(2) 1969 Hurst Oldsmobile Olds GO DRAGRACING! RAREST OF THE RARE!
Two 69 Hurst Olds show up at the Byron dragway BOP WARS race in fall of 2010..........Check out the pictures and dragracing action!
Song by Judas Priest ~You Got Another Thing Coming~
from the album Screaming for Vengeance
Follow the Leader is the sales introduction film prepared for dealers to
let them know all of sales advantages to be found in a 1937 Oldsmobile. In
1937, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in introducing a four-speed semi-automatic
transmission called the "Automatic Safety Transmission", although this
accessory was actually built by Buick, which would offer it in its own cars
in 1938. This transmission featured a conventional clutch pedal, which the
driver pressed before selecting either "low" or "high" range. In "low," the
car shifted between first and second gears. In "high," the car shifted
between first, third and fourth gears.
Ram Air IV GTO Judge vs 455 Hurst Olds - 1/4 Mile Drag Race Video - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com 1/4 mile drag Race between a rare 1969 Hurst Olds
and 1969 GTO Ram Air IV Judge. The Hurst Olds is powered by a 380 horsepower 455 cubic inch
engine. The GTO is powered by a 370 horsepower Ram Air IV 400
cubic inch engine.
These rare cars are part of Pure Stock Drags. They cars have to be
equipped with Stock Carbs (Jetting ok), Stock Intake Manifold, Cam within
2% of stock specs, Stock Heads, Stock Block - but can bore up to .070 over
and use pistons within 1.5 points of stock compression, Stock Exhaust manifolds, stock wheels and stock size
Also, stock transmission (shift kit allowed is automatic). No line lock, No
trans brake, No manual valve body, No Torque converter with higher than
2200 rpm stall.
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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #11: 1969 Hurst / Olds Convertible
Back in 1969, Hurst built 3 1969 Olds Cutlass convertibles to showcase
their shifters, and they brought the lovely Linda Vaughn along to add to
the over-the-top presentation. One burned, one is accounted for, but the
3rd went missing. These Oldsmobiles are far beyond the regular 442, as they
featured a 455 cube big block Olds under the hood, backed by a 3 speed
shifted by - of course - a Hurst shifter. The white and gold paint scheme
was wild, but it's impact was not even close to the giant a Hurst shifter
mounted on the trunk mounted platform modeled by Ms. Golden Shifter Linda
Vaughn! Recently, this car was discovered as being one of the 3 authentic
cars, was added to the Brothers Collection, and was treated to a
spectacular restoration by Level 1 Restorations. When completed, it was
unveiled to the public by Linda herself at the 2012 The Muscle Car &
Corvette Nationals. This special presentation features an interview with
William Wheeler, the man who drove this car every day back in '69 as the
Vice President of Hurst Airheart Brakes. The iconic Olds is ready once
again to wow the crowds at drag strips with Linda waving to the crowds from
the platform and giant Hurst shifter!
132502 / 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Hurst/Olds
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/8374j5g
This 1969 Hurst/Olds tribute is an extremely well done car that features a
correct 455 and is priced at about a third of what it would take to build
something like this from the ground up.
A 2007 nut and bolt rotisserie restoration started with a 1969 Oldsmobile
Cutlass and, using correct colors and details, professionally transformed
it into the fine tribute you see here. The straight and clean body was
covered with a basecoat/clearcoat finish that includes correct Cameo White
under correct Firefrost Gold stripes that have been professionally trimmed
in black, just as the original Hurst/Olds were. Up front, grilles borrowed
from the 442 have been completely blacked out just as they were on original
'69 Hurst/Olds. In the middle of those grilles a Firefrost gold stripe with
its surrounding black accents starts where the bumper meets the center of
the nose and runs to the top center of the cars correct 'mail box' hood
scoop which includes correct "H/O 455" decals. The cars sporty profile is
emphasized by correct Hurts/Olds emblems, correct Hurst/Olds rear quarter
decals, correct English racing mirrors and correct Firefrost Gold stripes.
At the rear of the car, dual Hurst/Olds trunk emblems sit below a tall
decklid spoiler that is correctly trimmed at each end with Firefrost Gold
and black pin stripes.
The engine is a correct code 396021F 455 Oldsmobile Rocket block that
sounds meaner than most of the cars in our RK Motors showroom. Turn the key
and a Demon carburetor sucks air through a new correctly decaled chrome air
cleaner and feeds fuel from stainless lines into to an Edelbrock Performer
Oldsmobile 455 aluminum intake. Behind the Demon carburetor, an HEI
distributor feeds fire through Taylor wires which are loomed around
pristine chrome valve covers. Below those valve covers, ceramic coated long
tube headers send Exhaust out through
a true dual Exhaust system. Someone
paid close attention to the details during this cars restoration as the
Cameo White body panels mesh seamlessly with the satin black engine bay and
contrast well to the orange engine block and silver accessories.
The bottom of the car has been over restored to include glossy and spotless
Cameo white on the floor board that contrasts brilliantly with a satin
black frame and drive line that are in excellent shape. A 12 bolt limited
slip rear end and sits behind a correct double A-arm front suspension and
is held in place by a triangulated four link rear suspension. Braking is
provided by correct power drums all around and turning is aided by factory
correct power steering. A turbo-Hydramatic 350 3-speed transmission sends
power to the rear wheels while Exhaust
flows out of the long tube ceramic headers into a true dual system complete
with a crossover and Flowmaster mufflers. At each corner of the car, 14
inch Oldsmobile stamped style 2 wheels are painted in Firefrost Gold,
trimmed in chrome and feature chrome trim rings, chrome lug nuts and chrome
center caps with red Oldsmobile rocket logos. Wrapped around those SS2
wheels is reliable 225/70/14 BF Goodrich radials.
Inside the car, new vinyl seats sit on new sound deadening insulation and
new carpet that is protected by new mats. Front and rear door panels
feature the same pattern as the seats and are decorated with great looking
chrome and stainless trim pieces. A factory correct short console features
wood grain applique and houses a dual gate chrome Hurst shifter for the
cars TH350. The dash pad shows no signs of sun damage, housing the cars
gauge cluster and chrome vents for the heat and air conditioning. The lower
dash is trimmed in stainless and houses a correct Oldsmobile AM radio with
a courtesy light above the knobs and controls for the heat and air
conditioning. On the passenger's side of the dash you'll find a correct
Hurst/Olds logo attached to the locking glove box and in front of the
driver, a four spoke satin finished steering wheel features a red
Oldsmobile rocket logo.
This 1969 Hurst/Olds tribute is a phenomenal car that could not be
reproduced for three times the asking price.
Hurst Lightning Rods Triple Shifter Operation - 1984 Hurst/Olds
Just a quick take on the basic operation of a triple shifter. I got my
thoughts mixed up explaining the shifting sequence(s), but hopefully it
makes sense. At the time the car was produced "Hurst Lightning Rods"
shifter package was presented exclusively in the 83' & 84' Hurst/Olds;
however they can be retro fitted to other vehicles. I also did a rolling
start (30mph) to 85+, and then a 0-60.