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General Discussion / Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Last post by 300d4me on March 16, 2021, 07:06:24 PM »
Thanks Henry, I'll get a list together.

By any chance would anyone know where the timing marks are on this om636?   There is nothing on the front cover, or pulley.

In a later industrial engine  book, it talked about some engines have a spot on the flywheel.    I found one spot, in a hole on the bellhousing(passenger side).

Is this a timing mark?  TDC, or injection timing?

I don't see it covered in the factory books. The big manual from here says to see pages 59-83.  These are missing...
General Discussion / Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Last post by Henry Magno on March 16, 2021, 04:34:28 PM »
I'm going to be sorting through some of my parts over the next few months. If you would like to e-mail your list, I can keep it in mind. My email is
General Discussion / Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Last post by Scott Montoney on March 14, 2021, 07:46:04 PM »
Thanks for the photo and status.
Keep us updated from time to time.
Good luck with your project.
General Discussion / Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Last post by 300d4me on March 13, 2021, 03:32:55 PM »
Not much to look at all apart eh?
General Discussion / 53 170ds new to me info
« Last post by 300d4me on March 13, 2021, 02:59:45 PM »

 I just drug a 53' 170ds om636 home-136.081

It was halfway taken apart a few owners ago. I'm missing a few bits like( front & rear glass, most all trim, radiator  & fuel cap,misc handles, even the flat side panels in between the hood and fenders.

The injection stuff was taken apart, and tossed inside on the floor. Thankfully I have everything- but the injector return line fittings.   The engine was locked tight, but I got it apart.  Was stuck from sitting(maybe why injection pump was removed?).  Anyway it turns very nice, feels like good compression.

To me it looks like it was fixed up sometime in the late 70's.  Then more recently sanded down for body work.     Interior is there, but kinda not great.

On a plus side the dash wash left alone.   The clock still works perfect.  Makes up for the rest of the car!  :o

So I guess the next thing is to make it run. If so, then some painting needs to happen. Get some glass somehow...
Technical / Re: 170 S indicator arms
« Last post by Scott Montoney on February 28, 2021, 07:16:25 PM »
I don't have those side turn indicators, buy some general electrical troubleshooting would apply.
I assume there is a way to remove it.  I would use a Volt Meter to first verify that there is voltage (or a ground signal) being applied across the component when it should be activated.  That way you can determine if the fault is in the device, or in the wiring going to the device.
Technical / 170 S indicator arms
« Last post by WernerJ on February 28, 2021, 01:32:46 PM »
The right sided indicator does not go up and light up anymore. How do I go about fixing them? Please help!


Technical / Re: Workshop manuel
« Last post by WernerJ on February 28, 2021, 01:30:55 PM »
Hi Malcome!

Sorry I took so long to reply. Many thanks for the link.


220 / Re: Cab A vs. Cab B: which to get?
« Last post by jreinan on February 15, 2021, 07:25:24 PM »
Scott, thanks for the quick reply.  Funny -- I just happened to see the article on your car in the back issue of the Star!  Great story, great family history with that car.

I agree that the back seat might be a more useful feature to me than the sportier look and higher price of the Cab A.

Thanks again!
220 / Re: Cab A vs. Cab B: which to get?
« Last post by Scott Montoney on February 15, 2021, 06:27:24 PM »
I own a Cab B.  You've hit some key points in your summary already. 
The wood can be a concern, and very expensive to repair.  So if you're not sure of the condition, be careful.  Maybe someone can offer input as to what to look for to evaluate the condition of the wood frame members. Something about door sagging and alignment is just one thing.
I don't know that I'd even call the rear bench of the cab A a "seat" at all.  I'm glad to have the full rear seat for my use. I like the option to take more than one extra passenger.
The Cab A does have more chrome trim, and the dash is covered with the same leather as the interior, where the Cab B is painted.
There were fewer Cab B's produced, but the Cab A is probably considered more "sporty" so I think that makes it more desirable and more costly.
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