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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 79shovelhead, Feb 15, 2011.
lets see some pics of rods with olds rockets in them!
Not exactly what you are looking for but there are quite a few on this thread.
I'd like to see just olds powered rods myself.
nice thread thanks porknbeaner
How did you miss it? Lots of really nice looking iron in ther that's a fact.
Now how's about some olds powered rods, just complete or nearly complete cars and or trucks. I could use a boost today.
Here's a local guy's 303 Olds powered tub. It's owned by Gary Buehler of Pultneyville, NY, east of Rochester. These pics are from the 2008 Syracuse Nationals where the tub made the Top 10. Just as I was asking him for some details, he sent out a copy from the latest Hemmings featuring the car.
The '32 sedan parked next to Gary's Speed Queen is his other car, the Silver Streak (since sold to one lucky new owner)
Engine Specs are in the Hemmings article below. Not mentioned in the story is the aphrodisiac effect of the Olds' exhaust note. Those are straight pipes.
The Speed Queen badge is from an old washing machine. Gary's is one of 3 Speed Queens in the Rochester area, the others being a chopped/channelled Essex pickup and a belly-tank lakester that ran over 200.
Gary's Speed Queen almost met its end a couple seasons ago when it was creamed from behind by a speeding Honda car. Lee Osborne, who did the bodywork originally, brought it back to perfection. This is a Speed Queen, not a trailer queen. He puts miles on it.
Here's the Hemmings Article:
'40 coupe, casual build, no hurry,replicating a high school hot rod I built in 1961 in Dallas,TX.
Work in progress, 324 Olds bored to 4", Schneider cam
Gotha rockers, #10 heads, 3 Rochester 2g's,on Offy
manifold, Old Mallory distributor.
Currently '51 Ford 3 speed with '67 Firebird Posi,
3 speed '51 Olds Selector trans. moving into orbit.
Disc front brakes, dual master cyl below floor,Ford ped's,
Aluminum flywheel, Hays clutch.
Will not have A/C or power assisted pussy parts.
Will not have a "tranny" or a "dizzy"
heres mine 49 in 27 roadster Gary
is that manual olds trans
1930 Model A 1956 Olds 324
Still looking for a few parts and then this '56 324 is going in.........
my 30 Hudson. Still looking for a bellhousing and a v8 T5 tranny.
I'm an Olds Rocket junkie! I'd like to see some more pics too! Come on guys!
My project isn't too pretty yet. It's a '54 Olds 88 Holiday. I was delighted when I discovered it had a 394 under the hood!
Also pretty happy about the condition of the dash...the car is getting a new floor this month. Unfortunately, it sat in a field up here in the NW, so it needs plenty of help with rust on the bottom of the body.
By the way, can anyone tell me anything about that steering wheel? I don't recall seeing a lot of them with 4 holes in them (always see them with 3 holes).
Heres mine, 1959 394ci
Hey Shovel, This one is right in your back yard ....... I'd put a stock steering wheel back on it...
I saw this real tasty Olds - motored '32 at the Detroit Autorama yesterday.
It is Tasty,I tasted a lot of cast iron polishing that Olds block before paint
Not my car,Just my work on a full drivetrain build for a great customer who turned me loose on it.
My favorite car of the show! I spent twenty minutes lookin it over and over.
Nice work, as usual, Tony.
Heres mine, 56 324 with a 5 speed.
what size rear tires you runnin?
890 x 15 Firestones
nice pipes......what ya gonna put it in
not sure on tires yet dont know if im runnin olds rear or ford
gonzo roadster looks great model a on a deuce looks so slick love the wide 5s too
I told the owner, (I assumed it was) it was nice that he used a real Lincoln instead of putting Linc covers on a SBC, and he said, "Look again." That was a true 'holy shit' moment. Did you do the valve cover work, too? He explained how it was done, and it sure wasn't easy. Congrats on having the best engine in the whole show.
Any chance you can give us some details on what you used to adapt the 5sp?
I used the Bendstens adapter kit which got the job done after I re-engineered the whole thing. I'm still using that set up for now but I have never really been happy with it. So now I collected most of the stuff to redo the job with vintage speed parts and as soon as I get a couple more odds and ends together I will probably take it out and replace it. As for the transmission its really nice to have that overdrive, car cruises at 80 no problem.
Only my opinion but i would prefer to see it wearing Olds covers with pride.
I was thinking of using that very same adapter but a few guys have told be to stay away from it. I have never used one and know nothing about it. I would like to get the input from others that have put the t5 behind and olds and hear how they have done it. I have the original 324 bell housing and tranny and the only reason I don't want to use it is because there is no overdrive. Gas is already taking a big leap in price here and it is going to be the highest ever this summer so I want to drop my rpm's on the highway. Once you get around to changing it over please post the pics and info.
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