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04-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By c55m8o

Before you do this you may want to see what this...

Before you do this you may want to see what this does to your 1/4 mile ETA by using CarTest2000; Amazing hard-core simulation software. Where it really gets clever is you can enter readings from "at...
04-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By c55m8o

You're right on all accounts. I remember now it...

You're right on all accounts. I remember now it was the TCU, not ECU. And was the older model.
04-08-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By c55m8o

Not clear why you'd want to go with longer...

Not clear why you'd want to go with longer gearing? I'd choose to go shorter if I could ... but aside from that, a thing I learned when I researched doing so (installing shorter gearing) was your...
03-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By c55m8o

I think that's the toilet flush. ...

I think that's the toilet flush.






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03-19-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,738
Posted By c55m8o

Bang me in the head indeed. Not only for that...

Bang me in the head indeed. Not only for that but for paying insurance on 4 vehicles I hardly ever drive now that I work from home for the last 4 years (I drive about 5K or 6K miles across all of...
03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,508
Posted By c55m8o

I know you didn't ask me, but as I have one I'll...

I know you didn't ask me, but as I have one I'll say it feels fantastic. And so much more drivable w/many more % of low-end torque above what the 4.3L engine produces; it [the 4.3L engine] loves the...
03-18-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,738
Posted By c55m8o

@ the OP ... +1. Same here. Mine hasn't been...

@ the OP ... +1. Same here. Mine hasn't been driven in years. :(
05-14-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,343
Posted By c55m8o

What trunk bike rack do YOU use?

Hi everyone! Remember me? :D ...time here and many other forums was affecting my work. One day I went cold-turkey. Sadly as I hardly ever drive anymore, and when I do I use the JCW, and the C43/55...
01-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,411
Posted By c55m8o

? It doesn't seem so according to your website: ...

? It doesn't seem so according to your website:
http://www.abedinmotorsports.com/headerappguide.htm
:nix:
no W202s on there.
12-04-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By c55m8o

+1 for MAF or fuel pump/relay. I had failures of...

+1 for MAF or fuel pump/relay. I had failures of both. Here are my stories:

http://www.club202.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7908
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12-04-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By c55m8o

I dunno... The Desingo (however it's spelled,...

I dunno... The Desingo (however it's spelled, can't remember anymore) Metallic Lime Green with lime green seat inserts I once saw in a dealership was right up there there w/most all of them... it was...
11-21-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,538
Posted By c55m8o

Hey, I haven't been getting e-mails of updates to...

Hey, I haven't been getting e-mails of updates to this thread. Nice to see it kicking again! :wootrock: So how the hell's everyone do'n?!

Me, since I started working @ home so not commuting...
Forum: Kill Stories
01-26-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 28,661
Posted By c55m8o

Funnier still, my post in Feb of 2004 garnered...

Funnier still, my post in Feb of 2004 garnered the same complaint in March of 2004 ... :rolf:
01-11-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 45,526
Posted By c55m8o

Big congrats money on the work and a big thanx...

Big congrats money on the work and a big thanx for write-up. BergWerks used to offer a diff change when they were in business, and had stated they'd need to send the TCU to some folks in Germany to...
12-07-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 793,333
Posted By c55m8o

At that height, does the municipality you live in...

At that height, does the municipality you live in pay you for all the plowing you do in the snow? ;)
11-17-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,409
Posted By c55m8o

Sorry, got distracted the last two nights. Well,...

Sorry, got distracted the last two nights. Well, did spend a good amount of time to research real-world stock C43 1/4 mile times so I could adjust all the simulations parameters to give the same 1/4...
11-15-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,409
Posted By c55m8o

That's great. I can work with that. I'll...

That's great. I can work with that. I'll work-up a customized C43 CarTest2000 simulation with all the modified parameters tonight and run some parameter optimizations to see what it says.
11-12-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,817
Posted By c55m8o

Oh ProjectC55... your input needed here... :D

Oh ProjectC55... your input needed here... :D
11-10-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,409
Posted By c55m8o

No, that's too in-exact & hard to work with that...

No, that's too in-exact & hard to work with that small. If you can, please PM me the link to a larger version and I'll see what I can do with it. Also as you've experimented with different sizes,...
11-09-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,409
Posted By c55m8o

That I don't know, but I do believe it's not a...

That I don't know, but I do believe it's not a much.
11-09-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,409
Posted By c55m8o

Bull Sh*t ... He still beat you! And he probably...

Bull Sh*t ... He still beat you! And he probably got a sh*t*ier start than you. We don't know. And was that one car meaning your front bumper was even with his rear bumper, or one car in-between? ...
11-04-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By c55m8o

With stock suspension, a resounding Yes,...

With stock suspension, a resounding Yes, especially if you're cresting a small hill and the road turns at the same time when well over 100mph. ...don't run the stock setup. edit: And lower your...
11-02-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 793,333
Posted By c55m8o

JDoggery, HOT PHOTO!!! :y

JDoggery, HOT PHOTO!!! :y
10-04-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 793,333
Posted By c55m8o

n'case you'ze guy'ze don't check the sister...

n'case you'ze guy'ze don't check the sister thread to this one in the W202 AMG forum, posted this in the beginning of the summer...
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10-04-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 793,333
Posted By c55m8o

how in the hell are you keeping the head gaskets...

how in the hell are you keeping the head gaskets from blowing out? The cylinders are so close to each other. The guy who did my engine swap runs a turbo'ed C36 he built the engine for, from various...
10-04-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By c55m8o

he's was questioning about laps, not the 1/4...

he's was questioning about laps, not the 1/4 mile... he did start by covering the 1/4 mile times the game gave him, which are pretty close to real world if not a bit overly-optimistic by about 2 or 3...
09-04-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By c55m8o

Well I feel compelled to reply as I was an...

