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Forum: Electrical
Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By joe_padavano

The wiring diagram is in the Fisher Body Manual....

The wiring diagram is in the Fisher Body Manual. Orange is power.



No. The accessory switches are in a row closest to the seats. The map light is in a second row closer to the firewall.
Forum: 442
Today, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,633
Posted By joe_padavano

For a 1974 Olds (and starting with the 1972 model...

For a 1974 Olds (and starting with the 1972 model year), the fifth character of the VIN will tell you what engine it came with from the factory. You don't need the build sheet to prove it is a 455...
Forum: Parts Wanted
Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By joe_padavano

The passenger side mirror was not...

The passenger side mirror was not factory-available in the 1967 model year, but it WAS available as a dealer-installed option. Go figure. Fusick USED to repop these years ago, but stopped for some...
Forum: Electrical
Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By joe_padavano

Figure 12AA-12 in your 1969 Chassis Service...

Figure 12AA-12 in your 1969 Chassis Service Manual. All accessory switches go above the radio.
...
Forum: Electrical
April 17th, 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By joe_padavano

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April 17th, 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By joe_padavano

Or, get the right tool for the job. ...

Or, get the right tool for the job.

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As far as snaking the new cable...
Forum: Transmission
April 17th, 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 423
Posted By joe_padavano

I would start with an even more basic check. If...

I would start with an even more basic check. If the trans has been replaced, is the converter bolted to the flexplate?
Forum: Small Blocks
April 17th, 2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By joe_padavano

The reality is that headers are not a precision...

The reality is that headers are not a precision product as far as fitment is concerned. I've never understood why this is the case, but it sure seems like even within a given manufacturer's...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 17th, 2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By joe_padavano

You might want to re-check the first link you...

You might want to re-check the first link you posted. Both Summit and Hooker show 3901s as fitting all A-body cars with Olds motors IN ADDITION TO the Firebirds with 403 and 350 Olds motors. 3902s...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 17th, 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By joe_padavano

Of course it is. How many of these do you think...

Of course it is. How many of these do you think there are? :D

I actually tried to buy it from him 6-7 years ago and we never closed the deal. Apparently he wanted me to have it when he passed...
Forum: Electrical
April 17th, 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By joe_padavano

https://store.qkits.com/wind-shield-wiper-timer-mo...

https://store.qkits.com/wind-shield-wiper-timer-module-mxa041.html

http://www.rowand.net/shop/tech/delaywipers.htm
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 17th, 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By joe_padavano

Thanks. Unfortunately those are old photos. It no...

Thanks. Unfortunately those are old photos. It no longer looks that nice. Definitely needs paint now. I've located some of the parts and I've updated the first post. Finally got it running but the...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 17th, 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By joe_padavano

The cruise is independent of the ECU, so that...

The cruise is independent of the ECU, so that will work whether you keep CCC or not. The lockup converter can be operated with any number of aftermarket kits. Unless you must keep the CCC for...
April 17th, 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By joe_padavano

^^^THIS. It's a Saginaw steering box. Doesn't...

^^^THIS. It's a Saginaw steering box. Doesn't matter if it's in a Chevy, a Jeep, or a Chrysler. As noted, Saginaw changed from the inverted flare to the o-ring seal in the late 70s. The flare nut...
April 17th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By joe_padavano

Also be aware that the wiring in the connector...

Also be aware that the wiring in the connector that plugs into the gauge cluster needs to be changed slightly from the idiot light configuration.
...
April 17th, 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By joe_padavano

Base equipment was paint. The vinyl top was RPO...

Base equipment was paint. The vinyl top was RPO C08, a $99 option. RPO D99 two tone paint was also an option, where the chrome used for the vinyl top was also used to separate the two colors.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 17th, 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By joe_padavano

WHICH Hooker headers? And the combo valve nearly...

WHICH Hooker headers? And the combo valve nearly always needs to be moved.
Forum: Big Blocks
April 17th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By joe_padavano

Your 350 headers won't work because the big block...

Your 350 headers won't work because the big block Olds has a taller deck than the small block. Get correct headers for a 68-72 Cutlass with a BBO (400 or 455).
April 17th, 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By joe_padavano

Welcome. Be aware that the oil fill tube can be...

Welcome. Be aware that the oil fill tube can be swapped. The VIN derivative stamp on the block will tell you the exact model year of the block. Of course, all the other parts could have been...
Forum: Electrical
April 16th, 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By joe_padavano

You really should start by using a test light to...

