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......
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
with cars and trucks jumppin muddding smashing burnout or just
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1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 10 second car
Here's a very street-able 10 second '71 Oldsmobile Cutlass! It started out
as a very clean stock original that then received a pro built 468 ci V8 big
block and a turbo 350 automatic with a
4800 stall converter. The engine has a .720 lift solid roller cam shaft,
ported 781 heads, 12:1 compression, forged pistons, 150 shot of NOS,
digital MSD ignition, MSD wires, MSD Blaster SS coil, Hooker Super Comp
headers, custom aluminum radiator with dual electric fans, Weiand Team G
single plain intake manifold, Demon carburetor, K&N filter and breather,
March pulley system, fluid dampener, Magna Fuel Pressure control system,
NOS Powershot control system, and the wiring is all very clean under the
hood. Out back there's a12 bolt posi rear end with 4:10 gears and Mosier
axles, a Barry Grant fuel system, and Hotchkis rear suspension. The Cutlass
sits on a set of Billet Specialties 15 inch polished aluminum wheels with
Mickey Thompson 26x7.50-15LTs up front and 28x12.50-15LTs out back, and has
a lightweight Aerospace Components disc brake kit. The interior features a
6 point roll bar and retains all the factory interior, 4 point harness
system, has hideaway Autometer gauges, and a working stock radio! The car
has had a cowl hood installed, painted to match the rest of the original
paint. This is a VERY reliable, VERY street-able, 10 second car!
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.
132198 / 1957 Oldsmobile: Golden Rocket 88
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/blcwa26
Don't be fooled by the large-by-huge chrome wheels it's wearing today, this
particular '57 Golden Rocket 88 is an authentic J2 car, and is extensively
and thoroughly restored to original condition from top to bottom. Our
documents suggest that this is one of only four Golden Rocket 88 2-door
sedans in existence with the J2 engine.
The two-tone bodywork on this car is spectacularly done and looks
especially striking in black and white with a red stripe in the chrome trim
that separates the two halves. Bodywork is beautiful, with straight panels
and excellent fit throughout, evidenced by the miles-deep reflections in
The real story on this Olds is the J2 371 cubic inch engine under the hood.
Fully rebuilt during the restoration, it runs like new and the passing of
years has proven that these are some extremely durable engines. Detailing
is first-rate too, from the 'Oldsmobile J2 Rocket" decals on the valve
covers, to the correct 2-barrel carburetors, to the original power steering
system that's fully functional. You'll note that this engine sports a trio
of shorty air cleaners on the carbs, but the original dual oil-bath air
cleaner is also included.
The engine is backed by a 3-speed Hydramatic transmission, and drives the
original rear end. Brakes were rebuilt to stock specifications, as was the
suspension, although the car was given a subtle, aggressive look by
tweaking the spring height slightly. The car wears a set of chrome Billet
Specialties wheels, but the original 15-inch steel wheels and plain hubcaps
From the tri-tone seats with patented GM comfort weave cushions, to the
positively breathtaking instrument cluster, this interior is new. The
original radio has been upgraded to include an iPod interface. The trunk is
sporting a custom carpet, but an original trunk mat is included.
This Olds is fast, comfortable, luxurious, and about 2/3 the cost of a
comparable Chevy. There are no irreversible modifications, and this car
could be put back to 100% stock condition in an afternoon. Act fast and
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1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Resurrection! - 454 and Turbo 400
My dad and I decided that after an 8 year hiatus in the backyard, it was
high time the Cutlass was revived. This short video captures just a small
amount of the work involved over the past few weeks. Eight years does it's
work well on a car, and this was no exception. But we got er done and to
the track for this past race weekend! Enjoy!
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.