NOTE: This page is
actually more for my own amusement, just as a way of
keeping track of how much time I have invested into
putting this MPC together. I didn't keep track of
the time invested for the first
three days, but I'd estimate 30 hours
prior to the first entry in this log.
All times shown are U.S. CST
Dec. 18, 2010 - MPC Online started on
December 15, 2010. I received the manual several
days prior, and began using OCR software to scan the text listings pages. I got
the Group 0.000 text listings scanned and converted to HTML and
started constructing pages. I spent yesterday
putting together the site graphics to make it more
visually appealing, and finished that part today. I
then started scanning the Group 1.000 listings. Got
the first page (Pages 17-18) done early today.
now exactly 9PM, and I'm getting started on Page 2
9:10 PM - Output Page 19 from OCR to HTML
9:21 PM - Output Page 20 from OCR to HTML
9:46 PM - Combined pages into single-page HTML.
2 is completed.
11:09 PM - Page 3 is completed
12:00 MIDNITE: Page 4
12:50 AM - Page 5 is
completed, which is the last text listing page for
1:05 AM - Started scanning illustrations for Group 0.000
2:21 AM - Got Illustration 2 and 3 done, and 4 is
80% done. Going to bed.
2:34 AM - Son got sick, had to get back up to clean
up the mess.
3:33 AM - Finally going back to bed. Might get 3
hours sleep before the other kids get up.
Dec. 19, 2010 - 3
PM Saturday - Worked on
and off through-out the morning and early afternoon
scanning tables and data from the Illustration
pages. Over the last 5 hours I've probably invested
another 3 hours into this project.
12:15 AM - I've been working since 8PM, finished up
the illustration pages for Group 0.000 and have the
first 21(of 28) of Group 1.000 illustration pages
finished up, except for some required linking on
some of the pages. However, I can't create these
links yet, as they need to link to pages not yet
Dec. 20, 2010 - Got
two more illustration pages done, Gp. 1.000 Ill. 26
Dec. 21, 2010 - Got the final
five Illustration pages for Group 1.000 done. This
means this Group is now completed!
Dec. 22, 2010 - Got seven
more pages done this evening...Group 2 Starting
Motors (3 pages and Index) and the Index + first
three pages of the Group 2 Delcotron group.
Dec. 23, 2010 - Taking a
vacation day (pulled a muscle in my neck yesterday
9:42AM - Got started on Delcotron Illustration Page
12:09PM - Finished Group 2 Delcotron section (8
additional pages). Starting on Group 2 Distributor
3:01PM - Finished the Group 2 Distributor section.
4:48PM - Finished the first two pages of the Group 2
text section. Taking a break now.
10:06PM - Back to work...
10:53PM - Page 3 of text for Group 2 finished.
12:59PM - Pages 4 and 5 of Group 2 text finished.
2:09AM - Page 6 of Group 2 text finished. Calling it
quits for the night.
Dec. 24, 2010 -
Worked off and on all day. Got the final four text
pages done for Group 2, for a total of ten. Also got
the first fourteen illustration pages done for Group
Dec. 25, 2010 -
8:30 PM - MERRY CHRISTMAS! I obviously didn't get
much done earlier today, with today being Christmas
and me having four young children, but now that they're
in bed, I'm back to work.
10:10PM - GROUP 2 ILLUSTRATION pages are done! Well,
except for linking to some text pages that aren't
yet constructed. OK, so they're 99.8% done. Now
getting started on the Group 3 text pages.
11:48PM - Group 3 Page 1 text page completed.
12:43AM - Group 3 Page 2 text page completed.
1:50AM - Group 3 Page 3 text page completed.
Dec. 26, 2010 -
Worked off and on all day on scanning the remaining
Group 3.000 text pages. Then got started at 8:30PM
getting the pages formatted, finished all these text
pages at 10:52PM. Getting started on Group 3.000
I've got 70 hours invested into this so far.
Dec. 27, 2010 -
8:57PM - Getting back to work.
