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    Acc ON not there, or is broken?

    Guys, i searched, even on Google. Nothing found at all. My 94 cutlass supreme convertible doesn't play the radio unless i turn the car ON. Shouldn't the ignition have an Acc ON position before the the battery light comes ON?
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    Acc ON not there, or is broken?

    Thank you very much. I could never have figured that out. I was always trying the other direction.
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    How to clean my Cutlass.

    How did this turn out?
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    Top Raising.

    Let us know how it goes.
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    Top Raising.

    Did you ever figure thus out?
  6. I had done some browsing on the Internet, looking for a car when my Acura legend broke down in 2013. I saw a light cloisonne blue convertible, and I put it in the back of my mind for "when I have enough to take on a project". So I bought a Nissan 300zx from a small used car lot down the street from my house. So last year, when I was ready, I went back to the Internet looking for a cutlass supreme convertible. Only red ones were coming up, and I almost went with one. But I held off, and a week later, I saw an aqua metallic one in upstate New York. It looked good on cargurus, and had 140k miles. Here is how it looked: So I called, and that Friday I made a 2hr bus ride to my buddy's in Cleveland, and the next morning he drove me to Silver Creek, NY. That was 1.5hrs each way. When I saw the car I person, I was shocked! Here is what I saw:
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    Work in progress; GabsOlds journey

    Hahaha! You picked up on the name quickly! It is the only one in Botswana (probably the only one in Southern Africa). I get looks and compliments everywhere I go. Plus the fact that the steering wheel is on the wrong side ! That makes it hard to pass on the 2-lane roads, but thankfully the 3.4L engine makes it quick work once i get a look around the car in front of me . You might have seen the top on my gallery pictures. The original top was black, but i figured since it was gonna be living in the African sun, white would be better since it reflects the heat. Thanks for the compliment.
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    Work in progress; GabsOlds journey

    At the car wash in Gaborone (Gabs for short): .
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    Work in progress; GabsOlds journey

    As some of you might have picked up from some of my posts, I shipped the convertible to Botswana a couple of years ago. It is now truly a summer car. I only get to drive it in December / January, in the Southern African savanna summer. I wish i could stay for 3 months at a time, or at least till the American mid-west winter is over. It's brutal getting on the plane in Johannesburg, South Africa, at 96 degrees F, and landing in New York at 7 degrees F! This year i had hoped to install my Alpine CDE-164BT head unit, along with 2 Alpine Type X 10inch woofers in a ported box, and 2 PDX-M12 amps, a PDX-F4, and infinity kappa perfect 6.1 speakers on the doors. I had infact taken a KnuKonceptz 0 gage amp kit with me when i went in 2017. But the installation didn't happen because i took on the project of building cabinets for my parents' house in the village. Didn't manage to finish that, so didn't even touch the sound system. Will try again at the end of 2019.
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    Anyone installed a set of components in their car?

    Well, I'm back from the tropics, and I am sorry to announce that I was not able to install my sound system. I got very busy with the kitchen cabinet build, i didn't have any time to work on the sound. I will try again in this coming December.
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    Anyone installed a set of components in their car?

    I haven't done mine yet. But I will be installing my Infinity kappa perfect 6.1 in the doors of my convertible. I will be mounting the tweeters right next to the mid-bass speakers. Wind noise will be a real issue for me, so no pillar or dash pods. I'm doing this within the next 4 weeks.
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    Unusual Knock from my Cutlass

    Thank you for the education. I appreciate you sharing.
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    Unusual Knock from my Cutlass

    I didn't know that it doesn't.
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    Sun visor stickers

    I couldn't see anything...... until you said "ghost". Looks good.
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    Front suspension fail

    That was terrible! Must have been scary too! Good no one was hurt. Like everyone says, it won't take much to fix. Good luck with the repairs. You should be back in business by next summer.
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    Windshield header

    I've bought a set of embroidered headrest and armrest covers from him. I can't remember if i had to send in mine for core, or if i sent the ones out my car and waited for them to be embroidered and sent back to me. They are great! I will be installing them this December when i get to Botswana . I'll be sure to post pictures.
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    1992-1997 Cutlass LH Spoiler Tail Light Lens

    Congratulations! Did you take any pictures at the nationals?
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    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    I might try to drive down to Cincinnati and see what i can get from that 3.1L. I don't understand why the owner would junk it.
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    Windshield header

    Hahaha. I concur. But I've learnt that some old timers tend to like the caps lock as their eyesight deteriorates.
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    SOLD: 1990 Lumina Euro 3.1 (76k miles, Missouri)

    This car is about to get abused beyond recognition. I give it till next summer, tops.
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    Unusual Knock from my Cutlass

    Glad she's purring again. I take it the job included a new timing belt, pulleys, and tensioner. Thats probably how they got bent to begin with.
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    Free engine covers!

    I'll take one. Shipping to 43311. Let me how much that is.
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    Ignition switch replacement

    A loose or corroded battery terminal can cause weird stuff. Clean and tighten your battery terminals, if issue still occurs, clean your ground points. Also check the date on your battery. If it's too old, it could cause issues. Then drive to a parts store and have them test the battery, and the charging system. Rule these simple things out first, then proceed to the starter, and ignition switch.
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    4T60E Shifting Issue: 95 Cutlass Supreme

    Damn! Hope you figure it out.