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Forum: Electrical
Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By joe_padavano

Olds never installed a Woderbar in the A-body...

Olds never installed a Woderbar in the A-body cars. It is possible to retrofit one from a full size, but they were not factory.
Forum: Cars For Sale
Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By joe_padavano

Depends on the state. Some states still don't...

Depends on the state. Some states still don't issue titles for cars over a certain age. This is perfectly legal. On the other hand, if the state in question DOES issue titles and the car doesn't...
Today, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By joe_padavano

None of the 1980s Oldsmobile Qjets used an...

None of the 1980s Oldsmobile Qjets used an electric choke - they were hot air choke to the end of production in 1990. Chevy did and I typically recommend getting the choke coil from a mid-80s Chevy...
Forum: Big Blocks
Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By joe_padavano

^^^THIS. Drive out the spring pin holding the...

^^^THIS. Drive out the spring pin holding the driven gear to the shaft, and the shaft simply pulls up out of the housing. Be sure there are no burrs on the edges of that spring pin hole first,...
Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By joe_padavano

Update: Even RockAuto has the kits - for about...

Update: Even RockAuto has the kits - for about $16. Where exactly have you been looking???
Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By joe_padavano

First, every single Olds Qjet since the 1970...

First, every single Olds Qjet since the 1970 model year has an integral choke. Second, if you type 7043250 quadrajet rebuild kit into Google, you get a boatload of sources. Prices seen to be right...
Yesterday, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By joe_padavano

They do, but be sure to get Grade 8.

They do, but be sure to get Grade 8.
Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,320
Posted By joe_padavano

[/left] Type GM power seat coupler into Google....

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Type GM power seat coupler into Google. And yes, the G-body coupler that is available everywhere on line is the same part used in the B- and C-body cars.

...
December 16th, 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By joe_padavano

As does pretty much everything I look at...

As does pretty much everything I look at...
December 16th, 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By joe_padavano

First of all, if the pedal is soft, the booster...

First of all, if the pedal is soft, the booster is not your problem. A lack of boost will give you a rock hard pedal that won't move. Bleed the rest of the air out of the system before spending any...
December 16th, 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By joe_padavano

I actually agree with Kyle. I wondered why...

I actually agree with Kyle. I wondered why Oldsmobile CSMs (for example) were listed under Misc. I assumed the Misc. was for non-Oldsmobile items. An "Oldsmobilia" classifieds heading would be a...
December 16th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By joe_padavano

To expand a little, the Type O is simply one of a...

To expand a little, the Type O is simply one of a number of different, unique rear axle assemblies used by various GM divisions in the 1960s. Most people are only familiar with the Chevy 10 bolt and...
December 15th, 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By joe_padavano

For the 1971 model year, the Cutlass hardtop...

For the 1971 model year, the Cutlass hardtop coupe did not get rear armrests. Cutlass S hardtop and sport coupes did get them. If your VIN starts with 3187... or 3287... It did not come with them. If...
December 15th, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By joe_padavano

Yeah, when I look at the original picture, I can...

Yeah, when I look at the original picture, I can see that the number is stamped upside down on the block.
Forum: Cars For Sale
December 15th, 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By joe_padavano

What a turd. First, that is NOT original paint....

What a turd. First, that is NOT original paint. Heck, look at the pinstripes around the edge of the wide stripes on the hood. What's wrong with this picture? :rolleyes:
...
December 15th, 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By joe_padavano

A factory VIN derivative has nine characters....

A factory VIN derivative has nine characters. Obviously yours is not factory. Either it's a marine or industrial block or it's a rebuilt or service motor with some non-standard stamp. I'm afraid...
December 15th, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By joe_padavano

To clarify a little, A, B, and E-body bucket seat...

To clarify a little, A, B, and E-body bucket seat headrests use the two round bars.

...
Forum: Transmission
December 15th, 2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By joe_padavano

Some useful info: ...

Some useful info:

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/calibrate-gm-mechanical-speedometers/

Also, plan on replacing both the inner and outer seals on the speedo gear housing on the trans when...
Forum: Cutlass
December 15th, 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By joe_padavano

Yes, orange wire is hot with key on. Of the...

Yes, orange wire is hot with key on. Of the other two, the black or black with orange stripe is the kickdown and should only get power at W.O.T. The other is the converter and is powered both at...
December 15th, 2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By joe_padavano

^^^THIS. The W29 package was available...

^^^THIS. The W29 package was available independent of drivetrain choice. For those who denigrate the VIN 9 307 cars with 180 HP, keep in mind that for the 1972 model year you could get a VIN H 350...
December 15th, 2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By joe_padavano

As I said, every monitor renders colors...

