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Old February 9th, 2019, 09:14 PM
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I 1972 Manta Montage .
Could you post a picture of this ?

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Old February 10th, 2019, 05:45 PM
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My Manta Montage with a Oldsmobile power plant


I have been doing extensive work.
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Old February 10th, 2019, 07:43 PM
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Cool !
It should be a real " road burner " .
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Old February 10th, 2019, 08:56 PM
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Cool car !!!!!!
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Old February 17th, 2019, 06:58 PM
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I ordered the last of the internal parts for my 68 Olds 350 Engine rebuild. With original pistons still, I was waiting for the machine shop to make the final order. My pistons needed .020 over and all the bearings were .010 under. That is amazing to me, All of the parts were exactly as the factory had installed them. I could imagine someone 50 years ago building this engine and being proud of his work, when Oldsmobile built the best engines on the planet. I ordered the pistons and bearings, and the rest I already had on shelves. The machine work will be done within a month and then I will put it all back together. It is exciting to see it turn the corner in the project. Some may think this part is the complicated part, but I still think the most complicated will be getting it installed in a G Body with all the correct parts swapped, and new hookups and retrofits. I'm not even near to being done, but having the engine be in one piece again is a huge pivot point.
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Old February 19th, 2019, 07:03 AM
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Got this done😀

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Old February 19th, 2019, 07:23 AM
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Good job. Looks nice.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 03:52 AM
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Bought a new tool cart for my Oldsmobile. Couldn't pass up a red one.

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Old March 6th, 2019, 07:05 AM
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Its self evident there is no such thing as too many tools, therefore it follows there cannot be too many tool carts. tool boxes and other types of tool storage.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 09:26 AM
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Old March 16th, 2019, 10:26 AM
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Beautiful 60 degree day here in SE VA...

I was off work today for the first Saturday in about the last 7 weeks, so I took the Cutlass out early this morning and did some cruising. Just got back about 10 min ago....needed to get some things done around the house, but it was a great morning😀
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Old March 16th, 2019, 12:13 PM
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I changed the oil today. Unfortunately the oil had a metallic shimmer to it. It wasnít horrible but Iíve never seen anything like this in person before. Kind of bummed but Iíll check it again soon and see how it looks and make a game plan
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Old March 16th, 2019, 02:22 PM
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I changed the oil today. Unfortunately the oil had a metallic shimmer to it. It wasnít horrible but Iíve never seen anything like this in person before. Kind of bummed but Iíll check it again soon and see how it looks and make a game plan
How did the drain plug magnet look - any significant buildup of metal on the magnet?
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Old March 16th, 2019, 03:30 PM
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How did the drain plug magnet look - any significant buildup of metal on the magnet?
Nothing was really on it. Most of what I found was from the filter
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Old March 16th, 2019, 03:42 PM
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Nothing was really on it. Most of what I found was from the filter
Sometimes there's the off-chance metals internal to the filter itself break down. In particular if you recently changed oil filter manufacturer or even sometimes the manufacturing process itself introduces some minor particulates - it is possible. There too, there's the off-chance the filter itself is exhibiting some premature degradation. JS
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Old March 16th, 2019, 05:02 PM
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Might to want to cut your filter open..I cut my open every oil change.
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Old March 16th, 2019, 05:46 PM
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It was last Friday and I changed the oil filter adapter on my 54 to one from a 63 that accepts a spin on filter. It had one of those spin on conversion and it leaked like crazy. I also added a pressure switch which I will hookup to the electric fuel pump where it cuts the pump off if it loses oil pressure. It was one of these dirty jobs due to the oil it had been leaking. I put cardboard under it and the leak is gone.
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Old March 16th, 2019, 06:14 PM
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I drove to the grocery store with the top down today and got a sunburn.
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Old March 16th, 2019, 06:18 PM
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Cleaned and painted my carpeted kick panels preparing for new carpeting installation. Used SEM Landau Black #15013. Turned out great.
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Old March 16th, 2019, 06:56 PM
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Found a mouse/rat chewed hole in my fuel line as I was getting ready to replace my fuel pump.Can't believe they would eat a fuel line I mean they gnawed a 3/8 hole in a almost new rubber line. Car is back on the road..... Tedd
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Old March 16th, 2019, 06:58 PM
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Didn't see the "What have you done all dang winter" section so I'll post here instead. Finally finished today. Just need to drop it and tighten the upper and lower arms. By the way that's the 442 under the Cutlass and the 73' 225 goes out Monday for exhaust and the adjustment of the cable for the 2004r trans we put in. But that's a Buick so don't look at that.


