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Aussiestayover 02-08-2014 04:09 PM

New Member from London

Just a short introduction. I'm an Australian guy living in London, England. Bought a Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser on E-bay back in 2007 and have made many road trips throughout the U.S. putting on some 20,000 miles.

Like meeting other Oldsmobile owners, especially Custom Cruiser drivers and searching for parts.

Look forward to chatting.


rjblazer 02-08-2014 06:01 PM

Welcome to the forum.

Soft Ride 02-08-2014 06:52 PM

Welcome to the Forum Fenn!
I like the of the longest lasting rides I ever owned, was an 81 cutlass LS 4 door.
I had that ride done to the 9's...owned it for 20+ years.
How much is petrol over there now?

Aussiestayover 02-09-2014 01:16 AM

Hello Art, Soft Ride,

Unleaded petrol/gas costs on average 1.2952 per litre.

The highest reported price on the website below was 1.459 per litre.

Super Unleaded or Diesel will be higher.

Check out ... Free UK fuel prices. Over 8,000 petrol stations covered -

A U.S. gallon, different from a U.K gallon = 3.7854 litres.

Therefore, a gallon of regular gas here will cost you at least $ 8.0467

I hope that helps?

I always love coming over to do road trips in the U.S. your gas is soooooo cheap! But people tend not to believe me when I tell them.


Soft Ride 02-09-2014 02:03 AM

Fenn thanks for the reply.
I am in Canada, West Coast, and our fuel is at about $1.43 per litre here. $5.50 per us gallon I guess..
We just had some guests here from England, and it was nice to see them again. Have not seen the pounds lately until they showed up. As currency value goes up, so does bill size LOL. Have you seen our new polymer currency?

Aussiestayover 02-09-2014 03:22 AM


I guess by 'polymer currency' you mean plastic notes instead of paper?

Australia has much the same thing. You can even put it through the clothes washing machine, no problem, or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

England still has paper....

Soft Ride 02-09-2014 03:27 AM

Yes plastic notes..London is in polymer testing as well & will have some soon as well.
Here is a topic thread I started a while ago..

Aussiestayover 02-09-2014 03:55 AM

I guess that's the way to go.

The U.S. currency in my humble opinion should produce bank notes in different sizes and colours. Small denominations smaller etc. Much easier to see what you have and I'm sure people with limited eye sight would appreciate it.

Of course in 20 years we will all be using our mobile phones with a bank app and little notes or coins will be in circulation... o.k. well may be 40 years?

Soft Ride 02-09-2014 05:08 AM

Possibly, but one bad solar flare could end all of that LOL.
What parts are u looking for for your 88 olds custom Cruiser?

Aussiestayover 02-09-2014 05:45 AM

Parts? Are you ready....

Wish list follows

Drivers door beltline chrome trim = GM 20107269
Cornering lamps,bezels,housing 914836, 914835, 554980, 554981
Front fender lamp monitors and harness 563552, 563553, 12009245, 12009244, 563384, 563385
Rear lamp monitor and harness 20150800, 20544651, 9422166
Front fenders with cornering lamp openings
Front passenger side 6 way power seat switch and bezel
Rear outer seat belts from the 1990 model in medium beechwood
Rear cargo interior trim panels for the 1990 model for seat belt change in medium beechwood
Left Side center Applique clip for 'C' pillar 10096349
Fuel Tank 22527443 with correct GM baffles
Front and Rear bumper strips 22519607, 22519711
Kick panel litter bin
Interior mirror 10078255
New leather covered steering wheel from an 88 or 89 in medium beechwood

locating those would make me a happy man.

I was lucky enough to locate some 1990 wheels recently and four nos center caps which are like gold dust.

Have you a big shopping list too?

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