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  1. I'm working on a 1931 oldsmobile restoration. I found a set of interesting details for the transmission housing. The housing has been stamped with the following set of numbers: M10 063 Then a sideways E and sideways F. I wonder if anyone knows what these numbers are. The numbers are clearly stamped into the metal - post fabrication, vs most other numbers being cast into the part (like the transmission cover part number above in the photo). Is this simply the manufacturer/assembling and "singing off" of part of the transmission? Included is a picture.
  2. I am restoring a 1931 Oldsmobile. 6-cylinder Patrician. In the process of removing the water jacket cover from the engine and cleaning, I notice a handful of pin holes. I also notice that the water shield on the interior is not fully connected to the cover. Attached are pics of pin holes 1st question: How do I repair pin holes of this type? 2nd question: Should the interior shield be connected to the jacket or was the design/functional intended?ntion to allow water to pass around the edges?
  3. Starting to disassemble F31 1931 brake system. The cables (so far) are extremely stretched. Any suggestions on where to get new gable? Also, each cable as it nears the wheel hub has a short section of cable housing. again, any suggestion on where to get replacement housing?
  4. alsancle - thanks for the info as well.
  5. Mark - are you suggesting that both options were available in '31? WW vs. BW was just one of the many upgrades, like 5 or 6 wheels? I'm looking to have a really nice DD that is mechanically solid. Sounds like a BW is better choice for me. Any thoughts on wire spoke color? thanks George
  6. I'm in the early stages of a '31 Oldsmobile F31 Patrician restoration. So far, I'm spending lots of time doing research and learning. I've found some info on paint colors. The two paint color items that seem to be unanswered are; 1. Would the standard car have had black wall or white wall tires? I have found some photos of restorations and advertisements. All seem inconclusive and show a variety of both. 2. The model I have includes 6 wire wheels. What color would the wire/rim have been? I'm thinking it is black, based on the color of the car. Car is a black/green combo. Any advice or information would be helpful. I've combed through general and technical forum discussions but haven't found this exact topic. thanks George
  7. The intent is to restore to an excellent daily driver that can go to some local shows - but mostly just enjoy with family/friends. Must be mechanically sound. With that being said, most items will need to be redone. I have been pursuing 31/32 examples of restorations for a while and it looks like people make a lot of modifications. Some look really nice. Some! Although mods may be minor, they are noticeable - such as color schemes, interior materials, patterns, parts, etc. I am looking to keep the car "original" in look. same color, same style, same engine, etc. I may need to take time to do things like interior, brake lights, etc. as I manage a reasonable budget. Good question on the the wood. The wood is still in question. The roof of the barn had leaked on the vehicle for many years. The roof system/cribbing of the car and interior fabric is long gone. As I am dissembling, many of the bolts/screws are are rusted into the wood to the point they can not be removed. I believe you refer to it as "nail sickness". Once the body is off, I will assess much closer. I have had to cut off the 8 bolts that hold the frame to the body. Were the car bodies using oak wood or ash wood? The other item I am itching to determine is the quality of the axles/powertrain. Again, once the body is off, I will be able to look more closely hopefully over new years weekend. Also - where did you find brake parts? Thanks George
  8. chistech - new to this website, forum, etc. I am finding your posts invaluable. I am also realizing how ignorant I am to the restoration process. My back story is simple. My Dad bought a 1932 Oldsmobile (Patrician) back in the early 1960's. He and a buddy of his got the car working/drive able. He and my Mom used to drive it around on Sundays as their recreational activity. Anyway, the car ended up in multiple barns and was eventually transported to the house I grew up in back in the early 70's. Growing up, my Dad would tell my twin brother and I that we would restore the car when we were in HS. We never did. I am hoping to honor the intent with completing the restoration project with my own children. My son and youngest daughter are in on the project! We transported the car to my tiny single bay garage and have started researching and disassembling (packaging/labeling) the car. Come to find out, the car is an F-31. In reading the mulit-year posts, I have concluded that there are so many steps that I will need to select parts of the process and rely on other craftsmen for portions of the project. I have never done a car restoration or any significant car work. I consider myself handy in the garage and can do simple things like oil changes, suspension, brakes, starters, serpentine belts, general maintenance, etc. So - why not adventure out and try something harder? To start with - I would love to consider you and your post a resource. Secondly, I have realized how hard it is to find parts from this era. Is there a way you can share a directory of who/where/how you found parts? I do look forward to the F-31 project. Any advice, guidance is hugely appreciated. Again - thanks for posting all that you have.
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