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July 7th, 2019, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Rocketbrian

That's my understanding. My 442 has the curly Q ...

That's my understanding. My 442 has the curly Q and my 2 455 SXs just use a simple C shape with a tail to the stove. This also ties in with the Olds parts books I have. It is part number 407016 and...
Forum: Body & Paint
June 23rd, 2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rocketbrian

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Fusick have come out with the outer weatherstrips...
Forum: Body work
May 26th, 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,152
Posted By Rocketbrian

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The flaps go on the wheel side of the inner fender and the staples...
May 25th, 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,792
Posted By Rocketbrian

Remember when installing the spring to leave the...

Remember when installing the spring to leave the oblong hole in the LCA partially or wholly exposed as per the CSM.
May 23rd, 2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By Rocketbrian

Based on the curly Q choke pipe, that 455 is from...

Based on the curly Q choke pipe, that 455 is from a 442 and therefore would be a large intake valve version. Good selling feature.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 15th, 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Rocketbrian

Are the Corteco and the Detroit .028" gaskets the...

Are the Corteco and the Detroit .028" gaskets the same or completely different? I have a pair of Detroit that my builder may use in my current build.
May 12th, 2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Rocketbrian

I was chatting with a friend of mine who owns...

I was chatting with a friend of mine who owns three 72 Cutlasses and mentioned my axle issue and he says he has one from a low mileage 72 Cutlass that he will give me, so I'm I luck. Great to have...
May 10th, 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Rocketbrian

Thanks Jim. So it would seem with no one offering...

Thanks Jim. So it would seem with no one offering makes of axles or part numbers, there are no companies making bolt in ready 28 spline axles for 71 and 72 A bodies with the 8.5 corporate rear end....
May 9th, 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Rocketbrian

I dont know, but I don't hear any noise.

I dont know, but I don't hear any noise.
May 9th, 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Rocketbrian

Funny you should mention Supercars, after reading...

Funny you should mention Supercars, after reading your comment, I received my first order from them this afternoon. I looked on their website and they don't list any axles for the 71 8.5 10 bolt....
May 9th, 2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Rocketbrian

71 8.5 axle runout

I have had an annoying vibration from the rear of my 71 Cutlass since forever. I ran up the back wheels last night on axle stands and you can certainly see wheel run out of the SS111s, as the all...
Forum: Transmission
May 9th, 2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Rocketbrian

There were two versions of the T400 transmission...

There were two versions of the T400 transmission in 1970 for the SX, depending which version of the 455 was in the car. The 2bbl and the 4bbl big car version of the 455 had the OD code, while the 442...
April 29th, 2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By Rocketbrian

Big block convertibles didn't receive the front...

Big block convertibles didn't receive the front braces, only the rear reinforcement bars. I presume the side frame inserts on convertibles provided enough additional torsional rigidity.
April 25th, 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Rocketbrian

Very nice. I have used Legendary on two of my...

Very nice. I have used Legendary on two of my cars and wouldn't consider anything else. Curious, did you buy Pearl white seatbacks and side panels from them or did you spray your existing panels?
April 11th, 2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Rocketbrian

You realize the fuel lines only go to the frame...

You realize the fuel lines only go to the frame section behind the front wheel, while the emission line is a much longer piece going to the canister.
Forum: Big Blocks
March 29th, 2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Rocketbrian

Since we have the same engine, what type of...

Since we have the same engine, what type of rebuild did you do? Stock or alot of performance upgrades? Do you have details of the pistons, cam etc. you used? Stock valve train?
Forum: Big Blocks
March 29th, 2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Rocketbrian

Thanks Joe, I was thinking most don't use them in...

Thanks Joe, I was thinking most don't use them in a rebuild. When the springs come apart, it will be easier to see how they compensated for the deep/shallow pockets as they switched positions between...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 28th, 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Rocketbrian

Rotators 71 G head

Does anyone bother with rotators when rebuilding? According to the CSM, a 71 G head is suppose to have rotators on the intake valves and retainers on the exhaust, this engine rebuilt 30 odd years ago...
March 28th, 2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,430
Posted By Rocketbrian

You certainly are multi-talented, from engine...

