Technical Articles

The MBCA Technical Committee contributes articles to the Star magazine and directly online...

A basic key to success in the automobile hobby is an intimate knowledge of how parts are fastened together. My main concern is, of course, the nuts and bolts for the construction of Mercedes-Benz cars built after World War II, and how these have changed over the years.
After making the plan, time to take the car apart. Here are a couple of good rules to follow during a tear-down, and some tips along the way.
Five important lessons I learned from restoring a 1971 280SL as my first full restoration.
Okay, so now let’s say that you’ve found your dream car to restore, you have the perfect place to carry out your project, and all the tools and equipment you think you’ll need to complete this task. However, you should not touch the car until you’ve set some specific goals for your project.
The SLS hydraulic pump is a critical part of the system because it provides the hydraulic pressure needed to operate the system, but like any mechanical pump, eventually it stops operating. The good news is that any reasonably handy and careful mechanic can refurbish the hydraulic pump by dismantling it and cleaning the components, then replacing all the seals.
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