Well I feel compelled to reply as I was an implied if not named defendant... I have -- a W210 E55AMG & newer Kompressor W211 E55 -- and I didn't like either.
09-04-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By c55m8o

Rright. I like the 'select-a-gear' shifter of...

Rright. I like the 'select-a-gear' shifter of the 98-99 much better myself.
09-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By c55m8o

Ohhh.... :hammer: I'm a :loser: Thanx...

Ohhh.... :hammer: I'm a :loser:

Thanx for being kind and not flaming me like I deserve then. :p:
09-02-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By c55m8o

??? he said '03 = 160, '05 = 210 (I surmise he's...

??? he said '03 = 160, '05 = 210 (I surmise he's talking mph)
how is that saying the '03 has more top end?
09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By c55m8o

Why is what Z06EATER said controversial? The '03...

Why is what Z06EATER said controversial? The '03 is a NA engine... '05 is a FI engine making a sh*t load more power... Of course, those top speeds ain't totally correct because as FLYNAVY explains...
09-02-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,816
Posted By c55m8o

+++1

+++1
08-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By c55m8o

This is the AMG forum, not the W202 forum right? ...

This is the AMG forum, not the W202 forum right? let me check. Ya, it is. I say that because, 225 is the stock AMG size...[!] No, the car does not come from the factory rubbing.... ever!

At...
08-27-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,413
Posted By c55m8o

....but you should by then Pete! :stick:;) ...

....but you should by then Pete! :stick:;) ...J/K It's a bit far for me too... (I hate traffic) I really wish I remembered your NH meet this year. Would have been kewl to drive to Orient Point...
08-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,413
Posted By c55m8o

Hook-up to this? ...

Hook-up to this?
https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=257532
08-19-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,413
Posted By c55m8o

Not that your asking for our opinions... ;) .......

Not that your asking for our opinions... ;) .... but I vote "Yea" to everything else suggested but the "AMG-only" part (and not only 'cus I was thinking of bring'n my old 560SL this year). There's a...
08-19-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,413
Posted By c55m8o

What do I think? I think I'm impressed you are...

What do I think? I think I'm impressed you are able to forecast the weather 1.5 months into the future to pick a rainy weekend. :stick: :rolf:

Regardless, count me in... and I'll fight my...
08-17-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,134
Posted By c55m8o

...ummm... LOL! :y ...

...ummm... LOL! :y
http://thegetlucky.com/_upload/img/p0/capt/001.jpg
08-14-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,968
Posted By c55m8o

If you go turbo it would serve you well to go...

If you go turbo it would serve you well to go stand-alone w/a Motec or other. ;)
08-13-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By c55m8o

Can't believe all these people who venture out if...

Can't believe all these people who venture out if there's any threat of snow w/the summer tires! Don't do that! Yu can so easily slide through an intersection and crash.

Otherwise, get yourself...
08-10-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By c55m8o

I can't help but feel I'm being setup with a...

I can't help but feel I'm being setup with a lead-in like that..... ;) But I'll bite!
Engine power? I couldn't say... but....

w/the 1:3.07 rear diff gearing we have vs. the 1:2.82 gearing of...
08-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By c55m8o

True W202 C55's were European models only... I'm...

True W202 C55's were European models only... I'm not 100% sure of this but they may have only been left hand drive too.

A number of mods over a standard C43 than just the 25% bigger engine... ...
08-08-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By c55m8o

I've mentioned this before but it was so long...

I've mentioned this before but it was so long ago, I may as well again. I saw two Designo C43s in the MB Dealership in Paramus NJ back in 1999, one was that copper color, the other was the Designio...
08-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By c55m8o

Cute... hahahaha... I gotta make it meaner...

Cute... hahahaha... I gotta make it meaner looking; can't get away from that. Probabaly gotta black-out the chrome, and do a joey-mod on the headlights (make the inside headlight's reflecting...
08-07-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By c55m8o

Only if I can bring my BMW... :D ...

Only if I can bring my BMW... :D http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148787
07-30-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,880
Posted By c55m8o

That blows. I'm feeling better about taking...

That blows.

I'm feeling better about taking the insurance on wheels & tires on my new JCW. About a 1/2" less sidewall on that then our C43s w/17" rims.
07-18-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 878,003
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx guys ... I'm finally really beginning to...

Thanx guys ... I'm finally really beginning to feel like I have a handle on this photography thing w/a real camera & quality lenses! :cheers: These all being taken w/very long shutter speeds and...
07-11-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

Read it again... as is in his profile to the...

Read it again... as is in his profile to the left, he has a W209 CLK55, & a C36... no need to 'dis' his W209! (especially if you ever drive one!) :rolleyes:
07-11-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

I would tend to agree! :D But also, I feel...

I would tend to agree! :D But also, I feel obliged to say, he'd mentioned to me how atypically reluctant he was to part with this particular vehicle (unlike all the others he had parted with in the...
07-11-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

could you please weigh them when you get them? ...

could you please weigh them when you get them? Front & rear? I'd like them for my old 560SL, but hoping they're not 30'ish lb'ers.

thanx
07-09-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

The 6.2L engine on a lighter car is great. I...

The 6.2L engine on a lighter car is great. I fell in love w/the CLK63 (convert; not black series) that I drove on the track @ the AMG Challenge. 1st time ever I was sorry I put all that money into...
07-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

After crashing the C43, he bought Kevin's C43 w/a...

After crashing the C43, he bought Kevin's C43 w/a 55 conversion [I wrote a ROTM on it while Kevin's... http://www.club202.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8710 ]
However last I conversed...
07-09-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

yes while I agree with the sentiment, I just...

yes while I agree with the sentiment, I just thought I'd point out unless he has sold the C43/55 & reverted to something "smaller" [as I], he has both ... Superior driving skills w/a car that...
07-09-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

So it must kill you to constantly see my sig pic...

