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Forum: Body work
June 4th, 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By 70Post

Solutions?? I don't know exactly since my post...

Solutions?? I don't know exactly since my post car with the cool factory "shoddy" work is still original and will remain that way for a long time most likely. If I ever restore the car I'll likely...
June 1st, 2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By 70Post

NOS 69-72 A-Body Convertible R Side Pillar Post Weatherstrip

NOS '69-72 GM A-body Convertible Pillar Post Weatherstrip - RH side (Passenger side). No GM package with this. It's the real deal with the internal metal support wire.

$300 shipped (lower 48...
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 28th, 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By 70Post

easyd - I think we've discussed this before and...

easyd - I think we've discussed this before and to others reading this thread, here's my "verdict" on the moldings:

>The QP B85 moldings from a non-post car could be modified to work on a post...
May 19th, 2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By 70Post

can you post some pics showing the air cleaner...

can you post some pics showing the air cleaner base snorkel end....a pic showing the opening AND a pic from the top showing the whole snorkel?
May 19th, 2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By 70Post

PM sent scrappie

PM sent scrappie
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 19th, 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By 70Post

I have one that has some "defects" BUT the...

I have one that has some "defects" BUT the chrome/grain, etc is original and would be considered a very nice driver piece. It's from a Cutlass so the grained area would need to be painted black.
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May 19th, 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By 70Post

They are both "fixable" and the shaft on the top...

They are both "fixable" and the shaft on the top would be relatively easy since the pitting isn't deep. Lower shaft.....that would make me look for a nicer original candidate or two.


I took the...
May 18th, 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By 70Post

If you want to use throttle cable attachment...

If you want to use throttle cable attachment parts that are like the factory parts/size then you would want a stud with a 1/4" OD on the SMOOTH PART of the stud where these parts slip on. The...
May 18th, 2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By 70Post

Scrappie - where are yours pitted?? Just on the...

Scrappie - where are yours pitted?? Just on the exposed surfaces?? How about the smooth part of the shaft that the bushings slip over? They can be "bodyworked" on the exposed areas and then painted...
May 15th, 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By 70Post

It looks like one of those....they may all be the...

It looks like one of those....they may all be the same, I don't know. I have the chrome lid from a '69 GTO and I remember it had the dual snorkel base like yours. The guy's '69 GTO was hit and...
May 15th, 2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By 70Post

Probably a Pontiac GTO (both base and lid) with...

Probably a Pontiac GTO (both base and lid) with an Olds sticker on top.
May 14th, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By 70Post

I'll check some others I have here...2 bbl cables

I'll check some others I have here...2 bbl cables
May 14th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 28,606
Posted By 70Post

scrappie - all that style base/snorkel had TWO...

scrappie - all that style base/snorkel had TWO holes in the vertical perimeter/wall of the base. On a regular auto 442 the unused breather hole got a factory rubber plug (available repro).

The...
May 14th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By 70Post

Just checked a couple here (got both from an old...

Just checked a couple here (got both from an old car salvage place about an hour from Austin)......the support from a '70 442 4 spd hardtop has NO remote cable holes and the support I grabbed from a...
May 14th, 2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By 70Post

I don't know the exact codes but I just measured...

I don't know the exact codes but I just measured three throttle cables I have here for '70-72 Cutlass/442 4 bbl motors and they measure at 23" laying the tape and arranging the cables the same way...
May 14th, 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

There isn't any size/dimensional/etc difference...

There isn't any size/dimensional/etc difference b/n any of the '70-2 2 door Abody armrests or chrome bases...Buick, Pontiac, etc. I agree, however, that once they've paid for tooling/mold that is...
May 8th, 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By 70Post

You might look into a paint color called "Claret...

You might look into a paint color called "Claret Red Metallic". I got a shorter spray can of it at AutoZone. It's in the Dupli-Color line of "Perfect Match" touch up spray cans. Label on the...
May 8th, 2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

I'm thinking the same thing BUT I still suspect...

I'm thinking the same thing BUT I still suspect the repro bases have the screw holes at the wrong angle. I distinctly remember having to drill out and clearance the repro base screw holes on a car...
May 7th, 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

The reason I asked is I just got in a new set of...

The reason I asked is I just got in a new set of repro chrome armrest backing plates and when I try to put an ORIGINAL armrest up against it, the armrest won't fit flush. The holes in these chrome...
May 6th, 2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

QUESTION: Are you using repro chrome backing...

QUESTION: Are you using repro chrome backing plates as well???
May 5th, 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

I just looked at 9 different original GM door...

