Category: Blog

21 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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1904 OLDSMOBILE Model T

The dependable little seven-horsepower one-cylinder tiller-steered Curved Dash Olds priced at $650 was the best-selling car in America.  The factory has just reopened following a 1901 fire that destroyed just about everything except the prototype for that car.  Enjoying that success, Ransom Eli Olds did not feel the urgent need to work on future developments, […]

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21 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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R.E. OLDS MUSEUM

A part or our Oldsmobile heritage is The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing , MI.  This is the only museum dedicated exclusively to Oldsmobile, R.E. Olds and his legacy.  We’ve lost the Oldsmobile brand.  Let’s not lose this important part of Oldsmobile history.

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15 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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OLDSMOBILE MARKET VALUES

The new King of the proverbial  “Oldsmobile Hill ‘  is a beautiful restored 1912 Oldsmobile Limited.  It was sold at RM Auction for $3.3 million dollars in 2012.  The Oldsmobile Limited is a extremely high-end luxury car that featured a huge 140′ wheelbase and a 60 HP 707 CID 6-cylinder engine.  There were only 140 […]

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15 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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OLDSMOBILE ROCKET V-8

The mighty Oldsmobile Rocket V-8 engine was the first modern OHV V-8 engine in the popular price field.  In 1949, the only other OHV V-8 engine was the 331 cubic inch Cadillac that was introduced at the same time.  Some say that when Olds took that Rocket V-8 out of the ’98 and put it […]

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09 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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THE END OF OLDSMOBILE

Oldsmobile, the oldest American automaker to reach the modern era, died on April 29, 2004, after a long illness complicated by faulty prescriptions and parental neglect.  It was 107. The eldest child of General Motors Corporation — indeed, it was born 11 years before its adoptive parent — Olds built its reputation with comfortable, stylish, […]

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09 Apr
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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CERAMIC COATING vs POWDER COATING

Ceramic Coating vs. Powder Coating Powder coating is an electrostatically applied paint process that is then baked @ 160o C to 210o C giving a surface that will not crack, chip or peel like conventional paint. Powder coating is commonly used on frames, wheels, parts & some intake manifolds. Ceramic coating is a process where […]

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13 Nov
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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CLASSIC OLDSMOBILE 442 GM Licensed Restoration Parts

Air Cleaners  –  both 350 and 455 available complete OAI kits Fan Belts Exhaust Manifolds  –  Complete Kits  (gaskets, flanges, shroud, riser assembly) Hood  –  Ram Air Oil Pans  –  A, B, C body (1965 ~ 1976) – (400, 425, 455 cu in) Radiator Top Plates (1969 ~ 1972 four row) Shifter Balls / Knobs  […]

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05 Oct
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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CLASSIC OLDSMOBILE 442 WAGON

This may just turn out to be the ideal tow car. Oldsmobile took the Cutlass wagon with accessories like Turbo Hydro-Matic, limited slip differential, disc front brakes, tilt steering wheel, AM FM Stereo, etc. and then added the 442 suspension items (stiffer springs and shocks and a rear anti-roll bar), styled 14 x 7 wheels […]

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03 Oct
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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CLASSIC OLDSMOBILE Hurst/Olds

Following the success of Hurst components in Oldsmobile’s 442 models, Oldsmobile, in collaboration with Hurst Performance of Warminster, Pennsylvania, produced special-edition performance versions of the 442 or Cutlass Supreme, the Hurst/Olds. 1968 The first Hurst/Olds was the 1968 Hurst/Olds. It shared its body with the regular Oldsmobile Cutlass and 442, but had a unique Peruvian […]

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28 Sep
  • By: Lisa Thornton
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CLASSIC OLDSMOBILE W-31 Option

The W-31, is a cold-air kit on a high-performance 350-cid V-8, installed in an F-85 Cutlass, clamped over a 442 suspension.  The W-31 is quite a car. The engine gets the full treatment. Higher compression, new cylinder heads with big valves, streamlined exhaust manifolds, a big four-barrel carburetor fed by scoops under the bumpers, and […]

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