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Car Collector Chronicles 12-13

Car Collector Chronicles 12-13

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Published by Dave Yaros
December 2013 edition (12/2013, 6 pgs.) of Car Collector Chronicles; a free, monthly, online, ad free newsletter for the classic/collector car enthusiast; now in 6th year of publication.

ARTICLES: High RPM’s, The OldsmoBill S-10, Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Deja vu, CCC Presents

PHOTOS: OldsmoBill S-10, Lambrecht Auction Parking Pass, Cadillac hotrod , Mystery tools, Olds Dragster, jerry-rigged drain, Xmas Story Olds

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December 2013 edition (12/2013, 6 pgs.) of Car Collector Chronicles; a free, monthly, online, ad free newsletter for the classic/collector car enthusiast; now in 6th year of publication.

ARTICLES: High RPM’s, The OldsmoBill S-10, Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Deja vu, CCC Presents

PHOTOS: OldsmoBill S-10, Lambrecht Auction Parking Pass, Cadillac hotrod , Mystery tools, Olds Dragster, jerry-rigged drain, Xmas Story Olds

FILE NAME: Car Collector Chronicles 12-13.pdf

LINK- http://www.scribd.com/D_Yaros

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Volume VI, Issue 12
Another year comes to a close. My rides, and yours I am sure, are now sleeping peace-fully in their stalls. I did manage to get the cooling system flushed and refilled in the Olds. A pic of my jerry-rigged drain is found in this issue. I had to gather a few vacuum cleaner wands to accomplish the task of getting the flushed fluid to drain from the radiator to outside of the garage. Hey, it worked! I was able to drive the Gray Lady a bit before having to put her under cover. At least now, when spring breaks, she will be ready to hit the road. A new ride, and I do mean a “brand spanking new” ride has taken up space in the Yaros Car Barn. The Mrs. went out and purchased a 2013 Toyoata Ava-lon, Touring. It is Champagne Mica in color and has tons of bells and whistles. So many that I have yet to figure out what they all do. I have yet to even drive the car, even though we have now owned it for a month. This edition of
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is going to take a look at an Oldsmobile that one seldom, if ever, sees. Its very existence attests to the loyalty of Olds owners to the know extinct marque. I also present a Cadillac that can rightfully claim to be unique.
Dec Automotive Milestones-
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12/2/1927 Model A goes on sale 12/7/1931 Last Model A pro-duced 12/9/1963 Studebaker ceases production 12/13/1939 First production Lincoln Continental 12/17/1791 NYC creates 1st one-way street 12/20/1892 Pneumatic auto-mobile tire patented 12/22/1900 First car bearing "Mercedes" name delivered to buyer 12/31/1936 UAW strikes Fisher Body Plant
 
 Happy Holidays to you & yours
!
 High RPMs
GDYNets
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 on the Web
Find GDYNets on the web:
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A web site to discuss the newsletter, the hobby and our cars. Car Collector Chronicles 
-Our
1962 Olds convertible, Ransom Eli Olds and things Oldsmobile related web site. The Gray Lady
 
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1955 Cadillac Coup
é
 de Ville web site.
SAVED 6 :
 
A website devoted to our 1962 Oldsmobile Dy-namic 88 convertible. The site also has a lot of information on Oldsmobile cars and the com-pany founder, Ransom Eli Olds.
THE GRAY LADY
This web-site features our 1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville, lots of Caddy information and an extensive repair library.
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A site de-voted to a myriad of interests. Foremost is extensive informa-tion on the “Steel City” of Gary, IN. There are also offerings on steel making, U.S. Steel-Gary Works, U.S. Marine Corps, M14 assault rifle, of course Oldsmo-bile, and the tragic story of the murder of Gary, IN Police Lt. George Yaros.
A GDYNETS
 ® 
 PUBLICATION © 2013, G. DAVID YAROS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
December 2013 Ca s
Car Collector Chronicles 
®
Exploring:
Car Collecting Today
Classic Rides
Reports From the Field
Oldsmobile (
1897-2004
)
Cadillac (
1902-
)
Allanté (
1987-1993
)
Corvair (
1960-1969
)
 =
Clickable Link
 
IN THIS ISSUE:
High RPMs
1
GDYNets On the Web
1
The OldsmoBill S-10
2
Lambrecht Chevro-let Auction
Déjà vu
 
4
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 Presents
5
 EMail:
 
