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Olds F-85 ideas. Anyone have one?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by zach from ny, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. zach from ny
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
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    zach from ny
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    from New York.

    I love Oldsmobiles....


    love them. I've had a few, but sold them all off. Had a 69 Delta 88 with 31k on it, stupid me sold it to some lowrider guys. So here I am, looking for a truck or something for a daily and I see a 66 Olds F-85 in really good shape, dude wants to sell it pretty cheap, it's local, apparently runs and drives 100%. So I'm thinking, if I am looking for something that sucks on gas already, then why not this thing? haha.

    Anyone have one on here? Done anything to it?

    I'm thinking if I got it, Astros and thin w/w's, duals with bellflowers, maybe drop it a little...nothing too crazy, just a nice driver.

    Oh, it's a 4 door too. Much love for the 4 doors.
     
  2. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    from NY

    I love my 65..but I dont like gas pigs so I put an LT1 T56 in it, well over 20mpg on the highway.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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    oldspert
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    from Texas

    Why not look for a Caddy Seville with the 350 injected engine. It is a bolt in and would get well over 20 MPG. I love Oldsmobiles too and am a firm believer in leaving them Olds powered.
     
  4. gasser300
    Joined: May 25, 2010
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    gasser300
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    from Ft Worth

    My very first car was a 61/62 (cant remember) 4dr white F85 with the alum V8 and 3 on the tree.

    My buddy had a 69 Camaro with a 307 and he would NOT run me.
     

  5. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Anderson
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    Nice Chevelle! :p

    P.S., your 20+mpg probably has a lot more to do with the double overdrive transmission than the engine. Put a T56 behind a SBO and tell me you don't get similar results.
     
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  6. 57tony31
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    57tony31
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    from Woods

  7. playtimeover
    Joined: Nov 3, 2010
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    playtimeover
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    Hi 57tony31, I think that it is really vintage. It is old one. Thanks for sharing. :D:cool:
     
  8. Rockabilly E
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Rockabilly E
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    from oregon

    65 f85 wagon project.455,t400
     

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  9. Four Banger
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    Four Banger
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    I'm a HUGE Oldsmobile fan....had 15 of them over a 33 year period. I particularly love the 425 engines. I had a 65 Dynamic 88 two door hardtop that consistantly delivered 20-21 mpg on the highway, and hauled ass too! I also think the 330-350 engines never got the respect they deserved.
     
  10. davidwilson
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    davidwilson
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    from Tennessee

  11. 5SPOKE
    Joined: Oct 24, 2002
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    well if ya have not seen my post, course mines a bit wild, but its gonna be a driver !, cause it was before....
     

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  12. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    Captain Chaos
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    from Missery

    I'm an Olds fanatic
    Put a 350 turbo in it. tune it properly and drive it . I got 18mpg w my 67 and that was w a leaky carb . My 442 gets 4mpg but thats a whole nother ball game ; p

    Definatly dont run it with a brainless act of putting a chity motor in it .
     
  13. MotionNova
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
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    MotionNova
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    from Ohio

    I wish I could have any one of my Olds back that I've I sold over the years. Mine were all Cutlass. I had a 75,76,77, and 80. I'd realy like to trade my 2007 Harley for a 73,4,5,6,or7 Cutlass or 442. See my bike in my album. I'm in Ohio if anyone has one to trade.
     
  14. Captain Chaos
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    Captain Chaos
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    from Missery

    MotionNova,
    I have a 77 roller here ,
    checkout RealOldsPower.com too
     
  15. MotionNova
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    MotionNova
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    from Ohio

    Here is something different. Whats old is new again!
    [​IMG]
     
  16. MotionNova
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    MotionNova
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    from Ohio

    Then something like this is always cool if it's just going to be a cheap driver.
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  17. MotionNova
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    MotionNova
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    from Ohio

    Here is an example of a cheap driver. Sorry it's not an Olds but it was only $600! An X cop car I painted it for next to free and drove for 8 years before the rust did it in. And it ran 15.43@89mph and got 18mpg. The same could be cool on the 66 F-85 4-door.
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  18. drptop70ss
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    drptop70ss
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    from NY


    Ya maybe if the SBO had my sequencial fuel injection as well :D
    FWIW if olds made a performance car in 1995 the LT1 would be in it, I consider it a "corporate" engine along with the LS1.
     
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  19. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
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    I raced a '65 442 out of our Gulf station in Long Beach, California in the very early 70's.

    SWEET cars!
     
  20. junkyardjeff
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    If you dont like gas pigs you are playing with the wrong type of cars, sounds like you need to stick with latemodels and imports.
     
  21. Anderson
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    It was a corporate engine in '95....30 years after your car was built. It's one of those "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" situations. Seriously, why didn't you just get a chevelle or camaro? An LT1 would be right at home there.
     
  22. drptop70ss
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    drptop70ss
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    from NY

    Maybe because I really like the look of the 65 olds? When I bought it there was a 454 4 speed in it, so the PO didnt care what was in it either..I built it to drive. FWIW I already have 4 chevelles, looking for a 65 buick 2dr post next.
     
  23. Anderson
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    Yeah, I forgot that if it doesn't have a Chevy engine in it that it's impossible to drive. I wonder how my car gets around all the time?? Must be some kinda miracle.
     
  24. drptop70ss
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    drptop70ss
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    from NY

    must be..I am putting an LS1 T56 into my 68 firebird next :)
    I have nothing against any make of engine, in fact originally I was going to put a 1970 olds 455 TH400 into the 65, but after owning many newer cars wanted to try fuel injection and the 6 speed, and I love it. I wont debate engine swaps, everyone likes different stuff.
     
  25. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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    Anderson
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    On topic, here's Eryk's '67.
    [​IMG]
     
  26. zach from ny
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
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    zach from ny
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    from New York.

    Holy christ, Anderson, that car is so sick. Hahaha. I love it. I'm going to look at this car tomorrow. Guy wants $1300 for it and so far the only thing wrong with it is that the windshield leaks a drip in a spot....which drives me NUTS, but I will check that and the floor underneath the "drip" out very well. I drive around 60 miles a day, but it is 99% highway, so I don't think I'd be too bad. Oh, and it'll stay Olds powered no matter what if I get it.
     
  27. Eryk
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    Eryk
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    Haha. That's a bad thing?

    Thanks guys. Glad you dig my Cutlass.;)
     
  28. Boldsmobile
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
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    Boldsmobile
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    from W.Mass

    I have 5 currently. The one below will be getting a straight axle. Just swapped in a bench seat. Will convert from auto to 4 speed. Likely staying small block but adding dual quads, fenderwell headers probably some old school custom ladders bars.

    Sorry i havent taken any pics since i picked it up.
    [​IMG]
     
  29. Red71
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
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    Red71
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    from Illi-noise

    Boldsmobile ,..stalker.....:) j/k what you been up to.
    any progress on yours?
     

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