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Old September 16th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Greetings! I am new to the forum & am looking for some help with a 324 Olds. Got a guy putting the engine back in vehicle & has this piece left over...any ideas? Kind of looks like a baffle for the road draft tube, but he says it won't fit. Any info will be much appreciated...Thanks
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Old September 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to our site! I'm sure the more knowledgable guys will chime in!!
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Old September 16th, 2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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I have no idea but to me it looks like a body or interior part, not an engine part. Welcome to CO.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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Welcome.

I have no idea what it is either, I'm not one of the more knowledgable guys.
I thought Cutlassgal would say it's a 710 cap, tube or breather part for sure.
I had a bunch of parts like that left over from my Vista.
The car runs and stops and nothing looks like it's missing so I don't worry about it.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 12:09 PM   #5
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I have no idea what it is either, I'm not one of the more knowledgable guys.
I thought Cutlassgal would say it's a 710 cap, tube or breather part for sure.
I had a bunch of parts like that left over from my Vista.
The car runs and stops and nothing looks like it's missing so I don't worry about it.
famous last words there lol
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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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No idea but you've given me a good idea for a new forum,.."Stump the Oldspert"
Each week one of us Nuff Nuffs could post a pic of something off our car and see which expert can figure what it is.
That widget looks like it may have been part of a tool he was using, or as Cutlassgal was thinking, a breather part. Whatever, might be a good idea to put it on a chain and wear it. On day the old girl will stop and you'll be wearing the part that gets her going again.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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It is a thingamajig but I think it is for a 54 model. I agree with Dan in that it looks more like an interior or body part. I feel pretty sure it is not a part of the engine. I can't believe nobody asked for pictures of your car. Let me be the first to ask. We all love pictures. Welcome to the site. Great folks here.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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alexe889, It does look like the housing that holds the ball on a road draft tube. kinda hard to tell with out something to compare it to size wise. It should have a stopper ball in that cage if it is in fact that part. I couldn't find a picture in my manual but someone has posted something in the past on this subject....Tedd
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I may be wrong on the above post. After more thought I think it could be a part out of the filler tube for the transmission. Its been about 12 years since I was in that part of my car and I'm not as sharp as I once was on matters as this....Tedd
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 10:42 PM   #10
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that piece is placed in the timing cover housing before the oil fill tube is installed.
round side down,
it helps keep oil from being sling upward to the breather on top of the tube

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Well done Tony. You've won the inaugural "Stump the Oldspert" competition. Not that I've got a 324 but I've been watching to see who could identify the mystery part. It had me completely stuffed.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 07:57 AM   #12
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I am honored for the win!!!
I know a little about early Oldsmobiles
Being we are the best source for engine and trans parts as well as complete turn key drivetrains......Stock or Speed

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Once apon a time, a friend switched the intake on his '65 442, and blew the motor on the expressway when all the oil blew out of the breather!
Now I know he probably forgot to re-install that part!
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I am honored for the win!!!
I know a little about early Oldsmobiles
Being we are the best source for engine and trans parts as well as complete turn key drivetrains......Stock or Speed
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Please let me know when you open a branch in Sydney, Australia
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Please let me know when you open a branch in Sydney, Australia

I have a good freind in Baulkham Hills who has a shop,so thats kind of a branch
Thats not to far from you I believe
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I have a good freind in Baulkham Hills who has a shop,so thats kind of a branch
Thats not to far from you I believe
I'm in that area quite often. There are a number of businesses I work with in the Baulkham Hills area.
Maybe you could PM his details some time.
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