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  1. Your service manual has the procedure with pictures of what to adjust. Make sure the indicator is properly set after you get the shifter adjusted correctly. It should be a simple adjustment at the rear most linkage of the transmission. I don't have the manual for the F-85. Someone else on the forum may share that info with you. Good Luck Dave
  3. Try Duane Hays , Peyton Co. 303-570-2812 Dave
  4. Have not seen a single post as to how things went ???????
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 ?????
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Any suggestions where to send a 1961 Olds (tube type) radio ??? Thanx, Dave
  19. There is a trunk lid decal with instructions on removal and installation of the deluxe wheel cover. Fusick may have it. Good luck, Dave
  20. Check your wiring diagram, see what else is on the same circuit and whether it works when the windows don't. I found on my Starfire the ignition switch accessory lead was burned at the ignition switch. It would open when it got hot and become functional when it cooled off. Good luck, Dave
  21. Does anyone know where there might be a rear bumper for a full size 1961 Oldsmobile
  22. Does anyone know where there might be a rear bumper for a full size 1961 Oldsmobile
  23. Try Duane Hayes in Peyton Colorado. He is going to move to Deming N.M. Might have something. Good luck, Dave Hayes e-mail donegoing2002@yahoo.com
  24. Eight inch monkey wrench with canvas pouch ????
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