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.
Digging into my Rocket 350
Now that I've got the engine pulled from my 1970 Cutlass Supreme, it's time
ot tear it down a bit and get ready for some cleaning and upgrades!
Turbo "S71" Olds Engine Build Video BTR Performance Part 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/enginedvd - This is the first in a multi-part
series covering the custom stroker engine build performed by master engine
builder Bill Trovato at BTR Performance for our turbocharged 1971 Olds project called the "S71".
Although this video series features and Olds engine, the valuable,
race-proven techniques shown by Trovato apply to any performance engine
Authentic 1970 Olds 442 W-30 For Sale CA
For Sale: A Real 1970 Olds 442 4-Speed W-30, (Not a Clone):
Offered here is a full frame-off Concourse Rotisserie 442 restoration which
was completed in June 2011. Less than 1,200 miles have been put on the car
since restoration. Car is correct ebony black with gold stripes and the
interior is gold with bucket seats and console. The car still has its
original numbers matching drive train which was completely restored back to
correct factory specifications. All factory markings were meticulously
reproduced along with numerous factory assembly line markings and part
identification tags. The car still has its original build sheet and an
exact reproduction of the original "Window Sticker" was produced and
applied like it was at the dealership. Numerous additional assembly
manuals, dealer brochures, and other miscellaneous related memorabilia will
be sold with the car.
This car was one of the feature cars in the Velocity Channel series
"American Icon, the Muscle Car" and a copy of the episode will go with the
car. Since completion, this car has won many awards including three "Best
of Show" awards, the First Annual Joe Mondello/D. Dale Smith Memorial Award
at the 2011 OCA National Meet in Reno Nevada and was selected as one of the
finalists for the 2012 "Good-Guys Muscle Car of the Year Award".
For additional information, please phone Dave Henry at 805 705-4924
132684 / 1968 Oldsmobile Toronado
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/bqnsftq
You're looking at what is without question the nicest 1968 Oldsmobile
Toronado on Earth. With just 10,042 original miles, this triple black
luxury cruiser is at the leading edge of an emerging trend. As stunning as
this car is, imagine the reaction when it hit the streets in the late
1960s! Finished in black with a black vinyl top, it's a rare color
combination from an era when bright metallic were all the rage. As a
low-mile original, you know the car has never been apart, rusty, or
damaged, so all the body gaps are just as the factory did it, and it fits
together extremely well. The guys at Oldsmobile knew they were building
something special, and it would become a halo model for the entire General
Motors corporation, a symbol of their engineering prowess.
The big news for 1968 was indeed big—455 cubic inches big! Generating a
very impressive 375 horsepower and a towering
510 pounds of torque, the wonderful V8 easily moves the Toronado in a way
that says muscle car more than luxury coupe. It is also beautifully and
expertly detailed, with proper Oldsmobile Turquoise paint on the block, a
correct air cleaner and decal, and a lot of bright hardware that looks
fresh off the factory assembly line. Thanks to its outstanding originality,
this car is a veritable road map for restorers and will be a contender at
the highest levels, and not just in survivor classes, but in any class.
At first glance, one would think that a big coupe with an American V8 up
front driving the front wheels would be a recipe for understeer, but the
truth is that the Toro is quite well balanced and even agile for a car of
its size. GM engineers did a spectacular job of packaging, which puts the
torque converter behind the engine in the usual place, but the special
TH425 3-speed automatic lives next to the engine, not behind it. The whole
assembly is driven by a chain that GM called "indestructible" and after
years of real-world testing in the field, that has proven to be largely
true. This one also features power drum brakes at all four corners, with
the finned drums themselves used as design elements poking through the
wheels. Those handsome wheels are unique to the front-wheel-drive full-size
GM vehicles, and carry period-perfect narrow white stripe radials.
The black interior is brilliant, with avant-garde design and beautifully
executed detailing that shows you that GM was pulling no punches in the
1960s. The unique drivetrain allows a completely flat passenger compartment
floor, which means six can ride in true comfort. The wide bench seats offer
an inviting combination of fabric and vinyl seating surfaces, with the
front seat giving the illusion of buckets thanks to a wide center armrest.