New bearings and rotors.

Blasted and painted the whole front end.

New Center link.

No comments on the blue I know. Plus I should have blasted and painted the sway bar.

All new front end components.

Installed new urethane bushings upper and lower.

Lower bushings. I know, a Fram filter.

Finally done now I need to get the 15" SSII's painted and new sneakers.

And finally, left my partner in crime a half case of Modelo but somehow 4 were missing.
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Old March 17th, 2019, 12:55 PM
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Found a mouse/rat chewed hole in my fuel line as I was getting ready to replace my fuel pump.Can't believe they would eat a fuel line I mean they gnawed a 3/8 hole in a almost new rubber line. Car is back on the road..... Tedd
I've hard of them even chewing through metal to get at water, but I can't believe they would do that to get at gasoline. Are running ethanol by any chance? Maybe you have some party rats.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 11:33 AM
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Not today but over the weekend started getting my car out of its winter hibernation. Towards the end of last season the temp was creeping up in traffic so I swapped in a new fan clutch. While I was disconnecting things I pulled the radiator and dropped it off for it to be boiled & pressure checked. Hopefully it gets a good write up.
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Did have a question. When I took of the air deflector (to make it a little easier to get to the lower bolts on the fan shroud) this dropped out. There may have been two. Anybody know if it is supposed to be there? Thx
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Old March 18th, 2019, 01:06 PM
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I got my '68 disconnected from the trickle charger this past Saturday and took it for a spin around the block, and then a few short trips to the store. I was surprised to see so little motor oil and trans fluid under it on the floor, so no big issues there. Saw a minor coolant trickle off the radiator overflow tube, attempted a fix w/ some Permatex. Drove it to work today and will check on that leak when I get it home tonight in a few mins.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 01:57 PM
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I got my '68 disconnected from the trickle charger this past Saturday and took it for a spin around the block, and then a few short trips to the store.
I think I need to get one. I had my battery unhooked all winter & the battery is still dead. I thought disconnecting it would make it hold some juice
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Old March 18th, 2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by droptopron View Post
Not today but over the weekend started getting my car out of its winter hibernation. Towards the end of last season the temp was creeping up in traffic so I swapped in a new fan clutch. While I was disconnecting things I pulled the radiator and dropped it off for it to be boiled & pressure checked. Hopefully it gets a good write up.

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Did have a question. When I took of the air deflector (to make it a little easier to get to the lower bolts on the fan shroud) this dropped out. There may have been two. Anybody know if it is supposed to be there? Thx

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Those look like fan balancing weights.
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Old March 18th, 2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by droptopron View Post
Did have a question. When I took of the air deflector (to make it a little easier to get to the lower bolts on the fan shroud) this dropped out. There may have been two. Anybody know if it is supposed to be there? Thx

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Generally, there's a metal 'O' ring attached to one end and you pull on it to remove it from the top of a beer can.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 06:14 AM
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Those look like fan balancing weights.
Def wasn't on the fan so I guess I'm good

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Old March 19th, 2019, 06:15 AM
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Generally, there's a metal 'O' ring attached to one end and you pull on it to remove it from the top of a beer can.
Nice. Prob in there since 1994
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Old March 19th, 2019, 12:05 PM
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Will do, I have a problem with posting pictures though. I use my ipad because it is really handy to have out in the garage, I can take pictures look up manuals on wild about cars for help etc. For some reason though when I use it to post pictures it only does 1 at a time even if I upload 3 or 4 it only posts one. Its very frustrating. Maybe someone can chime in on that.
Make sure to downsize the image. Size should be 20 inches or smaller at 72 dpi(ppi). I get the same thing with my iPhone. The files are simply too big and the site only loads one. Let me know if you have questions.
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Generally, there's a metal 'O' ring attached to one end and you pull on it to remove it from the top of a beer can.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 12:09 PM
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Yesterday I purchased a set of fasteners for the new hood seal. Today I looked out the kitchen window at my '68 Cutlass and thought: 'soon.'
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Old March 20th, 2019, 06:34 AM
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. Today I looked out the kitchen window at my '68 Cutlass and thought: 'soon.'
Every so often over the winter I'll go in the garage, pull the car cover back and think, man, this sucks
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Old March 21st, 2019, 08:32 AM
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I do the same thing. We talk about old times (mostly 70's & 80's stuff).

