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Old July 18th, 2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Hello from Kennesaw GA

Hello friends. I'm proud to have joined your group. Just last week I purchased a 1966 Olds Dynamic 88. She needs quite a bit of TLC, but it should be a lot of fun. As I learn things, I will pass them along. One of the things I've already learned is that the Sylvania 90 bulbs (part # 90LL.BP2) do not fit in the courtesy light fixtures where the original GE 90 bulbs were located. The Sylvania bulbs are too long on the bottoms.



1966 Olds Delta 88 425



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Old July 18th, 2017, 03:17 PM   #2
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Welcome, very nice.
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Old July 18th, 2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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Welcome from Stockbridge. That is the same car (not -the- same car) I wanted to buy some time ago, but didn't for whatever reason. Love the 66s.
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Old July 18th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #4
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oldcutlas and slantflat: Thank you for your welcomes. Greatly appreciate it. The biggest obstacle I've seen so far with the Delta 88 is how tight the engine compartment is. There's not a lot of room to work. I'm used to small block chevys that provide all kinds of elbow room under the hood.
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Old July 18th, 2017, 04:28 PM   #5
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Welcome to C. O. Good solid looking car, seems to be very original with good bumpers and chrome. That saves money that you can use for other improvements. Best of luck, Larry

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Old July 18th, 2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for your kind welcome, Rocketowner. I much appreciate it. Yes, the 'good bones' on this baby are what sold me.
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Old July 19th, 2017, 02:36 AM   #7
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Welcome aboard from N. Fulton {Milton] Is Wild Man still with us or has he gone home to glory?
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Old July 19th, 2017, 02:40 AM   #8
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Thank you, Jamesbo. I was just wondering about Wild Man myself. His shop is still open in downtown Kennesaw, so that must mean he's still kicking. :-)
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Old July 19th, 2017, 05:36 AM   #9
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Nice looking Dynamic 88 (not a Delta). I have some 66's and I like them. Post more picts if you can and one of the engine. These cars actually have good room under the hood in my opinion but as you say probably less than a SB chevy.
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Old July 19th, 2017, 09:04 AM   #10
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Oldsmaniac: Thanks for your words of welcome. Here's a question for you and others: the fuel pump in the Dynamic 88 is underneath the A/C unit. In order to change the fuel pump, it looks like the A/C would have to be pulled out first. Does that sound correct?
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Welcome to the site. It's good to see other folks appreciate the B/C body Oldsmobiles. That's an awesome car!
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No you should not have to touch the AC compressor but you may need to work from underneath. You may also need to crank the engine some to get the ne pump to sit flush so the nut and bolt will thread. The arm on the pump must be on the low point on the eccentric.
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Old July 19th, 2017, 05:13 PM   #13
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Welcome to the group... I owned a 66 Delta back in the mid seventies, same color as yours... Served us well for several years before I decided to sell it and move on to a Custom Cruiser since the family was starting to grow...
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Thanks for the guidance on working on the fuel pump, Oldsmaniac. You're right: coming at it from the bottom is the only strategy.

I appreciate the kind welcomes, Olds64 and CRUZN_66! Tonight I de-gunked the engine. Now I can actually see what I'm working with.
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This is the engine after a workout with Gunk....
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The engine compartment looks original (unmolested) sans the added fuel filter. Your engine is the lower compression 425 evident by the black air cleaner assembly. Nice.
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Old July 20th, 2017, 06:48 AM   #17
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Thank you, sir!
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Old July 20th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #18
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Kind why don't cha start a new thread so folks can see how ya de gunk your engine
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Old October 11th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #19
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Here's the Dynamic 88 with a new coat of paint on the engine....


Ready to rock
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Nice work and nice car
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Old October 12th, 2017, 06:52 PM   #21
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Thanks eric66! Some Cragar SS mags will hopefully be next up.
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