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Old 10-28-2012, 09:43 AM
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For those who don't remember, Oldsmobile heavily sponsored drag racers in the late 1980s. There were MANY Olds-bodied Super Stocker Cutlass Calais and Ciera cars with F.J. Smith RWD conversions using "corporate" motors. Olds designed the Rocket Block to fix many stock SBC shortcomings (as they did with the BBC in the DRCE motors). The "rocket block" nomenclature comes from the fact that there was an Olds rocket logo cast into the side of the block. It was never used for Pro Stock because the Pro Stock engines were 500 cu in by then, thus the use of the DRCE in that class.
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