Hello From Harrisburg

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Kratos
Newbie
#1

Hi Everyone. My name is Jeff and I am back into the Oldsmobile game. My first car that i ever bought was a 1974 Cutlass Salon and I kind of fell in love with the car and the brand. i recently picked up a beaten and tired G body 442, so that has prompted me to sign up here. My daily driver is a 1996 GMC Sonoma that I have swapped over the front end from an Olds Bravada. The 442 is in need of help and I might just make it a drag strip car. The Original engine is long gone and has been replaced with a Small Block Chevy ( Breaks my heart!)

Kratos
Beginner
#2

Hi Everyone. My name is Jeff and I am back into the Oldsmobile game. My first car that i ever bought was a 1974 Cutlass Salon and I kind of fell in love with the car and the brand. i recently picked up a beaten and tired G body 442, so that has prompted me to sign up here. My daily driver is a 1996 GMC Sonoma that I have swapped over the front end from an Olds Bravada. The 442 is in need of help and I might just make it a drag strip car. The Original engine is long gone and has been replaced with a Small Block Chevy ( Breaks my heart!)

Kratos
Beginner
#3

Hi Everyone. My name is Jeff and I am back into the Oldsmobile game. My first car that i ever bought was a 1974 Cutlass Salon and I kind of fell in love with the car and the brand. i recently picked up a beaten and tired G body 442, so that has prompted me to sign up here. My daily driver is a 1996 GMC Sonoma that I have swapped over the front end from an Olds Bravada. The 442 is in need of help and I might just make it a drag strip car. The Original engine is long gone and has been replaced with a Small Block Chevy ( Breaks my heart!)

Joffroi
Administrator
#4

Welcome to the site! What year is the 442?

Kratos
Newbie
#5
Joffroi wrote:

Welcome to the site! What year is the 442?

I am sorry I forgot to state that it is a 1985. White with blue interior

Kratos
Beginner
#6
Joffroi wrote:

Welcome to the site! What year is the 442?

I am sorry I forgot to state that it is a 1985. White with blue interior

Kratos
Beginner
#7
Joffroi wrote:

Welcome to the site! What year is the 442?

I am sorry I forgot to state that it is a 1985. White with blue interior

Kratos
Newbie
#8

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My Branoma

Kratos
Beginner
#9

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My Branoma

Kratos
Beginner
#10

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My Branoma

Joffroi
Administrator
#11

Wow, thats a conversion you don't really see often. They didn't make many white 85 442s. Cool cars.

Kratos
Newbie
#12

Looking at getting back in a little deeper. i have been racing the 85 442 for about three seasons now and here is a recap. PO put in a SBC350. I fixed the coil and distributor cap, fixed the (Zip Tied) Shift cable, put in a fresh battery and fuel and started driving. 3.73 open rear (8.5") on a 28" tall street tire netted a best of 10.49, 1/8th mile. I got to work, swapped in a 3.73 7.5" rear with a mini spool, 10.5 x 28" Dragradials,had the carburetor ( edelbrock 600) rebuilt and updated the ignition, air cleaner and spark plugs and went racing again. got it to run 10 flat in the 1/8 and 16.20 in the quarter. Found a broken throttle valve cable, replaced it , set it up and went back to the track. Shave 1.5 Seconds off! great to have it shift when it's supposed to!Best so far is 8.91 1/8th and 14.39 in the 1/4.

Today, however, i went and looked at a 1964 Dynamic 88 and I am practically in love! i have been looking for a mid 60's GM Full size and this is going to be the winner! I should have it in my possession in about a week.. Kratos Out!

Kratos
Beginner
#13

Looking at getting back in a little deeper. i have been racing the 85 442 for about three seasons now and here is a recap. PO put in a SBC350. I fixed the coil and distributor cap, fixed the (Zip Tied) Shift cable, put in a fresh battery and fuel and started driving. 3.73 open rear (8.5") on a 28" tall street tire netted a best of 10.49, 1/8th mile. I got to work, swapped in a 3.73 7.5" rear with a mini spool, 10.5 x 28" Dragradials,had the carburetor ( edelbrock 600) rebuilt and updated the ignition, air cleaner and spark plugs and went racing again. got it to run 10 flat in the 1/8 and 16.20 in the quarter. Found a broken throttle valve cable, replaced it , set it up and went back to the track. Shave 1.5 Seconds off! great to have it shift when it's supposed to!Best so far is 8.91 1/8th and 14.39 in the 1/4.

Today, however, i went and looked at a 1964 Dynamic 88 and I am practically in love! i have been looking for a mid 60's GM Full size and this is going to be the winner! I should have it in my possession in about a week.. Kratos Out!

Kratos
Beginner
#14

Looking at getting back in a little deeper. i have been racing the 85 442 for about three seasons now and here is a recap. PO put in a SBC350. I fixed the coil and distributor cap, fixed the (Zip Tied) Shift cable, put in a fresh battery and fuel and started driving. 3.73 open rear (8.5") on a 28" tall street tire netted a best of 10.49, 1/8th mile. I got to work, swapped in a 3.73 7.5" rear with a mini spool, 10.5 x 28" Dragradials,had the carburetor ( edelbrock 600) rebuilt and updated the ignition, air cleaner and spark plugs and went racing again. got it to run 10 flat in the 1/8 and 16.20 in the quarter. Found a broken throttle valve cable, replaced it , set it up and went back to the track. Shave 1.5 Seconds off! great to have it shift when it's supposed to!Best so far is 8.91 1/8th and 14.39 in the 1/4.

Today, however, i went and looked at a 1964 Dynamic 88 and I am practically in love! i have been looking for a mid 60's GM Full size and this is going to be the winner! I should have it in my possession in about a week.. Kratos Out!

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