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Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] engine swap

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  • Scott Pearson
    The main disadvantage I see to the Northstar in his 57 would be the lack of torque. The cars they come in don t weigh near what an old Caddy does. How about a
    Message 1 of 3 , May 15 9:45 AM
      The main disadvantage I see to the Northstar in his 57 would be the lack of
      torque. The cars they come in don't weigh near what an old Caddy does.

      How about a port fuel injected twin turbo 500? Built out of junkyard parts,
      of course.

      - Scott
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Doug Beatty" <straydog60@...>
      To: <Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 10:09 AM
      Subject: Re: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] engine swap


      > Scott is right with the warning about flames. i
      > myself get tired of seeing SBC in cars. I voted for
      > an Oldsmobile with an Olds 455 in the last Roadster
      > show. It was a nice car besides being one of the few
      > non-SBC. There was not one Caddy. If you really want
      > to have fun do a big inch caddy. It would cost less as
      > well! A Northstar would be a nice compromise. I just
      > read about a guy getting big horses out of a Northstar
      > powered hotrod. Your Coupe deserves more than
      > run-of-the mill.
      > --- Scott Pearson <mrcad472@...> wrote:
      > > I'd expect that Caddy to have a 2 speed auto, so
      > > your needle won't line up,
      > > and you will probably have to do some changes to the
      > > trans shift linkage.
      > >
      > > Speedo should read just fine. I'm pretty sure GM was
      > > using the 1K turns per
      > > mile then.
      > >
      > > Lots of changes. Electrical wiring will be
      > > different, motor and transmission
      > > mounts probably will be. Not just a drop in, for
      > > sure.
      > >
      > > Have you changed an engine before? If not, be sure
      > > you do some studying
      > > before starting it, even better would be to help
      > > someone do one.
      > >
      > > Be ready for flames, this is a CADILLAC performance
      > > list. CADILLAC engines.
      > > Big torque for big cars (and about anything else).
      > >
      > > - Scott
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "smith" <agentsmith90255@...>
      > > To:
      > > <Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 6:06 PM
      > > Subject: [Cadillac_Performance_Association] engine
      > > swap
      > >
      > >
      > > > i have a 57 caddy coupe deville, and i want to put
      > > an engine and
      > > > transmission, from an 1981 Z28(350)automatic floor
      > > shifter. I was
      > > > told that i could but just check on proper mounts,
      > > and stuff like
      > > > that. And also the linkage of the transmission to
      > > the column shifter,
      > > > and how would the speedometer read with having a
      > > different
      > > > transmission. What changes do i have to do in
      > > order to put that
      > > > engine in.
      > > >
      > > >
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