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August 31st, 2014, 10:42 PM
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Posted By DownBoy

69 88. 455. Been called quite a few different...

69 88. 455. Been called quite a few different names since acquired. Ugly. Boat. Titanic. OK then, they don't get a ride then on my couch. Pass the popcorn.
August 31st, 2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Even tho the 69 88 seems to be more of my daily...

Even tho the 69 88 seems to be more of my daily driver as of late, my other car besides my wifes rogue is a 1991 mitzu Montero. Its the old school boxy look, thus the name "box". Has 193,000 on her...
August 28th, 2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Damn, I'm sure I'm not the only one who read that...

Damn, I'm sure I'm not the only one who read that and was hoping you slapped the Ferrari silly going from 65 to 85.....

My 88 has the original AM radio, which I keep off so I can also listen to...
August 27th, 2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Update. My wife comes home from a local hangout...

Update. My wife comes home from a local hangout with one of our friends, who has one of his friends along. Yes they have been drinking. Long story short they exit thru the garage and the friend of...
August 23rd, 2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By DownBoy

Easier to park closer to the end of the parking...

Easier to park closer to the end of the parking lot, no one next to me with the wide swinging doors, and I get a bit of exercise to boot.
August 18th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By DownBoy

So I took apart the front grill pieces on my 69...

So I took apart the front grill pieces on my 69 delta. Two headlight bezels and two piece grill. Bought steel wool kit with fine, coarse and full strength. Worked on my two grill pieces for about...
August 16th, 2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,141
Posted By DownBoy

Here's to my 69 olds delta b body and its...

Here's to my 69 olds delta b body and its upcoming shine
August 11th, 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,998
Posted By DownBoy

Your story and life with your car is truly...

Your story and life with your car is truly amazing. I have love affairs with some of my vehicles but not a relationship like yours. Would love to hear more stories....
August 10th, 2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Exactly. My wife's 13 Rogue....I can barely...

Exactly. My wife's 13 Rogue....I can barely change the oil, my hands are to big to squeeze in between. I can probably change the air filter...if I could find it....
It's important this new...
August 9th, 2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

It's amazing that you don't see many cars much...

It's amazing that you don't see many cars much older than 1988 or so on the road, obviously the last carb cars and their 3 yards of vacuum line aren't being rebuilt or just can't pass smog. I'm sure...
August 9th, 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Here in Nevada, its the reverse....the winter...

Here in Nevada, its the reverse....the winter months are optimal for having a older car, especially one without AC, and driving it daily. Right now its only 103 but I will drive the 88 to work...
August 9th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

I know I'm doing this the hard way but the reward...

I know I'm doing this the hard way but the reward is enough. Plus now I know how I can shed some of this weight.......buffing the old original paint on the olds. I'm taking lots of pics I will upload...
August 9th, 2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By DownBoy

Aaaaaaahhhhh. Now I know why I drive my Olds

Almost a daily driver. Almost. Put almost 300 miles in two weeks on my 69 88 Royale. Other threads of mine talk about wheel covers, carb rebuild, AC, but this is all about those 300 or so miles, at...
August 8th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Views: 103,049
Posted By DownBoy

Busy day. Off whole day from work and dropped the...

Busy day. Off whole day from work and dropped the baby off at sitters.......
Bought new tires cooper cobra 235-70-15 and fabbed the 1975 cutlass wheel covers to fit my 1969 delta wheels.
Rebuilt my...
August 2nd, 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By DownBoy

I'm looking for wheels for B body olds, please post samples

I have a 69 delta 88 two door royale.I am struggling to find a clean wheel setup that
1. Won't break my wallet
2. Doesn't look ridiculous.

I have original 69 wheel covers as well as a 75...
August 1st, 2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By DownBoy

When I was 17-18 I could...

When I was 17-18 I could wax/polish/rub/clean/detail all night long at a self service carwash, and often did while living in Scottsdale, Az. Back then it was a 67 bug, later a 84 Toyota truck. Those...
August 1st, 2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By DownBoy

This particular 88 was left out in the Nevada sun...

This particular 88 was left out in the Nevada sun waaay too long. The original color looks to be an olive green, dunno the exact name for 1969, but the area I have cleaned up looks pretty good. I am...
August 1st, 2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By DownBoy

Well written I can relate

Well written I can relate
July 31st, 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By DownBoy

My new friend, Rubbing Compound.

There are multiple tasks I have started on my 69 delta 88 Royale and one of them is I have started rubbing out the hood and the dulled paint underneath. I am using turtle wax rubbing compound, and I...
July 31st, 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By DownBoy

I bought never dull, hit the front fender, hit...