So it must kill you to constantly see my sig pic car spinning around w/its glorious rounded bottom edges... :naughty:
07-09-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

carl, C43 is definitely 1:3.07.... not that 3.07...

carl, C43 is definitely 1:3.07.... not that 3.07 vs. 3.06 matters... ;) ... it just is tho. YOu won't find any "auto specs" sites stating 3.06. It's getting harder & harder to find detailed spacs...
07-07-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

If you have US 93 Octane in your area, do...

If you have US 93 Octane in your area, do yourself a favor and have what's called the "Ignition Advance Timing" or something like that set to "RON93" [that's a German octane measurement. It equals...
07-07-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

I was quite sure 1:2.82 is the rear differential...

I was quite sure 1:2.82 is the rear differential ratio of the W208 CLK55, not final drive ratio accounting for 5th gear OD. Ah, yes it is: ...
07-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 39,612
Posted By c55m8o

I agree pretty much. I'm in a unique position to...

I agree pretty much. I'm in a unique position to say, having done an engine swap.

I regularly "drive it like I stole it", just to set context... So when using the throttle liberally but not race...
07-07-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 878,003
Posted By c55m8o

...been waiting for the right moments to take these pix for a long long time...

I went out after 1am and came back in after 3am two separate nights to make these shots.

Building in the background is Rolf's French-Bavarian Brasserie ... Lights reflected off the car thanx to...
07-07-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,837
Posted By c55m8o

Oh crap! end of an era... bummer I never got to...

Oh crap! end of an era... bummer I never got to ride in the real big-dog of a C43 on the North East. Best'a luck.

I really should sell mine too, and put the money into the MINI Factory JCW...
07-07-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By c55m8o

Now THIS is the scene I'd been waiting for a long time-"auto art" ala street lighting

Haven't posted on this board in a long long time. Hope you enjoy what I have on my return...

So I'd been hoping to take some pix in-front of a colorful restaurant in NYC [Rolf's], where the...
04-09-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,538
Posted By c55m8o

Well, not exactly... ;) 90% sure I'm getting a...

Well, not exactly... ;) 90% sure I'm getting a new Mini S [R56S] for a fuelish but fun daily driver; I'll be doing a lot of driving in the coming months and nothing I have does better than in the...
04-08-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,538
Posted By c55m8o

I just read the notification this thread was...

I just read the notification this thread was updated (a good bit now! :p:) ... all I have to add is "what they said!" :D (hey Jeff! What's up?!)

In all honesty though, I did it too soon in the...
02-07-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By c55m8o

I've been away a long time. I'm bummed at the...

I've been away a long time. I'm bummed at the new Search by user results I'm seeing now. What had happened to the search by UserID that would provide one with a list of threads they participated...
02-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 793,333
Posted By c55m8o

n'case John doesn't come back here soon... ...

n'case John doesn't come back here soon... http://www.club202.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5565&perpage=40&pagenumber=2#post65768
10-20-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By c55m8o

You are correct! I have read it as well. I even...

You are correct! I have read it as well. I even considered buying then driving a complete junker to PA, just so I could let it die there by removing the oil & driving or something!! ;) doesn't...
10-19-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By c55m8o

You can buy it used, with over 7K or 8K or so (I...

You can buy it used, with over 7K or 8K or so (I forget) miles on the odo. But yes, the vehicle still needs to conform to the emissions laws on inspection of that state for that year, regardless of...
10-19-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By c55m8o

How I so wish current TDI diesels were legal in...

How I so wish current TDI diesels were legal in NY State (I'm on LI) .. ridiculous it is in NJ and Penn, and all points west, but it isn't in NY State 'cus they conform to Cali's emission's laws ......
10-18-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By c55m8o

It might be moist on the road in the AM from the...

It might be moist on the road in the AM from the night before, but it probably won't be raining in the late morning / afternoon...
Bestest Weather Reportf for NorthEast:...
10-14-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By c55m8o

bump ... would also love to know WTF is going on...

bump ... would also love to know WTF is going on here w/Kleemann? not selling enough of them that they gotta cut costs and go for a more economical, if inferiour, blower technology? That would suk...
10-12-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

Funny ... I flipped around the channels to see if...

Funny ... I flipped around the channels to see if there was any action playing and what do I see running? this movie! :p: It was past the scenes with the wagons tho as far as I could tell (when...
10-10-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

Were you guys able to 'move' mostly or where you...

Were you guys able to 'move' mostly or where you behind [as me and my wife unaffectionately categorize most folks aroud where I live] POKES a lot of the time on those one-lane roads? Nothin I have...
10-06-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

ctC230K ... :rolf: I've seen the 1st row but the...

ctC230K ... :rolf: I've seen the 1st row but the 2nd is new. thnx. :D
10-06-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

yep, nuth'n happening today. Works out for me...

yep, nuth'n happening today. Works out for me turns out as the customer of the project I've been working on all last month gave us a last minute spec change so I'll be programming and testing all of...
10-06-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

Smash, your comments are very well received and...

Smash, your comments are very well received and appreciated. I look forward to your return! ;)
10-05-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

wacky kids w/their own lingo... Pacha, G&D,...

wacky kids w/their own lingo... Pacha, G&D, Ferry? :nix: :p:
10-04-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

where'd everybody go? weird. Pete, would love...

where'd everybody go? weird. Pete, would love to see ya down here, and everyone ('specially Jonh & Carl's sik rides! ;)). Just let us know if Saturday's going to happen. Gotta take the Ferry...
10-03-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

GDawgC220, what do you ahve to say about the...

