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Old October 5th, 2018, 11:27 AM
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So, these would be my assumptions then...
1. Appearance package was ordered as an option;
2. Dual exhaust was ordered as an option;
3. Not sure about the 4bbl carb, will need to figure that out;
4. Rear spoiler was ordered as an option;

These are just the newbies assumptions, not too sure if I even have the ability to confirm any of this.
  1. The appearance and handling package was called the W29 option. It called for deletes on some trim, and addition to handling such as the FE2 suspension. Your car was not a W29 factory car though.
  2. Dual exhaust was indeed an option. It was RPO N10, and was a down turned exhaust from the factory. Only the U code, V code and X code (W30) cars got the cutout rear bumpers and trumpet exhaust.
  3. The Cutlass S base engine was the L32 (350 2bbl). Anything other than that with the car was an option. This is verified by your VIN. The 4bbl 350 was RPO L34
  4. No, it wasn't. It wasn't even on the RPO list for 1972. It was dropped in 1971 so the only way to get that is by dealer install (as noted by myself and others above)
All the above information is documented by Oldsmobile SPECS, Factory Assembly manual, and Inspectors guide.

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Dale,

So sorry for the loss of your father, he would be very proud of the car you picked out as your 1st!

What Classics did he have?
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Old October 5th, 2018, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by patshotrods View Post
Dale,

So sorry for the loss of your father, he would be very proud of the car you picked out as your 1st!

What Classics did he have?
Thank you Pat... I know he would have loved it.

The good news is that all 5 of his cars ARE STILL IN THE FAMILY
1. 1959 Nash 2 door hard top
2. 1978 Chevy ElCamino
3. 1960 Morris Minor
4. 1961 Rover 4 door sedan
5. 1955 Chevy Cameo 1/2 ton ***His prize possession***

All awesome...
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Old October 5th, 2018, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Allan R View Post
  1. The appearance and handling package was called the W29 option. It called for deletes on some trim, and addition to handling such as the FE2 suspension. Your car was not a W29 factory car though.
  2. Dual exhaust was indeed an option. It was RPO N10, and was a down turned exhaust from the factory. Only the U code, V code and X code (W30) cars got the cutout rear bumpers and trumpet exhaust.
  3. The Cutlass S base engine was the L32 (350 2bbl). Anything other than that with the car was an option. This is verified by your VIN. The 4bbl 350 was RPO L34
  4. No, it wasn't. It wasn't even on the RPO list for 1972. It was dropped in 1971 so the only way to get that is by dealer install (as noted by myself and others above)
All the above information is documented by Oldsmobile SPECS, Factory Assembly manual, and Inspectors guide.

Thank you Allan
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Old October 5th, 2018, 05:21 PM
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Always great to hear when someone did their research and knew what they were buying, well done. It's a great looking car and I'd be pleased as punch to own it as well. What show are you planning in Vancouver? Might have to try to get over for it!

I'm not sure if Oldsmobiledave's terms may have been confusing...as far as I know the spoiler only ever had 2 pedestals (uprights between the trunk lid and the horizontal) but the mounting hardware of the original had 3 points on each base while the repro's only have 2.
see post 38 where I clarified my terminology.
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Old October 5th, 2018, 08:17 PM
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see post 38 where I clarified my terminology.
Missed that first time through (obviously!). Sorry!
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Old October 7th, 2018, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by VI Cutty View Post
Missed that first time through (obviously!). Sorry!
All good guys... Learning a lot with this forum from everyone. Super resourceful members on here, really helps the rookies.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 08:19 AM
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Quick Update... Just received "the call" from the transportation company. The '72 will be arriving at the house between Oct 6th and 8th! The two to three weeks wait time must have been just a bad dream :-)
Was wondering if the 72 showed up on time? I see you hadn't posted since last week, figured you been out driving the wheels off of it. Great looking car, have fun.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Spo View Post
Was wondering if the 72 showed up on time? I see you hadn't posted since last week, figured you been out driving the wheels off of it. Great looking car, have fun.
Hey... I have one word (not sure it's even a word), but ARGHHHHH! LOL... I received a call from the transport company and it is on truck number 2 coming to Canada, and not on truck number 1. Due to this, the delivery dates have changed to between Oct 18 and Oct 21. Have been busy completely cleaning out the garage and getting it ready for it's home. Tricky due to the fact that I have my motorcycle and my wife's SUV in the garage, but it fits! My truck has now been relegated to the driveway...

Thanks for the props on the car, cannot wait for it to arrive.
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My truck has now been relegated to the driveway....
Same thing happened with my Jeep, the poor thing. 3 car garage and no room for it inside. The wife says we need fewer cars; I say we need more garage bays.

