Are you sure your car is a 442? The Delta 88 Royale trim, only available on a Holiday Coupe, was added as line-topper above the Delta 88 Custom. The 303 was produced from 1949-1953. All other series' 88 models were carried over from 1965 with a new convertible added to the Delta 88 line and the same bodystyle dropped from the Jetstar 88 line. All 1965 Olds models featured all new styling and engineering. Please call Velvet Hammer Motorcars at 941 460-3168 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have as well as shoot additional photos or videos upon request.
Is there a book on rebuilding olds engines? Taillights for 88's featured a waterfall design. The 260 cu in 4. This was also the last Oldsmobile sedan to have 6-passenger seating as an option. In the event of a warning, the door chime played three times rapidly and then played the voice alert. In practice, however, it didn't work. This sometimes led to overheating problems. The Delta 88 Royale ragtop was again the only convertible offered by Olds.
It was available as a pillared four-door Town Sedan, two-door and four-door Holiday hardtops and a convertible. Pushing the starter button would engage the starter, but if the ignition key was not inserted, unlocking the ignition, the car would not start. The 1970 and 1972 heads have the same flow properties. Though the 88 and were downsized and switched to front-drive for 1986, the Custom Cruiser would continue virtually unchanged through the 1990 model year and eventually become the only Oldsmobile model powered by an Oldsmobile Rocket engine, for which production ended in 1990 after 42 years. The engine is also known for its reliability, smoothness and quietness. The Regency featured a long list of standard features including traction control, leather upholstery, dual 6-way power seats with power lumbar and a driver's side memory function, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and an electronic level control for the rear suspension. All the pre-1968 engines used a forged steel crankshaft.
Find sources: — · · · · December 2018 Oldsmobile V8 Overview division of Also called Rocket V8 Production 1949—1990 Layout 90° material Cast iron material Cast iron Combustion Fuel type Water-cooled Chronology Predecessor The Oldsmobile V8, also referred to as the Rocket, is series of engines that was produced by beginning in 1949. Production of the 260 V8 ended in 1982 when the 307 became the only gasoline V8 in Oldsmobile's line. The suspension tuning, interior appointments, and certain exterior trim was used to differentiate the three models. The rods are the same. The Delta 88 gained a new sub series called the Delta 88 Custom which had a plusher interior than the standard Delta 88 featuring a Strato bench seat in the Holiday Sedan four-door hardtop or, in the Holiday Soupe two-door hardtop , a choice of either Strato bucket seats with console or Strato bench seat with armrest. Performance may have been on the wane by 1972, but the four-speed manual—stirred by a Hurst shifter—was the best way to make the most of the ponies still available underhood. The Delmont 88 was introduced for 1967 and produced for just two years, replacing both the Jetstar 88 and Dynamic 88 model lines.
The Rocket V8 was enlarged from 303 to 324 cubic inches with 88s powered by a two-barrel, 170 horsepower 130 kW unit while Super 88s came with a 185 horsepower 138 kW version with four-barrel carburetor. Only the center carburetor was mechanically connected to the throttle pedal, and it was the only one equipped with a choke. Engine offerings included a standard 350 Rocket V8 with two-barrel carburetor 150 net horsepower or optional 455 Rocket V8 with four-barrel carburetion and 215 hp 160 kW with single exhaust or 250 hp 186 kW with dual exhausts. Styling changes for the 1950 model include the replacement of a two-piece windshield with a one-piece unit and the addition of the Holiday hardtop coupe to the line. The Olds 403 was used by Buick and Pontiac in addition to Oldsmobile. The turbocharger fitted to the V8 engine was a small-diameter Garrett T5 model with integral wastegate, manufactured by , and produced a maximum of 5 34 boost at 2200 rpm. The 88 had full instrumentation.
This problem did not appear until the engine had over 50,000 miles 80,000 km on it. Also new for 1971 was the station wagon, the first full-sized Oldsmobile wagon since 1964. The Rocket 350, like all Oldsmobile small-block V-8s, featured a 3. Most of these engines were very similar, using the same bore centers and a 9. Minor revisions were also made to the interior. The Buick version was rated at 200 hp with an 11:1 compression ratio.
This was the first powerplant to use the smaller Rochester Dualjet two-barrel carburetor; all 260s used it. I have the 1972 olds chassis sevice manual. The sporty Holiday 88 coupe was offered for the last time this year. Custom Cruiser wagons continued with the same styling changes found on other 88 models. Now, just to confuse things. The 180-horsepower version remained for the rest of the 1970s. If the differernce is very minimal between the 6 and 7a heads, and i already plan on milling the head for better compression it sways my decision to the 72, unless the internals are differnt? When you say ignition module, what do you mean? The Buick version of the 215 V8 went on to become the well known , which still remains in limited production, utilizing the Buick-style pistons, heads, and valve train gear.
The 394 replaced the 371 in Super 88 and 98 cars for 1959 and 1960 and a detuned version was used in the 88 for 1961 and the Dynamic 88 for 1962-1964. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. American Cars, 1946-1959 Every Model Every Year. Cars equipped with factory air conditioning replaced the vent control panel with the air conditioning panel, which also contained its own blower switch. Power for Super 88 models remained the same, while Dynamic 88s had their 371 ci Rocket V8 detuned to 240 hp 179 kW , where a lower compression ratio accommodated lower-priced regular gasoline. By late 1956, many Olds dealers learned about the problem. The 72 350's came with 7A heads,were as 70's had 6 cast heads.
The Toronado version of the 1977 Oldsmobile 403 engine was fitted with a crank triggered ignition system. It was used in most Oldsmobile models, as well as those from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Pontiac. The 1961 Holiday Sedan 4-door hardtop had thicker, parallelogram-shaped rear pillar than its predecessor. A new antenna impregnated into the windshield was introduced this year that replaced the previous fender-mounted unit and was included as standard equipment on all cars equipped with a factory radio. I have an 86 Caprice with 307 also. Optional on all 88s was a four-barrel 455 rated at 365 hp 272 kW from the larger C-body Ninety-Eight.