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Old 09-12-2006, 10:48 AM   #21
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I was wondering about the wheel trim now that you mentioned it. Needs it in the wheel wells, eh? I've seen several with it but didn't know if maybe it was an option.
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Judging by a Google image search, some did, some didn't.
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PIcking up the car Wednesday night.

Grimm--I'm probably going to have several questions for you over the next few weeks or so. This thread may get long! I'll PM you actually. Thanks for everyone'* help thus far.

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Yeah, hard to say if the trim was an option, but I'm guessing it was something most cars got, but some people had it deleted. Check to see if there are holes in the inside lip of the fenders. That'* where the trim was screwed in, and then comes up outside the fender about an inch or so. A lot of them without may have been restored as well. Mine is missing the driver'* rear trim piece, but there are no holes for it. I think the guy that did the car filled them in. I'd like to know why just that one, and not the rest. I've been wanting to get the piece, but not sure how I could mount it; if holes need to be drilled. I'll probably take the other three off and see how I like it without.

I'll answer any questions I can, but I really am new to this as well. I've always been into cars, but this is my first that I bought three years ago. I may have to defer you to the site I frequent. There is one guy on there that is the guru as he was an Olds engineer in the late 60'*, and actually has a '68 Cutlass W-31 that he bought brand new and watched go down the assembly line. We keep telling him to write a book on all the stuff he knows.
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Of the sites you've listed, which one is he on? 442.com? Do you know his username? I won't bug him, just curious.
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www.realoldspower.com

His username is daveh. But there are a lot of guys that can answer just about anything with regard to the '68-72 A bodies. 442.com has a really crappy forum system. It'* mostly just good for information from the FAQ.
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Thanks I'll check it out.
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Grimm--

There'* a problem with my login to realoldspower.com and the admin is taking care of it. I hate to ask but could you post a topic for me over there in the meantime? I'm wanting to know what weight of oil to use in a '68 Rocket 350. Also, oil pan capacity. I'm assuming 5-quarts. If you'd rather not, no biggee.

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10W30 is pretty typical for oil weight. Some actually use 50 weight if it'* an old engine since it'* thicker and will leak less. I actually tried it last year, but didn't really notice if it made a difference. I wouldn't suggest unless the engine is a recent rebuild because the oil is thinner and will certainly leak more. As far as the capacity, it should be five quarts.

Did you pick up the car yet? Send me the info from the cowl tag and I can decode it for you. It tells the specific week of the year it was built, build plant, seat type, and color.
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So you're back to running 10W-30? Yep, picked it up last night. My neighbors were not really happy with the noise when we were unloading it at 10:30 p.m. It'* got a seriously loud exhaust note for not having glass-packs. Plus, chains on a metal auto-hauler aren't exactly quiet. Is the cowl tag up around the master cylinder?
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