Brainbeau Olds 442..& other Famous Oldsmobiles

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  • #21983
    brainbeauolds
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    Hello jmb442,
    I’m new here on this forum. Is that Loyed Woodland laying on the floor?
    Thank you,
    Gene

    #21984
    dino
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    Ok …With a User Name like That ….Will the Real Photos And History be forthcoming ?

    #21985
    brainbeauolds
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    I’ve been using brainbeauolds as a user name because I used to own the 1966 Brainbeau Olds 442 drag car. I sold it to Loyed Woodland 3 years ago. I didn’t want to sell the car but I realized that I probably wouldn’t get around to doing anything with it unless I hit the Lottery. I felt comfortable selling it to Loyed. I think it went to a very deserving person.
    Gene

    #21994
    jmb442
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    “Brainbeau Olds”, Welcome to the forum. Sorry,but from the angle of the picture I can’t tell who’s snoozin.


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    #22006
    brainbeauolds
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    Thank you for the welcome, I appreciate it. I’m going to try to post a photo of the 1967 Brainbeau Olds 442. I hope it works.
    Gene

    #22020
    paul-ceasrine
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    LEE V.
    Thanks,,, I will definitely call you…Possibly Thursaday night..
    My first memory of Dover, Summer, 1968 “The Pied Piper”. Never knew station wagons could run that fast :o,,or come with 4-speeds. Loved the way your Dad would fly through the traps,,and come up the return road nice and easy,, like a PRO.
    Never knew you had the 67′ 4-4-2.. Talked to my father, says he remembered the car,,not sure if you had it then in 68′, in D/S..1969 F/S, sounds like 400/350HP…
    A friend of ours, Frank Iterie had a red 67′ 4-4-2, , black-vinyl top with Cragars, SS/FA
    nice car too…
    OK…4-4-2 fans, who remembers the (2) 68′ cars that ran in SS/GA. One was blue-green with the white vertical fender-stripe,,, and the other soft-yellow with the black vertical fender-stripe..What E.T’s did they run??? jmb442,,, the fender-stripe option code would be W-36,, and only available on the 68′ 4-4-2,,Am I right?? .And I’m a Mopar Head 🙄
    Paul

    #22054
    brainbeauolds
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    I guess the first photo of this 1967 Brainbeau car I posted was too big. Maybe this is better. Thanks for the 1969 Berejik Olds photo that was posted.
    Gene

    #22059
    cullyflower
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    Seems like the guys with the israili rocket dragster with their aircraft industry backgrounds would have been
    tempted to put a wing on that car. 😉 💡

    #22064
    jmb442
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    Paul ; Your more of an Olds man than you think! ….w-36 stripe,was one year only. I see the stripe on quite a few 68 442’s,but if the
    car wasn’t ordered with it from the factory it wont look right. The actual “442” emblem was closer to the door on the stripe cars than
    the ones that didn’t get it. So, when the stripe is put on a NON stripe car, it winds up being too close to the wheel well on the bottom of the
    front fender……whew…. I feel like I’m writing a book!

    #22065
    maso
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    quote cullyflower:

    Seems like the guys with the israili rocket dragster with their aircraft industry backgrounds would have been
    tempted to put a wing on that car. 😉 💡

    Gas dragsters didn’t have them at that time… I don’t think Gas dragsters ever had wings on them.

    #22066
    paul-ceasrine
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    jmb442,,
    Yes, I’m going Olds..I understand on the 68′ 442 striping, after your history lesson 🙂
    That would look a little weird, with the vertical stripe too close to the fender, with the add-on striping kit on the non-ordered W-36 option..
    Of course, not too many Mopar guys know the difference between a 4-4-2 and Cutlass-S
    with the W-31 option,,,or model years..
    On the (2) 68′ Olds 4-4-2 SS/GA cars at Dover. Both ran 13.20’s, and were evenly matched.
    Gee, what lovely red plastic inner fenderwell-liners you have 😆 😆
    Paul,,,That’s “F-85” to you sir 😮

    #22124
    jmb442
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    Paul; I know what you mean. Back in 06′, I was walking through an old junkyard out in Stone Ridge and realized,
    that I had a hard time Identifying cars once they got back before the early 50’s. A buddy of mine, who’s more into Traditional hot rods,
    could pick em’ out in a hurry…….36 chevy ,48 Dodge, etc….

    #22395
    jmb442
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    I don’t know about you guys,but Winter can turn into Spring…asap. My 68 Olds waits patiently for warm weather,so that I can start racing
    towards the next “I have to finish it by….” deadline.


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    #22396
    dino
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    No fender or hood…you really like to “Get INTO” your work…How ’bout starting a topic on this in “Current Projects”,with more pics…will you plan to have it done and join the Gang at Island Set.25-26 ?

    #23049
    fredrice
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    Still have mine after some thirty years……

    Purchased in 1979 in Lansing, Mi. when I went to work for OLDS in Product Engineering.

    Fred

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