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Birdsville Races, Queensland, Australia

Hi Guys,
I recently posted that we were heading off in a 1977 w116 280se, well, that all changed. I bought a 1975 w116 280SE for about $2000 and set about getting it ready. Centre bearing, hoses, sphere and a kit in the SLS valve and the four alloy wheels were replaced with steel rims and light truck tyres away we went. .
Well, we made it. From Kyneton, Victoria to Birdsville Qld..,the Merc didn't even lose a hubcap (even though the hubcaps were off a nissan). The SLS made our loaded-up '75 280se ride like a dream. It was one of my most comfortable drives to Birdsville. The XXXX beer guys liked the old girl too. We slapped a couple of stickers on and took some photos outside the pub. The only problems that we had were the rear brakes locking on when we were heading home. 4,500km and all is good.
Now that we are home I will get on to the brake repairs.

I always had full faith in the vehicle and now I love it dearly.
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