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Yesterday, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Ozzie

Welcome. It's a nice looking Cutlass.

Welcome. It's a nice looking Cutlass.
June 23rd, 2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Ozzie

I'm assuming that the engine was not seized when...

I'm assuming that the engine was not seized when it was put into storage. The advice you have, including the camera are good ones, but you will likely have to ultimately do a tear-down to get it back...
Forum: Electrical
June 19th, 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Ozzie

You can try to do the adjustment. If it doesn't...

You can try to do the adjustment. If it doesn't give the results desired, see if you can get one of the solid state replacements. That might also make life a bit easier on your ignition module if...
June 16th, 2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,029
Posted By Ozzie

Thanks for the links. The same principles should...

Thanks for the links. The same principles should apply as they did 10 years ago. The flat tappet guys still need to be vigilant. Perhaps some of the anti-wear additives have been further reduced. It...
May 13th, 2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Ozzie

Fuel: Use the lowest octane that doesn't knock or...

Fuel: Use the lowest octane that doesn't knock or ping. You probably don't need any additives except for Stabil if the fuel will be in the tank for a long time. If non-ethanol is available it should...
May 5th, 2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Ozzie

For the most part, USPS provides good service for...

For the most part, USPS provides good service for me. Now if the route person could consistently get the mail in the right box on the right street I could give them 5 stars.
April 15th, 2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By Ozzie

I usually use the slowest or next to slowest flow...

I usually use the slowest or next to slowest flow rate on the nozzle. "Wide open" usually results in spillage on my sedans or pick-up truck.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
April 12th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Ozzie

I don't have a 1964, so it would be best to hear...

I don't have a 1964, so it would be best to hear from someone who does; but on some other ones it's easiest to remove the front drums with the hubs.
April 6th, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By Ozzie

It could be many things as everyone said, but...

It could be many things as everyone said, but you'll have to do more than just listen to it to find out. Raise it up carefully and look for things like worn out bushings or ball joints.
April 6th, 2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Ozzie

Hollander says 1954 - 1956 interchange on the...

Hollander says 1954 - 1956 interchange on the front and 1952 - 1956 on the rear; whatever that may be worth.
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 3rd, 2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Ozzie

http://www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com/images/Cut...

http://www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com/images/Cutlass%20Catalog1.pdf
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 3rd, 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Ozzie

My 1958 Olds parts book also shows a 1 year type...

My 1958 Olds parts book also shows a 1 year type for 1958 (though it has a different number from Charlie's; mine is 573431; I suppose there was a number revision). My Chevy parts book shows neither...
April 3rd, 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Ozzie

My '65 442 got the dealer optional undercoating...

My '65 442 got the dealer optional undercoating which included the fuel tank; so, it has always been black. I suppose it comes down to personal preference, so make a choice.
March 25th, 2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Ozzie

I'd skip the flush. Replace the fluid with the...

I'd skip the flush. Replace the fluid with the correct type. Drain the torque converter if possible. Change the filter.
March 25th, 2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Ozzie

The valley pan (a.k.a. cylinder block top cover)...

The valley pan (a.k.a. cylinder block top cover) should be the same. The parts book says some of the linkage is different between 2bbl & 4bbl. I got mine from the same donor car as the manifold....
Forum: Electrical
March 25th, 2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Ozzie

It depends on how many amps you plan on it...

It depends on how many amps you plan on it carrying and how much temperature rise in the wire you can tolerate.
Forum: Big Blocks
March 25th, 2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Ozzie

You're probably O.K. where you are. Oldsmobile...

You're probably O.K. where you are. Oldsmobile said that 20W-50 could be used down to +20F, and 10W-30 could be used down to +10F. The high temperatures and wear on the engine probably should also be...
March 25th, 2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Ozzie

If it's not in a cold climate, it's probably not...

If it's not in a cold climate, it's probably not needed. I believe I just released the spring and it keeps itself open with the weight in the down position.
March 19th, 2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Ozzie

The Oldsmobile shop manual calls for G.M. Brake...

The Oldsmobile shop manual calls for G.M. Brake Fluid number 11. I use DOT 4 in mine. I fill it using a mirror and syringe.
Forum: Small Blocks
March 16th, 2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Ozzie

Page 8-16 of the 1955 Oldsmobile Shop Manual...

