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    Default olds 455 with a berkley jet

    So does anyone have experience with a 1971 or around then, oldsmobile 455 with a berkley jet attached. I just bought a boat with this setup and having a few issues. I would prefer someone thats into the oldsmobiles, yes I know a big block chevy would be better, but thats not an option at this point.

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    Get in touch with TIMINATOR here on the boards, he can talk both your ears off, and send your phone bill thru the roof, talking Olds motors. Seriously get in touch with him, he wrote some articles on the OLDS motor in HB magazine.

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    I'll talk about Ozwalds with ya! Got 2 boats with 'em in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elcaminokid View Post
    So does anyone have experience with a 1971 or around then, oldsmobile 455 with a berkley jet attached. I just bought a boat with this setup and having a few issues. I would prefer someone thats into the oldsmobiles, yes I know a big block chevy would be better, but thats not an option at this point.
    We build and repair dozens a year what would you like to know ? Tom

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    just don't get frustratedwith it..once it's dialed in it's a very reliable turnkey motor
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    I can share some info. I miss my boat with the Olds!!!!

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    I can help out to. My Olds powered jet been clocked at 50 !
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    There's a lot of them arround kid, so lots of experience, just not me.

    They are a good solid motor, but, in stock trim (as factory) don't like sustained high RPM that the Chevy's and Fords tolerate. To push one hard, there is a bit of oiling system work to do.

    They are lighter than the other motors, due to less iron in the block (especially in teh main bearing webs), which means there is a limit to how hard you can hot-rod them as well before they start to break the main bearings out the bottom of the block, much over 500 and you are thowing dice IMO.
    When you roll craps, it's expensive, INSTANTLY.

    Beyond that, enjoy a great boat. Best of luck to you.
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    Hey Kid, what ever you do, dont ever let a chevy guy give you info on an Olds motor !!! The only block Olds made with out solid web mains are the 403's. As for the weight, thats BS also. Matter of fact there were many Olds blocks made with a higher Nickle content (more expensive) than any other GM block,(stronger). Yes they are very expensive to build as there not around still stamping out parts but there is plenty of racing parts out there. Here is a great web site to check out www.realoldspower.com for any info you would like to know about Oldsmobile.
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