Grandpa Car: 1979 Cutlass Thread

Gonzo1970

Gonzo1970

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My honest preference is Grand Prix, obviously... but Damn is that one nice Cutlass...

If you want to EVER sell those Rims, I'm first in line.

The Rally II's are growing on me, and honestly, the old school Cragar SS's trip my trigger... but Damn those rims are NICE.

-Gonz
 
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Pretty tempted to make this an engine core donor. Good thing I'm out of country for a few more days. Might be my only saving grace.
 
Gonzo1970

Gonzo1970

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That would be tempting... 425ci would be pretty cool in a Cutlass.. 385hp, 475tq. stock. I thought parts availability would be an issue, but it seems Rock Auto has plenty.

Very tempting indeed.


-Gonz
 
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I've decided it's getting a 425, just haven't dragged one home yet. The Toro was the performance version so this might be a good one to squirrel away. Plus, it's pretty close to home. I, however, am not. If the ad is up when I'm done working here I'll call on it. Lots of other saleable parts on it still.
 
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The best factory 425. Steel crank, 39 degree aggressive cam with big .921" lifters and big valve heads. You know you want it. Mahle makes a really nice modern 10cc dish piston with a 1mm ring pack for the Olds 350 and 425. Also there are direct replacement aftermarket forged rods for the 425 as well. You know you need it.
 
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