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    Default Our F85 Power Tour Project

    Below you can follow some of the progress that we have done in the past 5 weeks on our Power Tour car for this year. It is a 1965 Olds F85 with a 455 and a T56.

























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    Great wheel choice! Don't know what they are or who makes them, but they look perfect for the body style!

    Keep up the good work!
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    Great project and awesome progress!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapthrillz
    Great wheel choice! Don't know what they are or who makes them, but they look perfect for the body style!

    Keep up the good work!
    Here is the group purchase that we bought them on..

    https://www.pro-touring.com/forum/sh...ight=Rushforth

    Give Jon a call at Driverz Inc. and he can get you all set up.

    http://www.driverzinc.com/

    Andrew- Thanks for the compliment, ~40 days until we need to leave so there is quite a bit of work yet to do.

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    Very cool car. I really like the '66/'67 Olds. That's a really unique pt car.

    How did you manage to get the T56 to bolt up to the 455? What modifications are you going to have to make to get it to fit? What, if any, modifications did you make to the T56 itself to be able to handle the torque of the 455?

    The reason I ask is I'm putting a 455 in my '68 which should put out about 540 ft.-lbs. I'm planning on using a TKO600 to handle the torque. You're the first I've seen to be able to put a T56 behind an Olds.

    -Mark

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    Nice project. Good luck on making the power tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68cutlass
    Very cool car. I really like the '66/'67 Olds. That's a really unique pt car.

    How did you manage to get the T56 to bolt up to the 455? What modifications are you going to have to make to get it to fit? What, if any, modifications did you make to the T56 itself to be able to handle the torque of the 455?

    The reason I ask is I'm putting a 455 in my '68 which should put out about 540 ft.-lbs. I'm planning on using a TKO600 to handle the torque. You're the first I've seen to be able to put a T56 behind an Olds.

    -Mark
    The bellhousing is a Mcleod unit, the hydrolics were originaly from ATS and have been modified a little bit to fit the A-body better (originally designed for an F-body). As for the T56 itself, it is a RS Gear unit that came from ATS, and is rated @ 750ft/lb. In order to put this giant trans in there we completly cut the tunel out and shaped a new one out of 16ga steel in our slip roll. It is not only wider but much taller to get the trans up in the car high enough so nothing is hanging down below the frame. The car is coming along really well and should be a nice change up from PT Camaros on power tour. I will try and get a few more photos of the engine and trans set up for you guys.


    7TSS- Were a little futher along than the pics show

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    THAT is a sexy car! I might have to find one of those sometime soon for a nice family Cruiser.

    Wonder how rare they are....Hmmmm.
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    Sweet another early Olds A-body on PT

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    Did the frame get painted or powdercoated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTuner
    Did the frame get painted or powdercoated?
    We painted it using GM Recon paint. I love the finish that this paint gives. Too bad GM doesn't sell it anymore..

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    '65 Olds is one of those really great cars that gets overlooked. I love the body lines on them. Great project and a great idea. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Rushforth Wheels looking sweet!
    Car looks like it's coming together great, be sure to send pics from Power Tour!

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    Well it was a long weekend but took a few minutes to pull the car out and snap a few photos... Enjoy!








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    awesome project! nice work...
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    Sweet project!! Had to save alot of those pics for reference.
    What size wheels/tires are you running on there? BS too if possible.
    Thanks.
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    Nice job Phillip. Have fun on Power Tour.
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    looking great, love the wheels
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