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THE oldsmobile rocket 303 324 371 394 post to end all other posts, (lasalle related )

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RocketDaemon, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    from NJ

    Does anyone know a source to buy a Hydro tranny to put behind my '56 324 ? Fatsco in NJ ?
     
  2. GOATROPER02
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    from OHIO

    I have trans options as well as stock and speed parts for all early rockets

    Tony
     
  3. joewit
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
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    from Delaware

    Does anyone have pics of a 2x4 setup on a car with a hydro trans. I want to see how the trans linkage is hooked in and not innerfering with anything else.
     
  4. joewit
    Joined: Oct 29, 2006
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    from Delaware

    Figured I'd showoff my parts too.
    Offy 2x4 with I think '53 rochester 4gc's and
    Gotha adjustable rockers
    I also have a isky cam and mallory dual point dist. Does anyone know of a simple way to find the specs of a isky cam?

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  5. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    Concerning Iskenderian camshaft specs---give me the numbers on the end of the cam and I'll see what I can do.
     
  6. joewit
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    the numbers are worn but if I had to say it looks like 5A 12. Thanks
     
  7. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    I have been saving this one for a looong time,... I have to get a rubber trans mount so I can finalize the brackets.
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  8. Hi Guys,just joined.I am building a 32 Ford Roadster,with a 1957 Olds 371 Motor.On the back of the block there are casting numbers that read.
    342 CFD,cast No 568929,engine No A083170.What does this all mean.

    I pulled the motor apart and the mains are 30 thou up and are still a little scored.I see that Kanter make engine rebuild kits that are 30 ,40 and 60 thou up.Can I still grind the crank down.Or can anyone point me in the right direction to get another machinable crank ,or even a NEW crank.What do you think.
     
  9. racerjohnson
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    from Fargo, ND

    Tony, I think you should go to the intro section and introduce yourself.
     
  10. Couldn't find the intro section.Where is it.

    Is a 394 Crank the same as a 371.I'm trying to find new engine rebuild parts for my 371,Rocket engine.To be shipped out to Australia from Stanton,LA ,in the 3 weeks time.Any help with the right parts and suppliers here would be great.
    Thanks Tony.
     
  11. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Speak to Tony @ Ross Racing, He started this thread and won't let you down, He has helped me bundles.

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  12. langy
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    INTRO setion here http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=18

     
  13. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    I need to know what year engine is,and I can supply anything you possibly need

    Also what part of Australia as I have freinds there also and combine shipping when possible

    Tony
     
  14. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Ive only added to this thread but I have others Ive taken up space with:D
    Thanks ,Glad to help
    Tony



     
  15. Hi Tony,
    on the back of the block it has on top of the bell housing.Cast into the block,,342 in a circle a star,CFD, Engine No Ao83170,it was in a 1957 Olds Rocket 88 4 Door Holiday Sedan.
    Wow that is a mouth full.
    I am needing a good sized Crank,mine is 30 thou up and still has scores in it.Full engine rebuild kit,pistons rings,bearings,cam,New internal Oil pump,Full gasket kit etc.
    My engine is in the Hot Tank as we speak so I will get the measurments of the bores to you ASAP.

    Is Ohio near Stanton,LA,California,that is where the container is leaving in 3 weeks.Could you email me individual price listing of parts required.
    I would need all these parts delivered to Stanton using internal freight in the next few weeks ready to be shipped off to Australia.
    Is a 371 Crank the same as a 394?
    Tony Carter.
     
  16. I found a 394 Crank for sale.In the USA.Is it the same as a 371 Crank?I'm told it will fit in the same.
    Then what is the difference of a 371 to a 394?
     
  17. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    GOATROPER02
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    from OHIO

    The Main Journals are a different size,and front length can be different

    Tony
     
  18. GOATROPER02
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    from OHIO

    TC did you get my Pm about having a crank for your engine?

    Tony
     
  19. Hi Tony Lombardi,
    No all you said was you were back in the shop.

    I live in Maryborough ,Queensland,about 3 hours north of Brisbane,near Bunderburg.Yes where they make Bunderburg Rum.Just near the Great Barrier Reef.

    The bores are already oversized and scored so I have been advised to sleeve the block back to standard.At least it is all brand new then.

    The only unknown is this 371 Crank,I can buy all the other bits no worries from Egge,Kanter,Fusick,etc.
    What size is the 371 Crank,can you supply it machined with bearings ready to bolt in.And at what price in AUD.

    Also can you get different cams for the 371.

    The heads are mint,they have been crack tested are are in great shape.They just need new Exhaust valves and seats.The J2 Manifold is also in Mint Condition,Olds Cast Iron one.Just missing all the carbies and progressive linkage.

    I'm looking at some Rochester 2G carbies on Ebay at the moment.I want something that is all rebuilt,bead blasted ,with a rebuild kit,NEW GASKETS READY TO BOLT ON AND DRIVE OFF.

    Tony Carter.
     
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  20. ocfab
    Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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    Has anyone used a J2 trypower intake on a 324? Can you milli down the heat crossover and weld a plate to cover the hole to clear the valley pan
     
  21. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    you would also need to try to get the ports to match up

    but not sure why you'd want to go through all that
    they are heavy,
    and aluminum versions that actually fit are readily available
     
  22. Paul
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    and just for the record this thread was started by RocketDaemon
     
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  23. Large_911
    Joined: May 30, 2008
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    I have heard somewhere before (possibly here) that early Hemi intakes could be adapted to early Rockets (not sure which ones); has anyone ever heard this before?
     
  24. TrailorPark
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
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    TrailorPark
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    from Wahiawa HI

    Hey Bro, this is one of the best post I have ever come across. I have a 58 Olds and have been scratching my head on where to look for anything related to the engine or trans. Thank you for your effort and time to put all this together.:D
     
  25. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    'starting to piece together another blower motor,
    here's an early mockup picture of it sitting on a late 394 in the A Coupe
    but the plan is to put it on a 371 in the A Roadster
    that is if I can ever get out there and actually make some progress :rolleyes:

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  26. badsco
    Joined: Jun 11, 2009
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    I recently purchased a '61 394 Olds motor to put in my '47 Olds. Deadly opposed to a SBC swap, I stumbled onto it in the local classifieds. Been researching them since, and figured I was at the point to ask some questions
    The motor is a 2bbl so assume it is the lower compression version. With the deal I got a set of starfire heads. Just wondering if it would be worth it to swap heads or not and if I'd see any improvement or what the difference is between them. I would upgrade to a 4BBL intake at the same time and probably a cam if I go that route.
    Also, for all the links and web sites I've followed and found, I cant say that anyone actually stocks cams for the 394 - am I missing something here?
    Thanks in advance
     
  27. 3x2rocket
    Joined: May 1, 2007
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    you can still get all the internal engine parts, Egge, Kanter's, and falcon just to start with.

    If you want a performance cam pm Goatroper02, you'll see posts from from him above in this thread.
     
  28. D.SCOTT
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
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    so anyone know the difference between starter crossovers? they are not all the same, and some are not labeled or numbered as to what they will fit. i would love to see a list of makes and applications. i challenge you!
     
  29. badsco
    Joined: Jun 11, 2009
    Posts: 104

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    Thanks, I checked them out and did PM Goatroper02, going to give him a call

    Anyone know the difference if any with the Starfire heads?

     
  30. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Paul-did you fab up those motor mounts?:). Looks like my work.
     

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