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Postwar 170S / Re: Looking for some Direction
« Last post by Scott Montoney on June 14, 2020, 08:29:40 PM »
In the Technical section of this forum, you can find a PDF file that is the shop manual.
Page 250 has the wiring diagram for the 170 S.

I do not know what the dash looks like.
If it is similar to the 220, then take a look at the 220 owners manual in that same Technical section.  there is a description of the various dash controls.
Postwar 170S / Looking for some Direction
« Last post by cspickel on June 13, 2020, 02:25:19 PM »
Hello everyone!  Several years ago (8 to be exact) my wife and I received my father-in-law's MB 170S Cab A.  It has not run since the early 80's and I am now in a position (thank you Covid-19!) to put some focus on trying to get it to run (baby steps!).  I decided to have someone else rebuild the carburetor and fuel pump so my focus has been trying to get everything else ready.  My current issue relates to the wiring!  There are all these buttons and indicators on the dashboard that I have no clue what their purpose is? So my first question to this forum is does anyone have a diagram or photo description of the instrument panel?  I have a feeling that some things have been added, like the start button.  The other head scratcher is the engine does not match the body style  for that year.  Seeing as they only made around 800 of this model I have found it very challenging to find any information (i.e. wiring diagrams). 

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as my goal is to get this baby back on the road!  Thank you!
Classifieds / Re: 170s sedan wanted
« Last post by volker on June 10, 2020, 08:18:33 AM »
Hey Azryael , how about if you buy the running car in Wimberley and sell me your body for my project?
Postwar 170S / Re: Presentation 170S
« Last post by Marc1340 on June 08, 2020, 03:04:13 PM »
 the last one

Postwar 170S / Re: Presentation 170S
« Last post by Marc1340 on June 08, 2020, 03:02:45 PM »

another one

Postwar 170S / Presentation 170S
« Last post by Marc1340 on June 08, 2020, 03:01:26 PM »
I'm here to present a slightly special vehicle to you.
It is a 170S from 1950 (136,040) which was transformed as a cabriolet -4 doors for the needs of a French film and which was "disguised" as a Wermarcht car. I have to restart it for a friend and make sure that it can still roll safely for other films.
It is not a question of making a complete restoration of this vehicle.
I would come back to you with lots of technical questions !!!
Hereby some pictures


Take care and stay safe
Hi hi, if you are able to come by this weekend that would work great because we are moving a bunch of heavy equipment and there will be Manpower and equipment to load the engine. I need to move it fairly soon. If you're not interested please let me know, and I will probably list it on eBay.
Classifieds / Re: 1953 170DS project for sale in Wimberley Texas
« Last post by merkurmaniac on May 27, 2020, 03:12:09 PM »
Don't be turned off by the price, Its negotiable, especially if the car is going to the right person who will finish it and enjoy it.
Classifieds / Re: Diesel engine from ponton Mercedes for sale Wimberley Texas
« Last post by Azryael on May 25, 2020, 06:11:45 PM »
I am definitely interested in that combo. The OM636 was fairly popular in the marine world (apparently still is) so parts should be available for refreshing if needed.

This would allow me to get my 170S which hasn't had any running gear since the 1970s moving without too much trouble.
Classifieds / 1953 170DS project for sale in Wimberley Texas
« Last post by merkurmaniac on May 25, 2020, 05:29:01 PM »
This car was my dad's nearly lifelong project.  He bought it in the early 1970's in Ohio, from a man who had imported it from Libya in boxes.  He had never seen the car assembled.  He had lead bodywork done to the car in the 1970's in Houston, since that was the best way at the time.  The body is solid, but the paint will need work.  Car glass is complete.  It has the original engine and 3 speed column shift installed.  Brakes, suspension, exhaust, fuel, all done.  We drove the car around town some.  It was a great experience driving in the car with my dad after he had worked on it for so long.  It has installed a NOS wiring harness that I bought from Germany. 

My dad was very patient and precise, maybe too patient.  He was working on things like the windshield wiper system and trafficators, when worked stopped.

We have lots of information, parts, drawings, etc... that are loose.  The interior is un-restored and not in great shape.  The wooden pieces for the dash are in nice condition. It has the front seat in place.  As far as I know, the car is all original, except it has the improved fuel pump from the 180D in it.  Door cards, back seat, and other upholstery is in poor shape.  My dad was looking to have the outside media blasted and repainted, and then have the interior done, when he found that he had cancer.  He passed away about 6 months later.  That was about 4 years ago, and the car has not moved since.  We are selling their house and need to move on.  My brother and I are somewhat familiar with the restoration and can together answer questions you might have.  The car has been stored indoors since the early 1970's.

Asking price is $10,000 Includes the car, all the information gathered, manual, books, etc...all the parts for it, and perhaps a second spare OM636 engine and 2 extra transmission (unless they are sold separately beforehand, otherwise they will go with the car.)

Richard Thompson (same name as my dad, he was on this forum.)
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