Now that my short block is finished it's time to focus on heads. The heads are original Oldsmobile #6 castings with small valves and standard rate springs...this will all change very soon. Time to play!
Digging into my Rocket 350
Now that I've got the engine pulled from my 1970 Cutlass Supreme, it's time
ot tear it down a bit and get ready for some cleaning and upgrades!
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.
Olds 350 (Part 2)
The heads finally arrive from the machine shop. I got a few nice coats of
Oldsmobile gold paint on the block and heads...
it shouldn't be long before we start this beast.
David Smith Performance 350 olds testing run
This is an Oldsmobile 350 engine test run. This engine has about as much
done as you can get out of an iron head 350 Olds. Its est HP is around
360. Questions or comments welcome, or if you would like a custom engine
built like this, or any other kind please contact me.
Comp Cams xe268 camshaft BREAK-IN Olds 350 5.7L
Just got my motor going again! Scorpion Performance race series 1.6 roller
rocker's, Comp Cams xe268 camshaft, double roller timing chain and trick
flow 8.600" thick wall pushrod's with .030" rocker shim's.
Olds spec xe268:
.485" In. / .490" Ex.
268 Adv. Dur. In. / 280 Adv. Dur. Ex.
@ .050" 224 In. / 230 Ex.
Started Break-In ~10-12min. before I began filming.
Starts off with curved dash Oldmobile and progresses to the 1939 Olds with
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary - Ella73TV
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile,
are invited to visit the Oldsmobile factory to see why the cars are
superior to other manufacturers. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes
concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting
Earth's autonomy! .
Ella73TV - https://www.youtube.com/user/Ella73TV2 - A curated collection of
old films, newsreels & archive footage spanning the 20th century.
1969 Cutlass S & 1970 Cutlass F-85
The 69 is like new with just over 10k on the speedo. It has a Rocket 350
with a 2brl carb and run like new.
The 70 turned into a project...one thing led to another and this is my
basket case! I plan on having it done by summer 2012.
1970 Olds W31v
The W-31 was a Cutlass with a 350 CID Performance Option, not a 442 Option
and was only built for 2 seasons, in 1969 and 1970. Engine upgrades
included the use of what's become known as the 308 camshaft, which was
actually the unit's duration; the camshaft also touted .474-inch lift and
an intake/Exhaust valve overlap of 82
degrees. The engines were factory blue printed units by picking components
off the production line that were matched in weight. The Connecting rods
for the W-31 engine were particular to the engine The Cylinder heads were
also specific to the W-31 Completing the fuel/air induction system was an
aluminum intake manifold with a "performance calibrated" 750-CFM Rochester
Quadrajet (part number 7040255), as well as the W25 low-restriction air
cleaner assembly. Above that was a new-for-1970 air induction system: twin
scoops on top of a fiberglass hood with chrome hold-downs.
Olds 355 (Part 1)
Original Olds 350 short block from my 1970 Cutlass that is now a 355ci
thanks to machining and forged pistons. The engine should have plenty of
power with just the bolt-ons. Stay tuned for more updates.