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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



  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. 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.



  4. 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 ?????



  5. 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.



  6. 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.


  7. 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.







  8. 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



  9. 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


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