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Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 13th, 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Larry/car

Cut the end of the shaft flush with the pulley,...

Cut the end of the shaft flush with the pulley, now using a drill press, drill the shaft out of the pulley (pilot drill, then using larger drills till you can tap the remaining shaft from the pulley....
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 13th, 2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Larry/car

Try industrial adhesive. That adhesive really...

Try industrial adhesive. That adhesive really holds. I have used it previously but not holding blind nuts in place.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 13th, 2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Larry/car

I would search for a car that is being parted...

I would search for a car that is being parted out. Should be a clean used tank somewhere? (rust would be my concern) If all options are exhausted, using your old tank as a guide, thinking a tank...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 6th, 2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

I found it, I found it!!!!!!! The plug came off...

I found it, I found it!!!!!!! The plug came off the instrument panel wiring harness (cluster connector). A big thank you to Oldcutlass! That plug is positioned way behind the steering post and...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 6th, 2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

Well not the ignition switch! The good thing,...

Well not the ignition switch! The good thing, the switch is easy to change. I do have power at the switch and the ground tested ok. No warning lights when ignition on prior to start and the radio...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 2nd, 2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Larry/car

Do a web search for a radiator repair shop in...

Do a web search for a radiator repair shop in your area. I had radiator cores replaced in the past, cost was nowhere near $600. A good shop might know what alternative radiators are available. The...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 28th, 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

I have not found the problem, yet. After tracing...

I have not found the problem, yet. After tracing the wiring diagram seems all related inop lights etc go through the ignition switch. So I ordered a new switch, we will see if I guessed right.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 26th, 2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

I did jumper the ground to no avail. The tail...

I did jumper the ground to no avail. The tail lights/license light illuminate. I have power in the fuse box for the cigarette lighter but not at the fixture (could be a separate problem, never use...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 25th, 2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

I have checked all the fuses including the...

I have checked all the fuses including the Generator 35 amp. I started cleaning terminals and they all were dirty. I was fixed on the generator light and didn't notice that none of the warning...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 24th, 2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Larry/car

Generator light remains on

The car is a 1961 Dynamic 88 with a 35 amp generator. The generator warning light does not illuminate when I turn the ignition on indicating (according to the maintenance manual) that the generator...
April 9th, 2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,366
Posted By Larry/car

I have a 1961 Dynamic 88 that takes a special...

I have a 1961 Dynamic 88 that takes a special battery size (battery area is to narrow for today's currently produced 12 volt batteries). I purchase original style antique/classic replacement...
April 9th, 2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By Larry/car

:) Oh to be in the 90s. Currently it is...

:) Oh to be in the 90s. Currently it is snowing:mad: in Central Pa. I am signed up for for a 5K run next Saturday morning, hopefully a LOT warmer.
January 8th, 2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,048
Posted By Larry/car

I would clean the crud that you can get at. Take...

I would clean the crud that you can get at. Take out the engine block drain plugs and pour hot water in the radiator allowing the water to drain from the block. Monitor the fluid and when it flows...
Forum: Ninety-Eight
January 4th, 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,712
Posted By Larry/car

My guess is your fuel pump diaphragm rod seals...

My guess is your fuel pump diaphragm rod seals are bad. Suggest having your pump overhauled. Do a search, Rebuilding a 394 fuel pump. Not the same pump however the same internal mechanics are...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 31st, 2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,767
Posted By Larry/car

Actually live just up the PA Turnpike from...

Actually live just up the PA Turnpike from Philadelphia, take Rt 72 exit towards Manheim. Goggle 1961 Oldsmobile parts, actuators are available and sell for around $160. Maybe yours are ok? It is a...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 30th, 2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,767
Posted By Larry/car

I looked at your picture. Your brake master...

I looked at your picture. Your brake master cylinder isn't original, the vacuum tank is for the original power brake system (look at the green engine pictures, they show original vacuum system). The...
December 23rd, 2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

This pump is used on 1959 through 1962. There...

This pump is used on 1959 through 1962. There are various versions, check the pump base for model number.
December 23rd, 2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

That fuel diaphragm rod was quite a problem. The...

That fuel diaphragm rod was quite a problem. The vacuum diaphragm seal replacement was the hardest part of the challenge. I am guessing a new replacement vacuum diaphragm assembly is no longer...
December 22nd, 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

My pleasure. As our cars age we need to share...

My pleasure. As our cars age we need to share this kind of information. I got the pre-run lubrication idea from reading problems others have experienced with premature seal failure, with only a few...
December 22nd, 2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

I hope this presentation was educational and...

