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  1. I'm hoping no one gets ticked for me putting in a plug for a vendor and this memo will confirm I have NO financial interest in doing this, but I had to show the group a photo of one of a set of 4 of these wheels. I bought these refurbished wheels from Collision Wheel in Bath, PA. HOLY S**T they are nice! Correct silver sparkle with the milled edge. They look even better than the photo below shows, now I'm afraid they are so good they are going to make my car look like c rap. I'll take that chance though. I am 100% satisfied, as far as being correctly finished, these folks NAILED IT. I sat one next to one of the wheels currently on my car and now I don't even want to look at my existing rims anymore, bring on the swap!
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    Cutlass 5 Spoke Refinished Wheels

    Also, as these wheels are TOO nice to be sitting out all winter, I've already pulled them and currently have my saw blade wheels with snow tires on the car. It's ready to go in bad weather if needed but I'd prefer to just leave it under the car cover until Spring. In other words, EMERGENCY USE only
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    Cutlass 5 Spoke Refinished Wheels

    I've installed NOS Center caps to go with these as well as NOS plastic lug nut covers. I bought all those many years ago and I now finally have a chance to actually use some of this stuff
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    My brother just picked up my old Teal 1994 Cutlass Supreme from my Dad who has had it since 2012. Already my brother has had an issue with the motor and I can tell he's not to happy about it. Specifically, when dead cold, upon starting it the motor races to over 4000 rpms like its going to explode and then within 3 or 4 seconds it falls way down and sputters and nearly stalls out/runs very rough and then races way back up to high RPMS, and keeps repeating this until it's fully warmed up and then it smooths out. But, he's advising it's starting to now do this all the time regardless of the temperature of the motor, and just overall runs rough. Does anyone out there have an idea what may be causing this? I will say my Dad hardly ever drove this car and it was always outside for the last 6 years. I'm speculating the car's fuel system has now been jostled by now being used everyday and the motor has a Fuel Pump/Fuel Filter/Injector issue(s). And the Service Engine Soon Light is occasionally going on as well Has anyone had this issue with the Quad 6 motors? Thanks.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Ok, back from the road trip. Problem solved. Turns out the IAC I sent him directly on E-Bay was a total piece of S*&T. Luckily I ordered a 2nd one from my local parts store and doubly luckily I actually went and picked it up last week. I pulled the one I bought my brother and it literally fell to pieces in my hand. What a rip off. I installed the 2nd one I brought with me and the car is now running as it should, no racing, no sputtering, all good. Mission accomplished. Thanks everyone for this tip, it took some additional effort but it's now right.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Thanks, will do, I think it's time for a road trip to NJ to help him figure this out
  7. Looking for a good driver quality LH Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens. Good to really good driver quality (no breaks/cracks/huge scratches, etc). Last year I did such a great job packing away the set of these that I have, that I can't find them now. And here it is almost JULY and my spoiler still sits in the box waiting to be installed as the tails are still somewhere......... I've secured a RH but I would be interested in buying a LH-RH set if you're not wanting to break a set up. Everyone out there has my word that if and when I do finally come across the set I so securely stashed somewhere, I will re-sell the extras here on this site first. Thanks, Gene
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    Sorry, just saw this, I'm all set, the pair & spoiler are on the car & looking good.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Ok, on to the next issue. My brother installed the new IAC valve and it fixed the low idle sputtering, all is well there. But he's advising it's idling in park or neutral WAY TO HIGH but once he puts it in gear it's fine, it settles right down to where it should. I myself have never adjusted the idle on these cars, I wouldn't know where to start. Is there some part on the motor where the park/neutral idle can be adjusted so it doesn't race? Thanks All, much appreciated. We get this last bug out off it and I think we're good to go.
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    Cutlass 5 Spoke Refinished Wheels

    They seem to be holding up well so far, I'm about to take them off for the winter storage so they don't sit outside exposed to snowdrifts all winter. The car cover only goes so far..... Can't wait till next year! I've dumped A TON of money into this white 1996 CS since I got it and in retrospect it's all been worth it, I'm really enjoying driving it every day to work. To think at one time these cars ruled the road but these days they just aren't around. Next year- Cross Drilled slotted rotor and ceramic shoes to add some stopping power. I'll probably go with E-Line or Power Stop. And I've GOT to get that leak into the trunk fixed, it's driving me NUTS!
  11. Any chance you have another set of these? My brother just bought my on 1994 CS from my dad and I've been touting how good your bracket set up is & he'd like to buy if you still have any left, thx.
  12. Interesting question for all..........for 1994, the 3.4 package convertibles had the 2 bucket seats and the console in the back, the others got the bench seat. Is it possible to remove that entire bucket seat package and replace it with a rear bench seat set up from a non-convertible 1994 SL? Also, would those back bucket seat back and/or seat bottom cushions be able to be used to replace worn out front seats? thx.
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    1994 Cutlass Interior Swap Scenarios

