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  • Oldsmobile Cutlass

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    The Oldsmobile Cutlass was a range of automobiles produced by General Motors' Oldsmobile division between 1961 and 1999. At its introduction, the Cutlass was Oldsmobile's smallest model; it began as a unibody compact car, but saw its greatest success as a body-on-frame intermediate. Introduced as the top trim level in Oldsmobile's compact F-85 line, the Cutlass evolved into a distinct series of its own, spawning numerous variants, including the formidable 4-4-2 muscle car in 1964, premium Cutlass Supreme in 1966, and outright performance Hurst/Olds in 1968, as well as the Vista Cruiser station wagon. By the 1980s, Oldsmobile was using the Cutlass as a sub-marque, with numerous vehicle lines bearing the name simultaneously. These included the Cutlass Calais compact, the midsize Cutlass Ciera, the Cutlass Cruiser station wagon, and top of the line midsize Cutlass Supreme.

  • Olds

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    Olds may refer to: Senior citizens Oldsmobile, a brand of automobile manufactured in the US from 1897 to 2004 F. E. Olds, an American brass musical instrument manufacturing company named after its founder

  • Oldsmobile V8 engine

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    Toronado's 425 V8, the first post-war front-wheel drive V8 application. The Oldsmobile V8 refers to a series of Oldsmobile engines beginning with the advanced 1949 Rocket which were, along with the 1949 Cadillac V8, the first post-war OHV V8 engines produced by General Motors. Like all other GM divisions, Olds continued building its own V8 engine family for decades, finally adopting the corporate Chevrolet 350 small-block and Cadillac Northstar engine only in the 1990s. All Oldsmobile V8s were manufactured at plants in Lansing, Michigan. All Oldsmobile V8s use a 90° bank angle, and most share a common stroke dimension: for early Rockets, for later Generation 1 engines, and for Generation 2 starting in 1964. The , , , and engines are commonly called small-blocks. , , and V8s have a higher deck height ( versus ) to accommodate a stroke crank to increase displacement. These taller-deck models are commonly called "big-blocks", and are taller and wider than their "small-block" counterparts. The Rocket V8 was the subject of many first and lasts in the automotive industry. It was the first mass-produced OHV V8, in 1949. The factory painted "small-blocks" gold or blue (flat black on the late model ), while "big-blocks" could be red, green, blue, or bronze. As is the case with all pre-1972 American passenger car engines, published horsepower and torque figures for those years were SAE "Gross," as opposed to 1972 and later SAE Net ratings (which are indicative of what actual production engines produce in their "as installed" state - with all engine accessories, full air cleaner assembly, and full factory exhaust system in-place).

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