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Discussion in 'eBay & Craiglist Listings' started by Rusty Nail, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail makes people uncomfortable Supporting Member

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    I DID, in fact, contact Ted, the OP.

    I told him I want it and if it's still around at this time next week, it's found a home.

    I ALSO reached out to Brother Bryan for some 500 CID info and BRYAN SAID :

    "Dude. Putting that in your truck ain't no challenge, we're going to need a Chevette."
    I said "Corvette?"

    He laughed and says "you wish!"

    ...not sure what's next.

    time passes

    Bryan says bottom end trouble and I argue it spins freely - he says the head gaskets are fine, it'll be the mains.

    Okay. That's fine. I have a machinist dude but what I don't have is a $300 Cadillac 500 with a turbo 400 on the back...need to fix THAT PROBLEM first!
     
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    DoubleDingo Vacuum Leaks, The Root Of All Evil

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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My name is Andy and I approve this message.
     
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    Rusty Nail makes people uncomfortable Supporting Member

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    The only plans to date regarding the 500 are as follows:

    Buy it and set it in the backyard.

    :waytogo:

    Three hundred bucks !
     
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    Right?

    All I really NEED TO DO about it RIGHT NOW is capitalize upon that $300 GIFT.
    We can figure out what to do with it later... :) I need it safe and sound in MY backyard, not Ted's.
     
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    put it in a garage under a work bench on a cart, its what I did with my 454 and 4l80e
     
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    Well...there ar already two OTHER engines -and a Camaro- in my one car garage, reckon I'll put the 267 outside?
    The other one is a 408 with a turbo 400..

    Look, it boils down to I NEED another car. Hahahahahaahhaahhha!

    *edit*
    I just heard back from Ted!
    He says "ok".

    That's good - he's on board! :D
     
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    I just finished securing a ride home for the new 500. I need to call Ted back..

    So i've barely scratched the surface of "hot to" build a 500 cubic inch Cadillac engine, but I have discovered what I believe, are VERY USEFUL tips / ideas.

    Lemme know if you have input regarding ;

    In perspective - y'all know me.

    A VERY SIMPLE ~ offset grind ~ of the stock STEEL? crank will train it to accept off-the-shelf BIG BLOCK CHEVROLET main bearings AND allow use of BBC 6.8" connecting rods. The Cadillac pieces are good to 5k..

    Doing this yields a 35 cubic inch increase in displacement.

    Add another VERY SIMPLE .030" overbore and you just built a budget 540.

    A 540.

    Hold on. Let that sink in real good....a 540 , Cadillac.

    The Hott set-up has to find '68-'72 cylinder heads though..

    Gotta swap intakes and even run the stock cam.

    How much could it REALLY cost before you could bolt in in a Squarebody?

    The MOTOR MOUNT KIT runs a measly $109.

    That's the build. Budget 540 is going to be a thing.

    Ready?

    cadillac_472_engine_by_cadillacrollin-d5svl3e.jpg

    I want these.

    s-l400.jpg
    o_O
     
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    I LIKE I LIKE I LIKE..... !!!!!!
     
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    I think it sounds promising! :waytogo:

    *edit*
    '70 small chamber non smog cylinder heads...#1495950...and fit BBC valves in em -2.19&1.84s
     
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    Easy peasy. Quite the upgrade!
     
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    I found one 1975 cylinder head for sale.

    Screenshot_20190713-222540_Chrome.jpg

    6024552 was the 74-76 large chamber non smog (hopefully what @TED has)


    Bah. Well that's fun. Already.

    A thousand bucks per the one head for sale..
    Hrm.
     
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    I would have bought the shit out of that 500 - but somebody else beat me to it. :homoswitch:

    Can't decide if I should feel lucky or? :sad72: Screenshot_20190714-063854_Chrome.jpg ý

    Maybe I dodged a bullet? Certainly saved some money but the Bucket List... :nono:
     
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    Oh, that's disappointing. Man I was hoping you would get that 500. Would have been THE premier engine on this site.
     
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    Awe man. I came in here looking for more good news. Oh well, like you said, maybe it worked out this way for a reason.
     
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