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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. sled_dog

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    Olds 5.7 diesel........
     
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    What? I have three of those, one on each axle. :dunno:
     
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    Um the spark plugs?
     
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    and plug wire sets...
     
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    Well since the olds diesel was made from a gasser, that could be it. I've also read you can make a killer high compression gas motor from one.
     
  7. sled_dog

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    call bull on that one. 22.5:1 is the spec I just quickly found for those engines! Good luck getting anything but Diesel to run in there. 108 octane would laugh at you after it blew your engine to bits.
     
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    I've never really looked into it, just what I've read. Never really cared either. I would go BBC if I wanted a hotrod. I wish I still had the Mag, but I tossed them all out. I think it was in Hot Rod if you want to search it.
     
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    not really ha. I'd rather have nothing to do with an Olds engine in any form.
     
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    you dont run it in stock form... converted to a gasser it can handle high compression well, not in stock form, and if im not mistaken, they can be made into 455's... or similar size
     
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    I forget what size you can make them. But the olds diesel was based on a gas engine from the start.
     
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    they were based of a 350 but they can be bored alot...
     
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    I'll have to check with Tech Data when I get back to work tomorrow. I know that our website search will pull up a broad range of parts that may or may not fit the engine (or whatever) you are working with depending on how you are running it. We set it up so that a broad range is covered in the search but the individual parts detail should tell you for sure. I pulled up a detail on one of the plugs and it does sound weird that it would still list Olds diesel as an option...:thinking:
     
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    Most of the basics are here on the diesel. Being an Olds guy at heart (shhh, don't tell anyone), I'll use an Olds motor when the time to build a hotrod comes. They are the easiest motors for swapping parts (intakes between big and small block being about the only thing that won't swap between them all, older models aside), and are torque monsters.
     
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    Pontiac has to be the easiest, there really isn't a "small" and "big" block. 350 to 455, same intake.
     
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    You can make a killer big cube small block Olds starting w/ the Olds 350 diesel block. They're around a 434 cubic inch displacement, you can go bigger or smaller, dipending on the crank and bore. They're really strong and can hold upwards of 1000hp with a couple of good mods.
     
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    I checked with one of the Tech guys and he said that it's because the block can be built as a gasser and that would be the spark plug you would use for it. It should probably be better described as "Olds Diesel modified" or something like that to be more clear. Uh-oh. That sounded like too much Tech for the Lounge...:D
     

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