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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles August 27th, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By Russ P in MD
Looks like they still make those seat pads. I...

Looks like they still make those seat pads. I can remember my grandfather had those in his '58 Super 88.
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Forum: Eighty-Eight August 13th, 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 544
Posted By Russ P in MD
Would be fun to drive to NJ and watch them try to...

Would be fun to drive to NJ and watch them try to put gas in it :p
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles May 1st, 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 989
Posted By Russ P in MD
You still see NOS Delco regulators on eBay, would...

You still see NOS Delco regulators on eBay, would they be any better? Or even an older NORS like a Borg Warner?


This one is suppose to fit 55-56 with A/C. NFI

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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles March 17th, 2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Russ P in MD
Just took a few pics, original car

Just took a few pics, original car
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles February 13th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By Russ P in MD
With privacy laws added over recent years it's...

With privacy laws added over recent years it's pretty much a dead end trying to search the DMV for owner history. Law enforcement can still do this, but will not unless it's for a legitimate use.
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles February 6th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By Russ P in MD
First thing I'd look for is an Oldsmobile sales...

First thing I'd look for is an Oldsmobile sales brochure for that model year. Maybe try googling a few key words and see what you get. Not sure if they would be mostly pictures, or list the trim...
Forum: Eighty-Eight December 8th, 2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Russ P in MD
Not applicable here, but I found this on the...

Not applicable here, but I found this on the Buick site regarding 56-59 GM Canadian paint codes:

https://www.teambuick.com/forums/showthread.php?24718-Canadian-Paint-Codes-help


DuPont of...
Forum: Eighty-Eight December 7th, 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Russ P in MD
The "Trim" code 381 for US cars was "Dark Gray...

The "Trim" code 381 for US cars was "Dark Gray Pattern 'Bolster' Light Gray Pattern Cloth" if that's of any help.


The "Model" number looks somewhat similar to the US body "Style No.", but...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles November 9th, 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Russ P in MD
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-oldsrearbumper_9f17c6ccefe297b14d6fa0a149d28a14388eb20e.jpg...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles August 28th, 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,388
Posted By Russ P in MD
If it does go across the pond, make sure you let...

If it does go across the pond, make sure you let them know the trick to filling it with gas/petrol ;). I have fond memories of riding in the back of my grandfather's black/white 58 Super 88 as a...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles June 6th, 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Russ P in MD
Indeed. I always thought those were 57 deluxe...

Indeed. I always thought those were 57 deluxe wheel covers!
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles June 5th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Russ P in MD
Here's an old thread where I posted a few pics of...

Here's an old thread where I posted a few pics of 55 and 56 buckets. I think at the time we were looking for something to fit a 55, and determined the 56 buckets would not work. Got lucky and found...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles May 31st, 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By Russ P in MD
Had a chance to measure originals off an S88, and...

Had a chance to measure originals off an S88, and NOS pieces last weekend. All were the same and under 1.00 inch. Only guess my dad had was that maybe the 98s were wider? Couldn't think of any...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles December 18th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Russ P in MD
Someone on a Camaro site I frequent said they...

Someone on a Camaro site I frequent said they used these guys and they did good work. I have no dealings with this company:
http://www.sms-auto.com/


There was also another place mentioned,...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles November 29th, 2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By Russ P in MD
Yes, exterior color and interior (at least style)...

Yes, exterior color and interior (at least style) are indicated on the tag as I recall. Also, they tended to rust in the front fender below the headlights, down by the bumper surround trim. If the...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles November 28th, 2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By Russ P in MD
If you have a service manual, there may be...

If you have a service manual, there may be something in there to decode the cowl tag. I haven't looked in quite a while, but here's also a link to a discussion on some other site. I googled...
Forum: Ninety-Eight November 18th, 2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Russ P in MD
Must have ended in the early 60s. We had a 64...

Must have ended in the early 60s. We had a 64 Starfire back in the day and I don't recall seeing it on that car either.
Forum: Ninety-Eight November 17th, 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Russ P in MD
I know at least Olds and Chevy used it, and would...

I know at least Olds and Chevy used it, and would expect it was common across GM, at least on higher level models. May not have been noticed because it was thin like an asphalt shingle and painted...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles October 27th, 2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By Russ P in MD
If you can't find an original, maybe contact...

If you can't find an original, maybe contact someone like these guys and tell them your predicament:
http://streetrodbracketry.com/

...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles October 17th, 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Russ P in MD
Here's a link to some 4GC manual pages that may...

Here's a link to some 4GC manual pages that may be of some use. If you click on the "A pdf version is available here" link, the last 5 pages deal with 54-56.

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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles September 6th, 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Russ P in MD
You might find shocks listed on a website like...

