Upgrade from Chevelle - 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Tribute

1970 Oldsmobile 442

Condition: Used
Make: Oldsmobile
Model: 442
Type: Coupe
Trim: W-30
Year: 1970
Mileage: 100
Color: Matador Red
Engine: 462 cubic inch big-block
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Asheboro, North Carolina, United States

Description for Oldsmobile 442 1970

You are viewing a beautiful frame-off restored Matador red 1970 Oldsmobile 442 resto-mod. This car has a 455 big block Oldsmobile with a fully forged rotating assembly. Along with the monster engine is a 6-speed, Tremec t56 magnum transmission. The Oldsmobile 12-bolt was replaced with a stronger Chevrolet 12-bolt to reliably hold the power of the big block Oldsmobile. Dick Miller rear suspension along with QA1 coil-overs up front. The interior is fully restored with upgraded seats and belts to ensure that you stay in place; a 6pt roll cage is in place to keep the car legal at the drag strip. All engine parameters are monitored via a Dakota digital VHX gauge cluster.



The engine is a one-off custom set-up, a 462 cubic inch big-block based on a 455 Oldsmobile. Making an estimated 600hp.


455 Oldsmobile bored to 4.160”
Oldsmobile 425 forged crankshaft offset ground .300” to a 4.25” stroke and 2.2” connecting rod journals.
ATI harmonic balancer
Dick Miller Racing billet steel main caps
ARP main cap studs
Melling oil pump with shim to increase release valve pressure
Deep 7qt oil pan
Main bearing to cam bearing oil restrictors
ARP main studs
Clevite H-Series Main and connecting rod bearings
Forged Manly BBC connecting rods
Custom made JE Pistons with a +11.5 cc flat-top and 11.76:1 compression.


Jones Cam Designs SR lifters
Custom ground solid roller cam by Jones Cam Designs


Intake .681
Exhaust .680

Duration @ .050”: 254/255
LSA: 109

Custom length 5/8th diameter pushrods
T&D shaft rocker system, with 1.65 Roller Rockers
DC-4 Valve Springs


Edelbrock Performer Cylinder Heads ported by Marty Zimmerman
ARP head studs
Edelbrock Victor Intake manifold ported by Marty Zimmerman
Pro-systems 4150 Carburetor built and tuned to engine specifications


MSD Distributer with Comp Cams bronze gear
MSD 9mm custom fit spark plug wires
L&M spark plug wire organizers
Cast aluminum Jet Hot coated OLDSMOBILE valve covers
March; onyx black serpentine accessory drive
ARP stainless accessory hardware throughout


American Racing stainless steel 1-7/8”x3” long-tube headers
Stainless header extensions with ball and socket flanges (no 3-bolt flange to leak)
3” stainless steel Pypes exhaust with x-pipe and Race-Pro mufflers
Polished s/s 442 style (trumpet) exhaust tips
Exhaust fully welded.


Stock fuel tank with sump installed
Aeromotive A1000 Fuel Pump
100 Micron filter pre-pump
10 Micron filter post-pump
Aeromotive billet fuel pump controller w/ override
-8AN Braided Stainless feed to fuel pressure regulator on firewall
-8AN Braided Stainless return line to fuel tank from fuel pressure regulator
Aeromotive A1000 4-Port regulator
-6AN braided line to primary and secondary fuel bowls


BTR billet aluminum thermostat housing with coolant bypass
180 degree thermostat
Aluminum Griffin radiator 28” x 19”
2596 cfm 16” Spal fan: x2
Derale PWM electric fan controller w/ override
Aluminum water pump


Billet steel flywheel
Standard BBC roller pilot bearing
American Powertrain T56 Magnum Retrofit
Quick-Time steel blow proof bell-housing
Enlarged transmission tunnel to fit T56 magnum
Tremec T56 Magnum (TR6060) transmission (6-speed manual)
American Powertrain White Lightning short-throw shifter
Lokar shifter boot
American Powertrain white cue-ball with 6-speed pattern
Hydraulic clutch setup w/ Wilwood master cylinder
Hydromax hydraulic release bearing slave
Mean-Street clutch by American Powertrain
Transmission filled with Mobile 1 synthetic ATF fluid
1350 size transmission yoke
Modified transmission cross member with energy suspension mount
Custom length driveshaft


12-Bolt Chevrolet differential housing from Chevelle
Custom 33-spline for Eaton Trutrac Hytuf Strange Engineering axles
Strange Engineering Street/Strip, tapered roller bearing c-clip eliminators
33-Spline Eaton Trutrac helical gear differential
1350 Mark Williams yoke
Strange ultimate-12 cast aluminum girdle support differential cover
4.56 gear ratio



Stock A-arms with red polyurethane energy suspension A-arm bushings
New upper and lower ball joints
BMR 1.25” sway bar with polyurethane end-link bushings
Polyurethane sway bar mounts
Single adjustable QA1 coil-overs with 500lbs/in springs


Dick Miller Racing Hook & Launch pack w/ anti-hop brackets
Adjustable HAL (QA1) rear shocks
All links from rear axle to frame mounted with polyurethane bushings
Moroso “trick” drag springs

STEERING- All brand new parts!

CPP power-steering box for 1970-1972 A-bodies
New Inner/Outter tie-rod ends
New Idler Arm
Fully rebuilt (rare BOP floorshift) tilt-steering column w/ new turn signal switch
Original Oldsmobile sport steering wheel


Wilwood 6-piston 140-10510 front brake kit
Wilwood 4-piston 140-5237-B rear brake kit (Independent rear parking brake calipers)
Wilwood 1-5/8” Black anodized master cylinder
Wilwood knob type rear proportioning valve
Custom bent stainless steel brake lines to all four corners
Braided stainless brake lines from hard-lines to both front calipers
CPP Hydra boost power brake booster



Front fenders replaced with NOS fenders
Rear quarter panels replaced with NOSR panels
All original trim (not Taiwan made) polished and straightened
Laser straight body finished with Matador Red and clear coat
New 442 badging on trunk, fenders, and hood tongue
W-30 emblem added to a very worthy genuine 442
Year-One OAI fiberglass hood
Year-One vinyl W-30 and hood stripes
Underside of car gloss epoxy coated
Red W-30 inner fender wells
All original glass with the exception of a replacement windshield
All rubber replaced using Steele Rubber


Billet Specialties Street Lite Black, on all four corners
Billet Specialties Street Lite lug nuts
17x9.5 Rear
17x7 Front
275/50-17 M&H Racemaster drag radials on rear
215/35-17 Firestone WideOval tires on front


Custom carpet to fit modified transmission tunnel w/ heat shielding and sound deadener
Lokar shifter boot w/ polished s/s trim ring
NOS sill plates
New interior door panels
Rebuilt window regulators with new rollers
All new interior windlace
New package tray liner
New window felts (interior/exterior)
6pt chromoly roll cage
New Procar front sport seats
Racequip 5pt racing harness for driver and passenger
H&H wood dash trim with radio delete
Excellent condition rear seat
Excellent condition original headliner
Excellent condition dash assembly
Vintage Air auxiliary heater/defrost installed in stock heater box location
Custom rocker switches for fuel pump, fuel pump speed control bypass, and fan speed control bypass.
Trunk mounted battery; -1 ga wire from battery to starter
Remote charging lugs underhood
Battery disconnect underhood
Powermaster 9510 XS Torque starter
Painless wiring muscle car 25 circuit harness installed in entire vehicle
Dakota Digital VHX series instrument cluster

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