The gauges flank an extremely cool rotating speedometer, just behind a
steering wheel clearly influenced by Olds' rocket insignia. There's also an
AM/FM radio, a power antenna, and just enough chrome to offset all the
black upholstery. The giant trunk carries a full sized spare and jack
assembly tucked way up in the front, leaving plenty of room for a week's
worth of luggage.
Make no mistake, the first generation Toronados are appreciating quickly.
Of course, the trick is always to find a low-mileage, solid example, and
there just can't be any nicer than this. Add in the highly desirable triple
black color combination and its simply stunning presentation, and you have
a Toro that will win fans wherever it goes. Compare this car to any of its
muscle car cousins and you'll see that it represents a screaming bargain at
the same time. Big horsepower in a trim, 2-door
coupe package has always been a winning recipe, and Oldsmobile fans have
known it for years. Now it's your turn. Call today!
Oldsmobile Rocket 350 running on a homemade test stand
Hello to all those Oldsmobile fans out there!!!
This is my first engine build and also my first ever YouTube Video, so
bear with me..lol. This engine came out of a 1970 olds cutlass without A/C.
I kept the internals stock because its a great engine just as it came from
the factory. It has a Mondello balancer and sealed power cam and lifters.
Also added an HEI distributor and R46sz plugs for easier starts and
hopefully better fuel economy on high octane(91-93). Ask if you want
details on the motor or anything else, Bill
132198 / 1957 Oldsmobile: Golden Rocket 88
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/blcwa26
Don't be fooled by the large-by-huge chrome wheels it's wearing today, this
particular '57 Golden Rocket 88 is an authentic J2 car, and is extensively
and thoroughly restored to original condition from top to bottom. Our
documents suggest that this is one of only four Golden Rocket 88 2-door
sedans in existence with the J2 engine.
The two-tone bodywork on this car is spectacularly done and looks
especially striking in black and white with a red stripe in the chrome trim
that separates the two halves. Bodywork is beautiful, with straight panels
and excellent fit throughout, evidenced by the miles-deep reflections in
The real story on this Olds is the J2 371 cubic inch engine under the hood.
Fully rebuilt during the restoration, it runs like new and the passing of
years has proven that these are some extremely durable engines. Detailing
is first-rate too, from the 'Oldsmobile J2 Rocket" decals on the valve
covers, to the correct 2-barrel carburetors, to the original power steering
system that's fully functional. You'll note that this engine sports a trio
of shorty air cleaners on the carbs, but the original dual oil-bath air
cleaner is also included.
The engine is backed by a 3-speed Hydramatic transmission, and drives the
original rear end. Brakes were rebuilt to stock specifications, as was the
suspension, although the car was given a subtle, aggressive look by
tweaking the spring height slightly. The car wears a set of chrome Billet
Specialties wheels, but the original 15-inch steel wheels and plain hubcaps
From the tri-tone seats with patented GM comfort weave cushions, to the
positively breathtaking instrument cluster, this interior is new. The
original radio has been upgraded to include an iPod interface. The trunk is
sporting a custom carpet, but an original trunk mat is included.
This Olds is fast, comfortable, luxurious, and about 2/3 the cost of a
comparable Chevy. There are no irreversible modifications, and this car
could be put back to 100% stock condition in an afternoon. Act fast and
http://www.rk-motors.com/ Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, RK Motors
Charlotte boasts one of the finest Muscle and High Performance car
showrooms in the world. Stocked with world-class, show-winning vehicles,
our classic and muscle car inventory is sure to please even the most
discriminating high-performance car enthusiast.
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary - Ella73TV
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile,
are invited to visit the Oldsmobile factory to see why the cars are
superior to other manufacturers. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes
concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting
Earth's autonomy! .
Ella73TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ella73TV2 - A curated collection of
old films, newsreels & archive footage spanning the 20th century.
Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"
Oldsmobile Cutlass H/O 434ci Stroker with Fast EZ-EFI
This is my Oldsmobile 434 Stroker. It is a Oldsmobile 350 diesel block
stroked out to 434ci and converted to gas with alot of goodies. I took off
the Double Pumper I had on there. In turn I installed the new Fast EZ-EFI.
This is a really nice setup. The idle quality, throttle response, and power
is incredible. Runs real strong. I will be post more videos in the up