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July 15th, 2019, 02:18 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Thanks! ....and appreciate you moving it to Major...

Thanks! ....and appreciate you moving it to Major Builds. Makes much more sense here. The infamous motor rebuild that turned into a full restoration :)

-Joe
July 15th, 2019, 12:41 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Had a long talk with my son about all this today....

Had a long talk with my son about all this today. Lucky for him his Bday is coming up on 7/25 where he will be 25 :)

He said he has always loved the Dual Gate shifter and coincidentally OPGI...
July 13th, 2019, 06:04 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

While I have this 5000 RPM governor in for a few...

While I have this 5000 RPM governor in for a few weeks, I'm going to do some testing with manual shifting. I've done it before obviously but I've always found there's a delay before it shifts and...
July 13th, 2019, 01:53 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Got the Cutlass all cleaned up this morning -...

Got the Cutlass all cleaned up this morning - here are some pics:

https://i.imgur.com/Tg7loGP.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/F96obta.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ryLYpzw.jpg

Just got back from about an...
July 12th, 2019, 06:40 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Hoping if I send back the 6500 and the 5200 they...

Hoping if I send back the 6500 and the 5200 they can try to get the 5200 closer but not go too far like they did with the 6500. We'll see. Also I have the Bowties TV Cable to adjust how hard the...
July 11th, 2019, 08:36 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Thanks! Slowly getting all the little things...

Thanks! Slowly getting all the little things fixed and dialed in. Hoping to have some good driving time and testing this weekend.

-Joe
July 11th, 2019, 04:55 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Some new updates: 1. One of the exhaust...

Some new updates:

1. One of the exhaust trumpets was off center in the cut out and hitting on the bumper. It's now centered up and welded solid.
2. The door locks that were installed on the wrong...
Forum: Transmission
July 10th, 2019, 04:09 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

See post 102 - 150 here...

See post 102 - 150 here https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/major-builds-projects-72/71-442-convertible-finally-back-home-97684/page4/

Some pics of someone else's install and then you will see...
June 13th, 2019, 11:17 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

I had that same issue with my Stage1 trans...

I had that same issue with my Stage1 trans several years back built by Lonnie at Extreme Automatics. When I sent it back to be "upgraded" to a stage2, he said the reason we had such a hard time...
June 12th, 2019, 12:56 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

haha OK never let the truth get in the way of a...

haha OK never let the truth get in the way of a good story!! It was HOT I promise. Edited in your confirmation!! :) I guess I can't BS a guy in Phx huh?

-Joe
June 12th, 2019, 12:29 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Originally I was running the Airtex 40736 70...

Originally I was running the Airtex 40736 70 Toronado manual fuel pump but it did not allow stock AC bracket because of top mount fuel lines. Since AC was throwing the belt at 6300 RPM w/o that...
June 12th, 2019, 12:23 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

some new updates: New fan is on and fits great...

some new updates:
New fan is on and fits great into the new stock shroud. Really happy with the fit. Had AC blowing for an hour out on the road yesterday here in Virginia Beach and it was a high of ...
May 24th, 2019, 08:51 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

It wasn't cheap but I figure I can put this in...

It wasn't cheap but I figure I can put this in the Cutlass so everything functions as it should and then send him the one in the Cutlass now to be fully reconditioned for my 442. Both of mine "kinda"...
May 24th, 2019, 08:47 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Purchased a fully reconditioned AC and heat...

Purchased a fully reconditioned AC and heat control unit from the Part Guy:
https://i.imgur.com/GI5MrZp.jpg
May 23rd, 2019, 02:50 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

The radio went back in with no problems so the AC...

The radio went back in with no problems so the AC is now blowing out the center vents with that duct added. It turns out the heat and defrost not working was not the heater core but rather an issue...
May 23rd, 2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Some pics - here's the damage to the fan shroud...

Some pics - here's the damage to the fan shroud from the belt wrapping around the fan:
https://i.imgur.com/Foo2wP7.jpg
Here's the new solenoid for the AC:
https://i.imgur.com/e12dmtk.jpg
Hard to...
May 22nd, 2019, 04:26 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Updates - rear end is good to go with all new...

Updates - rear end is good to go with all new fluid. 11 year old stuff in there was pretty nasty so hopefully that's what was causing the binding once heated up on 90 degree turns. Everything else...
May 21st, 2019, 02:23 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

A few updates - was doing some WOT testing with...

A few updates - was doing some WOT testing with the car and the 1-2 shift was really good at around 5900/6000 but the 2-3 was hanging really bad right at 6000 RPM. It felt like it was hitting a rev...
May 15th, 2019, 12:35 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Got some parts in today: Arm rest bases, AC...

