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Forum: Cars For Sale
June 17th, 2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

Probably newer cars, something late model for...

Probably newer cars, something late model for now. Either that or maybe I'll start working on that novel I wanted to write. For now I do have stacks burning a hole in m,y pocket
Forum: Cars For Sale
June 16th, 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

Sold - Off to a new home I'll regret it someday...

Sold - Off to a new home
I'll regret it someday but I need a break from the old car hobby
June 13th, 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By droptopron

That sucks. My friend goes to a number of Buick...

That sucks. My friend goes to a number of Buick nat'l events and the host hotel provides security for the parking lots
June 13th, 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By droptopron

I wouldn't say "only" Olds but there are a few...

I wouldn't say "only" Olds but there are a few Olds specialists if you are looking for a correct restoration.

http://thorntonmusclecars.com/

http://www.mission442.com/
...
June 9th, 2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 103,025
Posted By droptopron

Got an epic pic of my car @ sunset ...

Got an epic pic of my car @ sunset
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/960x1280/image1_c0c323b65897c03cd9da43e0d42231315a63840b.jpeg
Forum: Transmission
June 7th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By droptopron

On my 70 I had to cut the tab off the gas pedal...

On my 70 I had to cut the tab off the gas pedal that the Turbo 350 kickdown cable connected to. It interfered with the switch. On my car the wiring was already part of the harness. I just hooked...
June 6th, 2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By droptopron

Congrats. Looks like a very nice starting point....

Congrats. Looks like a very nice starting point. Enjoy.
Forum: Electrical
June 6th, 2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By droptopron

One other tidbit on this - if you do need a...

One other tidbit on this - if you do need a starter, don't go to a chain auto parts store & get one over the counter, They are so hit or miss. Find a reputable local rebuilder and buy from them or...
Forum: Electrical
June 4th, 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By droptopron

On my 455 w dual exhaust I had to drop the head...

On my 455 w dual exhaust I had to drop the head pipe
May 30th, 2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By droptopron

x2 - build it as you wish

x2 - build it as you wish
May 28th, 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By droptopron

Can you hold it with a vice grip?

Can you hold it with a vice grip?
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 28th, 2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

Adding some more pics since the the Flickr pics...

Adding some more pics since the the Flickr pics aren't showing up

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Forum: Cars For Sale
May 23rd, 2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

IDK what is going on. Maybe an issue w Flickr? ...

IDK what is going on. Maybe an issue w Flickr?
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Forum: The Clubhouse
May 22nd, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By droptopron

I went down for a little bit, then it rained,...

I went down for a little bit, then it rained, then I had to leave because I had Yankee tkts

I was already - documentation binder, tooth foam...
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 22nd, 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

It was redone back in the mid 2000's before it...

It was redone back in the mid 2000's before it was brought to NY and has been garaged ever since. Its in great shape.
Going by photos I have, it looks like the car was repainted in the mid '70's...
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 21st, 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,552
Posted By droptopron

Same. Not a bad guy just overly opinionated. ...

Same. Not a bad guy just overly opinionated.

Re the knowledge over there, on the performance build side, there were some guys that knew a lot but the site as a whole definitely was left to die...
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 20th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

LOL If I hit the numbers I'll keep it &...

LOL

If I hit the numbers I'll keep it & build out my collection
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 20th, 2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/33680341648_7d9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/33680341648_7d967533e8_n.jpg
Untitled by Ronald Higgins, on Flickr

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Untitled by Ronald Higgins,...
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 20th, 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,644
Posted By droptopron

1970 442 matching numbers - testing the waters

1970 442 - testing the waters - Car is located on Long Island

Very nice car. All matching numbers, Auto on column. PS/PDB/AC. Motor and transmission have been rebuilt. Receipts available. All...
May 17th, 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By droptopron

No, the issue was it was too short. A 235/60-14...

