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April 9th, 2019, 10:38 AM
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Posted By 47 Convertible

1946-1948 convertible door and window regulators

In Vancouver WA area: zip 98674. Cash on pickup. USPS money order if shipped. No other form of payment accepted.

Passenger side convertible door with wing window assembly. 60 Series. Sold as unit,...
March 30th, 2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By 47 Convertible

Nothing like a build quality inspection in the...

Nothing like a build quality inspection in the USA that I'm aware of. There used to be inspections for emissions and safety equipment in a couple of the States where I lived but they were meant for...
March 29th, 2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By 47 Convertible

Joey, Great job on the seat mounts plus repair of...

Joey, Great job on the seat mounts plus repair of the floor. Sort of unfortunate that good work will get covered up by seat, padding and carpet.and not be appreciated the way it should be by anyone...
March 10th, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By 47 Convertible

You are correct, Oldsmobiles of this era are coil...

You are correct, Oldsmobiles of this era are coil spring rear suspension.
The rear suspension can be lowered by using aftermarket coils. I used 3 inch lowering coils on the rear of the convertible...
March 8th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By 47 Convertible

Hi Nick, Glad you found a fix for that starter...

Hi Nick, Glad you found a fix for that starter problem. The only other thing I could have suggested would have been the dual 6V batteries someone else sugge4ed with some kind of isolater to restrict...
March 6th, 2019, 07:05 AM
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Posted By 47 Convertible

Its self evident there is no such thing as too...

Its self evident there is no such thing as too many tools, therefore it follows there cannot be too many tool carts. tool boxes and other types of tool storage.
Jerry
February 27th, 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By 47 Convertible

My Hollanders Interchange manual shows no...

My Hollanders Interchange manual shows no interchange for your starter. Getting it rebuilt per Tedds suggestion is probably your best option if you can find an old fashioned auto electric shop that...
February 13th, 2019, 07:34 AM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Hi and welcome to CO Carl, You've pretty...

Hi and welcome to CO Carl,

You've pretty much got the body sizes correct on the Oldsmobiles. Looks like yours is a finished car and very nicely done looking at the fit of the door and...
February 10th, 2019, 11:35 AM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Sold my 1947 Convertible and going Inactive on CO

Its been a great seven or eight years being a member on Classic Oldsmobile and building and driving the 1947 Convertible. I've enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from CO members particularly in...
January 17th, 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By 47 Convertible

Some Chevrolets of about the same vintage had an...

Some Chevrolets of about the same vintage had an aluminum tag screwed to the floor on the passenger side next to battery box opening. Not sure if other GM cars did the same. Couldn't tell from your...
Forum: Parts Wanted
January 10th, 2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By 47 Convertible

Bob, upholstery, including cloth tops are not in...

Bob, upholstery, including cloth tops are not in any of the car related skill sets I have. I took mine to an upholstery guy who kind of specializes in convertible tops. He made the soft items for the...
Forum: Parts Wanted
January 5th, 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By 47 Convertible

Door window frame maybe found

Bob, I was digging through some of the left overs from my 47 convertible project (see my earlier window reply) and found a door window frame that measures 23" x 28" and appears to be for the left...
Forum: Parts Wanted
December 23rd, 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By 47 Convertible

Bob, get a Hollanders Interchange book that...

Bob, get a Hollanders Interchange book that coveres that year. It has glass interchange. My Hollanders only goes through 1948 but shows that Cadillac 60,61 convertibles interchanged with 48 Olds 98. ...
December 17th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By 47 Convertible

Thanks for sending more photos. That's a big...

Thanks for sending more photos. That's a big project but its going to look great when done.
December 16th, 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By 47 Convertible

59 Looks Great

Looking good. Love the body style and color combo. Send more photos. Everyone likes photos.
Forum: The Clubhouse
December 14th, 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By 47 Convertible

Born with one kidney, never knew I didn't have two.

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About 6 years ago I developed a kidney stone and...
December 10th, 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By 47 Convertible

Strange Places for Vehicle ID tags

Dennis, apparently it wasn't restricted to Oldsmobiles. My previous project was a 1936 Chevrolet Master 2 dr. When I got it II looked in vain for the vehicle's ID tag only to find out that it was...
December 1st, 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By 47 Convertible

re. book you are looking to buy

Dennis, somehow lost your PM on the manual you need. I did look at mine and it is different and not as specific. Buy the one you had put a link to.in the PM
Jerry
November 26th, 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By 47 Convertible

I've run into basically the same problem offering...

I've run into basically the same problem offering 46-48 Olds parts here on CO. Little to no response. I find it difficult to search the Parts for Sale for vintage Olds stuff. If you try to post on...
November 25th, 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By 47 Convertible

Olds Trunk Rod style and length

Nick, trunk support rod on my 68 series convertible is 28 inches open and 16.5 closed. A couple of photos attached....
November 19th, 2018, 09:42 PM
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Views: 601
Posted By 47 Convertible

Congrats on getting your 98 running and driving....

