705Need some help 'buffing up' my Brougham...
- Sep 3, 2003I have an '89 Brougham that I'd like to keep. In order to do so, I'd
like to make some mods, but need to hear from someone out there who
might have done some of the things I'd like to-for instance (BTW,
pls keep in mind I cannot do much of the work myself, and must
therefore pay to have this done):
1. I'd like to go to a 14" to 14.5" Trans-Am type steering wheel,
but with the tilt/telescoping column, I understand this may be
impossible. Can someone tell me what, if anything I can do here? Did
Caddy make a wheel that will fit? Paying as much for an 'adapter
kit' for an aftermarket wheel as for the wheel itself kinda, well,
2. The car has the standard Olds 307 in it; I'd LIKE to have a 350
put in, as it was the optional engine. Will my current (stock 4-spd
auto) tranny work with it? Which 350s would be a straight bolt-in?
ALSO, AND VERY IMPORTANTLY,I'd like to go with a 350 with fuel
injection. Any ideas here???
3. IF the 350 doesn't pan out, has anyone worked on the 307 to get
more oomph out of it? Things like decking/porting & polishing the
heads, new intake, etc...not TOO radical, however.
4. Does anyone make disc brake conversions for the Brougham's rear
drums? Can I 'cannibalize' the discs off of another Caddy and swap
them for the drums, or is this WAY too much work?
5. Has anyone put urethane bushings (or made other suspension mods)
under their similar Caddy to enhance handling...and I DON'T mean air
ride or suchlike...I want the stock ride height maintained.
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