Hurst Oldsmobile 442 recreation from a loaded Holiday Coupe. This car has solid floors, solid trunk, rockers and a fresh paint job. The 455 was a clean virgin block when bored .030 over and a Howard performance cam was installed. New spark plugs and wires, HEI distributor, 8 quart oil pan, rebuilt carb, resealed and new filter in transmission. New carpet, heater core, radiator hoses, front shocks (air shocks on back - original?) New tires, chrome rings and too many smaller items to list. The car has newer cloth (comfortable) seats, power windows (all work), air conditioning (not working), Power Steering, Power Brakes, Disc Brakes up front, remote mirror, map light, trunk and under hood light "Tic Toc Tach". I have driven this car < 200 miles and have over $26k invested not including the hundreds of hours of labor, I have a low reserve because this is one of two that must go soon because my C8 is arriving the end of summer and I need to make room in the man cave and generate some $$. This car is not perfect but it is a great looking, running, driving , fun car that is sure to grab attention wherever you drive her.
I drove the car into town to get the front end aligned. It was 100 degrees in Denver today so I took her on a short trip into town after the alignment to check her out. The hottest temp recorded on the gauge read 197F even setting in traffic momentarily. The car runs sooo well and rides comfortably with the cloth seats (although working air would have been nice). It brakes well, accelerates well although I did not attempt to push her with only 200 miles on a fresh engine. It stops straight with no pull and glides down the freeway at 75 with no effort. I did notice some window rattle when I hit bumps so it needs the rubber liners replaced in the window track.
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