Always enjoyable but pretty much one sided.
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Old March 27th, 2019, 05:24 PM
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Pulled her out of storage today, decided to install proper e-brake cable.
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I had polished all the chrome on the tail lights and back trim panel over the winter and with some decent weather this week I was able to black out the body panel to make them pop. Drop springs and a front end rebuild come next week.

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Old March 30th, 2019, 01:15 PM
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So a little over a week ago, I carelessly broke the passenger side mirror off of my CS convertible. I tried gluing it back together with JB Weld but that attempt ended in failure, so I checked the inventory lists of my two favorite boneyards but neither had a Cutlass Supreme in stock, but a quick eBay search turned up an acceptable replacement, which arrived yesterday. I got up this morning and installed it first thing, because it was threatening rain. But as I worked, the sun came out, and with the temperature in the mid-70s, I was able to get in a nice ride in the country after I buttoned everything up.
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Last week,took the car out for a drive. about an hour into the drive on a 2 lane black top with no shoulders on it I drop the right front tire off the road. Turned the steering wheel to the left a little, crossed into the other lane ,then car makes a 180 degree turn and slides to a stop in a small patch of gravel. Car dies,it is a stick,gather myself together and start car and drive to a safe spot to check on car. Other than grass and small rocks in between tires and rims nothing is hurt. As I drive home 5 minutes away I hear air seeping out of the 2 leftt side tires. I took the tires off and had them checked out and cleaned . Car is fine. Just be careful guys and gals, it can happen in a flsh of an eye. I was checking my gauges above the floor console when it happened. Bassinguy
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Old March 30th, 2019, 02:55 PM
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When I drove my car from Mayberry to Poteau it took 2qts of oil. So I did my part in keeping Summit Racing stock up and powering the economy, with a box of parts that should show up next week. Yanked my engine to do an inspection, a quick reseal, and remove the crank scraper that actually caused most the oil pissing problem. While I'm in there I think I'm going to do an engine bay cleanup. Hoping to have it all back together next weekend.
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Old March 30th, 2019, 03:21 PM
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This is not about an Olds, but is a similar occurance. Back in the 70s I used to participate in local SCCA road rallies with my 64 Valiant. On one of the last leg of the rally, I had gone astray, and was making up time at a high rate of speed for the 2 lane back road. I approached an S curve at about 40, and as it turned into the first part, I was blinded by the low Sun. Since I could not see, I "guessed" where the road went by memory. I turned about 2 feet too soon, and ended up with my right tires off of the shoulder. I turned to get back on the road, not realizing that the shoulder was about 6 inches below he road. My front tire caught the pavement, and the car did a 180 in the air. I landed in the other lane facing the opposite direction, going backwards at about 35 MPH. Fortunately I the presence to push the clutch pedal in while the car was in the air. I braked to a stop, and did a three point turn to get back to the correct direction. When I started to drive again, the steering wheel jerked as the car went down the road. I had my navigator roll the car forward as I looked for damage. It was obvious that the right front wheel was bent. I ended up driving to the end with the bent wheel, and changed it in the parking lot. Not seeing any further damage, I drove it for about a week. Then one day I was parked at the local mall, and when I came out, I noticed that it was sagging at the left rear corner. Upon inspection, I found half of a leaf in the spring was missing on that side, and the same piece was about to fall out of the other side. The moral of this episode is: check for ancillary damage, just because you think you fixed the immediate damage, or have no damage, does not mean that there is not hidden damage that will appear in the near future.
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