Forum Replies Created

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 141 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #13618

    macf85
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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

    Attachments:
    #13468

    macf85
    Participant

    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
    Participant

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

    #13359

    macf85
    Participant

    Even more racing pics.
    Also, forgot about one of Jim Hall’s Chaparral cars used the 215 Olds.

    Attachments:
    #13353

    macf85
    Participant

    More racing pics

    Attachments:
    #13289

    macf85
    Participant

    You might want to cut your own using Neoprene Foam Closed Cell Sponge EPDM sheet. This material is similar to the original gasket material. 1/16″, 3/32″ and 1/8″ thicknesses are available on Ebay in smaller sheet sizes. Use the lens to make an impression on the sheet to make an outline and cut it carefully with an X-acto knife. Should be waterproof especially when compressed.

    #13262

    macf85
    Participant

    I had one of my emblems restored by Iverson Automotive and he did a great job fixing the pits and re-chroming it. I did the painted parts of it myself. I shopped around and they were the least expensive, Paul’s Chrome was the most expensive at a little over 3 times the cost of Iverson. I got pricing from 3 others that were in the middle. If you email good photos to these companies they’ll give you a rough estimate but you’ll need to send the part to them for examination to get a true cost. It’s a little nerve racking hoping the part doesn’t get lost or damaged especially for parts that are hard to come by. Here’s a link to Iverson’s website if you’re interested:
    http://iversonautomotive.com/Services/Types/Potmetal

Viewing 10 posts - 1 through 10 (of 141 total)