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This 442 is decorated with a L69 V-8 to the 4-4-2's engine bay. That's Lansing's factory-built Tri-Carb 400, the first triple-carb Oldsmobile since the J2 package disappeared nearly a decade before. A trio of two-barrel Rochester carbs, with mechanical (not vacuum) throttle linkages for faster secondary response, sat upon an iron intake manifold. The intake featured a pair of clever exhaust heat-riser block-offs, one on either side of the center carb. The owner could unscrew the block-offs and rotate them 90 degrees, changing from street to strip without disassembling the engine. Rated at 360 gross horsepower and a gut-tightening 440 pound-feet of torque, the L69 equaled the power of the Tri-Power 389 in Pontiac's best-selling '66 GTO, and trumped it on torque as well. Yet the 2,129 L69-powered Oldsmobiles were a fraction of the Tri-Powers Pontiac was able to shift. Moderation was alive and well at Oldsmobile--at least when it came to selling high-performance machinery.
1966 OLDSMOBILE 4-4-2 W-30
360 HORSEPOWER @ 5,000 RPM
440-LB.FT. TORQUE @ 3,600 RPM
1/4-MILE: 13.8 SECONDS @ 103 MPH*
Type: Oldsmobile tall-deck "second-generation" OHV V-8, cast-iron block and cylinder heads
Displacement: 400 cubic inches
Bore x stroke: 4.00 inches x 3.975 inches
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Horsepower @ RPM: 360 @ 5,000
Torque @ RPM: 440-lb.ft. @ 3,600
Valvetrain: Hydraulic valve lifters
Main bearings: Five
Fuel system: Three Rochester 2GC two-barrel carburetors, mechanical pump
Exhaust system: Dual with stainless-steel mufflers and resonators
TRANSMISSIONType: Close-ratio Muncie M21 aluminum-case four-speed auto
Ratios: 1st: 2.20:1
Reverse: 2.27:1 DIFFERENTIAL
Type: Oldsmobile Model P with Anti-Spin limited-slip differential and heavy-duty axles
Ratio: 4.11:1 STEERING
Type: Recirculating ball
Turns, lock-to-lock: Five
Turning circle: 41.0 feet BRAKES
Type: Hydraulic, four-wheel drum, manual
Front: 10.5-inch drum
Rear: 9.5-inch drum CHASSIS & BODY
Construction: Full perimeter frame
Body style: Two-door sedan
Layout: Front engine, rear-wheel drive SUSPENSION
Front: Independent, unequal length A-arms; coil springs; tubular shock absorbers; .937-inch anti-roll bar
Rear: Upper and lower control arms; coil springs; tubular shock absorbers; .875-inch anti-roll bar
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