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Strange sounds coming from my 450SLC, help!

Hi I was driving my 1977 Mercedes 450SLC at the weekend when I started to hear a ticking noise at idle, I turned off the radio as I noticed it, and then when I pulled out, I heard a very alarming grating sound, that sounded like metal on metal grating, the sound was loudest during acceleration, but also cut in and out during the acceleration, it mostly disappears at idle and coast, but again does cut in and out a little bit. I immediately returned my car home. With the hood up, the ticking is quite loud and is accompanied by a lot of vibration, it appears to be coming from the passenger side of the engine towards the front (note car is right hand drive if that makes a difference). I have dipped the car for engine and transmission oil and everything appears fine, the engine was still pulling strongly and not overheating and the transmission seems to change ok. I am going to have it towed to a mechanic, as I fear further driving may seriously damage it, but I'd like to have an idea what I'm dealing with first
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