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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:26 pm 
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Hi Guys , New to the Forum :D

Hoping for a bit off Help/Suggestions
I just bought a 66 Dynamic 88 4 Door sedan and really want to give it some tunes .
I,m not at all sure which way to go, I don,t really want to Hack the Car a lot,I just want a Decent AM/FM/CD and some good speakers at the moment.

Has anyone here done an Install on a 66 Dynamic ?

Any suggestions , to help me make my mind up would be great,
I have heard about a few people that cut the back out off the ashtray , an did a kind off Stealth Install ?

anyway
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:54 am 
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Hi Satellitecentral,

Welcome to TOC.

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........ I don,t really want to Hack the Car a lot,I just want a Decent AM/FM/CD and some good speakers ........

http://www.casmfg.com/Caddy_Olds_Buick_Radios.htm

Unless someone changed it, the engine in your 88 should be a 425, not a 330.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:03 am 
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mmmmm
Interesting
I havent got the Car home yet , next few days , but the guy seems sure it,s a 330.
I,ll just have to look,
What is the best way to tell if it,s a 330, or 425 ?
apart from the displacement , what am I looking for ?
I,m not experienced with US Engine,s .

I know it sounds Lame , but I,ve always had Import Car,s , Now I have a chance to Redeam Myself with some Real Car :-)

Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:12 pm 
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Satellitecentral wrote:
........ the guy seems sure it,s a 330 ........

Jetstar 88 was the only B body (big car) that did not use the 425. All others (including Dynamic 88) were 425 only.

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........ What is the best way to tell if it,s a 330, or 425 ? ........

Quickest way, is to look in the area between the timing cover and the intake manifold. Following image shows a 425.

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The arrow shows the distance (about 1¼") between the casting and the intake manifold. Circled is the gusset used on the (tall deck) 400/425/455 engines. If the distance is shorter (by about 1") and there is no gusset, you are looking at a (short deck) 260/307/330/350/403.

Other than the deck height, all external dimensions are the same.

Back to the image, the bottom of the arrow points to a casting number. This one is 386525A which In this case, is a 425 from a '65 B body.

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........ what am I looking for ? ........

Casting #389244 = 425,
or #394417 = 330.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:05 pm 
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Thank You for the information,
I talked to a guy down our street , who,s in to older cars, has about 10 in his possesion , he he
and has indeed worked on this Very car in the past
He confirmed that you are 100% correct that it is indeed a 425 :D
and he has know this Car for many years and it,s always been looked after very well, an driven Gently .

I,ve done a little searching around the Family here and they all confirm they know the Original owner , bought from new, and I will only be the 3rd owner.

Thank you for the link to the Radio,
I,ll prob place an order in the next few weeks, there are a few more pressing things I want to do,
It needs a Headliner BAD , it,s all falling apart, sent an email to EZ Boy , they confirm they have Headliner kits for the Car an want to know if I want Cloth or Vynal.
I really want to be able to do the liner myself, but if it proves beyond me i guess it,s the shop

Next It,ll be Nice Rims , I Hope
Dont wanna go wild or Crazy , just maybe a nice Chrome type
Would I be right in saying they are 14,s standard ?

Here is a link to some shots I took off the Car The night I looked it over

http://www.deep-south.org/photogallery/ ... index.html

Let me know what you all think on the Car/Condition
it,s got less than 65000 on it , and it,s genuine

Thanks To All

Paul


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Satellitecentral wrote:
........ Would I be right in saying they are 14,s standard ? ........

You would.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:16 pm 
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:D :D
Another question
Where are the speakers in that dynamic 88 ?
1 in the front, dash ?/under dash ?
Is it possible to install door speakers ?
and or say 6x9,s in the back shelf ?

Paul


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http://www.casmfg.com/Speaker%20Options.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:27 pm 
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thanks to all for the info,
havin issues with getting in to the origional radio, the way to get the panel loose is eluding me for the min :-) :) :) :blowup: :blowup:


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Satellitecentral wrote:
........ the way to get the panel loose is eluding me ........

http://www.faxonautoliterature.com

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