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July 21st, 2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,539
Posted By Frank Allen

Redo olds, I live in New Caney Texas , will catch...

Redo olds, I live in New Caney Texas , will catch up with you one day, not many 54 s left. I have had both 54 and 55 s I thought the 54 was much better built, but the 55 was better looking. have a 55...
July 21st, 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,539
Posted By Frank Allen

old date, old man, me

sorry about the date thing, will do better, love your car, it is like a dream. had one in 1959, was better built than the 55. have a good one. one day ill get up with you so I can look at your car...
July 20th, 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,539
Posted By Frank Allen

55 olds steering box

redo olds is correct on the steering issue 54 55 same, 56 different
Forum: Transmission
March 14th, 2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,702
Posted By Frank Allen

had a brand new 51 98, the car in drive started...

had a brand new 51 98, the car in drive started out in second gear, had no super, a mecahanic at the time did a small procedure , I don,t recall what it was but he made it start out in 1 st and go...
March 13th, 2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,300
Posted By Frank Allen

rear springs

I see in the photo your are a little high in the back, I have replaced the rear springs in several of my oldsmobiles and they all sat high in the back, however after a time they all settled down and...
February 24th, 2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By Frank Allen

ignachuck, , not sure about the 2008 thread, I...

ignachuck, , not sure about the 2008 thread, I always thought the steering wheel is plastic, however not a expert, I do however simply post things I have done to help others out since I have been...
February 24th, 2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By Frank Allen

Frank Allen: Now that you resurrected a thread...

Frank Allen: Now that you resurrected a thread from 2008 :), in case anyone else is interested, the steering wheel in those years was made of Bakelite, and in another thread, PC-7 (dark) or PC-11...
February 22nd, 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By Frank Allen

timing

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Are you checking with vacume advance connected or disconnected? olds engines of the day need the spark advance disconnected, and port blocked, reset RPM to 1000 rpm then set and mark should be...
February 22nd, 2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By Frank Allen

some may argue this one, I carefully filled the...

some may argue this one, I carefully filled the cracks in my steering wheel with BONDO and sanded it down, then a light sand on the rest of the wheel which is plastic, I then strung it up on the...
February 22nd, 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By Frank Allen

Holidaysedan, power steering on olds changed in...

Holidaysedan, power steering on olds changed in 1956, will not fit older models, they added a rag joint, also the gear box will not fit older models, after 56 I don't know what changes are made. try...
February 15th, 2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By Frank Allen

54 and 55 are exactly the same, remove floor...

54 and 55 are exactly the same, remove floor plate, disconnect pitman arm, bold on frame and wireing and pull column out gear box and all, the power column will bolt right in, install double pulley...
December 17th, 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,300
Posted By Frank Allen

all 56 olds engines are 324, the 56 used a jet...

all 56 olds engines are 324, the 56 used a jet away in place of the older hydramatic, I do not know if that makes a difference. but I would not use a jet away in my cars as they are much slower and...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
August 18th, 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By Frank Allen

wiper motor

I replaced my vacume motor with a rebuilt unit from NY but it was 20 yrs ago and cannot remember execate details, but it has performed magnificently ever since . very fast and powerful, and my fuel...
July 17th, 2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,300
Posted By Frank Allen

Timeing

sounds like ign timeing is advanced too much, important to carefully follow shop manuel procedures, when these cars came out most mechanics missed the boat and mpg were terrible with less than ideal...
Forum: Transmission
March 7th, 2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By Frank Allen

suggest you stay with the hydramatic, when you...

suggest you stay with the hydramatic, when you get it right you will love it, it is tougher than the ones they have now, and it probably would be a ton of work to adapt to the 324m also will take...
March 7th, 2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,300
Posted By Frank Allen

Lots of ideas on oils, I bought a new 54 and...

Lots of ideas on oils, I bought a new 54 and after the first oil change I had the ticking sound, after talking with a GM engineer he recomeneded a high detergent oil and straight 20 weight , he also...
Forum: Transmission
March 6th, 2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By Frank Allen

I agree, my experience with ammco has definitely...

I agree, my experience with ammco has definitely not been good.
Frank Allen
Forum: Transmission
March 5th, 2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,166
Posted By Frank Allen

I had a 54 rebuilt and when I got it back it...

I had a 54 rebuilt and when I got it back it shifted rough, the mech told me it would be ok after driving it a while, it did and was just fine, as for the throttle linkage I used to adjust that...
February 26th, 2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Frank Allen

Thanks Larry, I will check today, mine are a...

Thanks Larry, I will check today, mine are a little worn out after all these yrs, had read about this company before but had forgotten where, so ill put them in my list of suppliers, thanks
Frank...
February 25th, 2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By Frank Allen

Brent, where did you buy the rear springs for the...

