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Post by Cutlass Supreme Stick on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:50 pm

Hi, my name is Wayne Shipley; and I now own a 1977 Olds Cutlass Supreme five-speed. I've been following this car for the better part of two years when it came out of the Jack Safro collection and went to a Mecum auction. I bought it from a museum in Florida. It's the first car I ever bought sight unseen. Just couldn't pass up a no-option (well, a couple) car originally owned by a man who was born in 1913. I was generally pleased with its condition as we backed it off the transporter. Now I'm even more taken with it because of the way it runs. It's a dream to drive. NO POWER mind you, but a dream to drive. My first thought was to build a serious street car with a warmed over small block and an aftermarket five speed, but it's almost too nice to screw with. So, right now, I'm just going to enjoy it. I'll buy new tires (Anyone have any 15x7 steelies?) and tweek the suspension. Might even put duals on it if I can find or fab a cross member.

I've been an Olds fan for more time than I'd like to admit. Buying my first 442 in 1965 began a life-long affection for the now defunct marque. I currently own a 1969 W31 and a 1966 Nostalgia Super Stock 442 that I run with the 422 Motorsports Allstars in the mid-Atlantic region. My son also has a 1970 F-85 I bought new to run pure stock. It's been a drag car all of its life.

Hope to learn a lot from you guys about the Gen 3 A-bodies.

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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:55 pm

sounds like a nice ride and o yea we like pics alot

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:18 pm

welcome aboard.BTW we luv pics....................
my boss owns a 69 hurst olds 66 convertible and a 66 442


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Post by Malicruiser on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:29 pm

I think someone already makes a dual exhaust cross member if I remember right.

WE NEED PICTURES!!!


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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:32 pm

Malicruiser wrote:I think someone already makes a dual exhaust cross member if I remember right.

WE NEED PICTURES!!!


i posted the site somewhere..................LIMEY help
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Post by Biomedtech on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:35 pm

Malicruiser wrote:I think someone already makes a dual exhaust cross member if I remember right.

WE NEED PICTURES!!!

http://www.crossmembers.com/

Makes them in all flavors, 350/400 200r4 700r4 4l60e 4l80e
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Post by Malicruiser on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:36 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:
Malicruiser wrote:I think someone already makes a dual exhaust cross member if I remember right.

WE NEED PICTURES!!!


i posted the site somewhere..................LIMEY help
Yeah it's on here somewhere. It's just that I just got done helping my little brother stab his new transmission in his mustang, and I'm just feeling to lazy right now to look. Big shocker huh. Lol.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Scott from Compucar to be precise and gives us a discount if bought thru here

Here ya go Mr Lazy LMAO

http://www.g3gm.com/t574-dual-exhaust-cross-members-custom?highlight=dual+exhaust+croassmember


and the Extra yard here is his Ebay store Just contact him first and tell him you are a member here to get the discount

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Oldsmobile-Transmission-Crossmember-Dual-Exhaust-73-77-/320536566841?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4aa177dc39

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Beautiful rides all.

Post by Cutlass Supreme Stick on Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:welcome aboard.BTW we luv pics....................
my boss owns a 69 hurst olds 66 convertible and a 66 442



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Post by Cutlass Supreme Stick on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:02 pm

Thanks for all of the info. I'll have pics shortly.

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Post by IndyG3 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:36 pm

Welcome! Sounds like you found a cool Cutlass. If it were up to me, I'd say a set of Buick Rallyes would look great. Then, I'd put a healthy 455 in it. Then, well, I'd probably never be done with it if I got my hands on one....
Either way, welcome! Smile
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Post by laguna454/4spd on Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:13 am

welcome welcome welcome thats all i got cheers
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Post by The Dude on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:13 am

IndyG3 wrote:Welcome! Sounds like you found a cool Cutlass. If it were up to me, I'd say a set of Buick Rallyes would look great. Then, I'd put a healthy 455 in it. Then, well, I'd probably never be done with it if I got my hands on one....
Either way, welcome! Smile

Hey Indy, Olds makes a set of rally wheels like you are probably talking about. They are called SSI wheels:




Welcome to the site Wayne & nice score on finding a 5 speed car Beer . I'm also a fan of the Oldsmobiles. If you are serious about wanting some Rallies, I have a full set of SSIII's depending on how far away you are. I should still have the center caps & trim rings too.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:37 am

Welcome!

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Post by IndyG3 on Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:44 am

Rago wrote:
Hey Indy, Olds makes a set of rally wheels like you are probably talking about. They are called SSI wheels:


Exactly! Those are good looking wheels!
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Post by The Dude on Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:14 pm

My cousin has a set of the SSI wheels. Or at least he did. That guy seems to run across hard to find stuff like it was nothing. He once found a 455 with C casting heads & Toro oil pan laying in a field that the owner gave to him for free just to clean up his land. Also found a good Muncie M-22 for $100, several 400 SBC's over the years for next to nothing, a set of Strato buckets that just needed dusted off for like $25, & I haven't even got into the really cool stuff. Because of him, I know where to pick up a field full of 58 Impalas, a different field with two Heavy Chevy Chevelles, & a barn with a Rallye 350 Cutlass for near scrap prices.

Sorry to hi-jack the thread.

Hey Wayne, is your Cutlass white by chance? In the last couple of years I've seen three different 5 speed Cutlasses online & they are all white. One is a member on here even.

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Post by Pdawgie on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:47 pm

Welcome aboard... sounds like a nice ride.
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