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That's a clean looking piece...what engine/trans. does it have..??? Value for these types of vehicles are all about the condition in my opinion..if it is solid with no rust issues, nice paint and interior...runs good...you can't build that for less than $10k...I don't care who does the work....looks like it would make a cool sleeper with a BB...post some more info and pics...what are they asking..??

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If you can find an Olds 455 out of a 1969 or 1970 Delta 88, or the Delta 98 donor cars (with 1971 and the 1972 being a 8.5:1 low compression motor) it will drop into your Omega as if it grew there. You basically have to check the application code to tell an Olds small block from a big block. The only physical difference is the small block has a ten inch wide intake and the big block has a foot wide intake (without a ruler it is hard to tell them apart).

The only problem you will encounter with an Olds 455 in a Omega (aside from finding a donor motor) is the fact that if you run headers they will have to wrap around the sub frame which can cause wheel and tire fitment issues. To change from an in-line six to a V8 you will have to change the frame stands anyway. The big block used a different frame stand than the small block but both bolt up in the same holes. The big block uses a frame stand that is a little shorter than the small block frame stands. Because of this difference if you use a small block frame stand with a big block your hood won't clear the A/C compressor if so equipped when you attempt to close the flat hood on your Omega. Slap on some 307 Olds small block decals, that also used a QuadraJet carb and you can see that it makes a great sleeper.

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