No, the issue was it was too short. A 235/60-14 is 25" tall as compared to 26.5" for a 225/70. The stock G70-14 is 26.8". Almost 2" is too much to go down IMO
May 17th, 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By droptopron

With the rounded edges of a radial it doesn't...

With the rounded edges of a radial it doesn't look nearly as meaty. I had 235/60-14 on a 70 convertible and it didn't fill up the wheel well
May 16th, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By droptopron

What color is it?

What color is it?
May 13th, 2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,649
Posted By droptopron

Thumbs down Hurtful :( Just kidding. Different strokes...

Hurtful :(

Just kidding. Different strokes for different folks. I was never a vinyl top guy but mine has grown on me over time. I thought about taking it off when it was painted but its in...
May 13th, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By droptopron

Also begs the question, if they are notched for...

Also begs the question, if they are notched for clearance, how come they fit so easily when they are backwards?
May 10th, 2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,649
Posted By droptopron

LOL that was me. I wasn't really asking for...

LOL that was me. I wasn't really asking for opinions but plenty of people gave them. The 17's are going back on. I love the SS1's but it drives so much better with the modern rubber and I want to...
May 9th, 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 103,025
Posted By droptopron

I believe the original application of your carb...

I believe the original application of your carb is a 1970 350 non-W31, but the original application really doesn't matter. It can be built & tuned to how you will be using it
May 9th, 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 24,649
Posted By droptopron

Looks great. What did your body man do with the...

Looks great. What did your body man do with the stripes? Mine did the hood stripes before the car was cleared but the side & the trunk a few months later when after he rubbed the car out.
May 9th, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By droptopron

Single biggest thing to change the character of a...

Single biggest thing to change the character of a car in a hour or less
May 8th, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By droptopron

For a street driven car I'd say go with a 180...

For a street driven car I'd say go with a 180 degree & you'll be fine

Tangentially related - these Mr gasket balanced thermostats used to be a popular item. Thought being that at the set temp...
May 7th, 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By droptopron

This is a 70 so its not apples to apples, but I...

This is a 70 so its not apples to apples, but I went with staggered 17's. Kind of a middle ground between Musclecar & Pro Touring. 17x7 & 17x8 with 225/55 & 245/50.
I'd also add that with the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 7th, 2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By droptopron

I've been on a few cruises with Norwegian & a ...

I've been on a few cruises with Norwegian & a Disney cruise ages ago. Had a good time. Relax & enjoy.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 7th, 2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By droptopron

Mine was quite a bit more than that, but that's...

Mine was quite a bit more than that, but that's NY pricing. It would have been $495 with a standard 4 core replacement. I went high efficiency, which was $570. A three core would have been less
May 7th, 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By droptopron

I used a Hayden standard duty thermal on my 442...

I used a Hayden standard duty thermal on my 442 and it worked well. Amazon had a good price on it.

This link gives some good info
...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 7th, 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By droptopron

My $.02 on this. I'm fortunate to have an Old...

My $.02 on this. I'm fortunate to have an Old School radiator shop pretty close to me. Cap a Radiator in Farmingdale, NY. Over the winter I pulled my existing radiator (that was a stock style...
May 6th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By droptopron

Not surprising at all, but the Big3 Auto Parts...

Not surprising at all, but the Big3 Auto Parts retailers are among the companies most exposed to Chinese tarriffs
...
May 4th, 2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,968
Views: 103,025
Posted By droptopron

Did an oil change in between rain drops This...

Did an oil change in between rain drops This weather sucks :mad:
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 2nd, 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By droptopron

Send a PM to 442Crzy on here

Send a PM to 442Crzy on here
May 2nd, 2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By droptopron

Will do Thanks

Will do Thanks
May 1st, 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By droptopron

Thanks. A lot of people are saying Power Master....

Thanks. A lot of people are saying Power Master. I was looking at that one.
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 1st, 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,104
Posted By droptopron

Olds Dustoff is coming up. Do you plan on...

Olds Dustoff is coming up. Do you plan on bringing it there?
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