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Offline 300d4me

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53 170ds new to me info
« on: March 13, 2021, 02:59:45 PM »
Hi!

 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...

Offline 300d4me

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Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 03:32:55 PM »
Not much to look at all apart eh?

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Reply #2 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.
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Reply #3 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 henry@magnorestorations.com
« Last Edit: March 16, 2021, 04:36:51 PM by Henry Magno »

Offline 300d4me

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Re: 53 170ds new to me info
« Reply #4 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...