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I say we need more garage bays.
Exactly what I said to my wife, we just need a bigger garage. All three kids are moved out, house is now too big and garage is now too small. Time to start shoppin around for a new place (smaller) with a 4 car garage... Stay tuned :-)
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Sorry to hear about the delays, it's like waiting for Christmas with a moving date! Hope the weather holds in your area so you can enjoy it. Getting my 64 ready today for the last show I usually go to before hibernation. Local cruise in at Lumpy's Diner - Car Show and Hamburger Eating contest, supports local Veterans Charities. I know our weather has been changing here in Nor Cal/Bay Area.
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Old October 13th, 2018, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Daddy Spo View Post
Sorry to hear about the delays, it's like waiting for Christmas with a moving date! Hope the weather holds in your area so you can enjoy it. Getting my 64 ready today for the last show I usually go to before hibernation. Local cruise in at Lumpy's Diner - Car Show and Hamburger Eating contest, supports local Veterans Charities. I know our weather has been changing here in Nor Cal/Bay Area.
Your wheels look great! Will make sure we take some photo's of ours on arrival day, will get them posted.
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Old October 16th, 2018, 09:48 AM
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Dmacalli, _ _ _ nice find !

Have you been getting any sleep at night ? hahaha _ _ _ pins and needles in waiting.

That is what I like about the parts-chase, we never know what 'treasures' lie in wait for us, right ! I am here to learn from others on a good direction on a 455 olds engine build.
I restored and drove a '56 Chevy Nomad wagon from '78 to '98 and sold the car when I took a state job on the Pacific Coast in Eureka, California. I had no garage to park it in, so I parted company with it. Hey, you mention in your thread profile, your uncle has a '55 Cameo. I had a chance 30-years ago to purchase a '57 Cameo for $1500 and didn't have the money at the time and had to pass. it was a rust-free arid Calif pickup. Enjoy that Cutlass ! _ _ _ when you get it.
And, it will be quite a conversation-piece at the gas pumps.

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Dmacalli, _ _ _ nice find !

Have you been getting any sleep at night ? hahaha _ _ _ pins and needles in waiting.
Hey Len... Thanks! Just watching the hands on the clock tic down, ultra painful! Will be here soon though... Good ole 53 foot trailer rolling up in the neighborhood, should be quite the sight.
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UPDATE: Car was set to be delivered between today (Oct 18) and Sunday (Oct 21). Carrier delays, carrier delays, carrier delays.... New expected delivery day is Thursday Oct 25th. %&@#$%$&
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Old October 25th, 2018, 03:47 PM
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It has arrived. Tried to upload the video... No worky

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Old October 25th, 2018, 04:01 PM
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Nice!! It's gonna drive your neighbors crazy seeing such a beauty in the driveway. Even more when you start cruising.
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Nice!! It's gonna drive your neighbors crazy seeing such a beauty in the driveway. Even more when you start cruising.
Thanks Allan! Had it out in the driveway for the last couple of hours, wiping it down.... Had 5 separate neighbours "stop by" and check it out. One of them snagged a soft cloth and started to help! Haha...
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Looks like you're in South east Calgary??
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Looks like you're in South east Calgary??
Nope... Extreme NE
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Nice Kid! Now to be a menace to the neighborhood
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Nice Kid! Now to be a menace to the neighborhood
Thank you! Not much convincing required :-)
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Dale,

Awesome! I know that your happy it is finally in your garage.
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Dale,

Awesome! I know that your happy it is finally in your garage.
That is for sure... Fit's like a glove too, and, still able to get the wife's SUV in the garage! Dodged a bullet... LOL
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See you at 2:00pm Saturday Dale. I look forward to documenting the car for you.
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See you at 2:00pm Saturday Dale. I look forward to documenting the car for you.
Awesome Dave, thanks, and see you tomorrow!
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Not too sure if the link works... Video of delivery day.

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Dale,

Car looks and sounds amazing!
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Dale,

Car looks and sounds amazing!
Thanks Pat!
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See you at 2:00pm Saturday Dale. I look forward to documenting the car for you.
Dave - What an awesome afternoon today! Very informative, and I do really appreciate all of the information you have been able to share.
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Inspection day today... Getting the out of province done and some minor work, should be totally good to go tomorrow afternoon!
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Inspection day today... Getting the out of province done and some minor work, should be totally good to go tomorrow afternoon!
I call shotgun!
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I call shotgun!
Haha... I may have to "run out for milk" and make my way to Cochrane and take ya for a rip! Barring the white stuff stays away... Keep you posted.
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Welcome to the site. Beautiful car!
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Welcome to the site. Beautiful car!
Thanks QMaster, appreciate it.
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Nice car, welçome from Melville, Saskatchewan. At least you now own one nice car, I hate SUV's and not really a truck fan either, the crossovers are dreadful to look at, tiny tops and fat bottoms. My Wife drives a 2017 Dodge Challenger Go Green GT, 35 mpg and AWD. Now I just need to get my 70S as nice as your car. The Olds 350 is a great motor just no powerhouse stock, especially the 71 an up unless there were upgrades done. Enjoy the hell out of that car and drive it everywhere in nice weather.

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Nice car, welçome from Melville, Saskatchewan. At least you now own one nice car, I hate SUV's and not really a truck fan either, the crossovers are dreadful to look at, tiny tops and fat bottoms. My Wife drives a 2017 Dodge Challenger Go Green GT, 35 mpg and AWD. Now I just need to get my 70S as nice as your car. The Olds 350 is a great motor just no powerhouse stock, especially the 71 an up unless there were upgrades done. Enjoy the hell out of that car and drive it everywhere in nice weather.
Thanks, we are gonna cruise around a lot, thats for sure.
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Some pictures from the first real day of driving, Saturday the 3rd of November.


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Dale,

Looks amazing in the sun. Love the license plate also.
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