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    Lowly the Lorry. . .

    The problem we ran into with replacing leaves was that our MB leaves had a rib that looked like it helped align the springs. We had a single broken leaf and did get a replacement but it fit a little odd because of the old leaves with the rib. Plus in pulling the packs apart there was a lot of...
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    Lowly the Lorry. . .

    Awesome progress! The fun is starting. Looks like your fire box had a more substantial subframe than ours had, maybe a good base for you to start with and would save time and money. One thing I see though is it looks like your rear leaf springs might be sagging. From the picture it looks like...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Yup that is a pretty accurate list, but here are some of the funnier questions I have heard A little girl walking by with her father "Daddy, is that a garbage truck?". Then of course was a lady in a parking lot that walked up to me and said very slowly syllable by syllable "What country are you...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Thanks for the compliment, we really do like our truck :). Oh, I also forgot to mention I replaced the winch cable for the lift with rope and a 4 part tackle. The little winch struggled a bit near the top of the lift but now it seems happy. I need to do a short video of it. Still have a couple...
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    Lithium and Alternators.

    This was a common problem in boating when lithium batteries first came out (alternators in a closed engine compartment with very little external air). A lot of boaters will size the alternator pulley to put out more amps at lower RPM. I am guessing if you don't use a B2B charger you would need...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    We have been spending time in eastern Oregon, which we have come to realize is pretty remote. The scenery is fantastic and with fall in full swing the camping areas are much less crowded. So here are a few recent pics. On the slowly evolving truck build I have ordered up some parabolic...
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    Mercedes AL3 and HL7 available axle ratios..

    A while back I contacted Atkinson Vos about their "speed upgrade" for our trucks (the example truck is a 1617). They got back to me and they were able to source new ring/pinion for the front and rear axles on our truck. Parts alone were going to run about 5k pounds and we were only going to gain...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Thanks Neil, one question. I was sort of thinking that if I put the T near the heater box it would be outside of the thermostat. Obviously it works but how does it get by the thermostat? I have a separate circulation pump ready to go. Our furnace is mounted in one of the under body storage...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    So, while we are hanging out with family I am slowly (very slowly) working through a few outstanding projects. A strictly fun one was adding a subwoofer to the habitat stereo, a small "under seat" powered one. Really helped fill in the sound and we are enjoying it. A more serious project is...
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    Mercedes 1222A.. The beginning!

    When we were in NZ with the sailboat we ran into some great craftsman in the boating industry. If I was there I would go to Whangarei and try and track down Steve Ikler (not sure of the last name spelling, but ask at Norsand Boatyard and they will know). He would be able to mold you a very flash...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Oh, and to chat about the truck for a bit. Working on installing a subwoofer for the habitat stereo. Got the unit screwed down and will run the power today. Awaiting some speaker wire from Amazon to complete the job. I also replaced the hood flap gasket. I ended up getting a non-Mercedes bit of...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    In my opinion, even with the issues here in the USA it still has some of the most amazing scenery we have seen anywhere in the world. Plus with the federal land in the western US boon docking is easy and free. Should be high on any nature lovers visit list. Yup, saw your new camper on FaceBook...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Hey guys, although starting to sound a bit repetitive we are back from another backpack jaunt. This one was a bit short due to a large part of Glacier National Park being closed (Covid) and smoke from the forest fires. We have not been in Glacier in about 9 years and I will admit, this was not...
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Thanks Joe, I will crawl under and take a look.
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    MB 1120 Coming to America!

    Hey Simon, the Darien Gap is in Panama and is a bit of jungle with no roads. Kind of inconvenient for those of us that want to move from North to South America. In my looking around people have shipped from Miami, Houston or Panama to get to Columbia. Since we have already spent a fair amount of...
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