Making the best of a given...
- Hello, group!
Well, I've been trying to sell/trade the '89 Brougham for 2mos now,
with no luck...no interest. SO, I'm gonna try another route: making
the best of what I've got.
I'd like to keep the stock Olds 307 in it, as rebuilding it (with
decking, CC-ing, porting and polishing the heads)will cost me just a
hair under $2,000, and a rebuilt tranny with Stage 1 shift kit and
auxiliary cooler will only set me back another $1,300. Combined,
there's the cost of a crate 350, with few options. See where I'm
going with this???
I've investigated an aftermarket TBI system, but Holley and
Edelbrock (the only ones out there, btw) don't make a model that
interfaces with the Caddy's transmission/electrical setup. I'd LOVE
to go with a TBI unit, and some of you have suggested a GM TBI. BUT,
which one - if any - would work with MINIMAL tinkering on my 307?
What would I take it off of, and what would I need to look for to
make sure I get it all?
And Now For Something Completely Different....ok, not really.
HEADERS. Dual exhausts are a given, with crossover and dual cats,
but w/o headers, duals are about useless. Anyone ever purchased a
set for their 89/307 and had them work? What were they, and how do I
And to those who say "just get a Beemer,etc." ---- If I'd wanted
one, I'd have BOUGHT it. I need the room and size the Caddy offers.
No one else comes close, and after two abortive ownings of Eldorados
with the dreaded HT4100 motor, I'll NEVER go back to aluminum
Any good ideas, group? Or, does anyone have a pre-1977 GM station
wagon they'd like to trade me for my Brougham?