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Old March 25th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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Old March 27th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Count me in! I have a black 1956 Super 88 four door sedan that is a well maintained survivor type car. Currently unavailable for picture due being away from home getting some front suspension work done.
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I'll play.

55 88 sedan custom under construction.......

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Old March 27th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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Posted concept drawings in my build thread tonight
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Old March 29th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted concept drawings in my build thread tonight
I saw them. I have my favorites, but any one of them would look fantastic!
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Signing in with a 55' Super 88 four door sedan
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Old April 9th, 2013, 02:36 AM
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Signing in with a 55' Super 88 four door sedan
So good to add you to the list!
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1955 Holiday 88 four door

1955 Holiday 88 four door with lots of mods.
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1955 Holiday 88 four door with lots of mods.
Holiday! Cool.
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56 olds rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like em all, but i just happened to end up with a 56! Mark davis.......mayfield, ky.
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1954 Olds 98 4d
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1954 Olds 98 4d

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Yes. '55 two door sedan project.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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56 2dr Holiday, installed 455, Turbo 400 and 9" rear end, love this car!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:27 AM
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55 super 88 2 door mild custom
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Old May 17th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Present!

here I am!

(MHartley, I want to be like you when I grow up! BADAZZ CAR!)
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Old May 21st, 2013, 03:14 PM
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55 Super 88 4-Door Sedan for me
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Hopefully you're all familiar with Rocketfest?

http://www.rocketfest.com/
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Old May 26th, 2013, 07:17 AM
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55 Super 88 4-Door Sedan for me
Have I seen this car? Is it blue & white?
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Old May 26th, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Hopefully you're all familiar with Rocketfest?

http://www.rocketfest.com/
Heard of it... Never been to it. I wonder what Dad (AM99888) is doing August 10...
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Old May 26th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Yup, it is blue and white, and there is a very solid chance you have seen it since you are from maplewood
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I have a 56 Holiday 4door HT. She is a beast now, but I hope to have her rocking by next summer.

How do you all feel about engine swaps? I am planning on a 5.3 or 6.0 out of a 07-2010 Chevy Truck. It runs great right now, but I really like the idea of this being my daily driver. I also plan to swap out to 4 wheel disks. I'm just doing a ton of research and cleaning right now. Any Advice?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron4x4 View Post
I have a 56 Holiday 4door HT. She is a beast now, but I hope to have her rocking by next summer.

How do you all feel about engine swaps? I am planning on a 5.3 or 6.0 out of a 07-2010 Chevy Truck. It runs great right now, but I really like the idea of this being my daily driver. I also plan to swap out to 4 wheel disks. I'm just doing a ton of research and cleaning right now. Any Advice?

Welcome to the fray! I have strong feelings both ways regarding engine swaps. I like having things as they were. I'd rather preserve the original car and use something else for daily transportation. That said, I also know what it takes to find and pay for parts for the original 324. If it's going to be a daily driver on today's highways, as much as I hate to admit it, it makes good economic and safety sense to swap to a SBC. And, it'll stop a lot more reliably with modern brakes, too. Just my opinion, fellas.
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Originally Posted by Klep View Post
Yup, it is blue and white, and there is a very solid chance you have seen it since you are from maplewood
This one?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I'd love to keep it original, BUT my brother had the car for the last 15 years and bored the motor 40 over and put a good cam in it (I don't remember the name) so it is now a 343 de-stroked, with bigger valves. And a crossover delete exhaust. But I reside in Reno so a carb in cold weather is a bad idea. I think fi here and spending 5k on it would be better than buying a new car. So as a daily driver it would be cool and get decent fuel mileage
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Jay:

What is the latest tally by year? What do we do now. Maybe we need a place to post pictures for everybody.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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Jay:

What is the latest tally by year? What do we do now. Maybe we need a place to post pictures for everybody.
Drum roll, please.....

1954 - 7
1955 - 21
1956 - 12
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Craigslist ad. May not be the right forum, but I'm thinking your the guys who'd be most interested. Tons of good parts.

