1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed and Resto Shop

 

After owning this Lime Green 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible for 48 years, the owner decided it’s time for some updates and improvements. It’s a very nice survivor, but he wants a GREAT daily driver that looks fresh and clean.  We’ll be rebuilding the 350 Oldsmobile engine, upgrading the brakes and suspension, and applying a new coat of Lime Green paint.  The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is honored for the chance to make the upgrades!

 

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1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

This clean 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible stopped in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for some basic maintenance and leak fixing.   It’s a very nice car, and the owner really enjoys cruising this one on top-down weather days.   

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1966 Oldsmobile 442 LS3 Engine Swap Photo Gallery at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

Our customer’s dad bought this sweet green 1966 Oldsmobile 442 brand new in July of 1966 from Granger Oldsmobile in LaGrange, Illinois, and now he wants to upgrade it for the next 50 years.    Don’t worry, he’s got all the original parts stored safely, but now the car has numerous bolt-ons for better handling and performance.    Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop team installs a modern Chevrolet Performance LS3 V8 engine – without harming the originality of the car.     

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This very nice 1968 Oldsmobile 442 tribute car is wearing a crisp restoration and features some modified parts intended to give this car better handling and drivability. It’s not a numbers-matching W30 car, although it looks like one. It’s got 17” American Racing wheels, Wilwood brakes with a Hydratech hydraulic brake assist unit, Hotchkis control arms and sway bars, and a few other goodies. It’s powered by a big block Olds engine, but the owner wanted increased reliability, as he drives this car on cross country trips. His solution is a GM LSA supercharged 6.2 liter V8 “Connect & Cruise Kit” which also provides an overdrive transmission. It’s not an Oldsmobile engine, but the owner has several other numbers matching 442 W30 cars, and this one is not a “numbers car”, and he likes the technology and abilities of the LSA engine and the 4L85E transmission.  

 

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Popular Hot Rodding March 2013

The S71 Olds made the cover of this month’s Popular Hot Rodding Magazine !  There’s also a full color feature inside.   We are really honored to have one of our creations featured in this special issue, along side of some of the coolest cars from the SEMA show built by the best in the biz.   One thing we’d like to point out is that the engine was built by Bill Trovato at BTR Performance (Not Kevin as the mag states, so give him a call if you want your own screaming Olds engine) and they transposed the name to SR71 from S71, but it’s all good.   We’re very proud of the car and our crew, and can’t thank our friends at Popular Hot Rodding enough for the coverage!    Now go buy a copy for yourself… there are TONS of killer cars in this issue!  Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today to learn how we can build YOUR dream car!

1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Maintenance at V8 Speed & Resto Shop

Building the turbocharged 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass called the “S71” at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.    This was a great project from the early days of our shop, and it would still hold its own today. The Olds required some rust repair and metalwork, and after paint, we completed the assembly of the S71 Olds and fired up the turbocharged BTR Performance built 422 cubic inch Olds V8 for the first time. The engine is managed by a FAST XFI 2.0, a self-learning advanced electronic fuel injection system which will keep our turbo engine in proper tune at all times. Following the restored interior parts from YearOne, we bolted on a set of Weld Racing S71 (no relation!) wheels and Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tires and we were ready to roll.

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