9:29PM - Got Group 3 Illustrations 2 and 3 done.
Decided to take a night off.
Dec. 29, 2010 -
9:30PM - Getting started on Illustration 4 for Group
3.000. Got all illustration pages for Group 3
Dec. 30, 2010 - Got
all the text listing pages for Group 4.000 ST
Dec. 31. 2010 -
Spent about 3 hours over the afternoon getting the
first 8 text pages of Group 4.000 AT scanned, only
to find out later that they weren't useable, so I
had to start over. (Should've checked 'em as I
scanned 'em!) I'm not including this three hours in
the overall total.
Jan. 1, 2011 (or 1/1/11)
- HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 11:30AM - Got Page 2 of Group
4.000 AT text pages done. Decided to work for a
while on the Numerical Index pages. Got the first
2:27PM - Starting on Numerical Index Page 2
4:05pm - Numerical Index Page 2 completed. Man...1.5
hours just for that page...and there's a total of
FORTY to do! This is definitely gonna take a while.
4:55PM - Starting on Numerical Index Page 3.
6:12PM - Finished Numerical Index Page 3.
6:30PM - Starting on Numerical Index Page 4.
7:45PM - Finished Numerical Index Page 4.
Got started on the Alphabetical
Listings (with Page A) and constructed the "How
Jan. 2, 2011 - Got
the Alphabetical pages B thru O done today, as well
as a few other tidbits here and there.
Jan. 3, 2011 - Got
Alphabetical page P done.
Jan. 4, 2011 - Got
Alphabetical page R done.
Jan. 5, 2011 -
8:30PM - Starting with Alphabetical page S.
10:50AM - Finished up with the Alphabetical pages (S
1:07AM - Got Text Pages 3 and 4 of Section 4.000 AT
Jan. 6, 2011 -
1:57PM - Got Text Pages 5 and 6 of Group 4.000 AT
5:45PM - Got Text Page 7 of Section 4.000 AT done.
At the moment, this online MPC
has 178 pages!
8:25PM - Got Text Page 8 of
Group 4.000 AT done.
10:09PM - Got Text Pages 9 and 10 of Group 4.000
Jan. 7, 2011 -
6:55PM - Just finished the text listings for Group
4.000 AT, for 11 pages total.
Also, this MPC was officially
released to the public, with announcements made to
two forums and the Olds Mailing List.
10:01PM - Finished all thirteen
Illustration pages for Group 4.000 ST.
10:35PM - Getting started on Group 4.000 AT
10:53PM - Got Group 4.000 Illustration 1 finished.
11:45PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustrations 2 thru
Jan. 8, 2011 -
9:30AM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustrations 7 and 8
1:20PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustrations 10 and 12
2:45PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustrations 14 and 15
4:22PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustrations 17, 18 and
6:12PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 20
8:41PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 23
9:05PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 24
9:48PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 26
10:40PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 28
10:59PM - Got Group 4.000 AT Illustration 30
This completes all the
Illustration pages for Groups 4.000 ST and 4.000 AT.
Now I'll be getting started on Group 4.500 (Brakes).
Jan. 9, 2011 -
12:19AM - Finished Group 4.500 BC text listing page
1:29AM - Finished Group 4.500 BC text listing page
2. (Yeah, OVER an hour...a LOT of details!)
9:01PM - Worked off/on all day
scanning the remaining text pages for Group 4.500
BC, as well as the Group 5.000 text pages. Am now
getting started getting them converted to HTML.
10:22PM - Got all text listing pages for Group 4.500
BC completed. Getting started converting Group 5.000
(Brakes / Axles) text listing pages to HTML.
12:04AM - Got the first three text pages for Group
Jan. 10, 2011 - Got
Page 4 of the text pages for Group 5.000 done, as
well as all the text pages scanned for Group 6.
Jan. 11, 2011 -
(The date today is 1/11/11!)
