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  1. 5 points
    Gentleman named Paul bought a bunch of Oldsmobile drafting papers and these were among them.
  2. 4 points

    Another red 90 TGP

    I just picked this one up last weekend. I had it loaded and down the road when I stopped for fuel and then decided to look it over, lol. I was floored when I saw the mileage! The car had all the paperwork from its yearly inspections in the glovebox, confirming the mileage right up until 2008 when it was parked. I'm assuming it was the brakes that did it in. I originally purchased it for parts and the front valance and interior bits were what I was after, but now I believe she will be back on the road soon. Everything inside works like new, the switches feel crisp and positive as they should, all lights, sounds, gauges etc function. The car will fire and run for just a few seconds, so I've pulled the injectors and will drop the tank for a complete fuel system clean and put in a new pump and filter. I'll have my body shop guys pull and fix the quarter panel dent, buff her out as good as possible and see how well she looks. If it was a sunroof car, I would most likely keep it, but since it isn't, it'll be looking for a new home in a few months. Now, if I could only find a dang black car!!
  3. 4 points

    Hello all!

    I shall introduce myself, excuse my ignorance when it comes to forums and how they work. I’m Sarah, from Missouri. I’m excited for the W-Body meet as well. I’m also down to meet anyone who want to have a cruise or meet. Somehow, no one in Missouri exists with a WBody I guess. I own a 1992 z34 284 Lumina, and enjoy long walks to the parts store.
  4. 4 points

    My Droptop

    So I’ve had a lot of mechanicals done to this old bird and it’s taken a good bit of the summer. This week it was brakes, wheels and tires. Next week starts the pace car interior swap. Theres never a dull moment.
  5. 4 points

    Front suspension fail

    This is a good reminder to others to check your ball joints.
  6. 4 points
    UPDATE: I found a nice enough (NOS) FE-3 badge (better than the one I originally bought) and put it on! I really like the look and am happy with it! I gave it the same positioning as the Oldsmobile logo on the other side. At first I thought it was "in" a bit too much but I like how that makes it stand out, and it is the same distance as the Olds text...
  7. 3 points

    Front suspension fail

    She's back on the road! After a long winter of fighting rusty bolts, I finally got her back together yesterday. I carefully drove her around the block once, and she seemed to drive and shift fine. I haven't noticed any leaks from the transmission or the brake lines. I'll try a longer drive tonight after work and see how it goes. Parts replaced: Passenger side only: Axle. Both sides: Control arms, tie rods (inner and outer), ball joints, flex brake lines. Parts saved: Fender (I straightened the bent lip). Wheel well trim and lower cladding were slightly damaged but I reinstalled them. TBD: Passenger front tire and hub. The tire held air all winter, but I need to drive at higher speeds and go around corners to evaluate the hub and tire. Total cost: About $400 including tools. Time spent: I don't want to think about it, probably 50+ hours if you count watching videos and buying tools. It doesn't sound like much, but I found ways to make the project take forever. It was my first time doing any of these jobs on any car, so it was a slow learning curve to figure out what technique to use. I often would only have two or three hours a week to work on it, so it dragged on and on. I tried to save money by using the wrong tool for the job a few times, which just ended up with wasted time and frustration until I would give up and drive to the store and buy the right tool. Once I had the right tool and the right technique, each job wasn't bad. Moral of the story: Buy the right tool!
  8. 3 points
    MemphisMan Southern meetup 2019

    Just for reference, I added a map with a red star marking the location of everyone who has responded to this thread. It might help determine a location that's as centrally located as possible. Just food for thought. I'm still up for Nashville, but could go any direction if it makes it closer for someone else. I'll update the map based on the location in peoples profile as they respond in the thread.
  9. 3 points

    New to the site!

    So let me just say, MemphisMan is the man for countless reasons but he found this part on Ebay and texted me bringing my attention to it and I couldn't believe my eyes! A 91-94 CS HUD unit! After inspecting it, I can confirm that it is an NOS piece and has never been installed. The screw tabs have never been tampered with and the maroon cover is perfect along with the rubber seal that goes around the perimeter of it. Also, you can see the outside and inside lens/mirror is perfect, no scratches or fogging. The inside has no dirt, dust, or any debris at all! Incredible! It came in a very nicely packed box and was enclosed in a sealed bag. I would have never known about it unless MemphisMan said something and I'm forever grateful to him. The best part, I only paid $36.15 for it including shipping! There was and I'm sure still is a NOS HUD unit still out there that I posted somewhere here. The guy wants $1000 for it! Thank you Memphis! Your the best!
  10. 3 points

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    SCCA meeting tonight and finally dates on the calendar. This year autocross events will be Sundays so they can set up Saturday nights so those weekends are June 9th and July 7th. Sunday could be better for us since not everyone will want to attend autocross for various reasons so some may just want to head out. Track walking will be around 10:AM, racing will start shortly after.
  11. 3 points

    Knock sensor location

    Yikes, it’s much easier on the LQ1. That’s a first...
  12. 3 points

    Where to start for suspension upgrades

    Here’s the strut bar not easy to photo because it’s so long. I used rubber washers to secure it to the tower so the powder coating isn’t damaged at the bolt holes
  13. 3 points

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    I might actually come. Likely drive convertible.. as the ManVan isn’t exactly w-body
  14. 3 points

    Getrag 284 & axleshaft replacement.

