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  1. 1932 F Olds Patrician complete, matching numbers, original parts and details, lots of spare parts, authentic paint and stripes 99% finished a few small details left to do $23,000.
  2. Body wood, metal, upolstry and paint was done by professionals. Engine machine work and block assembly by shop. I installed
  3. I am thinking of selling my 32 Patrician. Ground up restoration, every nut and bolt has been turned. All correct parts and appointments, matching #`s perfect original color paint and pin strips. Whip cord apoulstry was new but mice got in and did some damage. Still needs some small assembly detail and installations like head light and horn connections, wipers, bumper madalions and a few others have all parts. Have spare engine, transmission, rear end, front axel assm. front fenders and much more. Parade ready. I just do not have a secure place to keep it and I am gone all durring the summer months. I am thinking mid 20`s or more for all. Will not sell parts seperately. Serious Personal Message email inquires with # before April 20 and I will call you back. In Seattle area.
  4. 1932 Olds tail lights<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <!-- google_ad_section_start -->I have ran into an interesting delema. I have restored a 32 Olds that came with the original taillights. They are stamped with REFLEX on the top side of the bucket. I have another pair that I bought as 32 Olds that are stamped Guide R-13. They are identical in appearance and lens except the drain holes are opposite because of the Olds having a over the light mounted license plate. The Guide R-13 have been identified as original on a 42 Chev wagon or panel. Both lights apparently are faily rare and expensive. Does anyone know the distinction between Guide and RELEX branding or is Reflex a logo used on some Guide lights.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
  5. I have ran into an interesting delema. I have restored a 32 Olds that came with the original taillights. They are stamped with REFLEX on the top side of the bucket. I have another pair that I bought as 32 Olds that are stamped Guide R-13. They are identical in appearance and lens except the drain holes are opposite because of the Olds having a over the light mounted license plate. The Guide R-13 have been identified as original on a 42 Chev wagon or panel. Both lights apparently are faily rare and expensive. Does anyonr know the distintion between Guide and RELEX branding or is Reflex a logo on some Guide lights.
  6. well 30 minutes later and the job is done. Bob you may have saved me from doing something stupid and expensive. 8 bolts on the dust cover, loosened the 6 pressure plate bolts, pryed it out with a screw driver, stuck in the thin scapper , gave a push an BINGO it popped loose. Ready for the test drive now:D If it will only stop raining:confused:
  7. Thanks Bob:) I am heading under the car right now. will post results later Rick
  8. I am in the final stage of assembly of my 32 Olds. I did the chassis and engine about 15 years back. I ran it around and adjusted everthing and it all worked fine. I cranked her up yesterday and tried to put her in gear and the clutch would not release. Its up on stands and I tried starting in gear and braking while the clutch was depressed. It did`nt work ,one wheel spun and the other held. I am thinking of jambing the out put collar at the transmission with my 36" pipe wrench and cranking with the starter with the clutch pedal depressed. I am worried about damaging the transmission if it does`nt come free. Do you think this is a safe option?? I know I should pull the tranny and pressure plate buttttttttt she is so close to the road I just don`t wanna start a big project. What do you guys think I should do. It has a new disc and resurfaced plate and flywheel.
  9. Yupits a 32 clock. Ihave the car butno clock. If you want to part with it send me a pm.
  10. Help my 32 Olds flat head six has a leak. Some time prior to my ownership an over lenght head bolt came in contact with the #3 exhaust port. This resulted in a very small hole in the exhaust port that leaks coolant into the exhaust when not running and exhaust into the coolant when running. I have tried to fix it by drilling through the port following the head bolt path and running a tap down the head bolt hole threads all the way through into the port. I replaced the head bolt with a long threaded stud all the way through into the exhaust port. I used a die grinder to cut away the part of the stud protruding into the port and set it with high temp lock tight. Well it still leaks a little and over heats on a long run. I have been looking at 2 products that claim to be made for this type of problem. HEAL-A-SEAL - BLOWN HEAD GASKET, WARPED / CRACKED ENGINE HEAD, CYLINDER LEAK REPAIR KIT and Steel Seal-Fixes Damaged Head Gaskets in 1 Hour! I would be greatful to anyone who can share their experience with either of these products or with this sort of problem.
  11. I traded this 31 body and chassis for some body work on my 32. Its not complete and a pretty rough assembly of unmatched parts. We are thinking rat/rod and are looking for ideas on a six cylinder Olds engine/auto trans. Did Olds ever have a high performance six with some glitter. Also looking for a deck lid.
