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Ryan1969Chevelle 02-15-2015 08:38 PM

Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
OMG

"PeteLeathersac" here on sYc gave me a tip on a local car...........NOT A CHEVELLE!!!!!

Thanks "Pete" this came about mid meek and by mid day today my new car was in my garage. (My head is still spinning........)

I am now the proud owner of a Barn Find/Project:

1969
Model Number: 33677 Cutlass 'S' 2dr Club Coupe (Post Sedan/2 Door Post)

The colour is 57-57 Glade Green

The interior is 930 Blak Strato Bucket Seats, no console:-)

The hood stripes were 10 Ebony Black back in day

The options are:
A51 Seat: Front Bucket
B32 Mats: Front Floor
B33 Mats: Rear Floor
B90: Molding: Door & window frame
B93: Molding Chrome door edge
FE2: Suspension system: ride and handling
G80: Raer axle: Positraction (Limited slip differential)
G92: Rear axle 3.42:1 ratio Heavy Duty
M20: transmission 4=speed manual - wide ratio
N10: Dual exhaust
P80: Tire: F78 X 14 Fiberglass belted whitewall
V02: Radiator: heavy duty
V48: Engine coolant - Increased protection (Antifreeze)
W31: W-Machine Package, Force Air Rocket 350 V8
W84: Aditional Fuel for delivery
Y73: Appearance option, Hood special paint.

The options are very cool, but that is just the beginning..........This car was purchased new locally and I became the second owner at noon today!!!!!!!!

The original owner and I are now best friends!!

The OO and his wife, daughter, and granddaughter all welcomed me to their home and sent me away with a car I will cherish. (I will check if they are willing to go public or stay private soon)

The OO sat down with the order/option book at the local dealer and ordered this car exactly as you see it here, he wanted a sleeper and even tried really hard to delete the hood stripes but was unable to. They had the car oiled and drove it one full year including winter, then for four summers he drove it(he used winter beaters to protect his W31). The car has been in his garage or storage facility literally since 1974ish.

The OO put a "Kicker Clutch" in it as well as a short straight handle on the Hurst shifter, he smiled from ear to ear as he explained how he could floor it, and pull on the shifter between gears, and KICK the clutch for a half a heartbeat to change gears:-)

He took it to a local track at least once for time trials and his times were approx 14.2 seconds. He also put air shocks in the back and says they still hold air.

He put a Dixco(sp?)tach on the hood back in the day as he didn't want the tach from Olds as he said it was inside the clock, he called it a "tick tach". He only drilled the one hole, he didn't need to drill the extra holes for screws:-)

When we went inside to write up a bill of sale today the family provided me with enough documentation to choke a Canadian horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bill of sale, POP, warranty booklet, and on and on, and on!!!!!

I am so excited to have found this car very close to home and plan to keep the family up to speed on the progress as this old girl comes back from hibernation to the road. This really is a dream come true for me, and I plan to enjoy my new car as we (Father and Son) repair and restore and bring her back to driver condition. During agonizing over this car a few nights ago my son asked if he could help work on the car........(tear)......he tipped the scales with Momma!!!!!!!!

So I guess I am an Oldsmo-vrolet guy now..........and proud of it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan

PS - LOTS more pics to come!

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...7-dsc_3273.jpg

69 Post Sedan 02-15-2015 08:58 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Wow.....what a great find.

Congratulations Ryan.

Kurt

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-15-2015 09:07 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Thanks Kurt!!

This was meant to be!!

Ryan

Postsedan 02-15-2015 09:08 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Ryan - Congrats on Your NEW POST SEDAN - NO Chevelle, but I know you`re VERY HAPPY and that`s all that matters.

I know you have had a weeks worth of restless nights....now get some sleep.

Well Done!

Dan

300deluxeL79 02-15-2015 09:15 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
congrats again ryan, and with B90! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Postsedan 02-15-2015 09:22 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I am very Happy for Ryan.....it`s great when Great Cars go to Great Guys! You and Jamie will have the Time of your LIFE - Father and Son - Priceless! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Dan

Postsedan 02-15-2015 09:23 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
No Wheel Trim - Me Like!