GDawgC220, what do you ahve to say about the allroad Audis BTW? Though I don't mention it here, a used allroad was in the running in the past. Would have to be the 2.8T, manual, however.
10-03-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

seriously doubt they do .... call'm. I say I...

seriously doubt they do .... call'm. I say I doubt it 'cus that's probably why Pete was ask'n if someone had one.

edit: never mind about what I wrote here before and just deleted (for those...
10-03-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

let me avoid the AOL e-mail black hole and I'll...

let me avoid the AOL e-mail black hole and I'll PM you Jeffery's contact info here.
10-03-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

for all, RPM Racing North is @ 120...

for all,

RPM Racing North is @ 120 Fairchild Ave, Plainview, NY, 11803 -- 516.870.0351
(edit: on the side of the road that runs south)

The building is (or multiple connected buildings are) ...
10-03-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx jallison. That's pretty amazing. I have a...

Thanx jallison. That's pretty amazing. I have a heavy foot but that's very encouraging.

On a different note, I'm not sure if you're into the social car-enthusiasts get together, but there's a...
10-03-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

My buddy who does the mechanical work on my...

My buddy who does the mechanical work on my benz's, the one who Carl introduced me to, has a heavily boosted C36. He usually works Saturdays however, as he has a Star Diagnosis computer and...
10-03-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

If I get it, the NAV will probably be replaced by...

If I get it, the NAV will probably be replaced by a Euro one from MBenzNL anyway. ;) But yes, I certainly got my money's worth on my C43 while under factory warranty. I'm in a better position now,...
10-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

John's here! Might we see the most tastefully...

John's here! Might we see the most tastefully pimp'ed out 202 on this planet this Saturday?!!! :bow:

I'll have to bring my Pentax (regardless of the broken rear screen) if so!
10-02-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

Count me in for Saturday (only) Pete! (oh, does...

Count me in for Saturday (only) Pete! (oh, does this mean I have to wash my car?! ugh. :v: )
I'll be taking the C43/55.

Where's ProjectC55? (Carl) ... and C43AMG (Dave)? I gotta see Carl's...
10-02-2007, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx for the contributions everyone. I really...

Thanx for the contributions everyone. I really need to make a move and get one. The only thing delaying me really is I then have to go deal with selling the Jeep and have to deal with all the...
10-01-2007, 12:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,734
Posted By c55m8o

Any love, or not, for the E500 4-Matic Wagon?

Thinking about a better 4-season-able daily driver then my Jeep. Considering a CPO E500 4-matic Wagon in the $35K - $40K range. Any love :y, or not :mad:, for it from anyone here? Anything to look...
09-30-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By c55m8o

p.s. I shift mine manually all the time;...

p.s. I shift mine manually all the time; constantly! If I have to slow down a little, I downshift to use engine braking instead of doing a brake check. If I'm going around a turn during spirited...
09-28-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By c55m8o

I drive to maximize Gs at all possible times. ...

I drive to maximize Gs at all possible times.

Can't decide if I love lateral or directly front ta back better! :) I think lateral is the more addicting but much harder to attain around these...
09-28-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,243
Posted By c55m8o

John, I assume you know about the two meets in...

John, I assume you know about the two meets in the upcoming 3 weeks?

I'll probably be going to this one Saturday; Partly on LI: Captree and RPM Racing....
09-28-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By c55m8o

Power2go... listen to Carl! I've been there. ...

Power2go... listen to Carl! I've been there. Was kicking myself I waited so long. IMPORTANT!!! Don't listen to the MB tech when he check your MAF using the most common method of "adaptation", and...
09-28-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,813
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx for the urging to go on a treasure hunt to...

Thanx for the urging to go on a treasure hunt to find the thread Pete... :p:
I have a major high profile deliverable that's due on the 5th that most likely won't be done -- and I'll be working most...
09-28-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By c55m8o

? :eek: Really? RPM Racing North or a different...

? :eek: Really? RPM Racing North or a different RPM? Are they doing something? I'll have to plan for it.
09-26-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,173
Posted By c55m8o

Someone PM John!

Someone PM John!
09-10-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,739
Posted By c55m8o

....it's all about the more efficient...

....it's all about the more efficient transmission, and higher redline...
09-09-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,739
Posted By c55m8o

3885 lbs??? How'd they get the E to shed all...

3885 lbs??? How'd they get the E to shed all that weight compared to the W211?!

Those numbers are frigg'n awesome -- betters the W210 E55! (and about where my car is with the lighter weight).
09-07-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,243
Posted By c55m8o

Actually as you're a man of travel, you ever been...

Actually as you're a man of travel, you ever been to Cozy Soup and Burger on B'way below 8th st near NYU when here?... best Split Pea soup there is... They may have a place in Astoria too ( I dont...
09-07-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,243
Posted By c55m8o

Na, the mechanic is Jeff and he's in Freeport...

Na, the mechanic is Jeff and he's in Freeport Long Island. The guy in Astoria is John, jstrat85. Insanely modded C220 turbo.
...
09-07-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By c55m8o

DarthCY, it's been 2 months. Any change in...

DarthCY, it's been 2 months. Any change in peddle response?
09-07-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,243
Posted By c55m8o

Dude.... how 'bout instead a trip to Germany with...

Dude.... how 'bout instead a trip to Germany with our cars from the US to visit the 'Ring? If you drive it to a DAS Center, well under $1500 fully insured (well, your insurance would be more) by...
09-07-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,243
Posted By c55m8o

Shee-at. I just saw this thread after not being...

