oldsmobile 442 : In article (James W. Swonger) writes:The W-30 designation is for an Olds not Buick. On newer cars I believe they'vetacked the W-30 to the Cutlass Calais body.The W-30 was not so much a car, as it was an engine. It referred to theengine code of an optional high-output V-8 for the Olds Cutlass 442 duringthe late 60's and early 70's. It appeared in both 400 and 455 cid incarnations,and its distinct identity caused many so-equipped Oldsmobiles to benicknamed "W-30's"Source: Oldsmobile, the Performance Years, Quicksilver CommunicationsISBN #0-940346-15XFrom: ()Subject: Re: W\30 Newsgroups: Date: 1992-02-04 19:59:17 PST In article (credence) writes:Oldsmobile made a Cutlass in combination with Hurst transmissions that used"lightning rods" for shifting. What it is is a transmission that has threelevers. I am recalling this from when I drove one a couple of years ago, sothis might not be correct. One lever was like a regular auto, except thedrive part was first. Then you throw the second and third lever forward toget second and third gear. The transmission shifts when you throw the lever,not a second later or earlier. It was a pretty quick car, and the trannyfelt like it shifted real solid. Nice car in all, but probably a bear to getparts for. Is this about right?
oldsmobile 442 : It is a Cutlass built with Hurst transmissions but it also has a reallynice engine with lots of torque. I'm not sure, but I belive this beasthad more torque than any other production car at that time (early'70's). I read an article about the W/30 some years ago and I would like to beenlighted once again. Anyone who knows the whole story? Leif--================================== ======================================== =====Leif Olsson Department of Applied Electronics email: Box 118S-221 00 LUNDSWEDENSo you wanna' know about the W-30, 'eh? I own a '71 Oldsmobile442 W-30 (one of 920 built that year).Background----------Available for the first time in 1964, the Oldsmobile 442 (4: fourspeed, 4: four barrel carb, 2: dual exhaust) was Oldsmobile's highperformance response to its more popular GM counterparts Chevrolet'sSS and Pontiac's GTO. Fitted with a 330cid, 10.3:1, 310bhp @5100rpmplant, the 442, introduced as the B09 Police Apprehender Pursuitpackage, was on its way!The W-30 which refers to the Oldsmobile option code W30 (highperformance engine features, heavy duty suspensions, and appearanceitems) first appeared in 1966 ... total production that year - 24.W-30s were built through 1972 but after that, with few exceptions,the pavement pounding Oldsmobiles were all but dead!
oldsmobile 442 : INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, March 8, 2001 - Oldsmobile's 2002 Bravada will gowhere no SUV has gone before when it paces the 85th running of theIndianapolis 500 on May 27, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Oldsmobileofficials announced today in a press conference in Detroit. The Bravadahas made history as the first SUV selected as the Official Pace Vehicle ofthe Indy 500."The Oldsmobile Bravada joins a long line of firsts at Indy as the firstSUV to pace the Indianapolis 500," said Tony George, president and CEO ofthe Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "The Bravada certainly fits with the52-year tradition of Oldsmobile at the Brickyard."The 85th running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" will mark the 11thtime that an Oldsmobile has paced the Indianapolis 500 since 1949. TheBravada will be the first Oldsmobile Pace Vehicle powered by asix-cylinder engine - the new 270-horsepower, inline six Vortec 4200.Like the Indy Racing Oldsmobile V8 racing engine that has won theIndianapolis 500 four straight years, the Vortec 4200 uses all-aluminumconstruction to reduce weight and four-valve cylinder heads with dualoverhead camshafts to enhance performance.
oldsmobile 442 : "The cars that compete in the Indy 500 are finely tuned machines built fora single purpose - to run as fast as possible on a 2.5-mile oval," saidJim Vurpillat, brand manager for the Bravada. "The new Bravada chassis andsuspension are just as carefully engineered to deliver the best of bothworlds in comfort and vehicle dynamics."Oldsmobile has been making history at the Brickyard for 52 years. The 1949Oldsmobile 88 Pace Car was powered by the Rocket V8, a high-compressionoverhead valve V8 that won accolades from performance enthusiasts andstock car racers. In the 1970s, Oldsmobile paced the Indianapolis 500 witha series of 442 and Hurst/Oldsmobile muscle cars powered by 455ci RocketV8s. Oldsmobile showcased its Quad 4 at the Speedway in the 1980s. Thecompany raced, paced and won with the new Aurora V8 in 1997 and repeatedthat performance last year with the new 2001 Aurora sedan.The 85th Indianapolis 500 gets underway Sunday, May 6 with Opening Day.Practice is scheduled for May 7-11, with the fight for the coveted poleposition taking place Saturday, May 12. Second-day qualifications arescheduled for May 13, with Bump Day, the final day of qualifications, onMay 20. Practice takes place in between those days on May 16-19. CoorsCarb Day is scheduled for May 24, and the 85th Indianapolis 500-Mile Racegets underway at 11 a.m. (EST) on May 27.
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