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Quick Look: A Bad Ass 1967 Olds 442 Under The Knife At DMC – Real Olds Engine With Exotic Parts And Twin Turbos!


Quick Look: A Bad Ass 1967 Olds 442 Under The Knife At DMC – Real Olds Engine With Exotic Parts And Twin Turbos!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: WE’RE RE-RUNNING THIS STORY FROM EARLY 2013 BECAUSE NEXT WEEK WE’RE GOING TO BE ON THE CHASSIS DYNO AT DMC RACING WATCHING THIS CAR PUT MASSIVE NUMBERS DOWN ON THE ROLLERS. WE’LL HAVE VIDEO AND INFO FOR YOU….HERE’S A REFRESHER COURSE -)

We promised that we’d show you some cool stuff at DMC that did not involved a wrecked and rusty truck, well here is the first of several glimpses behind the curtain at DMC Racing in Halifax. This 1967 Olds 442 is absolutely freaking bad ass in every sense of the word. From the red paint and vinyl roof to the fact that it is still packing a full factory dash this is a nice car, but the real magic is happening under the hood. Believe it or not, this big red sled has been 5.22 in the eighth already and it is just getting warmed up. Power? Yeah that comes from a 425ci Olds engine that is based off of an old NASCAR mill and wears legendary Batten cylinder heads. An indestructible 4340 steel Moldex crank serves as the arm in the bottom of the block. The fuel metering is controlled by a FAST XFI system. The turbos are (we believe) 72mm Bullseye pieces. This engine has made more than 1,400hp on the dyno. Yowza!

Why is this car in the shop? The owner who hails from Maine wanted to have the turbos reworked some to get them spooling faster as well as having the car’s chassis improved. The guys are working on the rear of the car as it is way too flexible at this point and the big beast makes so much power it is over matching the current setup. Dennis illustrated the flexible nature  of the current configuration while the car was on jack stands by pushing down on the bumper, which cased the rear quarters to flex. Not an ideal situation, so the boys are going to add some tubes and tie the whole car together. They are getting after this big guy so it should be hitting the rollers at the shop soon to get tuned up. When that happens we promise to get there with a camera and a video camera to capture the sound of what has to be one of the most powerful “real” Olds powered cars in the country getting busy.

This thing is a really bitchin’ piece. It would have been way easier for the owner to just slap a big block Chevy in it with twins and call it a day but he is staying true to the Olds brand and that’s great in our book. Did we mention that this thing is street legal and street driven? Yeah, we know….it needs to be on Drag Week! Weighing in at about 3,300lbs and having already tun 5.22 in the eighth with a sub par chassis and soft tune up, this car has some real numbers in it. We’d love to see it rolling down the highway in the convoy with America’s other ultimate street cars!

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20 thoughts on “Quick Look: A Bad Ass 1967 Olds 442 Under The Knife At DMC – Real Olds Engine With Exotic Parts And Twin Turbos!

  1. The Outsider

    It’s refreshing to see an outlaw BOP build that doesn’t feature the terminally boring “LESS” V8. Maybe there’s still a little hope left for this cookie-cutter “catalog/crate motor” car world.

  2. 75Duster

    I have a lot of respect for people that keep their BOP vehicles BOP powered,as it is too easy to put a SBC or BBC in a BOP vehicle.

  3. Gene

    The radiator runs at an angle from the steeering rack to just under the A2A intercooler. Turbos are Bullseye 74MM.

  4. Libby

    So Happy for you Brother. It’s an awesome race car. I know your proud of it and I hope you win Many races.Can’t hardly wait for a ride.

  5. Matt

    I was the announcer at Winterport Dragway for many years. Gene’s olds is one badass machine. He bleeds oldsmobile and has more than one fast olds. This one sounds like a jet taking off.

  6. kerry

    Gene’s Old’s is awesome and gonna put on one fine show at the Winterport Drags,
    Just Awesome…. Gene has a real fine collection of Old’s also and a great all around guy.

  7. Gary

    Gene’s Oldsmobile collection is legendary here in Maine, this one is is just more awesome-ness from him !

  8. JIM HAYES

    I WISH I HAD NOT JUNKED MY 425. I WAS AN IGNORANT TEEN AND BOUGHT A ’71 4+4+2 THE ORIGINAL MOTOR WAS GONE AND HAD A 425 FROM A ’67 TORONADO. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF A 425. KEPT THE HEADS AND SCRAPPED THE BLOCK AND CRANK AND RODS. WELL, HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 AND I REGRET SCRAPPING THOSE PARTS. AT LEAST I STILL HAVE THE HEADS. 425 RULES!!!!!

    1. Gene Newton Jr.

      Yes they did. People disagree on how many were made but it is claimed somewhere between 200-400 blocks might have been made and available to NASCAR teams like AJ Foyt during the 70’s. There were a couple versions namely a siamese block with no water provisions and a regular version. The bottom ends were extremely beefy and support very high HP levels.

      This is one of the rare siamese blocks.

  9. Ray Chatzkelowitz

    Bad Ass car nice one!!!!.

    I am a big Olds fan, I have a 68 442 and a 69 442 with batten heads. These make real big power with a bit of masaging of the heads. Tons of torque…..

    Great cars…..

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