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Is my Oldsmobile 1967 425ci V8 (310bhp Super Rocket, 4 barrel, high compression) engine the same as any of the more popular GM V8s, or did Oldsmobile make their own engines? Is mine classed as a big block or something?

Just wondering, in case I wanted to do any tuning or repairs on it. Not many of these cars over here in England :cool: .

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**** I will buy that engine off you & give you another one for trade...........You CANNOT put anything but olds parts on it... You can however put 455 Heads & intake on it with minor work done......They are considered by some as big blocks because they can interchange parts from a 455 to a 350 with little work.... They have the extra wide intakes ...unlike a skinny ass chevy......... Oldmobiles kicked ass BIGTIME in the muscle car days... So did the Buicks .... You have a factory Gold engine right ?? Some came in blue a well but those are lower horse engines...... What are the head castings????
 

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Thanks for your reply :cheesy: .

My engine number is R16373 (the car is 1967). The heads are cast iron and the workshop manual shows it is a red coloured engine. As mentioned it is the high compression Super Rocket engine, rated at 310bhp, and has the optional 4-barrel carburettor. The engine number checks out with everything in the workshop manual, so I'm certain that it is all original with regard to its specification.

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buick, olds, and pontiac are different motors than chevy..

kinda stupid

your motor should be red

and yes, a 425 is a big block motor, along with the 400 and the 455

you can use the rotating assembly from a 455 and make yours a 455

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i have a 455 in a 76 buick limited for sale whole car or i might part it out for the right price
 

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Originally posted by 216RIDER@Nov 14 2003, 06:22 PM


you can use the rotating assembly from a 455 and make yours a 455

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Don't give me any more ideas. . . . . :uh: :cheesy:

You are already responsible for about three of my future projects!

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Originally posted by M-827+Nov 14 2003, 10:59 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (M-827 @ Nov 14 2003, 10:59 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--216RIDER@Nov 14 2003, 06:22 PM


you can use the rotating assembly from a 455 and make yours a 455

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Don't give me any more ideas. . . . . :uh: :cheesy:

You are already responsible for about three of my future projects!

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is that a compliment? :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by 216RIDER@Nov 14 2003, 10:00 PM

is that a compliment? :biggrin:
Unfortunately, yes!

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i believe that i have the same engine out of a 79 caddy coupe deville 425 wide ass intake i was origanally gonna build a sick s10 blazer but i dont know jack bout these engines it only has 80k
 

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Originally posted by kaptonkrewl2003@Nov 18 2003, 07:59 AM
i believe that i have the same engine out of a 79 caddy coupe deville 425 wide ass intake i was origanally gonna build a sick s10 blazer but i dont know jack bout these engines it only has 80k
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I'm not sure that it would be the same engine, but any V8 has got to be good - especially when you live in England and don't hear them all the time!

I think that engine outputs suffered a lot after about 1972 due to the fuel crisis, so, according to what I have read, it is worth finding out the actual year of production for any engine you might be looking at, because you might get a lower output one than you were expecting :0.

:)
 
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