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November 13th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By Oldsfan

Not by the serial numbers. The red/white car is a...

Not by the serial numbers. The red/white car is a Golden Rocket 88, unless there was a typo in the serial number. And it sold for more than the other one - broken horn ring and all...
November 3rd, 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Oldsfan

Your warranty document has more information than...

Your warranty document has more information than the Protect-O-Plate did in '72. All the POP had in '72 was the VIN, delivery date and original selling dealer code. May have also had the original...
October 29th, 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By Oldsfan

I have seen folks use a corduroy-looking vinyl...

I have seen folks use a corduroy-looking vinyl material with great success. The vinyl can be purchased from SMS.

As far as SMS goes, I ordered seat covers for my Starfire from them in February and...
October 2nd, 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Oldsfan

I think I beg to differ with that. I was not...

I think I beg to differ with that. I was not aware of Oldsmobile using positive ground systems. I had a '52 98 and I'm pretty sure it was negative ground. I know my '51 Chevy is. I recall Packards...
Forum: Toronado
September 10th, 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Oldsfan

Paint code K was for Ocean Mist - a light...

Paint code K was for Ocean Mist - a light turquoise (or aqua) metallic, as evidenced by your pic of the vin tag.
Forum: Transmission
September 5th, 2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Oldsfan

The "Roto Hydra-Matic Diagnosis Guide" says the...

The "Roto Hydra-Matic Diagnosis Guide" says the following, which I will leave for you to contemplate...

"A slipping condition in 2nd and 3rd only can be assumed to be related to the front clutch...
Forum: Transmission
September 5th, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Oldsfan

Steve's tool will allow you to check the position...

Steve's tool will allow you to check the position of the linkage arm on the transmission. That is the first check that needs to be made, and all other settings are based on that. It will also allow...
Forum: Transmission
September 5th, 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Oldsfan

There is no such thing as a 4 speed Slim Jim.

There is no such thing as a 4 speed Slim Jim.
Forum: Transmission
September 3rd, 2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Oldsfan

Slim Jims are VERY sensitive to fluid level and...

Slim Jims are VERY sensitive to fluid level and linkage adjustment. Make sure the fluid is not low. A pint will make a difference. Get a set of adjustment gauges from Steve Westlake in Canada and a...
August 27th, 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By Oldsfan

I'd say the carpets are not original. They match...

I'd say the carpets are not original. They match front and back and Olds didn't have full carpet in the front compartment until the early 50s - even in 98s. The rear carpet should match what is on...
August 27th, 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By Oldsfan

I did not see this addressed anywhere else, and...

I did not see this addressed anywhere else, and if it was please accept my apologies in advance. 1970 was the last year Oldsmobile used the Holiday name for its hardtop models. Starting with the '71s...
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 20th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By Oldsfan

The first binder with the padded embossed cover...

The first binder with the padded embossed cover is the "pretty" one. It has the exterior color samples, interior color swatches, stripe colors and vinyl and convertible top colors. It'll tell you...
August 9th, 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Oldsfan

http://www.theexpressnewspaper.com/files/Editions/...

http://www.theexpressnewspaper.com/files/Editions/Pages/09-04-2013/09032013EJAEA02.pdf
July 30th, 2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,615
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
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...
July 27th, 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,615
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,087
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,087
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,087
Posted By Oldsfan

My parts catalog looks like this... ...

My parts catalog looks like this...
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Forum: 442
July 13th, 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,087
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...
June 14th, 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
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...
May 11th, 2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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.
May 10th, 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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...
May 10th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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....
May 8th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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...

...
May 8th, 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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.
May 8th, 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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.

...
May 8th, 2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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.
May 8th, 2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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...
May 7th, 2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
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...
May 7th, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
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....
April 18th, 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
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...
April 11th, 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Oldsfan

All '61 Oldsmobiles had the Roto.

All '61 Oldsmobiles had the Roto.
March 7th, 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
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...
March 3rd, 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
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.
February 23rd, 2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,615
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
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...
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