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June 5th, 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By shiftbyear

Nice color combination, What's under the hood?

Nice color combination, What's under the hood?
May 29th, 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By shiftbyear

Is this a factory 2 or 4 barrel car? Single or...

Is this a factory 2 or 4 barrel car? Single or dual exhaust? Some pics of the car and under the hood would help.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 27th, 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By shiftbyear

Inspect the areas where the work was done with...

Inspect the areas where the work was done with mirror and flashlight. Something may have been disconnected or melted. Good luck
May 27th, 2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By shiftbyear

Can you describe the problem? The best quadrajet...

Can you describe the problem? The best quadrajet guy in the country is in Mt. Vernon, OH. Cliff Ruggles, I've also heard great things about Everyday Performance. A picture of the engine without the...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 13th, 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By shiftbyear

There are some videos on YouTube for advancing...

There are some videos on YouTube for advancing HEI distributors, type in "hei advance curve" . Good luck
April 9th, 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By shiftbyear

So what's the synopsis? Was there a cutoff date...

So what's the synopsis? Was there a cutoff date for the 2 hole spoiler? Were the trunk lids pre-punched or template drilled? Are there any records or engineering drawings showing the different...
March 26th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By shiftbyear

Interesting, is the date on the carb 1977? A...

Interesting, is the date on the carb 1977? A replacement with only 2k? I like the bench seat credit on the sales invoice.
March 23rd, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By shiftbyear

I agree. I've seen specific cars I like on E-bay....

I agree. I've seen specific cars I like on E-bay. Some have been on there for a long time. The recent incorrect W-30 that sold for $137,000 may cause other cars to be overpriced. Another sad thing is...
Forum: Cars For Sale
March 19th, 2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,496
Posted By shiftbyear

1972 VISTA CRUISER (not mine)

Nice car, hope it's not a scam

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/tustin-1972-oldsmobile-vista-cruiser/6842936538.html
March 16th, 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By shiftbyear

Secret pontiac?

Never heard of this, too bad Olds didn't have something like this in their closet.
https://jalopnik.com/the-wild-pontiac-tojan-was-the-f-body-supercar-made-to-1833344639
Forum: Big Blocks
March 16th, 2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By shiftbyear

Sometimes sealing up the top half of the engine...

Sometimes sealing up the top half of the engine can cause the rings to loose their seal. This may not be what happened to you but I've heard of it before. Honda specifically mentions when changing...
March 15th, 2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By shiftbyear

I agree with what you are saying but I've never...

I agree with what you are saying but I've never had the opportunity to see a factory trunk lid with a spoiler up close from the underside. Can someone post a picture? Also are the torsion rods...
March 13th, 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,923
Posted By shiftbyear

Post dates

Just wondering if it is possible to include the original post date in the Thread / Thread Starter section. Thanks
Forum: Big Blocks
March 13th, 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By shiftbyear

Can you post a picture of the engine with the air...

Can you post a picture of the engine with the air cleaner off? Maybe someone will notice something. What does your vacuum read at idle and 3000rpm, is it steady? Is there fuel dripping out of the...
March 13th, 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By shiftbyear

I wonder if the holes were pre-punched on the...

I wonder if the holes were pre-punched on the assembly line trunk lids or did they hand drill with a template? Would the pre-punched trunk lid have a separate part # ?
Forum: 442
March 10th, 2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/640x426/accel_pump_77993573a907faa59a52e3779f6bf34ed3851d11.jpg
Can't say for sure, maybe the accelerator pump? After an overnight sit...
March 10th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/615x461/73_40a98d0d0ec367c2476dfefa10e620628e61390b.jpg
Nice car. 73 Nova suspension will probably interchange, also the glass. What...
Forum: Big Blocks
March 2nd, 2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By shiftbyear

Did all 445's come with the notched valve covers...

Did all 445's come with the notched valve covers or just the ones with power brakes or air conditioning? Thanks
Forum: 442
February 28th, 2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By shiftbyear

I think the quadrajet is the best overall carb...

I think the quadrajet is the best overall carb when set up correctly. Everyday Performance, Cliff Ruggles and a few others do wonders with quadrajets. Besides good performance the throttle linkage,...
February 28th, 2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,338
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/948x318/bakies_e65b0a43fcb834bf5889ed1c1e85561e4522ae02.jpg
Brandon Bakies is also a good driver, winning Wally in both 72 Olds and COPO...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 28th, 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By shiftbyear

I just got talked out of exhaust manifolds on a...

I just got talked out of exhaust manifolds on a lightly modded 500cid Chrysler, my engine builder dyno'd back to back headers vs manifolds. The manifolds were 100hp less than headers. Maybe Olds are...
February 19th, 2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By shiftbyear

Adam, your Cutlass is stunning! Many peoples...

