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  1. I have a theory on the Allante. In the 8 year run of Allante’s they made a total of just under 20,000 cars. These machines were expensive to buy and expensive to repair and because no one made after market parts you must search and wait . I just described my 1993 Allante, let me briefly describe another one of my cars. It was also made for 8 years and they made just under 20,000 cars. They were expensive to buy and repair and no one made after market parts for them and you know what ,they do not even have a marque spot on the forum and if they did they would not have very much traffic eith
  2. Oh my! I apologize I did not see this post until now and I am tardy. What I discovered while gathering parts for my 1936 GMC was that there were no internal part differences between truck and Oldsmobile cars between 1934 and 1936, I would assume that this would be true with the next series starting in 1937. Buying spare engines for my project , both truck and car allowed me to see how GM adapted from car to truck. Most of the accessories had to change like the water outlet on the head had to meet the radiator outlet at a different angle. The need for a heavy duty clutch required a different
  3. I like this idea a lot, my only comment is it wold be great to agree that the receiver of the item pays shipping and the person gifts it knowing that they will need to package and ship. How many times I have seen a ad for a part I need , I then call and I am told yes it’s available but I am required to pick it up . As some of you know it’s near impossible to travel 2000 miles to get a part. Once in awhile I was able to find a fellow old car enthusiast that I found in a club directory to do my leg work , I always sent a check and a bottle of wine to these generous people
  4. I am rebuilding a 1936 gmc 1/2 ton pickup engine which uses the 36 olds 213. You will not find a logo for olds on 36 or 37 blocks, I can speculate that since GMC was also using the engine they did not want to confuse. Someone pointed out that the raised tab on the front of the block is for serial number and that is correct. All GMC application the serial number starts with a letter T. 1936 blocks were the last of the 213 ci. They also have a distinctive casting were you can see the outline of all six cylinders the 1937 have that bulging water jacket that now extends down and covers that are
  5. Dale did a series of articles for either Hemmings or Cars and Parts , I believe it is floating around the internet. A must read if you have any interest in Packard Twelves, absolutely amazing how he solved so many of the rebuilding/machining issues, after reading it multiple times I can now see why twelves can cost so much more than most engines to rebuild
  6. Hi, interested in hearing more about this Buick, you can ok me if you like,
  7. I have a 1938 Packard with the super 8 engine and I wanted to chime in and say that you have described the same exact issue that I have with my car. I am down to either a vibration dampener or clutch issue and I have been reading your posts hoping for a clue that I can use. My car idles and cruises at 50 to 55 like velvet. The rest of the rpm range has a slight shake and a slight rattle sound, hard to describe . I talked to one of the previous owners who spent $15,000 on engine overhaul at a famous shop that does a lot of vintage Rolls Royce engines, he drove the car on a US to Canada carav
  8. Matt, check with USA auto parts Oldsmobile catalog. I saw them awhile back for 66 through 70 Toronado . The toronado never had the auto level feature until 1979, it did have air shocks to compensate for a trailer hitch as a option on early E body’s ,
  9. Well sometimes people just do not communicate well. I can understand if the OP was paying for the answers at the going Shop rate of $100.00 per hour ( although here in Calif. might be $125.00 per hour) . I myself am very happy when my posts are answered and I much appreciate the time that most of you take to respond. I would prefer to think that “Hook” had a bad day. I can’t help but think that if he felt his question was not being answered to his satisfaction why did he not reply on the 5th or 6th ? Just my 2 cents
  10. Junior osprey was the guy who pm me and gave me his friends email address
  11. I recently mentioned on a thread that I am finishing a 50 year long restoration and there is one small part that I need. A few days ago I got a private message from someone registered on forum, he said he had a friend that most likely has the part I need and here is his private email. I sent the friend the part number along with some chit chat, his response came the next day $75 includes shipping and to send him the money pay pal friends and family to save me money. I sent email and asked for a proper description and a picture of part and he did not answer any of my questions instead he said
  12. Thank you for the compliment and the tip. I have about 4 weeks left until I need the clamp. I will circle around and ask some more people, then I will just make it, then like magic it will appear for sale on Craigslist for $10, sound familiar!
  13. Hi, I have been following your restoration with great interest. I have been working on my 1936 GMC t-14 1/2 ton since I was 12 and now I am 62 . Obviously you are making much better progress. I read that you are going to sell a 35 Chevy pickup and some parts. I was hopeful that in your extra parts you might have a steering box clamp Gm part number 476587. Mine went MIA ( I am sure it has nothing to do with the time lapse). I have been checking with people that hot rod but they seem to be in a hurry to scrap everything. I am ready for final assembly and I may have to make this part or adapt
  14. Hi, I have gone down this same “Rat Hole”. Five years ago I bought a 1928 Buick 54C country club coupe that had been decently restored in the nineties. It had been driven occasionally as it was part of a small collection of cars. I had many other projects in various stages of repair and really wanted a well sorted car that I could just drive and not worry about it much (ha ha). What was so impressive was how it started and ran, hardly any choke to start when it was stone cold and you could push the knob in all the way , put it in gear and go through the gears up to 50 mph without a snort or
  15. Looking to buy the last missing part on my 50 year restoration project. The clamp That holds the steering box to the frame of my 1936 GMC 1/2 ton pickup, it was also used on some Chevy cars. The Gm part number is 476587 . By the way you may ask how and the heck did I lose that part, well.....................
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