In theory, passengers could enjoy fresh air even when the car was moving slowly or stopped, as in heavy traffic. Jetstar I's shared the body style with the along with its more powerful 345 hp 257 kW 394-cubic-inch Rocket V8 engine, but with less standard equipment and a lower price tag. Unsourced material may be challenged and. This was much flatter than the 23° of the and 20° of the wedge heads. Comfortron permitted the driver to automatically set a year-round temperature at a constant level. Maybe I'm lucky with the other ones. American Cars, 1946-1959 Every Model Every Year.
Towards the end of World War I, the chief researcher at General Motors was Charles Kettering. A new antenna impregnated into the windshield was introduced this year that replaced the previous fender-mounted unit and was included as standard equipment on all cars equipped with a factory radio. On a quick visual the '56 distributor cap is held in place by screws the '55 not. Will post up more pics in the next days. This is probably the way to get the most heat into the block assembly there is. Six-window sedans continued to be offered in the line.
A new choice of alloy wheels was an option. This very open and flat chamber was fuel efficient and had lower than average emissions output. This engine was only available in the Oldsmobile Starfire and a performance economy model called the Jetstar I. Runs and drives like a dream. Everywhere you look on this car, it has been done right! The Buick version of the 215 V8 went on to become the well known , which still remains in limited production, utilizing the Buick-style pistons, heads, and valve train gear. Excellent visors and windshield header Here is the 324 Cubic inch Rocket V-8, with every detail as it should be. This article needs additional citations for.
For 1973, wider and lower split waterfall grilles flanked a new federally mandated 5 mph 8. Also, the fellow that I bought the engine from told me it was a 55 Rocket and it is a Rocket. It shared the same compression ratio of the Toronado Rocket at 10. Produced in Wentzville, Missouri, and both Flint and Lake Orion, Michigan, the Oldsmobile Eighty Eight was a representation of an image. Wheelbases were increased by one-inch to 124 inches 3. In 1968 the Delmont 88 received a larger 350 cubic-inch V8 engine that became standard equipment. The Oldsmobile engine was very similar to the Buick engine, but not identical: it had larger wedge with flat-topped rather than domed pistons, six bolts rather than five per cylinder, and slightly larger intake valves; the valves were actuated by shaft-mounted rocker arms like the Buick and Pontiac versions, but the shafts and rockers were unique to Oldsmobile.
The car was 202 inches long and 75. The 324 cubic-inch Rocket V8 boasted 8. I have found that if you put penetrating oil in the cylinders and heat the block it gets in better. Taking a look on top of the steering wheel one will notice the transmission selector. The 303 was produced from 1949-1953.
It was the last year for the 403 as federal fuel-economy mandates spelled the end of larger engines in order to meet those requirements. The new car slotted in right between those two by being longer than the Chevy and just shorter than the Pontiac. I'll keep you guys informed. The 4 barrel versions had a larger diameter harmonic damper, the 2 barrel only a balancer hub without the rubberized outer ring. It really is a beautiful car and would be amazing to have if you want something to drive to car shows and in parades! Making the problem worse was the fact that Oldsmobile eventually strayed away from the original idea of the car.
On the last pic the engine is sitting in my shop. Smooth project by the way. For the first time since 1959, the dual headlights were split apart by parking lights. He gave me a green light to try it but gave the advice to avoid direct contact between the charcoal and the block. It was no longer available in cars in 1961.
This particular 88 is a highly original survivor that has covered just 41k miles. As Oldsmobile set its sights on more luxury and performance, full-sized wagons weren't in the mix. Initially the paint was red, except for metallic blue in the Toronado applications; 1970-1976 versions were metallic blue at first, then nonmetallic blue. Standard on the Delta 88 Custom and Royale models and optional on the base series was a low compression two-barrel version of the 455 cubic-inch Rocket V8 rated at 310 hp 231 kW designed to use regular fuel. I have one better pic of the Rockers. The 202 horsepower engine is a lightweight overhead valve, high compression Rocket V8.
The Turbo-Rocket V8 was offered exclusively on the , a special version of the Cutlass compact hardtop coupe, which is noteworthy as it one of the world's first in fact the second turbocharged passenger car ever offered for public sale. I will try to rescue as much as I can from this engine. Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. The 1955 models were heavily with new grillework, taillights and body-side chrome. This contract cancellation option requirement does not apply to the sale of a motorcycle or an off-highway motor vehicle subject to identification under California law.
Find sources: — · · · · December 2018 Oldsmobile V8 Overview division of Also called Rocket V8 Production 1949—1990 Layout 90° material Cast iron material Cast iron Combustion Fuel type Water-cooled Chronology Predecessor The Oldsmobile V8, also referred to as the Rocket, is series of engines that was produced by beginning in 1949. New that year was the introduction of price leader for the full-sized Oldsmobile series, the Jetstar 88, which used the same full-size body as other 88 models but also shared key components with that year's redesigned. The Oldsmobile Super 88 model was a more luxurious version of the 88 model that first came out in 1951. A little penetrant before and after, and the pistons came right out. The 394 replaced the 371 in Super 88 and 98 cars for 1959 and 1960 and a detuned version was used in the 88 for 1961 and the Dynamic 88 for 1962-1964.