Shee-at. I just saw this thread after not being very active on this board and was thinking I'd go. Then remembered the weather's supposed to be cruddy this weekend... then read form the beginning...
09-07-2007, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By c55m8o

taxi driver, though I love the CL55 and was going...

taxi driver, though I love the CL55 and was going to trade in my C43 and buy the CL55 early in this century (had an order in with the factory store in NYC before MB even admitted it was going to make...
09-06-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By c55m8o

A wolf in sheep's clothing comes to mind for me! ...

A wolf in sheep's clothing comes to mind for me! :v:
I wrote this under my previous persona on club202 after flying out to take a drive w/Jeff before springing for his complete suspension. ...
09-06-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By c55m8o

Jeff, I didn't forget ... as we discussed I'm 1st...

Jeff, I didn't forget ... as we discussed I'm 1st in line borrowing that jig of yours when you made the velocity stacks. Winter's coming. Other then setting up the tri-amping of my 3 front 3-way...
08-31-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,446
Posted By c55m8o

But can engine/tranni adaptation be turned off? ...

But can engine/tranni adaptation be turned off?

I can't stand that the car falls asleep to the gas peddle if you're not always beating on your car. I'm swinging back from lov'n my car to hate'n...
08-31-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,087
Posted By c55m8o

And doing so keeps the engine/tranni adaptation...

And doing so keeps the engine/tranni adaptation from degrading to "grandpa mode"! (MB be damned for thrusting adaptation onto us all!!!)
08-29-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,087
Posted By c55m8o

[off-topic] sure this can change, but just an...

[off-topic] sure this can change, but just an fyi of my understanding is that part of the reason why they left the FI engine is the height of it. The 6.2L is much more compact, allowing for MB to...
08-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,446
Posted By c55m8o

yep, 8250 rpm redline ... that's the shee'at...

yep, 8250 rpm redline ... that's the shee'at right there.

It's great to see AMG going where MB wouldn't and focusing on the upper RPM end (with montra being, with all things being equal, it's...
08-27-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,446
Posted By c55m8o

that's 'cus it is, meager torque, unless you take...

that's 'cus it is, meager torque, unless you take the car up to redline to get the power out of it! ;) ...You -have- to wind it to redline; it's just awesome that you can wind it that high. I...
08-25-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,446
Posted By c55m8o

SeattleBum, as a guy who had a love/hate...

SeattleBum, as a guy who had a love/hate relationship with his C43 and strongly considered the CTS-V a few years ago ... it's great to meet and hear from you and reinforce by decision.

I can...
07-17-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

ranger / dork ... that's redundant. :v: ...

ranger / dork ... that's redundant. :v:

Damn I missed a nice event. Would'a loved to have hung, and had pics in those locals. (...still didn't get my car back, probably Thurday.)
07-14-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

Love that Parade shot! Sorry I missed it; Shop...

Love that Parade shot! Sorry I missed it; Shop called my Thursday to tell me there was no way they'd have the suspension setup by this weekend. :(

So how many 928s were there? I would -still-...
07-10-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

...just an FYI on my status -- tentative and not...

...just an FYI on my status -- tentative and not look'n good.

Dunno if the car will be outta the shop before next week. Can't drive the 560SL like I'd joked because it's gotten more and more...
07-09-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By c55m8o

Got your PM ... Thanx for the invite. Well...

Got your PM ... Thanx for the invite.

Well that would be something wouldn't it!... ;) I'd actually consider it more shipping the car down by DAS for probably about $600 and flying there to join...
Forum: Classifieds
06-29-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By c55m8o

Please provide the #'s off the engine and tranni....

Please provide the #'s off the engine and tranni. Anyone working in MB parts or w/a buddy working there can provide the year and model of the vehicle it came from. They'll even be able to provide...
06-08-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,760
Posted By c55m8o

pardon for reviving this old thread... Did you...

pardon for reviving this old thread... Did you ever get something like the Argos system and get the XV6700 working with it? Wondering, 'cus I'm thinking of that phone, and would want to bluetooth...
Forum: W211 AMG
06-08-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,090
Posted By c55m8o

PM sent. If anyone is intrigued to go, make...

PM sent.

If anyone is intrigued to go, make sure you dont' go too late. Last year most all the Pitmasters were running out of food by 4pm - 5pm!
Forum: W211 AMG
06-08-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,090
Posted By c55m8o

My car's still off the road. :( But... If...

My car's still off the road.
:(
But... If that's in the morning, then you have to spend you afternoon here!
http://www.bigapplebbq.org/ :D
I'll be there both days. Got my BubbaPass and gotta...
06-05-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

Riding up with me & Carl is no place for the...

Riding up with me & Carl is no place for the wife... She couldn't yell @ him like she would me! :v:
06-04-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

Should I be insulted then that I'm not in the...

Should I be insulted then that I'm not in the list...? :stick: just kidding! You got it right. I can't confirm 'till I get the replacement parts and get'm on the car.

I really shouldn't...
06-03-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 17,355
Posted By c55m8o

Did you check out the link I posted immediately...

Did you check out the link I posted immediately above your post for MBenzNL? Give it a look.

Also, you can discuss anything you want to do with BigSis here on this board. As it sounds, she's...
05-18-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 28,616
Posted By c55m8o

Thank you Mark.

Thank you Mark.
Forum: W210 AMG
05-18-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx for the reply. A 6-cylinder...

Thanx for the reply.

A 6-cylinder conversion to 8-cylinder?!!! That's not something that even my mechanic I call 'fearless' -- who did my engine swap, and who built his own C36 Turbo from a...
Forum: W210 AMG
05-18-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By c55m8o

W210 E55 Wagon Owner?

