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Forum: Eighty-Eight
May 6th, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,787
Posted By Russ P in MD

This reminds me of stories my dad would tell us...

This reminds me of stories my dad would tell us of his days as a farmer, when he'd wrap up calves in a blanket and haul them in the trunk of his 55 S88, to the livestock auction a few miles up the...
March 28th, 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Russ P in MD

Can't vouch for them but Rock Auto lists rebuild...

Can't vouch for them but Rock Auto lists rebuild service on a 53 Olds manual gearbox for about $256 plus whatever the shipping would be. Also saw this with a quick search. I've no idea about...
January 18th, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Russ P in MD

Here's an old thread where a forum member...

Here's an old thread where a forum member "blucar" mentioned the location of the tags on a 1936 car, based on info from a reference book he had. Maybe try to contact him and see if he can tell you...
December 6th, 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Russ P in MD

On a related noted and looking at the Fusick...

On a related noted and looking at the Fusick catalog, did they switch from hydraulic to electric windows mid-year, in the 54 model year?
...
October 25th, 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By Russ P in MD

and here's the rear spring bushings on eBay: ...

and here's the rear spring bushings on eBay:
...
October 11th, 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Russ P in MD

Okay now I see it has built-in "plugs" every so...

Okay now I see it has built-in "plugs" every so far, to secure it to the panel. My only suggestion is that you may have to take a more generic weatherstrip with a similar profile, and 3M Super...
October 10th, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Russ P in MD

If you can post up a picture for anyone not...

If you can post up a picture for anyone not familiar with those year cars, you might get additional feedback.
October 10th, 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Russ P in MD

No idea what that piece looks like, but see if...

No idea what that piece looks like, but see if this place has anything that would work:

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
August 27th, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By Russ P in MD

Looks like they still make those seat pads. I...

Looks like they still make those seat pads. I can remember my grandfather had those in his '58 Super 88.
...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 13th, 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By Russ P in MD

Would be fun to drive to NJ and watch them try to...

Would be fun to drive to NJ and watch them try to put gas in it :p
May 1st, 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By Russ P in MD

You still see NOS Delco regulators on eBay, would...

You still see NOS Delco regulators on eBay, would they be any better? Or even an older NORS like a Borg Warner?


This one is suppose to fit 55-56 with A/C. NFI

...
March 17th, 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Russ P in MD

Just took a few pics, original car

Just took a few pics, original car
February 13th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By Russ P in MD

With privacy laws added over recent years it's...

With privacy laws added over recent years it's pretty much a dead end trying to search the DMV for owner history. Law enforcement can still do this, but will not unless it's for a legitimate use.
February 6th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By Russ P in MD

First thing I'd look for is an Oldsmobile sales...

First thing I'd look for is an Oldsmobile sales brochure for that model year. Maybe try googling a few key words and see what you get. Not sure if they would be mostly pictures, or list the trim...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 8th, 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Russ P in MD

Not applicable here, but I found this on the...

Not applicable here, but I found this on the Buick site regarding 56-59 GM Canadian paint codes:

https://www.teambuick.com/forums/showthread.php?24718-Canadian-Paint-Codes-help


DuPont of...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 7th, 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By Russ P in MD

The "Trim" code 381 for US cars was "Dark Gray...

The "Trim" code 381 for US cars was "Dark Gray Pattern 'Bolster' Light Gray Pattern Cloth" if that's of any help.


The "Model" number looks somewhat similar to the US body "Style No.", but...
November 9th, 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Russ P in MD

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-oldsrearbumper_9f17c6ccefe297b14d6fa0a149d28a14388eb20e.jpg...
August 28th, 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By Russ P in MD

If it does go across the pond, make sure you let...

If it does go across the pond, make sure you let them know the trick to filling it with gas/petrol ;). I have fond memories of riding in the back of my grandfather's black/white 58 Super 88 as a...
June 6th, 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Russ P in MD

Indeed. I always thought those were 57 deluxe...

Indeed. I always thought those were 57 deluxe wheel covers!
June 5th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Russ P in MD

Here's an old thread where I posted a few pics of...

Here's an old thread where I posted a few pics of 55 and 56 buckets. I think at the time we were looking for something to fit a 55, and determined the 56 buckets would not work. Got lucky and found...
May 31st, 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Russ P in MD

Had a chance to measure originals off an S88, and...

