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by GeoNOregon
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear discs are a reality, finally...
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Rear discs are a reality, finally...

I'll be heading to Long Island later this month, or early in May. Nearly four years ago, my wife took a job with a huge industrial supplier so we could keep paying attorneys in our lawsuit with the mortgage company. When the lawsuit finally ended last year, I embarked on a bi-coastal life. I spend t...
by GeoNOregon
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear discs are a reality, finally...
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: Rear discs are a reality, finally...

@ 8T8: Not real excited about this forum migrating to Facebook, (not sure how that would work, as well). I'm not a Facebook user and probably will never be. There's a number of reasons I can think of for not migrating. The first is it prevents accidental discovery, (which is how I found the T-type f...
by GeoNOregon
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear discs are a reality, finally...
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Rear discs are a reality, finally...

Hey all, After three long years of life, interruptions to life and a lot of research and design work, I have developed a kit for upgrading the rear drum brakes on our beloved H-bodies. I would still be trying to find the time to install the kit I finished over a year ago if fate hadn't intervened an...
by GeoNOregon
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Headliner
Replies: 34
Views: 14407

Re: Headliner

If I did it again, (NOT!), I would take both the seats out to make it easier moving around and working on the headliner; both taking it out and putting it back in. Even with both of my front seats reclining nearly flat, it was a struggle and a pain climbing around on the seats.

GeoD
by GeoNOregon
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Replace The ECM & Fix The Shudder In Your OD Tranz.. WHAT?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Replace The ECM & Fix The Shudder In Your OD Tranz.. WHAT?!

@ lightfoot: Thanks, glad you enjoyed the 'saga'. I don't have a scanner for either OBD version. I quit wrenchin' for a living just as computer cars were coming in. I went to GM school for the computerized Quadrajet in the Citation, and another GM school class on emission components & sensors and on...
by GeoNOregon
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELP... has anyone taken a tilt column apart?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: HELP... has anyone taken a tilt column apart?

@ John: I wrote the description from memory and didn't explain it thoroughly enough. I hadn't driven my Olds in 4-5 days. When I got in it this morning, I realized, I didn't quite get it explained. The good news is, the video Dan gave a link for is exactly the problem I'm having, so give it a look. ...
by GeoNOregon
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 Limited Parting out
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: 1989 Limited Parting out

Does it have an electric antenna, and is it black? Being chrome isn't a deal breaker, but black would greatly motivate me.

Pull all the Torx pan heads from the front group, there's two different sizes, neither are available anywhere new.


Can't think of anything else right now...


Thanks,

GeoD
by GeoNOregon
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Replace The ECM & Fix The Shudder In Your OD Tranz.. WHAT?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Replace The ECM & Fix The Shudder In Your OD Tranz.. WHAT?!

I have the 4 speed OD trans in my Olds 88. As long as I've had the car, it would shudder @ 55-60 mph in D or OD, especially on any kind of incline. The problem was one of the first posts I made on this forum. Between responses to that post and from what I read elsewhere, it seemed to be an inherent ...
by GeoNOregon
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELP... has anyone taken a tilt column apart?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

HELP... has anyone taken a tilt column apart?

Due to a snow storm followed by being out of town, I didn't drive my Olds for almost a month. When I did, it seemed like the column was moving sideways below the tilt portion of the steering column. At first, I wasn't sure if it was looser than normal or if it only seemed that way because I hadn't d...
by GeoNOregon
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Front Stabilizer link torque spec
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Front Stabilizer link torque spec

"The washer fits into a groove in the first lower bushing." I caught your statement and something about it didn't sound right. Here's a diagram from the GM factory maul of the front stabilizer link assy. Note the bolt is inserted from the bottom and the nut compresses the top half of the upper link ...
by GeoNOregon
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: stiffer suspension?
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: stiffer suspension?

Hey, I didn't realize you had also posted the question about the suspension components. Let me put something together about driving a FWD car and I'll post it as a new thread. I'll find some diagrams or draw some up because if no one as explained the differences between driving a FWD and RWD, it wil...
by GeoNOregon
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: engine and trans mount help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

Re: engine and trans mount help?

Sounds like an excuse to go to 'the yard' which is always a good thing if you're anything like me! Thinking about installing a dogbone myself, I figured there's a good likelihood the forward mount connecting to the core support could be bolted to the core support with little or no modification. The ...
by GeoNOregon
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: stiffer suspension?
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: stiffer suspension?

My Olds has the original shocks front and rear and marginal, mismatched tires. I did put urethane anti-sway bar bushings and urethane end link bushings in. I also replaced the rear bar with a bigger one, (the front bar in the Olds suspension package on mine has a bigger bar than the T-types), but th...
by GeoNOregon
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: engine and trans mount help?
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

Re: engine and trans mount help?

When I was building hot rods and when I was a kid building 55 Chevy's with the baddest small blocks we could afford, there was motor mount problems. A number of the aftermarket high performance manufacturers built solid steel motor mounts, no rubber. I've used them on street vehicles and even with b...
by GeoNOregon
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Better headlights.
Replies: 25
Views: 17917

Re: Better headlights.

Thought I would post some current info on better headlights for our rides. In 2011, I bought the cheapest Xenon high beam bulbs I could find on eBay. They came straight from China, and I paid about 8.00 for them, including S&H. They are HNG, (Huaning Light Bulbs), 9004, 5500k 100W/80W xenon bulbs. I...