Originally Posted by hcompton
Rocket 88 (very cool and popular build back in the day)
That's a car, not an engine. You either mean the 303, 324, 371 or 394. These were all available in 88's and as we all know, every Olds engine is a "Rocket". The most well known would probably be the 371 J2 "Golden Rocket" with three two-barrel carbs. That's what I would picture in a hotrod at least, though I'm not silly enough to draw conclusions about what was used at that time without living during it.
that's the engine you're referring to, it wasn't produced until the late 50's and was more than likely seen on 60's rods as well.
Either way, I love Olds V8's and I have to say that I'd rather see a Hemi in an old Ford than any wedge-headed motor. The only motors that could look as cool as a Hemi in a rod would maybe be a 348/409 and would certainly never be a plain-jane SBC.