    Presuming you have a 5 speed Lumina Z34, than you have a Getrag 284, unless it's been swapped. Order axles for 91-93 Lumina Z34 with manual trans and you'll get the right ones. Tip, ensure the stub shaft on the driver's side axle either stays in the trans, or you remove it from the axle BEFORE you hand it in as a core. You'll be searching for a new one and won't find it easily!
  15. 3 points
    1987 GMC Jimmy

    New Owner!

    I’m the new owner of a 1990 Olds Cutlass Supreme sedan. Nothing too fancy here. It sat for fifteen years in what appeared to be somewhat adversarial conditions. It was located in the bayous of Cut Off, Louisiana, and it’s currently staying under the carport of my childhood home in Mississippi. It’s a 3.1L/4T60 car. It’s got crank windows and manual seats but power windows and locks. It’s got the base model digital cluster, cruise control, A/C, and the more basic radio option, however with a tape deck. So far, I’ve only been able to change the oil and filter, battery, and flush the cooling system (although I’m concerned that it didn’t do much good). Trying to crank it over yielded no results, and I don’t hear any fuel pump activity in the tank. A shot of starting fluid in the throttle body yielded a quick popping off. I bought a new pump, filter, and strainer sock I’m scared that the whole sender will be a chunk of rust, and it won’t read the level properly or at all which leads me to what doesn’t work electronically... I’ll post those issues in the appropriate section. Here are the photos from the night I went to look at it two weeks ago today. My profile picture is a more recent picture after a two hour struggle at the car wash.
  16. 3 points

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    I was abrupt in my earlier post, apologies to Al and thank you for getting this moving so early so we can have a great 2019 meet, I've actually been cooking something for the past couple of months to pitch for the summer meet but you caught me off balance as I wanted to have a motel and rates and all before I posted. --------------------------------------------------------------------- I've been thinking about this for a while and would like to propose that this year's Summer meet happen in Erie, PA. I started talking to people locally a while back and believe I can put together a good deal of activities, here's the proposed/optional itinerary that has resulted: Friday: Roll into a small motel (actually looking at a few already that would be privately owned and off the beaten path so we don't have any problems with noise levels and have more bargaining power as a group to secure good room rates. Two have pools ... again I'll scout ahead and get pictures, ect.. beforehand.) Friday night: Vote on dinner based on what's nearby and go eat, followed by the customary standing around in the parking lot drinking. Saturday Morning: Plan "A": SCCA Autocross event at Lake Erie Speedway, spectate,drive your car, ride along with someone else... or sleep in and skip it if you'd prefer not to go. I've spoken to the SCCA about the possibility of us coming in preparation of this pitch already and we are welcome. Plan "B": Stand around the parking lot and drink. Saturday Afternoon /Noonish: Plan "A": Our usual picnic hamburger/hotdog style lunch at Presque Isle State Park - Perry Monument (this shows up on GPS, which I value as a quality so we don't have to crazy convoy unless we want to for fun) By the time we get there my Son will already have several kayaks and life vests waiting for those who wish to toss one in the water (we have 2 singles and 3 tandems, and enough life jackets which are mandatory to clothe a small army) There are grills down there so cooking is not a problem. Presque Isle has beaches, lagoons, (which are accessible a few feet from where I'd like to do this) and showers so if one were to have a kayak mishap there is a place to clean up and shower ten minutes from this location. Plan "B": Stand around the parking lot and drink. Saturday Dinner: Vote on style of food, Erie has everything, authentic Mexican and Thai, pizza joints and Italian, and literally everything in between. My little family is an insanely busy one so sadly enough I know every restaurant in town well - from the fine dining "underground" to which pubs have the best burgers and subs. Plan "B": Stand around the parking lot and drink .... but with Pizza or a grill or something. Saturday night: Plan "A": I'm a member at a local chess club, there are chess boards there but I've never played chess there. "Clubs" can stay open until 3AM in PA and my club, "The King's Rook" has two levels. Downstairs is a bar, a soft couchy area, seating at both tables and booths, and a tiered and sunken rave-like room with a large stage and a bazillion whirling lights in front of a dance floor and flanked by railing with elevated (or rather not sunken) walkways, one of which has another small bar. Upstairs is another bar, another couchy soft area, more tables, another stage, a counter with very simple food like Hot Dogs, 6 pool tables, a dart board, shuffleboard table and a door leading out onto a deck where a tiki bar is. There is a short school bus which has been converted with booth style seating that's upstairs and provides minutes of entertainment as well. Saturday in June means a band- a GOOD band will be playing downstairs and a reasonably good band will likely be upstairs. Drinks range from reasonable to cheap, but there will be a cover for entry. I've spoken to management and made some loose plans, non-members are not allowed to buy drinks so we would be arranged as a "party" which means you would simply declare yourself as a member and get a hand stamp to buy drinks with member status for the night. The dart board takes quarters like every dart board in every bar in every city, but pool, shuffleboard, and various board games (including chess... go figure) are free to play all night. Plan "B": Stand around the parking lot and drink. Sunday Morning: Breakfast at wherever - or - Lowville drag strip before departing for our respective homes. ------------------------------------------------------------------- The Good: Plenty to do, and a bit more centrally located for members that can't drive all the way to Toledo The Bad: If we want to Autocross we're limited to one weekend in June, or one weekend in July as the SCCA only races once per month like this. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Rich, there are not one but two BXX Evans in the Erie area, no worries. If we do this I'll compile some information on paper and pass them out so everybody has proper names to GPS to stuff and a map to Presque Isle (again the lunch location does show on my Android GPS so a map would just be neat) Please let's not let the meet be planned expressly on even if we decide against Erie, that really sucked that it went down like that for 2018.
  17. 3 points

