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  1. Make sure the ventilation switch is in the off position. Now, just switch the indirect and defroster hoses. See what works and what does not. I have , in the past, cut and spliced the hoses rather than try to connect directly to the switch. Just too hard to get to. Plastic nipples work fine. Also, make sure the outside air diaphragm is O. K. I test mine with a hand held vacuum pump and a short piece of hose. Try that and tell us what the results are. It's also possible to have the vacuum source on the wrong connector at the switch (experience talking here). I can not remember what that did to the system but it was goofy. Trial and error will get you where you want to be. Dave
  2. Re check all your connections. The vacuum source (black line) on the diagram supplys vacuum to both switches via the "T" in the diagram. I had a similar problem and it turned out to be the black line to the heater switch was knocked loose while installing the switch. If you have vacuum at one diaphragm it should be available to all of them through the switches. If not, it's probably a poor connection or a wrong connection at the switches. The numbers on the rotary switches are hard to read especially in place behind the dash. The other thing to check is the lines themselves. After 48 years its possible to crack a brittle line just through normal handling. I hope this helps, remember, if you have vacuum to one diaphragm it should be available to all and if you have vacuum to one switch it should be available to both switches. Good luck, Dave Dave
  3. Yes, that would be the wonderbar button. The driver could change stations without taking their hands off the steering wheel. Nice safety feature in those days. Dave holt
  4. It's been two weeks, how about some comments from those who went to Sturbridge. Where is the 2013 National going to be held ??? Who is going to be the new head judge ??? How did the judging go at this years meet ??? Good, bad, otherwise ??? Dave
  5. EUREKA, I've got one coming in the mail. Turns out the order form is 14 pages, NOT CHEAP but apparently the only one around. I will post some info as soon as I can get my hands on it. Dave Holt
  6. O.K. I've been doing some research and have come to this conclusion. The only way to find a decode for these tags is to find a dealers wholesale car order form. It would have all the codes that are added to the base tag at the assembly plant. Anyone ever seen one or have one I could copy ??????? Dave Holt
  7. I have had the best luck with boosterdewey.com Dave
  8. The best thing you can do is invest in a service manual, it will have all you need to get the car back to "normal". E BAY is a good source. Welcome and good luck with your project. Dave
  9. John, that sounds like a good buy. Get yourself the factory service manual and don,t get in a hurry. DON,T try to start the car until you have cleaned the fuel system. That will save you a lot of headaches. Good luck with your project. Dave
  10. Both of the diagrams you want are in the 1961 Olds Service manual. You can get one on e bay , fairly inexpensive. 1961 1962 Oldsmobile Shop Manual CD Olds 88 98 Cutlass : eBay Motors (item 390136240273 end time Apr-26-10 13:19:17 PDT) can also find the hard copy on e bay. Dave
  11. O. K. , the tools are on the way to those who sent their addresses. I checked the D-88 which I don't believe has ever been adusted since it left the factory. Would you believe, the accellerator pedal height is 3/16" shorter than the tool. ???? This car and tranny run perfectly, smooth as silk so I suggest that you will have to tweak things after using the tool(s). I am going to try that dimension on the Starfire to see what happens. Remember to get the carb. right first. Also , here is a pic of the end of the slim jim filler tube. I have said there is a spring behind the ball, NOT SO. The ball (non magnetic) is kept from falling out by the two small prongs. Internal pressure holds the ball against its seat and stops fluid from exiting the filler pipe . Good luck, Dave
  12. A friend in Australia needs the top right front fender stainless trim, what shape is yours in ??? Thanx, Dave
  13. Yes, that was me. Got lucky and received the "Best of Class" at that Nationals. Lately though I see a lot of cars over restored with high gloss every where, chassis, under the hood etc. I have to admit they really look nice but they did not come that way from the factory. You also never saw a car in the showroom with shiny tires or rubber trim. It was always the natural dull new rubber look. Not complaining, it's just hard to compete against some of those things side by side. I hope to participate at Reno next year and Des Moines in 2012. Don't know how long this old (75) man can keep it going. I have a 1961 2DR coupe that is the twin of the Starfire, 32OOO original miles Hope to bring both to the Nationals. Thanx for the response, I'll get the tools out as soon as I can but have been very busy lately. Dave Holt The pic's are the Starfire at the top of Pikes Peak The coupe in Denver , I took it back to show the folks I bought it from after restoring it.
