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  • Stock Number: 9781613255926
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  • Date Of Publication: July 2021

Oldsmobile V8 Engines 1964-1990 How to Rebuild

$29.87 $36.95
  • Barcode: 9781613255926

Bring that old Oldsmobile engine back to life with this new,
all-color Workbench-edition book.


Oldsmobile caught the performance world by surprise
when it launched its new overhead valve (OHV) V-8 in 1949
called the Rocket. These engines, along with Cadillac, were
the first post-war OHV design produced by General Motors. In
a world of flathead V-8 performance, they were a major step
forward and an instant hit. As was the norm for all American
car manufacturers in the 1950s and 1960s, the Rocket V-8s
grew in size and performance capability until the Generation
II engines began production in 1964. Offered in a variety of
displacements over the 27-year run, the Generation II engine
was offered in sizes ranging from 260 to 455 ci, suiting every
possible need from reliable fuel economy to all-out performance.


In Oldsmobile V-8 Engines 1964–1990: How to Rebuild,
veteran author Mike Forsythe takes you through the complete
process of rebuilding and restoring your Generation II Rocket
V-8 to its original glory. Covered in a thorough step-by-step
format are the tools required, the disassembly process,
analysis of what went wrong, parts selection and replacement,
the machining process, pre-assembly, final assembly, and the
break-in process. Some performance upgrade options are
also included.


The Oldsmobile Generation II engine had a lengthy and
productive run not only powering Oldsmobiles but also a
variety of Buicks and Pontiacs. If you are in the restoration
process or simply want a return to factory-original performance
in your Cutlass, Delta 88, Vista Cruiser, Toronado, 98,
or 442, this book is an essential tool in bring your Oldsmobile
back to its original glory.

• This is the first book published on rebuilding these
popular Oldsmobile engines


• Oldsmobile engines were produced in the millions from
1964 to 1990


• Many of the most popular cars GM produced during this
era were powered by Oldsmobile engines, even many
late 1970s Pontiac Trans Ams

About the Author
Mike Forsythe rebuilt his first engine at age 13. Over the past
45 years, he has rebuilt too many engines to count, whether
they resided in cars, trucks, or aircraft. Mike has also authored
numerous overhaul books for major automotive publishers. In
addition to his expertise with Oldsmobile engine overhauls,
Mike earned certification as an Automotive Service Excellence
(ASE) master automobile technician and is an Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA)–certified aircraft mechanic. As an avid drag
racer, Mike also knows the tricks to ensure that engines reach
their power potential.

Author: Mike Forsythe

Author Bio: Mike Forsythe rebuilt his first engine at age 13. Over the past 45 years, he has rebuilt too many engines to count, whether they resided in cars, trucks, or aircraft. Mike has also authored numerous overhaul books for major automotive publishers. In addition to his expertise with Oldsmobile engine overhauls, Mike earned certification as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master automobile technician and is an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)–certified aircraft mechanic. As an avid drag racer, Mike also knows the tricks to ensure that engines reach their power potential.

ISBN: 9781613255926

Publisher: CarTech

Binding Type: Paperback

Illustrations: 483 color photos and charts

Pages: 144

Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”

Weight: 1.5

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