1970 Olds Cutlass S Rat Rod Style

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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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I started polishing the chambers on my ported #6 heads. There is quite a bit of carbon in the chambers, no wonder I had pinging. I need to open up the chambers a lot, 55cc is too small. I have a used Corteco 403 head gasket set in place so I don't go too far on the sides. They have Comp double springs and positive seals. I will put on springs to match the roller cam and new positive seals. I will put up pics maybe today.
 
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
5,223
113
Melville,Saskatchewan
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olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
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olds307 and 403

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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
The JB weld high temp epoxy actually held up on the center divider, just need to build it up more. I will know how good the port job was when I remove valves.
 
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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
I have been able to get the washer working so I ran a separate toggle switch and cut a hole in my washer bottle to fit the 96 Toyota Tercel washer motor in. I had it from the cracked washer bottle I had. I see Canadian Tire has a very similar universal pump if it ever dies. It works great, wired to engine run power in the fuse box. I bought another can of the Kleenflo Combustion Chamber Cleaner to try to get more from #7 and #8 cylinders on the 350. The trans is slipping pretty bad, can feel it going in and out of gear at low speeds. I will pickup a regular used TH350, probably a Jegs high stall, probably the 2300 to 2700 stall over the 2000 to 2300 stall, my cam won't be mild and a Transgo shift kit to help it live. I already have a modded governor, will probably try the Transgo springs to raise the 1-2 shift above 4750 rpm. I just need it to last till I can build 2004R core, 2 grand in parts alone to survive. It should be liveable with 2.78 gears and 275/60R15 tires on the highway. I will probably use a pair of my 215/75R14 tires on the front, currently 205/75R14. I plan using the Chinese stainless long tube headers, super cheap and well made, they hang low on a 350. I have very good ground clearance but a 1/2" helps. I need to send Cutlassefi some money next week to get back my Performer intake, too bad he never got to Dyno it against a RPM along with some roller lifters and longer Ford main studs. Then I will just need a 5 main Halo to send the block to the machine shop. I picked up Clevite cam bearings for $10 off Amazon. Of course we spent $1800 on furniture this week and I have to pay off by April. I will have Income Tax and a bonus through work. Of course the bonus went way down the first year I started working. Ironically the fuel department is the only department making any amount of money, I am a fuel truck driver. As usual life gets in the way of getting these cars done. I have decided to not put the 260 back in this car, motivation to finally get this motor done. The only things body wise I plan on next year are the wrecked grills, plan on used Cutlass S grills. The reproduction S grills new are $100 more than the 442 grills😕. Also I want the cracked windshield replaced. Ironically I was quoted $100 cheaper than the 96 Toyota Tercel. They did a good job but the other shop is ran by a retired body guy and he just did a 68 Cutlass convertible. He is usually cheaper, wants to stay busy. As much as the paint looks like crap on the 70, I still get constant nice ride compliments. So I can live one more year as it looks. I really want a car that annihilates the tires with the gas floored. Hell that should be all of our cars main focus😁.
 
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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
olds307 and 403

olds307 and 403

Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
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Melville,Saskatchewan
Bought a Halo from a member on here for the 403 stroker, pics when it arrives. One step closer.
 
olds307 and 403

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Geezer
Oct 14, 2008
5,223
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Melville,Saskatchewan
Halo came in the mail. Just waiting on main studs and then I will have everything to send the 403 block to the machine shop.
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