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Forum: 442
June 3rd, 2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By vette442

Those are WAY too dark for 1972 Blue. If you want...

Those are WAY too dark for 1972 Blue. If you want the correct color and buttons and recessed area between the horizontal panels instead of two rows of stitching that fake it (I have 20-year old black...
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 15th, 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By vette442

Loved Tim Conway's comedy. He was still filming...

Loved Tim Conway's comedy. He was still filming Carol Burnett Show ads for MeTV until recently. That elephant story sketch is the best, along with the 'old man' sketches. The show would film twice,...
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 11th, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By vette442

I used a set from Fusick on one of my V Codes in...

I used a set from Fusick on one of my V Codes in 2015. I thought they were every bit as nice as my OEM pieces and I'm picky.

Terry
Forum: Transmission
May 9th, 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By vette442

Rocketbrian is correct. L-33 and L-31 cars had...

Rocketbrian is correct. L-33 and L-31 cars had the OD code, W-32 got the OG (same drivetrain as the non-W-30 442).

Terry
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 7th, 2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By vette442

It isn't the only one out there, but there aren't...

It isn't the only one out there, but there aren't very many Supremes out there - most '73 V Codes are 'S' fastbacks. It's a really cool car and I like the color too.

There's a beautiful black '73...
April 30th, 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By vette442

They probably didn't intend for these wheels to...

They probably didn't intend for these wheels to have a 50+ year lifespan so the sticky reaction over time wasn't even a consideration. Once I wipe my sport steering wheels with full strength Simple...
Forum: Paint
April 23rd, 2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By vette442

This is a 1970 with a factory painted top that I...

This is a 1970 with a factory painted top that I wish I had purchased locally in PA about 15 years ago. It came from Canada before that if anyone recognizes it.
...
April 21st, 2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By vette442

Dupont paint code for Rallye Red (code 73). My SX...

Dupont paint code for Rallye Red (code 73). My SX shows the WA code on the cowl trim tag and build sheet as well.

Terry
April 17th, 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By vette442

SOLD. Thanks Ray!

SOLD. Thanks Ray!
Forum: Cutlass
April 15th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By vette442

Wow!!!!! Fantastic information that I never knew...

Wow!!!!! Fantastic information that I never knew in my 30 years of Olds fandom and ownership. Thank you!

Terry
April 4th, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By vette442

If you like puffy, undefined grain in the...

If you like puffy, undefined grain in the material, stitching that simulates originally recessed areas, and bloated door panels that wrinkle like trash bags - even on the woodgrain - go with PUI. ...
March 31st, 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By vette442

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https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1320x2000/0935fa1d_aab9_446e_9d56_e2d9b62c972e_2f0f97c1bfcd53cc42de01d79fc7118dd1ffeff3.jpeg...
March 31st, 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By vette442

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

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March 31st, 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By vette442

Scratch n Dent 1972 442 N.O.S. grilles in orig. boxes

I bought these N.O.S. 1972 442 grilles a couple weeks ago and they had more small blemishes than I was expecting for what I initially paid for them. Im going to just refinish the very decent...
Forum: 442
March 30th, 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By vette442

Correct - the steering columns are always black...

Correct - the steering columns are always black in pearl interior cars like my '70 SX convertible, so that problem sorts itself out. ; )
Forum: 442
March 30th, 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By vette442

70 and 71 had color-coordinated hubs and caps. In...

70 and 71 had color-coordinated hubs and caps. In 1972 the hubs were steering column color, but the caps were all black.

Terry
Forum: Paint
March 27th, 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By vette442

Agree with Kenneth on that color choice. I've...

Agree with Kenneth on that color choice. I've done a few sets myself over the years.

Terry
Forum: Cars For Sale
March 19th, 2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By vette442

Sounds nice and I may have seen it at Alliance,...

Sounds nice and I may have seen it at Alliance, if it's been shown there.

Correct 455 or original 455? Is it the L-31 365hp 455 (OD trans) or W-32 365hp 455 (OG trans)? That makes a big...
Forum: Parts Wanted
March 18th, 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By vette442

I bought a single LH 1970 inner fender well from...

I bought a single LH 1970 inner fender well from Nick last month on my way through NJ. The two I had to choose from were very nice overall, just faded a bit. They passed my OCD test.

Terry
March 13th, 2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By vette442

Looks like it was on display there in 2007: ...

Looks like it was on display there in 2007:

https://goo.gl/images/6htSNb

Per IMCDB (movie car database site), they used five cars in The Hitcher. Three were Cutlass S models, one "star" car was...
Forum: Electrical
March 7th, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By vette442

They were unpainted raw steel. That's why many of...

