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November 8th, 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 88
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Posted By davebw31

Well things did not work out about getting my 70'...

Well things did not work out about getting my 70' W31 to the show. My motor home and enclosed trailer are not ready or safe to use. My health has slowed me down greatly. I tried!

I will be...
August 26th, 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By davebw31

Clean out the hole of dirt and grease. Use Red...

Clean out the hole of dirt and grease. Use Red Loctite on your new bolt after determining the proper length and you will not have to tighten the bolt as tight. Let dry over a few days. I have used a...
August 21st, 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By davebw31

They kept making parts I think for a year or two.

They kept making parts I think for a year or two.
August 21st, 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By davebw31

take for example a true NOS rear bumper and...

take for example a true NOS rear bumper and compare to a repop using the factory dies and there can be a noticeable difference in the creases and the detail, Why? the dies they use are wore out.
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August 20th, 2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By davebw31

Lost another Olds car guy and arts vendor

Got a call this afternoon that we lost another Olds car guy and a damn good, honest, Parts vender, Ken Reese. He had a heart attack yesterday and he was only 60 years old.

He sold parts shipped...
July 16th, 2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By davebw31

UShip.com. If you use someone on that site make...

UShip.com. If you use someone on that site make sure they have the proper insurance and get proof from shipper. I used UShip several times with no issues. I too preferred single car enclosed...
April 15th, 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By davebw31

Egge Machine is the #1 source for old pistons...

Egge Machine is the #1 source for old pistons both cast and forged especially in the odd sizes.
April 15th, 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By davebw31

I think I head the auctioneer say it was restored...

I think I head the auctioneer say it was restored by Thronton. Not impressed with their restoring to "original". I saw in person a lot and I mean a lot wrong with his cars, proper type of finishes...
March 26th, 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,444
Posted By davebw31

I need someone to pick me up at the Harrisburg,...

I need someone to pick me up at the Harrisburg, PA Airport on Tuesday July 31 @ 4:00 PM at the American Airline pick up area. Then drop me off at the host hotel.

Returning to Harrisburg, PA for...
February 11th, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 91,939
Posted By davebw31

Is that a Mich. lic. plate? If so, than those...

Is that a Mich. lic. plate? If so, than those low numbers are issued to state elected officals.
December 7th, 2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,778
Posted By davebw31

Olds SBO and BBO intakes are junk. Period! Toros...

Olds SBO and BBO intakes are junk. Period! Toros showed less HP than other styles due to it's design. Extrude honing does increase HP by 5-10 by enlarging the runners and equalizing the intake...
December 7th, 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,641
Posted By davebw31

Email sent, Dan

Email sent, Dan
December 7th, 2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By davebw31

Just a brief shout out about Bob Ashton. ...

Just a brief shout out about Bob Ashton. Unfortunately due to health I was not able to attend this years MCACN. Talked to Bob and explained my reason why I could not come. He refunded my...
December 7th, 2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,641
Posted By davebw31

Count me in with my 70' F-85 W31 post coupe. My...

Count me in with my 70' F-85 W31 post coupe. My health is slowly improving and I should be able to travel from Florida to Chi-Town if it continues to improve!
December 2nd, 2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 833
Posted By davebw31

I've gotten out of my car to explain that I have...

I've gotten out of my car to explain that I have a high $$$ restored car, parts are rare and hard to find and why do you have to tailgate?" Then I say "so get the fu*k off my bumper dumb sh*t". I...
November 6th, 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By davebw31

SBO exhaust manifolds have numbers, usually...

SBO exhaust manifolds have numbers, usually single digit.

BBO have letters, usually a single letter.


I say those are for a SBO.

I think it goes all the way to when the 307 Cu. In. engine...
October 27th, 2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,340
Posted By davebw31

There were 70' W30 s whether they were post,...

There were 70' W30 s whether they were post, hrdtp. or convert were built in late August and the first of September. Not many, as when I saw them being built I was surprised. I was down in Assembly...
October 22nd, 2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By davebw31

83hurstguy; All W cars had HD Cooling. Which...

83hurstguy; All W cars had HD Cooling. Which radiator depended on gear ratio. 3:90s had the 4 core (VO1) and 3:42s had the 3 core (VO2). All had the X pump with cast iron impeller. All had a fan...
October 21st, 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By davebw31

CarQuest is a good place to find "X" pumps. I...

