This page describes how I fixed up a Detroit 353 diesel engine that I acquired at an auction for $200. See the auction picture, and the first photos in my trailer, which is a converted M105A2 trailer, which is a homemade trailer.
Serial and Model Numbers
On Block: 2 CWC-5125423-133 Type SW-VS IDLE 550 MIN Governor 5___72 5138851
Please see Detroit Series 353 Maintenance Manual PDF.
The engine would overspeed. Turns out that the cause was a stuck injector. I took it out and unstuck it. Here you can see the engine running great.
This engine was loaded and unloaded by Chicago Machinery Movers for $120, which I thought was rather cheap.