Got Group 5.000 text pages 5 and 6 completed....the
text pages for this Group are now done.
Did a little proof-reading.
Got started on Group 6.000 Page 1 text.
Jan. 12, 2011 -
8:07PM - Got Group 6.000 Page 1 text completed.
8:35PM - Got Group 6.000 Page 2 text completed.
9:03PM - Got Group 6.000 Page 3 text completed.
9:29PM - Got Group 6.000 Page 4 text completed.
9:55PM - Got Group 6.000 Page 5 text completed.
10:34PM - Got all Group 6.00 pages linked together.
11:00PM - Getting started on
Illustration pages for Group 4.500 BC.
11:41PM - Finished Group 4.500 BC Illustration pages
1, 2 and 3.
12:19PM - Finished Group 4.500 BC Illustration pages
4, 5 and 6. Calling it a night.
Jan. 13, 2011 -
Finished the Group 4.500 Illustration pages, and got
15 of the 18 Illustration pages for Group 5 done. I
also got the text pages scanned for Groups 6, 7, 8
and most of 9. I put in a total of TEN hours today
on this thing!
Jan. 14. 2011 -
Finished up the remaining three Group 5 Illustration
Jan. 15, 2011 -
Finished all the illustration pages for Group 6.
Finished all the text pages for
Finished Group 8 Page 1 text.
Jan. 16, 2011 -
Finished Group 8 text pages (2 thru 6), as well as
all text pages for Group 9
Jan. 17, 2011 -
Finished all Group 7 Illustration pages.
Jan. 18, 2011 -
Finished all Group 8 Illustration pages.
Jan. 19, 2011 - Got
the first nine illustration pages for Group 9
Jan. 20, 2011 -
Finished the remaining eighteen Illustration pages
for Group 9.
Jan. 21, 2011 -
Finished all twenty-four Illustration pages for
Groups 10 and 11.
Got the first four text listing pages for Group 10
Jan. 22, 2011 - Got
text listing pages 5 thru 9 of Group 10 done.
Got started on the Model
Jan. 23, 2011 -
Finished up the Model Info
and Trim Charts pages.
Jan. 24, 2011 -
Finished up text listing pages 10 and 11 of Group
10. (Six more pages to go for this group...yep, it's
a big one!)
Jan. 25, 2011 -
Completed Group 10 text listing pages 12, 13, 14 and
Jan. 26, 2011 -
FINALLY finished the last couple text listing pages
of Group 10 (pages 16 and 17)!
Also posted Page 5 of the Numerical Listings.
Jan. 27, 2011 - Got
text listing pages 1, 2 and 3 done for Group 11.
Jan. 28, 2011 -
Finished text listing pages 4 thru 9 for Group 11,
completing this group.
Jan. 29, 2011 -
Scanned all 33 MPC pages which cover the text
listings for Group 12 and will be combined into 16
HTML pages. Got the first 5 HTML text listing pages done
for Group 12.
At the moment, this online MPC
consists of 414 HTML pages!
Created links on most of the
items listed on the Alphabetical Listing - A
page. (Some pages that need linked to are not yet
Jan. 30, 2011 - Got
Text Listing pages 6, 7, 8 and 9 for Group 12 done.
Also, scanned all Text Listing pages for Group 13
and a few for Group 14.
Jan. 31, 2011 - Got
started with the necessary Group Number links on
Alphabetical Listing - B.
Feb. 2, 2011 - Took
a day off from this MPC yesterday. This evening I
finished off Alphabetical Listing - B,
except for links to pages not yet constructed. Also
got Text Listing pages 10 and 11 for Group 12
Feb. 3, 2011 -
FINALLY finished up the text listing pages for Group
12...sixteen pages in all.
Got all thirteen Illustration
pages for Group 12 completed.
Got all four Text Listing pages done for Group 13.
Scanned another six Text Listing pages for Group 14.
Feb. 4, 2011 - Got
started on the Text Listing HTML pages for Group 14,
got the first seven (of 25) completed. Also got the
next twelve print pages scanned.