  12. # on top front of cylinder surface looks like H 54209
  13. OK:) My F 32 Olds Patrician It all started in the mid fifty`s when I was about 6 years old. My uncle moved in a house next store and towed in his old high school car and parked it in an old garage out back. My brother and I would often sneak into the garage and play in the car. It had the neatest thing in the dash. Someone had taken out the emblem where the clock goes and put in a translucent skull that must have lit up when the light were on. The temptation was too much for us and somehow the glass got broken and we were showing the skull around the school yard. I think I traded it off for some marbles. My uncle got busy with work and raising his family moved away and never got back to working on the car but never seemed interested in getting rid of it. Over the years I remember several people wanting it. I could`nt understand how it could just sit there. It was in pretty good shape when parked but over the years the roof leaked, the rain blew in some broken windows and the garage floor rotted. It sat there pretty much undisturbed and forgotten until 1985 when my uncle sold his place and had nowhere to put the car and offered it to me if I would keep it and work on it.. I was ecstatic. The passenger side was exposed to the leaks and the front fender and running board were pretty much gone. The first thing I learned was that this is a fairly rare car and you won`t find any parts in JC Whitney or the local junk yard. I developed a passion for this car and started asking around and posting ads and a few leads started coming in. A local kid called that had a 2 door 32 and a 31 4 door on his Granddad’s place he had inherited. He didn’t have any parts and no interest in selling his cars but it was good to know there was another close by for reference. A guy out on the coast called with a basket case 4 door and lots of parts with good front fenders. It was all or none. Turned out to be worth the trip and I hauled it all home. By this time I had mine pretty much disassembled and the chassis blasted and painted and with a few new parts and some from the coast car I had a rolling chassis with a rebuilt engine. I am a good mechanic but not much on body work. I found a guy over in Marsing Idaho at The Old Car Shop who said he would replace all the bad wood and do the wood grain and upholstery if I would haul it over. So over we went with it loaded in the back of my ½ Chevy truck. It was quite a trip but worth it and a year later I hauled it home. I can`t remember his name but he and his son Steve did beautiful work. Next was a trip to Missoula Montana for another 4 door that was pretty much rust free with good doors and a basket engine. About this time a guy called and said he knew where a 32 convertible body was with lots of spare parts. He said if I send him the money he would get it along with some other parts he wanted. I was headed to Alaska so I said OK and I will pick it up in a year when I get back. Then a guy from Kamloops BC called and said he had a 32 made into a pickup and for $1000. He would deliver it. Well OK bring it on down. Now I read in the paper that the bank had foreclosed on the kid with the 32 2 door and 31 4 door. For sale make offer. So I did and got em both for $1500. Each. Now the guy from BC shows up with the sight unseen and it turns out to be a 31 so I took it anyway. The guy that got the sight unseen roadster body and parts called and said come and get. So I did and it turned out to be most of a 31 roadster body and a L32 sedan body and frame with the indented firewall for the longer engine and the dual wiper set up. Now it was time for a reality check. In the search for some missing parts I had accumulated 5 32`s and 3 31`s and a barn full of parts. My start up business was failing and the fishing industry where we had made our living was in a down slide and we had 2 young kids in school. My wife said enough is enough. That was 20 years ago and now I know why my uncle had to let the car set so long always hoping to get back to it. I sold off a few parts over the years and things finally turned around and I realized that if a guy can get 1 or 2 cars done in a life time you`ve done good. I high graded the best parts and sold off the 31`s and 32 2 door and the Montana car a couple of years ago. I saw my uncle at a family gathering last year and made the promise that he can drive it in our small town celebration parade next summer. I traded the 31 roadster body and BC car to a local kid who is an expert body and paint guy. Over the last year he has been working on it and its looking like I can keep my promise to my uncle who is now in his 80`s Hopefully I will be bringing it home soon to start the final assembly and my uncle will be around to drive it again next summer. I`m still missing a few small parts like the Remo Injection jar and canister and I need some better horns. I should have quite a few parts left over and will be happy to help out someone else to keep them from falling into the obsession I did. I will be happy to correspond with anybody looking for parts. Cheers Rick
  14. I have been sparadicly working on this car for over 20 years. I tried to make a long post with pictures but it did`nt work. Should have some left over parts and still looking for some. More pics in My album. If this works I will try some more
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