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Forum: Big Blocks
August 5th, 2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,795
Posted By Rallye469

Like others have said, hopefully it all turns out...

Like others have said, hopefully it all turns out ok.
But you really need to get as much documentation as you can.
And always get a dyno sheet...and show up on dyno day to make sure it's yours....
Forum: The Clubhouse
August 5th, 2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Rallye469

That video made me homesick for Brooklyn. I...

That video made me homesick for Brooklyn.
I love driving around that town...I know that's weird but if you rely only public transportation only for years...getting a car is special.

I parked my...
Forum: Body work
August 5th, 2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Rallye469

I used CA glue(that I use on models). I like it...

I used CA glue(that I use on models). I like it because you can sand it and it won't gum up. It's also seemed to last very well...with the abuse I put my car through.
I was just cutting pieces from...
August 5th, 2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Rallye469

Congrats and welcome. -pete

Congrats and welcome.
-pete
July 17th, 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,567
Posted By Rallye469

WAAAAAAANT!!! Having that kinda displacement...

WAAAAAAANT!!!

Having that kinda displacement with pump gas and a strong block sounds amazing.

May just have to reevaluate my next build.

-Pete
June 24th, 2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Rallye469

Saw a red '70 W30 vert go for 120k It was...

Saw a red '70 W30 vert go for 120k

It was shocking to see a gorgeous 440 Superbird sell for only 105k right after it.

-Pete
June 11th, 2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,431
Posted By Rallye469

Smile Just went through your whole thread beginning to...

Just went through your whole thread beginning to end. You do really terrific work! Wanna come vacation sunny Florida and do mine?

Love the color combo.
Congrats on a sweet car.
-pete
June 11th, 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 105,598
Posted By Rallye469

Chasing down a hot start problem. Removed...

Chasing down a hot start problem.
Removed starter, checked all the leads and contact points.
Wrapped it with some heat tape.
Found a burn on the cable right before the starter so cut it back and...
June 9th, 2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Rallye469

Sharp ride! Love the rear wheel/tire package....

Sharp ride!
Love the rear wheel/tire package. Looks tough.

-Pete
Forum: Transmission
June 8th, 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,959
Posted By Rallye469

There's definitely a high cost going with a GV...

There's definitely a high cost going with a GV unit...but after that, it's truly bullet proof behind a TH400. You just really never have to worry about it again.

Can't tell you how much I enjoy it...
May 30th, 2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By Rallye469

Don't even bother with that thing. They...

Don't even bother with that thing.
They breakdown all the time.
They're very temperamental.
They seldomly work.
And they're all special like snowflakes(one of a kind=hard to get parts for)
Put...
May 30th, 2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rallye469

My springs were in good shape so they weren't...

My springs were in good shape so they weren't replaced.
I've adjusted my stance in the seat and it's tolerable...I guess.
Just annoying.
Might write Legendary just to let them know.
The covers...
May 27th, 2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rallye469

My seat is already RIGHT up against the cross bar...

My seat is already RIGHT up against the cross bar on my roll bar.:(
Thanks Joe.

-pete
May 26th, 2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rallye469

VC...you took out the seats, disassembled them...

VC...you took out the seats, disassembled them and then reassembled with new foam inserts?
whoa...lotsa work
-Pete
May 26th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rallye469

New Seats/too high

Just got my front seats redone with a legendary kit and now my head is hitting the ceiling.
I always thought these seats sat up kinda high when I put them in 15 years ago(original bench was long...
May 26th, 2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 105,598
Posted By Rallye469

Thanks...but now my head hits the roof. Haven't...

Thanks...but now my head hits the roof.
Haven't even tried it with my helmet on...

-pete
May 25th, 2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 105,598
Posted By Rallye469

Picked up and put my newly reupholstered seats...

Picked up and put my newly reupholstered seats back in!

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May 24th, 2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Rallye469

Did he go into his/their commission? No one...

Did he go into his/their commission?
No one works for free.

But having you do the leg work of translation is BS.
There's always babelfish.com

Here's how to say "heated leather seats" in...
May 24th, 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By Rallye469

Sweet car! What are the plans? Clean up...

Sweet car!

What are the plans?
Clean up the older restoration? Tear into it completely?
Or just little things and drive and enjoy?

-Pete
May 24th, 2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Rallye469

Gorgeous! -pete

Gorgeous!

-pete
Forum: Big Blocks
May 19th, 2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By Rallye469

And by aluminum heads I assume you mean edelbrock...

And by aluminum heads I assume you mean edelbrock or ProComp?