Feb. 5, 2011 - Got
five more print pages scanned (Group 14 Text
Feb. 6, 2011 - Got
six more print pages scanned (Group 14 Text
Feb. 7, 2011 -
Scanned the remaining Group 14 Text Listing pages.
This makes a total of 49 print pages for this
Group that had to be scanned. Got Text Listing pages
8, 9 and 10 completed.
Feb. 8, 2011 - Got
Text Listing pages 11 and 12 done.
Feb. 9, 2011 - Got
Text Listing pages 13 thru 16 done for Group 14.
Feb. 10, 2011 - Got
Text Listing pages 17 thru 19 done for Group 14.
Feb. 11, 2011 - Got
Text Listing pages 20 and 21 done for Group 14. Also
scanned 19 print pages for Group 15.
Feb. 12, 2011 - I
FINALLY finished up and posted the Text Listing
pages for Group 14...a total of 25 HTML pages!
Also got the first five Group 14 Illustration pages
Feb. 13, 2011 - I
finished up the Group 14 Illustration pages...which
brings us to a milestone in this project:
ORIGINAL MPC ILLUSTRATIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE!
Well....kinda sorta. The
illustration groups as originally published
in this MPC are complete. There will be several
add-on illustration sections to be added in the very
near future. These add-ons were either a separate
publication (as in the case of Group 3.725 - Rochester
Carburetor Chart Group) or were compiled from other
sources and simply included here as 'bonus' sections
(as in the case of the Exterior Moulding Section).
I'm now getting started on the
fifteen pages which will comprise the Group 15.000
Text Listings, which is the final Text Listing of
Feb. 19, 2011 - I
took a few days off from this MPC after wiping out
on the winter ice and banging my head pretty good. I
believe I got a mild concussion, I've had a headache
for a few days, and I pulled all my neck muscles.
I'm back to about 90% now though, and decided to get
some more work done.
I got the first six Text Listing
pages for Group 15 completed.
Feb. 24, 2011 - Had
to take a few more days off to deal with normal
Got Group 15 Text Listing page 7
Feb. 25, 2011 - I
finished up the remaining seven Text Listing pages
for Group 15...which brings us to another milestone:
ORIGINAL MPC ILLUSTRATION AND TEXT
PAGES ARE NOW COMPLETE!
today, this MPC consists of a total of 495 pages!
I do still have quite a bit more
to complete, though. There are two more add-on
sections that I'll be getting started on, as stated
in the Feb. 13 update. And of course I still need to
complete the numerical listings, as well as linking
However, this MPC is now complete
enough to be useable, by including every part number
and exploded-view diagram as originally published!
Feb. 27, 2011 - I
spend some time yesterday getting started on
scanning the Group 3.725 Rochester Carburetor Chart
section, getting the first 20 pages scanned. Today I
got the first nine HTML pages completed, as well as
the new Group
3.725 Index built.
Feb. 28, 2011 - Got
Group 3.275 Chart 20 completed.
March 2, 2011 -
I've instituted a Google Site
Search for this MPC. This search will ONLY crawl
the MPC pages, not the rest of the OLDSmobility.com
website. As I type this update, I notice that not
all pages have yet been crawled by Google, and
thus some searches for a valid part number might
turn up with the "No Results Found" error message.
It's not because the part number isn't shown here on
this MPC, but because the page simply hasn't been
recognized yet. I'm working on getting Google to
continue to crawl the pages here to get them
March 3, 2011 - Got
Group 3.275 Chart 22 completed.
March 4, 2011 -
Got Group 3.275 Charts 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 and 34 completed.
March 5, 2011 - Got
Group 3.275 Charts 36, 38, 40 and 42 completed.
March 6, 2011 - Got
Group 3.275 Charts 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 and 58
March 11, 2011 -
Finished up with the remaining three charts for
Group 3.275. This section is now complete!
Total time invested so far: 305