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« on: March 06, 2011, 02:31:51 PM »

You can upload pictures directly from your hard drive to include in your post by using the "Attach" box. The "Attach" box shows when posting a new topic or a reply, but not when using "Quick Reply".

Images must be 150 KB or smaller.  There's a maximum of 4 attachments per post and the total of all of them can't be more than 300 KB.

If you resize the pictures right, they don't have to be big files to be clear. Just downsize them to 700 or 800 pixels wide and keep the jpg quality factor lower (50 or 60 is fine). The jpg quality factor is key - it takes up a lot of space at 80-90, but it doesn't really make a better picture. http://www.irfanview.com/ works well and stores them with a little better picture quality than some of my other photo programs and is free.

You can also to a picture hosting site like Photobucket or Google's Picasa. Both are free and pretty easy to use.

You can then copy the direct IMG code and paste it into your post. Again, you want to keep the size down to 700-800 pixels wide so it fits on the screen without scrolling and so it doesn't take forever to load for people with slower connection.

Also, make sure you crop the picture(s) to show only what needs to be shown.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 02:58:03 PM »

Thanks KurtS     I will attempt it once again with your advice. Jimbo Smiley Smiley Smiley   
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 03:58:10 PM »

You can also to a picture hosting site like Photobucket or Google's Picasa. Both are free and pretty easy to use.

You can then copy the direct IMG code and paste it into your post. Again, you want to keep the size down to 700-800 pixels wide so it fits on the screen without scrolling and so it doesn't take forever to load for people with slower connection.

Also, make sure you crop the picture(s) to show only what needs to be shown.

Picasa hosting test...



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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 04:18:13 PM »

Looks like your 300SL needs a brake job?

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 04:28:16 PM »

It's a Mercedes, it needs everything!    Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 05:16:12 PM »

Yeah, but it's a Euro 300SL, so it's WORTH the work!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 05:22:21 PM »

Yeah, but it's a Euro 300SL, so it's WORTH the work!!

Ed

Good eye, Ed!    Wink



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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 10:44:04 PM »

Paul, when you get tired of it, let me know!! I had to sell my 55 190SL (originally owned by Count Bernadotte of Sweden) as a result of my divorce, so I could use a pick-me-up!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 12:07:06 AM »

Paul, when you get tired of it, let me know!! I had to sell my 55 190SL (originally owned by Count Bernadotte of Sweden) as a result of my divorce, so I could use a pick-me-up!!

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Ed, sorry to hear about your loss.  You know I mean the car...    Cheesy

Last Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle "Cars" section featured a 1960 190SL my mom's shop restored a few years ago.  What amazed me about Mercedes, we were still able to get a lot of the parts from Mercedes for a 50 year old car!

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 12:16:39 AM »

I was able to find a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle article on the net...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/25/MTFG1HUU3R.DTL

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 10:39:46 AM »

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What amazed me about Mercedes, we were still able to get a lot of the parts from Mercedes for a 50 year old car!

And they're producing more and more each day! Mercedes recognizes the classic car collector more than just about any other automobile manufacturer in the world. It's amazing the amount of money they're willing to invest in tooling up the old parts for such a small amount of cars (25k for the 190SL and 3k for the 300SL). Yes, they're EXPENSIVE parts, but they're correct! And in most cases, even better than what they were back in the 50's.

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2013, 12:20:12 PM »

Very nice mercedes, I am from the bay area as well, a great climate for preserving cars. I see this post was a couple of years old, do you have this beauty on the road yet?
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