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Old July 15th, 2017, 05:01 PM
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Here you go guys Rocket Racing has a new block for olds street/ strip. 4.40 bore. Yes you can use your cranks with factory journals. Maybe someone will post a link and pictures.
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Guys that is a 516 ci bbo no girdle required with a factory stock 4.25 stroke crank.Holy smoke!!
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For only 5 grand you can own one.......

http://www.rocketracingperformance.c..._2a56801c.html
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I will never get one, do not need for a cruiser. Having said that I am glad to see it. I think olds was the last for a aftermarket block. Wonder why they didn't do one in aluminum?
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For only 5 grand you can own one.......

http://www.rocketracingperformance.c..._2a56801c.html
With a 4.5 stroke crank that would be 547 ci bbo. Yeah but no girdle required cost savings!
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Impressive block. This is a great foundation for the serious Oldsmobile racers. While $5K may seem like a lot of money initially the "Heavy Hitters" will save time and money in the long run and increased performance also. I've only heard good comments on Rocket Racing and their Olds are fast. I'm sure there will be a crowd around Rocket Racings tent next week at the Dick Miller meet at Norwalk. I'm looking forward to seeing this block.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 07:11 PM
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I will never get one, do not need for a cruiser. Having said that I am glad to see it. I think olds was the last for a aftermarket block. Wonder why they didn't do one in aluminum?
Who knows that might be next if this sells enough to cover cost to have these made.
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Sounds great for supercharging or turbo applications. I wonder if a small block is on the drawing board also.
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I may have just found the block for the engine to go into my 69 H/O (the original was long gone when I got the car anyway...)
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Here's the only photo I could find so far. No provision for the oil fill tube, apparently, so you'd have to use the valve cover. That would be a problem for the H/O, as I'd like it to be "optically correct".

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Old July 16th, 2017, 05:38 AM
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I may have just found the block for the engine to go into my 69 H/O (the original was long gone when I got the car anyway...)
Joe i tried to direct traffic to here with a post about no girdle required and someone deleted it. With all the crap that gets posted in general discussion why was mine out of line?It was a car related post.
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Joe i tried to direct traffic to here with a post about no girdle required and someone deleted it. With all the crap that gets posted in general discussion why was mine out of line?It was a car related post.
Someone apparently moved your post to this thread. I don't know who.
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This is great news.... the introduction of this new block may just completely change my engine plan.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 05:59 AM
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No they didn't! They deleted it. Complaining to powers that rule on here is like talking to a wall you may not hear anything back. And sometimes it's like shut up inmate or it's three days in the hole no food or water.LOL
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Here's the only photo I could find so far. No provision for the oil fill tube, apparently, so you'd have to use the valve cover. That would be a problem for the H/O, as I'd like it to be "optically correct".

Get out some jb weld and bond one on Joe problem solved. It wouldn't have to be functional just there.LOL
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Joe i tried to direct traffic to here with a post about no girdle required and someone deleted it. With all the crap that gets posted in general discussion why was mine out of line?It was a car related post.
It was me, creating multiple threads about the same subject or with just a link to another thread is called spamming.
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Get out some jb weld and bond one on Joe problem solved. It wouldn't have to be functional just there.LOL
Yeah, but the problem is that the factory OAI system doesn't allow for an oil filler cap in the stock valve covers. It is a real 69 H/O, so it has to look "correct" for me. I could make something work, but I bet it isn't too difficult to simply bore a hole in the stock fill tube location.
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It was me, creating multiple threads about the same subject or with just a link to another thread is called spamming.
I knew it was you! Who else but you. Thank you.
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Suddenly hardcore Olds racers just got harder to the core! This Block is going to make serious power!
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Suddenly hardcore Olds racers just got harder to the core! This Block is going to make serious power!
Oh street performance just jumped light years as well. Which is why i made a post in general that got deleted because i was spamming about who needs a girdle go to the race forum. Trying to let other street car drivers understand there is a new choice. Oh well. keeping everyone in the dark is better.

