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  1. If anyone is still able to modify these I`m interested in another set for my 1994 CS this time. Willing to pay of course.
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    Fun with Emblems

    Every now and then at a JY I`d see emblems in decent shape and even bought several off here in the past to use or sell. Ive played around with a few options I came up with for the Supremes and started this for anyone wanting the toss out a few pics or ideas. Vintage metal Olds Rocket emblem from unknown Olds From a 96 or 97 GAGT with a 3400V6 G-body Olds emblem, will match both sides Cursive G-body badge From the Intrigue or Alero
  3. Ok any of you that have owned a 60 degree V6 such as the 3100 or 3400 will be familiar with this tube, it runs from the rear valve cover to the intake tube just in front of the throttle body. If you are like me you have probably attempted Teflon tape and or RTV to keep the valve cover end in with not much luck. I have searched for a rubber grommet without success and for years it has just rested in place. Well at the beginning of the year I was working on a GAGT with a 3400 and came up with a nice solid airtight fix. This is what is getting replaced, don't throw it out just yet, you will need part of it. You will need that tube ^ 2. Permatex Ultra black RTV 3. 1 FT of PVC hose 19/32, this will be cut to fit approximately. 4. 1x FORD PVC elbow AutoZone P/N 47032 Tools include a hack saw or serrated cutting tool for cutting the factory tube without bending or breaking it, a file or sandpaper for removing a lip on the PVC elbow and something to cut the 19/32 hose, it also helps to have the ICM/coil pack assembly removed. First get your engine ready for the mod/repair by removing the ICM assembly(I will assume you the reader can do this in your sleep, if not consult your repair manual you NOOB!){this is a joke we all started somewhere} Next locate your purchased FORD elbow and proceed to remove this ONE lip. The one on the side pointing UP in the pic, the other end can be worked into the 19/32 hose for an airtight bond without anything. I used a file and enjoyed a cold beer while doing so. Also note the flat "washer" area of the elbow where my thumb is, this is where you put the RTV and fix it to the rear valve cover. Now once the elbow is filed and the other end in the hose find the original tube and cut off the elbow that fits into the air intake tube. You can make the cut exactly at the elbow. That part fits right into the 19/32 hose. Place your newly created assembly into the rear valve cover and eyeball where you need to make your cut at the intake tube, then RTV the Ford elbow to the rear vale cover and insert the other end into the intake tube then let the RTV cure for about an hour. Pretty self explanatory but feel free to ask any questions should they arise. Update after relocating images! After several months everything holds up quite nice. Ive removed the air intake tube several times since this and the rear valve cover end stay nice and secure.
  4. rich_e777 Southern meetup 2019

    Well since I mentioned it I feel I should start the thread to share thoughts and ideas, but foremost I dont want to plan anything near the date of or close to the actual 2019 W-body meet up most of the guy do up north in case some of you crazy Canucks want to venture this far south, ya`ll more than welcome of course. I`d love to be able to make it up north but I really cannot justify a 12-14 hour drive to hang out for a few hours and then drive back. Well until the Vert 100% aligned anyways the coupe has an overheating issue on long drives. Theres a few members that expressed some interest in a more southern location so lets see what ideas we might come up with. If the schedule were wide open I`d recommend Nashville TN on the weekend of May 3rd-5th only because that the huge GoodGuys car show and If we rolled up in a convoy we`d definitely get some attention from the classic car community . Some of you guys have been through before and can vouch for the tourist attractions and restaurants, as a lifetime local I know several awesome places, several JYs around, a weird car museum, Nashville speedway might let us on their track for a few laps, lots of parking at my place for a gathering around the bonfire/cooler/grill or can always hang out at the lake doing the same thing. I dont mind if we choose a more centralized locale for everyone, just tossing the idea out there.
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    Theres always tons of Cadillacs in the JY from the mid 90`s to about 05-06. Would make finding parts and keeping up a really nice car alot easier. I`d love just about any of them save for a Catera or Escalade. That Fleetwood...Poor thing.
  6. rich_e777 Southern meetup 2019

    Weather in May here can be hit or miss, kind of like April. It does stay warmer for longer in the year in these parts so we can always have one in the Fall if that time of year would be better. I`m going to the car show in the Vert regardless of any plan we have here.
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    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Hey guys do ya`ll have a set date? I`d like to get a southern meet planned but I dont want to make it close to the one you guys are planning. No way I could make that trip up north in either W-body this year but I`m really tempted to fly in just to hang out with ya`ll.
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    Body molding clips

    Thats the thing I had in mind, I was sure I had several but still looking. Theyre yours as soon as I can find them for whatever shipping would be.
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    convertible carpeting

