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  • #13795

    macf85
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    If you’re interested, my parts guy matched my old one up with I believe a mount from 1970 thru 1972 Chevelle. It was the same height and bolted directly to the trans. The part was only $7.40 back in 1998. Also, if I remember correctly, I had to slightly enlarge the bolt holes in the crossmember and get larger diameter mounting bolts. Center to center was thew same. My receipt only has part #2378 but I don’t have the manufacturer.
    If you want it exact, per Jim, re-vulcanizing is the way to go unless you can find an N.O.S. part.

    #13740

    macf85
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    Rick,

    Thanks for all you and your dad Jim did to create and maintain this website. The only one of its kind. My condolences to you and your family. Count me in too.

    #13696

    macf85
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    Beautiful car Jim! Great job on the restoration. It feels like it’s 1962 all over again.

    #13620

    macf85
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    I missed Jim’s post above. Now I’m really curious what “2M” means and what is common between the cars that have it. All the other codes begin with a letter, not a number.

    #13618

    macf85
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    Is it possible that your ’63 had factory air conditioning but all the components were removed by the previous owner? I thought you said the ’63 had automatic transmission that was converted to 4-speed manual. Could they possibly have made other modifications you aren’t aware of? All of the A/C components were removed from my car several years ago and you can’t tell that it ever had it except for a couple of extra holes for the A/C lines and some screw holes where the refrigerant lines ran on the inner fenders. The interior controls, ductwork and outlets were hung under the dashboard something like the old aftermarket units did.

    #13614

    macf85
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    I wonder what the 2M code in the ACC line of my ’63 Cutlass tag and Eric’s ’63 Jetfire tag means? It doesn’t correspond to any of the codes I’ve seen. I have several options on my car but the major ones are automatic transmission, air conditioning, power brakes and power steering. The holes in the fire wall for the air conditioning lines look like an afterthought but I have no way of knowing if they were made at the Fisher Body Plant, at the Oldsmobile Assembly Plant or at the dealership. I wonder what Eric’s car and mine have in common for the 2M code?

    #13602

    macf85
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    Jim, I believe the website you were looking for is 1962Oldsmobile.com It is still active. Here’s a link directly to the Fisher Body data plate decoder:
    http://www.1962oldsmobile.com/62fbpd.html
    You may have to copy and paste this to your web browser. I’m not sure how to make it a hyperlink. The codes seem to be correct….the S-384 on Eric’s 4-speed car tag correlates with the3-digit “IBM code”, 384 for 4-speed synchromesh transmission.

    #13591

    macf85
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    This topic has come up before in this forum. My car built with factory A/C. Here’s the cowl tag. I assume the “2M” on the ACC line denotes the A/C option. Hopefully this photo uploads corrctly

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    #13468

    macf85
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    Nice Eric! Side by side shows how completely different the 62 & 63 bodies are, aside from the roof and windows. Wish I lived closer to Indy. I’d like to check out the 63 closer. Do you know if the passenger side mirror was factory installed? Or maybe dealer installed? Or one of the past owners? I’ve never seen one. Is it the same as the driver’s side?

    #13404

    macf85
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    Looks great Eric! Wish I had the $$. I’d love to have that.

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