Re: Digest Number 502
- It seems from everyones response and a few websites out there that
sliding the money into the 500ci would be the best choice with
efficiency and power band with less time and money etc etc etc
etc.. ... So i should pull this unit out have it worked at the
machine shop and change the cam and lifters and springs and have the
heads remaned etc ? So what would be the best combo on the cam etc
with stock heads ?
--- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, wlucke@s...
> Packaging is the primary consideration, as a front steer rackwould go right
> through the bellhousing and oil pan of a Northstar. Moving thesteering gear
> forward far enough to clear these parts can promote odd steeringbehavior (bump
> steer).steering system
> The knuckles could possibly be swapped left for right and the
> set up behind the axle, but using a transverse powertrain with afront steer
> suspension will get complicated.the wiring
> > From: Steven Critchfield <yahoo@d...>
> > Subject: Re: Re: Northstar swap into a 74 Cadillac Eldorado
> > On Fri, 2004-09-17 at 13:09, William Lucke wrote:
> > > It can be done, but it would be a lot of work, particularly on
> side.chassis front
> > > It may also be a lot of work on the suspension side. Is that
> > > steer or rear steer? (IE, is the steering gear in front of theaxle
> > > centerline or behind it?)could be
> > > Transverse FWD cars MUST be rear steer, while longitudinal FWD
> > > either way. If the chassis is front steer, that adds a LOT ofcomplexity to
> > > the swap because you'll have to build an entirely new steeringsystem.
> >seem that
> > I'm curious why the position of the tie rods matter? It would
> > the only thing that matters is the ability to position parts. Ina
> > transverse motor mount in a compact area, I can see the need toput it
> > on the firewall and steer from the back side of the knuckle. Ifspace
> > isn't a big concern, why couldn't the steering stay in front ofthe
> > knuckle. Is there some geometry problem I don't grasp outside ofspace
> > for parts?
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