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Old 02-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #309
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Now we have 2 tow vehicles to chose from. If the sun shines.....or if not like Casini is much of the time .


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The Olds is a 1969, 98 4 door hardtop with 455 engine. A one owner. 94k miles BUT only 2k since 1985! Always garaged and in awsome condition. We weren't looking for another car but my high school buddy said he would sell his late dad's car to me for a VERY low price. I'm taking care of some minor 'issues' then get a hitch installed.
The Buick still get's first nod for towing but it has been kinda frustrating to seldom have Casini weather good enough to go topless.
This photo is the Olds where it was stored the last 14 years.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:56 PM   #310
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Does that mean those tires are 25+ years old? Belts.. hoses.. well you know... all the rubber stuff thats gonna be working hard towing that airstream.

Im sure your all over :-)
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Does that mean those tires are 25+ years old? Belts.. hoses.. well you know... all the rubber stuff thats gonna be working hard towing that airstream.

Im sure your all over :-)
Yup...got the new tires last Wednesday. My friend was planning to use the car to tow a vintage trailer but he has too many other things to deal with...for one he's been trying to bring back..restore his 1915 White. He restored it in the early 60s, then his dad had it. In fact his dad ordered the '69 Olds with the towing package to tow the White to their rallies. Not long ago my friend replaced the water pump and I noticed that the hoses still look new. Radiator needs a good flushing. Right now I am struggling with replacing the power steering hp hose as it has a pin hole leak. I'm struggling with the replacement hose because all the auto suppliers, local and on line are selling a replacement hose that is different than the original one. It is enough shorter that I have to choose another route for it between the steering box and pump. Monday I'm suppose to get a new muffler installed but this 'hose' has been a battle. But this almost 75 year old ain't givin' up!

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As time goes on parts supplers try to combine those slightly different part numbers that make all the difference when installing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #313
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Hi, Neil; Don't you have the "Hose Man" or someplace similar? They make hoses for almost anything.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #314
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Hi, Neil; Don't you have the "Hose Man" or someplace similar? They make hoses for almost anything.
No 'Hose Man' up here but my parts guy says there are hose people up here....but I figured that the auto parts folks sell these so they must fit...some way. I've discovered how but I am struggling to get the fitting to pump to connect. Limited room to work the 'aurthur-ritis' fingers to work in. I may have to remove to pump. The OLDS may be a GM car but very different from Buick.

The piccy shows the original (longer) hose with the new one.

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get out your double flair tool, cut off , from the old hose, a length of solid tube the correct length, put on another nut , flair it, attach it to the new hose with a coupler and install it.
Get,R, Done.
I'm sure Lynn is needing the extra space in the "Door Store" for her stuff.
Oh, and buff that baby out before the rally, lol
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When I worked at a gas station in the east bay, as a teenager, I would get pressure hoses like yours custom made at an air conditioning repair shop in Oakland. You might try a shop like that, they can do the crimping and shape the rigid parts to match the old one. Probably not too much different in cost than a crimping tool + parts, not to mention time
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we had a hose fro teh bread truck done at the local NAPA store... great car Neil, looking forward to seeing it in person!!!
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Thanks for the suggestions but I think I have 'it' figured out. I had to pull the radiator to get at the steering pump and connect the hose. That's okay as I wanted to check out the radiator. Pretty clean....water pump and hoses new. But the radiator is NOT heavy duty as I thought as the car was ordered in '69 with tow package...heavier frame...tranny cooler (kinda small)...trailer wiring, eh just 5 pin. The engine is very clean, no large amounts of grease/oil build up. Even though it is a GM car as is my Buick they are very different to work on. Anyway the steering hose is connected to the pump, now to put all of it back together. Lessee....which bolt to where?

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Patti and Correy Couch are registered in F8 12-14April. 5PM for happy hour and dinner sounds fine. See you all there!
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Patti and Correy Couch are registered in F8 12-14April. 5PM for happy hour and dinner sounds fine. See you all there!
Looking forward to meeting you guys. Welcome to a great bunch of friends.

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Zugbug, will be spending their rally dates in New Orleans for a Jazz Festival. They contacted us to offer their Casini site. We have accepted their kind offer. So we have been 'relocated' from #98, a nice site but only partial hookups, to #143. Thank you Skip and Laurs. Have a great time in N.O. Post pictures please.
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