You certainly are multi-talented, from engine builder to upholsterer, nice work and attention to detail. A question for you on your engine build, I apologize if I missed the specs on your engine;...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 25th, 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Rocketbrian

Piston ID and tight rods

I've removed the crank from my previously rebuilt 71 455 and noted the number 961P on the underside of the pistons. I can't find any info on that piston. Any idea?
Secondly, I know this engine had a...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 21st, 2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Rocketbrian

The crank is still in the engine, so can I use...

The crank is still in the engine, so can I use plastigauge between the top of the crank and the main cap to get a true idea of existing clearance or does it need to be under the crank to the block?...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 21st, 2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Rocketbrian

Am I asking for trouble?

I have removed my previously rebuilt, (early 80s) 71 455 in order to replace motor mounts, repaint, correct mismatch of water pump and pulleys etc., exhaust manifold change and to replace the rear...
March 15th, 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rocketbrian

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March 14th, 2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rocketbrian

I also could never find carpet, now I see why....

I also could never find carpet, now I see why. They don't list flooring in the interior section under "Cutlass Supreme", only under "Cutlass". What's even odder, they list a convertible top motor...
Forum: 442
March 11th, 2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Rocketbrian

I have the same issue with my 71 quadrajet and...

I have the same issue with my 71 quadrajet and determined it to be the accelerator pump. It sticks first time using it after sitting.
March 2nd, 2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Rocketbrian

71/72 lower rad hose

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Forum: Big Blocks
February 19th, 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Rocketbrian

So as far as you could tell the bolt area is an...

So as far as you could tell the bolt area is an enclosed section, therefore any potential shavings couldn't go anywhere to cause an issue. That would be good news. I will hook up a vacuum and attach...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 18th, 2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Rocketbrian

Broken Choke Stove Bolts

A little info needed. I pulled the 455 out of my 71 SX convertible to correct many issues. One thing on the to do list is to replace the bolts in the choke stove as the bolt heads were snapped off. I...
February 12th, 2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Rocketbrian

The levers are from 71 and up Oldsmobile, but the...

The levers are from 71 and up Oldsmobile, but the bracket/plate that fastens to the inside firewall is not from a 70-72 A body. So most likely 73-77 if from an A body. I don't know when they went to...
Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

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Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

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February 9th, 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rocketbrian

I just had an Auburn posi unit put in my 71 442...

I just had an Auburn posi unit put in my 71 442 with the 8.5 corporate rear end and it works beautifully, and came highly recommended by several local shops. No one in my area deals with Eaton, which...
Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

Wow, what a score. I agree on the color change,...

Wow, what a score. I agree on the color change, Twilight blue has no equal. A few minor under the hood items would certainly bring it back to a more original state. Back in 89 I bought a Twilight...
Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

Thanks again. There is another Brian Smith on one...

Thanks again. There is another Brian Smith on one if these Olds sites, but that wasn't me commenting about the price, but congrats and well done. So you are reliving the SX experience after all these...
Forum: Transmission
February 9th, 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

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Forum: Other
February 7th, 2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Rocketbrian

I had my 71 Cutlass rad re-cored last year at a...

I had my 71 Cutlass rad re-cored last year at a local shop here in Nova Scotia. They measured to the exact inch and ordered the core from a company in Quebec, and I think it was Spectra, the company...
Forum: Cutlass
February 2nd, 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Rocketbrian

To be clear, when they refer to two piece lines,...

To be clear, when they refer to two piece lines, they aren't offering a split near the back to work around the tight body/frame issue, they are describing the long piece with many bends, combined...
Forum: Transmission
January 24th, 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Rocketbrian

71 SX T400 clean up

As one of my winter projects on my 71 SX convertible, I have removed the transmission to clean up and reseal. I found the OD code on the passenger side and from what I can tell it seems to have an...
January 9th, 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,143
Posted By Rocketbrian

I'm with you, as I indicated back in Jan of 2015....

I'm with you, as I indicated back in Jan of 2015. As it is attached to the Trim number, it must be related in some way to the body/trim. I recently came across a 70 Cutlass Supreme convertible that...
January 5th, 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 12,430
Posted By Rocketbrian

That number, ignoring the first digit, is...

That number, ignoring the first digit, is actually the date code of the tank. That tank number, which I presume you pulled from your car, was built the 7th of April 72. All three of my cars have a 2...
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