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Old May 4th, 2014, 06:12 PM
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Do you drive your Oldsmobile in the Rain?

Do you drive your Oldsmobile in the Rain?
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Old May 4th, 2014, 07:05 PM
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Yes I did. I took my car out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on a sunny hot humid summer day and out of nowhere was this heavy down pour.
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I hope I never have to because it leaks like crazy and it still has vacuum wipers.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 07:16 PM
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almost never in the convertible, but..... I have learned if it does get rained on, oh well that is a pretty trivial thing to worry about in the big picture.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Mine is a daily driver, so it sees weather, rain, snow and sleet.
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I won't only because it's detailed throughout and underneath and it's just too much work to get it back that way after driving in the rain. The car functions perfectly in the rain (aside from being a little tail happy) and I HAVE been 'caught' a couple of times in the rain so I choose not to drive it on wet roads merely to save me from the extra work.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 07:38 PM
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I've used my 1967 4 door as a daily driver for several years. Kinda nice to have one that's not too nice to leave in a shopping center parking lot.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:09 PM
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I try not to but, on the day of the photo shoot for the Hemmings Muscle Machines article they did on my car, I got caught in a downpour on my way home. Surprise, surprise, surprise! The wipers worked and it didn't leak a lick! I felt pretty lucky. It's the only time, besides being washed, that my car was in water.

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Old May 4th, 2014, 08:31 PM
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My 76 has seen many snowy, raining days until I purchased it, Since I had it redone it only sees the summer months. It has been thru many rain storms and the occasional hail storm. Just a PITA cleaning it afterwards.
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I don't look for rain storms but my cars top does not leak and the electric wipers work well so I don't hide from the rain anymore....Tedd
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Old May 4th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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Drive it every day. It even sleeps outside year-round.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 09:16 PM
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The day I picked it up from the body shop I drove it home 320 miles though a downpour and everything worked just fine. Got a little bit of fogging on the glass from time to time, but that's normal with these older cars. It's only been in light rain a few times since. Not really any different than washing it really. Oh, I don't have any leaks either.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 01:16 AM
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Like Seff, I don't have a choice unless I take the car everywhere in an enclosed trailer.
The car is garaged, but the Green And Pleasant Land I live in got that way with regular rainfall.


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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:21 AM
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Rain doesn't mean anything but poor traction for me. I'll drive it through a monsoon.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 05:45 AM
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Nope , hope I never have to . I'v never even washed it . Lol
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Rain doesn't bother me, but the undercarriage cleanup is a pita..
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Old May 5th, 2014, 07:02 AM
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I only drive them on nice days but if I get caught in rain it's no big deal. Their not made out of sugar. Jmo, Ken
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Old May 5th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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Mine is a daily driver, so it sees weather, rain, snow and sleet.

x2. Best time to do doughnuts.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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x2. Best time to do doughnuts.
Got that right!
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Old May 5th, 2014, 07:39 AM
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Is there really a best time...
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Old May 5th, 2014, 08:40 AM
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If I'm going to a show and it rains on the way there no big deal. I used to be pretty bad about driving in the rain. Then I figured it just wasn't worth getting upset or worried about. I do have a slight leak but it's not bad and it doesn't happen often. I do enjoy the guys at cruise nights that see storm clouds and freak right out to get home so their little mopar don't get wet....
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I just wish mine was finished so i could have that choice to make.
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I hope to never get caught in the rain in my show car (the black 98) but my driver (red 98) has seen more than its share of rain. We have taken it on a number of very long trips and we hit pouring rain on the last few of those trips. It's not nearly as detailed as the black one so it just gets a really thorough wash afterwards and she's good to go. I prefer to keep both cars as dry as possible but I don't freak out if the red one gets stuck in the rain. I wouldn't be happy about the black one though. I guess if it was just parked it would be different but the mess that driving in the rain causes on a detailed car is not fun.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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No way...no rain! Too detailed to get wet (road grime wet). On the chance it does that means a couple of hours washing & wiping down the under carriage and blowing out the nooks & crannies with compressed air. Then into the dehumidified garage. But it likely needed to be cleaned (dusted) anyway. Out of 30 years of ownership its been wet a hand full of times other that normal washing. Even that has been minimized with the new car care products out now. Thats almost 30 year old lacquer paint your looking at! And it does get driven on weekends.
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Is there really a best time...

Well, it's hard to say there's ever a bad time ... Unless there's 'officials' in the area.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 10:18 AM
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Try not to but been caught a couple of times. Wipers work fine but top will leak at speed over the header. Will fix when I get a new top put on.

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Daily driver here as well, I aint scared of no rain! Haha. Wipers work, though there is a slight leak in the trunk I am trying to get to go away. Actually, I did try not to drive it in the snow this year, especially with the tonage of salt they use up my way.
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Original paint on my Cutlass. The car has got rained on maybe 4-5 times in it's lifetime.
If it rains it doesn't go out.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 12:25 PM
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I will drive mine on weekends when it is done, but I will avoid the rain. I hate detailing cars.
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We get around 7" of rainfall annually, so even though I drive it daily I can say "No, I do not drive it in the rain".

Now back when I lived on the Gulf Coast it got driven in the rain almost daily.
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Do you drive your Oldsmobile in the Rain?
We don't have rain here.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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I have been caught a couple of times when it rained but when I left home it had not been any projection of rain. Luckily my wipers do work.
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I don't look for rain, and if the forecast is rain I won't go to a show. If I see dark clouds in my rearview mirror, I'll drive faster! But...If I get caught in it, it's fine, I'm not going to hide under a bridge 'til it stops. It doesn't really hurt the car, it's just the re-detailing that's a pain.
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Only if it rains while I'm driving....
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building mine so that i wont worry about rain. woman has 67 mustang, pia to drive in rain leaks, fogs, having to slip clutch to pull out, ect. cleaning never a prob meguires wax on paint wicked polish on chrome. spots wipe right off. undercarage well i figure if your looking at it i ran u over so dirt is the last thing on your mind. but with the ponie we try to avoid rain. the olds i want t drive and enjoy 2 garage queens aint fun.
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I drive the 78 Delta daily from April through Thanksgiving. So yeah it sees rain... A LOT. The 75 Delta Vert doesn't leave when it's raining. But it has gotten wet a bunch if we're already out or on a road trip and the sky opens up.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 10:12 PM
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undercarage well i figure if your looking at it i ran u over so dirt is the last thing on your mind.
I like that.
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Old May 5th, 2014, 11:52 PM
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No surprises with the replies.
Those of you with immaculate showroom cars don't want to spoil your cars, others with daily drivers can live with getting their car wet.
I bet all of us will make a better job of cleaning up the car after driving through rain than most though.


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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:07 AM
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If a car is a points type car it's almost impossible to drive it in the rain, that is unless you are a masochist and have nothing better to do than lay on your back with a toothbrush and polish parts that only you and a judge will ever see. Been there done that and enjoyed it for a while, now I'm now off to other endeavors.....Tedd
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Wont go to a show if it may rain. Dread the day it happens but sooner or later it will. Until then I'll hide from the rain like it's deadly. If I get caught in it though I may as well try out the posi. If you got lemons make lemonade!
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