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Old 06-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #15
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I was a teenager during the golden age of the 'muscle cars' and remember well going to Richmond Dragway (Richmond, VA) and watching the guys with Olds 442's beating the pants off any of the Chevy's, Fords, or Mopars. Guys would show up with juiced-up Cheveles, Camaros, Mustangs, Torinos and Super B's and the stock Olds 442's would outrun all of them.
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442 was 4speed 4barrel carb and 2door hard top if I remember right...lol...and get up and go..BUSHMAN never had one but wished for one a few times.and thanks for all the input great to remember them days...Hard to beleave that the Big 3 are in the shape they are but think about how many Cars have died a slow death over the years I drove past a place that made the Car called a Wills Saint Clair...any one out there know of that Car?That was no speed demon...lol...Well
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442 was 4speed 4barrel carb and 2door hard top if I remember right...lol...and get up and go..BUSHMAN never had one but wished for one a few times.and thanks for all the input great to remember them days...Hard to beleave that the Big 3 are in the shape they are but think about how many Cars have died a slow death over the years I drove past a place that made the Car called a Wills Saint Clair...any one out there know of that Car?That was no speed demon...lol...Well
Well I Made a BOBO 2 stands for duel exhust not 2 door hard top.sorry about the first run at that must be old age..got up early and it hit Me but at least know buddy seen it first...lol...Bushman
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For all you Oldsmobubble lovers out there check this out.YouTube - 1966 Olds 442 W30 MuscleCar Nationals Race & Show Fun
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Thanks for that great video. Too long ago to remember, but one of my fellow volunteer firefighters had one of those in gold....can't remember if he had 3 deuces or the stock 4 bbl but he regularly kicked butt in his class at the drag strip. He let me drive it once and it was big and very powerful.
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Thanks for that great video. Too long ago to remember, but one of my fellow volunteer firefighters had one of those in gold....can't remember if he had 3 deuces or the stock 4 bbl but he regularly kicked butt in his class at the drag strip. He let me drive it once and it was big and very powerful.
Those runs were on 8" street tires and full muffler exhaust, not bad huh......
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Dirk...those "cute little portholes" are actually "working portholes" ...and gosh.. just look what smiles this thread brought up once this "Blue Haired Driving Door Dinger" brought up driving at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ...(Ok..I know I am not responsible - but heck...we all did smile at where this thread took us! )
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This is not my car,(66 caddy)but I used to have this exact same car as the white one but blue in color.I used to drive it to work every day.One day as I was going to work I had to overtake someone I work with.When I got to work & met up with him again he was laughing & laughing,I asked him whats so funny? He says" as you were passing me I kept looking over towards you every few seconds & all I kept seeing was blue! I kept waiting for the end of your car, didn't seem like it was ever going to end! I miss that car.
I liked this part of the car.
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For all you Oldsmobubble lovers out there check this out.YouTube - 1966 Olds 442 W30 MuscleCar Nationals Race & Show Fun
I don't have to remember about the good old days. I've still got my 67 Olds Cutlass. Olds 455, Holley 780, Edelbrock intake, Hooker Headers, Built 700R trans (4sp auto), Chevy 12 bolt posi with 3.31 and Flowmaster Exhaust.

My parents purchased this Cutlass new in August of 1967. They gave me the car when I was training a Keelser AFB, Biloxi Mississippi in 1973.

This Cutlass started out as a 'Turnpike Cruiser'. Which meant it has as the 442 running gear, turbo 400, and 442 suspension (including boxed trailing arms). The only difference between this and a 442 was a 2bl carb, 'smaller' cam and smaller brakes (it has disk brakes now).




Still has the original interior.
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I had a '68 Olds Delta 88 with the 455 2bbl. I won a lot more $$ at the strip with it than I did with my '66 Nova (327 / 275) or my '69 Dart 340. It wasn't nearly as fast - but in those days it was all about bracket racing - and it would turn 17.3's all night long.

I never outgrew the muscle car era - despite my years of sports cars and road racing. As evidenced by my current boulevard cruiser:

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