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December 24th, 2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By wmachine

For anyone really interested in the truth, what...

For anyone really interested in the truth, what is posted in the AHPS Library (incorrectly still referred to now as Wild About Cars) is accurate....
Forum: Parts Wanted
December 20th, 2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By wmachine

I have one, but it is worth a premium to me...

I have one, but it is worth a premium to me because it is a recliner without headrests. Please email me if interested.
[email protected]
Forum: Cars For Sale
November 24th, 2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By wmachine

Dave, I think someone spiked your coffee, because...

Dave, I think someone spiked your coffee, because I believe you really know better. Heaters *were* standard, and heater delete was option C48 with a $71.50 price deduction.
Forum: Cars For Sale
October 16th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,430
Posted By wmachine

I'd like to weigh in here. I'm in the middle of...

I'd like to weigh in here. I'm in the middle of trying to determine what the real numbers are. Not a lot is known for sure, and there is a lot of bad information out there, and some of the bad info...
Forum: Big Blocks
October 11th, 2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By wmachine

The codes can be found in the Assembly Manuals. ...

The codes can be found in the Assembly Manuals.
Go to the AHPS Library, section 11, page 1.15 and 1.16....
Forum: 442
October 5th, 2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By wmachine

Not the wagons in '67. (Unless Police, of course).

Not the wagons in '67. (Unless Police, of course).
October 4th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By wmachine

Hey, Marc. Good to see you out and about here. ...

Hey, Marc. Good to see you out and about here.

Guys, Marc is a great guy and a knowledgeable Olds guy from way back.
Forum: Transmission
October 4th, 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By wmachine

Thanks, Stan! ...

Thanks, Stan!
http://www.manchestermuncies.com/services

*Finally* somebody offering this service at a reasonable price.
I paid $40.00 in 1992. And sometime about 1998 or so? it was $75.00....
Forum: 442
October 4th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,665
Posted By wmachine

I believe yes, that is essentially the case. ...

I believe yes, that is essentially the case. Especially if the '68 OAI system was added by Demmer as part of the conversion. That would mean that the '69 W32 would would be the first Wmachine that...
September 30th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By wmachine

If you split up the set, I'm looking for the...

If you split up the set, I'm looking for the right side 10", the left side 12" and the right side 18". Whole set if cheap enough, of course.
Forum: 442
September 29th, 2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,665
Posted By wmachine

No. Read all about the SX. ...

No. Read all about the SX.
http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990262549620.cgi?itemid=9990392229232&action=viewad&categoryid=9950447179079&page=1&placeonpage=1&totaldisplayed=50
It was...
Forum: 442
September 29th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,665
Posted By wmachine

No, Olds said it was a more "streetable"...

No, Olds said it was a more "streetable" automatic car. P/B yes, A/C no. All said in the same document. Never intended to have A/C.
Like Mike says, there are some later references that still back...
September 26th, 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By wmachine

That makes the most sense. I've attached the...

That makes the most sense. I've attached the factory specs for painting the drums.
Forum: 442
September 26th, 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,632
Posted By wmachine

From everything I can gather, the double stripe...

From everything I can gather, the double stripe was an ad hock unofficial addition to the W30 cars. *Highly* unusual occurrence and very rare that anything like that would be done. But there is...
Forum: Aurora
September 24th, 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,412
Posted By wmachine

John is essentially correct. This was also the...

John is essentially correct. This was also the era the *all* of the automakers were afraid to look different so the cars, logos, etc. all looked alike for the most part. But Oldsmobile suffered...
Forum: 442
September 21st, 2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,879
Posted By wmachine

So you did pass on what could still be an...

So you did pass on what could still be an original W30, with standard drums and no TTT. Being a 4-spd as Dean says, there is no way to positively id it without some form of paperwork. Nothing on...
Forum: Parts Wanted
September 21st, 2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By wmachine

I have an uncut pair for you. PM sent.

I have an uncut pair for you. PM sent.
September 20th, 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By wmachine

More specifically: In 1967, Lansing and...

More specifically: In 1967, Lansing and Framingham had "Accessory Codes" shown on the body tag. That would include the Column 5 "V" that identifies the body mods for the 442 option. Fremont tags...
September 19th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By wmachine

I missed this posting and the ad. Do you recall...

I missed this posting and the ad. Do you recall what the price was?
Forum: Paint
September 17th, 2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,585
Posted By wmachine

The Product Information Manual (aka Assembly...

