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Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 139
Posted By Fun71

The 71-up cars used that belt system, so you...

The 71-up cars used that belt system, so you could get a set from one of those years and it should be a direct fit. The buckles in those years were smaller - at least with the Deluxe buckles, not...
Forum: Big Blocks
Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Fun71

It's fairly easy to disassemble the distributor,...

It's fairly easy to disassemble the distributor, clean, grease, install new bushings, etc.
Weights are simple to change as they just drop onto pins and are held in place by the springs.
By "cam" do...
Yesterday, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 96
Posted By Fun71

Yes and no. Be sure to remove the choke cover...

Yes and no. Be sure to remove the choke cover gasket so that the electric heating element has a good ground to the carb body.


Accelerator pump will come in the kit, just be sure it is ethanol...
Forum: 442
Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Fun71

The surest way is to remove the diff cover and...

The surest way is to remove the diff cover and read the stamping on the edge of the ring gear. The number of teeth on the ring gear and the number of teeth on the pinion gear will be stamped there....
December 16th, 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Fun71

They get blurry with age?

They get blurry with age?
December 16th, 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Fun71

One of those is 16" diameter and the other is 15"...

One of those is 16" diameter and the other is 15" diameter, which means a different rim is required. You can't put a 15" tire on a 16" rim, nor can you put a 16" tire on a 15" rim.
December 13th, 2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Fun71

Hmm. 1970 cowl tag; 1971 bumpers, front end...

Hmm. 1970 cowl tag; 1971 bumpers, front end parts, and hood. Been in a wreck and repaired with '71 parts?
December 13th, 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Fun71

Agreed. The SS wheels changed to 15" in 1975.

Agreed. The SS wheels changed to 15" in 1975.
December 13th, 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Fun71

Yeah, a while back Joe even posted the page of...

Yeah, a while back Joe even posted the page of the CSM with that info. I can't say why my car doesn't match that, but I'm glad of what it is as I didn't have the issues you are experiencing when...
Forum: Electrical
December 13th, 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Fun71

I think the switch changes the power polarity...

I think the switch changes the power polarity depending upon which way the motor needs to run. One switch position puts +12V on one wire and grounds the other, then the opposite switch position swaps...
December 13th, 2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Fun71

That should do it.

That should do it.
December 12th, 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Fun71

I'm still surprised that our two '71 cars have...

I'm still surprised that our two '71 cars have different vacuum operation. That is just odd.
December 12th, 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Fun71

Am I sure about what? If you mean the vacuum...

Am I sure about what?
If you mean the vacuum operation of my car, then yes, I am certain of that as I checked it with a vacuum gauge as described in post #3 above.
December 12th, 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Fun71

So you're saying the heater valve control on your...

So you're saying the heater valve control on your '71 is the opposite of my '71? Mine has no vacuum with the temp slider on WARM and vacuum with the temp slider on COOL.

This means my car uses the...
December 12th, 2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 583
Posted By Fun71

Are you certain that your intake manifold is the...

Are you certain that your intake manifold is the correct year for your car? I thought the change in vacuum operation coincided with the change in thread size. Ya know, to keep folks from installing...
Forum: 442
December 12th, 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Fun71

The engine VIN pad will tell you exactly what...

The engine VIN pad will tell you exactly what year the block is. The head casting letter will determine the year of the heads.
The second number is the block year of manufacture (1969 in the image...
Forum: Parts Wanted
December 12th, 2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Fun71

Is modifying one of your current ones with a stop...

Is modifying one of your current ones with a stop an option for you?

I ask because I had a 24 unit on my HEI and was easily able to convert it to 16 using a bushing I got from the local Ace...
December 11th, 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Fun71

Check and see if these are still available: ...

Check and see if these are still available:

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/parts-sale/19191-gauge-stereo-housings.html
December 10th, 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Fun71

just curious - do you have a key for the lock?

just curious - do you have a key for the lock?
December 10th, 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Fun71

Rock Auto has refills of all sizes and...

