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v8bob
Toni

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Interchangeable
Posted by: v8bob
Date: May 19, 2020 06:07AM

I have bought my self a "Oldsmobile Cutlass F-85 1963" with the aluminum 3,5L V8. Seems to be an issue with finding spare parts to this model. But as Rover got it hands on the engine and continued with it for a long time, there shold be some interchangeable engine parts to use from Rover ?

Does anyone here have any knowledge about this ?


Young olds
roger parkey
Washington state
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05/02/2018 07:07PM

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Opel 1900 sport coupe 1975 Oldsmobile 215

Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: Young olds
Date: May 19, 2020 08:51AM

Iíve had a few 62/63 f85/cutlass, donít recall engine parts being hard to come by. What are you looking for?


joe_padavano
Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
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02/15/2010 03:49PM

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1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: May 19, 2020 08:58AM

Many engine parts are relatively easy to get, but some are not. The Olds 215 uses different heads and valvetrain parts from the Buick/Pontiac/Rover versions. The correct water pumps for the 61-63 motors are no longer readily available. You will have to pay the price at a specialty rebuilder.

Many of the engine parts are common with those on later Buick V6 and V8 motors, including timing set, oil pump, distributor, cam (obviously not common with the V6).

The rest of the car can be very difficult to get parts for. The 63s have a lot of one-year-only parts, including the steering linkage. Sheet metal and trim parts are pretty much non-existent.


v8bob
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Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: v8bob
Date: May 21, 2020 01:01PM

Thank you guys👍
Iím still just considering a engine rebuild. But not sure about new parts accessibility, might be issue finding.
Have some oil leaks from engine and gearbox. Would be easier finding engine parts if it was possible to buy Rover parts...


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

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1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: May 22, 2020 08:28AM

For BOPR parts, the obvious go-to guys are Dan and Mark:
[www.aluminumv8.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 22, 2020 11:48AM

also TA-Performance.


v8bob
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Re: Interchangeable
Posted by: v8bob
Date: May 23, 2020 01:28PM

Thank you for your inputs, much appreciated 👍



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