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Today 11:44 AM
496CHEVY3100 Is this too much of a hint,
Today 11:23 AM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Pretty rare option? Not many cars made equipped with it?
Today 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
Something about better stopping power?
Today 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yes it's an option, a GM option.

Something about better stopping power?
Today 09:36 AM
MARTINSR Yes it's an option, a GM option.

Today 09:18 AM
boothboy Art Arfon's first used a J56 P&W engine in one of his Green Monsters and I think Breedlove did also. Both switched to larger engines.

Today 09:07 AM
496CHEVY3100 I know this is NOT what you were looking for ..just thought I would throw it out there ,this is what I was referring to above ,,Finally found it,

If you wanted extra power for your family station wagon you could also order the J-2 carburetor option. The Rocket engines gave Olds station wagons a unique aura. Total 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon production was 8,981 units.

Oldsmobile’s J-2 Option

For 1957 Oldsmobile offered the J-2 option which was three two-barrel carburetors for the 371 cubic inch V-8 which was standard for both models. This engine was also called the Rocket 88. In a large way the J-2 option made the 1957 Oldsmobile a muscle car as well as a luxury car. The J-2 option was also referred to as the Tri-Power package. Surprisingly, Oldsmobile charged only $83 for the J-2 option. There was

if I remember right Bur Renolds drove a Black and Gold J2 in a Movie ,don't remember the name .something about a rodeo mabe.
Today 07:44 AM
deadbodyman A uv boot ring tightener ? some kind of ratchiting strap tightener ,squeeze the levers and tighten the strap?
Yesterday 02:34 PM
MARTINSR You guys are all off, we are talking car stuff here.
If you guys were real hot rod fans you would know.

Yesterday 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Don't google it damn it.

Tell me what J56 means to you.
Jet engine, big brother to the J34 Westinghouse
Yesterday 08:11 AM
496CHEVY3100 For an extra kick in the pants, you could order the J2 option (code W). J2 had been around as a performance option since the early '50s, but for 1957 and '58, J2 ran three two-barrel carburetors. Historically, Oldsmobile's J2 beat Pontiac's Tri-Power to market by a matter of weeks. Olds had been developing 3x2-bbl carburetion for a couple of years under Pete Estes, an engine-development engineer and assistant chief engineer at Olds before he became chief engineer

I had the wrong J code
Yesterday 08:06 AM
boothboy J56
J56 Prate and Whitney
Zoom Zoom!
Yesterday 05:50 AM
496CHEVY3100 After I guessed I looked it up , was I wrong ,
Yesterday 05:43 AM
496CHEVY3100 There were GM performance options for Olds ,that had J codes like Chevy had Z codes ,I am going to guess Tri Power since that was a popular option for early olds,
Yesterday 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Don't google it damn it.

Tell me what J56 means to you.


At first I thought I knew what it might be, but I looked it up online to be sure and found myself wrong again. Since I know the answer I'll let others try to guess before I say anything.
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