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MalibuSSwagon



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PostSubject: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:52 am

My 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. The name was not my idea, everyone who see this thing calls it a whale, it's sticking lol.

Went and checked out this car on the advice of a forum member, it was clean as described. Came fully serviced with new tires and all, Pep Boys tech thought it was really good too as it took him 9 mins to determine it was safe for the road haha.

So it's my DD now, really enjoying it and the fuel mileage is surprisingly good considering it's size, it dwarfs even the BMW's in the office parking lot.

Few pics after a car wash today.







Plans are few at this point. Keep it clean, re-paint the front bumper. Going to get the electric fan setup as well since it takes forever to warmup in the morning.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:22 pm

Love it! Getting harder and harder to find! I like this color. I've only really seen the red or the white on OCCs.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:53 pm

Congrats!! I test drove this one and bought it last April didn't get it because it was owned by a dead guy so glad it went to a forum member and will be well taken care of. Beautiful blue olds enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:15 pm

bigbluey88 wrote:
Congrats!!  I test drove this one and bought it last April didn't get it because it was owned by a dead guy so glad it went to a forum member and will be well taken care of.  Beautiful blue olds enjoy!

Thanks! It was on your advice that I made the 2 hour trip to check it out. Worth it! It's a great car so far, put about 500 miles on it so far driving to work.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:26 pm

I got about 5 pairs of electric fans and radiator cowls to convert when you plan to do it. ( if interested)
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Heh, is that an old dealer plate on the front? That's awesome!

I love the color!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:19 pm

My favorite of all the 91-6 B-wagons! Caprice glass and vista roof. The 92 OCC was the ONLY way to get that combination.

LS SWAP! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:52 pm

Yes I love the vista roof. I've always had a soft spot for Oldsmobiles so this car is perfect for me. Plus I'm not a fan of the gaudy chrome trim on the roadmonsters.

Yea the original dealer plate was still on the front, along with the dealer sticker on the back. I also got the glove box open and found the owners manual, warranty book and the salesman card. It is a one owner car but sadly this is the extent of documents I got with the car.

Hey Indy! Sorry I didn't get back to you, my buddy wasn't feeling well so we just headed back home. We'll have to hang sometime for sure. Hope you're taking care of that blue car. haha. I'll let you know on the fans, got a day off so I'm going junkyard crawling tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:04 am

THere is a blue one just like that running around here. Big scratch and dent on the side. I'll try to grab some pics
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:47 pm

Well grabbed a Ford rear sway bar today. I scored as it had new end links on it! Now just need the clamps and bushings. It's only a 17mm but it's better than no sway bar.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:51 pm

Nice the car is a beauty hope it lives for many many years to come. Love the color glad it was worth the drive I'm about a half hour from there.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 pm

Ford rear sway bar installed today. The components that went into the install:



17mm rear bar and new endlinks scavenged from a junkyard 98 Mercury Grand Marquis, and Prothane universal 17mm bushing kit. Fairly easy install, hoping it'll tighten up the handling.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:35 pm

That's awesome. I'm going to try this on the '74 at some point...because the factory bar for that thing is hard to find, and if I do find one, it will likely be under a car that hasn't moved in at least 25-30 years, has trees growing around it, and may or may not provide shelter to a family of foxes or coyotes with its undercarriage. With something like this, I wouldn't have to drill or swap the LCAs, I'm assuming just have to drill a couple of holes up in the frame for the factory end links or something?

I have heard that the biggest bars came on the Fords and Mercurys that had the Performance and Handling Package with the rear air bags, dual exhaust, etc., because the police package already had stiffer springs from the factory. I'm wondering if the bigger bar also came on the Town Cars that had that (my brothers does).

Did you get those end links online?
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:07 am

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=231762

I did exactly what the first post showed, there is a slot in the frame gussets so thats where I put the endlink thru. It's a strong enough location, thats where the endlinks attach on the CV's

Apparently the CV's, Grand Marquis, and Town Cars with air ride had the biggest bars at 21mm, The CVPI had a 17mm bar. There was a town car at the yard that had air ride, but someone already took the whole rear axle, damn!

The endlinks also came from the junked Mercury, seems someone put them on the car right before junking it. Hey $20 for a sway bar and endlinks, not a bad deal. The rear end of the car already feel tighter just backing it out of the garage, I'd say do it! Plenty of junk ford cars out there to pluck a bar from.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:10 pm

yea buddy

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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:35 am

Seats are in.





The manual caprice rails required some creativity to work.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:07 am

GREEAT JOB!!!!  lol!  And a perfect match!!! Thats some good joo-joo! gay 
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:52 pm

They're great! Hold you in place while the car sways down the road.  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:53 pm

Those look awesome in there dude. The only thing I don't like about those seats is they seem a micron narrower than the stock ones, and don't have an armrest. But I still want to put those in...something.  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:00 pm

MMMMM Nice! Welcome to the Hen's Teeth Seat Club! I have a full set in hiding. Top secret location. being studied by Top men.


