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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Olds update Reply with quote

well, i finally got me a bumper. its a glass VFN piece. as you may have guessed, i couldnt just leave it alone and install it. i happen to dislike how the factory mounted the front bumper on the 69 Olds so i "tweaked" it...........






too bad i cant afford to paint it yet Sad . heres what it is supposed to look like.........






i also took care of a few other things like fixing my heater nipple that was spraying water all over the track Embarassed . its now 4-corner cooling...........




added a little tab onto the carb linkage to engage the nitrous switch...........




put a little Hot Blocker on it before welding.........




welded and sanded smooth...........




and finally my down tube for the nitrous bottle (cant believe tech didnt catch that last time at the track secret )


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hay 10sec. Razz You got my vote That looks much better flush mounted, than the under bite look. The other work looks good too but the bumper is the way it should of looked from gm. IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really cleans up the look. Nice move I'm not worthy

How much weight did you save?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutley the best I have seen. Where are your head light bezels? That should have you on the front cover of most mags once painted. (I kind of liked the gasser attitude of, We don't need no steenk'en bumpers!)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very nice!!!!


+1 Absolutely my favorite Oldsmobile.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately better with the bumper than GM. Like the microswitch tab too - slick. Glad to see somebody is getting all those nit picking details taken care of. I need to do better with that. Good going. Clay
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

real men weld on carbs lol nice job everything looks good!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, that microswitch bracket is one of those little details 90% of the people never notice but took a lot of work to work out. I like it as much as the bumper. Clay
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeep_406 wrote:
How much weight did you save?

technically, i added about 7 lbs with bumper and aluminum brackets. dont remember how much the factory bumper weighed but it was f-n HEAVY.

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Where are your head light bezels?

another $100 i dont have Laughing

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I know, that microswitch bracket is one of those little details 90% of the people never notice but took a lot of work to work out

knowing my luck, the tab on that little micro-switch would have missed the carb linkage at the one time it really counted (like a money race secret ). you should have seen the mangled mess the guy was using that sold me the nitrous system Shocked


thanks for all the replies. i still have a couple things left (for now Rolling Eyes ) to take care of. the Pertronix Ignitor is going bye-bye. it has been acting weird lately....... no start after heat soak, cutting out & running rough when hot. im putting my HEI back in. i also have to wire a switch to my bottle heater. hopefully get it to the track next weekend.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 things i am curious about

1.why that side v.s. the secondary side
(i had to weld a tab on the secondary for activation)

2.how do you use those short lil fingers for wrenching Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeeezer wrote:
2 things i am curious about

1.why that side v.s. the secondary side
(i had to weld a tab on the secondary for activation)

2.how do you use those short lil fingers for wrenching Laughing


1. i already had a nice flat surface on my throttle cable bracket to mount the switch, i just needed to make a bracket to bolt the switch to.

2. Shocked you revealed my secret, im actually a 4' tall dwarf Laughing Laughing Laughing . no, its not that my fingers are small, its that my hands are freakin huge. my hand nearly covers a 12 ounce can. i actually get crap from my Snap-On guy because he had to buy a case of XL nitrile gloves and im the only one that buys them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
thanks for all the replies. i still have a couple things left (for now Rolling Eyes ) to take care of. the Pertronix Ignitor is going bye-bye. it has been acting weird lately....... no start after heat soak, cutting out & running rough when hot. im putting my HEI back in. i also have to wire a switch to my bottle heater. hopefully get it to the track next weekend.


Check the dielectric heat transfer grease that is suposed to be on the bottom of the hall effects transducer module (you may have cooked the transistors inside already). That white past allows heat to escape the module so the circuitry can live all comffy like inside the distributor.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If his is like mine, there isn't any heat sink compound anywhere. The bracket isn't even massive enough or makes enough contact to even act as a good heat sink and I believe the module is riveted on to the mounting bracket - not that that would stop anyone here though. That might be a real possibility to make them last longer though - redesign the mouting bracket and use some heat sink compound to keep it cooler like the factory HEI modules. I'm assuming mine has lasted as long as it has because I trigger a MSD box with it so it really doesn't have to handle any current like it would firing a coil. Clay
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine triggers a MSD box also but i think, over the years, all the key on engine off cycles while making adjustments or testing have taken its toll on the poor ignitor.
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