You might find shocks listed on a website like Rockauto, to get a cross reference on part numbers, then go to your FLAPS or buy online. But they may even have them listed in the system at your local...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles August 29th, 2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Russ P in MD
I've never used them, but in Camaro circles I've...

I've never used them, but in Camaro circles I've heard this place mentioned numerous times. They usually call and speak with someone there who is a good source, but I can't recall his name:
...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles August 15th, 2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Russ P in MD
Treadle Vac pics and questions

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-treadlevac_a_6ea8bdc6d413c04db8a8725d16810ef945d5acaf.jpg
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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles May 6th, 2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Russ P in MD
If you don't have to jump through hoops for at...

If you don't have to jump through hoops for at state inspection, I'd be tempted to go with the rat rod look while you sort out the mechanicals, then drive it awhile. Maybe do a little inexpensive...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles April 1st, 2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Russ P in MD
Dearborn MI car sale this weekend

Someone posted this on a Camaro site I frequent. A fair amount of Oldsmobiles:


A Michigan Family Is Selling A 127 MUSCLE Car Collection This Weekend – Here’s the List Of All The Cars AND The...
Forum: Major Builds & Projects March 11th, 2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Posted By Russ P in MD
There's a guy at spring Carlisle in the lower...

There's a guy at spring Carlisle in the lower field that usually has some fender skirts, and I seem to recall some 54 to 56 sets in pretty good shape, but can't recall if the flat top style or the...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles February 17th, 2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By Russ P in MD
Hard to tell the size of the bullet connector,...

Hard to tell the size of the bullet connector, but British Leyland used similar bullet connectors in TR6s, MGBs etc. up into at least the 1970s. Here's a place where I buy them:

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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles January 27th, 2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By Russ P in MD
There's a NORS one on eBay for $75, NFI...

There's a NORS one on eBay for $75, NFI...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles January 8th, 2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Russ P in MD
Did you check out Jungle Jim's in the same plaza?...

Did you check out Jungle Jim's in the same plaza? We usually stop at one of their two locations every time we're in the area. Neat grocery store.
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Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles January 4th, 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Russ P in MD
I should have stopped in...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/1328x747/80-57oldseastgate_425dbd196def66a901f47cb6a5d51a5923c3fc81.jpg

... and told them to change their name to Hwy 57. They...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles December 11th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By Russ P in MD
Just reviving this old thread to add info. I...

Just reviving this old thread to add info. I found a company that has the standard 3/8" channel used for the door glass bottom lift channel in many old cars - C R Laurence Company Inc., with various...
Forum: Eighty-Eight November 19th, 2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Russ P in MD
Possibly, with a little additional modification. ...

Possibly, with a little additional modification. But I really have no idea and don't want to lead you astray. You may want to try to PM Tedd Thompson as he's probably one of the most knowledgeable...
Forum: Eighty-Eight November 18th, 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By Russ P in MD
The only one I've seen mentioned here is the...

The only one I've seen mentioned here is the Newport unit. Do a forum search in the Vintage forum using "Newport Wipers" to get details. Here's the company
...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles October 9th, 2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Russ P in MD
You may need to find a local muffler shop willing...

You may need to find a local muffler shop willing to do the fabrication. Some may refuse but keep looking. Also, I found this site, maybe contact him and see if he sells the individual components?...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles May 15th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Russ P in MD
If that car is solid and mechanicals are good,...

If that car is solid and mechanicals are good, seems like a bargain basement price, no? Maybe one of those "too good to be true" listings.
Forum: Eighty-Eight April 17th, 2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,258
Posted By Russ P in MD
I seem to recall the Service Manual has info on...

I seem to recall the Service Manual has info on the engine codes, possibly also the cowl trim tag.
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles November 18th, 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Russ P in MD
That's very good news. One no longer has to...

That's very good news. One no longer has to cobble together a tank if the original is beyond repair or missing. I need to take a closer look at that new catalog and see if they have any other new...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles November 18th, 2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By Russ P in MD
Actually if you have the original owner's manual...

Actually if you have the original owner's manual it should have the engine number penned in by the selling dealer. At least they did in'55. Does not match the VIN, but you may be able to correlate...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles October 31st, 2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Russ P in MD
I can't recall exactly how these open up, if at...

I can't recall exactly how these open up, if at all. I'd look around the rim of it, where it meets the trunk lid underside, and see if it has two opposing indentations / dimples. If it does, it...
Forum: Vintage Oldsmobiles August 15th, 2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,445
Posted By Russ P in MD
Eastwood apparently doesn't carry it. You may...

Eastwood apparently doesn't carry it. You may try contacting forum member Ross Racing Engines and see if they have any suggestions. Have you tried a local jobber? You may need the code first, or...
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