As I said, every monitor renders colors differently.

In any case, I always thought the name "Covert Beige" was an oxymoron... :D
December 15th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By joe_padavano

It's always hard to tell colors on a monitor, but...

It's always hard to tell colors on a monitor, but the car in the ebay ad looks more like Bamboo (81) than Covert Beige (50). Of course, a glance at the cowl tag will tell you which it is. The 1972...
Forum: Transmission
December 15th, 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By joe_padavano

Your trans is actually a Super Turbine 300 (also...

Your trans is actually a Super Turbine 300 (also called ST300). Oldsmobile used the marketing name Jetaway for this trans. I don't know what "update" you are looking for, but you can certainly...
Forum: Cutlass
December 15th, 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By joe_padavano

Both the kickdown and converter pitch are...

Both the kickdown and converter pitch are activated using electric solenoid valves in the transmission. The accelerator bellcrank on the firewall has the electric switch that provides power to these...
December 15th, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By joe_padavano

Can't speak to the mileage, but the car does look...

Can't speak to the mileage, but the car does look legit as an unmolested 442 (well, except for the fact that the cutout bumper and trumpets were added, since no 350 car came with them). For example,...
December 15th, 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By joe_padavano

Not even close. The turn signal openings are...

Not even close. The turn signal openings are only one of a number of differences. Hint: Google images is your friend.

...
Forum: Transmission
December 14th, 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By joe_padavano

The speedo drive and driven gears are unique to...

The speedo drive and driven gears are unique to each model of transmission. They do not interchange. You need to get the correctly sized speedo gears for your TH350. Many trans vendors sell them. ...
Forum: 442
December 14th, 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By joe_padavano

Look again at the exhaust manifold. The "X"...

Look again at the exhaust manifold. The "X" manifold with casting no. 412287 is from a 1973-74 BBO car and is functionally equivalent to the 402295 "W" manifold used on the 69-72 442s. This later...
Forum: Body work
December 14th, 2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By joe_padavano

Well, you're missing telling us year, model, body...

Well, you're missing telling us year, model, body style...
Forum: 442
December 14th, 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By joe_padavano

I'll add that the heads are 1970 "E" castings....

I'll add that the heads are 1970 "E" castings. The intake is a 1966-67 factory casting (note the lack of a tapped port on the driver's side of the coolant crossover). The carb appears to be a Chevy...
Forum: 442
December 14th, 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By joe_padavano

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1500x1125/vin_stamp_66c19a80b4fdc6bf7197752a1e405edde351eaec.png...
December 14th, 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By joe_padavano

Unfortunately, yes. The only difference is that...

Unfortunately, yes. The only difference is that the heater-only box doesn't have the ducting to the dash vents that has to be removed when you pull out the under dash unit. There are still...
December 14th, 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By joe_padavano

The part numbers are different in the factory...

The part numbers are different in the factory parts book. The 1965s use a downflow radiator. The 1967s use a cross flow radiator. The shape of the core support and thus the mounting points for the...
Forum: Small Blocks
December 13th, 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By joe_padavano

Your previous post made it sound like reading the...

Your previous post made it sound like reading the CSM was causing the confusion about the neoprene seal. Sorry if I read too much into that.
December 13th, 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By joe_padavano

You're right. I didn't look closely enough at the...

You're right. I didn't look closely enough at the first photo. It appears to have the same four bucket seats. Interesting.
Forum: Small Blocks
December 13th, 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 935
Posted By joe_padavano

I'm sorry, but you are making this WAAAAY harder...

I'm sorry, but you are making this WAAAAY harder than it is.

1) You'll find nothing in the CSM about a neoprene rear main seal because the only factory seal was rope
2) No one lists the BS6141...
December 13th, 2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By joe_padavano

The Apollo is not an "experimental", it's just...

The Apollo is not an "experimental", it's just one of many showcars built over the years to test public reaction to various styling ideas and features. The 1954 F-88 is another such car, as were the...
Forum: Big Blocks
December 11th, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By joe_padavano

It's a 1/4" square key. When I typed Oldsmobile...

It's a 1/4" square key. When I typed Oldsmobile crankshaft key into Google, I got a bunch of sources, including Inline and Supercars.

...
December 11th, 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By joe_padavano

^^^THIS. GM didn't use the SPID sticker until...

^^^THIS. GM didn't use the SPID sticker until the mid-80s.
December 11th, 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By joe_padavano

Yeah, because it's cheap. Fewer moving parts,...

Yeah, because it's cheap. Fewer moving parts, lower cost to make, lower cost to install.

The reality is that there are literally millions of one ton trucks on the road with hydroboost from the...
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