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October 7th, 2018, 03:23 AM
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Posted By Aviator

Gentlemen, thanks again for your help. Very nice...

Gentlemen, thanks again for your help. Very nice page, Dave. Thanks for the link. To those offering to come fly over (on my dime) and do the rebuild for you. I'd love to be able to take you up on...
September 20th, 2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Aviator

Gentlemen, once again I really appreciate all...

Gentlemen, once again I really appreciate all your advise. Will keep my carb and attempt the rebuild myself probably in November. I'll be sure to report back.

Greetings from Heidelberg, Germany
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September 20th, 2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Aviator

Thanks Tedd. The advice mechanism appears to be...

Thanks Tedd. The advice mechanism appears to be mechanically stuck/froze so will probably need to do what Eric said. I will of course also check the vacuum canister and get a new one if needed.
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September 19th, 2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Aviator

Thanks Gentlemen, it looks like I may have myself...

Thanks Gentlemen, it looks like I may have myself a little project for the winter time. As suggested I think I'll attempt the rebuild myself given that I can still purchase a rebuilt carb later. All...
September 18th, 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Aviator

Thanks Eric. Will do. Stefan

Thanks Eric. Will do. Stefan
September 18th, 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Aviator

The advance mechanism inside the dizzy does not...

The advance mechanism inside the dizzy does not move. So vacuum or no vacuum makes no difference.
September 18th, 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Aviator

Rebuilt Distributor for 1957 Super88

Just like my carb, I think my dizzy could use a rebuild. I noticed that the vac advance mechanism is physically not moving inside the distributor. Who knows what else it needs. It does run pretty...
September 18th, 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Aviator

Rebuilt Rochester 4GC

Hello,

I think my 1957 Super88 could do with a carb rebuild or a rebuilt carb. It runs pretty good but I have no idea when the carb was last rebuilt and they usually have things wrong with them...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
February 13th, 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Aviator

Plus, this wikipedia page...

Plus, this wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_General_Motors_factories says that South Gate was "First GM plant to build multi-carline body/chassis (Buick/Olds/Pontiac)serially....
Forum: Eighty-Eight
February 13th, 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Aviator

Thanks for the link. However, I can't find a...

Thanks for the link. However, I can't find a mention of Fisher in it. Having said that google turned up this site which mentions South Gate as a Fisher plant....
Forum: Eighty-Eight
February 13th, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Aviator

My VIN is 578C03454 and this online VIN decoder...

My VIN is 578C03454 and this online VIN decoder https://www.v8cars.hu/oldsvin/decode.php says this means assembled in South Gate, CA. So that's the car? The body? Both?
Forum: Eighty-Eight
February 13th, 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Aviator

Thank you both so much for this. Looks like my...

Thank you both so much for this. Looks like my car has been repainted in the original colors including the trim stripe and the wheels. The interior was redone in full cloth with materials very close...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
February 12th, 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Aviator

Question !957 Cowl Tag Decode

Hello,

I could use some help decoding my cowl tag. It's a 1957 Super88 Sedan.

Style: 57-3669D
Body No: BC 412
Trim: 383
Paint: 60-60-41-41
ACC
February 7th, 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Aviator

Hey Craig, thanks for letting me know. I'm in...

Hey Craig, thanks for letting me know. I'm in Columbus, OH twice a year for flight simulator training. Will be in touch if there is anything I need from you.

Sfefan
February 3rd, 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Aviator

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
January 17th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Aviator

Thank you Tedd. Very useful info regarding the...

Thank you Tedd. Very useful info regarding the ball joints. Stefan
Forum: Big Blocks
January 15th, 2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Aviator

Great info. Thank you Charlie.

Great info. Thank you Charlie.
January 13th, 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Aviator

Thank you Gentlemen. I appreciate the warm...

Thank you Gentlemen. I appreciate the warm welcome.
January 13th, 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Aviator

Al lot of great input thanks. I would not have...

Al lot of great input thanks. I would not have thought of the battery wires. Fuel pump is a good one, too. Yeah, shipping to Germany takes a bit longer and it involves customs and import taxes. I'm...
January 12th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Aviator

Thanks Jim. I fly business jets. Currently the...

Thanks Jim. I fly business jets. Currently the Citation Latitude. Do you fly? Sorry for off topic. Stefan
January 12th, 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Aviator

Parts to have in stock for '57

Hello All,

I just bought my first Olds. A '57 Super 88 Sedan. I'm in Germany where most parts for this car are not readily available. I'd like to keep a small stock of parts which are likely to...
January 12th, 2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Aviator

'57 Super 88 owner from Germany

Hello All

First post from this new member. I am Stefan from Heidelberg, Germany. I just bough this 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Sedan. I am the second owner in Germany and the car is believed to have...
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