For some of us, Common Motors is greater than a automotive firm – it’s a household custom. Such is the case for Scott Richardson. Residing in Rockwood, Ontario, Richardson is a third-generation Common Motors diehard, flying the GM banner in his customized 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, full with Huge Block energy below the hood.
The Richardson household’s ties to GM stretch again to Scott’s grandfather, who owned a Buick dealership in Fergus, Ontario between 1951 and 1965. After his grandfather closed store, Scott’s father went to work at Forbes Pontiac in Kitchener, Ontario.
Scott’s father would later buy Jack Richardson Chevrolet Oldsmobile in 1967, subsequently turning into the youngest seller in GM franchise historical past on the age of 25. Scott’s father bought the franchise in 2009 after greater than 4 many years.
At one level, three generations of the Richardson household had been working on the similar GM seller, together with Scott’s father, his uncle, his grandfather, Scott, and Scott’s brother.
“My father instilled in my brother and I an amazing work ethic and an excellent respect for our group,” Scott informed GM Authority in an e-mail interview. “It taught us what loyalty meant and that giving and supporting our group was all the time repaid tenfold.”
Nevertheless, when it got here time to have some enjoyable, Scott settled on this 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme as his venture automotive of alternative.
“I had many Oldsmobiles as demos and grew very keen on the model,” Scott tells us. “I drove many Olds 442’s and solely had one Hurst/Olds. After I had a possibility to buy this automotive, I jumped on it.”
“It’s actually the final era of RWD, full-frame automotive you possibly can modify,” he provides.
Though Scott bought the Oldsmobile Cutlass with a 383 stroker and 12.5:1 compression, he needed extra efficiency. As such, he opted for a Huge Block ZZ502 crate motor with the intention of including a supercharger.
“Certainly one of my prospects has a 1983 Monte Carlo, and he bought a 502 crate motor for his automotive, plus he has his personal store right here on the town,” Scott informed GM Authority. “Simply made sense to me.”
Additional upgrades included a 950 Holley carb, 1.7:1 Bowtie curler rockers, a Victor Jr. consumption, MSD 6AL ignition, Hooker headers, and Holley gas injection.
Scott estimates the combo is nice for roughly 525 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque, however has but to check it on the dyno. Trying forward, Scott plans to coax much more energy from the construct by the use of a F-1R Procharger blower, which is at the moment being put in as of this writing.
Scott’s Oldsmobile Cutlass can be operating a 700R4 transmission, which connects to a Ford nine-inch with 3.83 gearing. Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes haul all of it down.
Scott has taken his upgraded Oldsmobile Cutlass to the monitor solely as soon as, operating a greatest time of 11.23 at 127 mph. Sadly, the automotive made simply 4 passes earlier than points with the brakes put a cease to the enjoyable. “There’s positively extra within the automotive. I couldn’t get it to launch constantly,” Scott tells us.
Inside, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was upgraded with a Kenwood sound system plus Bluetooth, in addition to a customized middle cluster with Stewart Warner gauges. “I do have an authentic rally cluster from an Olds Calais if I resolve I wish to use the manufacturing unit gauges,” Scotts says.
The outside was painted at a GM seller in Toronto, and was initially silver with a blue high. Ultimately, Scott says he desires to respray his Oldsmobile Cutlass white with flat black trim. Torq Thrust wheels full the look.
“I think about it a wolf in sheep’s clothes,” Scott tells us. “If I preserve the hood closed, few individuals discover the twin three-inch exhaust, or the raised cowl hood with 502 ghosted on it. However once I fireplace it up, the clothes comes off!”
Lately, Scott shares his ardour with fellow fanatics as a member of the Oldsmobile Membership of Ontario. “I’ve been to a lot of their occasions they usually all the time placed on an excellent present,” Scott tells GM Authority. “At one occasion, the great-grand daughter of Ransom Olds attended and we had an opportunity to talk.”
Scott additionally attends native cruise nights together with his girlfriend, who owns an unmodified 2010 Chevy Camaro SS with a six-speed handbook transmission.
Unsurprisingly, Scott’s Oldsmobile Cutlass will get loads of love on the road.
“Each cease signal generates a thumbs-up or ‘my dad had a Cutlass similar to that one.’ My typical response is a sly grin and chuckle, ‘no, not similar to this one!’”