Michael Maxwell's 1972 Olds 442 SBC V-2

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Base

450 RWHP
450 lb/ft
V-2 Si Supercharger

This is my 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. I have owned the car since 1986. I have had various engines including the stock Olds 350, and Old 455 and now a Small Block Chevy 350. Too much to list here, but I am trying to keep a stock appearing outside (resto-mod).

  • Car - 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 2-door Hardtop, W-29 (442) options include body striping, boxed rear controls arms and heavy-duty sway bars
  • Engine - GM Performance 350 4 bolt main short block, 9:1 compression
    • Nodular Iron Crankshaft, Cast Aluminum Pistons, Powered Metal Connecting Rods
    • Procomp Aluminum 3002S Cylinder Heads, 2.02"/1.60" valves, 190cc Intake, Studs, Guide Plates, Full Roller Rockers, Hardened Pushrods
    • Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap Intake Manifold
    • Comp Cams 12-246-3, .490/.490 Lift, 230/236 Duration @ .050, Billet Timing Set
    • HEI Ignition w/remote coil, Autolite 3923 plugs (low heat range)
  • Transmission, Differential
    • TH400, 2800 stall converter, Hurst Dual Gate Shifter, Shift Kit, HD clutch pack
    • Eaton Posi, US Gear 3.73
  • Fuel System
    • Holley Streep HP 650 CRM Carburetor (0-82651), No Choke Horn
    • Holley (Blue) 15 psi Electic Pump
    • Mallory Boost Referenced Fuel Pressure Regulator w/ Fuel Return Line
    • AutoMeter Electric Fuel Pressure Gauge (mounted in gauge pod)
    • Wide Range O2 sensor w/ AutoMeter Stoich Gauge (mounted in gauge pod)
  • Body, Misc
    • 4 Point Roll Cage
    • Simpson Harness Belts
    • Optional Rear Bumper w/ Exhaust Cutouts
    • 2.5" Mandrel Bend Tubing Exhaust w/Delta Flow Flowmaster Mufflers
    • Color GM Code 56 (Sunfire Yellow)
    • SSIII Wheels Painted to Match Body

Notes on Vortech Supercharger Install: The Model is V2 Si-Trim (4GP218-038SQ) Polished. This is a the Universal Small Block Chevy Carbureted kit. All in all the kit wasn't too difficult to install. I had my pan off earlier, so I installed the oil return fitting before hand. I had to clearance my steering box just a bit and also clearance an unused mounting ear on my water pump. I had to ditch my stock fan shroud and use a long spacer on my fan to clear everything. I highly recommend the fuel line kit for the enclosure. It's a bit pricey, but it will be very difficult for you to bend the lines correctly to clearance the enclosure. I obviously also purchased the power steering pulley kit as well. Your power steering pump will now be mounted in a fixed position with an idler/tension pulley for your belt adjustment. The last modification was to swap my HEI distributor for a remote coil unit as it would not clear the carb enclosure. I installed my kit in stages, make sure your belts and power steering work before mounting the supercharger, run it without the belt with the lid off to check for leaks, then run with the belt after you hook up the oil lines. Last thing would be to install the lid and retard your timing.

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