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PostSubject: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:46 am

What a great place for a new owner of a classic piece of Americana!

I've already picked up lots of tips from you guys. Many thanks.

I live in Georgetown, SC, near the coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

I picked up this baby, which I call the "Blue Bomb", for a song from a fellow church member. Right before I bought it, he had put two new front tires on it and changed the oil for a cost close to $300.

It just turned 117,000 miles and has been meticulously maintained. All the receipts and warranty service are in the glove-box. It has matching blue leather seats front, middle and rear.

My wife and I bought it because our 17 y/o daughter needed a car. In total reverse logic, she wound up getting my wife's 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, I kept my reliable 2000 Plymouth Breeze, and the wife got the "Blue Bomb". She likes it because of the space. She's a massage therapist and needs room to haul a portable massage table and other junk around with her occasionally. I wanted my daughter to get the Breeze and for me to get the "Bomb", but she refused to bite. This is what happens when you have two women against one man! Call me a wimp! I work out of my home repairing computers, and don't drive much, so having the "Bomb" used occasionally by me made more sense, but women don't think that way.

The previous single owner called it his "Powder Puff" because of the smooth ride. It was obviously a member of the family to him and he treated it that way. He and his wife recently relocated to be closer to family, as they are getting older, and this sweet ride just didn't fit in with the new living plans.

I've got pretty much everything working except a reliable keyless entry system (very intermittent) and the two back seat power windows which get out of alignment when rolled up and down. You can still coax them to go back up manually.

Thanks to you guys, I found the jumper wire for programming the keyless entry in the spare tire wheel well.

Sometimes the fobs work, sometimes they don't. They have fresh batteries and have been checked for obvious problems. I've taken the TRW box apart to see if any capacitors were leaking and found nothing wrong.

I understand that the rear windows had problems with the guides. I need to search around for more info on that. In the meantime, we just don't use them.

The antenna refused to come up, but I was able to stick a screwdriver down the hole and coax it up into a permanent "up" position. Also, the oil pressure gauge is erratic. It was supposedly fixed twice under warranty. WRONG!

I've also ordered two new gas assist lifts for the rear window. That's about it!

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and hope to contribute if possible.

Marty Tennant



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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:54 am

Holy Crap is that a beautiful wagon or what?Never seen that color before,looks black in the
picture.Welcome to the gang,we need more OCC since our wagons are the rarest of all the
B body wagons.More pics please!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:01 am

Yeah Jim, it is a dark navy blue alright.

I'll take some more pics and post them later when the dew dries off and the light is better.

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:08 am

Its a good looking color and a pretty rare color at that.There is another member here with that color as well.


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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:11 am

welcome, another whale saved, looks real nice, great find
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:17 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
Its a good looking color and a pretty rare color at that.There is another member here with that color as well.

Dark Saphire Metalic.

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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:34 pm

Wow. Sweet travlin' machine.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:46 pm

Welcome to the forum. Nice OCC! Cool

Marty & Dick should hop over to Compnine and let us know how many of those Dark Sapphire cars were built in 91 & 92. Question
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Welcome...........
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:26 pm

Acording to Compnine The inside color on mine is called Very Dark Sapphire 20B. 1420 cars done with the cloth seats that color. The exterior primary color is actually called Navy Blue Metallic 28U with 707 made in that color. Total production was 4347 in 92.

I just changed my corner turn lights to clear intead of clear/amber.


New tint job

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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:32 pm

By the way Marty ............WELCOME. This forum is invaluable to the B Body wagon crowd.
Mine is the only OCC I have seen in Oregon and Washington state since I got mine in March. What is wrong with people? I do get a lot of dropped jaws and compliments on our (now 60,320) car.
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:16 pm

That's the nicest looking "bomb" I've ever seen! tongue Welcome to the longroof forums and enjoy your stay!
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:39 pm

COL wrote:
By the way Marty ............WELCOME. This forum is invaluable to the B Body wagon crowd.
Mine is the only OCC I have seen in Oregon and Washington state since I got mine in March. What is wrong with people? I do get a lot of dropped jaws and compliments on our (now 60,320) car.
Dick Deam aka COL
Pretty sure the dropped jaws are for your appearance Dick! What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:58 pm

Flasheroo wrote:
COL wrote:
By the way Marty ............WELCOME. This forum is invaluable to the B Body wagon crowd.
Mine is the only OCC I have seen in Oregon and Washington state since I got mine in March. What is wrong with people? I do get a lot of dropped jaws and compliments on our (now 60,320) car.
Dick Deam aka COL
Pretty sure the dropped jaws are for your appearance Dick! What a Face

Maybe it's my girls??


Todas someone said "that's is a cool looking car, what was it"? I said a 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. He said, "No what was it be for it was customized?".
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:42 am

Welcome & OOoooo that OCC is NICE!!

I secretly wish mine was the dark blue.....well, guess it's not a secret anymore.....
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:43 am

Welcome to the forum. I've only had my '92 OCC a little over a month, and am still getting the bugs out too.

As long as your rear door window motors work, the issue is rollers, and it's not terribly hard to fix them. Lots of info on how-to, so if you need a link please let me know, if you have trouble finding it.

As for the antenna, here is a quick how-to: http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/t1770-i-have-a-working-power-antenna?highlight=antenna

I'm trying to bring my keyless-entry back to life on my car too. Such fun.

Again WELCOME!

-Mike


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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 pm

Welcome!! More pics of that beauty!

I'm on the other end of SC...

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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:16 pm

Another OCC in the house (I'm on my third)!!! Nice looking ride. I gotta find me another one of these low miler beauties....
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PostSubject: Re: New member from SC and new owner of a 1991 OCC - the "Blue Bomb"   Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:06 am

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