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June 14th, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rocketraider

Not 100% sure but the repop SSI center decals...

Not 100% sure but the repop SSI center decals will fit most Olds wheel center caps. I know they'll fit into early 80s FWD SSIII center caps.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 14th, 2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By rocketraider

This actually applies to 74, but the 74 Cutlass...

This actually applies to 74, but the 74 Cutlass Assembly Manual shows double-wire clamps used on Lansing cars and the Wittek towers for all other assembly plants. May be the same other years. More...
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 1st, 2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By rocketraider

If you don't find any of these get a repop...

If you don't find any of these get a repop 4-spoke sport wheel and paint the hub to match your column. That would have been the Cutlass fancy wheel option in 73.
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 17th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By rocketraider

Thought that townhouse complex looked familiar! I...

Thought that townhouse complex looked familiar! I was shocked when I heard he'd passed.
April 17th, 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rocketraider

Came out late 64 with 1964 tunes, but as you see...

Came out late 64 with 1964 tunes, but as you see it has the 65-later Rocket so I consider it part of the 1965 promotionals. These things are cool to have. I picked up 61 and 64 Chevy versions at an...
April 17th, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By rocketraider

Great memorabilia! I have a place setting of this...

Great memorabilia! I have a place setting of this and of the blue GM logo cafeteria china. Ran up on a few more pieces of each at a Spring Carlisle several years back. Buddy says "you gonna get it?"...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 17th, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By rocketraider

Just curious if it's the one Doug Kitchener had?

Just curious if it's the one Doug Kitchener had?
Forum: Ninety-Eight
April 1st, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By rocketraider

Beat on that upholsterer. That could have burned...

Beat on that upholsterer. That could have burned the car to the ground.
April 1st, 2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By rocketraider

64 is steel tube and is different between...

64 is steel tube and is different between 2-barrel and 4-barrel engines. You need rubber grommet in the aircleaner snout, and a piece of rubber hose on PCV flapper end. That end also uses a...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 1st, 2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By rocketraider

Never seen one yet that didn't take a puller to...

Never seen one yet that didn't take a puller to get it off.
Forum: The Clubhouse
April 1st, 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By rocketraider

Decent Fox-body Mustangs are common enough that...

Decent Fox-body Mustangs are common enough that if you REALLY want a GT 5-speed convert, you could find one for decent money- just not on Craigslist.

That said, my advice is save your dad's car as...
Forum: The Clubhouse
March 30th, 2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By rocketraider

I had the Pontiac version a few years back and...

I had the Pontiac version a few years back and sold it to a guy with a 64 buckets/console Bonneville. Don, had never seen the modifications instructions. Had GM itself done that the SlimJim might not...
March 30th, 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By rocketraider

If the trouble started after the trans R&R the...

If the trouble started after the trans R&R the starter may be slightly out of alignment. You can shim the starter to get correct clearance and most auto parts stores will have shims. Rule of thumb is...
March 30th, 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By rocketraider

Ride her around with the car top down some this...

Ride her around with the car top down some this summer and she'll come around. May even take it away from you!

Smoky Mountain Olds Club is in your area. Good people. You can find their contact...
Forum: Electrical
March 24th, 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By rocketraider

X3 on voltmeter. An ammeter is an easy and...

X3 on voltmeter. An ammeter is an easy and unexpected way to burn your car up. A voltmeter is a simple installation, + and - connections and mounting it, and it tells you what you need to know.
Forum: The Clubhouse
March 24th, 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By rocketraider

Sorry for your loss. It's been 13 years since my...

Sorry for your loss. It's been 13 years since my Mama left. I've moved back into the house and it still seems I should come in the back door and see her sitting at that kitchen table with her cup of...
March 15th, 2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By rocketraider

It's a 'Yota emblem so it would have to be from...

It's a 'Yota emblem so it would have to be from the NUMMI years.
March 12th, 2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By rocketraider

New coils (and other electrical components) can...

New coils (and other electrical components) can be bad out of the box. Esp modern Chinesium.

My money is on the coil or its wiring.
March 12th, 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By rocketraider

Depends on where the car was ordered and sold...

Depends on where the car was ordered and sold new. Some markets such as Pacific Northwest and anywhere north of about 35 degrees latitude typically don't need it so new cars back then were ordered...
Forum: The Clubhouse
March 8th, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By rocketraider

I'm 62 and cannot remember weirder weather than...

I'm 62 and cannot remember weirder weather than we've had the past year. My Aunt Gray is 94 and says the same thing. High winds unnerve me.

Used to be hurricane was something that happened in...
March 8th, 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,842
Posted By rocketraider

The only personalized plate I have anymore is 7...

The only personalized plate I have anymore is 7 REBS on the 08 F150 which wears a Sons of Confederate Veterans plate, and I pay $30 extra a year for the SCV plate and personalization. All the old...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 19th, 2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,395
Posted By rocketraider

The Autolite plug is very good IMO as are NGK....

