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Dr Crankenstein 12-09-2020 04:00 PM

'69 Olds 442
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My cousin sent me a couple pics of his recently completed "labor of love". My uncle (his father) bought the car new and drove it until he passed in, ummm... 1992 if I recall correctly. It was in sad shape then and sat in storage for several years before the rebuild began. Several more years later, it's back to its former glory, plus a few performance enhancements. [ddd

I kid you not, seeing it again brings a tear to my eye. I first rode in the car when it was new and last in the '80s sometime. I have two more cousins who also caught the car bug from our uncle and his 442. Four young boys were forever influenced and one of those boys is responsible for the bodywork and paint.

RIP Uncle Glen




bruno 12-09-2020 04:07 PM

He did one heck of a job, looks great.

forbigpicture 12-09-2020 05:08 PM

Sweet !!! [cl[cl

Old Iron 12-09-2020 06:42 PM


bob w 12-09-2020 07:23 PM

Nice ride. Nice story.

Bamamav 12-09-2020 10:04 PM

Love that body style Cutlass, being the 442 just makes it mo better![cl

MercuryMac 12-09-2020 10:23 PM

Very few muscle cars survived their tough life and stayed in the same family. You are a lucky man, Doc.

dutch 12-10-2020 01:49 AM

looks great with steel wheels and all... [cl
They always look better with a good story to back it up :cool:

DozerII 12-10-2020 03:49 AM

Cool story and a really cool car Doc, it brought back a memory from 1977 for me, back in Winnipeg at the shop I worked at we a little old lady customer that had one of those with a big block, she would bring it for a tune up every September and the first thing we would do is a decarb as the compression numbers were all over 200 psi from all her putting around. The old mechanic I worked with always had a smoke in his mouth and coke in his hand and his decarb method was to bring the idle up to about 1800 and slowly pour coke down the carb :eek:

Dr Crankenstein 12-10-2020 10:13 AM

Thanks guys. The car means a lot to we four cousins... or as I prefer, "brothers, once removed". On a side, the project was in jeopardy more than once, due to a certain step-brother whom I'd like to choke! [ddd

P.S: Thanks for the story, Dozer. :p


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