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".
Roger Luty in his Oldsmobile 442
Roger Luty in his Oldsmobile 442 at Shakespeare County Raceway. Filmed at
"Yanks" weekend, May 2009
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1970 oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 455 burnout
This is my 70 Cutlass it is a work in progress. It originally had the 350
rocket, I came across a 70 Cutlass S with the 455 rocket and switched the
motors. I had the 455 completely rebuilt before putting it in. I put it on
here to show whats been done so far. Thanks for looking. If you like videos
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OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime
movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile
general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz
passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other
experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
1. The 0W-43 all aluminum 455 with 4 valve per cylinders, four overhead cam
Weber engine. With a redline of just under 8,500rpm it was originally
conceived for CAN AM racing. At 3,000rpm it put out 300hp and at 6,000rpm
registered over 600hp. The top output recorded for this engine in the
Lansing Dyno facility
was 700 real hp at 6,800rpm. Tests were run with both carbueration and fuel
injection. The block was cast from Reynolds 356 alloy and fitted with
pressed-in dry steel cylinder liners for the Forged-True 12.20to 1 pistons.
Billet steel connecting rods by Carillo was used along with a forged steel
crank. The engine weighed in at 50 pounds lighter than the production 455
motor! It was developed at the same time as the ZL-1 Chevy 427 motor.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL ,
JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester
Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads
and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than
the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per
cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber
design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear
driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a
4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50
inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast
crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons
which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2
additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake
valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree
stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm
spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the
experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and
there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE
features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of
that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET
CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4
bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1
compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet
steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with
555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel
injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with
the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats
BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN
THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI
WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental
music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.
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Here's a cool car all by itself -- the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Bright
metallic blue with a white vinyl top, color matched wheels, a clean
interior and a lower price tag than big brother 442s. Not only is the car
in great shape but it's affordable and a dream to drive!
This 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass is a true classic. The metallic blue paint is
beautiful and looks great with the white vinyl top. The pin-striping is
very well done and ads a detailed look to the body. The body lines are
straight; there isn't a wave or ripple in sight. To be completely honest, I
would say the chrome bumpers are in average shape. The body gaps, door and
trunk lips and jambs are clean and rust free.
Raise the hood and check out the 350ci motor (casting # 395558) and the 350
turbo transmission. The proper shade of
Oldsmobile gold paint covers the motor while smooth satin black does the
same for the rest of the compartment. The headers have some scale on them,
but they are solid. There is a chrome intake, HEI distributor, painted
alternator, newer clutch fan, new wiper motor, and a new battery. Up front
you will see the rebuilt radiator. Notice that the car was originally
equipt with A/C, but there is no compressor now. It would be an easy to get
the A/C running if that is something you require in your cruiser. The motor
fires up willingly and runs great!
Fresh black chassis paint coats the frame and floorboards. The rockers are
in great shape, you can still see the spot welds, and there isn't a speck
of rust anywhere. There's a new Exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, and a
new gas tank. You'll see new brake lines, new fuel lines and rebuilt
springs and air shocks. A 10 bolt posi-traction lives out back. The lower
control arms have been boxed in for extra support. 4 wheel drum brakes and
14" BF Goodrich Radial T/A's grace the corners and complete the package.
Open up the door and check out the interior of this Cutlass. All of the
wood grain detail in the door panels, dash and console really add to the
classy feel of this Olds. The carpet, headliner and upholstery are in good
shape. In between the bucket seats sits the console and shifter. A trio of
aftermarket gauges under the dash keep better tabs on the motor than the
stockers while remaining the only non stock item in the interior -- I'm not
sure you could ask for more!
With its clean finish, neat upgrades, original interior and excellent
overall condition this car is a rising star among collectors! Call today! 7
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