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Is rocket just a name? or is there actually a difference? a guy down the road has a GTO for sale ($200) says its got a 350 rocket? What exactly is that if anything? Thanks in advance guys

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http://rocket100.mytopsitelist.com/rocket100 Hope this helps some.

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A jurry-rigged piece of shit you should avoid.
It's a Pontiac with an Oldsmobile engine. The term "rocket" means nothing in all reality. Just a marketing term for the most part.
My 307 in my Delta 88 is of "rocket heritage" too, but it ain't no rocket with 140 hp. LOL.
It shares many parts with other Olds V8s of bigger fame :). Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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and what about the 327 RAT ?
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All Olds Engines are "Rocket" Engines, even the Quad-4. The name comes from the 50's. Any idiot that tells you a Olds 350 and a olds 350 Rocket (with gold valve covers) is a different engine, is just an Idiot. A spray bomb of gold paint, and they are all "Gold Top Rockets" Charles
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so there is nothing mechanical thats difference at all? I'm not buying the car, just was wondering what it was a "rocket" I've heard of "rockets" before, was just courius is all, thanks for the heads up on it guys

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Some of the late 60's erly 70's cars probably had different parts to them. Such as valve train, cams, pistons. Some Hevy Duty blocks. Yet any olds motor is a rocket. Heck the Olds 350 Diesel blocks have better cranks, and a hevy duty block. Change the pistons, & heads. Then you have a high out put gasoline olds 350 that will take higher stresses. Charles
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