Bill Lester’s 1965 Olds F-85 442

“Known as the Money Olds TIGER EATER race car, I have owned this since my father obtained it from the dealer in April, 1966. I designed this motor for maximum durability, using the strongest parts, while making the reciprocating assembly much lighter so that it would rev like a small block. Mondello was most helpful with this.”
– Bill Lester

Engine: 1969 Toronado 455 +.030, line honed, stud & strap kit, oil restrictors, VT-581 Valley Tray
Induction: Edelbrock O4B Aluminum Intake
Heads: Mondello Bracket Ported and Polished w/Posi-Flow 2.07 & 1.68 stainless valves/Engle springs/Smith Bros. 5/16 .083 pushrods/Comp Cams guide plates.
Rockers: Crower 1.7 stainless roller rockers.
Camshaft: Mondello designed Engle Hydraulic Roller Steel Camshaft RH-14-22 .569 lift.
Lifters: Speed Pro custom hydraulic roller.
Timing Set: Cloyes Hex-A-Just w/TR-810 2 piece front cover plate.
Pistons: Mondello/Arias 4032 Forged Pistons w/”D” cup
Rings: C & A Zero Gap Rings.
Flywheel: Aluminum
Crank: Factory A.I.S.I. 1049 Forged Steel Crank CUT .010/.010.
Rods: Eagle 4340 H-Beam steel rods 7/16″.
Ignition: MSD Digital 6 plus MSD dist, HVC coil.
Water Pump: GMB Aluminum w/aluminum pulleys.
Fuel System: Edelbrock 800 CFM Carb/Holley “red” electric pump, Holley regulator.
Oiling System: Milodon 8 qt. pan/Melling 7/8″ pump WT-190 Windage Tray
Balancer: BHJ steel SFI
Trans: Richmond Gear 6 speed, .76 overdrive
Exhaust: W&Z factory manifolds, Super Dynomax + 2 1/2″ pipes.
Misc: Lakewood SFI scattershield, Denny’s 1350 driveshaft, McLeod 11″ diaphragm clutch, ’66 Chevelle 12 bolt 3:73 posi, 225/70R15 fronts on 15×7, giant 31″ tall 285/70R15 T/A rears on 15×8. Original 1965 Sun tach.

All poly suspension bushings, KYB shocks, Metco adjustable aluminum rear control arms, PDB, 11″ rear drums off 1977 Cutlass, 1 1/4″ front, 1″ rear swaybars. Car is featured in May 2002 issue of Popular Hotrodding page 26-29 since it also was an original dealer DRAG RACE CAR.

If you want more details call me at (623) 931-3598.


19 / Sep


Hall of Fame