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Forum: General Discussion August 9th, 2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Oldsfan
http://www.theexpressnewspaper.com/files/Editions/...

http://www.theexpressnewspaper.com/files/Editions/Pages/09-04-2013/09032013EJAEA02.pdf
Forum: General Discussion July 30th, 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,118
Posted By Oldsfan
This is the best I can do with a map. I've got a...

This is the best I can do with a map. I've got a better one, jpeg, but not on this computer...
Forum: Big Blocks July 30th, 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 559
Posted By Oldsfan
I swapped the 3.42s out of my '62 a number of...

I swapped the 3.42s out of my '62 a number of years ago. I found a carrier laying loose in a wagon at a junkyard and scarfed it up. Turns out it was a posi 2.69. It certainly dropped the cruising rpm...
Forum: General Discussion July 27th, 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,118
Posted By Oldsfan
You many want to check on the AACA Museum before...

You many want to check on the AACA Museum before you trek up there. The museum is located on PA-39 which is currently closed a few miles south of the Museum at the bridge crossing the Swatara Creek....
Forum: Cars For Sale July 18th, 2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Oldsfan
I used to have one of these. It had power windows...

I used to have one of these. It had power windows on all four windows. Olds did power front only windows in the early to mid 50s, but by 1961 I thought they were all powered.
Forum: 442 July 17th, 2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 20,204
Posted By Oldsfan
Oldsmobile also offered trailer towing brochures...

Oldsmobile also offered trailer towing brochures around this time. Automatic Lever Control appears in the '66 trailering brochure, but not in '67 or '68 (that I could see - I wasn't able to view all...
Forum: 442 July 17th, 2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 20,204
Posted By Oldsfan
No. That catalog is a good resource, but it was...

No. That catalog is a good resource, but it was printed in 1983 and includes what was still available up through 1975. There is a LOT of stuff that was discontinued before that 1983 that does NOT...
Forum: 442 July 16th, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Oldsfan
My parts catalog looks like this... ...

My parts catalog looks like this...
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Forum: 442 July 13th, 2018, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Oldsfan
I have a '66 - '67 - '68 parts and accessories...

I have a '66 - '67 - '68 parts and accessories catalog. Guide-Matic accessory packages are listed for all three years. I had a '68 kit when I had my '68 Delta Custom. Yes, it would have mounted on...
Forum: General Discussion June 14th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Oldsfan
Those arent' accessory codes. They would be right...

Those arent' accessory codes. They would be right the ACC. I don't know what the 1 and the 7 are for. Some sort of build code most likely.
Forum: Eighty-Eight May 23rd, 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Oldsfan
You will have to remove the A-pillar garnish...

You will have to remove the A-pillar garnish molding in order to access the hidden screw for the left side dash panel. There are two more screws at the bottom. One is toward the front and screws into...
Forum: General Discussion May 11th, 2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
I've been looking for a solid year. I am going to...

I've been looking for a solid year. I am going to try the 3D printing thing eventually.
Forum: General Discussion May 10th, 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
These are pics of my thumbwheel and housing. The...

These are pics of my thumbwheel and housing. The thumbwheel is actually from the Cadillac pieces that I had. I remember the original wheel being a little bit grayer. The front end of the housing...
Forum: General Discussion May 10th, 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
Here are pics of my broken control head and the...

Here are pics of my broken control head and the old rack and pinion. The piece missing from the pinion gear is correct. That allowed the gear to slip on the pinion and provided a means of adjustment....
Forum: General Discussion May 8th, 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
Here is a scan of the thumbwheel details from the...

Here is a scan of the thumbwheel details from the accessory installation instructions...

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Forum: General Discussion May 8th, 2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
Ah, now I see. See that "wing" with the hole in...

Ah, now I see. See that "wing" with the hole in it on the top left? '61/'62 has another one on the other side.
Forum: General Discussion May 8th, 2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
Here is a '62 Cadillac control head. Once the...

Here is a '62 Cadillac control head. Once the metal bracket is removed, the head is probably the same as the others.

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Forum: General Discussion May 8th, 2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
The control head (#6) looks very close to what my...

The control head (#6) looks very close to what my '62 has.
Forum: General Discussion May 8th, 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
A brief history on the Cruise Control control...

A brief history on the Cruise Control control head:

'61/'62 was part number 380501
'63 was part number 381345
'64/'65 all, '66 except F-85, and '67/'68 Toronado was part number 385183.

'67/68...
Forum: General Discussion May 7th, 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By Oldsfan
Olds used the mechanical system in full size cars...

Olds used the mechanical system in full size cars and Toronados until 1968. They went vacuum for 1969. I think the black plastic casing that holds the rack/pinion is the same in the Toro as it was in...
Forum: General Discussion May 7th, 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Oldsfan
Of the 50 built for 1940, two are known to exist....