They offer upgraded performance with work...but in stock form, the benefits would probably be minimal.

Then there are Rocket...
May 15th, 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Rallye469

That's exactly where this was. Only on the...

That's exactly where this was. Only on the passenger side.
I had to recheck to make sure I didn't have the seats switched.

If you want it, send me a box to put it in with postage and your address...
May 15th, 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Rallye469

Cool! Know anyone that needs one?

Cool!
Know anyone that needs one?
May 15th, 2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Rallye469

This do-hicky-thinga-majig?

Taking my seats out and down to get wrapped in new legendary covers.
What is this?
Seat warmer? Seatbelt alert?
I think they were originally out of a '71.

-pete
...
May 15th, 2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rallye469

Here's a start. Just ordered and did this to my...

Here's a start. Just ordered and did this to my car last month
I already had control arm bushings.


1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 7.5L 455cid V8
MOOG ES681N Tie Rod End $ 16.32 $ 0.00 2 $ 32.64...
May 12th, 2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By Rallye469

Agree with rock auto route. You can find a list...

Agree with rock auto route.
You can find a list of part #'s on moogs site for a rebuild package...then buy on rock for much cheaper.
-pete
May 10th, 2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,226
Posted By Rallye469

This whole site's fraudulent!!! ...

This whole site's fraudulent!!!

classicoldsmobile.com

;)
-pete
May 9th, 2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Rallye469

Looks better than mine when I started. Ditch...

Looks better than mine when I started.
Ditch the 5.3 and throw a big block olds in it and call it a day.

-pete
Forum: Cars For Sale
May 9th, 2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,694
Posted By Rallye469

That's just sad. $500 makes me want to just buy...

That's just sad.
$500 makes me want to just buy it and hang the fender on my wall as garage art. Black with red stripes?! Gotta be one of the coolest color combos.

-Pete
Forum: Electrical
May 7th, 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Rallye469

Ya think so Joe? I'm not ruling it out...but...

Ya think so Joe?
I'm not ruling it out...but when I changed the ignition switch the problem subsided for awhile.

The starter is a power master mini starter that's about 2 years old.
I like their...
Forum: Electrical
May 7th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Rallye469

Intermittent no start

For the past few years on occasion the car just makes a *click* when I turn the key. I'd try it a few times. Bang the steering wheel(I believe this helped but have no proof) and bang, she'd fire up....
Forum: The Clubhouse
April 23rd, 2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Rallye469

I met her 3/4 years ago down at Daytona. It...

I met her 3/4 years ago down at Daytona.

It was funny, we were there to meet with Johnson and Knaus and Hendrick on business...and there's all these famous people walking around like 50cent, and...
April 23rd, 2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Rallye469

Oh! It's a cover. That makes sense. Did 68...

Oh! It's a cover. That makes sense.

Did 68 455's ever come with C heads?
This motor looks like its been together for a long time...only the paint tells me it was worked on at some point.
April 23rd, 2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Rallye469

ID a 455. Interesting lower pulley?

I think it's a '68 block.
I've never seen a lower pulley like this.


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Forum: 442
April 21st, 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,614
Posted By Rallye469

I love my GV unit...but a few words of warning. ...

I love my GV unit...but a few words of warning.
I ha to modify my cross member and had to ding up my trans tunnel to fit the unit in.

I'm running a TH400 with my original 350 crossmember...
April 21st, 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,716
Posted By Rallye469

442. I really like the W-31's...but I couldn't...

442.
I really like the W-31's...but I couldn't resist the urge to throw a big block in my Rallye...I'd hate to give in to the same urge with a W-31.

-pete
April 20th, 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 105,598
Posted By Rallye469

The Picts are out of order...but I took the front...

The Picts are out of order...but I took the front end apart, decreased it, added some tubular control arms and Viking DA coil overs and replaced every thing else with Moog parts.
Had to drop the...
Forum: 442
April 20th, 2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,614
Posted By Rallye469

Wow. That paint is ridiculous. So beautiful. ...

Wow. That paint is ridiculous. So beautiful.

You could always change out the gears. Just throw in a different rear and keep the original intact and unmolested.
I dealt with 3.90's with a GV...
April 19th, 2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Rallye469

Ha! Nice observation. I like the Malibu....

Ha!
Nice observation.

I like the Malibu. Same Lucerne blue as my 65 F-85
April 19th, 2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Rallye469

Is there a link to the car in question? My...

Is there a link to the car in question?

My take...you can't put a price on your smile.
If owning a W-31 is going to make your heart sing vs. a modified BBO cutlass, then go for it.
Just don't...
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