I have a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass that i have been messing with and have upgraded the suspension and brakes.
Front brakes have been swapped from drum to C5 corvette disc brakes and i also have the parts to do the rear minus the backing plates. Hotchkis parts installed are Lower rear control arms, front and rear shocks, sway bars (1 3/8 front and 1 5/16 rear) and 2" lowering springs on all 4 corners. All that's left to finish the suspension would be the front control arms.
Wheels and tires are 3 months old 18x8.5 (245/40/18) front and 18x9.5 (275/40/18) rear Bfg sport comp.
Engine and trans is stock other than edelbrock intake and 650 carb and runs great. Has full 2.5" stainless dual exhaust with x pipe by magnaflow, put a electronic distributor for dependability but do still have the points distributor that works fine. I have also installed a electric fan powered through a spal electric fan kit that kicks on at 185 and off at 165 and i also put a 160 thermostat in. Has new belts and hoses also.
Steering box has been converted to a Jeep gear box for a quicker ratio using a new (remanufactured from Oriely) gear box and coupler, also replaced inner and outer tie rods, center link, idler arm and billet adjusting sleeves with Proforged brand from Summit Racing.
I enjoy driving the car and have put just over 3,000 miles on the car in the past 3 months. I really would like to keep it but I'm not as interested in it like i had expected i would when I purchased it. I'm more into modern cars such as imports with lsx swaps and such so if you have one I may be interested in a trade otherwise I would prefer cash to put toward my house.
I have also installed a Kenwood radio and Kicker 6x9" and 6.5" speakers. Sounds good with any music.
Car will cruise the highway at 90mph and rides like a modern car suspension. Could use window seals but other than that it's ready to cruise the highway or the town. Does not have mysterious rattles or vibrations or strange sounds.
Body is solid and floors are solid as the car is out of southern Kentucky.
Car has 69,000 miles as of today and will go up as i have been forced to drive this car back and forth to work till my wife's car gets back from the shop. That's 56 miles a day on the highway and no worries doing the drive. Obviously there are a couple chips in the paint as it's driven a lot.
Everything works like it should except for the A/C, not sure what is wrong with it but i really wasn't worried about it since i enjoy driving with the windows down.
Previous owner put 442 badges on it. Interior is clean with original everything except for the carpet. No rips in the seats or headliner and all windows roll up and down like they should.
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