President's Message: Jim Schultz
July 2017 Runabouts to Rockets

Volume 36 #7


July! The busy summer car fun is in full swing unless you are in the southern parts of the country. Hibernation in reverse goes on in the Phoenix area with temperatures well over 100. We average 10–20 degrees cooler here in Chino Valley so I run the fleet year round. The A/C cars get their time in the sun and I’m currently running my ’53 Super 88 Holiday Coupe with an aftermarket Equip-Aire unit under the dash. The York compressor clutch needs a new bearing and they are readily available so it will be spitting little ice cubes at me in no time.

I will remind everyone with later A/C equipped Oldsmobiles to be mindful of your heater control valves that are located mostly on the passenger side rear of the engine. It is a piece of plumbing so if it looks water stained I would replace it. They can fail while you are driving leaking coolant out at a steady pace to the point where the coolant level drops below the temperature sending unit in the intake manifold. The temperature sending unit requires water to activate the temp light on your dash so if you are on a long drive you can overheat your engine till it stops and you won’t know until you are on the side of the road because the light didn’t come on. When I bring one of the A/C cars out of hibernation I always look at the valve and every time I check the transmission fluid as well.

I would like to again send out a request for old photographs of family Oldsmobiles. People being part of the photo is always good especially if it is you in your younger days. This club is a big Oldsmobile family so it’s good to have family Oldsmobile pictures from days past. If you do not have a way to scan them you can send them to me and I will return them to you right away after I make a digital copy for Runabouts to Rockets. If you have them on a CD you can send to Wendy directly. I have submitted a picture of my high school car, a 1964 Cutlass Sport Coupe, with my daughter Angela and myself. I still have this car but I have told everyone that the “Luck Bank” is totally withdrawn with this car.

—Jim Schultz (#2096)
Chino Valley, Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 






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