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    Discuss facts and post pics of your 85-87 Canadian 442
    Production Figures for Z49 equipt cars:
    1985 - 59?
    1986 - 350
    1987 - 350 ~110? with T-tops

    Here is an 87 Z49 442 with CC1 T-tops and G80 Posi and dealer installed spoiler I am currently doing a frame off restoration on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88hurstolds View Post
    Here is an 87 Z49 442 with CC1 T-tops and G80 Posi and dealer installed spoiler I am currently doing a frame off restoration on.
    Where did you get that steering wheel from? What is it out of?

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    The steering wheel is from I believe an 82-83 Cutlass, it was a rare option only offered for two years IIRC from what the parts book said.
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    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
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    I have a 86 442 z49 i jus had the engine rebuilt i have it installed, im jus finishing up the wiring. i was wondering is there any thing special about the canadian DOT approved rally wheels mines are rusted around the ring. I wanted to know if i should repair or replace them. Also in tech info on how to repair the ralley guage cluster my oil, volt, and gas gauge dont work

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    There is nothing special about the wheels, except for the date code all factory chrome 15x7 wheels are identical physically.

    Gauges not working is a common problem, the gagues become loose from the back of the cluster or at the connection from the dash to the cluster will also come loose as seen here:
    http://tech.oldsgmail.com/eint_rallye_swap.php

    There is a good writeup on how to hardwire your gauge cluster here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/200601130...agePanel-a.htm
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    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
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    Why didnt they just make all the 442's with a 350 (im talking 85-87)? It would have made a world of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88hurstolds View Post
    There is nothing special about the wheels, except for the date code all factory chrome 15x7 wheels are identical physically.

    Gauges not working is a common problem, the gagues become loose from the back of the cluster or at the connection from the dash to the cluster will also come loose as seen here:
    http://tech.oldsgmail.com/eint_rallye_swap.php

    There is a good writeup on how to hardwire your gauge cluster here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/200601130...agePanel-a.htm
    My gauges are not working either the first link I can get the last one comes up as page unavailable error 404, can the link be updated or reposted please, Blues Pwr/Curt.....

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    Site is no longer available, just use eye connectors on the back of the screw terminals and replace the circuit board with wires instead. Follow each circuit to each harness wire to essentially bypass the circuit board.
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    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
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    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    1988 H/OCA Advisor
    88 H/O #1 of 4
    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
    88 H/O Triple Black
    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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