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Forum: Technical & Restoration Today, 02:07 AM
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Posted By 70post
I'll "qualify" this by saying I am referring to...

I'll "qualify" this by saying I am referring to Abody u-jamb seals/screws (ie 69-72 Abody). The fasteners seem to be unique to this part with a head design that has a VERY NARROW flat border around...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 09-03-2019, 03:16 AM
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Posted By 70post
That's no thinner than an original clamp IMO

That's no thinner than an original clamp IMO
Forum: Technical & Restoration 08-01-2019, 02:13 AM
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Posted By 70post
There is a test a plater can do to try and...

There is a test a plater can do to try and determine what the finish is. I believe it involves using a dab of acid and checking the reaction of the finish. I'm in the "camp" that the original...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-13-2019, 02:00 AM
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Posted By 70post
The Abody GM cars, at least '69-72, seem to use a...

The Abody GM cars, at least '69-72, seem to use a soft plastic firewall plug with circular "barbs" on the shaft part that gets pushed through the pad and firewall.

The originals were somewhat...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-04-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By 70post
I don't know whose armrest pads Legendary is...

I don't know whose armrest pads Legendary is selling...maybe THEY make their own or just resell someone else's.

One problem I've seen with a lot of the repro pads (beyond the cheap looking...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-03-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 70post
More pics - detail pics of the jack shaft, the...

More pics - detail pics of the jack shaft, the tire tool and the other parts after grey epoxy primer. Shaft is in VERY nice condition...has some discoloring on various parts of the cad plating but...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-03-2019, 03:22 AM
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Posted By 70post
IMPORTANT - ask them to first send some...

IMPORTANT - ask them to first send some swatches/samples as they may have some different choices....worth it even if they charge something for the samples.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-03-2019, 03:14 AM
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Posted By 70post
I believe that is the "metallic" or "pearl" type...

I believe that is the "metallic" or "pearl" type vinyl....very typical for the era but by '71 or 72 the green vinyls changed to the "regular" type vinyl.

Yes, "dye" is paint with some flex...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-03-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By 70post
Don't know if the OP has found anything or not...

Don't know if the OP has found anything or not but I picked up the jack assembly yesterday that I mentioned. It came from a '68 Camaro the guy bought in 1969 and pretty much immediately turned into...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 06-03-2019, 02:38 AM
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Posted By 70post
Is the green vinyl the "metallic" or "pearl" type...

Is the green vinyl the "metallic" or "pearl" type green color or just a "regular" green without that effect?
Forum: Technical & Restoration 05-28-2019, 02:19 AM
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Posted By 70post
I had an original in my hands yesterday when...

I had an original in my hands yesterday when buying something else at a guy's place here in Austin.

I'll call him tomorrow and see if he can spot the date code on it. I'll get back to you then.
Forum: Olds 05-22-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By 70post
I think it was an option on Cutlass/442 cars but...

I think it was an option on Cutlass/442 cars but would have to check some things here. Maybe it was on all of them but I don't know 100%. I'll check some Olds info and see.
Forum: Olds 05-16-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By 70post
Olds had an optional variable ratio power...

Olds had an optional variable ratio power steering box which was probably available on the Abody cars . Not sure when it started and stopped, year model-wise. Didn't really have anything to do with...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 05-03-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By 70post
Wire cutters, etc...the metal pull rod ends are...

Wire cutters, etc...the metal pull rod ends are somewhat barbed (you'll see that once you remove the knob). Check fitment on the new knobs......if you can't push them on all the way then you'll need...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 04-24-2019, 03:30 AM
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Posted By 70post
That guy has all kinds of these "GM package not...

That guy has all kinds of these "GM package not included" listings....lots of new bolts. Makes me think he's buying various bolts from AMK Products and selling them as NOS.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 03-30-2019, 04:52 AM
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Posted By 70post
There are notches in the belled-out end of the...

There are notches in the belled-out end of the intermediate shaft that should "catch" the two big rivets that are part of the rag joint. Still.....you don't want to have to rely on that if you have...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-20-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By 70post
What dvss1 said....'70 Olds BUT... It looks...

What dvss1 said....'70 Olds BUT...

It looks like your radiator is a the "HD 2.00" core" radiator which means it is a 3 row core.

This would be correct for a '70 442 or W30 WITHOUT AC I believe....
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-18-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By 70post
Sent you a PM Jeff.

Sent you a PM Jeff.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-05-2019, 03:20 AM
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Posted By 70post
Haven't messed with any of that model but there's...

Haven't messed with any of that model but there's a good chance that it has some tabs on it somewhere that were "pinched" onto a corresponding raised spot on the "valve body".

Get an inspection...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-04-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By 70post
Again, on Olds and Buick I have never seen any...

Again, on Olds and Buick I have never seen any insulators b/n the straps and tank on originals I've dealt with. Maybe some divisions used something but I can't tell you 100%. There's no need for...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-04-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By 70post
Depends on the GM division and/or the...

Depends on the GM division and/or the plant.....Oldsmobiles are galvanized steel straps with no paint. Looking at the Fisher Body video showing a Monte Carlo it looks like those were black as...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-03-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By 70post
Sure.....IF you can find anyone that will mess...

Sure.....IF you can find anyone that will mess with it...

Any galvanizer will be a huge outfit...industrial concern doing BIG stuff. First reaction will be "we don't do one-offs, small stuff,...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-03-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By 70post
best advice yet......they are EXTREMELY well...

best advice yet......they are EXTREMELY well priced...especially from RockAuto since their tank prices (Spectra Premium) are great and just as importantly, their shipping charges usually beat the...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-03-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By 70post
There's not anything in the assembly manual on...

There's not anything in the assembly manual on the power seat track. MAY be some info in a Fisher Body manual but likely just some drawings or pics.

I just checked my '70 Olds Chassis Service...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 01-02-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By 70post
Eastwood's tank paint looks like....well.....it...

Eastwood's tank paint looks like....well.....it looks like paint. Nothing out of a can, etc will give that original look if it matters. Paints just lay down a mono-color/mono-tone finish.

The...
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