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Old June 12th, 2017, 10:58 PM   #161
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My new to me.. 1975
Big learning curve on these..


Will be looking into firming up the ride a little..
Most likely start with new shocks and sway bar links and rubber mounts..

Thanks for posting, looks to be in nice shape. Does it have the factory rear sway bar?

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Old June 12th, 2017, 11:31 PM   #162
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Thanks for posting, looks to be in nice shape. Does it have the factory rear sway bar?

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Not Sure, To be honest haven't looked it over that much other when I went to buy it.. Haven't had much time.. Between when I bought it and now, it has rained most of the time.. It didn't sunday but the lawn was getting tall, and needed a hair cut So that got done first..


Hoping Later this week to go over it.. much more and give it , It's first oil change .
Haven't driven it much as I need to get to the RMV and Their hours don't work for those with a job..lol
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Old June 12th, 2017, 11:35 PM   #163
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Update, Forgot I had this.. So it looks like it does have a rear bar
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Old June 14th, 2017, 10:30 AM   #164
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Update, Forgot I had this.. So it looks like it does have a rear bar
Salon's had the FE2 suspension package as a standard option I believe.
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Old June 15th, 2017, 04:52 AM   #165
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Salon's had the FE2 suspension package as a standard option I believe.
I'll have to look what that means..
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Old June 15th, 2017, 09:18 AM   #166
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I'll have to look what that means..
Sway bar in the rear, and a larger 1"? one up front. Heavy duty shocks... It's better documented on www.73-77olds.com.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 01:28 PM   #167
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73 Cutlass

Don't know about the "old thread" but found this board today. I have a 73 Cutlass that I've had for about 3 years now...bone stock..found it in St. George Utah...71K miles and absolutely rust free (no humidity to speak of in St. George). Does have dual exhausts with dual chamber magna flow's so got a little bark to it...runs like new..350 4bb....we have had a couple of 73 Cutlass's in years past as just old driver cars...this one is nice enough it turns some heads.....we are old folks (80) so just like to cruise now and then and get some ice cream or a burger...I prefer the body style of the 73 with the fender outlines...think they are unique and great looking.
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Good looking we would like to have a rust free car in New England.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 06:06 PM   #169
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the rims are 14 stock wheels
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Old August 30th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #170
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I just bought a 1973 Cutlass S today. I am 64 years old. I bought a new one in 1973 and regret saling, it was Eclipse Blue.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:19 AM   #171
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I still have my ORIGINAL owner (me) 76 S, factory 5sp that I special ordered new.
I wanted a 442, but I just could not go for that big UGLY vinyl stripe/442 along the side and that big vinyl 442 on the trunk lid (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHROME 442 EMBLEMS ON THE FENDERS??????????? DID OLDS LOOSE THEIR MINDS?????????).
The 70-74 Corvettes with a 454 engine had individual 4-5-4 numbers on the hood, so I went to Chevy Parts dept and ordered individual 4 and 5 numbers and installed them on the fenders just below the Cutlass S emblems. Looks like factory emblems to me.

I wanted a 455 and 5sp, but the 5sp was ONLY available with the smaller engines. So that's how I ordered it. I also had to order other options which were standard on the 442 package, such as sport steering wheel, sport mirrors, wheels, etc, etc. So I got the small engine, 5sp, posi, AM-FM 8track, tilt, clock, and a few other misc things. But stayed with the bench seat. BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE----------I ALSO ORDERED A VINYL ROOF (big fad in the 70s)-------------THE RESULTING RUST IS NOW A HARD LESSON LEARNED!!!!!!!!!!
Several years later, I STILL wanted a 455, but I had already gone through 3 of that puny 5sp!!! So I needed to come up with a stronger tranny to stand up behind a 455. The Richmond Street 5sp was the answer and I built a 455 in 87.
About 4yrs ago, the 455 was having some issues, so I pulled it and rebuilt it to W30 specs with Edlebrock alum heads and intake and repo iron W30 exhaust manifolds.
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I wanted a 442, but I just could not go for that big UGLY vinyl stripe/442 along the side
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Side stripes on the 76-77 442 are ALL painted from factory, no vinyl. Trunk lid call out is a 3M applique/sticker as are the door handle body color inserts.
Very nice car, welcome.
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Side stripes on the 76-77 442 are ALL painted from factory, no vinyl. Trunk lid call out is a 3M applique/sticker as are the door handle body color inserts.
Very nice car, welcome.


