1985 442 Engine Bay

88hurstolds

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Popped in an original HD battery (not a topper) and a new ECM decal on the HVAC box from Mike Rothe (69hurstolds) in the '85 442. Just missing an original upper radiator hose, thinking about getting a stamp made instead of using a used old hose.
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69hurstolds

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Change that 86/87 air cleaner decal to the correct "NH" while you're at it. ;)

What year is that battery from? I believe that's an F-body 75A battery. Has a bit more umph to it at 630 CCA vs. the 500, but it's also a 296 vs. a 104. Still looks good in there, though. Maybe 6 people on earth might have noticed.

I got a more correct looking upper decal for that. Still got to tweak the yellow and tone down the Big Bird hue a bit.

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88hurstolds

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Change that 86/87 air cleaner decal to the correct "NH" while you're at it. ;)

What year is that battery from? I believe that's an F-body 75A battery. Has a bit more umph to it at 630 CCA vs. the 500, but it's also a 296 vs. a 104. Still looks good in there, though. Maybe 6 people on earth might have noticed.

I got a more correct looking upper decal for that. Still got to tweak the yellow and tone down the Big Bird hue a bit.

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Got it pretty cheap not too long ago, its the narrow HD size that snugs up to the first tab thats missing on the fenderwell battery platform figured Id just swap the decal:
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88hurstolds

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Change that 86/87 air cleaner decal to the correct "NH" while you're at it. ;)
Thats the NOS air cleaner for my 87 442, the 2 NH units I have are nice but have scratches on the snorkel.
 

69hurstolds

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Just missing an original upper radiator hose, thinking about getting a stamp made instead of using a used old hose.
Ah, just saw this part. Funny you should say that. As far as I can tell, they had at least 2 different part number stamps for 85-88 Cutlass V8 upper rad hoses.

85 was offset. 86-88 was straight left alignment.

I'm waiting on some rubber stamps as this is being written.

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88hurstolds

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Ah, just saw this part. Funny you should say that. As far as I can tell, they had at least 2 different part number stamps for 85-88 Cutlass V8 upper rad hoses.

85 was offset. 86-88 was straight left alignment.

I'm waiting on some rubber stamps as this is being written.

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I could never find the correct font for the '7'
I have a box full of new hoses from Rockauto in preparation 😁
 

88hurstolds

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The AC Delco ones? So do I.
Can't remember, AC Delco typically buys from one of the suppliers, like Dorman, Wells etc., that use the same pictures just cheaper price...
 

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