The Product Information Manual (aka Assembly Manual) has more specifics regarding your interior colors. This manual is available at the Automotive History Preservation Society Library.
See the 2nd...
Forum: 442
September 16th, 2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By wmachine

I first looked in the paint section even though I...

I first looked in the paint section even though I knew they were decals.
Forum: 442
September 16th, 2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By wmachine

Okay, you're specifying 442. The 442 package...

Okay, you're specifying 442. The 442 package included the FE2 suspension. The FE2 suspension includes 14 x 7 wheels. Which can be had with the SSII/SSIII wheels as Dave said are also 14 x 7.
Forum: 442
September 16th, 2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By wmachine

I think you'll find your answers here: ...

I think you'll find your answers here:
http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990334158924.cgi?itemid=9990473476122&action=viewad&categoryid=9920380396902&page=1&placeonpage=1&totaldisplayed=50...
Forum: 442
September 16th, 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By wmachine

Okay, Dan. Open hand and swiftly apply to...

Okay, Dan. Open hand and swiftly apply to forehead.
You have the answer available to you in the Assembly Manual.
September 16th, 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By wmachine

Yeah, I have that same problem with him. You're...

Yeah, I have that same problem with him. You're lucky it was just one nite.
September 15th, 2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By wmachine

No, it may seem like that, but that single digit...

No, it may seem like that, but that single digit is what Oldsmobile called a "mold number". A misnomer, as what it is really a "pattern number". Multiple patterns were used over the course of...
September 14th, 2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By wmachine

Interesting. I did dig up another '67 W30 window...

Interesting. I did dig up another '67 W30 window sticker that listed the 3.90 gears the same way. "Performance Axle", no price.
So considering a 4.33 O-Type would be an extra cost item, it is...
September 14th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By wmachine

Good question. What is the description and is...

Good question. What is the description and is there a charge for it? All O-Type performance rears were extra charge. If a rear was not an extra charge, it wasn't listed generally. But all '67...
September 14th, 2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By wmachine

Trick question. The 4.33 P-type rear would not...

Trick question. The 4.33 P-type rear would not be shown on the window sticker.
September 13th, 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,203
Posted By wmachine

Well, it goes to show that some things don't...

Well, it goes to show that some things don't change. I bought something from him recently, and suffice to say I recommend him unconditionally. Nice to know the word "trust" still means something to...
Forum: Cutlass
September 12th, 2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By wmachine

To answer your question, no. No way to know how...

To answer your question, no. No way to know how many Cutlass (or any other non-442) came with 4-spds. Any that did would have been mated to 350s.
I have figures from '67 and '70 to make some...
September 12th, 2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By wmachine

2 in the front and 3 in the rear were standard...

2 in the front and 3 in the rear were standard equipment.
Forum: Parts Wanted
September 11th, 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By wmachine

AC parts? I heard you were getting soft in your...

AC parts? I heard you were getting soft in your old age, but AC? Really?

I'll see if I can hunt up that rare rocking seat option for you, too!
September 10th, 2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 207,763
Posted By wmachine

You couldn't be more right about Wayne! He is a...

You couldn't be more right about Wayne! He is a shining example of what's good in this hobby.
I don't think the '65 is a rumor, he says he's working on a tribute to the 1965 Anderson Olds drag car....
Forum: 442
September 9th, 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By wmachine

I believe this car first "showed up" at the 2008...

I believe this car first "showed up" at the 2008 Nats in Dearborn. Has been pretty well determined not to be an original 442.
Forum: 442
September 9th, 2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By wmachine

If you want a clean digitally restored copy, go...

If you want a clean digitally restored copy, go to the AHPS library:...
Forum: 442
September 9th, 2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By wmachine

I don't care to guess at a dollar value, but I'd...

I don't care to guess at a dollar value, but I'd say that being a Sports Coupe in that situation (NOM and all), it makes a better candidate for a drag racing car than a restoration project.
September 8th, 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By wmachine

Oz went just where I was going to send you. The...

Oz went just where I was going to send you. The CSM pretty well tells the story. GM started to make what they called a "Heavy Duty" 3-spd for the A-bodies in 1970, and it carried the M14...
September 7th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By wmachine

So as suspected he doesn't know what he's taking...

So as suspected he doesn't know what he's taking about. There is no (other) way to match the engine to the car. Again, what number matches what?
September 7th, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By wmachine

That's exactly my point.

That's exactly my point.
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