Got some parts in today: Arm rest bases, AC throttle solenoid, rubber flaps for inner fender wells, correct tail lights (current ones are black for a Rally 350 and need some work),and a new glove...
May 13th, 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 109
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Note to moderator - since this engine rebuild...

Note to moderator - since this engine rebuild thread "evolved" into a restoration, you may want to move this to the projects section instead of the engine/small blocks.

Got the car back to my...
May 5th, 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

thanks - go to Engines - small blocks I just...

thanks - go to Engines - small blocks I just added the video to the end of that and will be updating it with some new stuff soon.
May 5th, 2019, 07:15 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Been a few years since I've added anything to...

Been a few years since I've added anything to this thread. Per the details above this car is with my Dad until my son was ready to take it. He's a First Lieutenant 1LT in the Army now and should be...
May 5th, 2019, 07:02 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Here's that video: ...

Here's that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1fZ6fynH3Q
May 5th, 2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 239
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Posted By 71 OLDS

No sorry - my car got back-burnered to get work...

No sorry - my car got back-burnered to get work done on the 70 Cutlass to get it ready for my son's wedding that happened on Friday. Will have some updates for that post soon which I haven't updated...
January 29th, 2019, 08:25 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

A few updates - On the new hood hinges Frank...

A few updates -

On the new hood hinges Frank found a place close to his shop in MD that sells hundreds of different kinds of shocks in all shapes and sizes. He's going to try swapping out some...
January 26th, 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Nice! - Mark is great - be careful. If you start...

Nice! - Mark is great - be careful. If you start drinking the cool aide (or read his book) you may start upgrading more and more like me!! :) I'm looking forward to seeing how his latest part...
January 25th, 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Thanks and see the last sentence above for the...

Thanks and see the last sentence above for the end links. Will add here again:

contact Mark here http://scandc.com (http://scandc.com/) for the angled endlinks - another very cool new product!
January 24th, 2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Guilty as charged on everything. Frank is...

Guilty as charged on everything. Frank is incredible and has really helped with improving/upgrading my baby with each phase of projects. Believe or not every step has been highly detailed and planned...
January 3rd, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Interesting - I've never seen those braces before...

Interesting - I've never seen those braces before but have seen them advertised on big block cars for sale and never understood what they were. I greatly appreciate the offer but unfortunately I...
January 3rd, 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Called Eddiemotorsports about their hood hinges....

Called Eddiemotorsports about their hood hinges. I spoke with Jeff Howe. Explained my situation with the fiberglass fenders and he said he's never heard of anyone installing them on glass fenders. ...
January 2nd, 2019, 07:57 AM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

OK with the taller 1" aluminum spacer on top of...

OK with the taller 1" aluminum spacer on top of the front spring and a 3rd spacer under the front spring, the ride height seems to be equal front to back. Still have to see if it settles more when...
December 21st, 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Haha! Thanks! Glad I could set a good example...

Haha! Thanks! Glad I could set a good example for you :) It's just time and money!!
December 21st, 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Then new Eddiemotorsports hood hinges apparently...

Then new Eddiemotorsports hood hinges apparently can't get enough "grip" where they attach to my glass fenders. Frank is going to customize a metal backing plate that will be out of site inside the...
December 21st, 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Still playing reindeer games (season appropriate...

Still playing reindeer games (season appropriate I guess) trying to dial in the ride height with the new setup. During the short drive to the alignment shop the front settled about 1.5" and the rear...
December 21st, 2018, 12:07 PM
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Finally a few new updates - Front end alignment...

Finally a few new updates - Front end alignment got done and the car was driven to and from the shop. Weather has been nasty so no chance for more test driving. The AC is now fully charged and...
November 9th, 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Frank got everything done on the housing and...

Frank got everything done on the housing and pedal arms:

Had to clearance the bracket more:
https://i.imgur.com/eLCAjD5.jpg
here's my reinforced pedal arm vs a stock one:...
November 7th, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

One of the issues that needed to be fixed this...

One of the issues that needed to be fixed this round is what we thought was a bent clutch pedal arm. As mentioned I've got about 5k miles with the new 6 speed and hyd clutch setup from American...
October 30th, 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 239
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Posted By 71 OLDS

Since I'm running a much lighter spring in the...

Since I'm running a much lighter spring in the rear now per Mark at SC&C's suggestion, I went back to the old school air bags inside the springs. Will use to adjust for straight launches at the track...
October 30th, 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

A few new updates. Clutch/flywheel was sent back...

A few new updates. Clutch/flywheel was sent back to McLeod to be all checked out and resurfaced. I had 5k hard miles on it with the 6 speed and it was time. It's all back on and ready to go...
September 24th, 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,982
Posted By 71 OLDS

Agreed - most of these projects have their...

Agreed - most of these projects have their challenges - good to let the car or parts know who won in the end!! :)
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