  14. You fellows that need these send me a PM with names and addresses. I'll get them made up soon. Thanx, Dave
  15. I have discovered that the BT 31-8 is listed as a Starfire tool. It is 3/16' longer than the BT31-1 measurement for setting the accelerator pedal height. Don't know why since all the linkages are the same for any 1961-62 4V carb. I have a 100% stock two barrel 1961 (30Koriginal miles) that is still factory adjusted and I will check both tools against that to see if there is a difference. I finally made contact with Sawrey and he is looking for both tools. If he cannot come up with anything I will copy the tools I have and make them available. Dave The pic is the car with 30K miles, I took it to Denver after restoring it to show it to the folks (pictured) I bought it from. They were thrilled to see the old car again.
  16. I am surprised no one mentioned "Impala Bob's" for Chevy Parts. 1 800 IMPALAS WWW.impalas.com - Chevrolet restoration parts for classic Chevy Impalas and all full size Chevrolet cars. A lot of parts interchange with my Oldsmobiles. Dave Pics 1961 Starfire at the top of Pikes Peak 1961 Starfire and 1961 Dynamic 88 coupe
  17. Nope , called Fusick today they said they don't Have them for 1961 Olds. Thanx anyway, Dave
  18. Does anyone know of a source for V belts without the notches ??? Costs me points when judged. Dave
  19. Does anyone know of a source for V belts that do not have notches ??? Costs me points when judged. Dave
  20. The mans name is: Bill Sawrey 120 Monger Road Rockwood Tennessee 37854 He has an unlisted phone # I am trying to make contact by mail and get a phone # His E Bay Id is TOOLZGUY but I have not seen anything lately. Will post if I get anything Dave
  21. Paul, there are two tools required to make the correct adjustments to the slim jim. The first step is to make sure the carburetor is dead on, if not no adjustments to the linkages can be made with any positive effect. BT (Boroughs Tool) 38-8 sets the accelerator height. It measures 5" from the center of the hole to the opposite end of the tool. Thats the second step in making the adjustments. You can make that adj. with a ruler. BT 33-1 is then used to make the adjustments. The pin is 5/32" dia.X 7/16 ' long. The holes are all 5/16" Dia. From the center of the pin to the first hole is 2 and 1/16" From the center of the first hole to the center of the 2nd hole is 4 and 7/16". From the center of the pin to the center of the 2nd hole is 6 and 1/2 ". The offset is 1/2". I have the name of the guy who has these and will let you know as soon as I can find the info. I hope this helps, but the carb. has to be right before you can adj. the tranny. Dave Holt
  22. Pricey but very nice. Check this out. GenerNator high amp classic car alternator built inside generator Dave Holt
  23. YES, I THINK YOU ARE MISSING A PANEL THAT COVERS JUST THAT EXPOSED PART OF THE SEAT I KNOW THE 1961 AND 62 HAD THE PANEL. IT HAD PERFORATIONS OR A SCREEN WHERE THE REAR SPEAKER WAS MOUNTED SOME ONE ON THIS FORUM SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEND A PHOTO OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. THE PARTS MANUAL DOES NOT SHOW A PICTURE BUT THE PART IS GROUP15.000 AND IT IS CALLED "REAR SEATBACK COVER TRIM. YOU WILL SEE IT ON ANY 1961 THRU 1964 CONVERTIBLE. HOPE THIS HELPS, ANY UPHOLSTERY SHOP COULD MAKE ONE, IT WOULD BE THE SAME MATERIAL AND BASE COLOR OF THE REAR SEAT. DAVE HOLT
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