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May 6th, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Oldskeeper

Hi Craig, I forwarded your info to a guy in...

Hi Craig, I forwarded your info to a guy in Sweden looking for a set of "bell" drums for his 62 Starfire. If you can't ship them then work out shipping to me and I'll ship them over seas.
Thanks...
April 4th, 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Oldskeeper

Welcome to CO and great choice for a car, the 62...

Welcome to CO and great choice for a car, the 62 starfire is a great car.
You can find a complete rebuild kit at Kanter in N.J., you can get pistons from Terrill in Texas.
I've rebuilt several of...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
March 26th, 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Oldskeeper

As Dave stated there is a correct dual exhaust...

As Dave stated there is a correct dual exhaust manifold for your car. The manifold is for the 63/64 Starfire and 63/64 98 custom sport coupe. They show up every once in a while and you have a blocker...
March 14th, 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,228
Posted By Oldskeeper

On another note, one of my customers bought a...

On another note, one of my customers bought a rear bumper for his 62 Starfire from him. According to my customer the bumper was replated, of good quality and delivered on time. I told him this was a...
January 31st, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By Oldskeeper

Hi Eric, I rebuilt the 215 in my 61 and used...

Hi Eric,
I rebuilt the 215 in my 61 and used the Egge pistons, bored the block and fitted the rods to the pistons. We bought the rings from a jobber supply shop here and fitted them. I have no...
January 24th, 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Oldskeeper

This product will do what you need to do. Getting...

This product will do what you need to do. Getting the engine perfectly clean will be the hard part.
Removing the corrosion so it doesn't contaminate the weld might require drilling the hole larger...
January 22nd, 2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By Oldskeeper

Have you run a thread chaser tap into these holes...

Have you run a thread chaser tap into these holes to see how much thread is left?
I would heli-coil them if you have less then 60% thread left and change the bolts using a longer thread without...
January 20th, 2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,637
Posted By Oldskeeper

.Hammer dropped at 32K plus all of the other...

.Hammer dropped at 32K plus all of the other costs on top, I guess with the commentator explaining that it is a true 442 from 64 based on a black and white add that only ran once.
Has Joe P...
December 20th, 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Oldskeeper

Hi KQQLKAT, I sent a PM about the heat riser. ...

Hi KQQLKAT,
I sent a PM about the heat riser.
Steve
December 17th, 2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By Oldskeeper

Hello Dennis, The selector head assy (3.883)...

Hello Dennis,
The selector head assy (3.883) has a plastic rack and a plastic spur gear that dry out and break causing the cable to not function correctly, I'm remaking both of these now. The rack...
December 1st, 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Oldskeeper

Congratulations on a beautiful car, yes you would...

Congratulations on a beautiful car, yes you would have been kicking yourself if you passed on this.
From what I've seen and heard the factory spot lights also had a rear view mirror on the back.
...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 25th, 2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Oldskeeper

The #23 heads were starfire only in 61 and used...

The #23 heads were starfire only in 61 and used on all 62 to 64 394's. My guess is that they were swapped out at some point. The heads are to fit on either side so if the number is stamped on the...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 24th, 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Oldskeeper

There were 2 engines with a 2 bbl carb, low was...

There were 2 engines with a 2 bbl carb, low was painted a greenish colour and the higher compression was red. With 23 heads I would think the engine is out of a super 88 from 1962. How many grooves...
Forum: Big Blocks
November 22nd, 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Oldskeeper

The heads on these engines fit either side and...

The heads on these engines fit either side and back in the day the heads were swapped out for rebuilt ones.
I would check the piston top markings for correct compression ratio.
The timing chain/...
October 31st, 2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Oldskeeper

The problem we are all having with SMS is only...

The problem we are all having with SMS is only going to get worse as they are buying up all of the suppliers of old materials. The guy in Michigan and the guy in southern California sold out their...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
October 18th, 2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Oldskeeper

Contact Jaswest they are reproducing them. ...

Contact Jaswest they are reproducing them.
[email protected]
September 4th, 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Oldskeeper

My car (63 98 custom sport coupe) gets hot when...

My car (63 98 custom sport coupe) gets hot when driving and you can't hold your hand on it very long. I figured it was dual exhaust and transmission heat so I don't worry about it.
Steve
Forum: Transmission
September 3rd, 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Oldskeeper

Thanks Paul, PM sent

Thanks Paul,
PM sent
July 26th, 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,457
Posted By Oldskeeper

I have a friend looking for the 64 dual exhaust...

I have a friend looking for the 64 dual exhaust manifold drivers side, any chance you have one?
Steve
Forum: Big Blocks
July 20th, 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,084
Posted By Oldskeeper

Kyle, if you want a core block, I have several...

