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Postwar 170S / Re: Engine problem...!?
« Last post by Ted on December 21, 2020, 10:30:30 AM »
At least you now everything is clean and fixed :)
Postwar 170S / Re: Engine problem...!?
« Last post by twigren on December 11, 2020, 02:55:51 PM »
Dear friends,

Sorry for late reply! (I have had lots of work and no time for the garage lately...)

Just wanted to give an update on this problem - which once found was the most EASY thing...
Initially I focused on carburator and/or fuel pump issues and (again) had everything down to details.
Cleaned every single part, replaced sealings and remounted in perfect conditions.

Went for a testdrive and things worked fine for a start, but suddenly again occured!!!

After some VERY detailed inspections I found the actual problem.
The fuel line (rubber) between pump and carburator had been "melting" from inside. The rubber was basically like chewing-gum and of course blocked the flow.
Replacing the line to proper things solved everyting :-)


Technical / Re: Jack Bracket Mounting
« Last post by John Nguyen on December 09, 2020, 05:10:30 PM »
Can any Body get me some good pictures at the trunk latch area where this bracket located.
Thanks in advance.
General Discussion / Re: Radio replacement advice please
« Last post by Scott Montoney on November 30, 2020, 05:47:04 PM »
Well, I recall a conversation a long time ago about this subject.  There were lots of options, depending on how much you were willing to spend.
Here is a link to one site that has 6v and 12v radios for specific MB models.  Just something to be aware of.  I believe there are other similar sites, but this is the one I happened to have a link to.

I have also seen a radio that was installed under the passenger seat.  It had a 6v to 12v converter and I believe it had a remote control.  I don't recall if the remote was wired or wireless.
General Discussion / Re: body wood for 170Da
« Last post by mb53nut on November 30, 2020, 11:10:11 AM »
Hello Brian,
Try Kirschinger und Sohn in Karlsruhe. Tel 0721/31170. Karl Kristof speaks English and is very helpful.
They make wood kits and provide restoration services for 170 series cars.
General Discussion / Radio replacement advice please
« Last post by mb53nut on November 29, 2020, 09:38:05 PM »
Hello everyone,
I have to end silence in my 1953 170 Vb as it has no radio. It is still original 6 volt system. Can anyone render any advice as what system can be installed under the dash and not in the glove box so as no to to make it look out of place. Probably Retrosoud and two speakers with 6 to 12 volt converter and fuse. Any better ideas ? I am at a loss as to what speakers to use and how to attach them.   
Thank you,
Postwar 170S / Re: Engine problem...!?
« Last post by cspickel on November 29, 2020, 08:11:25 PM »
This may be nothing, you noted you were on a trip, were you traveling at a higher elevation then where you reside? 
General Discussion / door window glass
« Last post by BrianWelton on November 24, 2020, 03:06:54 PM »
What is the difference between 170V and 170S sedan door glass.  I see the part numbers are 10-136-725-00-10 V and 12-136-725-00-10 S.
General Discussion / body wood for 170Da
« Last post by BrianWelton on November 23, 2020, 11:25:51 PM »
Anyone with a breakdown of the wood used in the body of a 170D OTP?
General Discussion / Re: 170V frame
« Last post by JCA Tacoma on November 14, 2020, 12:21:34 PM »
Absolutely a Cabriolet A, B, or Roadster frame. This is the correct frame for these cars.
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