I hope this presentation was educational and gives you an idea what is involved in overhauling a fuel pump (same procedures are required on similar mechanical fuel pumps). I decided to rebuild my...
December 22nd, 2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

The engine cranked for what seemed forever (hoses...

The engine cranked for what seemed forever (hoses were dry) the cylinders started to hit and the engine settled into a smooth idle. 157372...
December 22nd, 2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

Engine ready for install: 157374...

Engine ready for install: 157374 (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/larrycar1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0560_zpsax6nhm8p.jpg.html)157375...
December 22nd, 2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

On to the vacuum side: The vacuum diaphragm is...

On to the vacuum side: The vacuum diaphragm is attached to the actuator with just a quarter turn of the diaphragm assembly. The diaphragm rubber seal has to be positioned appropriately to align the...
December 22nd, 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

After all the valves and seals are in place it is...

After all the valves and seals are in place it is now time to begin assembly. Manual says to start with the fuel side. The fuel diaphragm has to be attached to the pump actuator rod. I dreaded...
December 22nd, 2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

This is what was hiding under the diaphragm!...

This is what was hiding under the diaphragm! 157384 (http://s1279.photobucket.com/user/larrycar1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0541_zpsqwtpyn39.jpg.html) The rod seal has been removed with the same...
December 22nd, 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

I devised a fixture using a bolt head to fit...

I devised a fixture using a bolt head to fit under the retainer and pull the seal out of the 157387...
December 22nd, 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

Here we have the drilled diaphragm and the...

Here we have the drilled diaphragm and the separated rod arm. Note the crud that was under the diaphragm. Check the rod seal in the housing, it age hardened allowing the oil to enter the chamber...
December 21st, 2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Larry/car

Rebuilding a 394 Fuel Pump

As promised I will describe the rebuild of my 1961 Dynamic 88 fuel pump. Fuel pump rebuilds are not fun, I will never do another. This thread will require multi posts to finish. Here we go; The...
December 21st, 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Larry/car

I agree, the engine could run but not have any...

I agree, the engine could run but not have any power if timing is wrong. Selecting a gear could cause it to stall.
December 20th, 2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

I will in the near future post the complete...

I will in the near future post the complete process, complete with pictures. I had to devise a number of procedures that I can pass along. I did not lose my temper the whole time, did walk away...
December 19th, 2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

Installed fuel pump on the engine with no...

Installed fuel pump on the engine with no difficulty. I primed pump with fuel, after cranking much longer than normal the engine came alive and settled into a smooth idle. No leaks everying appears...
December 13th, 2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

It is finished!!!!! Yesterday I finished...

It is finished!!!!! Yesterday I finished assembling the fuel/vacuum pump. Now all I have left is the install on the engine. Hoping it checks out ok???? I will never rebuild another, took weeks...
December 11th, 2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,378
Posted By Larry/car

I take my dog in the car and you would never know...

I take my dog in the car and you would never know she went along. My dog seems to know there is something special about a collector car, she just is happy to lay on the front seat between me and my...
November 28th, 2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

Well the pump housing is all cleaned, now ready...

Well the pump housing is all cleaned, now ready to check the mating surfaces to make sure they are not warped. Then install the new check valves and seals. This is a hobby, right?
November 26th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Larry/car

Try googling a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass service...

Try googling a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass service manual. My 1961 manual discusses the convertible top system at length. Would think the Cutlass manual would too. The only other solution is to...
November 22nd, 2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

Fuel pump overhaul kit purchased from Arizona...

Fuel pump overhaul kit purchased from Arizona Vintage Parts - eBay.
November 14th, 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Larry/car

Send it back. Start over with a fresh flared...

Send it back. Start over with a fresh flared line, there is a spring like device/tool that slides over your steel line that should allow for a sharper bend (spring prevents line from kinking). ...
Forum: Ninety-Eight
November 13th, 2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Larry/car

You will need the pump part number to order a...

You will need the pump part number to order a rebuild kit. It is located on the mounting flange. I am currently rebuilding my 1961 fuel pump. I have been working on mine for two weeks. I had a...
November 13th, 2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

You will need the pump part number, stamped on...

You will need the pump part number, stamped on the mounting flange. Don't remember the supplier, I will need to check the paperwork. I did a search on the web, not a really hard to find. You may...
November 11th, 2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By Larry/car

Disassembly of the pump went hard, discovered the...

Disassembly of the pump went hard, discovered the vacuum diaphragm has to be disassembled to install the new diaphragm rubber seal. Next cleaning and inspecting the pump housing assembly.
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