2009 OLDSMOBILE NATIONALS WITH DR RON BEREJIK MONDELLO HEROES OF OLDS RACING IN ONE ROOM
2009 OLDSMOBILE NATIONALS HELD JULY 15-18 AT SEVEN SPRINGS PA. MANY CARS WERE OUTSIDE BUT THREE OR FOUR WERE INSIDE: DR RONS 70 W-30 OLDS 442 FORMERLY RACED AS THE LUBIK OLDS SHOWN IN THE OLD PHOTOS, THE 68 PIKES PEAK TORONADO, AND THE INLINE TUBING 70 W-31 WITH THE ALUMINUM OLDS EXPERIMENTAL ENGINE. ALSO SEEN HERE THE EXPERIMENTAL WEBER CARBED ALUMINUM 455 LISTED BELOW. JOE MONDELLO CAPTIVATED A GROUP OF MEN, HE SPOKE OF HOW HE BUILT THIS ENGINE WITH DALE SMITH. HE WARNED THAT THE SLEEVES WOULD COME OUT OF THIS ENGINE AND HOW HE TOLD DALE SMITH YET CORPORATE WOULD NOT LET THEM FIX THE PROBLEM WHICH FURTHER EXPLAINS WHY THESE ENGINES NEVER SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY. MONDELLO CLAIMS THE MOTOR WAS SHIPPED OUT TO COLORADO TO USE IN THE PIKES PEAK TORONADO BEHIIND THEM YET MONDELLO ADVISED THE ENGINE WASNT RUN LONG. IT WAS FOR SALE FOR AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT AND I WITNESSED A MAN WILLING TO WRITE A CHECK. MONDELLO ADVISED IF HE HAD THE ENGINE HE WOULD STRIP THE PAINT OFF AND USE IT AS AN EXHIBITION PIECE.
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.
1972 Street Strip Oldsmobile 442 takes its fastest pass ever 10.92@121
Well this was shot at the Olds Fall Nationals at Byron
Dragstrip......Probley the last Nitrous
pass this ole low compression 455 will ever take........I will allways be
impressed with the beating this 455 took over the last 6
years.........Countless drag strip passes ( at least 40 Nitrous passes) along with the car shows,parts
runs and street racing I did with it........Ole 455 you get a
AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++! Thanks for the memories and I hope the new mill
lasts half as long as you did........Iam going to freshen this ole motor up
and keep it as a back up to the new mill going toghter that should be ready
to drop in this spring sometime......
Michaels 455 Olds first start up in car. Bad ass!!!
Lot of blood, sweat, and, well no tears yet. Finally got her runnin, sounds
pretty freakin sweet! The audio quality didn't turn out too well, but you
can definatly hear the power! And it isn't runnin quite right because it is
runnin on 2 year old gas. I will soon have the race fuel in it with new
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.
1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Flagship
This 1959 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is finished in its factory colors of
Polaris White & Bronze Mist. It is powered by the 394 cubic inch Rocket V8.
They don't build 'em like this anymore! Lets ride! Filmed with Texas
Classic Cars of Dallas, another samspace81 classic car production.
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