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June 17th, 2019, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Natedawg

Blazer brakes on GM 10bolt w/ bolt-in axle diffs

I have a couple questions regarding making this happen. I noticed in this great thread (https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/major-builds-projects-72/72-cutlass-supreme-442-convertible-57404/page2/)...
Forum: Body work
June 16th, 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By Natedawg

Sounds like epoxies are the way to go. To...

Sounds like epoxies are the way to go. To clarify, is this stuff applied via a rattle can or does this need a spray gun?
Forum: Body work
June 11th, 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By Natedawg

Recommended finish for metal parts

Over the course of my project I forsee needing to fab several various metal parts that will need protection from the elements and refinish existing parts. Many of the parts on the frame and...
June 10th, 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Natedawg

I'm doing my homework for the power brakes,...

I'm doing my homework for the power brakes, that's for sure. I think I'm going to break down and start from the ground up. I should just run all new brake lines but I would like to box the frame...
June 9th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for the suggestions all. I did start the...

Thanks for the suggestions all. I did start the bleeding process in the right order but never made it to the front. Since I was seeing so many bubbles I thought I should stop and hunt down the...
June 8th, 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,863
Posted By Natedawg

Always bubbles when bleeding brakes

I'm bleeding the brakes on my 71 cutlass with manual drum brakes all around. When I bought the car, it hadn't been driven in 2 years. I'm going through the brakes now and the shoes and drums look...
June 3rd, 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,017
Posted By Natedawg

So, my ignorance keeps coming out. To clarify,...

So, my ignorance keeps coming out. To clarify, 12 bolt and 10 bolt axles are not interchangeable. Correct me if I'm wrong, but no 12 bolt diffs came with bolt in axles, they all use c clips. So...
June 3rd, 2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,017
Posted By Natedawg

Oddball, any reason what would tip you off to c...

Oddball, any reason what would tip you off to c clip axles? I came across this axle by searching for my specific vehicle on rockauto. I also notice that the spline count is listed as 30 in one place...
June 2nd, 2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,017
Posted By Natedawg

Rockauto axles for my 71 Cutlass

I'm looking at upgrading my 8.5" 10 bolt in my 1971 cutlass to a posi unit, 30 spline axles, and 3.42 gears. I had monzaz give me a quote for parts(thanks again Jim) and axles are spendy! I found...
April 26th, 2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Natedawg

You guys are awesome. You're right of course,...

You guys are awesome. You're right of course, I'm half off. That puts me at 2.73 gears thanks!
April 21st, 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Natedawg

1.37:1 rear gear ratio???

I have to be doing my math wrong. I rotated the driveshaft while I had my wife count the tire rotations. At 4 driveshaft rotations, my wife tells me that the tire rotated almost three times...
April 14th, 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Natedawg

Good stuff guys, thanks again. I definitely...

Good stuff guys, thanks again. I definitely don't want to go the roll cage route so this sheds some perspective on how far to take the torque. Actually Joe, if there's one thing I've learned over...
April 13th, 2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for the input so far. I should have...

Thanks for the input so far. I should have clarified that I was going to fab my own parts. My work can cut me the 10ga in any shape I want on the laser and press brake it for me if needed for free. I...
April 13th, 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Natedawg

DIY frame boxing. How much do I need?

I will be pulling the body off my 71 cutlass and cleaning up the frame. While I am at it, I was going to box the frame as the car may see 800ftlbs someday and some strip use for fun. So how much...
April 8th, 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Natedawg

chevelle axle shafts in my cutlass 10 bolt?

Wow, I attempted to do research on the different gm diffs out there and there are a ton of variables. I am hoping that someone can help me shed some light on compatibility. My 71 cutlass has the...
March 7th, 2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Natedawg

The stance of a car is very much a personal...

The stance of a car is very much a personal preference, but there might be things you didn't consider after making expensive purchases on rims, tires, suspension components, etc when you find that it...
March 6th, 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for looking Joe! I looked up that Dodge...

