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Post hello all, and thanks for having me here

New guy on the block here to share my experience , and yours. I just picked up a 74 450SL from a local woman that has been sitting in a garage for many years. With 14k original miles it is in pretty good shape, however it has some issues wich I am currently addressing. She was told by her "local" mechanic that it neede an engine so I was prepared for the worst on this project. But on close inspection and dissassembly of the top end I found one valve guide that was stuck to an intake valve and pulled out of the head....I guess that answers the smoke problem..and 3 quarts of oil in the exaust system. Chains , guides, and cylinderwalls are fine....but it will be getting a very thorough top end overhaul. I hope to have this job completed soon, still documenting the diss-ass process and getting ready to order some parts. Stay tuned, any input would be greatly appreciated from you guys...thanks again!
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