1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham

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...guess which one is new :)
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Turns out, even if you get all the specific bolt spacing/diameter specs right for the engine fan clutch, there's one parameter left, never clarified when you buy the clutch: the length of the water pump shaft w/r to the clutch shaft "hole". Well, that is fun. Luckily, my car came with a spare water pump (thanks dad!), and the water pump currently on my Cutlass is worn out (squeaks when turned by hand), so I trimmed the shaft on the new pump & will install it on the car 🙈🙉🙊

...and then the new fan clutch will fit.
 
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On a better note, got a carpet ordered from here: https://www.nosreproductions.com

Checked the 77D RPO code for the interior, GM called that dull red "dark maple" apparently... we will see!
 

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I had a B&M lock-up control module for my new 200-4R, but was missing some of the wiring. So i created this sh*t so I can test it using the cigarette lighter.
 

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It turns out, my TH-200-4R speedo gears are such a mismatch with the car's rear end, it will not even reach minimum speed to trigger the lock-up module :)

so, let's stash this until the 3.42 differential is installed.
 
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Sooo... Removing the carpet revealed the rust... :) A few holes, nothing major, not pretty, but I have seen worst.


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Would have loved to work on the floor, but right now, weather is very rainy around here.

So....

Worked on the seats instead. Converting the manual 45-55 seats into power seats, using Eldorado power seat rails. Was already partially done for the driver seat, now aligning everything.

I had to cut the side of the seats, but it turned out alright, using a metal plate hidden behind the seat hide. Looks almost OEM in my book, so OK

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Done: thick coat of rust encapsulator.
Next up: fiberglass for the holes

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Patching. I love fiberglass.

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