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Post by izzo » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:04 am

Did you ever figure out what the chunky was?
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Re: Grandpa Car

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:43 am

Pretty sure it was just the clutches in the limited slip chattering. Hasn't done it since then. The rearend was put together with used parts and has always howled at certain speeds. I really should just save up for new parts and do it right. Just isn't all that high on the priority list yet.
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Post by izzo » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:08 pm

Gotcha. Had a Subaru come in the shop once. Serious effing hop. Something was bound up in her drive train
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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:20 am

Still haven't gotten a shot of the exhaust. I should. Sounds sooo much better now. I love driving this car.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:56 pm

Napa Drags again today. Ran almost a full second quicker than last year. I'm sure part was due to the better exhaust and the rest was because i was finally able to pull the thing down in to manual low. Makes a big difference when you can hold your gear up to around 5500rpm rather than when it automatically shifts at closer to 3000. Still couldn't manage to be very consistent.
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:28 pm

Time slip from above post...
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Post by DRIVEN » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:35 pm

My parents came down from Idaho to buy my mom a new Camry. First new car for her since before I was born. She's ridiculously excited. Anyway, she's going to the coast with friends for a couple days and they decided to pass the old Accord along to my brother. My dad had a CL rideshare back to Boise set up but the guy flaked out a few hours beforehand. I offered up the Cutlass if he wanted and he accepted. Now it gets a comfy spot next to my grandpa's other car ('68 El Camino) for the winter. Free storage for me and one less car to transport next June. He said it ran prefect.
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Not that I need another distraction at this point, but I've been thinking a lot about this car -- really miss driving it. It's never really felt "right" to me to have a SBC in it even though that's what the factory installed and I remember my grandpa bitching about that very fact on several occasions. I've done a lot of Olds research over the years and for a while I was thinking about a 403 because I like the way really over-square engines typically run. The only real downside is that they don't like to rev much past 6000rpm. In recent months I've become enamored with the 425. It's widely revered as the best engine Olds made during the muscle car era even though it never saw duty in any muscle cars. I've got a line on one a few hours away and I'm in talks with another guy who should be able to hook me up with every single Olds specific part to put it in my car. Maybe next weekend I'll take a drive.
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Post by wayno » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:29 pm

You just cannot leave stuff alone can you, I am the same way. :lol:
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Post by DRIVEN » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Pretty much. This is long term. Those 425s aren't too common any more so I should probably grab one while I can. Of course, my transmission will need upgrades and I'll likely need to look for a Grand National 8.5", which is neither plentiful or cheap.
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 pm

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Post by DRIVEN » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:46 pm

One last drive before winter. Stopped in front of my dad's farm for a pic before tucking it in his garage.

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Post by 510freak » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Sure looks good,
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Post by DRIVEN » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:35 pm

Thanks, man.
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Post by Laecaon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:32 pm

I can always appreciate a clean older car.

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:22 pm

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Post by Laecaon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:18 pm

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Post by DRIVEN » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:35 pm

Just long enough to put a couple miles on it. I need to plate and register it in a couple weeks before I can drive it regularly. Realllly want my garage finished.
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