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Yeah, but the problem is that the factory OAI system doesn't allow for an oil filler cap in the stock valve covers. It is a real 69 H/O, so it has to look "correct" for me. I could make something work, but I bet it isn't too difficult to simply bore a hole in the stock fill tube location.
I wondered the same thing about boring the fill tube hole. Great news for Oldsmobile racers. I am a SBO guy but there are diesel and Nascar blocks for the serious SBO guys. Great job, Rocket Racing. I have bought from them in the past will again in the future.
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It's definitely on my wish list! 4,995 or not this is a game changer for us!
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It's refreshing to see Olds live on. This is exactly what we needed a block.
Unfortunately I have quite an investment in SB parts. Though not a racer this is a game changer to keep Olds alive and under our hoods. Having just had a block prepared and fully machined this price is very reasonable. Thanks Rocket Racing!
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano View Post
Here's the only photo I could find so far. No provision for the oil fill tube, apparently, so you'd have to use the valve cover. That would be a problem for the H/O, as I'd like it to be "optically correct".

Looks like you can hook up a Chevy trany onto this block
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Looks like you can hook up a Chevy trany onto this block
yes, bolt pattern is for BOP and chevy.

I may have a nascar block on the market this fall
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thanks John

Thanks to John @ RR for bringing this much needed product to market.


I am excited to see what new max builds come from this block as well as what big CID but still entirely streetable builds utilize this block.


Now....it's up to all the cheapskates to step up! $5K is not giveaway but that is what it costs to be the big fish in the little pond.
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yes, bolt pattern is for BOP and chevy.

I may have a nascar block on the market this fall

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Keep me in mind if you choose to sell that NASCAR block


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I'm not getting rid of my NASCAR block but im definitely selling my DX Block and NOS Bare stage 1 iron Battens to start my Rocket block slush fund!
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Really makes adapting a 4L80E an easy task. All around awesome.
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On rop It has been posted that you can see this block in person at Norwalk race event.
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It's refreshing to see Olds live on. This is exactly what we needed a block.
Unfortunately I have quite an investment in SB parts. Though not a racer this is a game changer to keep Olds alive and under our hoods. Having just had a block prepared and fully machined this price is very reasonable. Thanks Rocket Racing!
Yes great to see new Olds parts but not to worry. The small block stroker cranks will be done soon as well as 1 or 2 other new pieces, stay tuned.
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Looks amazing!
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Very Nice! Glad to see this. I am into Pontiacs as well, and there has been a couple of very good aftermarket Pontiac blocks for some years now. It appears as though similar heavy duty modifications have been incorporated into this Olds block, and even including the multi-bellhousing pattern for the transmissions. Would be cool if they also introduced a short deck "small block" based on this in the future so a proper high winding 403 can finally be built to full potential.
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SBO vs BBO

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Yes great to see new Olds parts but not to worry. The small block stroker cranks will be done soon as well as 1 or 2 other new pieces, stay tuned.


New pieces?.....Tease. Do tell!


I was a devoted BBO guy and love my 524. However, I love my 470 SBO more and it made me a convert to the SBO camp. I am not saying that the SBO is better than the BBO just that MY SBO is better than MY BBO.


I wish nothing but success to those of you who use this block for a new build. I can't wait to read about the builds that will be coming. Perhaps this block is what it will take to push me back to the BBO camp.
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New pieces?.....Tease. Do tell!
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Can't quite yet, had to sign a nondisclosure. Hopefully be able to announce something in the next four or five months. It'll be worth the wait though I'm sure.
Looks like it's getting easier and easier to be an Oldsmobile enthusiast!

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WAAAAAAANT!!!

Having that kinda displacement with pump gas and a strong block sounds amazing.

May just have to reevaluate my next build.

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in the fine print: oil fill tube hole can be machined for the factory look.
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I got a stiff leg. Walking in circles. I have been buying parts from Rocket Racing until I get enough to build my 455. This NEW stronger block sounds great.
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Originally Posted by Kennybill View Post
Impressive block. This is a great foundation for the serious Oldsmobile racers. While $5K may seem like a lot of money initially the "Heavy Hitters" will save time and money in the long run and increased performance also. I've only heard good comments on Rocket Racing and their Olds are fast. I'm sure there will be a crowd around Rocket Racings tent next week at the Dick Miller meet at Norwalk. I'm looking forward to seeing this block.
At that price they should've skipped past the iron and went alum..
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in the fine print: oil fill tube hole can be machined for the factory look.
I missed that. Thanks for pointing that out.
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