I just looked at 9 different original GM door armrest bases laying around here. Some I know came from cars that use the chrome plates. The "sleeves" that the screws go through only extend past the...
Forum: Body work
May 5th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By 70Post

Yes, as mentioned, it's a oval pan type screw and...

Yes, as mentioned, it's a oval pan type screw and the original was chrome plated. Philips head. The originals are unique in that the first 1/8" or so of the screw shaft is smooth and undersized...
May 4th, 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 70Post

I can't answer your question 100% but I do know...

I can't answer your question 100% but I do know that the repro bases are notorious for not fitting correctly.......I've had ill-fitting bases from other vendors so my bet is that they all have this...
Forum: Big Blocks
April 29th, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By 70Post

Get on with it and shorten it.....then get it...

Get on with it and shorten it.....then get it chromed if you want it to look different or stand out a bit. I think it'll look good once shortened. Get an extra, if you have one, and shorten it...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 28th, 2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By 70Post

I've purchased new chromed pistons from RockAuto...

I've purchased new chromed pistons from RockAuto in the past. They are priced very low and mine were Raybestos brand. They probably have the rebuild kits as well....the dust seal and the inner...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 22nd, 2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By 70Post

One more pic... ...

One more pic...
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1296x972/img_2465_f8762447e6aa7c4025d714208d54de18034eeb0b.jpg
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 22nd, 2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By 70Post

Pics acting goofy so I'll try again.....the pic...

Pics acting goofy so I'll try again.....the pic above is the underside as installed. Here are the more visible surfaces after a brief blasting. $30+shipping (you would paypal the owner and I'll...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 22nd, 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By 70Post

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1296x972/img_2466_3f8f8d7be42cda21b14072c920701f6a63569018.jpg
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 20th, 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By 70Post

I have a cast iron lower bracket that may be for...

I have a cast iron lower bracket that may be for sale (have to check with a buddy....it arrived here attached to an alternator he sent). It's a bit crusty but not terrible.....will have some rust...
Forum: Paint
April 18th, 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By 70Post

Troy - Check into the 2 or 3 spray can system...

Troy - Check into the 2 or 3 spray can system made and sold by Thornton Restorations....appears to be oil based and easy to apply since no spray gun setup needed.
April 11th, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,302
Posted By 70Post

The OP has title to the car....it is HIS...

The OP has title to the car....it is HIS property. He should be able to get the car, bankruptcy court or not.
April 9th, 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By 70Post

Contact Thornton Restorations.....they make the...

Contact Thornton Restorations.....they make the repro hood screens so you might as well buy from the manufacturer direct. The vendor mentioned above has a less-than-stellar reputation....avoid.
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Forum: Body work
April 9th, 2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By 70Post

It can't hurt to try. Did you remove the...

It can't hurt to try.

Did you remove the chalking out of the drip rail channel on the top/outside? It's also fairly mean stuff and could be adding to the resistance.
Forum: Body work
April 8th, 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By 70Post

No need for pics yet - I've pulled one of those...

No need for pics yet - I've pulled one of those and it didn't take any cutting, etc from what I remember. There may be chaulk underneath it (b/n the "topside" of that piece and the actual A-pillar...
Forum: Body work
April 7th, 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By 70Post

Post a pic. Are you really referring to the...

Post a pic.

Are you really referring to the stainless A-pillar weatherstrip channel??

Hardtop or convert?
Forum: Parts Wanted
March 30th, 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By 70Post

Are 68-9's the same shape as the white '70-2...

Are 68-9's the same shape as the white '70-2 w/shield washer jugs and just done in black? I have a taller black washer jug w/PN 391973 molded into it. It is taller than the '70-2 version and does...
March 29th, 2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,812
Posted By 70Post

I would repair the grills.....since the area is...

I would repair the grills.....since the area is hidden that presents the opportunity to add additional plastic material to "beef up" the tabs. You can cut and attach new or good used plastic to...
March 28th, 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By 70Post

My experience has been that 4 spd W30's DID GET...

My experience has been that 4 spd W30's DID GET the notched covers.....in part based on a very original '70 W30 ragtop 4 spd I did a lot of work on a few years back. Definitely a survivor car and...
March 28th, 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,812
Posted By 70Post

Tom - Can you post pic(s) of the damaged areas on...

Tom - Can you post pic(s) of the damaged areas on your grills?
March 27th, 2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By 70Post

Repro Battery Tray ID needed

Any ideas on the application. Got it with other Olds stuff but it's definitely not for a '70 442. This one uses the long "rods" and piece that goes over the top of the battery instead of the...
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