 
 I will be the first to admit that I spend a lot of time on the net. Ask my wife and she will readily tell you that I spend too much damn time on the net! She is probably right. My daily rounds include a number of sites devoted exclusively to Oldsmobile content. They are Classic Oldsmobile 
 and Real Olds Powe 
. On one of these sites, I think Classic Olds, I stumbled upon a photo of an Oldsmobile that I had never, ever seen. I contacted the poster and his reply is the basis for this article. The poster is a gent named Bill Holtzclaw. He and his Olds are located in Carters-ville, GA. A blurb on his website, The OldsmoBill.com 
, pretty much explains his af-finity for the Oldsmobile marque: I specialize in all things Oldsmobile. I buy, sell and trade Oldsmobile cars and parts. I also perform Oldsmobile restorations. I have been doing this for 30 years and I know Oldsmobiles. I have restored well over 15 cars, some to a National Quality Level.
 Myself, I have been involved with the Oldsmobile marque for nigh onto 60 years now. The first Olds I can recall was a 2-tone gray 1948 Futuramic. There have been more than a few since then, running all the way up to a 1992 Intrigue. It is safe to say that even though I am not related to Ransom Eli Olds, I do have Oldsmobile in my blood. That I do is why the photo of Bill’s Oldsmobile stood out. At any rate, let Bill speak for himself and tell his own story. Here it is:
Thank you for your interest in my truck. First of all, the truck was created in my mind. A friend and I have done some Oldsmobile restorations in the past and we always talked about doing an El Camino-type Oldsmo-bile. My friend converted a mid-'80's GMC S-15 by using a first-generation Bravada. I thought I would do a late model version. Also, after do-ing some research, I learned that some Oldsmobile dealers actually diverted some Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma models and added the Bravada grille and marketed them as an Oldsmobile S-10 or Sonoma. I decided to go a step further and add the body cladding, grille and bumpers from a Bravada. I wanted the basic truck to be an extended cab with the 3rd door, so I looked for one that was in good condition and had no previous body damage or paint work. Then I proceeded to find an appropriate Bravada to "steal" the parts from. I found a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 that suited me and a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, and then began the transformation. From start to finish, it took about 3 weeks. I took both to a local body shop and told them what I wanted and they agreed to take on the project. After removing the parts from the Bravada, we determined that we would need more body cladding pieces. The front fender and door cladding fit perfectly, but the rest had to be modified. I found cladding readily available on eBay and bought what I needed. I went to a local junkyard and got a rear bumper assembly from an S-10, as my truck had a chrome step bumper on it. After a few weeks of modifying the cladding and test fitting, I picked a gold color for the accent colors and Olds 15" SSII wheels. The white paint on the truck is original paint. We repainted the hood and tailgate, and the bed
The OldsmoBill S-10
 
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“Myself, I have been involved with the Oldsmobile marque for nigh onto 60 yrs now. … It is safe to say that even though I am not related to Ransom Eli Olds, I do have Oldsmobile in my blood.”
 
The OldsmoBill S-10-Cont’d.
 
cover. The body shop owner got the stripe idea by looking at different Oldsmobiles and sug-gested a theme based on a ‘69 Hurst/Olds. I shopped eBay for em-blems and used some that I already had. I’ve been collecting Oldsmo-bile parts for over 30 years. I am currently restoring a 1967 442 W-30 tribute car along the resto-mod theme. It is in final as-sembly and will be a state-of-the-art creation. I'm also doing a factory stock resto-ration on a '69 442, factory black, 4 speed, disc brake car. I'm also doing a '64 442 convertible and I have a '68 442 that I plan on restoring as a Hurst/Olds. My plan is to in-stall a small block Olds engine that I already have re-built with a 200 R-4 transmission on the Olds truck, along with a 4 wheel disc brake setup. I'm think-ing of adding a set of "mail box" scoops from a '69 H/O and notching the rear bumper for exhaust out-lets. If you want to know more about the '67 442, it is a real interesting car and should be a real fun attention getter!  A number of things stand out about this ride. I can not tell you how may Oldsmobiles I have seen, read or heard about that now have a Chevy 350 under the hood. Here, we have a Chevy truck that will have an Olds engine installed. Love it! Did you notice the repeated mention of ebay® by Bill? The fact is, notwithstanding how much people malign ebay®, it is a good source for those engaging in the old car hobby. Why would anyone go to all this trouble and expense? A big part of the reason has to be, plain and simple, a love for all things Oldsmobile. Bill definitely has that! Bill, hats off to you from
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! Your love for Oldsmobile and dedication in paying tribute to the marque is noted and appreciated! Get that Olds engine in and install the duals. Then, you will have a 442S-10!
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Why would anyone go to all this trouble and expense? A big part of the reason has to be,  plain and simple, a love for all things
Oldsmobile
.”
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