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Hello to all, I've been reading the posts for a few weeks now and have learned A LOT. I just bought a 2 owner 1989 560SL with 75,700 miles on it on May 22. I had to trailer it home from Gulf Shores, AL to Millbrook, AL. So far I've replaced the right front brake caliper and got the blower motor bearings un-seized to get the AC going again. Also did a repair to get the center vents to open but need to replace the vacuum pod that controls it (had to bypass to get it running), any help in finding this part and how to replace would be helpful. Replaced some of the rubber boots on miscellaneous vacuum hoses and had to replace the brake booster vacuum check valve (broke on the test drive after the caliper replacement). It's in great condition and I hope to get it dialed in soon. Need to replace the lower and upper ball joint boots (ripped boots) but joints feel to be in good condition. Haven't found much else yet. The previous owner had records of $6k in repairs back in 2005. Looking forward to dropping the top and cruising.
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Pictures of my 89 560SL just before taking it home. I have the hard top too and will post pictures with it on later.
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