Sat, Apr 18, 2020

R107/R129 Discussion VTC

Zoom Video Teleconferencing

About this event

Are you missing the friendship, fellowship and car talk of an MBCA event?  Join us April 18th from 10 am to noon (Eastern Daylight Time) as Peachtree Section hosts an R107/R129 video tele-conference via ZOOM. 

Peachtree Section Vice President and Technical Director Gary Edwards will facilitate the discussion, covering R107s for the first hour and R129s for the second hour with a short break in between. Owners and other enthusiasts will provide their insights into these cars with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Edwards comments, "We postponed our R107/R129 Gathering to September 12th, leaving April 18th open in our schedules - as with every other day as well during social isolation, so we decided to have a VTC that morning to talk about these great cars". 

For those not familiar with the terminology, R107 refers to the roadsters and coupes sold in the US as 350SL, 450SL, 380SL, 560SL, 350SLC and 450SLC from 1972 to 1989.  R129 refers to the roadsters sold in the US as 300SL, 500SL, 600SL, SL320, SL500and SL600 from 1990 to 2002.

Diana Quinn, who was co-author of the Star Magazine’s Buyer’s Guide article on R107s, will provide an overview of what to look for when purchasing an R107, Gary Edwards will cover how to prevent major engine damage, Rusty Duncan will discuss a window issue that he had to deal with during his many years of ownership, Rubin Howard will discuss safety innovationis of the R107 and Ernie Smallman will discuss why the 560SL is the best of the R107s.  For the R129 portions, Gary Edwards will discuss buying an R129 and the merits of the nearly ignored 6 cylinder cars, plus dealing with top hydraulic cylinder leaks, Dean Prince will discuss troubleshooting the third brake light, and servicing the blower motor and the wiper transmission. Any other owners or interested members with wisdom they’d like to share are encouraged to come forward beforehand and contact Gary Edwards at edwardsgw@nu-z.net.  Also, folks with questions are encouraged to send them in advance to improve the chances that we can actually get them answered.

We plan to record this event, so be aware that your voice and potentially image may be recorded.

The price is free!  It will be a fun morning of car talk and you won’t want to miss it!

The tech session will be conducted via Zoom Video Teleconference.  No NEED to leave your home.  You can easily join the ZOOM meeting by computer, IPhone, IPad, Android device, or by telephone.   

On Friday afternoon you will receive an e-mail with the link to the ZOOM meeting and instructions on how to setup the ZOOM application beforehand to simplify connection.   We will plan to have the ZOOM meeting up by 9:45 a.m. so we can hopefully get technical issues out of the way.  Don’t wait to register, as we are limited to only 100 attendees.  For questions, contact Gary Edwards by e-mail at edwardsgw@nu-z.net or by phone at (757) 831-9556.

 

Event requirements

On the Friday before the VTC, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the ZOOM meeting and instructions on how to setup the ZOOM application beforehand.  It is best to download the ZOOM app before you try to get into the VTC (like on Friday).

Zoom Video Teleconferencing

San Jose, CA

Organizer

Seminar/Meeting organized by

MBCA - Peachtree

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