OLDSMOBILE V8 POWERED STATION WAGON TRIBUTE -- FIESTA VISTA CRUISER CUTLASS CUSTOM CRUISER
OLDSMOBILE STATION WAGON TRIBUTE. NOT ALL OLDS WAGONS ARE REPRESENTED DUE TO THE LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF SOME YEARS AND MODELS. OTHERS OMMISIONS STEM FROM THE LACK OF OLDSMOBILE POWERED ENGINES. 61-62 F-85 USED A BUICK 215 V-8, MANY 78-82 CUTLASS CRUISERS USED A STANDARD 260 OLDS V8 BUT THE 305 CHEVY V8 WAS OPTIONAL, AND THE 91-92 CUSTOM CRUISERS ARE CHEVY POWERED COOKIE CUTTER BUICK ROADMASTER CHEVY CAPRICES AS IF MOST 77 AND LATER GM CARS ARENT COOKIE CUTTER CLONES ENOUGH. I WANTED THE CLOSING SHOT TO BE THE 1990 CUSTOM CRUISER. LAST OLDS V-8, LAST CARBUERATED GM ENGINE. THE OLDS V8 HAD COME FULL CIRCLE FROM THE FIRST OVERHEAD VALVE V8 IN 1949 WITH 303 CUBIC INCHES AND 135 HP TO THE LAST CARBUERATED GM
V8 WITH 307 CUBIC INCHES AND 140 HP.
Walk around video of my new 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser wagon
Here's my newest addition to the fleet -a 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon! One of 4,347 built in 1992, the final year this car was made. I've always like the last gen B-Body wagons and sedans, and have been looking for a nice Custom Cruiser for a while now, I found this one, and it was pretty cheap, so I went for it. It's almost completely fully loaded, including the optional for '92 only 5.7L (350ci) V8. It's pretty much the "brass ring" of '91-'92 Custom Cruisers. Now I just have to find the factory alloys to top it off. It takes some getting used to driving, it's definitely a land barge for sure!
Station Wagon Forum Video
This video is to help promote the Station Wagon Forum. All the images you view were used with the owners permission. We have members from around the world and everyone of them has a head full of knowledge when it comes to our beloved wagons and automotives in general. If you are a station wagon nut, like the rest of us, be sure to stop on over to www.stationwagonforums.com
The 1961 Corvair Lakewood Station Wagon!
You don't see many Corvairs these days. And you definitely don't see any Corvair station wagons.
This one, at the spring Chevy/Vette Fest, looks exactly like the one used in a color commercial where Dinah Shore was introducing the '61 Chevys.
Same blue, same white roof. I'm sure they built more than one. Still, if it could only talk and tell me if it's the same one that had its 10 seconds of fame holding Dinah's matching set of luggage.
OLDSMOBILE 455 W-43 EXPERIMENTAL HEMI AND OTHER EXOTIC ENGINES - THE JOHN BELTZ YEARS PHOTO TRIBUTE
John Beltz was Oldsmobile's chief engineer in 1964 and one of the prime movers of the Toronado and 442 project. Beltz was promoted to Oldsmobile general manager at age 43 in 1969 when Harold N. Metzel retired. Beltz passed away in May of 1972 from cancer at the age of 46.
John Beltz is leaning on a dual fan 455 Olds and posing with other experimental Olds engines that never saw production.
Here are descriptions of these engines:
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.
2. The W-43 4 valve per cylinder 455 developed by JOHN BELTZ , LLOYD GILL , JOE JONES AND FRANK BALL. Rated at 500-550hp with a single Rochester Quadrajet on an aluminum manifold. Constructed with both cast iron heads and block and with aluminum-alloy block and heads 75 pounds lighter than the conventional 455 production engine. Engine featured four valves per cylinder with narrowed angles for a super efficient combustion chamber design, central spark plugs and could easily be adapted for chain for gear driven overhead camshafts. 455 engine had 4.625inch cylinder centers, a 4.125 bore and 4.250 stroke. Making use of the 3inch main bearings and 2.50 inch rod journals, the engine was fitted with a specially prepared cast crank fitted with SAE-1140 forged steel rods, forged 10.20-to-1 pistons which rode on Morraine 400 bearings. Four bolt main block boasted 2 additional 5/8inch drain holes. Four valve heads featured 1.750inch intake valves (SAE-8640 steel) with 22 degree stems and 1.375 Exhaust (214-N stainless steel) with 15 degree stems, special Stellite seats, bronze alloy guides, o ring plug tubes, 14mm spark plugs, 3/8 inch pushrods and aluminum rocker arms. (Of all the experimental Olds engines, this one came the closest to production and there are photos of this engine in street gear. MAY 71 HOT ROD MAGAZINE features some of these engines and the sadness of the Olds engineers of that time of how they would never be released.)
