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Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Takes longer to get heavy oil into bearings on...

Takes longer to get heavy oil into bearings on start up.
Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Why are you running straight 30 weight oil?

Why are you running straight 30 weight oil?
Forum: Other
Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Check the fluid level in the pump, original fluid...

Check the fluid level in the pump, original fluid was brake fluid.
Forum: Big Blocks
Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Later '65 442 came with q-jet, my August built...

Later '65 442 came with q-jet, my August built '65 came with one. http://www.442bro.com/ has the info.
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 17th, 2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Tail light cross bar '65 Cutlass/442

Need right and left tali light center bars, my were re-done but poorly. Looking for very good to NOS.
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 17th, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Some areas of frame are same as hardtop,...

Some areas of frame are same as hardtop, basically between the front/rear wheels is boxed on a convert.
June 16th, 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Welcome to C.O., have a couple '56's, guys here...

Welcome to C.O., have a couple '56's, guys here have a ton of knowledge.
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Forum: Other
June 14th, 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,757
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Check Rock Auto.

Check Rock Auto.
Forum: Parts Wanted
June 14th, 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Those are available thru Graingers (WWG).

Those are available thru Graingers (WWG).
June 11th, 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By classicmuscle.442

There is something wrong or he would not have...

There is something wrong or he would not have asked, weld quality is not to today's standards but they used a jig to put these frames together. If there was something wrong it was repaired in the fab...
June 10th, 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By classicmuscle.442

The 70 air one goes to the throat or inlet of air...

The 70 air one goes to the throat or inlet of air cleaner, the extra one on a '70 ties into temperature controlled vacuum tee at front of engine. Must have decided they didn't need it for later cars.
June 10th, 2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Torch would speed things up considerably, heat...

Torch would speed things up considerably, heat the nuts red hot and usual they come right off.
June 10th, 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By classicmuscle.442

The 1970 California cars had a three port...

The 1970 California cars had a three port canister. Just take the air port on the canister to the the air cleaner inlet, does not have to go to carb. and did not originally. Pictures in the CSM.
June 10th, 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,441
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Not unusual for there's old cars to have a...

Not unusual for there's old cars to have a tweaked frame, any evidence of previous accident? Mine was bent so bad that the motor mounts three bolts wouldn't go into the frame. Best bet at this point...
Forum: Electrical
June 10th, 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Not unusual for the generator light to come on at...

Not unusual for the generator light to come on at idle, should go off when applying throttle. Might pull generator and take it to a shop that repairs them, as mentioned there tough units and do...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 10th, 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Do you have the rubber strips installed around...

Do you have the rubber strips installed around radiator that force the air to be pulled thru the radiator?
June 10th, 2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Much easier to use a hand held vacuum bleeder,...

Much easier to use a hand held vacuum bleeder, quicker and you do not need a second person.
June 10th, 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Try starting out with more gas and see if it...

Try starting out with more gas and see if it improves, could need clutch adjustment.
Forum: 442
June 3rd, 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,312
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Cannot do this repair without gauges, could have...

Cannot do this repair without gauges, could have an underlying problem that is causing loss of cooling. Have you cleaned front of condenser coil? Could be evaporator is freezing up, as RPM's...
June 3rd, 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,683
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Day of show

Day of show
May 30th, 2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Yes, it was a remote oil filter that was mounted...

Yes, it was a remote oil filter that was mounted on the passenger inner fender. One line was hooked to stock oil filter housing and the other to a small port on front of block by water pump. Both...
May 28th, 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Thanks Frank for the tip on the tips.:cool:

Thanks Frank for the tip on the tips.:cool:
May 28th, 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Ted, will look for holes thru frame on drivers...

Ted, will look for holes thru frame on drivers side next time it's on lift. Mine is just single on pass side. When I get ready to tear apart the 56 98 I will check that frame too, but I believe they...
May 28th, 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Don't follow?

Don't follow?
May 28th, 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Thanks for reply's, now have to find some of the...

Thanks for reply's, now have to find some of the exhaust tips. Was trying to figure out how they would have run the exhaust to them, especially on the pass side.
May 26th, 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Figured out it is a Super 88-98 bumper, it has...

Figured out it is a Super 88-98 bumper, it has provisions for exhaust tips.
May 26th, 2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

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Not perfect bumper but a lot better that what I had.
May 24th, 2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Picked up a good used bumper, paid $500 and it...

Picked up a good used bumper, paid $500 and it has a big dent in it that seller "forgot about". Did not show in pictures he sent. Hour and fifteen minute drive.
May 22nd, 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Low on the front of the passenger inner fender,...

Low on the front of the passenger inner fender, may have couple dimples for screws, probably shows it in the manual.
Forum: Parts Wanted
May 19th, 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Have a set of doors from a '70 hardtop, car was...

Have a set of doors from a '70 hardtop, car was rusty, have to check the shells. In Howell.
May 18th, 2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By classicmuscle.442

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May 17th, 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By classicmuscle.442

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Nice car and welcome, also a MI. guy, have had mine since '76. The...
May 17th, 2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Make some extension plates to mount to the...

Make some extension plates to mount to the existing bench seat mounts and then you only have to make four holes to mount the buckets.
May 17th, 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By classicmuscle.442

'56 88 seats

Checking to see if anyone has swapped the seats out to a more modern set that would fit, especially in the rear, which is a four door sedan. The front seat is to high for me at 6' 4" and the bottom...
May 14th, 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Thanks for the reply Ted, will see what I can...

Thanks for the reply Ted, will see what I can locate in the dextron brand.
May 13th, 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,896
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Have put a few miles on car, changed radiator and...

Have put a few miles on car, changed radiator and flushed with water three times. Very dirty water, put some flush in system and will run for a little while. Next on to the transmission, it shift...
Forum: Big Blocks
April 23rd, 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,431
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Check the mechanical weights on dist., looks a...

Check the mechanical weights on dist., looks a bit crusty, clean and lube.
Forum: Electrical
April 15th, 2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Check for corroded ground connections, turn...

Check for corroded ground connections, turn signals should not turn on lights with key in off position. Most problems with old wiring is in the ground circuit.
April 15th, 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Looks great to me, have the springs bring changed?

Looks great to me, have the springs bring changed?
Forum: Electrical
April 15th, 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By classicmuscle.442

Found it best to leave original alone, add...

Found it best to leave original alone, add another hidden radio.
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