Gary Frazee's 1972 Hurst Olds Convertible Pace Car
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By 1972, rising insurance rates, rising gas prices and
creeping EPA requirements had reduced the W30-option 455
ci. powerplant to just 300 hp and 410 lb-ft. of torque.
442's with the W30 option also received a low-restriction
dual exhaust system, an aluminum intake manifold, a fiberglass
ram-air hood, anti-spin 3.42:1-geared
differential, and a heavy duty cooling system. Here Gary
cleanly assembled the kit engine right out of the box,
again using his combination of Humbrol and Rustoleum Flat
Black paints as a base in which to frame the Oldsmobile
Engine Blue motor.
Like all 1972 Hurst Olds 442s, Gary's model is equipped
with a Turbo-Hydro 400 transmission with a console-mounted
Hurst Dual-Gate shifter,