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July 22nd, 2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By 70sgeek

JC Whitney is another great brake parts / kit...

JC Whitney is another great brake parts / kit sets source - always look for their discount codes either on the site or sometimes posted online for extra savings. Free shipping on most purchases also...
Forum: Electrical
July 17th, 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By 70sgeek

if you want OEM replacement harnesses, M&H...

if you want OEM replacement harnesses, M&H Fabricators is your best bet in my opinion - you can buy direct or through any of their vendors (such as Year 1, OPGI, etc) they're sold individually rather...
July 12th, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By 70sgeek

71-2 used rear bumper

Standard Cutlass rear bumper shell.

No idea if repro or OEM but info dated about 20 years ago from when the car was being sold by a previous owner said both bumpers were new replacements at that...
July 7th, 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By 70sgeek

I purchased an AMD 442 rear bumper for my '72...

I purchased an AMD 442 rear bumper for my '72 ragtop a few months ago - as noted, I did spend some time fitting the tail light buckets into it but no major feat - the bumper fits and looks GREAT for...
July 5th, 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,039
Posted By 70sgeek

Mix/match is sometimes the order of the day - for...

Mix/match is sometimes the order of the day - for my '72 350 I have finally settled on a GM p/n 342715 17.5" 7-blade fan (correct for mid-70's Corvette) and CARQUEST p./n 215046 thermal fan clutch...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 5th, 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By 70sgeek

Assuming the distributor is known to be good and...

Assuming the distributor is known to be good and properly installed (i.e. not a tooth off), replace the cap and rotor with good brand quality parts, advance your timing a bit maybe up to 12* (which I...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 4th, 2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By 70sgeek

Quick Fuel carb questions

So appears my 455 transplant aspirations will be on hold a bit due to $$ being diverted towards my daughter's freshman college tuition. In the interim, I'm now thinking about swapping the upgraded...
Forum: Transmission
July 4th, 2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By 70sgeek

Whatever... Better keep searching and reading - I...

Whatever... Better keep searching and reading - I suspect all you'll get beyond this is crickets...
Forum: Transmission
July 3rd, 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By 70sgeek

Not that this response will be any more "helpful"...

Not that this response will be any more "helpful" than the last, but (1) "best" is a subjective term in context to just about any part you will ever inquire about and (2) you won't get much...
June 25th, 2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By 70sgeek

You will also need to use the right transmission...

You will also need to use the right transmission speedometer gears to be sure it stays accurate for your gearing and tire size changes. One of them simply plugs inside a housing on the driver side of...
June 25th, 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By 70sgeek

FWIW, Assuming you're running a factory 3-speed...

FWIW, Assuming you're running a factory 3-speed automatic, if your car will see mostly street cruising/highway use, 3.42 gears may prove a bit steep at higher speeds unless you upgrade to an...
Forum: Electrical
June 20th, 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By 70sgeek

Your best bet would be check with M&H Fabricators...

Your best bet would be check with M&H Fabricators Technical Support (562) 926-9562

they build direct-copy reproduction harnesses right from oem blueprints so they'd know.
June 17th, 2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,326
Posted By 70sgeek

72 Cutlass ragtop - where to mount Sirius equipment

I'm adding a Stratus 7 tuner to my ragtop and starting to think about reasonably creative ways to mount it so that it's easily accessible to change stations during use and easily removable when I'm...
June 13th, 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By 70sgeek

70 2-dr VC 'experimental' in Jax, FL

Not mine but was just curious if this is a real proto...

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/d/live-oak-1970-oldsmobile-442/6910213246.html

...
June 11th, 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By 70sgeek

you could also run 245's all around and put 1"...

you could also run 245's all around and put 1" spacers on your rear hubs to push the rear tires out a bit more. You'll benefit from still being to rotate all 4 tires around and won't have to worry...
June 9th, 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,737
Posted By 70sgeek

Your best bet would be to look thru online Buick...

Your best bet would be to look thru online Buick and Olds parts catalogs (OPG, Year 1, etc) and compare the parts you're interested in swapping where available to see. Next best bet would be to do an...
Forum: Other
June 7th, 2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,154
Posted By 70sgeek

I have the Cold Case in my 72 Cutlass - was a...

I have the Cold Case in my 72 Cutlass - was a drop-in fit.

another good choice

https://www.autocityclassic.com/chevelle/monte-carlo/1968-1972-gm-a-body-aluminum-radiator-sl-282-at/
Forum: Other
June 2nd, 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,225
Posted By 70sgeek

these gauge clusters are made by a board member -...

these gauge clusters are made by a board member - he can make them to a number of different configurations - this one is in my '72 convertible - a 3-hole 2-1/16 cluster to which I added water, oil...
May 21st, 2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By 70sgeek

If the bumper can't be economically repaired, the...

If the bumper can't be economically repaired, the shop will either write it for an aftermarket replacement if available (new) or a LKQ (used) replacement - I'd be surprised if they wrote it for a new...
May 21st, 2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By 70sgeek

If the other party's carrier is paying your...

