What I remember is the big car and Cutlass had a different lock arrangement
on the trunk, one had the lock in the body and one in the lid. I grabbed a
vacuum release cylinder from the big car and managed to fit it to the Cutlass.
There was a round plastic vacuum storage chamber with built in check valve,
small enough to fit on the frame…[Read more]
Very nice following the restoration. Reminds me of so many adventures
driving 1/3 million miles behind those aluminum V8s, more than 4 decades
ago. I would have liked it so much better with a 4 speed stick.
One problem I had was a bad leak at the rear of that 5 bolt rocker cover,
the gasket would slip out of place. inside, and it became…[Read more]
I drove a 62 Cutlass over 200K miles, the “yellow car”. It covered a lot of
miles with the needle far to the right of center.
Salvaged a couple Jetfire setups, got one running for a while. With that
compressor stirring up the single barrel mixture, the idle was so smooth
people would ask me if it was still running. I could only tell by…[Read more]
mhudson67 posted an update 3 days ago
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The 62-63s are a completely different from 64 on. I broke an upper control arm once, notice how weak they are around the fixed bearing. Welding some material around them might avoid outright breaks.
good luck, Bruce Roe
jensenracing77 post=622 wrote: I have never been happy with the temps this car was running after i got it done. The guy i got it from had just had the radiator worked on and i have the paper work that he paid to have it rodded out. Everything i had going on keeps telling me that i have a radiator issue so i pulled it out and took it to a radiator…
jensenracing77 post=476 wrote: We ran a full tank of gas through this car with the GPS hooked up. it got 16.7 MPG and was about 50% city driving. it also had some idle time while tuning on it and even a dozen or so times that i stepped on it. i think it will be close to 20 MPG on a tank of strictly highway driving. We are taking it to a car show…
Its a pretty difficult conversion I once contemplated. The engine has a
heavy flywheel since the trans has no torque converter at the engine.
Perhaps a Buick crank setup can be used, since it used that 2 speed
with a torque converter. I think I still have that flex plate, its available.
Then there is still the matter of an adapter…[Read more]
With all drums, the car really doesn’t need power brakes. Dual circuit would
be nice. Front discs would make it a lot safer in wet weather; then you need
the brake booster. Bruce Roe
I never had any luck with mechanical car clocks. In the 70s I installed a blue florescent digital clock, trouble free and far more accurate. It dims when the lights are on; looked more at home in that square window than a round clock. Had a little trouble getting a complimentary picture of that self illuminated display here. Looked better in…[Read more]
I also have seen a couple cars with 15″ wheels, and small hub
only covers. What I never saw was 14″ rims. But I managed to
get a set, to mount the first radial tires available. Long before
small cars with 13″ rims were common. Bruce Roe
I found the same exhaust pipe/muffler would work on Jetfire with crossover or 4 barrel with Y pipe. It didn’t last, so I had one made from 304 stainless steel. Now days you can buy a 304 U pipe with very tight mandrel bend, weld it in (stainless MIG wire). I would look at BORLA and find a 304 muffler to fit the situation, stock mufflers didn’t…[Read more]