All original one owner car purchased in Tucson AZ. Original owner died in 1991 and the son drove the car until 1993. Then it sat. Too bad it wasn't stored inside. The AZ sun did it's best to destroy all the plastic and rubber and cloth materials.
Mechanically it's an Olds 350, with Turbo 350 and 2.73 rear gear. All numbers match.
It's no Muscle Car by any means, but if I ever wanted to own a Hurst Olds, this had to be it. My dream 1969 Hurst Olds will remain just that.
I paid $2700 for it. 83K on the clock. It needs a new interior and paint.
I'm going through ALL mechanical parts watching the budget getting above what I wanted but to make it safe, it's the price to pay.
I'll post more pics as the resto proceeds. It won't be any kind of frame off. It's a solid car that allows me to check off that HURST OLDS on my bucket list. So I missed my dream 1969 Hurst Olds by 10 years. Oh well...................
Let the games begin..................... New fuel tank, New sending unit, New Shocks (4), New belts (3), New tires, New wheels, New radiator, New radiator hose, New transmission seals, New sway bar end links, New rear brakes, New rear brake cylinders, New gear oil and posi lube, New steering shaft, New water pump, New fuel pump, Professional carb rebuild, New plugs, New vacuum hoses, New front brake hoses, New thermostat, New wiper arms, and wipers, New headlight, New instrumentation lights, New shift cable, Trans-go Shift Improvement Kit, New Thrush muffler,
removed gauge cluster, GM used a printed circuit board in this year. Not their greatest engineering offering to the car world. Had to solder broken circuits to get gauges to work. The Tach in this?????????? Such an odd way to make it work. GM engineers must have had a 10 martini lunch and came back to design that.
Installed these 17 inch Hurst Dazzlers and new tires for driving. The original tires were unsafe to use on the highway. The build date on the tires was over 7 years. New wheels and tires aid in the handling now. I will install some Belltech lowering spindles to take the nose down 2 inches. The front sits too high.
Well, what do you think? I added a nice set of 15X7 Oldsmobile Super Stock IIs to the car with 225X60X15 tires.
I didn't care for the 17 inch Hurst Dazzler wheels...I wasn't Dazzled with them. Glad they are gone......back to Ol' Skool
When the cars repainted, I will have the wheels powder coated gold like the secondary color of the Hurst Olds
Now for suspension work.........steering components refreshing... Center Link, Tie Rods, etc. I need to tighten up the steering. I already add a solid steering shaft, removing the OEM.
Always nice to add shiny bits to a car......even underneath.