Turbo Fun: Driving The 1971 Olds Cutlass
Turbo Fun: Driving The 1971 Olds Cutlass "S71" Final Feature Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/s71 - 314-783-8325 - The S71 Olds is finished, and man, is it a blast to drive! The BTR Performance Olds V8 boosted by a Bullseye Power turbo from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports makes TONS of power, and the car drives and handles awesome. One of the best parts is the sound of the 700+ horsepower boosted V8 through MagnaFlow exhaust. Contact us to build your dream car! 3...
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 on Cover of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Video V8TV
1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass S71 on Cover of Popular Hot Rodding Magazine Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/S71 - 314-783-8325 - The S71 Olds made the cover of this month's Popular Hot Rodding Magazine ! There's also a full color feature inside. We are really honored to have one of our creations featured in this special issue, along side of some of the coolest cars from the SEMA show built by the best in the biz. One thing we'd like to point out is that the engine was built...

 

The S71 Olds is finished, and man, is it a blast to drive! The BTR Performance Olds V8 boosted by a Bullseye Power turbo from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports makes TONS of power, and the car drives and handles awesome. One of the best parts is the sound of the 700+ horsepower boosted V8 through MagnaFlow exhaust. Contact us to build your dream car! 

 

In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We're also using FBS stripe tapes to lay out the DuPont Hot Hues Snowstorm white stripes under the Warp Speed Blue. The final steps are to wetsand and buff the clear to bring out the mirror smooth finish and deep shine!

 

In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We're also using FBS stripe tapes to lay out the DuPont Hot Hues Snowstorm white stripes under the Warp Speed Blue. The final steps are to wetsand and buff the clear to bring out the mirror smooth finish and deep shine!

 

Our 1971 Oldsmobile "S71" project is powered by a turbocharged Olds V8 that is capable of making some serious power. The stock 10-bolt rear axle assembly was never intended to handle this kind of load, so we chose to run a unit that can take the power - a Currie 9+ rear end. In this video, we explain the thought process behind our decision and the reasons why the 9+ is a suitable choice for this car.

 

Painting the body parts of our 1971 Olds "S71" project in DuPont Hot Hues Warp Speed Blue. It's the little things that make it nice.

 

Check out the huge Bell Intercooler we hid in the nose on our 1971 Oldsmobile.

 

Our '71 Olds Cutlass "S71" is going to make some power with the help of a 76mm turbocharger built by Bullseye Power that we got from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports . Our buddy Brett Evans came by to help with the install, and in this video, Brett takes us through the anatomy of the Bullseye Turbo and why we chose it.

 

Sometimes the simple solution eludes you. In this case, we've been gearing up for the turbocharger install on the S71 Olds project. We've got our diesel block and new parts set aside, and we're using the original 350 engine to mock up how we want the turbo to fit in the car. We were expecting a ton of fambrication, as turbo manifolds or headers are not readily available for 1971 Olds 350 engines, and we were expecting to have to make our own. However, after studying the stock manifolds, a potential solution became apparant. From a performance standpoint, turbo cars don't seem to care if you're running headers or manifolds, the power levels are similar. And cast iron is as strong as anything when it comes to exhaust parts. We notices that the Olds manifolds had a provision for the single exhaust version cars that merges the left and right exhaust pipes together... can we use this factory style setup to build our turbo exhaust? Let's find out!

 

The rear suspension on the Olds "S71" is designed to keep this car stuck to the road in the turns, and provide smooth articulation. The Global West Negative Roll rear suspension makes it happen.

 

The original dash panel was pretty rusty on our 1971 Olds "S71" project. These cars tended to hold water and moisture under the stainless windshield trim, and that would cause big rust holes to form under the trim, and then the driver's feet would get wet. The sheet metal to repair this area is not yet reproduced, so we contacted Desert Valley Auto Parts to have a section removed from a rust-free parts car to install in our Oldsmobile.

 

The quarter panels were next on the list of repairs on the "S71" Olds project. We were contemplating this area for a while, as the original steel had some rust in the wheel well lip and along the bottom edge, but it was otherwise in great shape. We elected to do a minimally-invasive repair and use part of a replacement quarter panel skin from YearOne to do the job.

 

This video covers the installation of a new 3-piece trunk floor and inner and outer wheelhouses from YearOne. We also installed a rear tail panel obtained from Desert Valley Auto Parts, which was removed from a rust-free donor car in Arizona. The install is pretty straight forward, and Randy Stange takes us through the steps and the tools needed to do the job and have an undetectable repair when finished. He used traditional MIG welding and the HTP Quickspot II spot welder for a clean installation.

 

We've talked about the welding techniques used from the factory in another video, and now here's a demonstration of how to make clean plug welds with a MIG welder or how to make factory -appearing resistance spot welds using the HTP Quickspot II spotwelder.

 

The V8TV crew has been making improvements to the S71's chassis, namely adding reinforcing steel in areas where the original frame was "C" shaped to completely "box" the design. This will help the chassis resist flexing and improve overall handling and traction. One design modification was the need to re-engineer the transmission crossmember, as it no longer will use the original mount holes because their access was closed off with the reinforcements. Once the chassis was welded solid and ground clean, it was treated to a single stage enamel paint coat in a satin-black factory appearing sheen.