324 Oldsmobile Cracked Cylinder Head Repair
This Oldsmobile 324 Rocket cylinder head has a crack, watch John Edwards as
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PART 5 OLDSMOBILE FACTORY SPONSORED DRAG RACERS
PART 5 OF OLDSMOBILE FACTORY SPONSORED DRAG RACE CARS WITH A FEW NON
RELATED ITEMS THROWN IN. PICKINGS ARE GETTING PRETTY SLIM AND I CANT FIND
MANY PICTURES I HAVENT USED IN THE PREVIOUS 4 VIDEOS.
The Grabber Olds 442 Takes on the XO250 Off-Road Event in Reno, Nevada
This video montage shows the Grabber Oldsmobile 442 preparing for the
staging lanes, then documents the historic off-road vehicle as it makes its
very first start into real race competition since the very early 70's.
For those who may not yet be aware of it, the Grabber Olds (formerly known
as the "Goodyear Grabber") was originally run back in the late 60's early
70's. Even runn ing the NORRA 1000, which was the predecessor of the Baja
The car was originally built by Hickey Racing for racer/actor James Garner.
Garner raced this vehicle until race technology moved forward and a new
racer was built to keep up with the competition. The Goodyear Grabber was
retired and sent to pasture, vanishing from site until recent years. The
car was unknowingly purchased by vintage race car collector/restorer Ron
Johnson. After doing a little research, Ron realized that he had a rare gem
on his hands.
After several years of restoration work, the Olds 442 is looking as good as
ever, and sure pretty enough to appear on the start/finish line at the
famous Mustang Ranch, just
outside Reno, Nevada.
As if the car itself was not a media draw in itself, the car was going to
make its anticipated debut driven by hall of fame off-road driver Rod Hall.
The music video's finale shows the 442 taking the green flag for the first
time in over 30 years, and our camera had a prime spot to document the
car's first turns in competition.
8000 horses clearing their throat!!
NHRA National Time Trials Phoenix 1-28-07. Doug Kalitta warming up his Top
Fuel Nitromethan powered car at the Firebird raceway in Phoenix, AZ during
the National time trials. I had to go to get my fix of Nitro cars. Check
out the sound on this one, lol.
PART 6 OLDSMOBILE FACTORY SPONSORED DRAG RACING
VOLUME 6 OF OLDSMOBILE FACTORY SPONSORED DRAG RACING. PHOTOS ARE GETTING
INCREASING HARDER TO FIND BUT I MANAGED TO SCROUNGE UP ANOTHER 6 MINUTES OF
PHOTOS. MANY OF THE SAME CARS BUT A DIFFERENT PHOTO OF THE CAR. A FEW
CARS HERE NOT FEATURED ON PREVIOUS FIVE VIDEOS.
OLDSMOBILE POLICE CARS
HARD FOUGHT COLLECTION OF OLDSMOBILE POLICE CARS. THANKS TO THE
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL THE 1967 DELMONT 425 WAS EVIDENTLY THE PEAK OF
OLDS POLICE CAR PROWESS LEADING INTO THE 68 YEAR WITH A BETTER ENGINE IN
THE 455. THE 68 AD AT 2:36 WARNS IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH THAT CALIFORNIA AND
MISSOURI ARE USING OLDS AND NOT TO TRY AND OUTRUN THE COPS BECAUSE THESE
CARS WILL EAT YOU ALIVE.
Speed and Supercar Magazine, 1968 interview with Oldsmobile police
equipment engineer Ted Louckes:S&S: Do you use hopped-up engines in your
LOUCKES: Not in the standard packages. But we offer optional "Police
Apprehender" engines for both the F-85's and big cars that are highly
recommended for highway work. For the F-85's we use just the regular
400-cubic-inch 442 engine with high compression, big-valve Toronado heads,
Quadrajet carb, 286-degree hydro cam and dual Exhausts. For the big cars we use pretty much
the same package, but on the 455 cubic inch block. This latter combination,
incidentally, is not offered in any of the passenger cars. It's a very
strong engine. We have no trouble meeting the CHP requirements of
standing-start acceleration to 125 mph in two miles with either engine.
S&S: What do you see in the future for police car development?
LOUCKES: It's pretty much a problem of designing police cars with
considerably better performance, handling and braking qualities than the
hotter cars on the road. We can do this as long as the government agencies
that buy the cars are willing to pay the necessary price. But we're more
concerned right now with future federal safety legislation and how it might
affect police cars. For instance, what if all cars, including police cars
are required to have 80mph speed governors in a couple of years? How could
the police overtake a speeder? We're afraid of laws like this because we've
seen how the new brake requirements have affected the use of sintered
metalic brake linings. It could happen again.
March 1970 Car and Driver article covering The 1970 Oldsmobile Delta Royale
with B07 Package
Type: V-8, water-cooled, cast iron block and
heads, 5 main bearings
Bore and Stroke: 4.13 X 4.25 inches
Displacement: 445 cr in.
Compression Ratio: 10.25 to one
Carburetion: 1x4-bbl Rochester Quadra-jet
Valve gear: Pushrod operated overhead
valves, hydraulic lifters
Power (SAE) 390 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque (SAE) 500 lbs-ft @ 3200 rpm
Specific power output 0.86 bhp/cu in.
Zero to Seconds
Standing quarter............15.4 sec @ 90.6 mph
Top speed (estimated).......140 mph
80-0 mph ...................271 ft (0.79 G)
Fuel mileage................9-13 mpg on premium fuel
Cruising range..............225-325 mi
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review of my Montana lot. This was taken earlier this year while I made my
huge road trip up to Montana. In this video I show you what is left of my
personal Pontiac Trans Am and Firebird collection. I would say I have about
40 or so left. I also have a bunch of other unique stuff like a couple Ford
Trucks, Chevrolet Corvette and Caprice, a couple older Cadillacs, Lincolns,
Oldsmobile Hurst W30. Also got an older Buick Station Wagon that's pretty
cool along with a couple older Mercedes and my very cool 68 Olds 442
Convertible. It is winter so this is not the greatest video but I did want
to show you my lot up here and show you a little bit of the beautiful
scenery we have in Montana.
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1966 Olds 442 W30 MuscleCar Nationals Race & Show Fun
Great memories racing and showing my 1966 Olds 442 Tri-Carb W30 with
friends at the MuscleCar Nationals in Sacramento. I restored it to showroom
condition in the 1980's, including balancing and blueprinting the original
Olds 400 engine and drivetrain to factory specs as documented in the 2-part
article I wrote for Musclecar Review magazine. It's all 442 including the
original Olds 400 "E" block, heads, carbs, intake/carbs, etc, and raced on
DOT legal street tires through mufflers and full Exhaust per Musclecar Nationals factory stock
rules. I raced my first 442 in stock eliminator during the 1960's, and had
a ball with my friends showing and racing this one at various events around
the country. I hope you enjoyed sharing this trip down musclecar memory
lane with me.
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This video is dedicated to my good friend John Seguin, who died shortly
after he videotaped some of the racing scenes in this video for me. Here's
to John and our other friends who share our passion for cars: cars and
shows may come and go, including the MuscleCar Nationals, but our memories
make sure that "Good Friends are Forever".