Hey there. I see a bunch of pics of a W210 E55 Wagon in the Rose Bowl meet thread. Wondering who that is and how the car made it to the US?
Thanx.
05-18-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 28,616
Posted By c55m8o

just a bump for a question I'm hoping to get...

just a bump for a question I'm hoping to get answered. Did anyone talk with and know who that person is (and handle if they're on here) with the W210 E55 Wagon?
05-18-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,465
Posted By c55m8o

Back OT... Wow, even the Cabrio is 4.1 sec...

Back OT...

Wow, even the Cabrio is 4.1 sec 0-60?! Dang. I didn't realize.

It was the favorite car of mine from last year's AMG Challenge by a -wide- margin. Though I think 3.9 or 4.0 is more...
05-15-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 28,616
Posted By c55m8o

So sorry all.. I have to go OT... ??? ...

So sorry all.. I have to go OT...

??? Seriously????!!! Well, I know the US W210 wagon was a 320 so I guess this being a V8 it's either that or a 430... :v:

So What's the story with this? ...
05-14-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 28,616
Posted By c55m8o

Lol ... lot's silver and black (or 'dark blue')...

Lol ... lot's silver and black (or 'dark blue') cars there ... one bright red SLK in the bunch. :p:
05-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,905
Posted By c55m8o

I thought this was called the picture thread? I...

I thought this was called the picture thread? I wanna go :yumyum: but all I get is :nix:

;) :p:
05-13-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 14,011
Posted By c55m8o

If I have the car back on the road, count me in;...

If I have the car back on the road, count me in; tentatively I guess.
Else, maybe I'll bring the SL. (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By c55m8o

My benz dealership sells them. If any of you...

My benz dealership sells them. If any of you want a laugh and your dealership sells them too, go price them over there... :eek: :rolf:
02-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,538
Posted By c55m8o

Absolutely! I'll have to give him a call. I was...

Absolutely! I'll have to give him a call. I was 50-50 for this wknd but should I go i'll be bringing the Bimmer.But between you Steve and Curtis there will be three C43's. I'll call you and let you...
12-11-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,411
Posted By c55m8o

Based on that pic, doesn't look equal length...

Based on that pic, doesn't look equal length tho....
12-11-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,411
Posted By c55m8o

Carl, you called and I forgot to call you back! ...

Carl, you called and I forgot to call you back! Sorry.

if you were calling me to find out if I wanted to have a pair made for me @ the same time for a better price.... The wife's going to kill...
Forum: Classifieds
12-07-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By c55m8o

I wouldn't try doing it with a ML320. Then, I'd...

I wouldn't try doing it with a ML320. Then, I'd need to replace/change the wiring in its entirety, fuel system, ECU, younameit... but an ML430 would be plug & play.
;)
woudl do the 4.3L engine in...
Forum: Classifieds
12-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By c55m8o

Whad'up Carl. You got it. :D ...I can't...

Whad'up Carl. You got it. :D
...I can't believe Jeffery hasn't complained those engines of ours are taking up all his garage space. ;)
Forum: Classifieds
12-02-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By c55m8o

WTB: ML430 w/blown engine

As the title reads, looking for an old ML430 with a bad engine. Will pay more then a salvage yard. e-mail me through the fourm.
Thnx,
-steve
11-09-2006, 11:40 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,887
Posted By c55m8o

...I keep forgetting! :hammer:

...I keep forgetting! :hammer:
11-07-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,887
Posted By c55m8o

Anyone have pix of the faces in the crowd the 1st...

Anyone have pix of the faces in the crowd the 1st time that went down? ...as :eek:

:rolf: :smokin:

Congrats on a great meet. Wish life and work was different and I could have made the...
11-07-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,299
Posted By c55m8o

now now ... it hardly rained Saturday. I live...

now now ... it hardly rained Saturday. I live pretty far out on LI, but stayed in our NYC apartment the night before and went from there. That was cake compared to the guys from MD, MA, RI, and...
09-29-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,611
Posted By c55m8o

Should I ? ... OK, I will. Click Me...

Should I ? ... OK, I will. Click Me (https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=126587) :) It's really not fair. But, anyway... :D

Oh, and you can click my sig for some pix when the car...
09-16-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By c55m8o

I bought the WIS DVD from a guy on eBay. ...

I bought the WIS DVD from a guy on eBay. [Workstation Information System] It provides you things like this:

http://public.fotki.com/m8o/kar_krazy/shop_pix/mb_wis_replacing.html...
09-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

I surmise Mitch is a perfectionist, and he only...

I surmise Mitch is a perfectionist, and he only releases what he feels came out the best ... not sure if in addition to that he only works on a photo if the subject states they're willing to pay him...
09-06-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

Do you mean this...

Do you mean this (http://www.mdwphoto.com/Automobile/AutoX.html)?...
09-04-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

Registration is 'partially broken' as after...

Registration is 'partially broken' as after registering and being given the homepage, I could not log into the forum. So any joining, be aware. I needed to request a password reset to do so. But,...
09-03-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By c55m8o

Your CLK55 turns much better then the E55. When...

Your CLK55 turns much better then the E55. When I test drove one thinking I wanted the wagon I almost ended up on the grass after the turn onto the onramp entering the hiway. I was driving it the...
09-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

Reminds me ... I don't think I've whored this...

Reminds me ... I don't think I've whored this here in this thread yet... :naughty: also taken by Mitch.
09-02-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

Thanx man! Great great library of pix! Awsome...

Thanx man! Great great library of pix! Awsome banner pic (and not because you got mine almost full-on ;) )

I found a pic from the rear of mine from last year before I had the suspension in with...
09-02-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

I gotta point&shoot pic of eric taking his pics...

I gotta point&shoot pic of eric taking his pics (at least I think it's him) ........ it's blurry (lol).

Eric, beautiful stuff!
09-01-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

smack! that was the 1st thing to notice! :D ...

smack! that was the 1st thing to notice! :D

the parking lot was pretty bumpy. In the driving rain, there were a few places there you'd dig through a river and cover your windshield.
09-01-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

That was you there?! We didn't say one word to...

