1968 442 1979 Boulder City 2009 Burnout HD
When I posted my original video youtube called "1968 442 & 1973 340 Duster
in 1979 Boulder City", I didn't know what ever happened to my 442. I had
sold it in the early 1980's and never saw it again. I recently found it and
the new owner was nice enough to let me drive it once again. It brought
back such great memories. Darren (the new owner) brought it back from the
dead (the guy I sold it to nearly destroyed the car) and suped up the big
block 400 and it still has the massive torque it had before. The funny part
of this story is that this was my first car when I was 16 years old. When
Darren got it, it was his first car when he was 16 as well. Enjoy.
Mod. 1987 Olds 442 Burnout
2nd year in a row, burnout champ..actually dug 2" deep by 10" wide holes in
the road...Full tread to no tread in under a minute...OOPS!
67 Olds 442 Burnout at Lorentz Wedding
This was a video I took of my best friend and his wife after their wedding.
I purchased the car in origional condition in 1999 when I was in high
school. It then was a Cutlass Supreme with the origional Rocket 330 and 2
speed Jetaway auto trans. I drove it without any mods for about a year then
I decided to fit a Olds 455 in it. I built the engine from a Vista Cruiser
and put a turbo 400 behind it with a
full manual shift. I then completely rebuilt the rear axle and put lower
gears in it with the olds cone type posi. I call it a 442 but it was a CS.
I ran it down the strip a few times and it got mid 14's. One day testing
on the track the float in the carb failed and ran the engin dry at full
throttle halfway down the quarter mile. The resulting super lean mixture
at 6000 rpm cracked #8 piston. I did not know it was damaged at the time
since it was running well so I readjusted the carb a drove it home. On one
of my trips from WYOTECH to home I gunned it hard up a hill and the piston
let go. It was fun while it lasted.
I then removed the engine and took the car to my Chassis Fab class at
WYOTECH where I completely removed the body, boxed the frame and control
arms and installed an NHRA certified rollcage.
I was then deployed to Iraq for a year and then was married-----I never had
the time or money to finish my project. I sold it to my best friend for
$1000 and he has turned it into more than I could ever afford. There is
most likely 10 grand in the engine alone and more mods are being done
everyday. Its great to still be able to see the car I fell in love with 10
years ago being enjoyed today by a great friend.