Of the 50 built for 1940, two are known to exist. Body #1 was restored by Don Spieldenner many years ago and is currently owned by Mike Fusick. For many years it was thought to be the only survivor....
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles April 18th, 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Oldsfan
The '48 sales brochure shows a yellow convertible...

The '48 sales brochure shows a yellow convertible with green interior. The upper part of the dash and the door and quarter trim are body color. The lower part of the dash a steering column are the...
Forum: General Discussion April 11th, 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Oldsfan
I'd be interested in knowing more about this...

I'd be interested in knowing more about this process, and the cost.
Forum: Transmission April 11th, 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Oldsfan
All '61 Oldsmobiles had the Roto.

All '61 Oldsmobiles had the Roto.
Forum: General Discussion March 7th, 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Oldsfan
It was not. That car has been modified. If I...

It was not. That car has been modified. If I recall correctly, the seats are trimmed as a '62 Starfire, not a '61...
Forum: General Discussion March 3rd, 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By Oldsfan
Not so fast... Mid-way through '50...

Not so fast...

Mid-way through '50 production, 88s eliminated the split windshield and went to one piece glass.

The car above is a later '50 88.
Forum: General Discussion February 23rd, 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 14,118
Posted By Oldsfan
I'm curious who gave this official word. I find...

I'm curious who gave this official word. I find it hard to believe that sales tax does not need to be collected. You can't register for Hershey or Carlisle or other auto swap meets without having a...
Forum: Ninety-Eight February 22nd, 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By Oldsfan
That looks like Jim Ferguson's old car... ...

That looks like Jim Ferguson's old car...

The Star-Lite foam headliner actually first appeared in 1958 in the 98. It was a thin plain sponge rubber foam material. It was color coordinated to the...
Forum: General Discussion January 5th, 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Oldsfan
The parts catalog calls it a panel. Seat bottom...

The parts catalog calls it a panel. Seat bottom side and seat back outer side. Looks like they were used from '79 to '85.
Forum: General Questions December 29th, 2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 392
Posted By Oldsfan
Just another thought to throw into the mix -...

Just another thought to throw into the mix - holiday shut-down time.

As a 30 year employee in GM dealerships, I can remember a time when Mother GM all but shut down over the time period between...
Forum: Wheels and Tires December 12th, 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Oldsfan
'62 Olds wheel covers were offered in certain...

'62 Olds wheel covers were offered in certain factory exterior paint colors. They were available in Provincial White, Sheffield Mist, Wedgewood Mist, Willow Mist, Garnet Mist and Sahara Mist. Very...
Forum: The Newbie Forum November 27th, 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Oldsfan
Would a convertible have a Sandalwood cloth...

Would a convertible have a Sandalwood cloth interior?
Forum: General Discussion November 15th, 2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Oldsfan
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1024x825/80-72delta_5737a9d5d9445bbe818e1114e2770125c11b5f3a.jpg
Forum: General Discussion November 15th, 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Oldsfan
Yes, the green sample above is called Eden. It...

Yes, the green sample above is called Eden. It was used in the '71 Delta 88.

I am confused by your photo from the '72 Detroit Book showing samples 269, 2610 and 2611 as Cutlass only. My '72 dealer...
Forum: General Questions November 14th, 2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Oldsfan
That is the order number for the car order. Years...

That is the order number for the car order. Years ago order forms were pre-numbered. When I was involved with the ordering of cars 30 years, we made up our own order numbers. Once the order was...
Forum: General Discussion November 14th, 2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Oldsfan
I think your darker blue samples that all match...

I think your darker blue samples that all match each other might be the Oakwood cloth that they used in the '72 Delta 88...

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Forum: General Discussion November 14th, 2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Oldsfan
Your very first picture at the top of this thread...

Your very first picture at the top of this thread shows the correct-for-1970 Oscoda and Fame cloth samples. If I am understanding correctly, you like the pattern, but feel the color is too light.
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Forum: General Discussion November 13th, 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Oldsfan
Oscoda and Fame cloths were used on the Cutlass...

Oscoda and Fame cloths were used on the Cutlass Supreme sedan (in black, blue and gold) and the Vista Cruiser (in gold only). All the same patterns, just different colors.

The Cutlass Supreme...
Forum: Parts Wanted November 9th, 2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Oldsfan
'62 dash pads had a big hole in the top for the...

'62 dash pads had a big hole in the top for the radio speaker...
Forum: Interior/Upholstery November 6th, 2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Oldsfan
I do. Hopefully I'll remember to look it up when...

I do. Hopefully I'll remember to look it up when I get home...
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