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July 17th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By atkinsom

Thank you for your great suggestions and pics. I...

Thank you for your great suggestions and pics. I decided to go with the cooper cobras on stock SSIII rims with 255/60/15 in the rear and 215/70/15 in the front. I measured up the wazoo for the rears...
June 6th, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks guys great stuff!!!...keep it coming as...

Thanks guys great stuff!!!...keep it coming as I'm using your suggestions to check out specs at the manufacturer sites. They all look great but the coopers do look pretty cool. If you can post pics...
June 5th, 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By atkinsom

thanks fun71. I guess I would have to say that I...

thanks fun71. I guess I would have to say that I like the white lettering as it ties in nicely with the period
June 5th, 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By atkinsom

Recommended tire brand for 15x7 SSIII rims on 1969 Cutlass S

Hi,


I've been reading and reading and my head is still spinning :) Just want some opinions good or bad from Classic Olds users on what brand of tires they would recommend based upon experience...
January 22nd, 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks very much Joe for the information as that...

Thanks very much Joe for the information as that will help with my decision on the 245/60/15 tire size.
January 20th, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By atkinsom

What size tire for 15x7 SSIII rims on 1969 Cutlass S?

Hi,


I'm looking to replace my 14" 14x7 rims with 15x7 SSIII stock rims I have with the bolt on caps. I've read a lot online here about guys using 245/60/15 all around on these rims on 70-71-72...
November 27th, 2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,003
Posted By atkinsom

I use Valvoline VR1 20W50 up here in Canada, on...

I use Valvoline VR1 20W50 up here in Canada, on my 455, during the summer months where it gets to 30+ Celsius on a semi-regular basis. I buy it at Walmart which generally has the best prices in our...
Forum: Electrical
November 27th, 2017, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By atkinsom

Checked to make sure the car starts in Park and...

Checked to make sure the car starts in Park and Neutral only correctly. Does not start in other gears. So based upon all the information it must be either an adjustment of the NSS switch or it's gone...
Forum: Electrical
November 26th, 2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By atkinsom

Brother's got a gauge pin set which includes a...

Brother's got a gauge pin set which includes a .090" pin.
Do I just place the car in drive first and then move the NSS switch left or right until I can fit the pin through cleanly OR do I put the...
Forum: Electrical
November 26th, 2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By atkinsom

Hi Joe, This is an original column shift car...

Hi Joe,

This is an original column shift car that is using the column shifter as it came from the factory....no floor shifter. It had a TH350 and was converted to a TH400 3 years ago and all...
Forum: Electrical
November 26th, 2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks very much. Sorry but what exactly is the...

Thanks very much. Sorry but what exactly is the steering column collar? I grabbed the part where my column shifter is located and moved that slightly left to right...is that the collar? Also I...
Forum: Electrical
November 26th, 2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By atkinsom

1969 Cutlass S Reverse Lights not working

Hi,

All of a sudden my reverse lights stopped working yet all my turn signals and other lights work perfect. Forgive me as I'm not very good with electrical and I've combed all the threads and...
May 26th, 2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By atkinsom

Sold!

Sold!
May 25th, 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By atkinsom

68-72 442 Complete 2.25" Custom Exhaust with Tips

I have for sale in excellent condition a complete custom bent 2.25" exhaust system for a 68-72 442 including the trumpet tips, Magnaflow #13265 mufflers and WZ exhaust manifolds. The factory...
January 31st, 2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By atkinsom

Mondello Headers/Pypes X-Pipe install on 1969 Cutlass

I'm installing a set of Mondello headers this spring http://www.mondellotwister.com/ExhaustSystem.htm HD-34F along with this http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/pye-xva13/overview/ XVA13 x pipe...
June 5th, 2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks guys for all the replies. I'm going to...

Thanks guys for all the replies. I'm going to swap out my thermostat as I also need to put in a new housing. I had someone recommend the emp/stewart components 180 thermostat as a great alternative...
May 25th, 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks everyone for all your assistance. One last...

Thanks everyone for all your assistance. One last question...when placing the Edelbrock AirGap aluminum intake back onto the factory J heads should I torque the ARP 3/8" bolts the builder used to...
May 25th, 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,606
Posted By atkinsom

Oil Pan Torque Specs for 1969 455

My engine builder used ARP bolts for the deep oil pan I purchased. I'm doing some torquing down right now after 3500 miles of engine break in. The bolts have 5/16" heads except for the corner ones...
May 25th, 2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

The leak has gotten much better over time since...

The leak has gotten much better over time since the torque down but I'm going to do the r and r regardless since it broke through already. I've looked at the CSM and it's my first attempt at this so...
May 22nd, 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

Ok here's the update. After taking the car for a...

