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First pics of my Holiday

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chili Phil, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. My '49 Holiday is going under its own power these days, after marinating for 22 years in the garage. And previously to that it slumbered for 14 years before ol' Jesse and I got it running then. It's funny, the things that go bad in dry storage. BUT, I'll be putting to the Mooneyes deal in it, with FuelRoadster navigating. Anyway, here's the pics you guys asked for. I plan to lower it 3 inches more in the back. Included is a pic, PhotoShopped by my pal, Rasputin, of where I want to go with this car. The shot of the turn signal stalk is to show the cool OLD laminated plastic knob.

    I know this would look cool laying the rockers in the pavement, but that would make the car look like "Twenty-First Century". I'm shooting for the mid to late fifties.

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  2. Thats great, one of the first high dollar GM hardtops tops to come on the market

  3. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,545

    from California

    Very cool Chili.
  4. FuelRoadster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,069


    Looking tight Phil & cant wait for the show & Drags.I'm supposed to hook up with the guy that owns Moon,from Japan.
    Ive got some pictures he's probably never seen before,with my dad driving the little Mooneyes Dragster,& also the Devon(at Riverside) & some candid shots all in a photo album.
    Bloody Caligulas?,,,,I'll supply the Stoly.

  5. Yes, Caligula wouldn't miss Moon's deal for anything.
  6. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,937

    pimpin paint
    from so cal

    Damn Chili,

    Das one sweet lookin' Olds-moe-bubble!

    Swankey Devils C.C.
  7. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,034

    ALLIANCE MEMBER that montana plates?
  8. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,714


    very cool car and the fact you had it so long..............cooleoleo
  9. Yes, Montana plates, 1972. I found some '65 Washington plates in the trunk. If anyone knows the car from it's old days, I'd love to hear about it.
  10. yorgatron
    Joined: Jan 25, 2002
    Posts: 4,228

    Member Emeritus

  11. seymour
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 5,125

    from PNW

    In My Merry Oldsmobile
  12. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,321


    Nice car..You sure don't see many of them today...
  13. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,382

    from New York

    VERY Nice. I kinda like the way she sits now
  14. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 3,872


    She seems happy out in the sunshine finally... looks good.
  15. graverobber63
    Joined: Sep 8, 2004
    Posts: 4,133

    Alliance Vendor

    Chili I can't wait to see what you have in plan for it... looks solid!
  16. rasputin
    Joined: Aug 10, 2005
    Posts: 179

    from Chicago

    Big hell yeah!
  17. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,880


    Very cool. Is it an 88 or a 98?
  18. It's a 98. Shares a body by Fisher with the '49 Buick Riviers and Caddy Coupe de Ville. Those cars are the first usage for the names Holiday, Riviera and Coupe de Ville. 3004 Holiday Coupes built in '49.
  19. Shoot, it looks good to me now, wish it was mine, I heart Oldsmobiles.:D

  20. pigpen
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,624

    from TX USA

    I've been waiting a long time to see the mighty Olds. I like it almost as much as the blown, black, fastback that used to live in Littlerock, back in the day. Actually, I think that I like your Tudor hardtop body better than the fastback. The spare bedroom is ready for you and the wife, when you come through Tejas on "The Trip". :) Get well from that gunge that you caught.


    (Eating more pills and enjoying it less.)
  21. DON_WOW
    Joined: Feb 14, 2002
    Posts: 218

    Member Emeritus

    Rare and classy Phil , I agree it could go down in the rear some . 76-77 cutlass back coils are around three or so inches shorter and bolt right in---used them in my 50 88 ride is good.. bitchen rocket you got, be proud.
  22. Why, thank you Jerry. The rear springs are already heated quite a bit, so the Cutlass springs might need some shortening, but I'd have a little more spring rate left, I assume. It's lowered with Fatman spindles in front 4". That puts it below the scrub line! Drives pretty nice. Brakes are a little scary, but I pay attention.

    I scored a '56 Rocket with the #10 heads and window distributor to build using the specs you sent me. Gonna cruise it cross country in '08. Lots to do before I try that, eh?
  23. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    very cool olds good luck with it rare to see a 49 98 hardtop keep us posted on your progess with pic,s a class ride
  24. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 2,477

    Member Emeritus

    Nice car.I really like those early hardtops.I had a 50 chevy hardtop,Ernie,they called him Fat Ernie,did the body and paint.He lived up in Pico Rivera just a bit off Whittier blvd.Would always be out to the Pomona swaps.Nice guy ,lost contact with him,Hell that had to be almost 20 years ago.Anyway I like your Olds.Later,A kinder gentler xderelict.
  25. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    That car came out of Kalispell Montana....about 120 miles from here.
  26. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,215


    Out- f'n-standing, I knew a local guy who had one when I was a kid, thought it was the coolest car on the planet, I still think so. Congrats on diggin it out and driving it, way coool! Great 88! Happy Holiday! Sololobo
  27. monzadood
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,033


    i just got a 50 olds with the 303 rocket and auto trans. it has been stored for 37 years. it has 32,000 miles. the motor turns freely.

    what would you suggest i do to get her running?
  28. Monzadood, shoot some Marvel Mystry oil in the bores, change it to 12 volt, rebuild or replace the carb (I'm pretty damned happy with my Edlebrock 500cfm carb) change the thermostat and most likely the waterpump. Boil the gas tank. Of course change the oil and do it again and again. Gotta get the shellac out. Pertronix is a good deal too. Change the fluid in the Hydro several times also. Talk to someone who knows the Hydro, or ask here on the HAMB. You need to have the trans in gear and running when you add and check fluid levels. What body style is your '50?
  29. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,413


    good lookin car Phil,
    happy holiday!
  30. monzadood
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,033


    its an 88 . i just got it home today. now, i got a buddy crying the blues about wanting it. it cleaned up real nice. [​IMG]

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