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June 15th, 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Sounds like wires need changing....brake lights...

Sounds like wires need changing....brake lights should be OFF til switch button is pushed in. Are there alternate mounting holes for the treadle vac ?
June 14th, 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,877
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Update......I ran across a man who worked at...

Update......I ran across a man who worked at Oldsmobile. The J-2R stuff was listed "for export" or "marine use". Oldsmobile had 200 pairs of the W-1 (dimpled) valve covers stamped out. At some...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 13th, 2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Check the head cc's again. 61 cc's sounds a...

Check the head cc's again. 61 cc's sounds a little off for having .040" milled off. I am thinking you might be closer to 71 cc's.
......Just my two cents worth
Forum: In Memoriam
June 13th, 2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

RIP Dave. Condolences to his wife, family and...

RIP Dave. Condolences to his wife, family and friends. I was looking forward to seeing his Willys project continue. He will be missed.
June 13th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Mrs Gascoop, sorry to hear of his passing. I...

Mrs Gascoop, sorry to hear of his passing. I was hoping we would hear a progress update from him. Its nice of you to let us know of his passing.
June 12th, 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Welcome. We love pics and there is a wealth of...

Welcome. We love pics and there is a wealth of knowledge on this site. Good luck.
June 12th, 2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Quadrajets are very versatile carbs. They were...

Quadrajets are very versatile carbs. They were used on a variety of engines, and up to 500 cubic inch engines. Some consider them dinosaurs, but they can be performance tuned. Many people don't...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 12th, 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

You have time to think and decide. Everywhere...

You have time to think and decide. Everywhere is going to be a compromise between you and wife. Maybe take a look at eastern Tennesee, Chattanooga/Knoxville, I-75 corridor.
June 10th, 2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Figure the cost on getting all four brakes...

Figure the cost on getting all four brakes working and then figure the cost for "going to disk brakes" on the front. Braking materials have improved a lot since 1965.
Forum: Electrical
June 10th, 2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Lets deal with the generator here and make a new...

Lets deal with the generator here and make a new thread for other things. I would just put new bearings and brushes in your generator and move on.
June 10th, 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Get the brakes working and brake lines replaced...

Get the brakes working and brake lines replaced first.
Forum: Electrical
June 9th, 2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

1. Take one thing at a time. 2. I think...

1. Take one thing at a time.
2. I think the generator will work fine, unless you add things. Some on here have converted from generators to alternators. I'll let them give you pro's and...
June 8th, 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Bushels of cash can overcome most obstacles.

Bushels of cash can overcome most obstacles.
Forum: Electrical
June 8th, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

1. Make sure you have an alternator. Since...

1. Make sure you have an alternator. Since its "black", I am wondering if in fact its a generator and NOT an alternator. I don't recall what year Oldsmobile changed from generators to...
June 7th, 2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

No price shown. A "big inch" Olds would...

No price shown. A "big inch" Olds would work.
June 5th, 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Not enough plate thickness for a heli-coil. The...

Not enough plate thickness for a heli-coil. The lack of thickness is why that hole strips out so easily..
Forum: Big Blocks
June 5th, 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Wrong number

Wrong number
June 2nd, 2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

What wheels are you running ? What offset ?

What wheels are you running ? What offset ?
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,545
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

OK, plug wires are ok. Now check plugs on the...

OK, plug wires are ok. Now check plugs on the cylinders that make no difference when the plug wires are pulled. You can put another plug in the hole and put the plug with wire on a contacting...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 1st, 2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,545
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Plug your timing light into each plug wire, one...

Plug your timing light into each plug wire, one at a time and run the motor. If it blinks, your plug wires are fine. Less messing around than switching plug wires. If it doesn't blink, then you...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 1st, 2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

96% Desoto/Chrysler and Merc year got me. 100%...

96% Desoto/Chrysler and Merc year got me. 100% on tail fins.
May 30th, 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

That's great !

That's great !
Forum: Big Blocks
May 29th, 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

........Just my two cents worth.

........Just my two cents worth.
Forum: Paint
May 28th, 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Metallic paint has been used at least as far back...

Metallic paint has been used at least as far back as 1957 (Cutlass Bronze Metallic). The size of "metallic" particles should be considered. Those old metallic paints were smooth and shiney. The...
Forum: Electrical
May 28th, 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Let me see if I understand this. You are trying...

Let me see if I understand this. You are trying to make a GM AM/FM radio and 8 ohm speakers sound like an AM/FM STEREO radio and 4 ohm stereo speakers with some new fangled gadgets ?
Forum: Small Blocks
May 27th, 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,545
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

I used to pop open the "secondary air valve"...

I used to pop open the "secondary air valve" blade full open, then slowly turn the slotted screw (clockwise, I think) til the blade closes, then turn 1/4 turn more. That should give you a good...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 27th, 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

AH, that "Mondello", I see that now, I didn't...

AH, that "Mondello", I see that now, I didn't click on the link before because my computer is running slow. Avoid the "Mondello" in Pasa Robles like a plague !!!!!!!!!!! Cutlassefi can certainly...
May 27th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,398
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Welcome to CO. We like pics. Good luck.

Welcome to CO. We like pics. Good luck.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 27th, 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Which "Mondello" site are you referring to ? ...

Which "Mondello" site are you referring to ? There is a difference !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Big Blocks
May 26th, 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

1. A simple answer to shimming rocker arm stands...

1. A simple answer to shimming rocker arm stands is yes. Your cam lift isn't much more than an Oldsmobile cam. Milling .020" from the heads isn't much either. You probably had more than enough lifter...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 25th, 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

This is nice to know, thank you.

This is nice to know, thank you.
May 25th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

She did an outstanding job.

She did an outstanding job.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 24th, 2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,583
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Bernard Mondello (Joe's son) has a company in...

Bernard Mondello (Joe's son) has a company in CORONA, CA. Bernard is also a member on this site. There is Joe's widow in Tennesee with a company/school. You managed to pick a company that...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 24th, 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Please keep in mind your car was originally...

Please keep in mind your car was originally built/equipped as a nice cruising car, not a "performance" version. Do the dual exhaust, rear end gears and "anti Spin" (posi), if it doesn't have "Anti...
Forum: 442
May 24th, 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

The fiberglass is most likely covering a hole or...

The fiberglass is most likely covering a hole or rotted out section. Do the floorboards feel soft in any spots ? I wouldn't let someone take a car apart if I was selling it. I would also expect...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 24th, 2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,583
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Which "Mondello" did you contact ? Was it in...

Which "Mondello" did you contact ? Was it in Pasa Robles, CA ?
Forum: Big Blocks
May 23rd, 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,583
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Maybe the guy in Minnesota can estimate a higher...

Maybe the guy in Minnesota can estimate a higher horsepower and torque number. For now, you have actual dyno numbers.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 23rd, 2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,493
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Are you aware this original post is 13 years old...

Are you aware this original post is 13 years old ? Where is the "Mondello Performance" you got your parts from ?
May 23rd, 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

Those are nice looking wheels on that Starfire...

Those are nice looking wheels on that Starfire !!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: 442
May 22nd, 2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,649
Posted By OLDSter Ralph

I thought the license plate was from Wisconsin. ...

I thought the license plate was from Wisconsin.
I thought I saw a tag on one of the differential cover bolts which meant "Anti Spin".
The eyebrows have a large gap.
Exhaust pipes need to...
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