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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:35 am

What degree/career you working towards?
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:20 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:46 pm

Yesterday my wagon was "borrowed" without my permission, the weather was bad and it had no business being driven without my permission, especially by someone unfamiliar with its quirks with the wipers and braking in the dark and rain. I came home and the rear glass had been left open to the rain, seats way too far forward, unlocked, and keys left in the ignition. The angle of the rain was such that it appeared that much water didn't end up in the car, but I was infuriated that it was even touched, none the less left in that state. Is getting my own parking boot unreasonable?
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:02 am

pull the fuse for fuel pump,.put in a switch,.

easier and cheaper than a boot,.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:03 am

Sounds like family...Sigh.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:09 am

Yup, family. I don't even care it was brought back with a full tank of fuel.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:23 pm

I vote for fuse removal or switch since you can't trust the family.....
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:13 am

That may be what I will do, but I can't see it going over well. I'm may be moving soon and could be able to garage it, I love it too much to "store" it at home. Reason for moving is for work, I have an in-person interview next week and to stay here is a 70 mile one way commute, my added fuel and vehicle maintenance costs alone would pay for rent, plus I'd be back on my own. I desperately miss being on my own, living at home now is a necessity. I drove it today, no salt on the roads.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:32 am

Good luck with the interview.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:51 am

Good luck with the interview Stew and the potential move.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:18 pm

Just forgive the family member and move on. I've learned it's wiser just to leave alone people who don't respect or understand the value of other folks' property.

Praying for a good interview for you!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:32 pm

Diagnosed the tailgate button issue. Going for a parts run for the repair and to drive it. Old lock rod clip had the ears broke off and was causing the lock rod to come out and get bound up.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue May 03, 2016 5:40 pm



I really need to do some cleaning, but it just fits there so well. Never mind the shaky pic, looks so much clearer on the smaller screen of the phone.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue May 03, 2016 5:49 pm

Break for the Bandit!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue May 03, 2016 7:18 pm

Now all you need's a whip antenna!Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue May 03, 2016 8:15 pm

I'm leaning towards a 3-4' Firestik and using a roof rack crossbar for a mount for a no holes installation that can easily be taken down for low clearance areas an such.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:15 pm

Was driving this week, stopped and my foot went to the floor, brake light lit up, buzzers started going off... WTF, pump the brake pedal a few times still lit, still going to the floor. Blew the rear brake line on Wednesday, puddle of fluid by the left rear tire like a puppy that just piddled itself. I'm going to have the time to look and see what actually happened today, soft line or hard. Personally, last week was rough, I've been working half days in the morning, had to study for my exam I had yesterday (passed, WOO HOO), and had hardly been home all week due to either having to go back into work in the evening, helping a friend work on his house for his refi project.

As I said, I passed my exam and should have my NHA license issued soon, hopefully that means I'll be working more regular hours and for much better pay. That means wagon parts and fixing the little issues it has here and there, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:58 pm

Hardline is blown over the air compressor, should replace the hoses too. Debating on a new line from the ABS unit because it looks like the line has been patched before by the number of unions in place. Also noticed that the link rod to the level sensor is broken. Still would like to relocate the compressor up front like 94-96 cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:36 am

Congrats on passing the exam. Let the wagon spending,begin!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:10 am

Wagon spending is going to take a little bit, still need to fix the brakes. After that will be a good tune up, redoing the headliner and overhauling the AC system, new speakers just stuff to make it a better driver for now. Later on is going to be performance mods.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:10 am

Wagon spending,is wagon spending,except not every dollar is as fun as others. Smile The end game is a better ride you can enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:44 am

I looks like I may have pulled out the last of the original line going back to the axle, Date on the hose was March 92, lines up with the date of assembly of my wagon of April 10, 1992. Some of the line on the axle itself had been replaced, at least going to the right rear, just short of the T fitting at the end of the hose was a section that had a compression fitting on it! I wonder if that had caused any leaks!

The visible hole in the line was in the 90* bend at the crossmember just before the axle. Compressor removal wasn't too difficult, It's NOT going back there! If it's just a different bracket for the 94-96 style, mine still works, but the linkage to the level sender is broken, I have no idea where to get that.

Part of me wants to pull the rear end and start going nuts with it, clean up and protect the frame and axle, run all new line on the axle and make it how it should be. The other part of me wants to just get it back to driver status to just be able to enjoy the car.

It will be cheaper now to just get it back together, I just don't really feel as if its the right way to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:59 am

My observations are, if you live in a southern climate, your fun car can be your year round daily driver,
even if its not, it can sit , and when u come back to it, the car still looks the same.
Here in the northeast u need a heated garage, or u come back to your project, and it has deteriorated since the last time u saw it, the aluminum is now all furry etc, so you ignore it and after a while from sitting it comes to the point where you need a bucketful of motivation to fix it up, not to mention the economics involved just to get the car back to driveable status, , brakes ,tires etc, emmissions tests
blah blah blah, i have 3 wagons that all need love,
i now have a fleetwood to drive, so the wagons get ignored and time and the elements carry on doing their work
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:25 pm

The biggest thing holding me back right now is money, when I bought the car I did not expect things to get this tight. I hoped by this point I'd be working with a comfortable salary and money to not be the issue it is right now. That can change in a few weeks, I'm getting very aggressive with my job search and had a really good interview on Friday for a "get my foot in the door" position. I have an interview Tuesday, that if I take the job, I'd have to move, but its the type of job that should have comfortable salary. There's a job in Richmond, IN I've had my eye on, but my License will only be Ohio (I fully expect my letter to come this week) and I can become licensed in Indiana for that position. In my field, an Ohio license is one of the hardest to get and I can practically go anywhere.