Adam, your Cutlass is stunning! Many peoples automotive tastes change as they go through life. Corvettes are amazing cars, just as Mustangs or GT-R's. My appreciation of cars has broadened vastly...
Forum: Cars For Sale
February 17th, 2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By shiftbyear

Is the radiator cover plate wrong? Shouldn't this...

Is the radiator cover plate wrong? Shouldn't this car have the one for a shroud? I've only seen manual trans W-30's with this shroud, could be wrong though.
February 17th, 2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By shiftbyear

Described as Matador Red. Also wonder why the air...

Described as Matador Red. Also wonder why the air cleaner base is clocked incorrectly. No vin or cowl tag photos.
February 11th, 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By shiftbyear

The 65-72 cars are stunning. Today's cars are...

The 65-72 cars are stunning. Today's cars are safer, faster, and way more reliable, buuuuutttttttt when it comes to styling the old musclecars are king. Besides I don't want to take out a mortgage...
Forum: Big Blocks
February 11th, 2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By shiftbyear

Just wondering if you have some kind of baffle...

Just wondering if you have some kind of baffle around the PCV valve. If it's exposed to direct splash oil it won't work correctly. Valve covers have baffles to protect the PCV. It's only suppose to...
February 11th, 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By shiftbyear

I cracked up when they called her Dani-can't or...

I cracked up when they called her Dani-can't or Dani-crash. Hard to believe she never won NASCAR after all that time. I feel bad for the talented crew members who put in all that time prepping the...
February 4th, 2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By shiftbyear

Larraine, in classified ads section of this site...

Larraine, in classified ads section of this site you can post in " CARS WANTED" what you are looking for. And as 2blu442 mentioned possibly buying a nice 70 Cutlass and repainting it to your...
Forum: Cutlass
February 2nd, 2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By shiftbyear

Can you ask the seller to measure the bolt holes...

Can you ask the seller to measure the bolt holes front to back and side to side? It will at least let you know if it requires redrilling new holes.
February 2nd, 2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By shiftbyear

Santa Barbara is the place to cruise in a nice...

Santa Barbara is the place to cruise in a nice car like yours. Good choice. Doesn't get any better.
February 1st, 2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By shiftbyear

When I look at the dash I want to see a gauge!...

When I look at the dash I want to see a gauge! Sorry, I'm an analog man. Nothing new really impresses me, and they make the most God-awful sound when they get on it. Besides I couldn't afford the...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 29th, 2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By shiftbyear

A few things you'll have to obtain to make a good...

A few things you'll have to obtain to make a good calculation: Piston to deck height at TDC, Combustion chamber volume, head gasket thickness (crushed), any valve recess or dome in the piston,...
January 28th, 2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By shiftbyear

Your convertible is stunning, but I also like the...

Your convertible is stunning, but I also like the plainness of the hardtop. Excellent choice. Best of luck with you project.
Forum: Small Blocks
January 25th, 2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/300x262/needle_seat_clip_42c60d5dd6471d090a8bbcf494bd5da1ef4b7d76.jpg
Bill, I don't know what the problem is, but I was wondering if you...
Forum: Cars For Sale
January 22nd, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By shiftbyear

Katrina victim?

Katrina victim?
Forum: Cars For Sale
January 22nd, 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By shiftbyear

Not sure but it looks like they have 14" wheels...

Not sure but it looks like they have 14" wheels in the front and 15" wheels in the back. Something looks odd. I also hate when they give you a splash History lesson on how spectacular the car is....
Forum: Big Blocks
January 21st, 2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,307
Posted By shiftbyear

Macadoo, yes the airhorn tubes must be removed...

Macadoo, yes the airhorn tubes must be removed for the airhorn to sit flat. I use a heat gun first, on stubborn tubes a little penetrating oil helps. I've ruined a few in my day. Stake or loktite...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 21st, 2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,307
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/836x471/base_plate_drills_00ae7e51eea5960bebd35a0da0f49ff9869e861d.jpg
Macadoo, . The chucked stepped drill I had custom made to go all...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 21st, 2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,307
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/857x483/warp_plates_5c2446c70af48b622fb3c37d7b73438ead4b406f.jpg
Macadoo, here's some pictures, the plates are 1/2" thick, the main body...
Forum: Big Blocks
January 21st, 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,307
Posted By shiftbyear

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com-vbulletin/857x483/warp_plate_abd27671d9b58dcbdc478e47aa706b288ad89c90.jpg
Macadoo, the qjet is used on 9 sec. Stock and Superstock cars, it should...
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