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Cars > HURSTOLDZ’s Garage > Blog > 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

 

Truckload of 1962 Starfire parts

By HURSTOLDZ

Filed under: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

Hey all, I wanted to share with you a score I picked up this past week. I have been watching an ad on craigslist for a complete 62 Starfire with extra parts, the car was totally disassembled even the body was off the frame, but resting on the frame.

After 3-4 months the car was not selling so I asked if he wanted to sell me the stainless trim for my car, he said make an offer. I did and he accepted. Then he said add $400 and I can take it all if I wanted to.

I rented a 10' box truck from uhaul and drove 125 mies to pick it all up. all the stainless is perfect, could use a polish. The chrome parts are pitted. The aluminum side trim is just better than average which is better than the ones on my car which have bodywork and white paint on them :)

If you care to see the parts here is the link http://rides.webshots.com/album/572098696OZmShY

Tested the Starfire today

By HURSTOLDZ

Filed under: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

I took out the 62 Starfire convertible for its first decent ride around town to see how she performed.

My first observation was that the slim jim transmission truley lived up to its reputation... garbage! The first to second upshift was slow and the second to first downshift was terrible! Shakes, clunks, and sputters seem to be the "norm" but once I got it into second and then third she ran great!

Also there is a thumping noise at idle... might be the damper plate, these slim jims do not have convertors, and this ***could*** explain the terrible downshifts.

Have to replace the exhaust system down the line as it leaks, probably due to the blind person who welded in sections of pipe.

Front end seemed ok, not too sloppy, and the rear is non- posi.

OK thats all for now!

God bless you all!

Added much better pictures!

By HURSTOLDZ

Filed under: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

Greetings everyone, I just added new and better pictures of the 1962 Starfire. Enjoy em!!!

My New 1962 Starfire Convertible is HOME!!!

By HURSTOLDZ

Filed under: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

It finally made it here and in 1 piece!

I cannot tell you the condition fully as it was dropped off at 8pm in the dark, so check back in a few days to get the entire details!!

God is GOOD!


Vinny

GREAT NEWS! MY 1962 STARFIRE CONVERTIBLE IS ON THE WAY!

By HURSTOLDZ

Filed under: 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (Starfire)

As you can see from my last post I was wondering when she would be picked up, I got email yesterday stating it would be picked up by an enclosed trailer either late yesterday or early today!!!!

As soon as it gets here I will take new pictures and videos!


Thank you Jesus!!!


Have a blessed day!


Vinny
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