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Forum: Big Blocks
Yesterday, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By jaunty75

Not necessarily. Not if it was a slow leak, which...

Not necessarily. Not if it was a slow leak, which is what you're describing. A slow leak is a slow leak no matter where it's coming from. It wouldn't necessarily cause overheating until enough...
June 16th, 2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By jaunty75

Your first post did not make this clear. The...

Your first post did not make this clear.

The gauge sitting on E all the time indicates a short circuit in the gauge wiring. The sending unit is just a rheometer where full is 90 ohms and empty is...
June 15th, 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By jaunty75

You are worried about nothing. As long as the...

You are worried about nothing. As long as the gauge reads correctly with the ignition ON, everything is fine. There is no power flowing to the fuel gauge system with the ignition off, and the needle...
June 15th, 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By jaunty75

For the record, your car is a 1962 Oldsmobile...

For the record, your car is a 1962 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe (two-door hardtop). Oldsmobile made 9,010 of these in that model year. It was the least produced of the three Super 88 non-station...
June 15th, 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By jaunty75

What's your definition of rare? Do you see one as...

What's your definition of rare? Do you see one as often as you see a fire hydrant? No. Do you see one as often as you see the Cleveland Browns win the Superbowl? Probably yes.

Of course it's rare....
June 14th, 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By jaunty75

First of all, I'd get a new mechanic. How does...

First of all, I'd get a new mechanic. How does "vibration" cause the need for four new tires? I'd expect a vibration to cause uneven wear on ONE tire, the one that was vibrating, not all four. Unless...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 13th, 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By jaunty75

You just asked and answered your own question....

You just asked and answered your own question. Why not the Flagstaff, Arizona area? It's a jumping-point for the Grand Canyon and lots of other scenery, it's a good size town, so there's decent...
Forum: Body & Paint
June 13th, 2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By jaunty75

Your problem is that your car is not well...

Your problem is that your car is not well supported in the aftermarket for things like this. There's a good chance you won't find weatherstripping meant exactly for your car, so you'll likely have to...
June 12th, 2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By jaunty75

DO IT YOURSELF! I rebuilt the quadrajet on...

DO IT YOURSELF!

I rebuilt the quadrajet on my '78 Toronado. Second time I've rebuilt a carb. First time was the two-barrel on my '67 Delta 88. It's really not difficult, will save you A LOT of...
Forum: Other
June 12th, 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By jaunty75

Yes, if you can find a tank, but they are not...

Yes, if you can find a tank, but they are not made new for these cars as far as I know. As long as your existing tank is in good shape, the best thing to do is have it refurbished---radiator shops...
Forum: Other
June 12th, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By jaunty75

You have to do the other half of the test to...

You have to do the other half of the test to verify that the dash gauge is working ok. Take the end of the wire that you disconnected above the license plate that comes from the front of the car and...
June 12th, 2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By jaunty75

The Old Cars Price Guide values this car in this...

The Old Cars Price Guide values this car in this condition in the $2000 to $2500 range. Seems very reasonable as this era of Oldsmobile is not in demand by collectors. Most potential buyers would...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 9th, 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By jaunty75

Wow. Sad to hear. Hope it doesn't last long.

Wow. Sad to hear. Hope it doesn't last long.
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 9th, 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By jaunty75

Tedd, are you affected?

California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pge-proactively-cuts-power-1600-due-red-flag-63579286

Of course, if you are, you probably don't...
Forum: Cars For Sale
June 4th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By jaunty75

To be specific, your car is a 1939 Oldsmobile...

To be specific, your car is a 1939 Oldsmobile G-39 Series 70 Four-Door Sedan. Both the F-39 Series 60 and G-39 Series 70 came standard with a 6-cylinder as the only engine available. In the...
June 4th, 2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By jaunty75

I think the reason you can't find a disc...

I think the reason you can't find a disc conversion kit, especially for the rear wheels, is the same reason you can't find many other parts for this car---no one makes them because cars like this are...
June 3rd, 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By jaunty75

How old is Mom?

How old is Mom?
June 3rd, 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By jaunty75

I find your post confusing. At the beginning, you...

I find your post confusing. At the beginning, you say you "picked up" the car. That makes it sound like it was something you wanted to own. Then later on you talk about how someone is offering you...
Forum: Toronado
May 23rd, 2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By jaunty75

I looked in my '78 Fisher Body manual, and...

I looked in my '78 Fisher Body manual, and getting at the power lock actuator isn't the simplest thing. But there is a huge trouble-shooting section which I would go through first, of course, because...
Forum: Toronado
May 23rd, 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By jaunty75

I have never replaced a power window motor. Both...