    I did some measuring and swapped floor mats from the vert to coupe and vice versa and everything looks the same. I cannot tell there is a different in the rocker panel of floor board area. I`m tempted to just buy a coupe carpet and see how it fits in the Vert.
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    Fun with Emblems

    Splitting the posts up here for... courtesy? IDK... If the 1994 gets the modded 3400 I want in it. Looks sinister with the wing and matte black This would probably go better on an International or non-miniquad model, more classy end of the Cutlass family IMHO. If the reverse bar was filled in repainted and the cursive emblem in its place, mind not the other 2. Not necessarily on this particular car, just this design in this location for this model, goes for all the pics really.
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    convertible carpeting

    So i contacted ACC about carpeting for W-body convertibles and actually got a phone call instead of an email. Aside from the rear seat being different like I mentioned above there is also a difference about the rocker panels between the two models. They didnt have the specifics about why they were different but I`m inclined to find out this weekend.
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    Body molding clips

    Only place and car I could find spares for was a JY Cutlass Supreme, no other W-body had the same type of clips that I could find, not even a B4U Grand Prix. I may have some extras, how many do you need?
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    Welding coolant pipes.

    Dorman 626-100 looks like that part on the passenger side engine bay(LQ1) that runs down and back along the frame right to the "rear" of the engine right? Did the earlier 3.1MPI use this part as well?
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    They make translucent red, amber and clear flexible plastic sheets with the idea of a temp fix for busted tail lights, the red piece would be perfect for that project.
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    Previous post dude, I`d have pulled everything from it and given it to you for everything you`ve done for the W-body crowd.
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    The Olds Toronado is kind of like the Buick Rivera, pick a year and you`re guaranteed a beautiful car. I found a 92 Trofeo in a yard a year or 2 ago and wanted one just like, only grabbed emblems at the time, didnt know other things were interchangeable.
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    NOS 88-96 Grand Prix applique

    I wish you only the very best of luck to you in your endeavors to sell this item.... HOWEVER... One can simply remove their current part and spend some time with 180 grit then a finer grit of sand paper, grey primer then Valspar's exterior black gloss paint then exterior clear coat gloss spray paint from Lowes, Home Depot etc and get the same look on existing parts. For way less than $80 one can do both sides if elbow grease is available to use. Dude I couldve gotten you a JY part for the cost of shipping, they give stuff like this to me at the yard I`m always at. But it wouldnt have been the same shape of course. @MemphisMan, I`ll grab one next time I`m there. Ive been interested in the same idea you had for those just in case events.
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    Modified 2 gen lateral links for 1st gens

    Will get in touch about these first of the year!
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    Hello all!

    Nice Z34, I kind of like the black flames on it. I too used to enjoy long walks to the parts stores until I got more older cars and the trips became as routine as taking the trash out. Now my garage is behind one and its like walking over to the neighbor's house.
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    Even though it looks small the vacuum from the engine can still suck in a decent volumn of air from were its at, more intake diameter wont really do anything until you go from sucking in air to forcing in air, A.K.A. Forced Induction, adding a supercharger or turbocharger. The exhaust tips are for looks and IIRC only one has an actual opening, Ive got C5 tips on mine and cannot recall what the originals looked like. I did have a noticeable gain in power from replacing the stock DP and cat converter to the bolt on magnaflow high flow cat converter. Highly recommend anyone in a 1st gen do.
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    I had that same thought about the fog light cutouts to use as intakes, inspired by the F-14 and F-15 but it would suck up all sorts of crap from the road and still not make any sort of noticeable gains in HP/torque. I feel like any W-body 442 should have a N* under the hood vs a LQ1/L67.
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    W bodies with the Wrong stock wheels

    X-laces work nice on the GPs but I didnt really care for the look on the non-Intl Cutlass, I dont care for the Pie rims very much on anything. But to roll with that idea and some of the non-xlaced style Grand National rims might look pretty sweet. IIRC an old member Venom? had a nice white CS on some aftermarket rims I really liked but havent seen them around since the update.
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    Trunk leaks

    Ive only seen the seam sealer and window urethane in caulk gun tubes, I couldnt imagine trying to hand squeeze that gunk out of a regular foil tube when cold. Black RTV will be more than enough to seal up spoiler holes so long as you do it right.
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    W bodies with the Wrong stock wheels

    Will have to see them next to the car first but I do like those GXP rims in chrome.
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    1994 Cutlass Interior Swap Scenarios

    After about an hour of googling I found a single pic from CarDomain of the rear seat of an Intl, night and day difference to the rear bench seat and looks awesome. Really want to do rear buckets and console in at least the Vert now. After seeing the rear bucket seats I dont think they will work in the front.