Ok here's the update. After taking the car for a drive I brought it home and with a glove ran my hand again through the whole aluminum intake back location. Low and behold there was the leak in the...
May 22nd, 2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks Joe I'll take another look again. I've...

Thanks Joe I'll take another look again. I've also noticed that my thermostat housing is leaking. Is there a possibility that under high RPM the housing leaks more and then sends it down the intake...
May 22nd, 2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks Rob but I'm not using the heater core...

Thanks Rob but I'm not using the heater core right now so there are no hoses to the intake as the water pump has a cap off right now...just trying to figure out if there are freeze plugs at the back...
May 22nd, 2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By atkinsom

Rad fluid leak from torque converter cover

I'm getting a rad fluid leak from the torque converter cover hole after driving the car for a few minutes. Checked the back of the intake and nothing there. Trying to figure out if there are any...
May 14th, 2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

The clutch vendor indicates that it's not...

The clutch vendor indicates that it's not compatible with a 1969 Oldsmobile of any trim level. Is this a universal unit that you didn't have to modify? will the holes line up proper with the water...
May 11th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

Using the factory original 6 blade clutch fan out...

Using the factory original 6 blade clutch fan out of a 69. Tried 2 different ones and they both behaved exactly the same with a loud sound when the engine got hot. Have the rubber side mounts on the...
May 11th, 2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

Ok I'm sold on not worrying..I'll just reroute...

Ok I'm sold on not worrying..I'll just reroute the bypass hose from the water pump to the back of the intake instead of using a cap off and be happy. Thanks guys for setting me straight and I'll keep...
May 11th, 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

The reason I'm concerned is that everywhere I...

The reason I'm concerned is that everywhere I read it says it's running too hot and should be closer to 180-185 and stay at that temp on the highway when driving. Granted the motor has about 3000...
May 11th, 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks for the reply but no sure how to increase...

Thanks for the reply but no sure how to increase fan speed with the clutch. I've tried 2 different clutch fans off 2 different 1969 cars with AC and same result. Clutch appears to be working as it...
May 11th, 2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,652
Posted By atkinsom

Which Thermostat to buy to get temps downs?

I have a rebuilt 1969 455 60 over with Keith Black pistons, mild lunati cam, ported J heads and stock manifolds with 4 core radiator. Also have a shroud with a clutch fan. Nothing too radical. The...
October 16th, 2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks guys...going under the dash and...

Thanks guys...going under the dash and disconnecting the switch and clean all the contacts to the switch...will try a second switch out of a local donor to test as well. Also found the section in the...
October 16th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By atkinsom

Bump... anyone...just a breadcrumb :)

Bump... anyone...just a breadcrumb :)
October 13th, 2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By atkinsom

Wiper Motor Stopped Working

I went to use my wipers yesterday from my 1969 Cutlass S and it didn't want to work. I would put it in the slow position and heard a click like a solenoid kicking in but nothing happened. Went to...
June 11th, 2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By atkinsom

Just an FYI I went with Roger and he was...

Just an FYI I went with Roger and he was excellent. Very nice guy and really knows his olds stuff. Would recommend in a heart beat. Cheers.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 11th, 2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,881
Posted By atkinsom

Well just to follow up on this thread. The rope...

Well just to follow up on this thread. The rope seal DID in fact seal up very nice indeed just like the builder said so kudos to him and others that forced me to be patient :) Not a drop of oil...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 16th, 2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,881
Posted By atkinsom

Spoke to the builder again and he swears it will...

Spoke to the builder again and he swears it will stop leaking. He wants me to drive it about 500 miles and go on a couple of longer 30-45 minute trips. He says he has great success with a rope seal...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 15th, 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,881
Posted By atkinsom

OK thanks guys...going to try to get 3-400...

OK thanks guys...going to try to get 3-400 hundred miles in after it stops raining this weekend. Let's see if that leak seals up as the builder says...thanks again
Forum: Big Blocks
May 14th, 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,881
Posted By atkinsom

Rear Main Seal Leak on new 455 engine rebuild

I Just picked up my newly rebuilt 455 that the engine builder put together using a rope seal for the rear main. The builder always prefers to use a rope seal as opposed to the neoprene one for the...
March 21st, 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By atkinsom

Thanks guys...appreciate the comments. I'll keep...

Thanks guys...appreciate the comments. I'll keep digging and try to come up with the best package as per the builder and mechanic. I guess at the end of the day they'll have a good idea on what works...
March 20th, 2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By atkinsom

OK how about I rephrase the question given that...

OK how about I rephrase the question given that this doesn't appear to be a popular street carb given the # of views with no replies...if I wasn't going with this carb what would be the carb of...
March 19th, 2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By atkinsom

AED Performance Carbs Recommendation

I'm looking at anyone's experience with this brand of carb. It's been recommended by my engine builder as a great fit not requiring an electric or mechanical choke. He's had great success with them...
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