Vintage Car Thread - Discussion and Parts Requests

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by FedoraGent, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    The old California Coast Stop! I had a buddy back in the day, that got a ticket from a Deputy Sheriff because he did not put his foot down at the stop sign, even though his motorcycle was completely stopped.
     
  2. AtomicEraTom

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    Some more photos of the Olds I picked up this week:
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  3. HeyMoe

    HeyMoe Practically Family

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    Tom!

    That is an awesome car! What year is it?
     
  4. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I like the Olds, Tom. Is it a Hydramatic? Six or eight?

    HeyMoe, on Facebook I think he identified it as a '47.
     
  5. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a nice one. A '47 Olds is one of the cars "on my list" to own one of these days.
     
  6. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    Looks like a 98 sedan, the big Olds with the straight eight and Hydramatic drive.
     
  7. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Nice machine, but it appears to be terribly unhappy...
     
  8. AtomicEraTom

    AtomicEraTom

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    Thank you, it's a 1947 Oldsmobile.

    It is a hydramatic with the straight 8. Runs and drives.

    I'll be happy to sell you this one, once I get it done! :p

    I'm not sure if it's a 98 or a 78. I can't find any identifying markings on it, but from research online, I'm leaning toward it being a 78, due to the more rounded back. I think the 98's had a more pronounced trunk. If I'm wrong, please let me know, I've been wrong before, and will be again lol

    You'd be unhappy if you had to put up with me as much as this car does AND have inop brakes.

     
  9. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    Olds models had a system. 60 series, 119" wheelbase, 66 "Special 6"with 6 cylinder engine, 68 "Special 8" with eight cylinder.

    70 series, 125" wheelbase, 76 "Dynamic 6" or 78 "Dynamic 8"

    Top of the line, 90 series, 127" wheelbase, 98 "Custom Cruiser 8"

    60 series used basically the same body shell as a Chevrolet, 70 series was more like a Pontiac, the big 98 shared a body shell with Buick and the smaller Cadillacs.

    Your car looks like a "Dynamic 8" or model 78. If it isn't marked on the car anyplace, you could check your wheelbase.

    PS I knew some of this but had to look it up to find out all the details.
     
  10. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    bump
     
  11. phebus

    phebus One of the Regulars

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    Nice Olds! That is quite a beast. You'll get lots of attention driving that around!

    Oh, and that grill was very popular in the 50's among customizers. Really cool
     
  12. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    My sweetheart Tom and I are officially vintage car owners!! Found on the evilBay.
    Here is a pic of the " Coop", after actor Gary Cooper 's nickname.
    It is an all original, unrestored 1941 Pontiac Deluxe Torpedo Business Coupe.
    239ci, 6 cylinder, "three on the tree" manual transmission, 3-passenger.

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  13. AtomicEraTom

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    Thank you!

    I had no idea that customizers used them.

    I looked it over while I was at the shop today and there was a tag on the firewall that said Olds 78, so I'm assuming it's the 'Dynamic 78' or whatever they called it in '47.

    I'll have to measure the wheelbase one day to be sure.

     
  14. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    The number on the plate in the engine compartment on my "Coop" shows a different color than what is the now several years old repaint on this car. When we are at the stage of repainting, I'd like to have it done with the original color once again, which was "Marlboro Blue", a very nice dark blue shade.
     
  15. AtomicEraTom

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    In the meantime, it is a very lovely color, as it sits!
     
  16. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    The AMA, American Motorcycle Association has free road side association. They will even send out a flatbed for your motorcycle, and tow any of your four tire vehicles. I had to use it once, for a motorcycle, very easy, and nice not to have to leave an expensive motorcycle by the side of the road. This is also why I finally broke down and got a cell phone!
     
  17. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    You might want to think twice about repainting. A quality job can cost $5000. I would suggest you get some good car wax and preserve what you have as long as possible.
     
  18. David Conwill

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    Parts Request: Anyone have a set of dog-dish hubcaps for a 1950 Studebaker Champion Regal Deluxe?
     
  19. Which end of that car is the front? :p
     
  20. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    That joke was like three years old when my car was built!
     

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