If the other party's carrier is paying your claim, there is no deductible against you. They should pay you the formally agreed damages based on an appraisal completed by the shop of your choice or a...
May 19th, 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By 70sgeek

Hope you have better luck than I did with the one...

Hope you have better luck than I did with the one I installed on a prior '72 Skylark - it showed up with some of the wrong brackets and 1 line damaged from shipping causing a 2 week delay in the...
May 15th, 2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 70sgeek

Calipers installed along with new Raybestos 5100...

Calipers installed along with new Raybestos 5100 rotors and Hawk HPS pads instead of the pad set supplied with calipers. Not a night/day improvement but arguably enough to have made it worth the...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 11th, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By 70sgeek

They do have screw-in baffle plates - I have a...

They do have screw-in baffle plates - I have a set with the baffles intact.

you can probably make them from sheet metal if you had to and it would be a good idea to have them so you're not sucking...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 3rd, 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By 70sgeek

That's strange, my '72 ragtop Cold Case was a...

That's strange, my '72 ragtop Cold Case was a straight drop-in replacement for my factory rad, with both cooler lines bolting right up and no shroud movement. Are the '70 radiator cores different...
May 1st, 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 70sgeek

Thanks for the feedback - I had planned on...

Thanks for the feedback - I had planned on retaining the stock brake hoses, they're only about 2 years old with less than 8k miles on them - presumed I could also reuse the stock banjo bolts with new...
April 30th, 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By 70sgeek

Anyone using Wilwood D52 2-piston front calipers?

Anyone using Wilwood's D52 2-piston calipers on their front disc brakes and if so, do they offer any substantive improvement over the stock single piston calipers?
...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 25th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By 70sgeek

I have the Cold Case in my '72 Cutlass 350. Runs...

I have the Cold Case in my '72 Cutlass 350. Runs a consistent 190* in FL heat with thermal clutch and 7-blade OEM fan from mid-70's corvette, using a Mr. Gasket hi performance 180* thermostat. Was a...
April 16th, 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By 70sgeek

look up Moog 5415 springs - have them on my '72...

look up Moog 5415 springs - have them on my '72 ragtop with 245-60-R15 on 8" rims + 1" spacers (9" total width). no rub or clearance issues. may be an option for you as well.
April 16th, 2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By 70sgeek

another potentially good source - have used them...

another potentially good source - have used them in the past on other project cars


http://www.springsnthings.com/
April 10th, 2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By 70sgeek

all good input for thought I'm fine cutting...

all good input for thought

I'm fine cutting into a console door if the end result is nicely executed. I don't however think a top-mounted insert can be too deep or it won't allow the door to...
April 9th, 2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By 70sgeek

I agree a deeper insert would be better to hold a...

I agree a deeper insert would be better to hold a cup in place but not sure how deep it can be before it interferes with the console door operation (opening/closing). I'd guess between 1-2" deep at...
April 8th, 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By 70sgeek

Insalling cupholder inserts into '72 Cutlass console lid

Has anyone here done or contemplated installing shallow depth cup holder inserts into the top of their '70-72 console door?

My thinking is a shallow depth insert of maybe an 1" or so top-mounted...
March 28th, 2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By 70sgeek

Positive for Steve Gregori restored Delco boosters

I know he's a known quantity on the board but another (+) shout out never hurts.

Replaced an intermittently sticky Master Power brand 8" dual diaphragm booster with one of his restored 11" OEM...
March 24th, 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By 70sgeek

I would contact VA directly or one of their...

I would contact VA directly or one of their distributors to inquire further on under-hood compressor placement. I put a complete Gen IV kit in my factory a/c '72 Cutlass, which retained the left side...
March 16th, 2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By 70sgeek

I started exactly where you were - stock 350 2bbl...

I started exactly where you were - stock 350 2bbl in my '72 ragtop - fully rebuilt the motor out with main pieces to include an E-brock intake, Howards street performer cam, forged flat top pistons,...
March 7th, 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By 70sgeek

Monzaz would be the one to reach out to on this...

Monzaz would be the one to reach out to on this board for gear advice but I'd surmise you could go up to a 3.23 gear set with the 4 speed and you'd likely be close in rpms at highway speed to what...
March 7th, 2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By 70sgeek

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc_5694_6ba299b647683188433fa5e0b079713c1fc21f98.jpg...
March 5th, 2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,778
Posted By 70sgeek

I met some local FL chapter OCA members over the...

I met some local FL chapter OCA members over the last year or so and have thus far come away with mixed feelings. The dues themselves are inconsequential but I can't forget the first time I was...
Forum: Electrical
March 4th, 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By 70sgeek

I definitely agree with the 'less is more'...

I definitely agree with the 'less is more' approach as to not wanting to add more potential points of failure - top pivots are all in smooth working order and I do grease them periodically. I think...
Forum: Electrical
March 3rd, 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By 70sgeek

Convertible switch relay upgrade available?

Anyone using a relay upgrade/conversion for their power ragtop that takes the load off the switch (and/or the 30amp fusebox relay)?

For the first time ever since I've owned my '72 Cutlass, the 30...
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