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February 9, 2014

February 8, 2014

First Las Vegas Cruise April 4-7th 2014

More info will follow soon, however to get your reservations at discounted rates:

Call Sam’s Town at 702 456-7777 and ask for  the “So Cal Old’s Rooms rate”.  The rate will be $188.15 for all three night including taxes and resort fee.  Grant and Karon are taking their RV & trailer so they can be the support vehicle if needed. They will be staying in the RV park at Sam’s Town.

If you would rather trailer your car with your motor home Sam’s Town has plenty of spaces to accommodate you as well. Our plan is coming together so book your rooms ASAP.

  • Updated: February 8th, 2014

February 8, 2014

1971 Olds Cutlass 350c.i.d. engine build

Frank engine pics #2 007 Frank engine pics #2 005By Grant Warner

Editors note: This five part article was originally published  in the Oldsmobile Club of Southern California “Rocket Circle” newsletter in a five part series. The article below is a compilation of these five parts. if you wish to contact the author please send your emails to Info@SocalOldsmobile.com and we will gladly forward them to Grant.

Part 1

This project and technical article will cover all aspects of diagnosing, removal, rebuilding, and re-installation of the four barrel 350 c.i.d. engine and turbo 350 transmission original to the 1971 Cutlass belonging to new member Frank Gattuccio.

There will be photos to accompany this process to better portray some of the steps that will be taken during this project and I encourage any of you who may be embarking on a similar project in the near future to email or call me with any questions you may have.

To begin with this tech series, we start with the diagnosis which began a couple of months back when Frank brought his car to me to listen to a deep rattle sound coming from the front of the engine. This was a sound that when described over the phone, first lead me to consider a failing timing chain assembly. Once I heard the noise in person, it was quite evident that the sound was deeper and potentially more severe so I removed his electrical oil pressure sensor and attached a mechanical diagnostic gauge to the motor. What we found was between 0-5psi of oil pressure at idle, well below the 25psi minimum recommendation by Oldsmobile or most engine builders.


  • Updated: February 8th, 2014

February 8, 2014

February 8, 2014


Hosted by the Northern and Southern California Chapters
of the Oldsmobile Club of America.

Where: New Location! Same Great Ocean View! Lower Meal Prices!

When: May 16th – 18th, 2014

Location: Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel 2241 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 Ph: 805-733-4608

For more details and registration form (PDF) 2014 Zone Show Flyer




  • Updated: February 8th, 2014

February 8, 2014

February 8, 2014

Janet Goeske Foundation and Senior Center – A Blast for from the Past-Vintage Carnival Extravaganza. May 18th

Please note these dates conflict with the Zone Show, but if you are still in town you may wish to attend…

On May 18th the Janet Goeske Foundation is celebrating their 30th Anniversary from 12-5 and the theme is ” A Blast for from the Past-Vintage Carnival Extravaganza”. To add to our celebration we are looking for classic car groups to display their cars during our celebration. I would appreciate hearing from you soon in hopes to have your group present during this event or if you have other groups you could share this info with to display your cars during this event. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


For more info contact:

Phellina Castillo

Program & Special Events Coordinator

Janet Goeske Foundation

5257 Sierra Street, Riverside, CA 92504

Tel (951) 351-8800 x202

Fax (951) 351-9731

  • Updated: February 8th, 2014

February 8, 2014

39th Annual Vette Set Car Show – Open to all GM Cars and Trucks. April 5th 2014

Our members are invited to attend the 39th Annual Vette Set Car Show in Redondo Beach, CA  This event is open to all years GM  cars and trucks.

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014, or  Rain date Saturday, April 12, 2014 (Note: this date conflicts with the Las Vegas club event)

Location: Ruby’s Diner  –  245 N. Harbor Dr. Redondo Beach  CA  90277

Registration8:00am – 10:00am

Awards 3:00pm

See attached PDF for more details: 39th Annual Vette Set Car Show


  • Updated: February 8th, 2014