Steve Bicker

Steve Bicker's Oldsmobiles

73 Olds 442
I purchased this 73 442 from a local classic car lot in 1985. It was Zodiac blue white stripes white bench seat interior with a 350 engine turbo 350 trans and a non posi rearend. Over the last ten years the car has been 4 different colors and a lot of driveline changes. As you see it here, it has had a frame off restification . The color is electric currant red with opal frost stripes, which are patterned after the 73 Hurst Olds. The frame and under hood area is medium titanium poly. The underside of the body is painted electric currant red also. The interior has swivel bucket seats in a two tone gray pattern with a console and Hurst dual gate shifter and factory rally pack gages. The engine is a 455 bored .030 0ver with Ross flat top pistons. Block has been align bored, parallel decked. The crank was ground .010 under on rods and mains completely detailed and the heat treated. Rods were completely reworked and bushed on small end with pin oilers added. The “C” heads were competition ported, heat risers filled, exhaust divider added in middle exhaust ports and sever duty stainless valves. I went with competition cams roller rockers with 7/16 studs, 3/8push rods and a 600 lift 320 duration competitions cams solid lifter cam. The whole assembly was completely balanced and a offenhauser dual quad manifold with 500 cfm performer carbs added. Hooker super competition 1 7/8 headers with a complete 3” exhaust. The engine makes 510 H.P. at 6000 R.P.M. The engine is backed by a turbo 400 trans built to B&M specs with a 3500 stall converter and a G.M. 10 bolt posi rear end with 4:10 gears.

1967 Olds 442
This car was originally bought as a parts car for another 67 442 I was doing (which still isn’t done yet). When I got the car here from New Mexico it was a numbers matching 442 and was in pretty good shape. It didn’t make sense to split it apart as a parts car! Someone had started to restore it but had other projects to do so was sold to me. I did a nose off restoration. The sheet metal was pretty good but had it share of dings and dents that 166,000 miles had dealt it. I painted it the original Saffron Yellow with black bucket seat interior. I also rebuilt the suspension, resealed the engine and transmission, added red line tires to the super stock 1 wheels and have enjoyed it since 1989.

1970 Olds 442
Our 1970 442 was owned for a while by my brother who intended to restore the car. When he decided he had to sell it, I immediately bought it annd started on a complete frame-off restoration. The car was finished in July 1999. It is galleon gold with black strips, vinyl top and interior. Since it is not a numbers matching car we decided to add the W-30 features (it is an original 442). It has a 455 engine and a Turbo 400 transmission. It has a 12-bolt posi with a 3.91:1 rearend. We take it to numerous car shows, and cruise nights in the Western New York area.

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