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Old April 15th, 2018, 02:53 PM   #1  
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I bought a 1970 Cutlass W-31 last weekend. 42,844 miles,numbers matching engine, JO transmission, and TO code rearend. Very happy,I finally own a real Olds W machine !!

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Currently has an 11 to 1 compression solid lifter cam race engine in it with a 4.66 gear posi in it. But I have the original numbers matching engine. It is a great survivor car,slightly modified but still VERY original. Hope to have the old girl back on the road next summer.
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Everyone on the site (including me) has been ogling that car, glad to see someone picked it up. Congratulations!
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Got the original engine,exhaust manifolds,aluminum w-350 intake with it. Original trans and rear still in car. Just need original 1111975 distributor and 7040255 carburetor. If you have one please pm me.
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Wow, column shift so I guess front bench seat? It's amazing how the ultra-high performance cars back then could be had with the base level options, unlike today where the manufacturers price gouge you.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 04:33 PM   #11  
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Glad the car went to a good home.
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Me too !! I`m going to take good care of the old girl.
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Congrats, Kool W-Machine.
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Very cool car with docs and history. Keep us updated. ~BOB
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Wow, column shift so I guess front bench seat? It's amazing how the ultra-high performance cars back then could be had with the base level options, unlike today where the manufacturers price gouge you.
The base equipment for that car was a bench seat and a "Dearborn" HD three speed with Hurst floor shifter. If you ordered the optional automatic, you got a column shifter no matter if you had bench or buckets. If you wanted a console with buckets, you also had to order RPO D55. Cars were very much order-to-taste then. There were not the limited "packages" you see today, just a list of RPOs that you could pick and choose from. Manufacturers figured out that they could increase profits by limiting the variations on the assembly line, which is why today's cars come as package deals. It's just like "bundling" from your cable TV vendor.
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Very cool W-Machine! Congrats on the purchase. I see you're in Michigan--will you have it up and running by Homecoming in June?
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I love it, very cool!
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I'll check on the 350 dist. You want the right date ?
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Awesome. If I did not have a project I would have picked that one up myself. Great documentation on it!!

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I'll check on the 350 dist. You want the right date ?
Yes if possible, car manufactured 3-70
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Very cool W-Machine! Congrats on the purchase. I see you're in Michigan--will you have it up and running by Homecoming in June?
Probably not. I want to get new tires, flush gas tank and brake lines, repack wheel bearings, check brakes, misc, install new exhaust and go through engines to put one together for the street. Car currently has high octane racing fuel in it(no mistaking that stuff) and I`m not going to run that stuff on the street. May or may not run it for a bit with the 4.66 gears in it before I change back to 3.91 gear. Don't want to do a rush job, plus I have another car partially apart that needs to go back together first.

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awesome looking car!
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I know I was checking that car out! Congrats on your new acquisition! Glad she went to a good home!
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