Page 8-16 of the 1955 Oldsmobile Shop Manual details rear main oil seal replacement with the crankshaft removed.
I once cured the rear seal leak by removing the rear bearing cap, carefully...
March 16th, 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Ozzie

It might help if you could post a recording of...

It might help if you could post a recording of the noise.
March 16th, 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Ozzie

You'll likely get a lot of answers on this...

You'll likely get a lot of answers on this question. I have a '55 with essentially the same engine. It's hard to say which is best. Many have different opinions on just viscosity. If you like to read...
March 14th, 2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Ozzie

The bolt in the center of the canister is what...

The bolt in the center of the canister is what holds the canister to the bracket (between the canister and the engine block). In the bracket is the drain plug. After you restore all the mangled bolts...
Forum: The Clubhouse
March 4th, 2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Ozzie

It sounds like Lee County got the worst of it....

It sounds like Lee County got the worst of it. It's a sad time for us.
March 3rd, 2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Ozzie

My carburetor book agrees with your part numbers....

My carburetor book agrees with your part numbers. I'm assuming that the spring is not provided in standard carburetor kits for your carburetor. That off idle bog/stumble might be caused by the...
Forum: Transmission
February 27th, 2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Ozzie

If I'm reading the parts book correctly, the 2nd...

If I'm reading the parts book correctly, the 2nd type Jetaway used an "O" ring (part number 8617747) (0.725") on the filler pipe. I realize that dealing with that exhaust manifold can be a horrendous...
February 25th, 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By Ozzie

Though it destroyed "originality", I substituted...

Though it destroyed "originality", I substituted an air cleaner from a 1964 Cadillac in my '55 Olds. It fit the 4GC perfectly, cleared everything, uses a fairly large paper element, and has a snorkel...
Forum: Electrical
February 9th, 2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Ozzie

Check the gauge calibration with the tank removed...

Check the gauge calibration with the tank removed from the car.
Forum: Parts Wanted
February 4th, 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Ozzie

I don't know where to get one. Before Katrina,...

I don't know where to get one. Before Katrina, you probably could have found a used one in the salvage yards along Old Gentilly Road; Katrina destroyed most of it. The last time I was there I found a...
Forum: Parts Wanted
February 4th, 2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Ozzie

A bit more confusion

Here's a bit more to muddy the water. The Oldsmobile Chassis Parts Book shows those nuts for the 1949-1950 engines as group number 8.919 in the "standard" parts section. The corresponding image...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 31st, 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Ozzie

As Tedd said, there is no rubber seal on the...

As Tedd said, there is no rubber seal on the dipstick (Oldsmobile called it "engine oil level indicator").
As far as the tube goes, the group number was 1.516 and the part number was 561062, but it...
January 27th, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By Ozzie

I'll second this idea. I used to soak my...

I'll second this idea. I used to soak my "stubborn cases" in mineral spirits. All you need is an appropriate sized container and enough solvent to submerge the air cleaner. Then just leave it for a...
January 27th, 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By Ozzie

I'm "assuming" that you have the automatic...

I'm "assuming" that you have the automatic transmission. There should be two carburetor to manifold gaskets; one above the "bracket" and one below. They "might" be in the kit. The part number is...
January 25th, 2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By Ozzie

You've got a lot of good advice so far. It looks...

You've got a lot of good advice so far. It looks like a 2GC Rochester. if it's original to the car the number will be 7007223 for Hydramatic and manual transmissions; 7008800 for Jetaway; 7009300 for...
Forum: The Clubhouse
January 21st, 2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Ozzie

Ice & snow doesn't happen here.

Ice & snow doesn't happen here.
January 7th, 2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Ozzie

My 1965 came with a plain black one.

My 1965 came with a plain black one.
December 30th, 2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Ozzie

Put the welder's ground as close to the work as...

Put the welder's ground as close to the work as practical. If you're worried about a component, disconnect it from everything before welding.
December 30th, 2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Ozzie

Hollander shows that the 1967 & 1968 Olds 15X6,...

Hollander shows that the 1967 & 1968 Olds 15X6, 5-5 will fit (part number 403898); and the 1962-66 Olds with the 15X6, 5-5 wheels (part number 381950). It looks like you need the 15" optional wheels...
December 13th, 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Ozzie

http://www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com/images/Ear...

http://www.fusickautomotiveproducts.com/images/EarlyOldsmobileCatalog.pdf

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December 6th, 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Ozzie

Perhaps you could ask the previous owner; he/she...

Perhaps you could ask the previous owner; he/she might know.
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