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    Born Aug 30 1934
  1. Albuquerque nationals

    Have not seen a single post as to how things went ???????
  2. THERE ARE NINE SETS (BT-33-1 & Bt-33-8) available. P.M.me with address info. THE BT-33-8 is only used on Starfires. Postage is $5. Send a check for $5 plus what ever you think is fair for the tools. Follow instructions in the Service Manual, MINOR SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS in the Hydra-Matic section of the Service Manual. Good Luck Dave (719)-634-4238 Colorado Springs
  3. 1961 Service Manual

    I am currently making some of both. They will be available soon. As before, I let member decide what they are worth to him. I make them in sets of one each. will let you know when they are available Dave
  4. 1961 Service Manual

    I have both tools. the BT-33-8 is about 3/16" longer setting than the BT-33-1 ??????????????? The last time I made these up I gave both tools to those who wanted them. Looks like I will do the same if I make a few more. User will have to decide which to use. Dave
  5. Gauges don't Work

    Find a wiring diagram and trace the things that don't work to their source and ground. It sounds like a poor ground. Good luck,Dave Here is a link for Autozone's wiring diagrams. http://www.autozone.com/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideMain.jsp?pageId=0900c15280055ed1
  6. 1961 Service Manual

    Thanks Joe, I do not see why there would be any difference. My Burroughs essential tools catalog index lists the BT 33-8 as an accelerator height gauge but doesn't picture it or state where it is used. Dave
  7. 1961 Service Manual

    Joe, the 1961 Starfire supplement , page 9, indicates the tool BT 33-8 is used to set the accelerator height adjustment. That seems incorrect. All the 1961 full size cars have the same physical dimensions except the wheel base of the 98. The Super 88 is a dressed up 88 with the 98 engine for example. Why then would the Starfire, an 88 with some special trim and a "Starfire" or 98 engine require a different accelerator height ?????
  8. 1961 Service Manual

    Help me out here, I don't have a 1962 Service manual, and don't have a need for one. My 1961 manual calls for tool "BT33-1" to set the accelerator height . What tool does the 1962 manual specify for this job for all except F-85, including Starfire. I think I have found an error in the Service Manual. Dave
  9. Atlas Wax

    Found 12 full cans of "Atlas Wax" cleaning an old shed in Pitkin Colorado. Instructions indicate this a car wax. I have searched the internet and find nothing. Just wondering if anyone might know something about it.
  10. 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire Wheels

    THE CLIPS FOR THE 1961-62 STARFIRE ARE SHORTER THAN OTHERS. YOU CAN MODIFY THE LONGER CLIPS BUT IT IS A PITA. I THINK FUSICK HAS THE CORRECT SIZE CLIP. GOOD LUCK ,DAVE
  11. Found at auction, It is stamped inside "Brown Mid-Lite" E.A.M universal. It's in great condition and has what appears to be a stop/turn or tail light bulb with double element. The bracket has two holes at the bottom of the bracket and what looks like a clamp for a bar on the other end. Would like to know what it goes to.Hope someone needs it.
  12. 1956 324 Timig Marks

    It would be best to find Top Dead Center on #1 cylinder and make a new mark on the FRONT of the pulley. The vibration damper sometimes has slipped on older pulleys and the mark(s) have moved away from the pointer. However, the front of the pulley assembly is rigid to the crankshaft and cannot move. It may or may not line up with the factory notch. If it does, fine. If not the new mark will give you 0 degrees Top Dead Center. Had to do both of my 1961's, marked the front pulley surface with a small cutting wheel on a Dremel tool after having both dampers re manufactured. I could have gone without rebuilding the dampers but I like having the factory marks correct. Good luck, Dave
  13. ALL Things 61 Starfire

    The Oldsmobile colors and trim catalog for 1961 gives the trim code for your interior as #935. The same colors are used for the 98 and super 88. The Starfire is a super 88 with some 98 trim and other trim unique to the Starfire. The catalog lists the trim for all three as, instrument panel upper -Dark Red, Lower -Medium red. Your best bet is to have a local body shop use their computer to color match your paints. The paint in the grooves on the console is the "Provincial White" used on many cars. It has a creamy or yellow tinge depending on age and exposure to sunlight. Good luck with your projects, Dave
  14. Radio Restoration

    Thanx for the recommendations. I am in Colorado Springs. I found the receipt for a previous rebuild and sent the radio off to Bob's in Oceano Ca. Thanx again, Dave
  15. Radio Restoration

    Any suggestions where to send a 1961 Olds (tube type) radio ??? Thanx, Dave