I bought never dull, hit the front fender, hit some rust spots and this stuff works good. Reminds me of a Mothers product I used as a teen in the 80's that came in a yellow can, same smell too. Lots...
July 28th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By DownBoy

thank you all, will snap some before and after...

thank you all, will snap some before and after pics once i get started. Off to buy some SOS pads.
July 28th, 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,522
Posted By DownBoy

clean up chrome-best way ?

I am starting my slow but steady cleanup of my 69 delta 88 royale. The front and rear bumpers are straight and without rust, but they are dirty and a bit pitted. Whats a low cost way (I have elbow...
July 28th, 2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By DownBoy

Anyone have experience with Vision Wheels

Vision wheels makes what looks like a nice steel wheel for classics, and has the required 5x5 lug spacing I need for my 69 olds delta 88. Anyone have any experience with this company ? I believe the...
July 27th, 2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By DownBoy

I would like to see the lines of your car,...

I would like to see the lines of your car, any/all angles available. Mine is currently the original green with a green vinyl top so it will either be done in green or your white. Honestly, I could...
July 27th, 2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By DownBoy

Nice. I have a 69 delta 88 royals and I'm...

Nice. I have a 69 delta 88 royals and I'm thinking about white color with my same green interior. Thanks for pics. Any other pics of your vert would be helpful. The interior of your doors look to be...
July 27th, 2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Its been a week now, I have put 58 miles on the...

Its been a week now, I have put 58 miles on the new rebuilt 455. Running 91 octane...put some seat ccovers on the front bench and will be giving her a good cleaning here soon. Decided to take the FAM...
July 26th, 2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Drove her to work this morning. I don't think...

Drove her to work this morning. I don't think people know what kind of car it is. They just stare. I'm going to dig back into the carburetor again next week there's a bit of a slight hesitation. I...
July 23rd, 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Shes registered and last night I took her out for...

Shes registered and last night I took her out for about a 45 mile roundtrip cruise. She responded well, turnsignals don't work but all other lighting works, I stepped into her a bit hit about 70 mph...
July 23rd, 2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By DownBoy

Cooper Tires, they make a tire called the Cobra....

Cooper Tires, they make a tire called the Cobra. Available at Discount Tire for $80 each
July 22nd, 2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Update. Had car towed home three days ago. I...

Update.
Had car towed home three days ago. I was pretty bummed, waiting three months for her to come back with a rebuilt engine, only too have it die/stall twice on inaugural voyage. I printed off...
July 18th, 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Edits: wetness underneath means some on manifold...

Edits: wetness underneath means some on manifold cover, not under car. AAA triple A auto coverage. Not AAAAG. Damn spell correct.
July 18th, 2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Good times. Getting a burger at Five Guys. Just...

Good times. Getting a burger at Five Guys. Just picked up The Titanic from mechanic. Engine sounded great, haven't been this excited to drive a car in I don't know how long. Got in and boy that gas...
July 18th, 2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

If it says "R12," it's R12. If it doesn't,...

If it says "R12," it's R12.

If it doesn't, it's something else.

I wouldn't use anything but a proper refrigerant. That being said, all reports are that propane does work well, so long as it...
July 16th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Thanks Eric, I found 14 oz cans of Sercon as...

Thanks Eric,
I found 14 oz cans of Sercon as well as 12 oz cans of Chargette, but further reading has me wondering about how I can know if its dichlorodifluroromethane or if it has propane in...
July 16th, 2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Looking for r-12....anything specific I should be...

Looking for r-12....anything specific I should be looking at....specific brand, 4 ounce can vs 10 ounce, price I understand will be outrageous, but what other things should I look for. Replacing...
July 14th, 2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Update: This should be the week !! Heres...

Update: This should be the week !!
Heres today's pics. Engine first start today, initially had a small exhaust leak but a few minutes later she was purring like a kitten ! She sounds great. What a...
July 9th, 2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Heres latest and greatest...455 is in car,...

Heres latest and greatest...455 is in car, attaching components, startup slated for tonight or tommorow morning. The engine compartment was steam cleaned and repainted as well semi-gloss black. We...
July 9th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

I didn't splurge for the fusicks, but found...

I didn't splurge for the fusicks, but found Chrysler industrial red instead, saved me $48. Going to shop today to see her, engine should be back in car by now. Its been three months and four days...
July 8th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

The color.

The color.
July 8th, 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,660
Posted By DownBoy

Update: 455 is finally back together. Let me know...

Update: 455 is finally back together. Let me know what you think of color. Closest I can get. Brackets black, dunno of correct, but there clean. More pics coming.
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