3. 455 dual turbocharged CAN AM ROCKET CHALLENGE. 659hp @ 6250rpm. 554lbs torque @ 6,250 rpm. Alloy block with 4 bolt mains. Forged steel crankshaft. Forged True pistons with 8.5 to 1 compression. 3inch main journals. 2.499inch rod journals. Carillo billet steel rods. alloy heads. 2inch intake valves. 1.625inch Exhaust valves. Crower roller camshaft with 555inch lift and 320 degrees duration. Dual TRW-375-E-10 turbochargers with Boost Wastegate 10and 1/2psi. Lucas fuel injection. Olds alloy intake.
Competed with big block Chevy Mclarens and Porsche Panzers in CAN AM racing circa 68-69.
This video is merely a couple of old magazine pages strung together with the exception of that blue 455 hemi which was found on the internet. Thats BRUCE MCLAREN in that green can am race car which is Olds powered. AT THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO JOHN BELTZ IS POSING WITH SOME ENGINES FEATURED IN THE JULY 1969 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE AND THE BLUE OLDSMOBILE 455 HEMI WAS FEATURED IN THE MAY 1971 ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAGAZINE. The incidental music I overlayed onto this video was muted by youtube.
Donuts in a Station Wagon
Me in my old '85 Pontiac Parisienne Safari trying to do donuts in a parking lot in Ottawa Ontario. As you can see, I wasn't very successful, due to the lack of a Posi-Traction rear end. I apologize for the poor quality of the video.
Stunning 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1957-oldsmobile-super-88/ to see this amazing nut and bolt restored 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 for sale from Left Coast Classics. This Jade Mist Olds Super 88 was restored by Bob Schmidt of '57 Heaven and sports the original 371ci Oldsmobile Rocket engine with 4 bbl carburetor and Hydra Matic transmission.
Only 36k miles on this beautiful classic that could quite possibly be the best in the world - stop by and see the full photo and video shoot, and then give Donn Dabney a call at707-332-8331 to make an offer: Asking $169,000.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the show!
Vista Cruiser drive by
My '72 Vista Cruiser, finally on the road, being driven by my friend Blair. The nice thing, I was a passenger in his '69 Vista Cruiser being driven by his cousin Jamie so I could do this clip. Filming a Vista Cruiser from the seat of a Vista Cruiser. Does not happen every day.
1959 OLDSMOBILE 98,TWO TONE BLUE BEAUTY
OLDS PRODUCED THREE RAGTOPS FOR '59. THE DYNAMIC 88 WAS THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AT $3,286 AND THIS 98 IS THE TOP OF THE LINE. THE DESIGN FOR FIFTY-NINE WAS CALL " THE LINEAR LOOK" WHICH FEATURED AN AIRY, THINNED PILLARED FLAT ROOFLINE ON SEDANS AND HARDTOPS. THESE ALL NEW MODELS FOR 59 HAD 40 PER CENT MORE GLASS AREA, CALLED THE VISTA-PANORAMIC WINSHIELD, AND USUALLY REFERED AS THE "GREENHOUSE" FOR THE HEAT GENERATED BY SUNLIGHT INSIDE THE CAR. THE EXTRA LARGE REAR GLASS WAS HEAT RESISTENT. THERE WERE THREE ENGINES AVAILABLE: THE 371 V-8, 270 BHP, FOR SUPER 88'S, THE 371 V-8, 300BHP, FOR THE OLDS 88, AND THE 394 V-8, 315 BHP, FOR THE SUPER 88'S AND SUPER 98'S. THIS OLDS HAS THE ROCKET 394. THE WHEELBASE ON ALL NINETY-EIGHTS IS 126.3 INCHES. THE BODY IS MOUNTED ON A WIDER AND STRONGER GUARD-BEAM CHASSIS. NOTICE THE CHROME SVELT TRUNK HANDLE WITHIN THE TRIM ALONG THE TRUNKLID. THE '59 CONVERTIBLE IS MODEL 3867 AND WEIGHED 4,360 LBS, WAS PRICED AT $4,366, JUST ABOUT A DOLLAR PER POUND, AND PRODUCTION FOR 98 CONVERTIBLES WAS 7,514. AS YOU TOUR THIS BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL EXAMPLE WITH 40,XXX MILES, NOTICE THE GREAT TWO-TONE BLUE PAINT JOB, THE SPINNER WHEELCOVERS, THE "DISH" PLASTIC STEERING WHEEL, THE PLUSH TRI-TONED BLUE AND WHITE SEATS, AND THE FINS WHICH ARE STEEL TUBES HOLDING THE REAR BRAKE LIGHT ASSEMBLY. THAT OVAL HOUSING MOUNTED ON THE DASH IN FRONT OF THE DRIVER IS THE OPTIONAL SAFETY SENTINEL AND AUTRONIC EYE. WHAT STYLE, WHAT PIZZAZZ, FOR A LATE FIFTIES CAR AND A RARE CONVERTIBLE AT THAT! ANOTHER RARE CAR BROUGHT TO YOU BY 55lincoln. VIEW MY OTHER VIDEOS OF RARE, RESTORED, OR SPECIAL INTEREST VEHICLES.