1974 Oldsmobile Omega

1974 Oldsmobile Omega Owned/submitted by:
David Meier

From:
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Specifications:
  • 355ci
  • TH350
  • Holley 650cfm DP
  • 14×6 & 15×7 Steel Rims
  • 2.5 inch w/Flo Pro VForce Mufflers
More Specs:

355ci SBC built by Dan Klim
10.5:1 Compression
Speed Pro Forged Flattop Pistons
Vortec Heads
Crane Roller Tip Rockers
CompCams XE274H (274/286, 230/236)
Edelbrock Performer EPS Vortec Intake
TCI Street Fighter 2500 Stall
3.73 Richmond Gears with TruTrac Posi.

History:


Purchased the Omega back in Spring of 2005 originally as a parts car for my 73 Nova Custom. While taking inventory of what good parts we could salvage, besides some really rusted quarter panels, determined that the car wasn’t really that bad off and decided to put it back on the road.

With some help from some good friends, learnt to weld and do minor metal work. Replaced the rear quarter panels, fixed some holes in the floor and patched up some small pin holes in the doors and got the Omega safetied and back on the road.

Car came stock with a 250 straight 6, TH350 transmission and 10 bolt rearend with 2.56 ratio. When we first got the car running and rolling, it didn’t seem to be running too well and you could barely get to 40 mph on the road. We rebuilt the monojet carb, we swapped out the distributor for an HEI setup but nothing helped. Pulled the valvecover and discovered very little movement from the valvetrain, cam is most likely toast. This is where the Omega got it’s nickname of ‘Slomega!’ from. We swapped a 305 from an 85 Parisienne into the car to make it drivable. Ended up taking this car to the track to have some fun and it would run between 16.9-17.2 in the quarter.

Few years later, a friend of mine was selling a 355 and I couldn’t pass on the deal. August 2009 we swapped in the 355, a freshly built TH350 and rebuilt the rearend, changing it over to a Detroit Tru-Trac Posi with 3.73 Richmond Gears. This brought the Omega into the mid-14s. Ran the Omega like this until September 2010 when I blew up the 355.

My good friend Dan Klim came to my aid in 2011 and rebuilt the 355, giving it a new build/setup which pushed the Omega into the mid-13s.

The Omega has sorta become the race car which my Dad enjoys racing through out the past few summers at the track in Gimli, Manitoba.

Present Or Future Plans:

Other then finishing up the bodywork, maybe a real paint job down the road ….

No real plans other then keeping it running, and enjoy some father/son time at the track running the car.

Final Thoughts:

I have a website devoted to showcasing my 74 Omega at Oldsomega.ca/slomega

Story/History, as well as TONS of Pictures of the Omega over the years and LOTS of links to Information and References to help out any car enthusiast.

My Ride’s Pictures:
1974 Oldsmobile Omega Description of Picture on the Left:
August 2015
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August 2015
1974 Oldsmobile Omega
1974 Oldsmobile Omega Description of Picture on the Left:
August 2015
Description of Picture on the Right:
August 2015
1974 Oldsmobile Omega
1974 Oldsmobile Omega Description of Picture on the Left:
August 2015
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Interior
1974 Oldsmobile Omega
1974 Oldsmobile Omega Description of Picture on the Left:
355ci built by Dan Klim
Description of Picture on the Right:
355ci built by Dan Klim
1974 Oldsmobile Omega
1974 Oldsmobile Omega Description of Picture on the Left:
Dad racing at the local dragstrip 2015
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Dad racing at the local dragstrip 2015
1974 Oldsmobile Omega

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