Had a chance to measure originals off an S88, and NOS pieces last weekend. All were the same and under 1.00 inch. Only guess my dad had was that maybe the 98s were wider? Couldn't think of any...
December 18th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Russ P in MD

Someone on a Camaro site I frequent said they...

Someone on a Camaro site I frequent said they used these guys and they did good work. I have no dealings with this company:
http://www.sms-auto.com/


There was also another place mentioned,...
November 29th, 2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By Russ P in MD

Yes, exterior color and interior (at least style)...

Yes, exterior color and interior (at least style) are indicated on the tag as I recall. Also, they tended to rust in the front fender below the headlights, down by the bumper surround trim. If the...
November 28th, 2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,085
Posted By Russ P in MD

If you have a service manual, there may be...

If you have a service manual, there may be something in there to decode the cowl tag. I haven't looked in quite a while, but here's also a link to a discussion on some other site. I googled...
Forum: Ninety-Eight
November 18th, 2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Russ P in MD

Must have ended in the early 60s. We had a 64...

Must have ended in the early 60s. We had a 64 Starfire back in the day and I don't recall seeing it on that car either.
Forum: Ninety-Eight
November 17th, 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Russ P in MD

I know at least Olds and Chevy used it, and would...

I know at least Olds and Chevy used it, and would expect it was common across GM, at least on higher level models. May not have been noticed because it was thin like an asphalt shingle and painted...
October 27th, 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,325
Posted By Russ P in MD

If you can't find an original, maybe contact...

If you can't find an original, maybe contact someone like these guys and tell them your predicament:
http://streetrodbracketry.com/

...
October 17th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Russ P in MD

Here's a link to some 4GC manual pages that may...

Here's a link to some 4GC manual pages that may be of some use. If you click on the "A pdf version is available here" link, the last 5 pages deal with 54-56.

...
September 6th, 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Russ P in MD

You might find shocks listed on a website like...

You might find shocks listed on a website like Rockauto, to get a cross reference on part numbers, then go to your FLAPS or buy online. But they may even have them listed in the system at your local...
August 29th, 2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Russ P in MD

I've never used them, but in Camaro circles I've...

I've never used them, but in Camaro circles I've heard this place mentioned numerous times. They usually call and speak with someone there who is a good source, but I can't recall his name:
...
August 15th, 2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Russ P in MD

Treadle Vac pics and questions

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-treadlevac_a_6ea8bdc6d413c04db8a8725d16810ef945d5acaf.jpg
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May 6th, 2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By Russ P in MD

If you don't have to jump through hoops for at...

If you don't have to jump through hoops for at state inspection, I'd be tempted to go with the rat rod look while you sort out the mechanicals, then drive it awhile. Maybe do a little inexpensive...
April 1st, 2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Russ P in MD

Dearborn MI car sale this weekend

Someone posted this on a Camaro site I frequent. A fair amount of Oldsmobiles:


A Michigan Family Is Selling A 127 MUSCLE Car Collection This Weekend – Here’s the List Of All The Cars AND The...
March 11th, 2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Russ P in MD

There's a guy at spring Carlisle in the lower...

There's a guy at spring Carlisle in the lower field that usually has some fender skirts, and I seem to recall some 54 to 56 sets in pretty good shape, but can't recall if the flat top style or the...
February 17th, 2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Russ P in MD

Hard to tell the size of the bullet connector,...

Hard to tell the size of the bullet connector, but British Leyland used similar bullet connectors in TR6s, MGBs etc. up into at least the 1970s. Here's a place where I buy them:

...
January 27th, 2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Russ P in MD

There's a NORS one on eBay for $75, NFI...

There's a NORS one on eBay for $75, NFI...
January 8th, 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Russ P in MD

Did you check out Jungle Jim's in the same plaza?...

Did you check out Jungle Jim's in the same plaza? We usually stop at one of their two locations every time we're in the area. Neat grocery store.
...
January 4th, 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Russ P in MD

I should have stopped in...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-57oldseastgate_425dbd196def66a901f47cb6a5d51a5923c3fc81.jpg

... and told them to change their name to Hwy 57. They...
December 11th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By Russ P in MD

Just reviving this old thread to add info. I...

Just reviving this old thread to add info. I found a company that has the standard 3/8" channel used for the door glass bottom lift channel in many old cars - C R Laurence Company Inc., with various...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
November 19th, 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Russ P in MD

Possibly, with a little additional modification. ...

Possibly, with a little additional modification. But I really have no idea and don't want to lead you astray. You may want to try to PM Tedd Thompson as he's probably one of the most knowledgeable...
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