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Old 01-22-2004, 11:10 PM
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Oldsmobile Performance Parts

Hey guys and gals. New to the forum, so take it easy on me.

After 10 years of being out of building engines, I'm back in it one more time for my son. I have a '71 Olds Cutlass lined up to restore and I'm needing some advice.

Where, on the internet, are the best sources for Oldsmobile performance parts? Specifically, Oldsmobile 350 heads? I noticed Edelbrock now has some out that are for the big block Olds, and they can fit on a small block with the Edelbrock Performer Intake...but I'm wondering if anyone else has went out of the way and started selling aftermarket heads just for the small block.

Other performance websites would be helpful for other parts to consider, but the heads are at the top of the list right now.

Does anyone know?

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Old 01-22-2004, 11:17 PM
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I dunno if it`ll be any help to ya, but the man for Oldsomo performance is Joe Mondello.
http://www.mondellotwister.com/
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Oh, yes. I know Mondello. I believe he helped engineer the Edelbrock heads that are being sold now. They are advertised as big block Olds heads. Thanks anyway, but that's a dead end for me.

Any other ideas?
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:47 AM
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Have you tried Summit racing? PAW is another good source of after market parts.
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Those will work!

The BB Olds head will work on the 350 olds, all you need to have them milled down so the combustion chamber is smaller. Look around the Mondello site in the "articles" section. One of them has the info you are looking for. Good Luck



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Ok. Thanks guys. I guess I'll go with the Mondello heads.

As for Summit and PAW........yep, I used to get the PAW cat. and STILL get the Summit cat. after 10 YEARS of not buying parts from them. LOL

Gonna try for 400 horses and 400 ft.-lbs. of torque. The dyno program says it's pretty easy, so that's what I'll do.
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As far as I know Mondello is the guy to see but use caution. I had some difficulty getting the correct parts and had the impression that they were out to make a quick buck and didn't want to help later. Just make sure you ask any question before you buy.
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"As far as I know Mondello is the guy to see but use caution. I had some difficulty getting the correct parts and had the impression that they were out to make a quick buck and didn't want to help later. Just make sure you ask any question before you buy."

I do not have any experience with Mondello's, BUT on realoldspower.com there are a lot of people seemingly having all kinds of trouble with them. I've heard more bad stuff, than good stuff about them lately.
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You can always ask the question here, http://www.realoldspower.com/

or here, http://www.oldspower.com/
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Patience, grasshopper. Bulldog has street and race heads near production. The street heads will use existing manifolds. And Edlebrock just released a tall Victor intake.
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I told Lynn at Mondello I would have my day, this is it. If you have any questions about Mondello find the post at oldspower.com titled "has anyone heard of Mondello" Anyway I knew I would get my revenge but knowing someone else took care of it for me is just as good. It looks as though an alternative to Mondello is Dick Miller Racing, I haven't dealt with them but it can't be as bad as the alternative.
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Whoa.....I didn't know that Mondello had some unsatisfied customers out there.

And who/what is this "Bulldog"? Does he have a website? I might be interested when the heads come out.
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http://www.bulldogperformance.net/index.html
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Thanks a lot!
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