That was you there?! We didn't say one word to each other. :( It was a frigg'n hectic schedule though. No chance to eat or anything!

You know the 2nd set of runs when it was coming down hard...
09-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

Great meeting you Steve. A hell of an enthusiast...

Great meeting you Steve. A hell of an enthusiast to make the roadtrip! I wish the 'Northeast' would have made a better showing of 'MB Spirit' tho. :rolleyes:
08-31-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 878,003
Posted By c55m8o

Thought I'd share some new pix... This picture...

Thought I'd share some new pix... This picture was taken this past Saturday while on 95 South leading a convoy to the Hudson waterfront to take some pix. Two pix made the cut in the photographer's...
08-31-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,113
Posted By c55m8o

It all remains awesome as it comes. I love the C...

It all remains awesome as it comes. I love the C DTM car. I have one ... a model ... unassembled in a box. :rolf:

I see the R107 SL racer in the background. I happen to love that old-school...
08-29-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 15,498
Posted By c55m8o

me thinks ya still can't get Jeff to show up to...

me thinks ya still can't get Jeff to show up to one tho... ;) Speaking of Jeff, (OT) stressed the speedybenz suspension this weekend at a Porsche club AutoX as well as screwing around with a few...
08-29-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,161
Posted By c55m8o

BTW, Hanniep (or anyone who heard), what was that...

BTW, Hanniep (or anyone who heard), what was that Hoboken cop saying in the PA right as we were leaving? :confused: I was worried he was going to start something right as we were leaving.

One of...
08-29-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By c55m8o

I drove the CLK63 @ the AMG Challenge, both on...

I drove the CLK63 @ the AMG Challenge, both on the big track and small oval (kidney actually). I set fastest run of the day in it in the Advanced Vehicle Dynamics challenge. It -is- hands down my...
08-29-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By c55m8o

SDR, welcome to the club. hy-rail, now that...

SDR, welcome to the club.

hy-rail, now that it's in black & white, watch it. I was pretty loose with the lips after I found a place I liked to do it -- my money's on someone at my local...
08-29-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,113
Posted By c55m8o

so that means you're going to be walking through...

so that means you're going to be walking through parking lots and MB dealerships pressing the button, looking for a CLS55 the keys works on then....huh... :naughty:
08-28-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

Guess you only look @ pictures.... I quote "The...

Guess you only look @ pictures.... I quote "The pictures are showing an almost undisguised prototype, except for some camouflage on the air outlets in the front fenders ." .... It's camo.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By c55m8o

I had my wife dig out the extra battery from her...

I had my wife dig out the extra battery from her bag under duress that I knew had about a 1/2 a charge (we just got back from Hungary last week). Sure enough I left if home! However, it wouldn't...
08-28-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

I thought she was selling that because she bought...

I thought she was selling that because she bought another car.
08-28-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By c55m8o

I'm glad to see this thread. I was extremely...

I'm glad to see this thread. I was extremely disappointed in the lack of conviction of the MB owners who did not show up. ... someone used the term "high flake factor" in reference to MB owners. I...
08-28-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 878,003
Posted By c55m8o

you have a light foot. ;) that's almost 19mpg. ...

you have a light foot. ;) that's almost 19mpg. I'd rarely get in the 18's when I had the 4,3L engine. Now with the 5,4L engine, forget it! Of course, I love to "drive it like I stole it", so... ...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-28-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,799
Posted By c55m8o

I also think with the canister/vortex generator...

I also think with the canister/vortex generator several -feet- , not inches from the throttle body, the effect will get lost. ...but that's completely just an unsupported belief.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By c55m8o

I would have thought the thread titled "East...

I would have thought the thread titled "East Coast AMGfest 2006 Registration Open...Aug 26 and 27" that was started months ago and got over 200 posts before the event would have given you some...
08-28-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Oh, and tommy is right! Rip'n in the rain is a...

Oh, and tommy is right! Rip'n in the rain is a pisser as long as you don't have summer/dry-only tires. And with all the slipping, you're not stress'n the suspension & tires as much. ;)

What's...
08-28-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Well if you want to go through the laughably long...

Well if you want to go through the laughably long list of what I did wrong I expect you'll be here a while... :rolleyes: :o:
08-28-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 878,003
Posted By c55m8o

LEX, nice! I just came back from Hungary where...

LEX, nice! I just came back from Hungary where I was for two weeks. I would have loved to have spotted your car. I would'a snapped a dozen pix! I wish that wagon was mine...

So how's filling...
08-28-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,796
Posted By c55m8o

Luv it, Luv it, Luv it!!! But I want that...

Luv it, Luv it, Luv it!!! But I want that widebody in a car who's price is approachable by someone with only above average income, not people at the left end of the bell-shaped income-to-population...
08-28-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

That's a pisser. I remember him saying "that's...

That's a pisser. I remember him saying "that's the money shot" on I think that one. Compare that work of a pro above using pro equipment, who "knows how to see", to the work of a total amature [me]...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-28-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,799
Posted By c55m8o

I was thinking the exact thing but lower tech. ...

I was thinking the exact thing but lower tech. Simply using the thermal insulating sheets (that we can use under our manifold if we lift it with a phenolic spacer) and wrapping the canister. But...
Forum: W211 AMG
08-28-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By c55m8o

nope :( my battery died from the use the day...

nope :( my battery died from the use the day before and I forgot to pack the charger.
08-28-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Just got home now early Monday morning. Only...

Just got home now early Monday morning. Only have the energy for this 'fav' of mine for the day....and quite the gray day it was... :( ...
08-27-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

I hope to change that here on the East coast. ...