The Autolite plug is very good IMO as are NGK. You cannot use the original R45S with HEI as gap will not open up far enough to get the HEI benefit without buggering up the side electrode. Use the...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 19th, 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By rocketraider

Shavings could possibly get in the crossover...

Shavings could possibly get in the crossover passage between the cylinder heads so you may want to be a little careful cleaning them out, as they could possibly land in an exhaust valve seat.

Just...
January 31st, 2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By rocketraider

Joe, didn't some 1980 cars get the first CCC...

Joe, didn't some 1980 cars get the first CCC system? One of the guys in Mid Atlantic had a 1980 Supreme back in early 90s that the thing failed on and got the converter so hot it almost lit the car...
Forum: Toronado
January 31st, 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By rocketraider

That is a fairly common plug. GM began using it...

That is a fairly common plug. GM began using it on Chevy trucks early as 1973, and most all carlines by 1980. I had to get one when I put the 80s digital AM-FM-cassette in the 1976 Ninety Eight, and...
January 31st, 2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By rocketraider

Good lord, GM used those things on every carline...

Good lord, GM used those things on every carline except Cadillac. Buddy's 64 Grand Prix and 66 Bonneville Brougham both have them and I've seen them on Buick and Chevy too.
January 31st, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By rocketraider

WB will not fit Cutlass due to differences in A...

WB will not fit Cutlass due to differences in A and B/C body dash.

I think you have a later radio as WB were AM-only thru about 1968. If it is a 1966 unit the dial nose will be rectangular and...
Forum: Toronado
January 31st, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 974
Posted By rocketraider

A local car stereo shop should have that plug or...

A local car stereo shop should have that plug or be able to order it for you, or try www.crutchfield.com. I know Metra still makes the plug as I got one a year or so ago when I put a factory Delco...
January 20th, 2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By rocketraider

When you said 'brown" I hadda look and make sure...

When you said 'brown" I hadda look and make sure that wasn't a woodgrain wheel- which is super rare!
January 20th, 2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By rocketraider

Two things with Buick and HydraMatic. First, it...

Two things with Buick and HydraMatic. First, it was not designed and built in Flint, and second, Buick didn't let go of torque-tubes until 1960. A hard-shifting HydraMatic would have torn a...
January 20th, 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,841
Posted By rocketraider

The 1" whitewall was used on two 1961 GM cars-...

The 1" whitewall was used on two 1961 GM cars- the Oldsmobile Starfire and the Chevrolet Impala SS. I think they both used 8.00x14 though the heavier convertible Starfire may have used 8.50x14.
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January 7th, 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By rocketraider

Well- they WERE a bit bizarre styling-wise, and...

Well- they WERE a bit bizarre styling-wise, and they WERE expensive, so no one bought.

Story is the Hemi-Olds was ready to go into the 1970 Toronado and then into the 71 442 until Corvette brass...
January 7th, 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,384
Posted By rocketraider

That should work. The UHC plates have the...

That should work. The UHC plates have the advantage of being FLAT, instead of having to get them centered and laid down both in a circle and at an angle as the Rocket/SkyRocket/Starfire pans do.
January 7th, 2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,384
Posted By rocketraider

On a "pie-pan" like a lot of 60s Olds aircleaners...

On a "pie-pan" like a lot of 60s Olds aircleaners had, use the soapy water trick to lay a new decal on the cleaned aluminum disc.

But since the pie-pans are being reproduced for most engines that...
January 7th, 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By rocketraider

Maybe y'all need to do like I did and tell 'em...

Maybe y'all need to do like I did and tell 'em this is the way it's gonna be and that's that. They gave me a ration of chin music too to point I finally told them they could give me the jacket or not...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 7th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By rocketraider

Set the plug gap at .045 and make sure you have a...

Set the plug gap at .045 and make sure you have a good hot coil. The Pertronix coil is made to work with the Ignitor and is a good start. Also- is the Ignitor wired to switched 12V? They'll work if...
Forum: Parts Wanted
December 30th, 2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By rocketraider

There's a faded one on back of that old 76 Custom...

There's a faded one on back of that old 76 Custom Cruiser but I think Swanson was still using diecast metal license frames in 73.
Forum: Parts Wanted
December 25th, 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By rocketraider

www.oldsclub.org and look for Greater...

www.oldsclub.org and look for Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Chapter under CHAPTERS. Also www.toronado.org which is the Toronado Owners Association. Either of these groups will be very helpful...
December 1st, 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By rocketraider

Me old man's 68 ElCamino had factory installed...

Me old man's 68 ElCamino had factory installed Delco air shocks, complete with METAL tubing. The fill valve for it was in the gap between bed and tailgate but I remember that washer being...
November 28th, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By rocketraider

Well- my 74 350 Hurst/Olds has W30 on its...

Well- my 74 350 Hurst/Olds has W30 on its broadcast card. Humans handled these things, so human error gets in sometimes. Does everything else match what's on the broadcast?
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