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Offline hansvdc

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« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 08:41:03 PM by curator »

Offline John Ellis

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Re: nice 170 and a barnfind
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 07:56:40 PM »
It must have been a 170S with an engine swap to a diesel.  The 170DS model wasn't available until 1952 and they are labeling this as a 1949 car.  It is a pre-1952 car because of the floor shift.
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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: nice 170 and a barnfind
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 08:18:17 PM »
It has a post war steering wheel.
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Offline Jim Axman

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Re: nice 170 and a barnfind
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2008, 08:28:33 PM »
I use the unique chormed trunk hinges to differentiate the 170S model  from others (which it has)....so not knowing more, I would agree its a 170S with a diesel conversion.  It has a floor shift, which would have been standard on the 170S, whereas the DS would have had a column shift.  The glow plug indicator is in the wrong place, which shows as a add-on, and I can make out the starter switch, but its not the standard one. 
« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 08:34:04 PM by curator »