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  • Bench race this: Cadillac 500

    I don't need another project, but I tend to ponder something for years then, when the deal and time hit - buy. (see my prior posts about diesels in Land Rovers).

    Anyway, I have a 500 ci Cadillac motor that was in my Studebaker truck, I have 425 heads for it so it'll be (baring a piston swap) a 500 hp/ 600 lb torque motor... all done at 4200 rpm. I will re-ring the motor and put a good cam in it, the heads, I'll probably simply swap valves from the 500 into the 425 heads and do a basic port.... all-in-all, dirt cheap fun.

    So what I do I put it in?

    *auto or manual, doesn't matter - I have the bits to do either.
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

  • #2
    Pinto or Vega.

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    • #3
      65-70 Impala?

      Comes to mind because there's been a 69 4 door hardtop up here in very nice condition and cheap that someone pulled the 327 out of and I have a stout 383 sitting on a stand. Could be a cool sleeper. I've been good though, I haven't pulled the trigger because I have too much going on right now

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      • #4
        not to put my thumb on the scale, but what about this

        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • #5
          A red X? Don't think it can handle the weight of the cad 500. Lol, can't see it, what is it?

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          • #6
            1. First Gen Firebird, these seem to be affordable and available.
            2. Second Gen firebird.Camaro, Preferably the early 70 to 73 style.
            3. G-Body
            Last edited by mike343sharpstick; March 13, 2014, 08:11 AM.

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            • #7
              Derby driver put one in his early 70's pickup, as we left the Colesium in Portland after a show, at 65 mph, he pulls alongside, waves bye and was gone..We both were loaded down for a night's show..

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              • #8
                1975 to 1979 Cadillac Seville.. aka LWB 3rd gen Nova.

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                • #9
                  Studebaker truck.

                  Dan

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                  • #10
                    I knew a guy who put one in a 62 ford F100 unibody truck.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by VTJUNK View Post
                      A red X? Don't think it can handle the weight of the cad 500. Lol, can't see it, what is it?
                      http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/4344517383.html
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by VTJUNK View Post
                        A red X? Don't think it can handle the weight of the cad 500. Lol, can't see it, what is it?
                        what kind of mental deficit would it take to do something that silly? Really Dan, I think you've been inhaling too much mercedes
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • #13
                          Nova, or any of the Buick Olds Pontiac equivalents!
                          The rougher it looks the better, kinda like Kurt Urban's Nova
                          Last edited by mike343sharpstick; March 13, 2014, 09:42 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Put it in a Fox Mustang. That way there would be TWO Caddy mustangs on BangShift that are not finished!

                            oh Stiney where art thou?
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                            1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BBR View Post
                              Put it in a Fox Mustang. That way there would be TWO Caddy mustangs on BangShift that are not finished!

                              oh Stiney where art thou?
                              why would anyone put a torque monster in a light-bodied car? that just makes no sense.

                              I like the suggestions, but what I'm looking for is something the purists won't care about (caddy in a BOP irritates me - which is why Brian continues to post up blog items about such monsters).... if I could find a golden hawk for cheap (haha), that would be it - and some 2.08 gears..... maybe something along the line of a Silver state classic car... dunno, I certainly don't have time for that - but this is something I'm thinking is a 10-years-away kind of project
                              Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 13, 2014, 10:10 AM.
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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