Dan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-15-2015 09:48 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I got the thumbs up to share:-)

Lynn and Al Stager purchased this car new in 1969!!!!!!!!!!!

We have formed a friendship I guarantee will continue!!

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...0-dsc_3239.jpg

Postsedan 02-15-2015 10:05 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
What a great Picture! BRRRRR you guys look COLD, I like Al`s BIG THUMB! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Dan

elonblock 02-15-2015 10:06 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Great story. Congrats and enjoy!

Xplantdad 02-15-2015 10:43 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Cool Ryan...congrats~!!

chevyman0429 02-15-2015 11:07 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Congrats Ryan. After the smoke clears make sure to share the excitement with lots of pictures. I'm glad you found a post car. Never seen a factory hood tach on a Oldsmobile very cool!

GreenLS6 02-15-2015 11:09 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<span style="font-weight: bold">SWEEEEET !</span> Congrats... And a POST [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]

02-15-2015 11:10 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Congratulations Ryan!!! &amp;#128521;

Van

mockingbird812 02-15-2015 11:35 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Congrats Ryan. Great story! Keep us posted!!! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

earntaz 02-15-2015 11:58 PM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Is there a W-30 Olds club or websight?

DW31S 02-16-2015 12:23 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
WOW!!! WAY COOL RYAN!!! Glad to have another Olds guy in the mix. PM me and let me know if there is anything I can help you with or if you need parts you might need. Olds stuff can be challenging to find and can get pricey due to availability. Congrats!

Postsedan 02-16-2015 12:29 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Ryan is very lucky that is Olds Post Sedan is very complete - having most all it's original hard to find parts [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Dan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:32 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Thanks everyone for the great comments.

I had my father-in-law over to see the car and he likes it!!

I need to share a few pictures, or guys like me will be all over me!!!!!!

Ryan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:39 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I have to check on the exact date but (I think 1969-70) the original engine failed, Al said the oil pump pick up came loose and the engine starved of oil on the 401...............dead duck. Under warranty GM put a new W31 short block in the car, that is what is in the trunk.

Al said when they ordered GM Vintage services paper work the person knew the car had had a warranty engine replaced. I will follow up on this to get whatever documentation can be provided.

The trunk pan and floor pans look very solid. I have yet to look really closely:-)

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4-dsc_3168.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:42 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
This was her home for several years.

The blocks under the wheels were so people looking at the car could get under with a creeper and look at the underside...........They mentioned that a few people looked at her and passed OMG.........OOPSY!!!!!

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...5-dsc_3170.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:46 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Lots of boxes of parts, shifter, distributor, interior pieces, trim pieces, grille pieces, chicken fingers, original spare tire, RAM ROD Breather assembly, you name it!!!!

Al mentioned he will check all the nooks and crannies of his garage and anything from the car goes with the car!!!!!

My new &quot;bestie&quot; is a great guy!!!

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...6-dsc_3174.jpg

PeteLeathersac 02-16-2015 12:48 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 

Big congrats to you and your son Ryan, nice to see everything came together today!
Scoring original owner W-Post cars in minus 25-C weather may be some kind of record but either way, it's just so great how the stars lined up and everything turned out like all was simply meant to be!
The original owner Al and his wife are indeed super people but like I mentioned as the deal came about, finding the right home for the car was important too.
Congrats again Ryan and like others here, I'll be looking forward to lots of updates/details/pictures!
[img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif[/img]
~ Pete

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:49 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
The last picture shows an extra transmission that came with the car. The shifter box is Hurst parts, but Al said the car came with a Hurst shifter. There is a bench seat Hurst shifter handle in the box so it seems to make sense.

Ryan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:56 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I assume this was some kind of Canadian Happy Dance!! (No twerking:-)

If you are reading this from the sunny south it was minus 27C feels like minus 37C......I was warm at Al's as I was jumping around using the jack, etc, but when we got back home I was frozen solid in about 10 minutes:-(

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...7-dsc_3183.jpg

454_Malibu 02-16-2015 12:57 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Wow, neat story,, Congrats on your find,,

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 12:59 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
We filled up the Tuscon with all the loose items, including the warranty block.....she sat a little low.....

