1973 Olds Clamshell 455 on CL $1500

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  1. CapriceEstate

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    no no no no no demo. not on her!
     
  3. CapriceEstate

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    She looks nice for a Wisconsin car. Very nice.
     
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    CE or Fox, this Merry Oldsmobile is calling for you to save her!
    Come on guys, put down your cheese and beer, and get over there ASAP! :taz:

    David :)
     
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    Not to worry. She now has a new home with stetzie in Central Wisconsin
     
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    Congrats on the new long roof. Keep us posted with pictures. :cheers:
     
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    Congrats! You got a heck of a ride!

     
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    How did I not see this thread!??:confused: It would still have been in central Wisconsin but in a different place!
     
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    Yea Stetzie! Glad you rescued this beauty! Looks pretty dang nice! :yippee:

    Welcome to the forum, too! :Welcome::Welcome::Welcome:

    Post some pics soon! We love pics of the big, bold clamshell Oldsmobiles!

    David :)
     
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    Thanks for the welcome aboard. Will try to post pictures soon. Hope to have her home this week. Stetzie
     
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    Congrats big time!!:)(y), Yeah please post some more/better pics:)
     
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    I love it when a good plan comes together.......
     
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    stetzie's Custom Cruiser

    :yahoo::yahoo: Custom Cruiser is home. Now the fun of doing a real checkup on it.
    Strong run from Milwaukee. Never missed a beat at 65-70 mph for the whole trip of 200 miles. Likes gas, but that was expected. Doesn't help that the fuel return line leaks. Had to replace several vaccum lines as they are all hard as a rock from age. Seems most everything works, even the tailgate. One question: seems it doesn't shift into high gear till around 50mph. Any comments on this? Will try to post pictures soon.
    stetzie
     
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  14. Harry Clamshell

    Harry Clamshell Well-Known Member Charter Member

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    First of all: congrats on the Clamshell Another nice wagon saved!

    Since you said fuel lines and vacuum hoses are brittle/leaking my first thought is the vacuum line (intake-transmission). Second would be the vacuum modulator.
     
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    I agree, could be something as simple as a vacuum line slipped off the modulator?
     

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