That is an Oldsmobile engine NOT a Chevy. It is not possible to convert
it to gas since they are entirely different engines. Now if you want to
convert to a gas engine you will need to change out the engine,
transmission, exhaust system and add in some wiring and emissions parts.
That's not entirely true, it can be converted gasoline, drag racers have
been doing it for years. How ever it aint going to run on pump gas, unless
you change the pistons to lower the compression.
And if he stays with an Olds engine, he doesn't have to change the tranny.
For that matter he could use a Pontiac or a Caddy engine and bolt to the
The only wiring needed will be a feed from the ignition side of the ignition
switch to the distributor. Caddy 472 engines are readily available and
there are aftermarket performance parts for them. Also the caddy is lighter
than a Chevy big block. would take some fabricating for the motor mounts.
The Diesel version of the Olds 350 had larger main and rod journals, the
engine when converted to gasoline was capable of producing 700 hp and
staying to together doing it.
is one articled that mentions it. I am not a olds fan, but there was one
running a diesel block at the US Street Car Nationals in Brandon Florida in
2005 I think it was ran under 8 secs in a full body Olds Cutlass tipping the
scales at 3,400 pounds. You tend to remember things like that when you see
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