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  • sdaniels8442 posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    OMG… I wish you still had that diesel engine block. They are one of the toughest small blocks ever cast. They are the holy grail for Oldsmobile guys.

    • Brian replied 4 years ago

      Yeah – well, sometimes. The early blocks were sent into production before they had time to cure, so some of them have misaligned cylinder bores and are pretty much useless. Anyway, we sold it to a guy who converted it to run on gas – and like you I’ve always hoped that someone pulled it did something awesome with it. It was an ’82 Cutlass, which…[Read more]

  • sdaniels8442 posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    If you need any parts let me know. I have a ton of Olds stuff.

  • sdaniels8442 posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Us Olds guys have to stick together! The Dr. is in. Everyone told me to put an LS motor in my 78 442. I just couldn’t bear the embarrassment. Plus the sound of an Oldsmobile is soooo nice.

    • Brian replied 4 years ago

      An LS motor in an Olds? It’d fail due to organ rejection. Sadly I’m a sideline racer who drives a corolla, but we were an Olds family growing up. Dad had a ’68 4-4-2 years ago and we even had one of those horrible diesel Cutlasses.

      • OMG… I wish you still had that diesel engine block. They are one of the toughest small blocks ever cast. They are the holy grail for Oldsmobile guys.

        • Brian replied 4 years ago

          Yeah – well, sometimes. The early blocks were sent into production before they had time to cure, so some of them have misaligned cylinder bores and are pretty much useless. Anyway, we sold it to a guy who converted it to run on gas – and like you I’ve always hoped that someone pulled it did something awesome with it. It was an ’82 Cutlass, which…[Read more]

  • sdaniels8442 posted an update in the group Group logo of Roadkill Ideas GroupRoadkill Ideas Group 4 years ago

    Pull a junkyard engine and build the largest cubic inch engine possible using the junkyard block. Go to extremes to show how much power it makes and how long it lasts. Bore beyond limits, stroke to death, add nitrous… poeple are always told why it is dangerous to bore beyond XXX.. why you shouldn’t use a stock crank beyond xxx horsepower. I…[Read more]

    • Brian replied 4 years ago

      This is a brilliant idea! Extra points because your username ends with 4-4-2

      • Us Olds guys have to stick together! The Dr. is in. Everyone told me to put an LS motor in my 78 442. I just couldn’t bear the embarrassment. Plus the sound of an Oldsmobile is soooo nice.

        • Brian replied 4 years ago

          An LS motor in an Olds? It’d fail due to organ rejection. Sadly I’m a sideline racer who drives a corolla, but we were an Olds family growing up. Dad had a ’68 4-4-2 years ago and we even had one of those horrible diesel Cutlasses.

          • OMG… I wish you still had that diesel engine block. They are one of the toughest small blocks ever cast. They are the holy grail for Oldsmobile guys.

            • Brian replied 4 years ago

              Yeah – well, sometimes. The early blocks were sent into production before they had time to cure, so some of them have misaligned cylinder bores and are pretty much useless. Anyway, we sold it to a guy who converted it to run on gas – and like you I’ve always hoped that someone pulled it did something awesome with it. It was an ’82 Cutlass, which…[Read more]

    • Milo replied 4 years ago

      Yeah, this is a good idea, with RK all over it. The lawyers might make them bench test behind a bomb shield though.. Hmm. Mythbusters crossover? 😉

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