I wonder what they'll look like in my boxy...
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:39 am

1984twodoor wrote:
MMMMM Nice! Welcome to the Hen's Teeth Seat Club! I have a full set in hiding. Top secret location. being studied by Top men.


I wonder what they'll look like in my boxy...

Hopefully Steve will remember where he put them when you want them back. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:40 pm

yup definitely a find! They are the polar opposite of the stock seats, more like bucket seats than a couch. Besides it's easy to plop a console in there.

You know you want them in your boxy....
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:24 pm

boojum wrote:


Hopefully Steve will remember where he put them when you want them back. Smile

Speaking of mind like a steel trap... Laughing 

Put WHAT by the way????  scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:20 pm

Nice score on the blue bonnies! Smile

I'm STILL looking for a set of red ones!

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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Best of luck Bill, I found these thru car-part.com, and several more sets of Blue have appeared since....but no red bonnies have appeared. A very rare beast indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:13 pm

Oh and, if anyone has a TBI wagon rear seat back for cheap or less, I could use it. Any color, would prefer blue tho. Would rather store the original seats vs cutting them up.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:19 am

Well, found the OCC's arch nemesis......water.... Mad Barely ran all the way to work this morning.....kept stalling at lights. Guess I need to replace the entire ignition system.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:07 pm

Luckily with the TBI, given the screws for the cap aren't rusted, it's incredibly easy to do plugs/wires/cap/rotor on that thing...hopefully it's not some sensor getting wet or something though.

The gasket at the back of the hood could be letting water drip on your distributor also.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:19 pm

Thanks Matt, I'll look at that gasket. My plan was to pick up some wire dry spray after work so I can get home.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:58 pm

Well, ran great all the way home, popped the hood and pulled off the air cleaner. Dried water spray all over the distributor cap. damn. So soaked it with wire dryer I found in the garage.

Also found the vac line unplugged from the EGR valve, hoping that solves my code 32
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:09 pm

MalibuSSwagon wrote:
Well, ran great all the way home, popped the hood and pulled off the air cleaner. Dried water spray all over the distributor cap. damn. So soaked it with wire dryer I found in the garage.

Also found the vac line unplugged from the EGR valve, hoping that solves my code 32

Was the cap cracked or corroded?  If it's getting wet, I'd bet the contacts on top look like ass.  Glad you're getting to the bottom of it!
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:18 pm

MalibuSSwagon wrote:
Well, ran great all the way home, popped the hood and pulled off the air cleaner. Dried water spray all over the distributor cap. damn. So soaked it with wire dryer I found in the garage.

Also found the vac line unplugged from the EGR valve, hoping that solves my code 32

Welcome to the code 32 club  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:17 pm

Well the stumbling/cutting out came back today. Not really sure what the issue is as it only seems to happen when the car gets warm and gets worse the farther you drive. Not sure where to start troubleshooting this one...
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:44 pm

I got a "known to be good" TBI  throttle body with all the sensors sitting on a shelf for sale......... Jusssssss sayin......

Did you check the timing?

I'm thinking vacuum leak or EGR clogged
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:29 pm

Thanks Indy, I appreciate the offer. I actually just re-sealed the throttle body today. It was pretty clean inside, some of the passages were clogged with goo, and the fuel regulator diaphragm looked like crap, no tears tho. So I doubt this is the answer to my problem, but good to know it's fresh now.

Before - Ewwwwww



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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:48 am

Went on a craigslist adventure last night to pickup the next mod for the OCC.



Price was right and the guy was cool. Had a sizable garage stuffed with Chevelles. I could've drolled over them all night, but I had to get back on the road.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:16 pm

Tore into the transmission tonight. Looks like I'll be able to save this one. Gears aren't pitted, just need to clean off the surface rust.



Looks worse than it really is.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:10 pm

So, last week I tore into the transmission.



The gears are in pretty rough shape.



Got lucky however, a guy in Tennessee saw my project thread on another forum and offered up a clean set of gears to me. He's coming up this way to visit family in a month.

Also for those who do not recognize the transmission, it's an NP833 out of an 80-86 1/2 ton Chevy. Gear ratios are close to the 700R4, 3.09, 1.67, 1.00, 0.73.
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PostSubject: Re: The Blue Whale   Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:04 pm

So forget the four speed. Got an unbelievable deal on this TKO600 this week.



I'll just say I got it all for less than the bellhousing sells for new. Now I just need a 6.0L, LSA supercharger, etc etc.
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