Rock Auto has refills of all sizes and manufacturers.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/wiper+&+washer,wiper+blade+refill
December 9th, 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By Fun71

A couple days ago there was a guy in front of me...

A couple days ago there was a guy in front of me in rush hour traffic driving a mid-60s full-size Chrysler. Not a restored car, but a driver with the original faded paint.
December 9th, 2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Fun71

Agree with the others. I can't remember a time in...

Agree with the others. I can't remember a time in the past 30 years that I didn't have some type of drip on the car. Presently the trans leaks after having it rebuilt a couple years ago - one of the...
December 7th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

A couple of good reads on this topic. ...

A couple of good reads on this topic.

https://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11447838/self-driving-cars-challenges-obstacles


...
Forum: Big Blocks
December 7th, 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Fun71

How did water get in? Were the spark plugs out,...

How did water get in? Were the spark plugs out, carb off, intake off, or???
Forum: Transmission
December 7th, 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Fun71

I'm sure they can be used. The lines on my car...

I'm sure they can be used. The lines on my car aren't as straight as they were when the car left the factory as they have been bent for clearance, but I didn't have to replace them when the headers...
December 7th, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

Agreed. It does if you're counting on a...

Agreed.

It does if you're counting on a LIDAR system for "seeing" the roadway and other vehicles. Water droplets, whether rain, fog, or snow will diffract / block the laser. I've been in...
December 6th, 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

Well that would put a damper (ha!) on their use...

Well that would put a damper (ha!) on their use in areas with frequent heavy rain, such as practically everywhere along the Gulf Coast, or in areas of the north and midwest where it snows a lot.
December 6th, 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

The point is cars with human driver can do it,...

The point is cars with human driver can do it, but can an autonomous car do it?
December 6th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

No they don't. The freeways and city streets are...

No they don't. The freeways and city streets are full of cars driving as they typically do, the same as other areas of the country during heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.
Forum: The Clubhouse
December 5th, 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By Fun71

That's amazing. Most times I hear about thousands...

That's amazing. Most times I hear about thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicle. Glad y'all didn't trade a vehicle for some venison!
December 5th, 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

Exactly. Little rain and no snow, but I wonder...

Exactly. Little rain and no snow, but I wonder how they'll fare during a haboob?

...
December 5th, 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Fun71

Thanks for the info. I may buy one to have on...

Thanks for the info. I may buy one to have on hand, but as you can see the broken "e" isn't really much of an issue.

...
December 5th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

More information from a local news outlet: ...

More information from a local news outlet:



Wow, a delivery truck turning left caused the system to essentially crash. As Koda posted, these are not ready for use in an open system.
December 5th, 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Fun71

I'm curious - what's the date code on it?

I'm curious - what's the date code on it?
December 5th, 2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Fun71

The one on my car is broken as well. Been that...

The one on my car is broken as well. Been that was since at least 1998 when I painted the grilles; I've just never bothered with replacing the emblem as it isn't noticeable unless you "get right up...
December 5th, 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By Fun71

I drive mine all winter long.

I drive mine all winter long.
Forum: Small Blocks
December 5th, 2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Fun71

I put a set on my 70 Supreme 350 back in 1982 and...

I put a set on my 70 Supreme 350 back in 1982 and liked them enough to put a set on the 71 convertible in 1990. I have been very happy with them.
Ground clearance is not an issue. The only time I...
December 5th, 2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By Fun71

Yeah, those hideous vehicles have been on the...

Yeah, those hideous vehicles have been on the roads for quite a while now, with a lot of them in Tempe around the ASU campus.



And I see that story has some misleading information. It was not a...
December 4th, 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Fun71

Interesting. There are two basic pumps that will...

Interesting. There are two basic pumps that will fit just about any second generation Olds V-8 engine - with return line and without. The Carter line is M6108 (without) and M6109 (with).
AC Delco...
December 4th, 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Fun71

There's a multi-page thread about painting 71...

There's a multi-page thread about painting 71 Supreme grilles. I'll search for it and post a link.
Here it is:...
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