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Old 09-22-2005, 10:59 PM
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1970 Cutlass drag car???

455 engine. auto trans. 2 dr. What do you think of them? would this be a fast strip car? dumping as little as possable into it, do all the work myself? A 3700 lb car though. 390hp at the gnein

The reason i say dumping as little as possable, is to get ideas as to what are the basic cost in regards to hp gained.

I calculated for a 68 thunderbird 360 hp at the engine to put 400whp would cost be 3-4 thousand in parts alone!
Does not include gears and other non HP items.

oh ya. NOS does not count for this example.

Post some cutlass pics for fun!

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Old 09-23-2005, 05:01 AM
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A 1970 Cutlass with a 455 is an awesome drag car! Ever hear of a guy named Joe Mondello? Look him up on Google. Back in the 70's 455 Cutlasses were one of the top cars in the Stock classes in NHRA. It's basically a Chevelle so all the suspension goodies for a Chevelle will fit it, they have room for decent tires, weight transfer is excellent and squeezing 390 plus HP and 500 FtLbs of TQ out of a basically stock 1970 455 is nothing.

Do a Google search for NHRA Super Stock Oldsmobile, Chescrown Olds, The Smothers Brothers (Yeah, the comedians! They were big into drag racing Oldsmobiles. ) and Joe Mondello and see what comes up.
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Old 09-23-2005, 02:43 PM
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When the Mrs. and me were coming back from the Ohio gathering, we passed a pair of Olds drag cars on open trailers. They looked super fast and downright mean to race against, even chained down at dusk. They looked like they were headed to Minnesota after going north out of Madison. I couldn't remember the names on the cars, but they had the same last name.


In a while, Chet.
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:53 AM
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Go Olds! They make lot's o' torque!!!! Just don't buy any parts from Mondello, he'll screw you over!!! There are lots of Olds boards out there with guys that will help guide you along the way.
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lot a good Olds info here

things at Mondello have changed, they were top notch but Not Any More.

http://www.realoldspower.com/
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things at Mondello have changed, they were top notch but Not Any More.

http://www.realoldspower.com/

Bummer, sorry to hear that. They used to be THE place for Oldsmobiles..... I guess nothing lasts forever.
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