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M170 passenger side


The M170 (MDA) is basically a stretched M38A1. Only 4155 were produced between the mid-1950s and the early 1960s. They were used as ambulances. The production information available for these vehicles suggests a much more limited production run.

Drive Train

The M170 was available with the "Hurricane" F-Head 134 I4 engine, T-90 3 speed transmission, Dana 18 transfer case, Dana 25 front axle, and Dana 44 rear axle.

Production Information

Year Serial Number Range Production
1953 10001 - xxx ppp
1954 xxx - xxx ppp
1955 xxx - 12271 ppp


Thanks to Keith Buckley for pictures of his M170.

Thanks to Todd Paisley for the M170 serial number and production information.

M170 back

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robert holleman (7/22/2012)
I have a m170 sn 57643 the motor is apart and the block looks ok but top end all bad. looking for motor will sell. has artic top off cj .was used a the nevada test site.pahrumppaintball@aol.com

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