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Facebook should be a link to here, decisions should not be made there like last time. Facebook is Facebook, is
  18. 3 points

    New to the site!

    I just got some cool info back from the GM Heritage Center on the 91 International. I want to get as much info as I can including the invoice info. Here's what I found out. Looks like it stickered for $23,619.00 which according to an inflation calculator, equals almost $44,000! Wow! The dealer is still doing business. I'll eventually get the STE invoice info done too. Invoice - 3A002541875 OLDSMOBILE DIVISION 1991 CUTLASS SUPREME I SERIES COUPE CO*V6G GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 4040*WHITE *Q5****RED***CLOTH LANSING MICHIGAN 48921 ORDER NO. ZZL121 - STOCK VIN 1G3 WR14 X0 MD352491 SALES MODEL & FAC. OPTS. 3WR47 CUTLASS SUPREME I S MSRP 19695.00 INV AMT 16996.9 INVOICED 02/18/91 CF5 ASTROROOF, ELECT SLIDIN 695.00 590.75 SHIPPED 02/18/91 C49 DEFOGGER - ELECTRIC REAR 170.00 144.50 INT COMM 03/01/91 FW9 FINAL DRIVE - 3.43 RATIO PRICE EFF 01/28/91 LQ1 ENG LQ1 3.4L TWIN DUAL * OIL COOLER 1070.00 909.50 UV6 HEAD - UP - DISPLAY 295.00 250.75 OPTION 1 FINANCE U1C RADIO, AM/FM ST, CD, CLOC 369.00 313.65 V56 LUGGAGE CARRIER, DECK L 115.00 97.75 SC A 1SC OPTION PACKAGE 1SC 705.00 599.25 DEALER 21 - 095 - 52 *WINDOWS - POWER W/AUTO - DOWN, DR *APPEARANCE & MOLDING PACKAGE *SEAT ADJ - 6 WAY POWER, DRIVER *ANTENNA - POWER REAR QUARTER HP: 200 SW: 3390 TOTAL MODEL & OPTION 23114.00 19902.94**ACCT 231 19945.52 DESTINATION CHARGE 505.00 505.00**H/B 261 693.42 GM MARKETING ADJUSTMENT 231.00** **ADV 65A TOTAL 23619.00 20638.94**PAY 310 20638.94 THIS INVOICE MAY NOT REFLECT THE DEALER'S ULTIMATE VEHICLE COST, IN VIEW OF FUTURE MANUFACTURER REBATES, ALLOWANCES, INCENTIVES, ETC. THIS MOTOR VEHICLE IS SUBJECT TO A SECURITY INTEREST HELD BY GMAC. MIKE BAILEY MOTORS, INC. VIN 1G3WR14X0MD352491 INDUSTRIAL & HWY 75 $20638.94 INV 3A00254187 HENRYETTA OK 74437 DUE 03/01/91 DLR 21 - 095 - 52
  19. 3 points
    I was able to test the ohms between pins A and D and it read 46.6 ohms. If no between 20-30 ohms, service manual says to replace, so hopefully my issue is the TCC solenoid.
  20. 3 points

    New member

    Just joined the forum thought I’d introduce myself. I bought a 94 Grand Prix GTP the other day. Needs some love but I really like it.
  21. 3 points

    How low is too low (tranny fluid)

    I have to agree with Shaun here. If you change the fluid and the trans dies, that trans was long gone already. In our case though, my experience tells me that fluid maintenance matters less than other platforms. Sure, you don't want fluid totally destroyed, but a serious number of failures in the 4t60/65 lineup is hard parts, which couldn't care less what state the fluid that bathes them is. If you ask me, adding a good trans cooler is far more important than doing fluid maintenance.
  22. 3 points
    A wise man once said "If you ain't fucking something up you ain't getting nothing done" It's a double negative but I don't think he intended the reverse word play. Anyway, when we make the decision to maintain /repair /modify our own cars there's always things that go wrong. We learn from those mistakes and it's how we become competent. Everyone here has had things go wrong and made things worse with a novice repair several times over in the beginning. If you keep trying then things get easier, and yes that shop sounds much too costly.