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Royce Carlson
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Upholstery Time
It's been a little over a year since I last posted to this blog. We drove it around with ugly upholstery that whole time. It was just fun to drive and we didn't care all that much that the interior was so unfinished. Because I never secured the driver's sea...

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Drive!
We took the car on its longest drive yet this past weekend. A classic car show in Prescott Valley was the destination Saturday morning. There were perhaps 50 or 60 cars of all types, mostly American muscle. We parked our cute little car next to a red Thunde...

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New Motor Mounts
 In an earlier post I mentioned that the first time we took the car for a drive on actual streets it made a lot of noise. This was because, among some other things, the fuel pump was vibrating against the steering box due to bad front motor mounts. Well, th...

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Lost a Bet
This car was auctioned at Mecum Anaheim, 2015 for $180k A friend and I had a bet on what another 190SL would go for at the Mecum Anaheim auction. We were both way off. He guessed $125k and I guessed $100k. It went for $180k! It was an older restoration so I...

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Old Photos, Ads, and Posters
I have been too busy with other things to work on the 190SL the last three weeks. I did get new motor mounts sent to me and I now have the bow drill which is the fabric that wraps all the bows on the convertible top. Next week, if I can, I will get the new ...

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Noises on the Street
Last month I decided the car was put together enough to take a real test drive. I loaded it on my trailer and tied it down. We got so busy with other stuff that we couldn't find a day to take it to town for its first test drive on city streets, not just aro...

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Door Glass
I got the door glass installed this weekend with no problems. I had already gone through the window regulators, cleaning and lubricating. There was a little bit of straightening of bent bits, too. The original glass was in the trunk wrapped in fabric so it ...

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Getting the Lights On
I managed to find the knurled nuts that hold the speedometer in and got that done. All the gauges are in place and working. Another step completed. Making the lights work is the next fun electrical project . Could it be as easy as just putting in bulbs? Par...

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First Drive (in the yard)
After getting the brakes put together in December I totally slacked off for four months. I was busy with other things. Now I am back at it. There were still a few little things to do on the car before taking the first test drive. The carburetors were still ...

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