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Old 03-20-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Putting a big motor in a little car has long been a tradition of hot rodding. The first and most obvious transplant was the Ford v8 into a model-a. The dr...

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Check it out... Now you can comment directly on the posts from the homepage blog... If you can't tell, I'm pretty excited about this new feature.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #3
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And they're almost as pretty as a flathead.

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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First I've ever noticed that the Caddi engine has siamese exhaust like the Ford flathead 8. At least that's what I see in the pic.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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The cubic in. to weight is still hard to beat if you're on a budget.
I used early Old's in the ol days because speed equipt. was cheaper
and more available for the Olds. I did build a 365" Cad for my 55
Nomad in the 60's. Couldn't keep the 265 in one piece back then.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:55 PM   #6
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Have a 390 cad(looks just like the first OHV ones) waiting for my A Tudor right now. Will post pics along the way.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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My freind Frank has a Duece highboy roadster powered by a '49 Caddy V8 mated to a '49 Merc 3spd overdrive. The V8 has two Stromberg 48s atop a polished Edmunds dual two barrel manifold and chrome valve covers. Beautiful power plant.

The car gets driven. It has been on the road just under a year and has been driven to VLV, LA Roadster Show, CHRR, Duece Days and Big Three Swap Meet.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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im pretty chuffed as ive just secured a '59 390 cad for my 28 A sedan


its got a 2x4 detroit racing equip. manifold and carbs in the box of bits too....
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:59 PM   #9
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Cadillac and Stude look very similar, unfourtunatley nothing interchanges
easily.

Here's my Stude 289 that I have put over 45,000 miles on since I put it in
the A. Who says you need a SBC to be reliable.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:06 PM   #10
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My buddy is saving a 1951 Cadillac engine for his Model A roadster project. Love those valve covers when they're chromed!!
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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I hope for a Caddy in my future.
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Old 03-21-2007, 02:25 AM   #12
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I couldn't agree more.

They rule because they're classy. They sound hot too.


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Old 03-21-2007, 02:39 AM   #13
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I couldn't agree more.

They rule because they're classy. They sound hot too.
Yeah, but that one has throttle lag .

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Old 03-21-2007, 02:41 AM   #14
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Yeah, but that one has throttle lag .

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That was the first time I fired it on my new set of carbs.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:58 AM   #15
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I'm with ya Johnny. It don't get much better than an early OHV Caddy...here's mine in my coupe-
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:50 PM   #16
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My favorite
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:51 PM   #17
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Wow that's a picture of my engine.
It is very cool to link between the blog and here, I could never find the related threads when it interested me before.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:43 PM   #18
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Great trip down memory lane,ran a 331 Cad in my '47 Ford more door in 1964.Made it from S.D. to Colo. 3 or 4 times.Not bad for a high school kid's first swap.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:45 PM   #19
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I love my Caddy..Just waiting for the day to Fire it.

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Old 03-22-2007, 07:04 AM   #20
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I love mine !!!!
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