Possible Father and Daughter project, 88 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Classic Brougham

Olds 307 and 403

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I have the tool. Well both arrived. The Dorman pulley is the exact same size as my current 94 Z71 pulley. I will contact Larry, I need a measurement.20190501_181437.jpg20190501_181431.jpg20190501_181100.jpg20190501_181131.jpg
 

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Well you got the tools, but what a bummer on the pulley. Money you didn't need to spend. Let me know what Larry says, as I have not ordered my power steering pulley yet. I pick up my stock Mustang 5.0 crank pulley tomorrow.
 
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Yah, I have a line on a 351W pulley for the crank.
 

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I posted on ROP. Ken87cutlass has this on his SBO on his 87. He said his is the 6 3/4" pulley, mine already has that as measured by me, 94 factory full size pulley. RA had a smaller measurement. I will take a measurement of the Dorman pulley to double check, easier off the pump. Sweet; one step closer.
 

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Larry is checking the measurement on his car as well.
 
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Remember before you judge, I am not Donovan! I used robertson recessed head screws where I couldn't reach the back, bolt and nut where I could. Rust converter on the rot and Rust Destroyer primer under the aluminum. I will be scuffing it up and grinding down anywhere the heads are sticking up then filler around the edges. I also cut the old garage door track, it will fit perfect below the driver's door once a spacer is made behind it. I will tie into the frame with carriage bolts.
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I am finally making some progress on the body work. I will get pics up once the final sanding is done. I am also need a new compressor. I am heavily leaning towards a 20 gallon Hulk compressor 5.77 cfm at 90 psi tied into my other nearly dead 20 gallon compressor. Supposedly 41 decibels at 3 feet. My current compressor is at least double that.
 
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I am using 8M×1.25 Metric bolts on the diesel water pump. I assume later sbc studs will work. I am swapping the A/C clutch, what a bitch on these R4 compressors. The one tutorial pointed out GM's compressors are a bitch. I need a wide 2 jaw puller to finish the job. Good another $50.
 

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Well, I bought a 6"× 3.5" spread puller and of course it is just a little too small to pull the big part of the clutch. I may need to order in the 3 jaw, 7" spread one.
 

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I bought the 7" spread by 5 3/4" reach, still not quite long enough. Since they were the same brand I added the link off the other puller, too long and awkward. So I drilled the middle of those two links, perfect with the extra 1/2 link reach. The bottom ceramic piece also needed pulled off. Even big pry bars didn't pry it like suggested in the video didn't work.
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Got mostly back together. I need new snap ring pliers, the multi head one I have, broke all the straight tips, need one with more umph. Need $40 to buy a pair of Channel Lock snap ring pliers, payments coming out, waiting till Friday.
 
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Got my crank pulley and got the reverse rotation water pump installed. The old pump on the 260 is a nice closed impeller cast iron pump, a good spare.
I got everything on the compressor clutch except the top plate. I am going to try a 3/8" fine thread nut, my puller isn't set up to pull it on, it is not Metric 1.5 thread, the 3/8" seems to fit, to pull the plate to the .030" air gap needed. I am ordering a new reciever/dryer and then just add oil and and charge the A/C once I get the serpentine belt set up on.
 
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Well working on the serpentine belt set up. I have both brackets on and the drivers side alternator and power steering bracket on, still need to attach the lower support. The passenger side will need a lot removed to clear the mechanical fuel pump. More pics tomorrow. And I will need a different top rad hose.