Congrats on getting your 98 running and driving. Nothing like a little success to provide incentive to keep on going.
Jerry
November 12th, 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By 47 Convertible

Engine Weight Estimate

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A rough guess based on estimated weight of very similar Pontiac Straight 8 would be between 700 and 900 lb. including...
November 9th, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By 47 Convertible

Another way to clean 'crud' from lubricated engine areas

I'm old enough to remember pre oil filter days, partial flow filters--both factory and after market and eventually all manufacturers moving to full flow oil filters. In the 1950s I worked after...
November 8th, 2018, 09:23 AM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Previous owner did do a lot of work/modification....

Previous owner did do a lot of work/modification. Had I not found my convertible as a project I would have been looking for that fastback style in a 2 dr. Its a great look. I did not read closely...
November 7th, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By 47 Convertible

:p Good for you. Progress is so satisfying....

:p Good for you. Progress is so satisfying. Don't let the momentum die.
Jerry
November 6th, 2018, 09:58 AM
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Posted By 47 Convertible

Hi Nick and welcome to the Vintage Forum of...

Hi Nick and welcome to the Vintage Forum of Classic Oldsmobile. This thread, 46-48s has a lot of information if you have a little persistence and can dig through the various threads. In addition to...
October 13th, 2018, 02:25 PM
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Posted By 47 Convertible

Dennis, thanks for compliments. Jerry

Dennis, thanks for compliments.
Jerry
October 13th, 2018, 07:42 AM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

No Worries

Dennis, I found one. If you need closer photo I can try that later today. I do remember when the seal was applied that it was started in the middle and cut so that it would follow the angle of the...
October 13th, 2018, 06:23 AM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Hood to Cowl Seal 46-48

Here is a possible work around: My hood tilts forward and at first I tried a reproduction factory seal. (Don't remember where I got it. That was about 5 years ago) The little "nipples" on the bottom...
October 12th, 2018, 02:26 PM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Talking Photos. Post lots of photos of your build

Mark, Post Photos. Everyone loves to see photos.
Jerry
October 10th, 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,066
Posted By 47 Convertible

Dennis, that's a nice rich red. Good pick. Did...

Dennis, that's a nice rich red. Good pick. Did you shoot it yourself? When mine was shot they did the firewall and then the door jambs and anything else inside that needed to be the body color....
October 7th, 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

That's one great looking car Marc. The only...

That's one great looking car Marc. The only problem I see with it is that I didn't get to purchase it. Maybe heresy on an Olds site but I think the styling is superior to the Olds of the same years....
October 7th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,066
Posted By 47 Convertible

Smart Move Painting Firewall First

Smart move to pick color and paint firewall and cowl before bolting to frame, suspension, engine install etc. About impossible to do it right later. The only downside I see is that you sweat bullets...
October 5th, 2018, 11:20 PM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

Everybody Likes Pictures of Oldsmobiles

Post in 46-48 thread if you like. I think a post in a new thread with your photos in Vintage Oldsmobile Forum would get more views and comments. Post yours and ask to see photos of other 1953s. or...
October 5th, 2018, 12:16 PM
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Views: 75,764
Posted By 47 Convertible

48 98 with Options

Glad to see another post to the 46-48 Thread. We need to keep this thread more active. A little bragging is OK. Lets see some nice photos of your 98. Inside, Outside, trunk, engine etc. and feature...
September 29th, 2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By 47 Convertible

And the prize goes to...

Great detective work Nailheadcanuck. I'd never really studied 46 Olds in detail and noticed the difference between 46 and 47/48 in the area that covers the radio speaker. So few significant...
September 26th, 2018, 08:09 AM
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Views: 102,851
Posted By 47 Convertible

Thanks for the explanation. Now I recall the old...

Thanks for the explanation. Now I recall the old Sun Tuning machines in some auto repair shops. I think they used the probe up the tail pipe to get O2 readings. Guys who could tune with those were...
September 25th, 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 102,851
Posted By 47 Convertible

wide band O2 for carb tuning

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I admit I'm from the Jurassic age when it comes to tuning. I can't...
Forum: The Clubhouse
September 10th, 2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 499
Posted By 47 Convertible

BAD Breaker not all that unusual

[QUOTE=Koda;1123773]I did my breaker box eval this Jan the hard way. Lots of stairs.

The breaker might be internally fried. Chances are that is indeed one breaker. One way to tell is pull the...
August 28th, 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 102,851
Posted By 47 Convertible

Looking very nice. Two tone exterior paint scheme...

Looking very nice. Two tone exterior paint scheme is really attractive and accents great lines on the body. Great lighting and composition on your photos.
Jerry
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