The condition of the underside is just okay, nothing that requires immediate attention (other than the brake lines). It's just not perfect, maybe its all the hot rodding shows, the auctions and shows I've gone to forcing these ideas. The metal is solid, some surface rust caused by a crappy undercoating job. It's not a rustbelt car, thank God, I'm just a little too anal about how I think my car should look.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:37 pm

well just remember ,.

people are just dying to get out of nursing homes,.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:47 pm

Most of the business comes from short term therapy, discharge much more people to home than to a funeral director.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:32 am

Richmond,you say? Good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:30 am

Yup, I got my letter this morning with my score results and a bill for $250 for my first year license.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:35 pm

A picture I took last month:
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:43 am

Somethings blocking the view of your lovely,OCC... Cool Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:30 pm

Its update time again!

While I continue looking for work in my chosen profession, I've taken up work as a lot tech for a GM dealership and I've been slowly making progress on the wagon again. While I have the brake lines to get the job done, I have a few hangups.

1. Fittings are frozen in the wheel cylinders, figures, they're cheap so why not, I'll just pull the rest of the line through and call it good.

2. I need to get some more hardware, namely a union and a few clips to keep the lines in place.

3. The lines I got for the axle are way too long, I'll just shorten them, I'll have to get a flaring too made.

Service at work made the main piece of line going to the brake hose, the one that had a hole, its NiCopp with a bubble flare for the hose and a standard double flare to connect to the line that has already been repaired. They did it for the cost of the fittings put on the line.

I really want to take this on a Road Rally this weekend, So I have to get it done by Saturday. Also, being a GM Dealership (Buick-GMC-Cadillac) it would really be fun to take it into work.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:41 am

We need to roll somewhere together some time...after you get her,"trusty." Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:07 pm

Slow and Steady... Back end of the wagon is on jackstands, wheels off. I pulled the drums and aside from dirt everything looks well. Still haven't bought the new wheel cylinders, need brake clean and time. Next few days I won't be home very much, but hoping I'll be able to get to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:26 pm

Wheel Cylinders installed, lines installed, brakes bled, no leaks and rear drums adjusted one Labor Day. It stops just fine, drove it to work today, now instead of being covered with dust its full of water spots because I ran out of time to dry it.


IT FEELS SO (effing) GOOD TO DRIVE IT AGAIN!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:28 am

The orange wagon puked a brake line last week,. i really need to fix it,. but its the main line from front to back, hole is just by trans crossmember,

Kids are impressed by the abillity to do serious burnouts now tho,. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:39 pm

That was the line that puked out on mine, just further out back.


I've been driving it, I'm able to clean it at work too, beats the hell out of doing it at my house.



Normally I'm anti-tire shine, but it makes those look good, 235/75's really fill out the wheel well. I've had the wheel covers on it for a while, they clear the 9C1 center caps.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:01 pm

As hubcaps go,those look pretty sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:09 pm

The stock wheel covers do look good. I drove it for my Thanksgiving traveling, Odometer is now reading just over 117k, just over 300 miles this week.  Last fill up registered 19.38 MPG, gas has been cheap but it probably won't get driven again until March. There's still a ton of work that needs done, but as the air turns colder, the less I want to spend outside working on any car. A "barn" would be great, with good lighting and a heat source but I'm just dreaming.

I'm considering building the engine into a 383 that doesn't run out of breath at 4500RPM and cranks out at least 450 ft/lbs over a broad range, but that maybe a lofty goal for a streetable small block Chevy.  I'm also weighing other options available, Iron 6.0LS, going with a real Oldsmobile V8 or a Rat.  All of this is farther down the road, the L05 is adequate.

Also, my Brother has bought a wagon, it's not a B-body, or even GM, '97 Volvo GLT. I have to say from having done some work on it, they are pretty easy to work on. A heater core replacement is done with the dash intact and only takes 2 screwdrivers to do. It's better to work on than some GM cars, even with a decent amount of reasonably priced parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:52 am

I love the Volvo wagons,V70's are sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Just checking in. At the end of March last year the OCC went back to daily status since there was something acting up in the Trailblazer giving me no TCC lockup. It was my daily over the summer and one day in July the mast on the power antenna got bent. I replaced it temporarily with a universal unit and scored a NOS GM fixed mount and did learn that my power antenna motor is still good, just needs a cable and mast. In August, I got a promotion and started back in school for my MBA, on the first day of my new job and the first day of class the battery died in the Olds. Late September I finally get the TB back and start letting that rack up miles while I have been letting the wagon rest. I noticed that the right valve cover is leaking oil but haven't got around to it yet. Desire to work on cars is nil with the cold weather, amount of schoolwork and lack of daylight. Hopefully come spring I will get some smaller things done with it and get back to enjoying it.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:23 pm

School and work are more important than tinkering with your car. That is, unless you have no transportation. Wait till the warm weather and get them back in shape. Thanks for dropping in.

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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:47 pm

I really do enjoy the car though, other than the battery issue it was dead reliable as a daily driver all summer. I even got my first ever speeding ticket in the Olds back in August. School will be running through May 2019 and I've got a 3.75 GPA after 2 courses and have been doing really well in the current one.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:14 am

Speeding ticket in a TBI,wow! Lol,I think we all should be given a pass in those rides. Congrats on the promotion,Stew.
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:18 pm

My son Eddie, who is TALLER than me, both raises the seat and moves it forward when he drives any car we have. It's a great argument for a Memory feature. Only Misty's Enclave has that. I miss it in my Roady wagon!!
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PostSubject: Re: Stewzer55's 1992 Olds CC    Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:19 pm

Love the dark blue Olds wagon by the way, and yep, for hubcaps those stockers are not too bad!
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