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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #69: 1969 Hurst / Olds
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - Back before 1970, GM had a mandate that limited the engine cubic inch displacements in midsize "A" body cars like the Chevelle, GTO, and Cutlass 442 to 400 cubic inches. However, George Hurst and Doc Watson were able to create a special version of the Olds 442 that broke the mold, and allowed for an Olds 455 to be installed and sold through Oldsmobile dealers. Called the Hurst / Olds, these cars came to be in 1968, and by 1969, they were widely known for their outlandish styling, fully-loaded option list, and excellent performance. This example from the Brothers Collection is an unrestored survivor, a original car that was driven often... the way Hurst would have wanted!





1937 Oldsmobile
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. S134





1974 Oldsmobile Hurst W30 The ONLY ONE of its kind! Fresh out of a time capsule!
This is by far, the most well documented and most well preserved survivor car that I have ever encountered. Imagine hopping in a time machine, traveling back to 1975, and visiting a used car lot. This is exactly what you would find. It is a car that has always been kept in a climate controlled environment and is completely oblivious to what bad weather looks like. Please feel free to check it out in greater detail by visiting my website: http://MMBrokers.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmbrokers Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmautoclassics





1984 Hurst/OLDS Review and Test Drive
This is my dads new 1984 Hurst/OLDS. He picked this up about two months ago and just finished the restoration and it LOOKS GREAT! Here is some information about this car courtesy of http://tlentz.oldsgmail.com/specifications.html Engine Type V-8, iron block and heads, aluminum intake manifold Bore x stroke 3.80 x 3.385 Displacement 307 cu. in., 5 liters Compression Ratio 8.0:1 Carburetion 1 x 4 Rochester 4MV Quadrajet Emission controls monolythic bed catalytic converter feedback fuel-air-ratio control EGR auxiliary air pump Valvetrain pushrods, overhead valves, hydraulic lifters Power (SAE net) 180 bhp @ 4400 rpm Torque (SAE net) 245 lbs-ft @ 3200 rpm Exhaust System low restriction dual outlet, mufflers Fuel requirement Unleaded Drivetrain Transmission 4-spd. automatic with lockup torque converter, 2400 rpm stall speed Final drive ratio 3.73:1 (limited slip optional) Transmission gear ratios I 2.74 II 1.57 III 1.00 IV .67 WOT upshift 1-2: 5200 rpm 2-3: 4900 rpm 3-4: 4400 rpm Suspension Front Independent, unequal length control arms, coil springs, anti-sway bar (1.25 in. diameter) Rear rigid axle, 4 trailing links, coil springs, anti-sway bar (.875 in. diameter), Delco Super Lift adjustable shock absorbers Steering Type Recirculating ball, power assisted Ratio 12.70:1 Turns lock-to-lock 2.5 Brakes Front 10.5 x 1.0 in. vented disc Rear 9.5 x 2.0 in. cast iron drums Wheels and Tires Wheel size 7.0 x 15 in. Wheel type stamped steel, chrome plated Super Stock Tire make and size Goodyear Eagle GT Steel Belted Radial, P215/65R x 15 WOL Dimensions and Capacities Wheelbase 108.1 in. Length 200.0 in. Width 71.6 in. Curb Weight 3557 lbs. Weight Distribution F/R 58.6%/41.4% Fuel tank capacity 18.1 U.S. gallons Chassis/Body Type full length frame with rubber isolated body Body material Welded steel stampings Interior Shifter Hurst 4 spd. Lightning Rods, floor console mounted, cable operated with backdrive and park/neutral start provision. Front seats reclining bucket, cloth or vinyl upholstery Gauges 85 mph (140 kph) speedometer with trip odometer, tachometer, oil pressure, fuel level, water temperature, voltage. Follow Me On: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthew.roy.146069 Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoolCat1983 Reddit http://www.reddit.com/user/matmroy Pintrest https://www.pinterest.com/matthewroy14606/ Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/matmroy Mike at The Primal Edge: https://www.youtube.com/user/mleates HAVE A BLESSED DAY!




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