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  • I have put some pictures of my 1917 Olds Model 45 on my profile album page. Hope you can get there an check them out. Story with captions and pictures. Had this one drop into my lap from a dear friend that passed away.
  • Further investigation proved that this 1917 Olds V-8 does in fact have roller lifters and individual copper oil lines from rod journal to rod journal. It also only has 2 main bearings, 1 front and 1 rear. I have pictures on an SD disc and need to fi…
  • I will try my luck at adding some pictures.
  • This engine is the same basic design as the cast iron engine. This vehicle was driven before being put into storage and is hooked up to the same transmission, same bell housing and same type clutch as the 1918 version. The generator, distrubutor, ma…
  • Further identifying information on the "supposed fuel injection". This unit is 8" long from front to back of air inlet and 6" tall from bottom of unit to where it mount to intake. It is made completely of brass and has a large round brass fuel bow…
  • The info relayed to me was that Olds modified its own V-8 under specifications given by Liberty/Lycombing for their use. Could be erroneous. Highly unlikely that such an engine would be developed for a 7 pass Touring car in such limited numbers. I…
  • I was cranking the engine with the plugs out and PB Blaster in the cylinders to make sure it wasn't seized up so there was no compression build up. I haven't tried it with the plugs in. I am still in the process of dropping the pan, cleaning the sum…
  • I have just inherited a 1917 Olds Model 45, 7 Passenger Cabriolet. It is a rare car as only 1097 were built. It also is rare in the fact that it has a Liberty/Lycombing Light V-8 engine with aluminum pistons, cylinder heads and intake manifold. Also…
  • The pass key module behind the ignition switch is probably goning bad. Had same experience on 2002 Montana. You should be able to start car when it totally fails. You will not have any dash or accessory electricals.New module is around $160.00. Inst…
  • I have worked on several Regal ( 1996 ) which had premature wear and bad rotors on one or both sides. From what I have been able to determine, the problem lies with the design of the caliper slide system. All problems I discovered were related to th…
  • I believe the 70.5 Falcon evolved into the Torino line of vehicles in 71. This allowed it to fit the mid size car class of requirements. I believe that line ended in late 70's.
  • From everything I have been reading on care and maintenance of two cycle engines, using synthetic oil mix provides superior protection of all parts "especially when useing any fuel with alcohol in it ". Regular oil is washed from the parts by the al…
  • The manual for my 1917 Olds Flat Head V-8 even says the oil should be changed once every week!
  • Chrysler had a lot of problems with rusty cooling systems in the 50's, 60's and some of the 70's. Chrysler used to " cure " their castings outside in the weather. The hidden/unknown advantage of this was that the rust that developed in the casting w…
  • I have a 1917 Oldsmobile Model 45 Touring that has a flat head V-8, babbit bearings, a gear driven oil pump that puts out 15 psi. and instead of the flat tappets found on most flat heads this one has roller tappets. It is a beautiful engine and only…
  • There is a Ford Mustang in the Auto Museum Behind the Dusenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. This was one of the prototypes that Ford used to tinker with the rotary engine. Looks strange to see a little Wankel in a Stang!!! :surprise:
  • I have a 1917 Olds Model 45, 7 pass Touring Cabriolet. It only has 1,226 miles on it. This was the first year that Oldsmobile joined the GM Brands. Check my album page for 13 pics. Car had been in dark closed storage for 48 years before it saw the l…
  • They had trouble with wiring harness on headlights. Have had both of mine replaced under warranty. Last one failed with 500 miles left on warranty. Warranty on this is 36,000 miles.
  • Tis true!!! You must remove the front fascia and grill. I started to replace one and saw no way to extract the bulb out of the socket. There is a wall directly behind the bulb with an inch or less room for moving the bulb assembly out of the housin…
  • 1. Remove the front wheel. 2. Remove the 2 bolts that hold on the caliper. If necessary place a large screw driver in the rotor cooling fin and pull back and forth across the caliper to release some of the caliper tension on the rotor. 3. Remove the…
  • Floor mats were only a part of the problem with "stuck pedals". The spontaneous acceleration is an entirely different problem. You could remove the entire floor board and not fix it. Also another problem related to the stuck pedals and that is the m…
  • As a past Machinist Union Local Secretary, I will try to describe to you how younger people may qualify for a retirement benefit. In most companies you need at least 10 years service ( some are as low as 5 years ) to qualify for pension credits. A…
  • Engine may not sputter until you have blown the head gaskets. Do not use this as criteria as to weather it is over heating. I know this from experience with my 02. The temperature gage would go up and down like that even after the air was burped fro…
  • We took an Alaskan cruise in July 2009. On this cruise we went through Glacier Bay. At the entrance to Galcier Bay, the " U.S. Park Rangers " ( the U.S. Government's own sworn Officers for the Department of Natural Resources ) came onboard to give a…
  • With the crack in the manifold, the O2 sensor is reading the wrong exhaust gas mixture and is telling the computer to compensate for a type of problem that really doesn't exist in the natural scheme of things. You need to replace the manifold and do…
  • I have a 02 that started overheating the same way. They told me I had leaking head gaskets. Spent $1300 for that and still had the problem with overheating and floaters in the radiator. Floaters turned out to be engine oil. I was coming from a small…
  • You used to be able to take the fuse for the ECM ( computer ) and wait 30 seconds or so, put it back in and start/drive the vehicle for a few miles while it relearned everything. Now you have to go to the dealer and have them check/reprogram through…
  • Overheating, bad emmission readings, rough running and loss of power can be caused by several things. Having too rich of fuel mixture and liaking head gaskets can cause all of these symptoms, Are you loosing coolant from the system with or without v…
  • Did this problem start before or after the tune-up and oil change? :confuse:
  • No it is not true. You can reach the strut mounting bolts from under the hood. The trick to it is that you must take the windshield wiper motor and wiper assemblies off of both sides. To do this you must do the following: 1. Remove the wiper arm as…
  • I see alot of mediocre cars listed as "Classic" cars. What are the decicisive factors used to classify a car as a "Classic"?
  • I had a 1990 Transport with 3.1 and 3 spd tranny. I had over 300.000 miles on it when I bought my 2002 Montana. I currently have 197,235 miles on the 02 and still don't use a 1/4 quart of oil between changes. No tranny problems with either one. I us…