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".
1967 Oldsmobile 442 Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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Priced a 442 lately? Auction results show that these under-appreciated cars
are finally getting the respect they deserve. They're still not quite
competing on equal ground with big block Chevelles, but I don't think the
market is done with the Oldsmobiles yet, either. This 1967 Oldsmobile
Cutlass 442 most certainly will get a ton of admiring glances at the local
cruise night. It packs the potent 442 formula: 400 cubic inches, a 4-speed
transmission, and dual Exhaust, making
it a blast to drive.
Painted in a near mirror finish black paint, this car looks awesome in
person. Oldsmobiles were for adults, and this is a sophisticated color that
doesn't scream "muscle car!" the way Carousel Red on a GTO does. The panel
gaps are fantastic all around, and the sheetmetal is smooth and straight,
just like it needs to be in order to pull off such a color. There are no
patches in the wheel wells, or anywhere else on this car. This is
definitely a car that you will be proud to own and show one that will
reward a Saturday afternoon washing and waxing it with a Saturday evening
of gawks and stares as you go cruising. All the stainless and chrome is in
great condition, as are the headlight surrounds and grille. All the 442
badges have been reinstalled, a nice styling touch that makes cars like
Under the hood, you'll find the 442 400ci (casting number 390925E), with
fresh paint. This motor runs awesome! The engine compartment is has clearly
been freshened up recently, and looks great today. The giant 442 air
cleaner up top is shiny and beautiful. Up front is a huge radiator. The
restoration includes coated headers, HEI distributor, MSD wires, a new
alternator, a new gas tank and a recent alignment. There is power steering,
and upgraded disc brakes with a fresh power Booster. This car uses a newer Exhaust system and stainless steel mufflers. It
runs extremely well, with that distinctive Oldsmobile sound, and will be
one of the most bulletproof muscle cars you'll ever own.
The engine is partnered with a Richmond 4-speed. The rest of the
undercarriage is solid, with no patches and no rust on the frame or
floorboards. The rockers are rust free, you can see the spot welds and the
fenders are beautiful. The rear lower control arms are reinforced and the
sway bars and upper and lower bushings are all in good shape. There are new
spindles as well. Power gets to the ground via a GM 12-bolt 3:73 posi rear
Settle into the black bucket seat interior and you're surrounded by one of
the most inviting driving environments available in 1967. The black vinyl
buckets have a cool, upscale texture to them that matches the door panels.
The Hurst shifter comes up out of the floor instead of a console. There is
a column mounted tach along with a trip of aftermarket gauges mounted under
the dash. An AM/FM/CD radio with remote sits next to that trio of gauges
under the dash. Most of the stuff in here is recent; including the carpets
and headliner. All of the interior lights work. The wood steering wheel is
If you've been watching the market, you know that underrated cars like the
442 and Buick Grand Sports are now coming into their own. Personally, I
like them more than their Chevelle cousins; they're every bit as fast, but
are more upscale and unique. This one is exactly the kind of car I like
best, one you can get in and drive without worries. The mechanicals are
solid and it looks spectacular inside and out, perfect for a weekend show
or local cruise night. Heck, this is the kind of car I would drive to work
every sunny day and not think twice about it, and no matter where you go,
it'll get people talking. The pedigree is such that you can buy with
confidence knowing that it won't lose value in the coming years, and any
money you spend on it between now and then can be considered a smart
investment a matching numbers 442 will only go up in value. There have been
people having fun with this car for more than 40 years. Now it's your turn.
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Rare L88 427 Corvette vs Olds 442 W30 - 1/4 Mile Drag Race - Old School - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com 1/4 mile drag race between an ultra rare 1969 L88
Corvette which powered by a 430 horsepower 427 solid lifter
big block and a 1972 Oldsmobile 442 powered by the factory blue-printed W30
455 rated at 300 horsepower in 1972. The L88
Corvette is 1 of only 116 produced in 1969. The 442 W30 is also rare as it
is 1 of only 772 built.
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1966 Oldsmobile Starfire moved from storage after 25 yrs #1
I built this engine 31 years ago, 425 Olds high-compression V8 425; I
installed Toronado heads, milled .030 bringing the compression to 11:1; 292
degree Iskenderian camshaft at .050 lifter height; 800 cfm Holley carb,
dual line, double pumper; mechanical secondaries; I permanently wired the
twin stall speed torque converter at the 3000 rpm setting; recurved
distributor; dual round thrush mufflers (no packing); with it's 2.9 rear
end, it will run 140-150 mph top end; I had turned the engine a couple
times of year by hand, to make sure it had not set up; but the building
was getting in bad condition, it had sat on blocks for 25 years; it was
great to hear the old girl fire up again, just craving the highway.