Kyle,
if you want a core block, I have several here that I won't be using.
I'm not interested in shipping so pickup only.
Steve
Forum: Big Blocks
July 14th, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,084
Posted By Oldskeeper

How about using the square totes that company's...

How about using the square totes that company's use for liquid product transport, see them for sale around here for 100 bucks and less with the outer steel frame. I'd cut the top off and try that....
July 11th, 2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By Oldskeeper

So Joe are you going to be bidding on this fine...

So Joe are you going to be bidding on this fine piece of history?
I think you can bid from the OCA swap meet area on line and hopefully sell enough parts to pay for it.
This would be a feather...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 27th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By Oldskeeper

I drive my car between 60 and 72 MPH all day...

I drive my car between 60 and 72 MPH all day long. Living in Ontario with the metric system the fastest we are supposed to travel at is 100 KPH or approx 62 MPH and when in the States I drive what...
June 25th, 2018, 08:54 AM
June 24th, 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Oldskeeper

I saw the fenders and they are complete with the...

I saw the fenders and they are complete with the chrome from the pictures. I would also check out the quarters he has for sale and the other parts. Your car doesn't look that bad and should be saved....
June 22nd, 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Oldskeeper

Post up some pictures of the rust and body damage...

Post up some pictures of the rust and body damage you are concerned about and maybe we can help with panel sections and floor pans. I bought a mig 20 years ago at home depot and I'm still using it,...
June 21st, 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Oldskeeper

I sent you a private message. Steve

I sent you a private message.
Steve
Forum: Big Blocks
June 20th, 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,168
Posted By Oldskeeper

Michidan, I saw your car there and it looks good,...

Michidan, I saw your car there and it looks good, glad the housing held up.
Steve
June 20th, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By Oldskeeper

I brought this point up when the site here was...

I brought this point up when the site here was revamped, I was told that they couldn't do it and what about the 70's starfire. I agree there should be a starfire section but for now we are...
Forum: Ninety-Eight
June 20th, 2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Oldskeeper

Fusick sells the glove box and it is a perfect...

Fusick sells the glove box and it is a perfect fit, I've bought them for my 63 and yes they are card board.
Steve
Forum: Transmission
June 15th, 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Oldskeeper

What Olds64 said, the settings can make or break...

What Olds64 said, the settings can make or break the transmission.
Next week I'll be making the 2 setting tools for the TV rod linkage settings.
Check the manual for the setting dimensions and...
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 5th, 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Oldskeeper

Jan, my crank was perfect and didn't need...

Jan, my crank was perfect and didn't need grinding either, rods needed one journal ground so I had them ground .010 under and couldn't find stock mains so had to bite the bullet and have the mains...
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 5th, 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Oldskeeper

Grinding .010 off a 394 crankshaft will not...

Grinding .010 off a 394 crankshaft will not effect how the engine runs or horsepower, or you can keep trying to source them out and wait and wait and one day they might show up some where. But by...
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 4th, 2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By Oldskeeper

I just ordered mains from Falcon Global...

I just ordered mains from Falcon Global Performance (along with other parts) and had to get -.010 as they don't have std in stock for my 62 394 starfire. I'm having the crank ground to suit -010 on...
May 30th, 2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By Oldskeeper

Looks like the breather line to the collector has...

Looks like the breather line to the collector has pulled out of the bottom, it's a vent line for trans.
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 22nd, 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,852
Posted By Oldskeeper

The police here offer the same thing, safe place...

The police here offer the same thing, safe place to do business. We had a run of bikes being stolen when the buyer would ask to take it for a ride. After driving by his car parked a couple of drive...
Forum: The Clubhouse
May 17th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,028
Posted By Oldskeeper

I see that Netflix is picking up Designated...

I see that Netflix is picking up Designated Survivor for next season.
May 11th, 2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 41,019
Posted By Oldskeeper

Welcome gopar73, I'm running 225/70/15 on my...

Welcome gopar73,
I'm running 225/70/15 on my 63 98 right now and they fit fine and my speedo is very close to the correct speed.
Forum: Ninety-Eight
May 7th, 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,599
Posted By Oldskeeper

I'm reproducing the rack and the drive gear if...

I'm reproducing the rack and the drive gear if you are interested, rack is aluminium and the gear is from high quality plastic that will handle the stress and not crack.
Jaswest.
April 28th, 2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Oldskeeper

Hi Justinj, I sent a PM, Thanks Steve

Hi Justinj,
I sent a PM,
Thanks
Steve
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