Brent, where did you buy the rear springs for the 55 ?? I need to replace mine, thanks
Frank Allen
February 25th, 2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank Allen

bleeding can be done when you have no helper,...

bleeding can be done when you have no helper, fill master cylinder up and open all 4 bleeders over night, then next day refill master cyl and close the bleeders, it works and with a small loss of...
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Frank Allen

olds shifting 54- 55

You are right about not many know what to do with hydramatic s and if you think yours shifts funky get it done, as for putting it in low and still shifting to second , it is suppose to do that and if...
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,604
Posted By Frank Allen

55 shift indicator

The shift indicator is electric, and is the same on 54.
Frank Allen
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Frank Allen

wis I could answer your question, it can be done...

wis I could answer your question, it can be done in a few minutes by a competent hydramatic mech, ill try to find out for you , I know a old timer that can tell me if I can find him. what ever he did...
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Frank Allen

hydramatic

These transmissions were used in 18 wheel trucks , GM buses early 50 s used in all kinds of things, they were tough. our school bought a new GM bus and a 6 cyl and hydramatic, ran for the next 20 yrs...
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Frank Allen

Larry, you are right, early hydramatics started...

Larry, you are right, early hydramatics started out in second gear, I had a mech do something to mine and it shifted all 4, the linkage from the carb to trans mission adjust ment often changes shift...
Forum: Transmission
January 13th, 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
Posted By Frank Allen

[QUOTE=Charlie Jones;865742]Your first step...

[QUOTE=Charlie Jones;865742]Your first step should be to get your hands on a 49 Olds shop manual. Your problem may be related to throttle to trans linkage adjustment. The shop manual will tell you...
January 12th, 2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By Frank Allen

Im a old geaser, been driving these cars since...

Im a old geaser, been driving these cars since new, nothing ive , 50 s were exciting yrs, olds made history when they came out with the 49 , it set records all over the place, and every year we...
January 12th, 2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank Allen

reply treadle vac

Got it , thanks for the help, Somebody somewhere has to provide the inside vacume hose, when you buy diffenet hoses they will not stay put , the rebuilders are doing something with them but don't...
January 12th, 2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank Allen

Thanks ill check it out. Frank

Thanks ill check it out. Frank
January 11th, 2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank Allen

thanks, hope I can find the post i found another...

thanks, hope I can find the post i found another booster at a car show and it had not been opened up i think it will be ok. love these cars. current car is a 55- 88 2 door 150 k miles. never had a...
January 11th, 2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,034
Posted By Frank Allen

the brake rebuild is fairly easy and parts are...

the brake rebuild is fairly easy and parts are avail the biggest problem I had was the vacume hose inside the treddle, the kits I bought did not include that internal hose, and I have not been able...
December 30th, 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,515
Posted By Frank Allen

only thing I did was get a steering column from...

only thing I did was get a steering column from junk yard and pump and bracket, dual grove balancer and water pump pulley and put it on the car, never had to touch it again,(20 years ago) nothing to...
December 30th, 2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Frank Allen

fuel pump 54

I like the stock pumps, my 55 is on its second one since new, I rebuilt it my self, I love your 54 it is really a rare one, I had a new 54 super 88 and through years of owning 54 and 55 olds I can...
December 30th, 2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Frank Allen

56 olds transmission

I was there working in 56 when the first ones rolled out, he may have a car that somebody put the hydramatic in, but I never seen one and I drove them with 6 miles on the odometer, never was so...
December 29th, 2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Frank Allen

56 olds did not use hydramatic, hydramatic had no...

56 olds did not use hydramatic, hydramatic had no lines and were discontinued at the end od the 55 production. then the jet away came out.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 20th, 2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Frank Allen

what we did was lower the rear not the front,...

what we did was lower the rear not the front, however both are a mistake because the front end goes out of alignment and rides like a mack truck . why not leave it the way it was engineered in the...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
December 20th, 2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Frank Allen

Wow rocketdownunder did an amazing job on that...

Wow rocketdownunder did an amazing job on that car! The idea of air bags crossed my mind but don't think I'm going that route just yet. My idea for this car is classic 50's hotrod how it would have...
December 20th, 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,300
Posted By Frank Allen

First the king pins, they absolutely have to be...

First the king pins, they absolutely have to be reamed to size after being installed, so a reamer is needed. easy to over do it so go easy., on the hydramtic, the downshift rod that runs from...
December 19th, 2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,770
Posted By Frank Allen

stay with the 54, ive owned one and several 55...

stay with the 54, ive owned one and several 55 one of which I still have, the 54 was a better built car than the 55. I have the original 324 engine in mine with hydramatic, 154 k miles, runs and...
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