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I just bought a L-37 touring 4dr. I bought the shop manual. When I bought the car the previous owner started taking items apart, why I dont know. Ex. took all the brake parts off the wheels and I just have it in piles. I know it will get all new parts and lines. What book should I buy that gives detailed discription and pictures to assemble. I just finished a body off restoration on my 63 Grand Prix and  63 Bonneville. so I am not new to doing this work.  Another example he took the bolt out of the  front of the crank, again why I dont know. I have the bolt but I think there should be a washer with it that goes on, but I cannot find info on that or the washer. Right now I am taking all the front sheet metal off so  I can  easily get to the motor  and see if it turns and put pieces back together and start from there. Thanks for your reply. 

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I would get both a parts and shop manual.  If you can find a parts manual very close to the year your car was made that is best,  as the illustrations are usually A typical and based mostly on the newest model the book covers, unless there is a drastic change the year later,  then they may have both.  

The illustrations in the parts manual usually give you alot of exploded views with arrows pointing to all the separate parts so you can see they are individual parts and not an assembly not meant to be taken apart. 

You may want to find originals as well unless The reprints are alot better as some used to be grainy with bad pictures. 

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2 hours ago, rvdcolf said:

Hi. I just bought a 1935 Oldsmobile L35 [straight 8 Coupe].
Where do I find manuals - workshop manual, parts manual, etc?

Thanks

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Cool car.  I love business coupes.  Start a new thread just for this car.

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Yep. Deserves its own thread, here or it may get more exposure in AACA General. Being RHD I'm guessing it's in Australia or or other Commonwealth country, or possibly South Africa?

 

Service books can be found on ebay or thru vintage literature sellers. 

 

Joining the National Antique Olds Club is a good idea. The group has model year advisors who can help.

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I'm guessing Australia. The leather interior tipped me off before I even noticed RHD. I don't think that is technically impossible in the US or Canada, but so rare one might question whether FIsher ever did it. If they did, it probably would have been rather plain. In Australian pictures and new car brochures from the period, you sometimes see fancy leather interiors like that even in 4 door sedans.

 

@rvdcolf, most of my 1936 Pontiac literature came from Ebay or swap meets. Oldsmobile stuff seems to be even thinner on the ground but it is out there. We do have a few literature dealers in this forum, maybe some will comment. Good luck, and welcome to the forum. I like your car.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

Good guess but wrong. :)  36, 37, and 38 had side mount spares. Plenty of documentation to this....



You have an unfair advantage, you were selling them new in the 30’s. 😏

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12 minutes ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

Yes, Ed but you were a customer and I believe we gave you a senior citizen's discount at the time!


Yes……you sure gave me the “business”! 

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