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Ron Bodner's 1967 442

Here is my 1967 Olds 442 Post coupe. I bought this car in 1997. It was 95% restored in 1992 and almost never driven! The previous owner had swapped the 400 block for a 455 but the car had "no guts" due to poor rebuild so I started over from scratch using another 455 block from a '70 442 (verified numbers!).
The engine was built largely to Mondello specs. and sports a lot of his parts. The "E" heads are pocket ported and polished, put on a custom flowed (916 cfm) Holly carb., Crower (.502 lift) cam, Edlebrock Torquer single plane manifold, all Accel ignition on HEI custom curved, Holly electric fuel pump, ARP studs and rod bolts, forged pistons (9.5: 1) in 30 over block, fully balanced, Miloden 8 qt.oil pan, Thorley headers to 2 1/2" exhaust with Flo-Pro mufflers. Trans is a Turbo 400 with Hurst Shift Kit, B&M pan, Hurst line locks, Permacool trans cooler and contolled with Hurst Dual Gate II shifter. Currently running Stange 4:11 posi. axle hooked to BF Goodrich 275/60-15" Drag Radials on Centreline convo. pro rims, Air Lift coil bags, trunk mounted HD battery.

Car has not been run at the track due to late completion this season, but expect mid. 12 sec 1/4 times. Don't want to put in roll cage and spoil this beautiful classic so kept it "reasonable" and "streetable". Looks good, goes good and sounds good (Denon 200 watt custom sound system)!


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