You really should start by using a test light to see if you have power on the terminal in the socket for the tail light filament, before you replace anything or chase any wires. And if one filament...
Forum: Electrical
April 16th, 2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By joe_padavano

Start by reading the wiring diagram in your...

Start by reading the wiring diagram in your factory service manual. That will tell you that the 1157 bulbs used in the tail lights have TWO filaments. The tail light circuit is completely separate...
April 16th, 2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By joe_padavano

The ActionLine six was painted gold also, and...

The ActionLine six was painted gold also, and yes, it is just a Chebby motor. The Junkaway transmissions used behind the six had dual bolt patterns on the bellhousing.
April 16th, 2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By joe_padavano

Clearly you need a GMC V6... :D ...

Clearly you need a GMC V6... :D

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April 15th, 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By joe_padavano

I also have not had this issue with any of my...

I also have not had this issue with any of my older vehicles. Does this happen at many different gas stations, or do you frequent one in particular? If the problem is independent of the station,...
April 15th, 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By joe_padavano

1975 models ONLY came with single exhaust, which...

1975 models ONLY came with single exhaust, which is why I wrote that you need to find the 71-74 crossmember if you want to convert to duals.
April 15th, 2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By joe_padavano

Welcome. Dual exhaust was an option on the...

Welcome. Dual exhaust was an option on the 1971-74 cars, so yes you can do that. The biggest issue will be the need to source a 71-74 transmission crossmember that has the double humps for dual...
April 15th, 2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By joe_padavano

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-toolbox/underst...

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-toolbox/understanding-wheel-offset-and-backspacing/30059

The bottom line is that the RWD cars from the 1960s want close to zero OFFSET. That means that the wheel...
April 15th, 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By joe_padavano

Randomly welding metal is a great way to add...

Randomly welding metal is a great way to add weight without significantly increasing stiffness. This is mechanical engineering beam analysis. A box section dramatically increases torsional...
April 14th, 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By joe_padavano

That's the basic idea, but be aware that the...

That's the basic idea, but be aware that the reinforcements used on the convertible frames are not constant cross section. They are formed to clear foot wells, etc.
...
April 14th, 2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By joe_padavano

That's the typical used price on ebay. I paid...

That's the typical used price on ebay. I paid something like $165 for the one I have. The 065 has unfortunately been out of production for decades. And before someone posts about the Offy intakes,...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 14th, 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By joe_padavano

Nova bucket seats use the same frames. So do...

Nova bucket seats use the same frames. So do Camaro/Firebird seats.
April 14th, 2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By joe_padavano

For the 1966-67 model years, there were three...

For the 1966-67 model years, there were three options that required switches there, power top, power antenna, and power back window on the wagons. Any given car could have up to two of the three, so...
Forum: Body work
April 14th, 2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By joe_padavano

Front bumpers are the same on 1980-84 Ninety...

Front bumpers are the same on 1980-84 Ninety Eight, 80-85 Delta 88, and 80-90 Custom Cruiser. Rear bumpers are the same for 1980-85 Delta only.
April 14th, 2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By joe_padavano

^^^THIS! Simply welding flat plates to the...

^^^THIS!

Simply welding flat plates to the sides of an open hardtop frame does little to improve stiffness or strength. It DOES increase torsional stiffness, but nowhere near as much as on a...
April 14th, 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By joe_padavano

The bare intake sells in the $150-$250 range. ...

The bare intake sells in the $150-$250 range. That's a data point. You'll have to figure out what the rest of the setup is worth to you.
April 14th, 2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By joe_padavano

The "tach" on the console is a vacuum gauge. The...

The "tach" on the console is a vacuum gauge. The switch on the dash could be for the convertible top or for a power antenna.
April 13th, 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By joe_padavano

The initial question was about an electric PUMP...

The initial question was about an electric PUMP to run a hydraulically-assisted power steering system. That EPAS system uses an electric motor to assist the steering directly - there are no...
April 13th, 2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By joe_padavano

Keep in mind that the steering effort and the...

Keep in mind that the steering effort and the ratio of the box are somewhat unrelated. Ratio is a function of the installed gear set. Steering effort is a function of the torsion bar installed in the...
Forum: Big Blocks
April 13th, 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By joe_padavano

The correct vacuum hose routing depends on trans,...

The correct vacuum hose routing depends on trans, equipment, and CA or non-CA emissions. The factory Chassis Service Manual shows ALL the routing options. Read it.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
April 12th, 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By joe_padavano

You will notice that NOS badge above includes the...

You will notice that NOS badge above includes the chrome surround that is still in place in your header panel. You have to remove that first, then install the new one.
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