Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"
Oldsmobile Factory Tour in 1951 - General Motors Documentary
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
132198 / 1957 Oldsmobile: Golden Rocket 88
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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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AMC Legal Offstreet Drags at Calder Park Raceway December 4 2009 Part 3
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For the final time in 2009 Hpheaven headed up the road to Calder Park
Raceway for a night of Hoon Heaven as the AMC put on the legal off street
drags. Although not officially touted as a Christmas meet, there was a good
vibe in the air as once again over 200 competitors made their way through
the turnstiles. Amoungst those were some familiar names like Athans and
Robinson, as well as Operation Drag Right and the boys behind Wytjet and
blujet. There was a healthy mix of Fords Vs Holdens, as well as Nissans and
US Muscle cars, and a few rotaries to boot. There was also the odd Renault
and even a sporty little Volts Wagon Golf, which made a fast pase down the
quarter mile. But the honours for night went to George from Hadad racing
with his Mustangs opening
up the throttle and leaving hot tracks down the runway. It was Eddy's
birthday and special thanks goes to Adam. Friday Nights Are Back! And we
have over 45 minutes of non stop action to prove it! So sit back, adjust
you seatbelt, check your mirrors and enjoy the ride!
Byron Wheelstand Contest Crashes
Sometimes you push it just a little too far and all hell breaks loose.
Here are some of the wild times at the 2011 Byron Wheelstand Contest
455 Olds on test stand
455 Olds test run on the stand. This is going into my 69 442 convert this
week. It's got 1969 high compression pistons, big valve C heads that have
been ported and polished, drilled and milled for 7/16" rocker studs, center
divider welded and crossovers filled with aluminum. It has Harland Sharp
roller rockers, a Lunati .485"/.485" lift cam with 221/230 duration at
.050", a reproduction W-30 intake, modified Q-jet carb, reproduction dual
Exhaust manifolds with 2 1/2' outlets,
HEI, modified Toronado pan and baffles and a Melling oil pump
1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1953 Oldsmobile Rocket 88,
2 speed auto hydromatic transmission, power brake, and power steering with
a 303 oldsmobile rocket V8 engine. I take viewers on a close look through
the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing
of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also
show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds
under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give
others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
For Sale Oldsmobile 1969 Cutlass Convertible 442
Frame Off Restoration took 5 years did it in stages have all pictures of
the process and paper work. 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible 3 stage
Candy paint job has a rebuilt engine 455 with turbo 350 Transmission-Edelbrock Manifold,
Edelbrock Carb, HEI Distributor,Hooker Headers,Magna flow Exhaust dual 3" . New Upholstery, Canvas Top and
Glass, New Seals all around, New Chromed Bumpers, New Chrome Trims and
Chrome Engine Accessories, New suspension Bushings/shocks, New
Rims/tires,Front Disc Brakes, Stereo system, and more great cruiser its
defiantly a head turner. Any Question email firstname.lastname@example.org ... Shoot
me and offer 760 889 5534 -Saul