny, i appreciated your expertise.
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    Dropped the E500 off at the shop for the tranny removal. Successful day, discussed getting MB glass delivered to him at his wholesale cost to be installed, and potentially saved my dealer a customer as i introduced him to Jono for a possible rebuild of an upper wire harness for a 96 SL that is NLA. A good day, had a friend help me re assemble my C126 hood after i replaced the hinges. The job was a success since the replacements are not bent and have no play.

    A good story here, renee at mboemparts called to say the c126 Fender liner was superseded but not in the epc.... and at 3x the cost. I bought it anyway as mine is like shredded wheat. It came and has a piece clearly for the unit that sits behind fender for ASR. So Bob responds to pics and says we will order the cover and the plastic rivet free of charge since its not on the epc. This kind of service is great and that is why i use MB OEM PARTS .com
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    So an update but no pictures: first the C126 wood is set to ship out at the end of the week.

    The E500 had the tranny delivered to shop today. Indy confirmed he will replace both flex disks due to wear and the shaft bearing. The rear
    Main seal is ordered and also cooler hoses. Im told to plan on Friday for return - but i am thinking Monday.

    Sux not having a car.
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    E500 Update - Shop called and my rebuilt transmission was delivered and will be installed today. I expect to get the car back Friday afternoon.

    Will have new OL protection switch and O rings, Vac modulator, lines, connectors. Cable, Mercedes Flex disks, transmission cooler hoses and seals, support bearing, rear main seal and a 95 E420 FGS valve body. EDIT - I did drop off a new Bosch O2 sensor I had in my stash for the install since he was there.

    C126 - Update HVAC project still awaiting wood refinishing. Turns out slider wood for the storage did not turn out as expected, nor did the cover for center console coin tray. So shipment was delayed and I hope to have that for next week. My availability to finish this will be hit or miss over the next 3 weeks, but hopefully soon we will be done with the restoration and appearance project.
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    Well the E500 has been completed. Shifts are tight and firm, really a huge difference. The trans shop rebuilt the stock valve body and vacuum sealed it for me should I want to switch back. Hard to get used to the FGS since i was in stop/go traffic but really the difference is the torque and responsiveness like it has awakened! Aside from the FGS, this is tight in suspension, handling torque - like it was new. Just a strong contrast to a good used, mechanically sound car to one that is virtually completely reconditioned to factory spec. It feels and drives much more visceral, yet refined and buttery like never before. I have now completed the expenditures in the GVZ rule. Mostly PM - but i am proud of the work completed.

    $1,600 for the tranny rebuild, media blast. Labor to remove it, install it and rebuild the drive shaft and rear main r/r with all MB parts was $1,750 so with tax just under 4k.

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    Just an update - I took the family (kids back from college) for dinner about a 2 hour RT drive. Got a good workout in both highway and city driving. Buttery smooth and stealthy power, as you come to expect. One thing I think was rectified was a clicking while braking. I had already changed all the steering and suspension components on the front end, motor and trans mounts but still had a slight "knock" occasionally when braking. After new flex disks, and support bearing change the click on braking is now gone, and it occurred to me late on the way home. So this chapter is successful, and complete. Now to enjoy accordingly.
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    Got my wood back from the refinishing shop and have installed my dash, steering wheel and center console. More to come....

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    I included pics with my steering wheel and without the door trim installed so you can see the difference. The steering wheel will go off to another specialty place, and the door wood is completed just not yet installed. Glad the AC rebuild is complete, it was a long project.

    The E takes her rightful place in the garage while I get reacquainted with the C126 for a few months.
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    Just got this bad boy!
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    Got my wood back from the refinishing shop and have installed my dash, steering wheel and center console. More to come....

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    I included pics with my steering wheel and without the door trim installed so you can see the difference. The steering wheel will go off to another specialty place, and the door wood is completed just not yet installed. Glad the AC rebuild is complete, it was a long project.

    The E takes her rightful place in the garage while I get reacquainted with the C126 for a few months.
    Love the stiched leather trim on the center console. Your interior looks gorgeous. I'd love to get leather trim on center console since mine is just not looking right on the passenger side at the moment. How was that done?
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    Thank you!

    It is actually a high quality marine grade black matte leatherette. I took a picture of a current model to the fab shop who did my headliner and he made it happen. It has the same feel and texture of leather, like a cross between that and mbtex.
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    Took the C126 to get the MB alignment package. Its like your own personal mechanic as their senior foreman is the only one who works on w126/w124/w140. Didn't even try as he knew better on the rears. This MB is owned by the same group that employs our Dear Klink over in abstract plains USA

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    Forgot to add to the above, but getting back from dealer fedex delivered A pillar gasket for reveal moldings. Removed the brightwork and cleaned years of crud from the glass/frame mating surface. After an hour or so in the hot sun, laid a fresh bead of mb window sealant and installed the brightwork, Gasket and A pillar.
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    I took on the herculean task of,.... wait for it......

    Changing the H4 seals on the headlights for the lenses. Fiddly, as the rubber is quite a bit "taller" in the channel when attempting to attach the clips. Anyway, this is a useful endeavor to prevent water entry into the assembly. 0018261480 x 2 is about $54 USD and seems to be a stock item for the euro assembly (C126) here in the states' warehouses.
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    Went to take the E500 out for a nice fall ride, No Joy!

