Used turbomolecular pump

So I went a little crazy and got a Varian V-301 TM pump at an online auction. The price was good enough to where I figure if it doesn’t work I can still break-even selling it to a pump rebuild company; if it works it’s something I figure I can play with until it doesn’t. It also came with a EyeSys A/B guage

Any thoughts on how to inspect it before starting it up to make sure it doesn’t thrash itself to death if something is wrong. My understanding is that these were really popular 10 years ago for mass spectrometers, so not sure how long it’s been sitting.

What mfg of glassware would be a good suggestion to deal with vacuum these things can create any thoughts on things to try with it?

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how’d this go?