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Old 10th January 2011, 21:47   #1036
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Youre right, I'll ask him to do the same.

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Prithvi, might i also suggest you mask the entire dashboard, as it is one of the most fragile things in a 220S, cant tell but do you still have the original dashboard top?
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Old 11th January 2011, 12:12   #1037
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Prithvi, might i also suggest you mask the entire dashboard, as it is one of the most fragile things in a 220S, cant tell but do you still have the original dashboard top?
Amol,

If you mean the wooden strip on the dash, it is original, but the padding is not. We will be removing the entire dash in any case, so no need to mask.

There is extensive corrosion to the engine bay firewall and cowl, so will need to remove the whole dash to work on these areas.

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Old 12th January 2011, 11:17   #1038
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Here are some pics of the 220S radio and casette player and the original bakelite speaker grille.


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Thats a lovely stereo but I doubt that it is original equipment. The Monza you have in your car is from about 1975/76. The symbol for the casette is the give away, the previous models from 1971 had the full word CASETTE written on the slot.
It has definetly been a part of a later Mercedes model and found its way into your car.
The Mexico was the first Becker with a built in casette player.

Still in my opinion it looks very much at home and fits in very well with the other components of the dash.
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Today I spotted a Old Mercedes Benz. Not sure about the model. But it was a classic!!



Shot it while driving ma bike and the traffic was quite heavy, but i managed to a certain extent!
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Thats a lovely stereo but I doubt that it is original equipment. The Monza you have in your car is from about 1975/76. The symbol for the casette is the give away, the previous models from 1971 had the full word CASETTE written on the slot.
It has definetly been a part of a later Mercedes model and found its way into your car.
The Mexico was the first Becker with a built in casette player.

Still in my opinion it looks very much at home and fits in very well with the other components of the dash.
Alvis,

You know your radios really well Did a little research and you're spot on, it's not from 1961 but from the mid 70s. Had no idea.

As far as I know, 220Ss always came with radios as standard, so maybe this Monza unit replaced the original Mexico unit. Thanks for the info.

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You know your radios really well Did a little research and you're spot on, it's not from 1961 but from the mid 70s. Had no idea.

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now thats another $350 dollar hit for you.

On a serious note, Prithvi can you post details of this radio on the radio page for everyones benifit.
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Alvis,

You know your radios really well Did a little research and you're spot on, it's not from 1961 but from the mid 70s. Had no idea.

As far as I know, 220Ss always came with radios as standard, so maybe this Monza unit replaced the original Mexico unit. Thanks for the info.

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Well I'm really no expert on radios or stereos but the thought just struck me that casettes had not been invented or were not common when the W 111 was in production!!

As far as I can remember casettes came out in the market in 1968 or slightly later. I remember my grandad bought me a Sanyo casette player in 1970 and it was the hottest gadget in school.

Anyway I personally think it fits in very well and if I were you I would keep it in there.
I also remember that the 220S was also supplied with Blaupunkt ( not too sure of spelling ) radios also, as were a lot of the other Mercedes models of the time.
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Here's a pic that should prove useful for all members who are going to embark on a Mercedes Fintail restoration.

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Saw this classic in front of a Hotel at Fort Kochi, kept as an antique.
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Saw this classic in front of a Hotel at Fort Kochi, kept as an antique.
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That's a nice clean looking Fintail. Should be a 200 judging from the indicator lenses.

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You really have some great MBs in India- Australia has no where as many early models especially pre 1950s.

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Saw this classic in front of a Hotel at Fort Kochi, kept as an antique.
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This car was imported new in the 60's by a family in Allepey.remained unused for few year .sold in 2005 for Rs.70000/- to a dealer in cochin who did some restoration and sold it for an astronomical price to this hotelier
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Mods: Please shift all the posts for this car to a new thread titled Restoration of a 1961 Mercedes Benz 220S Fintail.

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Here are the latest pics of the progress on the body work on the 1961 220S.
1) All 4 doors completed
2) Front chassis both sides done
3) All floor boards done
4) Both side rocker panels replaced

From today the trunk area is being started.

Also, a couple of pics of the just received big end and main bearing set sent by Indrojit, who had ordered them from the US. They are Glyco make and are all 20 oversize (0.50 UST). Gasket set by El Ring is on its way from the US.

Have also ordered 20 oversize piston rings from Bangalore. Should be despatched tomorrow. Then engine rebuild will start.

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MODS; PLEASE MOVE THE POSTS RELEVANT TO THE 1961 MERCEDES 220S, AS ALL THE ENGINE PARTS HAVE ARRIVED AND ENGINE REBUILDING AS WELL AS BODY WORK FINISHING WILL START FROM THIS WEEK.

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