I hope to change that here on the East coast. Jeff/speedybenz has already done that on the West. ;)
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By c55m8o

just for all for next time ... the AutoX had...

just for all for next time ... the AutoX had nothing to do with MB ... you should have read the Porsche Club's site Chappy linked to that said the event goes on rain or shine.

I got frigg'n SOAKED...
08-27-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

You must have not stuck around to see us on our...

You must have not stuck around to see us on our 2nd time out... :zoom: I'm pretty happy for my 1st time doing this AutoX thing for real in my car. I was definitely holding back until the last 3...
08-27-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

52.something seconds for me, in the HEIGHT of the...

52.something seconds for me, in the HEIGHT of the rainstorm ... That instructor I had as a passenger was definitely disruptive to my concentration ...

I forgot my camera's docking station @ home...
Forum: W210 AMG
08-27-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,799
Posted By c55m8o

...although... from that ad, does this statement...

...although... from that ad, does this statement strike anyone else as plain 'wrong'? :: "The aluminum housing acts as a height shield" ... errr, umm, uhhh ... Aluminum is a great electrical and...
08-27-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

might wanna try for an hour earlier. The...

might wanna try for an hour earlier. The driver's meeting is 9:45 ; newb walk-thru is quoted as 9:30. If it's anything less then the heavens opening up I think I'll be there.
Forum: W211 AMG
08-27-2006, 01:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By c55m8o

Pete is planning on arriving @ 10am w/the...

Pete is planning on arriving @ 10am w/the caravan. I'm surprised that late since the driver's meeting is 9:45.
08-25-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Use this to visually tell you the qauntity of...

Use this to visually tell you the qauntity of water vapor decending upon north eastern NJ:
Satellite 12-hour Loop of Water Vapor (http://www.weather.gov/sat_loop.php?image=wv&hours=12) (uses Java)...
08-25-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By c55m8o

did you ever pull the trigger on a R107 ?

did you ever pull the trigger on a R107 ?
08-25-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 103,492
Posted By c55m8o

The cast of Taxi minus the Queen and the Weeney...

The cast of Taxi minus the Queen and the Weeney are free as there certainly won't be a sequal to that movie...
08-25-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Yes, this is beginning to suck. Two days ago the...

Yes, this is beginning to suck. Two days ago the chance of rain Saturday was like 20%. It's 40% now and Sunday is 50%. :X

Ok, here's my standard post so we can keep an eye on the weather:...
08-25-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

There's an indoor cart track nearby to Montvale...

There's an indoor cart track nearby to Montvale in Ramsey on Rt. 17 ; at least it 'was' there under 10 years ago.

Anyone still in NE NJ area who knows Rt 17 in Ramsey know if it's still there? ...
08-25-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 103,492
Posted By c55m8o

:popcorn: should I or shouldn't I ... I guess I...

:popcorn: should I or shouldn't I ... I guess I am ... If you hadn't been such a douch bag to me and others in the past I might'a actually been like, "WTF; how the hell?" ... but no need ... ...
08-24-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By c55m8o

I'm convinced that's 'cus the 'bangle lines'...

I'm convinced that's 'cus the 'bangle lines' [i.e. ugly] are too predominant and visible in other colors...:puke:
08-23-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

OK totally OT.... People, please give me a post...

OK totally OT.... People, please give me a post or two. :D
They won't be nearly as light as the OZs on now. Before the refurbishment... With 18" drums, they were something like 24 lb front and...
08-23-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By c55m8o

The 645 convertable, in black, looks magnificent....

The 645 convertable, in black, looks magnificent. I personally really dislike how it looks in silver tho... weird. I guess it's because the 'bangle lines' are more sharp and predominant (visible)...
08-23-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,113
Posted By c55m8o

Wow, Congrats. I just read this now as I was in...

Wow, Congrats. I just read this now as I was in Europe myself until this past Sunday. (Hungary where I was has for 2 weeks has pretty good drivers who strickly drive like the Autobaun [they stay to...
08-23-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

****, do these cars have to look good? ;) ...

****, do these cars have to look good? ;) you'll all have to forgive the broken right foglight from a rock and the one huge rockchip called my front bumper... :(

oh, but edit, how can I forget...
08-20-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

last year that registered or last year that...

last year that registered or last year that showed up? ;)
08-08-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,693
Posted By c55m8o

Lol ... the 1st post! ;) Welcome *status*.

Lol ... the 1st post! ;) Welcome *status*.
08-06-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By c55m8o

MuscleCar on SpikeTV had a segment where the host...

MuscleCar on SpikeTV had a segment where the host discovered his Hooker headers wouldn't fit on his Nova project 'cus he made his own motor mounts, so they devoted a good portion of the show showing...
08-06-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,693
Posted By c55m8o

OK, I -know- I should have let this thread die...

OK, I -know- I should have let this thread die its slow painful death; at least it morphed into something respected contributors were adding to instead of the confrontational fella who started it ......
08-06-2006, 01:00 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 12,459
Posted By c55m8o

Hi. Great to hear from you. No, all MBs welcom....

Hi. Great to hear from you. No, all MBs welcom. Please look back through the thread; I posted a detailed decription of last year's event a number of posts back [post #82] and I think you'll have a...
08-04-2006, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By c55m8o

Customer headers? Where you located anyway? I...

Customer headers? Where you located anyway? I got a guy near me who does custom turbo manifolds for a living and we talked but I never pursued it ... hoping Kleemann might have a clearance sale one...
08-04-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By c55m8o

The head ports are huge. Speedybenz is convinced...

The head ports are huge. Speedybenz is convinced it would work better at high rpm if slightly smaller. They're 'made' for supercharging it seems. ;) Consider the Kleeman headers too and a custom...
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