1974 Olds Omega. Oldsmobile's competition to the Chevy Nova, But with an Olds engine & Transmission.
This was a 5 year project that started off as a restoration, but spun off into a resto/bracket type car after I abandoned the original engine for a older and stronger block and heads out of a 1967 442. This car has newer high quality base coat/clear coat paint in a custom Metallic Cinnamon based of the car's original non metallic Cinnamon color.
This car was in a storage unit for an unknow time when I found it. I pretty much replaced everything which includes new carpet, headliner, Alpine stereo, Summit racing buckets with covers, rear seat upholstery, total suspension with extra lift leaf set, air shocks, 15" Centerline Warrior wheels replaced the 14's, B.F. Goodrich tires all around, impressive sounding custom exhaust with Hooker headers, twin Mega Flows, pro installed 3:73 Eaton posi with a high capacity finned aluminum rear cover. Even has a brand new gas tank.
The base engine is a 1967 small block from a 442 (Did not have big blocks in '67 442s) that is a stronger block with a steel crank. The engine was machine shop built by a pro Olds builder that added special Mondello & Dick Miller internals. It has TRW 10.5:1 forged pistons on a steel crank. The iron heads were totally tricked out and were, milled ported & polished, heat risers were filled with molten zinc, has Harland Sharp roller rockers, Stainless valves, 3/8" push rods, extra high Mondello chrome valve covers for the high lift Lunati .540/.235 racing cam. Has a high volume oil pump & Milodon pan. Holley 670 Avenger carb on an Edelbrock high rise and electric fuel pump with extra thick K&N air filter with a high flow top. MSD 6A ignition box & distributor. Cooled with a new High capacity aluminum radiator and a 6-blade fan. I just turned over 3,000 miles on the new built engine. Just broke in nice. Tuned by a local professional racecar driver and hauls ass.
The Turbo 350 was professionally shop built for performance and has a no hesitation tire grabbing shift. It has a B&M Torque Master converter, a grill mount cooler and a Derale extra capacity oil pan with flow thru cooling tubes. Shifting is done with a cool Hurst Dual Gate shifter.
This car is a true blast to drive. Do not know what it may turn as we have no track in our area and it has never been on a track, but would make a really great and cool bracket car. On the street you can see the heads turn. This car gives unknowing people a new understanding of the word "Oldsmobile". I get the thumbs up all the time.
As a bonus, I wouldn't call this car a true show car because it was built for the street, but I have entered it in several car shows all up and down Rt. 66 in Arizona and have scored some great awards including; "Best of Show", "Peoples Choice" (twice), "Fabulous Fifteen" and also 1st & 2nd places in class.
This car needs NOTHING but a new driver. I am thinning out the flock. If you are truly interested in this unique one-of-a-kind and fairly rare fun car, give ma a call. I will only accept a cash deal. Firm. I am just off I40 east of Flagstaff, Arizona.