My name is Paul Horsley and I lived over near VDM and Manchester.
Dave Granger would sometimes pick me up at my bus stop when he had that car! As I recall it was a 442 cubic inch V8 engine with a supercharger.
Dan worked at a gas station during the summer of 1974 and he made a deal with the owner for the oldsmobile.
He used to get along with the guys at Edelbrock and he kind of became their project, Dan didn't have any spare money for modifications. The radio was striped out along with a big part of the car to make it lighter. I think someone even balanced and blueprinted the engine! That thing made so much power it would fishtail like crazy when he got on it!
I heard he was a city engineer somewhere in Norhtern California.
Are you Paul Vandevere's brother?