Ever since the 1950s, Pontiac and Oldsmobile rearends have been staples of the hot rodding and drag racing community. We’re excited to announce that we now carry Building and Racing the ’57-’64 Pontiac/Olds Rear End—a complete guide to identifying, rebuilding and blueprinting GM’s ultimate performance differential.
Olds and Pontiac rears were quintessential pieces of the drag car equation back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Through the years, parts became scarce and the venerable 9-inch Ford eventually took their place. Now that the traditional movement is in full swing and components are more readily available, the Olds and Pontiac rears have seen a major resurgence in popularity.
Brad Duerst is the owner of Fabcraft Metalworks and a diehard hot rodder with a blown Hemi-powered Willys Gasser. He’s spent decades developing, building and testing his own brand of high performance components for GM drivelines. For this project, he teamed up with Zach Davidson to create a comprehensive book that explores every aspect of the bulletproof Olds and Pontiac rearends.
From history and identification to third member rebuilds and key specifications, the book leaves no stone unturned. For an added bonus, they’ve even dedicated a chapter to critical charts, graphs and troubleshooting tips.
Building and Racing the ’57-’64 Pontiac/Olds Rear End is 140-pages, spiral bound and printed on heavy coated stock, making it perfect for your garage or workshop. But this isn’t simply a black-and-white shop manual. It’s artfully laid out and contains a wealth of vintage drag racing imagery, including shots from acclaimed photographers Steve Reyes and Bob McClurg dating back to the ’60s and ’70s. Gassers, Stockers, Fuelers, you name it—they’re all featured in this limited-edition book. Whether you’re building one of these rears or just looking to learn more, this really is a must-have.