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Customs A 120mph '46 Sedanette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Ryan
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  2. Is that a 3-71 or a 4-71? Cool car.
     
  3. LOVE that car. 46-47 Caddy's are sweet, + the blown OHV... very cool.
     
  4. austinhunt
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    "and the well kept car was as free from squeaks and rattles as it was the day it rolled from the factory nearly nine long years ago."

    This is something you don't hear from my generation.
     
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  5. Rolleiflex
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    I've always enjoyed those. They are fun to read. One of my all time favorite ones, although much later, is the comparison between Gray Baskerville's '32 and Jim Jacobs Tub.
     
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  6. jcmarz
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    55 Chevy with a 3 speed bone stock was 0-60 at 9.7 seconds and 17 seconds in the 1/4 mile. That Caddy was a waste of time.
     
  7. Jkustom
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    But its a Cadillac. Filet mignon to a good cheeseburger, is how I'd assume cool guys of the day would compare it to a chevy.. Although the chevy was new and exciting..

    Either way I think its rad. I'd like to see more road tests on our cars..
     
  8. Before they install one of their advertisers bolt-on-what-ever they need to get hard numbers and do a before and after comparison. Dont show me a disk brake job and just tell me it stops better. Give me the 60-0 with four wheel drums and the 60-0 with the discs. Hot Rod has been doing a lot of this lately, I just wish R&C would do the same. Real road tests for real cars that get driven like that Caddy.
     
  9. MrFalcon62
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    Look at that vehicle weight!!!

    4,640lbs "as tested"

    that's a lot of kinetic energy at 120MPH!
     
  10. deto
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    no young turds comment? wow...

    I like the article. too cool...
     
  11. RussK
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    Makes me wonder when my 49 motor was put in my 46 Cadillac.
    It’s got a 40-50 ish Mopar radiator setting in it to help keep it cool
     
  12. drptop70ss
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    "In any case, the February of 1955 issue featured a Valley Custom built 1946 Cadillac powered by a blown late model overhead"

    Equivilant today of putting in a supecharged LS series engine into an older car, novel idea! My 46 caddy is well over 4000 pounds and getting a modern engine as well. I bet mine will be able to hit 120mph pretty easily. I think mine was around 4500 pounds new, but that flathead and trans had to be close to 1000 pounds. About killed the trailer that I loaded it on!
     
  13. Exactly what I was thinking!
     
  14. haychrishay
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    So I've been thinking that dad's cad needs a mid fifities dual four motor.......hmmm
     

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    Just like your post. HAMB is about traditional hot rods and customs, not "bone stock" cars.
     
  17. flamingokid
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    Comparing apples to baseballs.
     
  18. jim galli
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    brilliant jc, just brilliant. I can imagine the thrilling conversation on a 200 mile drive with you.

    Of all of Harley Earl's marque's this Cad comes as close to the benchmark '40 Ford coupe's looking like it's going 120 mph while it's standing still as anything I've seen.

    Does anyone know if it survives?
     
  19. R Pope
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    "A waste of time...." Some guys just don't get it.
     
  20. I road in Bob Clarks Cad when i was about 9 years old . Felt like a jet airplane taking off.
     

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