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    joe_padavano
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    “I know they are stronger, that’s why I said Without going with rover block. I’m just weird, it has to be an olds block”

    Understand, but I got over that. I’m building a 4.6 Rover block with 300 Buick crank (gets me about 298 cu in) and adapting the Olds heads so it looks “correct”. Hollow pushrods fix the oiling differences to the valvetrain. Looking at using Harlan Sharp Buick V6 roller rockers. Also trying to score a set of the Merlin F-85 heads from England. Big bucks but improved flow and they have the right valve cover rail shape to look like an Olds 215 instead of a Buick or Rover.

    #13336

    joe_padavano
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    “Just looking for a stronger block without going rover block”

    The later Rover blocks with cross bolted mains and improved casting technology are stronger.

    #13328

    joe_padavano
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    Here’s a bit of info. According to that April 62 parts book, Olds did not list a bare block, only a block assembly that included the fitted pistons, rings, and cam and main bearings. The 2bl, 4bbl, and Jetfire block assemblies all had different part numbers, primarily due to the different pistons. There is no indication of any differences in the bare block casting.

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    #13311

    joe_padavano
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    Unfortunately, the page numbers in the browser URL aren’t sequential and don’t correspond to anything. I have no idea why they did this, but it is just stupid. The Search function is the easiest way to navigate.

    #13286

    joe_padavano
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    Eric,

    Unfortunately the site isn’t that user friendly, so you do have to go page-by-page. You can also jump to the next section using the hyperlinks in the upper RH and LH corners of the page. Also, there is a search function that lets you search terms or group numbers.

    #13221

    joe_padavano
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    Apparently I need to be more explicit.

    The 61-63 axle and the 7.5″ axle in the S-10 are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

    NOTHING interchanges, swaps, or “bolts in”.

    Does that answer both halves?

    #13218

    joe_padavano
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    Well, an S10 uses leaf springs and the F85 uses coil springs.

    I’m going to go with “no”…

    #13188

    joe_padavano
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    Kanter sells replacement drums for these cars. I have not used them but my friend Scott is happy with the ones he got.

    #13072

    joe_padavano
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    I’ve heard too many stories like this over the years. They NEVER have a scrap of documentation to back them up. I’m also aware of several “Jetfire” convertibles. Not one was factory built.

    #13048

    joe_padavano
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    You aren’t going to find anything that will bolt in. These cars aren’t popular enough for a company like Ididit to market one. You will need to have one custom built or modify one yourself. Ididit sells column shift versions, but you will need to fabricate a linkage to match. The only bolt-in columns are the 1961-63 F-85 and Skylark columns. Even then, the manual and power steering versions are different.

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