Joining the Wagon club

CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

Royal Smart Person
Supporting Member
Nov 12, 2017
1,844
1,928
113
Orange County, CA
#21
Sweet Cruiser! What have you done to it? I believe they stopped making it before they started offering the LT1. What's under the hood?
 
86 Chevy El Camino SS

86 Chevy El Camino SS

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
12
20
3
Va.
#22
Well, go Gators! I'm from Jax originally.
I really like how you blacked out the B & C pillars along the window line to break up the white. Almost looks like the roof is floating. The rallies look nice as well.

"You don't see that many of them...mostly Caprices and Roadmasters."

You are correct. One of the reason I selected the olds was the deal I got on it. The RM's and the Caprice wagons were a little to high price for my budget at the time.
Plus that cool vista glass roof that it came with.
I also follow GM longroof forums, and a guy over there named Sproket had once posted the numbers on production for the B body wagons.
The olds # are low for the last 2 years of it's run.
So you have to figure at least a 1/3 of those olds wagons are in scrap yards, or disrepair, so that leave about 7400 Olds 91 & 92 B body around.
That's not to far off from #'s from my GMC Typhoon which was produced in limited batches around the same time.

Wagon production numbers project completed per the compnine tool

1A2 production
1996 1A2 wagon total = 1
1995 1A2 wagon total = 154
1994 1A2 wagon total = 217
1993 1A2 wagon total = 168
1992 1A2 wagon total = 172
1991 1A2 wagon total = 134
Total = 846


1991 OCC = 6,897
1992 OCC = 4,347
Total Production = 11,244

1991 RMW = 6,781
1992 RMW = 11,715
1993 RMW = 9,714
1994 RMW = 8,885 (wow over 5600 had beige interiors), 6250 had the tow pack
1995 RMW = 5,675
1996 RMW = 9,147
Total Production = 51,917

1991 Caprice = 13,600
1992 Caprice = 13,400
1993 Caprice = 10,546
1994 Caprice = 7,805 (I noticed 2 cars were built with an L99...we know where one of those went...)
1995 Caprice = 5,361
1996 Caprice = 638
Total Production = 51,350

Total Last Generation B-body wagons = 114,511
 
86 Chevy El Camino SS

86 Chevy El Camino SS

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
12
20
3
Va.
#23
Sweet Cruiser! What have you done to it? I believe they stopped making it before they started offering the LT1. What's under the hood?

Hi CaliWagon,

Thanks! You are correct. No LT1 unfortunately. Much like you we have emissions check here in Va.
So I had to rebuild the engine with that in mind, so I went with this set up here. (from my cardomain acct.)

Beefed up performance built roller 4-bolt main GM TBI with 313hp/387ft/lb torque,
with a high flow TBI intake kit ECM PROM consisting of bored throttle body, adjustable fuel pressure regulator,
performance intake manifold, and custom programmed PROM with the engine painted in traditional Oldsmobile Gold color scheme.
Custom built headers with Chromex ceramic coating New .500 lift GM springs, new hardened keepers New stainless steel heavy duty1-piece valves 1.94/1.50 swirl polished New positive valve stem seals Intake and exhaust ports are cut and reworked to increase flow performance valve job, bowl blended, Intake ports cut to remove major restrictions 4-bolt main performance Short Block 355cu-in GM roller casting 4-bolt block w/ 1-piece rear seal, roller cam setup.
This block is GMs latest Gen1 SBC design w/ updated oiling system for high RPM & HP applications. Latest metallurgy for long lasting piston bores Sonic tested for acceptable core shift, Brass freeze plugs installed, oil galleries chased Bored .030 over and setup with Hypereutectic flat top pistons, moly piston rings Crank turned .010/.010 w/ large radius journals similar to LT1 and LS1 design GM heavy beam rods w/ heavy duty rod, main, and cam bearings New High volume oil pump w/ welded pickup & melling heavy duty oil pump shaft New performance timing chain set, new Grade 8 oil pump bolt & balancer bolt Balanced to factory specifications (will handle up to 450hp) Roller Cam setup : Performance ground hydraulic roller cam: 209/210 in/ex duration at .050, .459/.459 lift in/ex, 115LSA Engine


You can also see all the stuff I have done to it over the years here....

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/359571/1992-oldsmobile-custom-cruiser/
 
CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

Royal Smart Person
Supporting Member
Nov 12, 2017
1,844
1,928
113
Orange County, CA
#24
Wow. That's great power for a TBI! Love the look of those TorqThrust-style wheels! Don't know if you're aware, but the admin of this forum also started a B-Body forum. Not super-active yet, but it is specific to B-Bodies. https://bbodyforum.com/
 
86 Chevy El Camino SS

86 Chevy El Camino SS

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
12
20
3
Va.
#25
I did not know that. Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely check it out. I just realized after looking at your photo's that your wagon is a G body..., duh!
Some reason, I was thinking it was the next size up. I seem to have a gap in the G body buick platform. I guess I just have not seem that many, even though I see a ton of B body RM wagons.
I think there was direct targeting in the wagon market at GM. Caprice was set as the everydays man wagon, while Buick was set with Luxury with the RM, and olds in it's brief 2 year run in 91, 92 was for the sports wagon fan with the full Blue (with tach) Instrumentation and the two tone cladding without the wood.
 
Last edited:
CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

Royal Smart Person
Supporting Member
Nov 12, 2017
1,844
1,928
113
Orange County, CA
#26
86 Chevy El Camino SS, you're always still welcome here! Love to see other people's rides and projects.
 
P

PBGBodyFan

Greasemonkey
Mar 3, 2009
155
125
28
Wisconsin
#27
So the wagon was FINALLY picked up early this morning from the seller, the transport issues/companies/delays have been a joke but it's loaded up. Not sure when it will arrive yet and expect delays in that too but glad it's finally heading "home".
 
8

85ss/85gn

Apprentice
Supporting Member
Jan 31, 2007
97
69
18
beaver dam,wi
#28
Long wait is almost over
 
P

PBGBodyFan

Greasemonkey
Mar 3, 2009
155
125
28
Wisconsin
#29
Yesterday it finally arrived, about 3 months after buying it. Good thing I wasn't in a hurry, 3rd transport company was the charm. Not the best pics, it's dirty from sitting outside unused for nearly a year in CA. Now in my garage where not much will happen until spring.

proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm8.staticflickr.com%2F7894%2F46127862684_74b48118a2_c.jpg&hash=a172361033f8ce6631299caeabec60ff


proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.staticflickr.com%2F4803%2F39888009783_ca6649a074_c.jpg&hash=1b981f4e688ce5a4ab3fe507e242ff7b


proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm5.staticflickr.com%2F4908%2F46800870472_81212bae08_c.jpg&hash=12ea42fbb4f4aa6c5d7aabefaf0105dd


proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm8.staticflickr.com%2F7902%2F46127862344_72bab92466_c.jpg&hash=d1217e1dabe5ada3ed9419c09b59396b


proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Ffarm8.staticflickr.com%2F7815%2F39888009453_ed6b953b10_c.jpg&hash=69697118f82ed25fbf532dba66ca33c7
 
TURNA

TURNA

Geezer
Jul 24, 2009
7,246
9,654
113
Socialist NY
#30
NICE!!!!
 

Similar threads


Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot Mike's Montes P-S-T Southside Machine Performance UMI Performance

contact [email protected] for info on becoming a sponsor

copyright ©2018 Ripp Technical Services, All Rights Reserved.