Thanks for looking Joe! I looked up that Dodge intrepid rack and it has a a couple potential hang ups. If I have researched correctly, it looks to still use a hydraulic pump, but an electric one. ...
March 6th, 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Natedawg

Gotcha, a "tie bar". I will be installing this...

Gotcha, a "tie bar". I will be installing this in a front steer setup so it looks like the N bodies won't be good candidates unfortunately. Below is the Flaming River cradle kit to show the cradle...
March 6th, 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Natedawg

Hi Olds64, I apologize for not mentioning the...

Hi Olds64, I apologize for not mentioning the obvious! I recently picked up a 1971 Cutlass fastback. The car currently has power steering. My plan is a manual rack and pinion operated by an electric...
March 5th, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Natedawg

You're the man Charlie, thanks!

You're the man Charlie, thanks!
March 5th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Natedawg

Manual rack and pinion donor cars

Purely for fun, I wanted to try for an electric power steering setup on my cutlass. I ran across the aftermarket electric power steering columns and thought that was a great idea. So to accomplish...
March 2nd, 2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for all the info Joe, after a little...

Thanks for all the info Joe, after a little searching around this site I've discovered the other catalogs that you mentioned. It's nice to at least have this physical copy close by as I've been...
March 1st, 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Natedawg

Cool Illustration and Parts Catalog Find

My father-in-law for the past few years has been doing the American Pickers thing, finding old closed down dealerships, collectors selling their stash in bulk, etc., buying it all up and reselling...
January 9th, 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Natedawg

Wow, am I late on replying or what? Over the...

Wow, am I late on replying or what? Over the last couple months I have dealt with catastrophic failures on my daily drivers, what fantastic timing! Transmission finally fails on the xterra and the...
Forum: Big Blocks
December 31st, 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Natedawg

Here are some pics of the top side of the...

Here are some pics of the top side of the pistons. If there are any markings, they are covered by carbon deposits. Bernard, do you have any insight as to what is the tipoff that these are cast...
Forum: Big Blocks
December 28th, 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for the initial thoughts all. I'll try...

Thanks for the initial thoughts all. I'll try and pull the plugs tonight for the piston tops and hopefully get a shot of the crank as well. The rods definitely look cast to me. I'm expecting to...
Forum: Big Blocks
December 26th, 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Natedawg

Identifying forged internals from the oil drain hole

I'm just now starting to look at a project car I picked up last month and am trying to identify the internals of the engine. The car has been sitting for two years so I am draining all the fluids and...
November 27th, 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for the replies everyone. I didn't move...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I didn't move fast enough and lost the opportunity for the camaro. I'm sure there will be other opportunities that will come up. Good info on the rear end, thx. ...
November 26th, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Natedawg

Sorry double post... Can a moderator please...

Sorry double post... Can a moderator please delete this thread? thx.
November 26th, 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Natedawg

Robbing 93 camaro for parts

There is a 93 z28 camaro in my area that is for sale. I was toying with the idea of purchasing it to pull the t56 trans out for my 71 cutlass then parting out the rest of it. Currently I have an...
November 26th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Natedawg

Robbing 93 camaro for parts

There is a 93 z28 camaro in my area that is for sale. I was toying with the idea of purchasing it to pull the t56 trans out for my 71 cutlass then parting out the rest of it. Currently I have an...
November 25th, 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Natedawg

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I'm sure I will...

Thanks for the welcome everyone! I'm sure I will have plenty of questions, I'm going to rest this evening after the holiday before starting to formulate a plan. John, thats great your here in Oregon...
November 25th, 2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Natedawg

I'll be picking the car up tomorrow but I've got...

I'll be picking the car up tomorrow but I've got a few pics so far. What do you think, 20min, a wire brush and some spray paint and this thing will be as good as new?...
November 24th, 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Natedawg

New to Olds

Hey All,
Totally new to oldsmobiles. I was in the market for a project car and came across a 71 Cutlass S in need of some serious tlc. I love the style of these cars. Not in running condition yet...
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