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  • New G body guy from Cochrane AB Canada

    New to this board but not Oldsmobiles or the Olds forum. Same name & user on the other major Olds forums.

    I have owned many Oldsmobiles in the past 25 years. My G bodies owned have included a 1978 442 4 speed, a 1978 Calais 5 speed, 1979 Hurst Olds, six 1980 442s, a 1984 Hurst Olds & numerous 1985-1987 442s. My signature below shows the rest of my current collection.

    The only G body left in my collection is my keeper. It is a 1987 442 that I have made into a street strip car. Currently painted monotone burgundy it is a rust free car needing paint.

    Engine is a 470 cid small block Olds built on a 1980 diesel block. The 11.2:1 compression engine uses Edelbrock heads, a 550ish flat tappet cam, a Victor intake & an 850 AED carb. Trans is a T400 with 3500 stall & a Ford 9" rear end sporting a Detroit locker, 35 spline axles, 3.89 gears & 4 wheel disc brakes.

    The car also has the factory moon roof & a great sound system. It has run a best time of 11.37 @ 116.5 mph with a 1.52 60' time on 94 octane pump gas thru the mufflers @ 5350' corrected elevation. The car weighs 3595 lbs on the Convo Pros with 8 gallons of fuel. With driver it goes down the track just under 3850 lbs. At sea level it will run way in the 10s @ over 120 mph. The car needs a bar before we go back to the track or I will have to dial it back to 11.50.

    For the street she rides on the factory wheels with 255 60 15s MT ET drag radials out back while at the track she wears Convo Pros also with 255 60 15s. No need to try to run a bigger tire when I am hooking in the low 1.5s already.

    The car will be painted next spring. I am contemplating a monotone respray in factory burgundy with the factory correct striping or a custom two tone job. Not going back to OEM look with this one.

    A few pics to show you my ride.















    And the chassis dyno summary sheet....a real smile maker it was that day of dyno tuning!

    Last edited by oldsmobiledave; 08-31-2013, 08:28 PM.
    1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
    1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
    1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
    1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
    1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
    1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
    1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
    Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

  • #2
    Nice ride! Welcome to the site.

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    • #3
      That is one Awesome ride. Welcome to the site !!

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      • #4
        Nice car, welcome!
        That's a nice past collection of rare 79-80 A bodies.
        Are you running fuel additive with 11.2:1 compression?
        Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
        Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
        1988 H/OCA Advisor
        88 H/O #1 of 4
        88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
        88 H/O Triple Black
        87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
        85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
        85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
        85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
        85 442 White/Sage
        84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
        83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
        83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
        83 H/O #727 Maple
        "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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        • #5
          addatives

          Originally posted by 88hurstolds View Post
          Nice car, welcome!
          That's a nice past collection of rare 79-80 A bodies.
          Are you running fuel additive with 11.2:1 compression?
          You can run 10:1 compression with iron heads & 94 Octane fuel no problem. With a aluminum heads you can run another full point of compression. On top of that I am at elevation (3500-6500' corrected is typical) & the elevation decreases the effective compression ration.

          I run the same heads & compression on both my 470 SBO & my 524 BBO with 34 deg of total timing & no ping!
          1965 442 White on blue 455 / Richmond 5 speed
          1969 442 Gold / Gold 400 Auto (GM Executive car)
          1970 Cutlass W-31 Green Auto 14.47 @ 99.7mph
          1972 442 524cid BBO 10.89 @ 122.5mph @ 3950'
          1972 442 W-30 Radiant Green 4 speed 3.73s
          1987 442 470cid SBO 11.37 @ 119.4mph @ 3800'
          1980 GMC 468 BBO 14.73 @ 93.1 mph @ 6000'
          Seventy-nine Oldsmobiles owned since 1989.

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          • #6
            Nice
            Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
            Seller Feedback:CLICK HERE
            1988 H/OCA Advisor
            88 H/O #1 of 4
            88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
            88 H/O Triple Black
            87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
            85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
            85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
            85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
            85 442 White/Sage
            84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
            83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
            83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
            83 H/O #727 Maple
            "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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