CarQuest is a good place to find "X" pumps. I get mine there and I always use the casting number 404748. I haven't bought one in seven years. The 71-72 have an X also so that is why I measure the...
October 21st, 2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By davebw31

pump should be 5.5 (I think casting number is...

pump should be 5.5 (I think casting number is 404748, but not sure) with KA 2 grove pulley. Also, there should be an X in the upper LH corner of the pump (facing the pump). Look at the underside...
October 3rd, 2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By davebw31

OK, I checked my Rochester Engineering Secondary...

OK, I checked my Rochester Engineering Secondary Air Valve Hanger Specifications Chart for Q-jets. I had made a hand written note next to the "E" hanger specs. which was "W31 #1", then next to "G,...
October 2nd, 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,688
Posted By davebw31

the hanger for secondary air valve metering rods...

the hanger for secondary air valve metering rods shows an "N" hanger, which really is very lean above 3,800 rpm. Most real 255 carbs came with "E" hangers. Hmmmmm
September 25th, 2017, 01:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 920
Posted By davebw31

When I finished the "museum quality restoration"...

When I finished the "museum quality restoration" using mostly NOS parts I have not had to fix anything, except changing oil, replacing a bulb, and a battery.

Now this restoration was a 15 year...
September 25th, 2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,483
Posted By davebw31

Was talking to a service rep (do not remember the...

Was talking to a service rep (do not remember the zone office) and told me about a really pissed customer who had bought a Cutlass S w/350 and a three speed. He had some kind of clutch problem and...
September 20th, 2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By davebw31

3M yellow is for door weather striping only and...

3M yellow is for door weather striping only and will dry out in no time from the heat of the engine.

I use 3M HD Spray Adhesive that is "heat resistant". Tape off the air cleaner adapter (other...
September 20th, 2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By davebw31

their lock assembly has two items that are not...

their lock assembly has two items that are not the correct finish. The one most noticeable after installation is the lever with teeth. I saved an original latch that is very nice and looks NOS.
...
September 20th, 2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By davebw31

what joesw31 said!

what joesw31 said!
September 20th, 2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By davebw31

delco headlight switch back then were pretty...

delco headlight switch back then were pretty reliable and we did not have many warranty claims.

Every one a customer or ones that I felt any heat from was the result of loose female connectors at...
September 20th, 2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By davebw31

Those are "over the counter parts tags". ...

Those are "over the counter parts tags". Original production had the two letter code stamped in the side of the arm, right side up when installed, even though chassis were assembled upside down.
September 15th, 2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By davebw31

correct Brandon. all lines were crimped when...

correct Brandon. all lines were crimped when made by harrision/fridgeidare (sic).
September 15th, 2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By davebw31

the outside manufacturer put just a very light...

the outside manufacturer put just a very light coat to keep assembled parts from flashing rushing. my nos hinges were poorly covered and you could clearly see bare metal. I think gray phos. is...
September 15th, 2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By davebw31

they are the special clamps used to reseal the...

they are the special clamps used to reseal the A/C hose to metal piping after cutting to make a repair to the A/C system.
September 15th, 2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 763
Posted By davebw31

Like 442FRED said, natural. They were "washed"...

Like 442FRED said, natural. They were "washed" with an anti-rust inhibitor which did not last to long. Depending on how well they were done the "wash" lasted 6 months to a year. I installed an NOS...
September 12th, 2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By davebw31

As I stated previously I "purchased the kit"...

As I stated previously I "purchased the kit" which consisted of short and long "Oillite" bushings, a bag of screws, and one special drill bit. I have used the bit over a 100 times and it still...
September 12th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By davebw31

I got mine from the Carb Shop about 30 years ago...

I got mine from the Carb Shop about 30 years ago and have done over 100+ base plate throttle bushings. I like the Carb Shop best as it has both the short and long bushings.

When you buy the kit...
August 28th, 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 19,444
Posted By davebw31

went to the OCA Nats in Reno. I think there was...

went to the OCA Nats in Reno. I think there was right around 200 cars in attendance. Calif Olds chapters were not very friendly to say the least! Pretty much stayed in a group and to themselves. ...
August 26th, 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By davebw31

what joe said!

what joe said!
August 21st, 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By davebw31

cannot tell is it iron or alum. case?

cannot tell is it iron or alum. case?
August 9th, 2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 23,709
Posted By davebw31

really nice work on the repair/restore of the...

really nice work on the repair/restore of the fuse box and red inner fender plates
July 16th, 2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,306
Posted By davebw31

My 70' drag race car is a Linden NJ Assembly...

My 70' drag race car is a Linden NJ Assembly Plant built car. I have the build sheet. It is a 3677 Cutlass "S" 2 dr. coupe (post) and was ordered by a school teacher who owned it for ten years and...
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