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  1. Baggiedude

    Baggiedude New Member

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    Hi all,
    I introduced myself a couple of weeks ago. I'm just about to start the main restoration of my 350 SL. My question is: are there any specialist parts suppliers for older Mercs? I restored am MGA & found many who specialise in supplying to that market only. There are some items I need to sort out the engine. I managed to start it very easily after 11 years standing but the idler screw (large nylon thingy) was seized & so I couldn't adjust the airflow etc. so the engine is running very rich & keeps cutting out when hot. I think the air heater regulator also needs attention. Do I have to use only main dealers?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks,
    Ray.
     
  2. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

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    Hi Ray , and welcome to the forum .

    There are quite a few R107 owners on here , who I am sure will be happy to help with advice .

    There is also a lot of good knowledge over on the Mercedes-Benz Club , a lot of us here are members of both clubs

    The Mercedes-Benz Club

    Yes , there are lots of specialist suppliers , mostly in Germany . However , in the scheme of things , your car is 'relatively' modern , so most everything is still available through the dealer network .

    The Classic Parts specialist dealer in the UK is MB Poole ( formerly Jackson's ) and the man to speak to there is Mervyn Wright . Mervyn has been there 'forever' and has an encyclopaediac knowledge of MB parts beyond what is even on the computer system !

    You can telephone him on 01202 666 330 or email him at mervyn.wright@mercedes.co.uk

    Still within the UK , parts factors such as Eurocarparts will still carry a lot of parts for the R107 series - a lot of parts are shared with other contemporary models such as the W123 series and W126 series so plenty of demand - they will supply OEM parts from various suppliers to MB

    The website is Euro Car Parts | The UK's Number 1 Provider of Car Parts Online and In Store

    Looking abroad , most of the specialists in Germany tend more to concentrate on older models from the 1950's and 1960's , but are now starting to cater for 1970's models such as yours which are now recognised as 'young classics' .

    There is Heinrich Neimoller in Mannheim , his website is

    Niemoeller Mercedes Benz spare parts Germany

    Then there is DB Depot in Hamburg

    Ersatzteile für Ihren Mercedes Benz, Spare Parts for Classic Cars Daimler W 107, C 107, R 107, W 108, W 109, W 110, W 111, W 112, W 113, W 114, W 115, W 116, W 123, W 126, Ersatzteile W 107, C 107, R 107, W 108, W 109, W 110, W 111, W 112, W 113, W 1

    and SLS , also in Hamburg

    SLS - Home

    If you need interior trim , hardtop , upholstery or carpets , Klaus Hermann Mayer is your man

    Home

    Also

    http://www.himmelservice.de/english/home.html

    For original radios , contemporary to the cars

    original car radios for classic cars

    Back in the UK , there are a number of specialist breakers

    In Yorkshire , there is Dave Collins , he is a member on here and his email is

    retrodave111@aol.com

    There is EuroMerc , Nick Mercedes on this website .

    Also try , in no particular order

    SL PAGODA.COM

    Genuine Mercedes Spare Parts | Mercedes Spares |

    Rob Parker

    Three Pointed Parts

    Also

    BOSS MERCEDES PARTS
    54 The Boyle
    Barwick in Elmet
    LEEDS
    LS15 4JN

    Hope that little lot is a good start for you .
     
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  3. Pontoneer

    Pontoneer MB Club Veteran

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    Sorry - duplicate post
     
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    Baggiedude

    Baggiedude New Member

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    Hi Derek,
    Many Many thanks for the info. I'll be doing some phoning now to see what I can get & when I can start the resto fully. I mentioned earlier that I had restored an MGA. If you're interested, see www.allden.co.uk It's a very simple website that I made to chart the restoration. I'll be doing the same kind of site, hopefully, for the Merc.
    Kind Regards,
    Ray.
     
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  5. kth286

    kth286 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That was a great answer Derek.
     
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