    Battery died, so took the opportunity to replace my battery with a Bosch AGM and installed the new battery tray. Mine had some scratches but no issue with leaking battery or other debris under the tray. 124,235

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    Louis,

    You have a lot of knowledge of how to keep water OUT of our C126 and 500Es.
    Do you have a list of drains/channels to check, clean, clear and blow out of each car that you could post?
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    *** Admins can move this over to its own thread if you want ***


    C126/W126/W124

    Obvious water entry points are the rubber around the doors, trunk lid and the sunroof.

    Sunroof - All chassis after a cleaning of the old gleitpaste off of the mechanical moving parts, using a pump up sprayer (I use a Griots pressurized bottle) containing hot water and a few drops of Dawn to specifically get water moving to the corners of the sunroof channel. Each corner has a metal drain nipple with a rubber tube down the respective pillar. Warm soapy water with a pressure bottle or even a 20 0z water bottle works with a little skill. The key here is to get the water running OUT to the concrete in a steady stream. If it doesn't, you have plug but most likely the soap/gravity will loosen and drain over time. A shot of compressed air does wonders too. When clean, an dry I shoot a few squirts of Aerospace 303 near the corners to let that product "condition" the rubber. On the W124, be sure the trunk cargo isn't / hasn't kinked the rubber drains out of the C pillars. Its been know to happen. Sunroofs are not a problem if clean, lubricated and attended to. If not they can rust as they are water tight not water proof. The capsule will rust if the water doesn't drain.

    Trunk water is the ventilation baffles broken or missing, and the rubber grommets for draining plugged or missing. Of course the seals must not be broken or torn. C 126 has an issue with the back glass window seal that is well documented.

    A pillar water entry on a W124 I am not aware of. All chassis can get water in from ill fitting replacement windscreens. Member luckymike had poorly made glass from MB on 4 or 5 attempts that went up to corporate on his C126. He can chime in if specifically asked if you are having that issue.

    I think it is a good idea to open your hood on both chassis with glasses on for safety and use compressed air or a leaf blower to get the debris out of the engine bay, especially near the recesses of the firewalls. Specific to the W/C126, deep under the fusebox is the aux fan resistor, right next to a drain for the bowels and the entry for the front torsion bar and bushing. On the passenger side you have the battery and the mono valve, aux water pump and the other torsion bar bushing and drain. That area should be cleaned at a minimum of once per year with actual removal of the battery, but a big fire hazard on the driver side with that resistor. It is amazing the rats nest of debris that get in there. I also use the shop vac with a 6" pool noodle in the big hose end, then a 1/2 rubber hose about a foot long jammed in the pool noodle. This gives me suction ability or forced air depending on how the hose is attached to the vacuum.

    The window cowl assembly is a much more sophisticated design for water dispersion than the C/W126 so this applies to the primarily to the latter chassis. However it is wise to be sure the W124 drain tubes (about 1" in diameter with a funnel on them) are clean and pour some soapy water in them. Your feet may get wet real fast based on where you are standing.

    C126 you actually need to inspect this part often. Remove the wiper arms. Remove the window seal GENTLY (its NLA and very brittle) and do not let it bend or it will crack in half or in multiple pieces. Now the firewall seal lifts off (careful of the metal clips as they are sharp) to expose clips to secure the plastic cowling to the firewall. You will need to prise up using a plastic tool (this stuff is sun baked and brittle also NLA) the small connection push plugs that separate the two plastic cowl covers. One side is 2/3 the length and the DS is the other 1/3. After removing the DS section out of the space, the longer PS portion lifts with it as they are tongue/groove setup. with tabs that slid up under windscreen. Just be careful here, brut strength not required, but this is another piece of brittle plastic engineered with small tolerance for rough treatment.

    Once the plastic cowl cover is removed, I actually painted mine with a black matte finish spray for plastic and let it cure. You will expose the wiper assembly linkage which you should remove and properly lubricate. You will also see a horn for the alarm, and my suggestion is that you remove that horn and the alarm module from the PS floor. The alarm can be a drain on electronic system and the horn bracket can be a rust issue so I remove it. Along that horn bracket is a dam of sorts to rout water to the PS drain. It has a rubber gate, and that area rusts very easily allowing for penetration. Each corner has a 1" drain hole, and the debris somehow plugs it up. Standing water can rust the area, and rodents have been known to crawl up the drain tubes and nest in the under glass area or worse, thru the fresh air intake. Flush the drains with soapy water to be sure they are clean, compressed air works too. The standing water at the drains rusts, voiding the seam of the cabin sheet metal, vulnerable to water entry. This is where it comes in on top of your feet when driving, or if you have water wet carpets around the anchors of the seats. Prevention is the best remedy. I took Miracle paint (por15) and painted the entire area proactively to prevent the issue from happening.

    The rubber grommets over the wiper assembly attachment pins are typically an area of concern for failure of the linkage. Keep them supple with aerospace 303, I do it when I lube the throttle linkage.
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    Thanks Louis,

    This will help all of us keep the water draining and out of our cars!
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    That picture cracks me up. Your speedo P/N peeks out too! I thought the face of my gauge was scratched up there until I saw an image of the faces without the binnacle attached. Odd how some show, while others don't. Must be a fair amount of slop in the binnacle/gauge face placement.

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