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Hey Guys,

I am in Belen NM, Own a Fabric store and am a bit of a mad scientist when it comes to anything mechanical.

I own an 86 SDL and recently a 75 450SL (140k on the clock) followed me home that's been sitting in a warehouse for sometime and was part of an estate. The Widow said is was having a fuel issue and once I got it home I found a fireball XR700 ignition freshly installed and several vac lines missing or just disconnected. It looks like recent exhaust manifold work as the gaskets look new and also the valve cover gaskets look new. I am trying to get all the hoses and wires proper before I attempt to start it and am waiting on my new haynes book. I LIVE by my forums and have MANY and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with my newest.

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Come to think of it, I guess I've loved German cars for many years, and have always LOVED the consistency of the product and the fact the most parts are repairable not just replaceable. When I was in my early 20s I owned a fleet of air cooled VWs. a 72 914, 72 square back, 74 sunbug (W factory air) and a 74 Westy....the SL is 35 years old and the darn clock still works!
I remember back in the days of your LOL, the mechanical clocks in US made cars would work for the 1st year if you were lucky!
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