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    Did you deal with Lynn from Mondello in California?
    That shop bought the name from Mondello and has done nothing but cause people problems Ive heard.
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    Sounds awesome BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88hurstolds View Post
    Did you deal with Lynn from Mondello in California?
    That shop bought the name from Mondello and has done nothing but cause people problems Ive heard.
    Yes I did. Had I known I would felt with dick Miller.

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    now that I have the engine up and running ( I couldn't be happier with the results) .I have turned my attention to other parts of the car. In keeping with the whole Oldsmobile theme I just picked up a nice lightning rod shifter from 88hurstolds. As i get the brackets, cable and console parts I will post more pictures


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    Nice Score....I saw the L.Rod option disappeared from his ad for the 85' 442...I was hoping someone would put them to good use...& I know you will with that 455! Whooommmmppp!!!! Some Day Sooner than later I will be in the market for a set....I am assuming they are 4 speed? Keep us updated on the install!

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    Those are three speed Lightning Rods.
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    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
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    There you go Mike , I mounted up the shifter looks and works great . I used a shifter cable for a dual gate shifter. Brain from Gbodyparts came to the rescue. I was offered an oppertunity to test fit there new line of brackets. I received the bracket Saturday morning. I mounted the shifter to the bottom bracket and everything fit pefect. All the holes were lined up with no trouble. I then mounted the shifter to the floor of my 78 Oldsmobile with no troubles. There was no modification at all. The bracket fit like it was from the factory. The quality is top notch. The pictures don't lie. The good news is that if anybody else want these brackets they will be available in a couple of weeks.



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    Sweet, looks awesome!
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    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
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    Looks really sharp! Like they belong in there!!! Glad someone had better luck with gBody parts.com.
    I have much respect for a company developing & selling gBody parts!

    Ive had several Customer service issues with them & I have been ordering mOst of my new parts from mikesMontes.com !!!!
    He stocks quite a few cutlass parts & has been great to work with!:icon14:

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    What kind of intake are you running on this setup?
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    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
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    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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    [QUOTE=88hurstolds;2794]What kind of intake are you running on this setup?
    Sorry it took so long to reply. I was in Bermuda for the week

    http://www.professional-products.com/fuelrails.php This where I got my intake from. I was going to have one custom made but the price got out of control!

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    I haven't wrenched on the cutlass in a while.This project is something I have wanted to do since I put the 455 in and return the cutlass to it's Oldsmobile heritage. I have been playing with the exhaust and changed the mufflers and tailpipes to the 442 style and get rid of the monte carlo style. You can see the old pipes on the floor. I ran out of Argon for the Mig welder when I get more I will post more pics.



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    Nice, I like that style better than the Monte style.
    Seeing pipes running along the bottom of the quarter out to the bumper looks tacky, especially if you can see a clamp.

    Are you going to cut an angle into the tips like factory?
    The top one is Walker, the back one is factory.
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    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
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    Thanks for the picture. I had the angle on the tailpipes but wasen't happy with the way it looked. I cut the pipes flush. If I change my mind I could always cut an angle again. I do prefer the original cut.

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    Took advantage of the nice Sunday weather to start my winter project. I am tired of sweeting so over the winter I will installing A/C so next car show season will be a nice and comfortable one.
    Removed the dash to install the duct work and A/C vents

    A/C box restored and ready for install

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    Did you originally have a heater box in there?
    I removed mine from my T-top '88 but I would agree with any hard top car that it is much needed.
    I am not sure if I want to have AC in my other '88, I am going with a turbo setup and not sure if I will need the extra room under there. I have a heater box setup for it but I am still looking for the wire harness that runs from the back of the heater box to the controls in the dash.
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    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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    I had the factory non a/c box. Just got tired of sweeting. If I had t -tops I probably wouldn't bother with A/C either. Turbo you say when will you be posting up some pictures you have got my interest

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    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    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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    I made more progress today. All the old heat stuff is gutted . Now started on reassembly

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    made some more progress. Got the dash installed and the A/C box installed with a new evaporator. Next modify small block compressor brackets for my big block and get the rest of the parts. The will have to wait till after the holidays ( The money will be going to buy Christmas gifts)

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