Tom's '84 Hurst/Olds

Tom's 1984 Hurst/Olds

Tom's '84 H/O
Here's my '84 Hurst/Olds, which I've owned since October of '95. I'm the third owner. It's my daily driver for three seasons of the year, I have a '70 Vista Cruiser for winter use (they don't use salt here). The '84 Hurst/Olds has just over 100,000 miles on the original drivetrain. It's number 2118 of 3500 built in this last batch of H/O's. The H/O comes loaded with almost every option. Click here for a sheet of specifications. Optional on this model were a posi rear end, T-tops or a moonroof, and a choice of stereos. My car does not have T-tops or a moonroof, which is rare as the majority of H/O's had them. It didn't come with a limited slip rear differential, but it now has an NOS GM doublock limited slip unit that I had installed last winter.

Tom's '84 H/OI purchased the car in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with 70,000 miles on it. The previous owner garaged it during winters and only put 10k miles on it in the 6 years he owned it. It was the guy's wife's car, and while he knew what he had, he didn't know what it was when they bought it. He bought it from a used car lot in Oregon because it rode nice and firm and his wife had a bad back. They sold it because they were moving to Arizona so she could go back to school.

The most common question asked to me about the car is "How do the lightning rods work", or "What's with them crazy shifters?!?" They're very good for confusing valets and emissions testers :-)
Lightning Rods LR Upshift Sequence
Here's a picture of the Lightning Rods shifters (along with my Kenwood CD player and EQ), and a little clip from the H/O brochure that came with the car detailing the upshift procedure. Downshifting is the same, but backwards. To shift from D to OD (or vice-versa) you have to push the button in. To shift from OD to N the button must be out. From N to R and P the button must be in. This prevents you from going forwards past OD into neutral when manually shifting into fourth. It also works like a normal automatic, I can leave it in OD (or D) and it'll shift like any other car (just a bit firmer, the code OZ tranny on these cars does that).

I get a lot of inquiries from people wanting to get more power out of their 307. Here's how you can do it!

If you're looking to buy a Hurst/Olds, or looking for parts for your Hurst/Olds, you need to go to my Buyer's Guide page.

Engine Compartment
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The car is stock except for the following mods. Note that all modifications done are reversible, all original parts have been kept and no wires cut or extra holes drilled (save two for the exhaust system, but they're down where nobody will see them).

Possible future stuff, given a source, time, money, etc.

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