Side by Side Parker one year ownership report

It is almost a year since I installed the Hero Hoists side by side parker. overall, I have been very happy with this hoist. It has freed up some space to work in my garage, without having to sacrifice some of the rent paying cars I store in there. I’ve had no problems with it.

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M103 Distributor cap and rotor

Today I changed the Distributor cap and rotor in my 1986 300SE. I bought the new cap and rotor about two years ago but only just got around to changing it. Unlike on the earlier engines, the M103 distributor cap is a fiddly job. Instead of sticking upwards, it comes out sideways as it attaches […]

Youtube tips – shifter bushing and rounded bolts

Today I did an engine and transmission oil change on the 300SE. I don’t normally post basic maintenance to this website as it really isn’t that interesting. In this case, I used to tips I learned form MercedesSource videos that really sped up the job. MercedesSource are an online parts vendor, who also make some […]

450SLC Dragging rear brakes – part 3

In part 2, I had been struggling with my new SLC rear Calipers. As outlined in that section, the new calipers I had on hand are for models not equipped with the anti-squat rear suspension. This was because USA models were not so equipped. The hard lines were too short to fit properly and fouled […]

Rover P5 Coupe parts car update

My old Rover P5 Coupe parts car is almost completely dismantled. It is being parted out to aid in the restoration of three other coupes. These coupes are in much better condition but needed certain parts to return to the road. Last I saw the car there were still key parts on it, but all […]

Rover P5 Coupe restoration update

I recently stopped by the workshop where a friend of mine is restoring three Rover P5 Coupes. Over the last couple of months there has been quite a lot of activity, although that is somewhat hard to see from the photos. Rover P5 restoration is quite time consuming – they are not simple cars. The […]

450SLC Dragging rear brakes – part 2

A couple of weeks ago I started investigating the dragging brakes on my SLC. I found both of my rear calipers had been overheated and were in poor condition. I ordered a set of rear calipers, and decided to change the rotors too. Mine were still in spec, but on the lower end. The hoses […]