I have never replaced a power window motor. Both of the power windows on my car work fine. Ditto for the power locks.

All of this should be in the Fisher Body manual.
Forum: Toronado
May 23rd, 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By jaunty75

Looks great! Must be nice to have the big...

Looks great! Must be nice to have the big problem behind you and you can get to fun stuff like this.
May 22nd, 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By jaunty75

Are you talking about something like Times New...

Are you talking about something like Times New Roman or Courier or something like that that you would see on a dropdown list in Microsoft Word? I don't think you'll find them there. Oldsmobile just...
May 22nd, 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By jaunty75

I found a photo of a '67 442 with a washer...

I found a photo of a '67 442 with a washer bottle. It's right where Chris said it would be.

I have '67 chassis and Fisher body manuals as well as access to the 1967 A-body assembly manual. NONE of...
May 22nd, 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By jaunty75

I'm sorry you bore the brunt of criticism. My...

I'm sorry you bore the brunt of criticism. My intent in posting the photos was merely to show two old Oldsmobiles out and about in daily life, something that is now very rare, and nothing more. Good...
Forum: Cars Wanted
May 21st, 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jaunty75

Here's another one that just popped up on...

Here's another one that just popped up on craigslist. Not quite as nice as the others as it apparently needs interior work, but it's cheaper than the others ($6800) and looks pretty good.
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May 21st, 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By jaunty75

I don't know what tire size you need, but I put...

I don't know what tire size you need, but I put these on my '78 Toro. They aren't the highest-end tires out there, but they do have a white sidewall, and they work well enough considering that this...
Forum: Cars Wanted
May 21st, 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jaunty75

Here's one I saw today in the lot at a dealer...

Here's one I saw today in the lot at a dealer here in town. It's not a typical used car dealer because they don't just sell their own cars. They'll sell a car on consignment as well.

Anyway,...
Forum: Cars Wanted
May 20th, 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By jaunty75

Here's a nice-looking one on craigslist. The...

Here's a nice-looking one on craigslist. The seller is a dealer. Asking $12,500, which is only half what the seller above is asking.
...
Forum: Toronado
May 20th, 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,308
Posted By jaunty75

Byron, maybe the file is too large? How big is...

Byron, maybe the file is too large? How big is it?
May 20th, 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By jaunty75

In a Cutlass in 1972? Not a chance. Olds didn't...

In a Cutlass in 1972? Not a chance. Olds didn't offer quartz clocks until the 1974 model year, and then it was standard only in the Toronado while it was an extra-cost option in the 88 and 98. I...
May 19th, 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By jaunty75

Carspotting -- Toronado and 442

Happened to see these two classics around town in the last two days.

The 442 was in a parking lot at a local Walmart. Not sure of the year ('72?).
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May 19th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By jaunty75

The fuel gauge needle moving past F like that is...

The fuel gauge needle moving past F like that is the classic indication of an open circuit. There should be two wires coming off the sending unit. One goes to ground, and you should make sure that...
May 18th, 2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By jaunty75

My apologies.

My apologies.
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 18th, 2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By jaunty75

That is a very good looking car inside and out....

That is a very good looking car inside and out. Just needs a little clean-up. Desirable body style, too.
...
May 17th, 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By jaunty75

This information is in Setting the Pace. 98...

This information is in Setting the Pace.

98 Deluxe Holiday Coupe, 3,917
98 Hydramatic Deluxe Holiday Coupe, 14,012
98 Deluxe Holiday Sedan (four door), 78,122
98 Convertible Coupe, 4,468
...
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 17th, 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By jaunty75

Yes, but what are the odds they still work after...

Yes, but what are the odds they still work after 45 years? The problem with airbags is the same as the problem with the old camera flashbulbs. There's no way to test them!
Forum: Toronado
May 17th, 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,278
Posted By jaunty75

And they're doing it yet again! The original...

And they're doing it yet again!

The original question was posted 13 years ago, and the last time he logged in was June 6, 2006. It's highly unlikely that he's still checking this website let...
May 17th, 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By jaunty75

Who told you this? Did you or he stop and think...

Who told you this? Did you or he stop and think for a minute that hundreds of thousands of cars were built during this period as there were no disc brakes in 1962, and yet these cars did not have...
May 17th, 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By jaunty75

I believe the "250" IS his asking price. That...

I believe the "250" IS his asking price. That confused me, too, as I thought it was some engine spec I was unfamiliar with. How difficult is it to put in a dollar sign?
May 17th, 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By jaunty75

Rear seat belts (three of them) were standard...

Rear seat belts (three of them) were standard equipment on the '68 Delmont 88. If they're not there now, they've been removed, but the mounting points are likely still there as those can't be removed...
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