i had asked chevy chase a question bout my car, he answered as usual but also asked me to put this here. guess someone else may have some advise... or just wanna check it out. i have had this olds for 28 years now... bought it in texas.. 81 cutlass calais. 48,000 miles. i love this car.. but have had zero motivation to work on it. has been sitting in barn with freshly rebuilt 350 sbc from a truck i had bought new in 88. nothing fancy.. just an rv cam and roller rockers and holly 650 with shorty headers. bolted a 700r4 trans to it... got the shorter drive shaft installed... and has sat for 5 years now pretty much untouched.. i recentlt crawled under it to see what will be involved in getting cross member bolted up... seems some cars will allow you to slide it back far enough and drill new holes... of course i cant be that fortunate. also... i couldn't find the notch on balancer or timing tab on block, so when i fire it up.. how the heck do ya time it? i have several things i gotta deal with with this since converting olds to chevy. have to extend starter wires as starter is on pass side on chevy and is on drivers side on olds... no biggie. also... alt wires won't work with this newer style alt. can i just splice in a newer plug? got a bunch of outlets on intake that need plugged, but which ones do i need to use... and for what? i know one heater hose goes to water pump, but where does 2nd one hook up? guess it's been to long since i have looked at this thing cuz i can't seem to remember chit.. or i am just retarded. also... which trans lines are output and return and where do they hook up on rad (top or bottom). i figured i would catch a 2nd wind and work on it some if i could make some progress some where. but working 6 days a week and ot every day all summer have left me with no time.. but, i just recieved a couple packages up in here.. my new g force cross member, trans cooler and torque converter lock up kit. if i can get the trans squared away... maybe i could get a little motivated to hear this thing run. you guys have any suggestions or comments.... lemme have it!