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...8-dsc_3194.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:02 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Here is the straight handle Hurst shifter:-)

Felt pretty good as the winch pulled me up the tilt/load ramp, I flat-shifted into second a few times, and did some vroom vroom sounds:-)

Ryan


https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...9-dsc_3206.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:08 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I will find out the timing/dates as I piece together the cars history but recently Al and Lynn's daughter set up to do automotive training classes with the W31 and Al bought an extra 350 Olds, and trans to install as part of this class. before they got the car running again the class came to an end so the car was transported home just before trying to run it:-( The 3 inch stainless exhaust with X crossover was installed with headers as part of this effort.

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...0-dsc_3210.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:12 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Talking about all the fun Al had with his W31 back in the day.

I am a list guy, Dan Vasic sent me about 15 E-mails with W31 content so I could prepare for pick up day, every question was answered with, nope the original is on the car, or nope the original is in a box:-)

Al is still looking for the jack, etc.

Ryan


https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...1-dsc_3225.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:16 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
The &quot;seasoned&quot; truck driver is from my home town.

Very nice young man, did a fine job.....he likes the car, he was snapping pictures with his cell phone all over the place:-) LIKE!!!

Ryan


https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...2-dsc_3230.jpg

Postsedan 02-16-2015 01:18 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ryan1969Chevelle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I assume this was some kind of Canadian Happy Dance!! (No twerking:-)

If you are reading this from the sunny south it was minus 27C feels like minus 37C......I was warm at Al's as I was jumping around using the jack, etc, but when we got back home I was frozen solid in about 10 minutes:-(

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...7-dsc_3183.jpg
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You look like a Frozen Mike Brewer [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif[/img]

Dan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:22 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
This is the best photo of the day!!!!!!

Al and Lynn Stager, their lovely daughter, and uber lovely granddaughter!!!

Along with myself and my Brother Adam.

Adam brought his XLR camera and took these great pictures and decided to lead us all the way home to help offload as well. (THANKS)

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...3-dsc_3236.jpg

300deluxeL79 02-16-2015 01:22 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ryan1969Chevelle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here is the straight handle Hurst shifter:-)

Felt pretty good as the winch pulled me up the tilt/load ramp, I flat-shifted into second a few times, and did some vroom vroom sounds:-)

Ryan


https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...9-dsc_3206.jpg
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appears to be a hurst super shifter, short stick, higher mounted

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:25 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
Al and I....Thumbs UP!!!

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...4-dsc_3240.jpg

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:28 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
I borrowed this Olds add to scan and return it.

The blue folder is full of docs:-)

Ryan

Great day!!!

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...5-dsc_3285.jpg

Postsedan 02-16-2015 01:31 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ryan1969Chevelle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Talking about all the fun Al had with his W31 back in the day.

I am a list guy, Dan Vasic sent me about 15 E-mails with W31 content so I could prepare for pick up day, every question was answered with, nope the original is on the car, or nope the original is in a box:-)

Al is still looking for the jack, etc.

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...1-dsc_3225.jpg
</div></div>

Glad to help Ryan....You had a Great Day [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Dan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:33 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
How to get that car into my teeny tiny garage?

Push harder!!

Safe and sound!!

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...7-dsc_3306.jpg

Postsedan 02-16-2015 01:35 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ryan1969Chevelle</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This is the best photo of the day!!!!!!

Al and Lynn Stager, their lovely daughter, and uber lovely granddaughter!!!

Along with myself and my Brother Adam.

Adam brought his XLR camera and took these great pictures and decided to lead us all the way home to help offload as well. (THANKS)

Ryan

https://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics...3-dsc_3236.jpg
</div></div>

I AGREE, ALL GREAT PICTURES.....BUT THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Thanks for sharing

Dan

Ryan1969Chevelle 02-16-2015 01:38 AM

Re: Ryan Weaver's 1969 Olds Cutlass S W31 Club Coupe
 
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: chevyman0429</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Congrats Ryan. After the smoke clears make sure to share the excitement with lots of pictures. I'm glad you found a post car. Never seen a factory hood tach on a Oldsmobile very cool! </div></div>

Hi Mike.

Al added the tach, not Oldsmobile.

Ryan


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