They were unpainted raw steel. That's why many of them have aged poorly.
Terry
March 7th, 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By vette442

Anyone near Chino, CA? 1972 knowledge a big plus.

Hi all -
Is anyone on here located near Chino, CA? I'm considering a '72 Supreme located there and I am supposed to look at it at the end of May when I'm in San Diego for work. I'd sure like to get...
March 4th, 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By vette442

Sorry that I just saw this now, as I revisited my...

Sorry that I just saw this now, as I revisited my old post. It was actually done by Gary's in Carlisle, PA. Not sure what I was thinking when I was posting last year....
Terry
Forum: Eighty-Eight
March 4th, 2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By vette442

This one was restored by Gary's in Carlisle, PA....

This one was restored by Gary's in Carlisle, PA. Still for sale if anyone can use it...

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/parts-sale/121835-1985-other-restored-maple-steering-wheel.html

Terry
February 24th, 2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By vette442

Mike, your cap went out via USPS Priority...

Mike, your cap went out via USPS Priority yesterday.
Terry
February 20th, 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By vette442

This tag is from a Fremont-built '72 Supreme. A51...

This tag is from a Fremont-built '72 Supreme. A51 indicates buckets, A52 (not always on the tag) indicates bench. The 970 indicates black vinyl. Where are you seeing the 515 and 119 on the tags...
February 19th, 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By vette442

How perfect of a replacement do you need relative...

How perfect of a replacement do you need relative to the three survivors on your car? I just pulled out a pair earlier today that are very decent with a couple pits here and there. If interested, I...
February 14th, 2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By vette442

I was going to compare the pics you sent (thank...

I was going to compare the pics you sent (thank you) to my current air cleaner unit this weekend when I get to my garage. I'd be interested in comparing this nicer one to it as well. It may well be...
February 13th, 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By vette442

Looks even better than I remember, Tim. I forgot...

Looks even better than I remember, Tim. I forgot you had the OAI hood on it. (Still would love to see a pic of the brown SX...)

Terry
February 13th, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By vette442

Fusick and Thornton also have it in the right...

Fusick and Thornton also have it in the right shade - lots of $$ W-31 restorations have used their paints.

In 27+ years, I've never found an aftermarket paint that captures the smooth yellow-ish...
February 13th, 2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By vette442

I appreciate that Brian. I'm trying to get the...

I appreciate that Brian. I'm trying to get the nicest one I can find to have on hand. Thanks.
Terry
February 12th, 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By vette442

Hi Brian - If there are no pinholes or other...

Hi Brian - If there are no pinholes or other nonsense, I think I need to buy this to have it in stock for someday. Is the choke hot air tube mount area okay and not rusty or thin? (I have an...
Forum: Cutlass
February 12th, 2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By vette442

Wow, that picture angle was almost directly up...

Wow, that picture angle was almost directly up and down so it looked like that whole extension piece and ring were removed. I appreciate the input

Has anyone else done a repair on one of these?
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February 12th, 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By vette442

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

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Terry
Forum: Cutlass
February 11th, 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By vette442

Thats super helpful Patton! Thank you. Im...

Thats super helpful Patton! Thank you. Im looking at grabbing yet another one of these units but your pic lets me know what needs to be done to fix this one. What did you do to remove the extension...
Forum: Cutlass
February 11th, 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By vette442

70-72 air cleaner heat tube extension repair

Hi guys - I picked up another 71-72 dual snorkel air cleaner for my eventual next V Code (its inevitable that Ill have #5 at some point). This NH-Code unit is in nice shape overall ...
Forum: Body work
February 11th, 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By vette442

Having seen Patton's work and exceptional caliber...

Having seen Patton's work and exceptional caliber of the 68-72 cars he's worked on, I put a lot of stock in his opinion...

Terry
Forum: Body work
February 11th, 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By vette442

That conversion will be a huge PITA and when you...

That conversion will be a huge PITA and when you go to sell it (and you eventually will), it will get bashed as a hodge-podge and scare off potential buyers and you'll lose a lot of $$. There have...
Forum: The Clubhouse
February 11th, 2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By vette442

Cool video. Quite a few of us from this site were...

Cool video. Quite a few of us from this site were there at MCACN in person with their cars and/or judging Oldsmobiles. 2018 was killer for our marque there. MCACN is way more than a "Corvette show" -...
Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By vette442

Funny! Still V Code-focused for now and I may be...

Funny! Still V Code-focused for now and I may be sending my SX out for body and paint soon. My lovely Viking Blue 72 Supreme may be endangered, as much as I hate that thought.

Terry
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