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This is just to introduce myself. I am retired. I am a former software developer and garage owner/mechanic. Last year I acquired an 83 380SL Roadster/Coupe. The car is in really great shape other than normal mechanical repairs that have been put off for a while by the former owner. I have done and am doing all these repairs myself. The most challenging one was the replacement of the soft top. Challenging only in that I had not done one before. It really wasn't a bad job at all. Next year I will restore the AC back to life as I still have all my tools for working on the Harrison A6 compressor which is on the car.

Just as a footnote, when I found the car it was at a really great price so I had did not have a lot of time to research it completely as someone else was very interested in it as well. Once I got the car I soon found out that it could have a single row timing chain. If it did that was going to be a job and a half or a lot of money to have it done. Through the oil fill hole it looked as though it had a single row chain so all winter I sort of worried about it. This spring I finally got the chance to take a valve cover off, I actually took it off 3 times to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me, and there it was a double row chain.

That it in a nutshell.
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