Whether it's factory painted or a big vinyl decal, I did not like it and still do not like it!
The chrome 442 emblems that were used up through 75 were a MUCH NICER emblem.
Oh ya, and I DO NOT like the big bird on the hood of a Trans Am either.

I used to be on here several years ago, but because (and I WILL NOT elaborate) of unfavorable past attitudes, I quit participating.
A few weeks ago, I met up with Eric in Texas and he REALLY ENCOURAGED me to get back on the forum. Sooooooooooooooooooo, we'll see.

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I used to be on here several years ago, but because (and I WILL NOT elaborate) of unfavorable past attitudes, I quit participating.
A few weeks ago, I met up with Eric in Texas and he REALLY ENCOURAGED me to get back on the forum. Sooooooooooooooooooo, we'll see.[/QUOTE]

..as the song from one of my favorite bands from back in the day goes..

WELCOME BACK MY FRIEND TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS !

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Different eras as they made things to appeal to people. I grew up with my 76 cutlass 442 and its paint scheme. The body shop painted the deck lid 442 on my car, looks alot better than the decal.
The paint schemes and such employeed in the mid 70s went from nice to overly dramatic. Where we all stand on where the over the top mark, is different.

With my 76 442 I enjoyed being a stand out in high school driving it around. Enjoy still being a stand out at the car shows with its style.

Thanks for info on your 76 Cutlass S. Will have to look at the that transmission option if my overhauled TH350 fails behind my 455. I would rather have the 4 or 5 speed with the 3:42 ratio..

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I used to be on here several years ago, but because (and I WILL NOT elaborate) of unfavorable past attitudes, I quit participating.
A few weeks ago, I met up with Eric in Texas and he REALLY ENCOURAGED me to get back on the forum. Sooooooooooooooooooo, we'll see.
I just got reminded why I quit partiipating a few years ago. It seems nothing has changed.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #177
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Every one here has welcomed you in this thread. What's the problem? I don't understand.
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Old November 12th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #178
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Super happy to be here. Really excited to learn more about my 1977 Cutlass Supreme. I am about to order rear springs and shocks ( mine are shot ) and hoping someone could help me with part numbers or links to the stiffer wagon springs. I have 15" 255/55/70 in rear and need a bit more lift and rigidity.
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Super happy to be here. Really excited to learn more about my 1977 Cutlass Supreme. I am about to order rear springs and shocks ( mine are shot ) and hoping someone could help me with part numbers or links to the stiffer wagon springs. I have 15" 255/55/70 in rear and need a bit more lift and rigidity.
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There is a typo in your rear tire size.
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WOOPS you are correct Dave. I meant 255/70r15, Thank you
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Hello and welcome here!

350+350?

Also, does the picture lie, or are your wheels at rear with "wrong" offset?
With "wrong" i mean, does your tires hit fenderwells if the rear goes down enough on, lets say, when driving too fast to speed bump? Asking, since i have 255 wide tires too ( 255/60/15), and they fit well inside fenderwell without scrapping

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350+350?

Also, does the picture lie, or are your wheels at rear with "wrong" offset?
With "wrong" i mean, does your tires hit fenderwells if the rear goes down enough on, lets say, when driving too fast to speed bump? Asking, since i have 255 wide tires too ( 255/60/15), and they fit well inside fenderwell without scrapping
His tires are 255 70 15s and 29.1" tall vs your 255 60 15s that are 27" tall. I've seen 255 70 15s on 73-87 square body trucks before but never on an A body.
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They barely rub the inside lip only on the passenger side because that spring / shock are more worn than drivers side. The backspace is a bit off but I LOVE the way the beefier back wheel line up almost to edge of the body lip. I plan for a heavy duty spring and shock. Like a ridged chopper; the absorption can be taken mostly in the front.

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His tires are 255 70 15s and 29.1" tall vs your 255 60 15s that are 27" tall. I've seen 255 70 15s on 73-87 square body trucks before but never on an A body.
Yep. But sorry- ehat i was after was about hitting fender lip, failed to describe.
From the answer of Geezolz, it hits a bit.
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