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. 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. Both pros and the garage jockey will love the simplified level of detail and thoroughness that Oldsmobile V-8 Engines: How to Build Max Performance brings to even the most complex procedures. Instead, the legendary Rocket was born, available in Oldsmobile's 88, Super 88, and 98 models. Unlike all other 425s, this version was painted slate blue metallic. 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 260 cu in 4. The Olds 403 was used by Buick and Pontiac in addition to Oldsmobile. If I replace it with a used engine, what newer-year Oldsmobile would bolt directly in? The 307 heads have 1. These were wedge-head engines with a unique combustion chamber that resulted from a valve angle of only 6°. The 260 was designed for economy and it was the first engine option above the standard in many Oldsmobile models by the late 1970s. The 4 barrel versions had a larger diameter harmonic damper, the 2 barrel only a balancer hub without the rubberized outer ring.
In 1962 and 1963 Oldsmobile built a version of the 215, designated Turbo-Rocket. 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. This engine was only available in the Oldsmobile Starfire and a performance economy model called the Jetstar I. While the 260s were not very powerful compared to the larger 350 and 403 V8s, fuel economy was almost as good as the base V6. It used a wide 4.
It was optional on 1964 and. When the center carburetor was opened to 60° or more engine vacuum drawn from the windshield wiper pump would simultaneously open the front and rear carburetors. The turbocharger, painted red, is clearly visible. Most of these engines were very similar, using the same bore centers and a 9. All 1965-1969 Olds 400s were painted bronze.
Production of the 260 V8 ended in 1982 when the 307 became the only gasoline V8 in Oldsmobile's line. Based on the , this, called , was a design. If necessary, transfer these items as a complete, matched set, from the old engine to the new engine. In practice, owners who did not regularly drive hard enough to engage the front and rear carburetors experienced problems with the linkage and carburetor throats becoming clogged, and some J-2-equipped cars had the front and rear carburetors removed and blocked off. It shared the same compression ratio of the Toronado Rocket at 10.
The J-2 engine also had a slightly thinner head gasket, raising compression to 10. An Ultra High Compression Toronado Rocket version of the 425 cu in 7. Always get the largest engine you can afford. The Rocket V8 was the subject of many first and lasts in the automotive industry. The 1967 and later versions of the Repco engine had proprietary engine blocks. Subject: How-to Build Max Performance Oldsmobile V-8 Engine Book by Bill Trovato.
All generation-2 small-block Olds V8s used a stroke of 3. Ditto for 350 and 403 balancers. Unfortunately, many customers did not keep the reservoir filled, or had mechanical problems with the turbocharger system which resulted in many of the turbo-charger installations being removed and a conventional 4 barrel carburetor and manifold installed in its place. Power was up to 315 hp 235 kW , even though compression was down a quarter point, to 9. There are no dedicated factory or aftermarket 260 four-barrel intakes. Ask Marlan A Tech Question:. Revisions to the engine for 1986 included roller lifters with a slightly smaller camshaft.
The main distinguishing features of this engine were a slightly different camshaft profile from the standard ultra high compression engine and factory dual exhaust. Known variously as the Rockette, Cutlass, and Turbo-Rocket by Oldsmobile and as Fireball and Skylark by Buick , it was a compact, lightweight engine measuring 28 in 71 cm long, 26 in 66 cm wide, and 27 in 69 cm high same as the , with a dry weight of only 320 lb 150 kg. Most 260s were coupled to the Turbo Hydramatic 200. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Like all other Oldsmobile small-blocks, the 260 has a stroke of 3. December 2018 A smaller 260 cu in 4.
All 425 engines were fitted with forged steel crankshafts with harmonic balancers. With a 4-barrel carburetor and 10. The Oldsmobile engine block formed the basis of the 3-liter engine used by to win the and. Two-barrel carburetion was standard; all high performance 324s came with four-barrel carburetors. You can bore a 260 0. Most 394s used 2-barrel carburetors.