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Hereís my 1947 76 2dr

Old May 2nd, 2018, 12:11 PM
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Hereís my 1947 76 2dr

Hereís my 1947 olds 76 model the engine blew up on me couple years ago so after a year long search and about 1200 miles I found an engine 238 Iíve been meaning to post pictures so here it is. It should be running again middle of this month. Thatís my grandpa in-law he loves this car.
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Whats not to love, very nice,
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I like the color combo. Very nice car!
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As Eric said, what's not to love about that car. Congrats on finding an engine and keep us posted. Where are you located?
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Welcome aboard, that car just oozes with the cool factor.I love the color combo ..... Lost in the fifties ...Tedd
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Iím located in north west Iowa. When I was growing up a friends dad had a 48 Pontiac 2dr fastback I loved that car. Iím an olds guy my first car is 77 cutlass still have it. I always wanted a fastback found this one up near Minneapolis. Was think of putting olds v8 in it but decide to keep original it was a challenge to find original parts not many left. I would be to easy to go v8. Looking forward to some cruise time.
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I always thought on of those old 40's Oldsmobiles would be cool with a first generation Olds V8 and hydra-matic in it. A 303 or 324 would be really cool and would look like it belonged in there. I have no idea how difficult it would be but probably would be easier than a 350 or 455.
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Yes that defiantly crossed my mind putting early v8 in.
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Old May 3rd, 2018, 11:35 AM
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Awesome car! My Dad used to have one of those back in the mid fifties. Brought back some fond memories.
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Nice car, Good luck with it and hope you get to enjoy it for a long time.
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Old May 26th, 2018, 07:52 AM
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I would like to see some more pics from front and rear. I am going to repaint my 41 fastback and am considering 2 tone.
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Which V8 in 40s Olds?

Originally Posted by redoldsman View Post
I always thought on of those old 40's Oldsmobiles would be cool with a first generation Olds V8 and hydra-matic in it. A 303 or 324 would be really cool and would look like it belonged in there. I have no idea how difficult it would be but probably would be easier than a 350 or 455.
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A 303 pr 324 would have a very high coolness factor but I think no easier than a 350 and a lot more expensive unless you somehow obtained a very reliable and not worn out 303 engine and transmission. 303 Engine and particularly transmission rebuilds would be a nightmare for parts and finding someone with the skills to do them right.

The 455 is definitely a squeeze but can be done. I did it and others have done it. Its not a direct bolt up but not beyond what a good hobbyist with the right tools can do.

68 Olds 455 in 1947 Olds convertible


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Originally Posted by redoldsman View Post
I always thought on of those old 40's Oldsmobiles would be cool with a first generation Olds V8 and hydra-matic in it. A 303 or 324 would be really cool and would look like it belonged in there. I have no idea how difficult it would be but probably would be easier than a 350 or 455.
I put a 307 with 2004R trans. in my 42. Welded 2 mounts to frame for front of engine and made a bolt in trans. mt.


The late model engines are much easier because of the front side motor mounts.
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A friend of mine has a 40 Old's with a LS engine in it, looks like it was made for it but first generation Old's engines were the standard hot rod fodder in the 50 -60's before the small block Chevy's took over.. Tedd
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My thoughts on the early Olds V8 was strictly the coolness factor. If you had to buy the engine and transmission and rebuild them you would probably spend at least twice what you would spend on a 350/350 combo. It is good to see you guys kept your cars Olds powered.
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