134317 / 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass S W-31
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General Motors obviously did a lot right in 1969. Almost everything the
company produced that year has its own fan club and remains a staple at
classic car shows. If the past few months are any indicator, Oldsmobile's
Cutlass is a contender in the fight for Favorite GM A-body. This 1969
Cutlass S W-31 was the subject of a frame-off restoration and features a
date-code correct Ram Rod 350 backed by the original Muncie 4-speed.
Drivetrain aside, the color combination is one of the coolest factory
pairings in existence.
Looking through the build pictures, restoration efforts began in the
mid-90s when the car was torn down for a frame-off restoration. The
original GM lines were covered in correct code 10 Ebony Black paint and
even now, the color has a nice luster to it. You don't get much more honest
than black paint, so rest assured all the metal work beneath is straight
and free of any notable blemishes. From the unique intake system to the
diecast Cutlass badges, all the details are in place for a solid
Hoist the hood to find a date-code correct Ram Rod 350ci V8 that GM brass
rated at 325hp and 360lb/ft of torque. The foundation is one of
Oldsmobile's ultra-strong nickel-infused blocks which wears gold paint
alongside an appropriate 3955582 casting number, correct "5" casting heads,
and an upgraded Holley 4-barrel carburetor which is concealed beneath the
cartoon-like air cleaner assembly with two giant air tubes that connect to
intakes at the front of the car. The Cutlass starts, idles, and operates
with the reliability you would expect from a GM small block while details
like the correct QX oil fill decal and reproduction Delco battery keep
Behind the 350, a Muncie M20 4-speed offers full control of the small block
V8 up front. Power spins down the driveshaft and out to a GM 12-bolt rear
end that sports steep 4.30 gears. The suspension remains in its stock
configuration with double A-arms up front a factory 4-bar with boxed lower
control arms out back. Manual steering and four-wheel drum brakes keep the
driving experience period correct. At the corners, chrome 14-inch Super
Sport wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich rubber round out the chassis.
For what was meant be a somewhat stripped-down variant of the Cutlass, the
interior offers plenty of visual cues that give it a much more upscale
feel. The bright red interior is a strong contrast against the Ebony Black
paint and offers bucket seats, a center console, and a correct AM radio in
With the hot small block and that steep final gear, this Cutlass S is a fun
car to cruise on warm summer nights. Factor in the great color combination
and head-turning details and you've got one seriously appealing A-body on
your hands. The time of the Cutlass seems to be upon us so, if you're
thinking about adding one to your collection, call, click, or visit
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Cutlass 1970 W-31
Cutlass 1970 W-31. Watch more? Go to http://www.TheJayandJuggyShow.TV for
more cutlass action
Rebuilt 455 Olds 450hp
Rebuilt .030 over short block with forged trw pistons Stock rods
N crank turned .010/.010
HV oil pump
All new bearings Clevite
Comp double roller timing set
Lunati Bracket master cam .496/.520 lift 224/234 duration
Large valve C heads from a 67 442 with a street/strip port job Stainless
Steel rockers Sealed power with steal bridges
New water pump
New fuel pump
New taylor 8mm wires
M/T valve covers Wrinkle finish and polished top.
Cam is broken in on my run stand.No smoke or noises. Everything has been
completely rebuilt with ) miles.Motor is ready to drop in and go.
Does NOT include carb, headers, brackets, pulleys, or starter.
Should make 450HP and 530TQ $4,000 OBO Email call or text Josh 63o 885
Oldsmobile 350 For Sale
Here is an Olds 350 i just put together. I took a mid 70s shortblock, and
put on early #4 heads. Comes out to 9.5:1 compression. We put in a double
roller timing set, Erson TQ20 cam, All new gaskets (everything) Edelbrock
performer intake, Chrome valve covers, new points, new cap, new rotor, new
condenser, new Taylor 8mm wires, nuns great real responsive! Great for any
thing you want to use it for. And will run on reg pump gas. Comes intake to
pan. $1000 email or call my motors dont last long. 63o 885 11o1 Josh check
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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.
1970 OLDSMOBILE F85 CUTLASS
SUPER STRONG RUNNING 350CI ROCKET SHORT-BLOCK WITH WHAT SEEMS TO 403 CI.
HEADS . CASTING # ON BLOCK IS 395558(2)
Follow the Leader is the sales introduction film prepared for dealers to
let them know all of sales advantages to be found in a 1937 Oldsmobile. In
1937, Oldsmobile was a pioneer in introducing a four-speed semi-automatic
transmission called the "Automatic Safety Transmission", although this
accessory was actually built by Buick, which would offer it in its own cars
in 1938. This transmission featured a conventional clutch pedal, which the
driver pressed before selecting either "low" or "high" range. In "low," the
car shifted between first and second gears. In "high," the car shifted
between first, third and fourth gears.
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.
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"