1956 Olds 98 rust bucket, Northern California coast location so the salt air got it. But the pictures of the interior show a nice dash. Lots of power options, probably worth much more than the asking price. May be a great parts car for anything but the sheetmetal. Asking price $875, several photos in the Craigslist ad:

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/3959188372.html

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FOR SALE: 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday 4 door I'm asking $875 or best offer. This 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday 4 door has a 324 V-8 (5.3 L)(Rocket Olds) engine is complete, 4 barrel carburetor, dual exhaust, Jet-away Hydromatic automatic transmission, power brakes, power seat, power steering, power windows, The headliner has no rips or tears, It is in excellent condition, padded dash with autronic eye (the padded dash has no holes, cracks, or rips, it is in excellent condition), the dash board is complete and in excellent condition, the mileage is 91,226 original miles on the odometer. This car is all original, matching numbers and is complete and the body is very straight. It needs work and is rusty, windshield is cracked, passenger vent glass is broke, passenger door window is cracked, I also have 4 original hubcaps. It does run (ran when parked), it also has a non-op on it, I got this car and had planned on fixing it up, I can't afford to fix it up because of my finances and financial situation. The pics are of the 1956 Oldsmobile 98 4 door, any parts that are missing from the car in the pics are inside the car. I'm located in Manila and I'm asking $875 or best offer for the 1956 Oldsmobile 98 4 door. you can reply to this ad or you can text or call me at 707-599-7843.
This 1956 Oldsmobile is all original. Thank you for taking a look at my ad and have a nice day. I do have paperwork and the keys. This car does have potential. This ad will remain up until I sell this car. I have done the research on this car, where it was built and what dealership it went to. If you want to take a look at this car you can call or text me at 707-599-7843. Thank you.
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Just received a "55 Super, Friday Aug. 15Th, 2013. Slant pan hydro, but no power steering. Will need parts for conversion to PS. Any help appreciated. My first 55 was purchased in 1966. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to keep it for life. It will always be my favorite car.

The "new" 55 runs a little rough, but I believe that can be tuned out. Hydro chirps the tires on full throttle shifts and shifts smoothly when it should. Has some rust starting, but not serious. NEEDS SHOCKS: any good recommendations? My first one had Moogs. Don't even know if they are still in business.

Car has radials and needs power steering.

Never thought I would own a REAL car again, but a VERY GOOD friend gave it to me as a gift. Need all the help I can get with finding parts.

Back in the 60's, I bought 10 slant pan hydros for parts, giving $50 for the lot. Scrap price at the time. Thought it would give me a lifetime supply of parts. Wish I had all of them back now. I did build one good one for a friends 56 Olds to replace his failed Jetaway. That was a real learning experience as the 56 324 is nothing like the 55 324. The 56 was externally balanced; the 55 was not.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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Welcome, kirkwoodken!

Hello, kirkwoodken! Welcome back to the '55 crowd. What body style do you have? Got pictures? I played around with a '55 when I was 14-15 years old. I've always had a soft spot for them since.

I have an extra slant pan sitting in the garage and I know where I can scoop up another quickly. It's always good to have those things in the back of your mind, just in case. I figure as long as I have a spare, ours will never fail. As soon as I get rid of it... Well, you know.

Have fun with the '55!
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Another '55 88

One of mine is a 1955 88. I've known it since it was new.
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im in, 56 88 2 door hardtop......john
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Old September 7th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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im in, 56 88 2 door hardtop......john
Your grille made me do a double take. Nice touch!
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Add another 55 Holiday, no posts.
Love the post-free look! Thanks for posting the pic!
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'56 Rocket 88

We are new Olds owners and new to the forum... we have a '56 Rocket 88, 2-door sedan.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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We are new Olds owners and new to the forum... we have a '56 Rocket 88, 2-door sedan.
Very cool! Welcome!
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Don' t Leave Me Out, 1955 Super 88 Holiday Sedan. Larry
P.S. I'm the 4th Owner Since New.Upholstery Is 100 Percent Original.Chrome Has Never Been Re-chromed, And Car Still Has original Lacquer On Trunk and Right Side Of green.

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New guy here, but not for long!

1955 Olds Holiday 4-door Sedan Super 88

Right now the interior is a basket case, but soon she will be cruisin.

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