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Oldsmobile Cutlass muscle cars had a name "442's" which is actually a number
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That's the cubic displacement in inches, right? Around 7.4 liters?

I remember when I was little we had an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser station wagon, 1972 model and it had that engine in it. Boy did my dad love to pass people on the little two lane highways up in Northern Wisconsin.
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Sorry, not really close. I was going to write out the meanings, but I couldn't imagine anyone caring
the designations are = 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed stick shift and dual exhaust system
One of the famous muscle cars was the Olds Hurst 442. (Hurst was a shifter handle)
OK thats way too much info 🤪
I was the owner of the Chevy Super Sport 396 Chevelle muscle car. I wish I still had it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2018 at 22:34
Thanks for the info!
I wish my dad still had the Vista Cruiser but we got rid of that car in 1979.
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Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Sorry, not really close. I was going to write out the meanings, but I couldn't imagine anyone caring
the designations are = 4 barrel carburetor, 4 speed stick shift and dual exhaust system
One of the famous muscle cars was the Olds Hurst 442. (Hurst was a shifter handle)
OK thats way too much info 🤪
I was the owner of the Chevy Super Sport 396 Chevelle muscle car. I wish I still had it


Of course people care. We are a bunch of nerds, after all. My ride of choice back in the day was a 1966 Thunderbird with a 390. Slow off the line, but screamed down the road when the secondaries kicked in.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 September 2018 at 22:43
Sure Brian, always glad to connect w my Mt Rushmore Buddy
I may not know that much about cameras and photography, except that I like to take pictures
But I think I know everything about Muscle Cars. It was a glorious era I really Loved and Enjoyed
Anytime Brian
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Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

   
Of course people care. We are a bunch of nerds, after all. My ride of choice back in the day was a 1966 Thunderbird with a 390. Slow off the line, but screamed down the road when the secondaries kicked in.


Basil; Spoken like a Real car Junkie
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Those days were magical, to say the least. But 6 miles per gallon ate up a lot of minimum wage paychecks, that's for sure.
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Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

Those days were magical, to say the least. But 6 miles per gallon ate up a lot of minimum wage paychecks, that's for sure.

yeh but gas was only 25cents a gal
I don't recall anyone doing 6, maybe at the local Dragstrip
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12 to 15 around town. 6 when my foot got heavy. It was a great highway cruiser with rear end gearing that made it capable of out running most muscle cars that were set up for short bursts of speed. However, I could watch the gauge move if I stayed on the gas too long. Even cheap gas gets expensive at $2.35 an hour flipping burgers. Looking back with adult wisdom I have to ask what in the world were we thinking?
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So that was the trick wasn't it, were you going to get a rear end in the low "3"s or the low "4"s
were you going to go for the top end or the hole shot!
Even today in my V8 Purple Bullet I get close to 25 mpg with its needle nose on the Hwy, but if I floor it I'm into the teens

brian33's in his 3rd photo looks to me like a for sure quarter mile-er
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Originally posted by brian33 brian33 wrote:

(Is it not a Cutlass?)
Yes it is. To me the GTO and Cutlass look very alike, but i checked here .   
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Hello Michel;
pls click on my 442 link at the top of this page. I don't think you will have any doubt
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brian33 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2018 at 10:46
And I found the information on the engine our old Vista Cruiser had:

The 1970-1972 model years had available the 455-cubic-inch (7,460 cc; 7.46 L) V8, which is the engine we had. Indeed I'm sure gas mileage was abysmal but it was a different era.
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