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    My 1971 Olds 442 W-30

    Well this section looks like it needed some help. So here's some of the pics I have of my car and a few details.







    ^Thats my Dad lol











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    Ok so heres some info on it. Me and my Dad restored it together over the past 5 years. The whole engine, engine bay, interior, trunk, and underneath was done by me and my Dad, the paint and body work was done by a local shop.

    The car started out as a cutlass s with a stock 455ci and turbo 400 trans. The car now has the W-30 replacement heads, W-30 intake, W-30 Q-jet, OAI system, W-30 suspension upgrade, Hurst Dual-Gate shifter, 12 bolt, with 3:42 posi rearend, W-30 gauge package, Mickey Thompson Valve covers-custom painted and polished by myself, adjustable upper control arms in the rear, lower control arms, and more I can't think of atm. EDIT: engine has a 521 lift cam, True 10.5/1 compression pistons, ported and polished heads, and roller rockers-built for decent power but overall driveability and reliability.

    Coming by 2012- Holley Double Pumper Carb, 4 speed manual conversion, tubular control arms.
    Last edited by David21; 03-22-2010 at 08:55 AM.

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    Sweet! It's been years nice I've seen them old wide intake olds motors.. Looking awesome man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Sweet! It's been years nice I've seen them old wide intake olds motors.. Looking awesome man.
    Thanks man, yea ha 455 is now a 461ci lol

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    Very nice! Thought it might be Rallye Red at first, but it looks more bronze -- what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    lovin that color
    Thanks , me too

    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Very nice! Thought it might be Rallye Red at first, but it looks more bronze -- what is it?
    It shifts in different lighting, It's Go-Man-G0, the orange that the first srt8 chargers had, except they used a dark primer, I used a light.

    The color only was used for 1 or 2 years.


    Believe it or not, what first made me to use a metallic orange was when I saw a sunset orange metallic T/A ws6 at the State Fair 4 or 5 years ago.

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    Nice! I like that color. I see you used the red plastic inner fenderwells too.

    1 thing though: I may be wrong but shouldn't the heater hose goes over the top of the alternator bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    1 thing though: I may be wrong but shouldn't the heater hose goes over the top of the alternator bracket?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Nice! I like that color. I see you used the red plastic inner fenderwells too.

    1 thing though: I may be wrong but shouldn't the heater hose goes over the top of the alternator bracket?
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    Yep, the w-30 stock fender wells.

    And yep, its the stock piece and notice how it is thicker right where it goes between the bracket and the alternator, thats how it works. Looks weird but thats how non-ac cars have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Yup, that's a looker
    Thanks again I wanted something that I didn't ever see, something that makes people go WHOO! Whats that?!?, and yep thats what it does.

    I can thanks GTA-Vice city for me wondering what car the Sabre Turbo was

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    Quote Originally Posted by David21 View Post
    Yep, the w-30 stock fender wells.

    And yep, its the stock piece and notice how it is thicker right where it goes between the bracket and the alternator, thats how it works. Looks weird but thats how non-ac cars have it.

    They say the memory is the first thing to go -- we have a non-AC '70 W-31 and I thought for sure the heater hose runs over top of the alternator bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David21 View Post
    Yep, the w-30 stock fender wells.

    And yep, its the stock piece and notice how it is thicker right where it goes between the bracket and the alternator, thats how it works. Looks weird but thats how non-ac cars have it.
    Well, if that's the case, then you might as well chrome the bracket

    I've never seen a hose run under the bracket before either

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    They say the memory is the first thing to go -- we have a non-AC '70 W-31 and I thought for sure the heater hose runs over top of the alternator bracket.
    Yea, I did alot of research before I did it, I made the car 99% stock -the color, headers, and exhaust oh and valve covers.

    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Well, if that's the case, then you might as well chrome the bracket

    I've never seen a hose run under the bracket before either
    ha no thanks, I hate chrome in an engine bay, I like the clean original look. the valve covers are painted blue and polished aluminum.

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    love the color
    Thanks

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    that is my FAVORITE classic muscle car...i have always loved the 442s

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    that is my FAVORITE classic muscle car...i have always loved the 442s
    Thanks man! Me too

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    Love that 442. Great color choice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2K1SOMWS6 View Post
    Love that 442. Great color choice!!
    Thanks! It was a tough decision.




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