    Thanks all, I went to check out the 3.4 convertible over the weekend. No sale, needs too much work. A picture says 1000 words, but it also doesn't say 10,000. BAD leak into the trunk, the jute was saturated and STUNK, meaning it's been doing this for quite some time. I couldn't get it to stay running and I'm suspicious it needs a timing belt., Or worse. Got enough projects. I passed. I've had one of these before and when I sat in it I could hear all the road noise form the street. Just not into that anymore. It's what they do. I'll just stick with my (quiet) 1996 2 dr.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Thanks, that's a plan to look at that if the IAC is not working right or at all. I was the original owner of the car and I had it until 2012 and the IAC was never replaced. And in the 6 years my Dad owned it he never replaced anything.
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    1994 Cutlass Interior Swap Scenarios

    Thanks, it may be in the works that I part out my old 1994 if I get it from my brother, he doesn't seem to be happy with it . I'm looking at a 100,000 mile 1994 Convertible 3.4 with those rear buckets tomorrow. If I buy it, I'm taking a hard look at thoses rear seats as the rear seat set up in the coupe is MINT and would all match up nicely.. So I may just part out the Coupe. It's got 78,000 on it but it has suffered from 6 years of total neglect while my father owned it. But if this convertible isn't a sale, all bets are off. I see one rusted out Trailer Arm or smell something "gamely" in the cabin and its game off. The only thing the dealer knows about these cars is selling them.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    That's what the sales reps were calling that motor back in 1994 when I bought this car new, it stuck with me all these years. I bought one of these IAC valves for my 3.1 as a back up. Lesson learned here for sure.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Thanks, he's on that. It's his baby now.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Just ordered one, NOS AC Delco, thanks, man. I don't think that was ever replaced. Long overdue.
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    1994 DOHC 6 Racing and then sputtering

    Figured it out IAC. Idle Air Control Valve. I'm good with motors up to 1988, anything after that, not so much. Much Appreciated! I think this is the malady.
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    TGP Moving Sale

    Do you still have the front strut tower brace, thx
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    Sure did, will try & get 'em on this site over the weekend. There were a lot of nice ones there, more than usual.
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    Cutlass 5 Spoke Refinished Wheels

    Heck if anyone can do it I'd wager they can. I'm now thinking about having them refurbish a set of wheels I have for my 79 Hurst Olds. It takes real talent to get that job done right, especially the centers which are a true pain in the A** to get done correctly.
  23. I just nailed down purchasing a set of completely re-furbished 5 spoke 16 inch wheels for my 96 Cutlass. These will go great with my NOS center caps! My existing wheels currently have 225-60-16 Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring ties. Great tires for what they are, But I'm wondering, can I get better handling and/or cornering if I go to a 55 series or even a 50 series tire on my new wheels? I'm not planning on even putting them on the car until next year, the car will be laid up for the winter soon. No foul weather driving planned for this car. I'm all for getting the best handling/cornering I can get out of the car to compensate somewhat for the turtle slow 3.1
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    34 mm away bar

    Aye, thanks, I'll stick with what I have, that's way to much work and $$$ for this car.
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    Man, I can hardly believe the time that has passed since my last Post on this topic. This year seemed to have a bumper crop of car shows, and then throw in a few vacations and here it is, October already. Anyway, I did find time to complete the lip spoiler project, j-u-s-t before taking the car out to the 2018 Olds Nationals in Gettysburg, PA. My wife and I lined up the 4 bolts that were attached to the spoiler to where they should go on the trunk lid. We placed on a bit of black Testors model paint to make a mark on the trunk to where the 4 holes needed to be drilled. Not very scientifically done, but good enough. I made the first indent using a punch and then to drill the proper size hole I used a Step Drill Bit being careful not to go past the correct size hole/step. The finished product lined up perfectly from side to side and came out nice and dead level, but my heart did sink a bit when I saw that the spoiler did mount up a slight bit low as compared to the location of the flared tail light tips. But there was no way I was about to drill 4 more holes into the trunk so it is what it is. I will say though, I looked at every Cutlass that had one of these spoilers at the Nationals, I think there was a total of about 10 or so of them. I noted that no 2 were exactly the same; some were mounted on the high side, some were on the low side, in fact there were 2 that were mounted even lower than mine. Really glad I went to the Nats this year, that made me feel better in that my spoiler is going to stay put. That task is done. For those of you looking to do this same project, one item of note is, have you ever heard of Flex Tape? The same company also makes Flex Seal, and it comes in white. Since my car is white, I used some of this Flex Seal between the 4 bolts and the trunk lid as a sealer (gasket). It sealed nicely and so far no leaks. I WILL be watching. I'll be posting photos of the finished project soon, hopefully before it snows, the way this year has been going. At any rate, a big THANK YOU to all that helped me out with parts and/or advice on getting this done, it's made the car look a lot sportier. It really did do a lot to change it's complexion from being a Granny Old (the prior owner by the way) to Classic Cool, or something like that.
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