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.
INSANE DRAG RACING CRASHES AND WHEELSTANDS
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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
Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles
L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all
over the world. enjoy!
Produced by CG Imaging
Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop".
If you like these hot drag racing images, check out the artists website:
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Restoration Slide Show
Copyrighted soundtrack removed.
Restoration of a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible. Slide show,
from low-res photos taken starting in 2001.
See the still photos and read all about this restoration at Hotrodders.com:
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.
If you need quality restoration parts or would like a professional video or
slideshow of your car, visit our SuperCar Specialty website at
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".
1965 NHRA Winter National Drag Races, Pomona--Redone
Sharper, and Enhanced version of previously uploaded video.
Lot's of pit area and return road images of many famous and not-so-famous
muscle cars, gassers, and dragsters that "ruled' during the mid sixties.
Digitized and edited 8mm home movies taken by Mike Tyler.