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parts for a 1418 benz 21 Jan 2020 18:44 #205850

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looking for a starter motor and an injector pump for .a OM 346 11ltr mercedes motor

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parts for a 1418 benz 21 Jan 2020 20:14 #205852

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Ely, Donaldson Motors Dandenong Vic was the place l used to get my MB parts from, new and S/H but that was 13 or 14 years ago...............
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You can take my advice........
l am not using it

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parts for a 1418 benz 22 Jan 2020 08:32 #205864

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Ely, I might be able to point you in the right direction in a week or so? I just sold this one with a crook engine, it has another engine with it- so the new owner might be able to help you with the parts from the old engine. I'll drop you a line after I've spoken to him?
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Richard
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parts for a 1418 benz 22 Jan 2020 17:42 #205873

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What a cool truck.

Always loved the Frauleins.

Perhaps they remind me a a big European trip in 1966 trip as a child.

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parts for a 1418 benz 23 Jan 2020 10:08 #205896

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1418's are the best... ask anyone who knows! Just about everyone who's in trucks says "oh, I used to drive one of those" etc etc ..
Bloody funny trucks, bloody odd trucks, bloody good trucks..

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parts for a 1418 benz 23 Jan 2020 16:05 #205901

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I got out of Commer knocker pulling a single axle trailer, and into a brand new 1418 Benz pulling a bogie trailer. It was like I had died an gone to heaven. No more changing gears at anything that looked like a hill.

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parts for a 1418 benz 23 Jan 2020 20:30 #205905

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Listened to a bloke who had owned one - his take on them was they were
a good owner driver's truck. Reckoned he put a bag over its head lights
so it couldn't see the hills. Could do a lot worse. Paul.

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parts for a 1418 benz 23 Jan 2020 23:49 #205907

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What the Knocker or the Benz?

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parts for a 1418 benz 24 Jan 2020 12:18 #205915

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Dad bought one of the last 1418's in 1977. It had been ordered and painted in Trans West fleet colors and then cancelled and as Dad was joining TW as a subbie it was perfect - I think he paid $30k back then. He had it for seven years and traded it in on a P82 Scania (that was heaven). It was generally pretty reliable but always used oil. He put rings in it, but didn't make much difference. It would boil on a hot day but kept going. It didn't have enough gears as you couldn't use the 2 speed diff to 'split' all gears, only 1 & 2 if I recall. Also 1st wasn't low enough and there were a few hills loaded it just wouldn't crawl up. Gearbox wasn't very strong, it was repaired a couple of times and also replaced (would have been better with a RR). The diff also wasn't that strong and it was also repaired a couple of times. However, I recall it being rarely off the road and it made him money.
1975 Atkinson, 180HP 6LXB Gardner, RTO910, 34000lb Rockwell on camelback
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parts for a 1418 benz 24 Jan 2020 20:30 #205917

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Sorry Overnite, post about the Benz. As Oilman mentions, had to be careful with the
gear boxes and diffs, hence the owner driver comment. Would have made money for
a lot of operators in their time. Paul.

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