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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 16,969

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    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.
  3. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 5,780


    And they're almost as pretty as a flathead.

  4. flathead okie
    Joined: May 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,480

    flathead okie

    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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  5. shoprat
    Joined: Dec 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,464

    Member Emeritus
    from Orange, CA

    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.
    Later, Ron:cool:
  6. Shane T.
    Joined: Jun 21, 2005
    Posts: 911

    Shane T.

    Have a 390 cad(looks just like the first OHV ones) waiting for my A Tudor right now. Will post pics along the way.
    Shane T.
  7. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,950


    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.
  8. dezaster
    Joined: Oct 21, 2005
    Posts: 162

    from u.k.

    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....
  9. flt-blk
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 4,503

    1. S.F.C.C.

    Cadillac and Stude look very similar, unfourtunatley nothing interchanges

    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. :cool:
  10. My buddy is saving a 1951 Cadillac engine for his Model A roadster project. Love those valve covers when they're chromed!!
  11. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,389


    I hope for a Caddy in my future.
  12. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,047


    I couldn't agree more.

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

  13. Yeah, but that one has throttle lag :D.

  14. jonnycola
    Joined: Oct 12, 2003
    Posts: 2,047


    Yeah, youtube hates me for some reason.

    That was the first time I fired it on my new set of carbs.
  15. CadillacKid
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
    Posts: 1,507


    I'm with ya Johnny. It don't get much better than an early OHV's mine in my coupe-

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  16. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,133

    from Oregon

    My favorite
  17. ckdesigns
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 552

    from Ogden,Utah

    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.
  18. 265glide
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 108


    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.:)
  19. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 8,984

    1. 60s Show Rods

    I love my Caddy..Just waiting for the day to Fire it.
  20. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,904


    I love mine !!!! :D

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  21. Henry Floored
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,370

    Henry Floored

    GM and Chrysler for one reason or another have had Ford by the ass since the `50's. Soon the entire Ford fleet will be bastardized. Betcha Henry and Edsel would never have dreamed how this was gonna turn out after having such a good start with the Flathead. They went from the speedkings to zero almost overnight. If you're a Ford fan this can be painful.
  22. Hat Man
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 367

    Hat Man
    from Omaha, NE

    This one belongs to "onelo31" here in Omaha. A member of the Rebels.

  23. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 8,984

    1. 60s Show Rods

    The Tommy Foster Roadster
    This caddy motor was bought brand new from the caddy factory in Detroit 1952... Tommys nick name is the Godfather of the crate motor..
    He worked in the auto factories in Detroit and had the hook up on getting
    a crated 331...He also made all the adaptors to hook up the Cad to a Top loader Ford trans...The intake is a Detroit Racing 2X4 for a boat that he also had to alter to work right on his roadster...I got to talk to him for
    a bit at the GNRS...This car is one of my all time favorites...
  24. CrazyDaddy
    Joined: Mar 30, 2002
    Posts: 600


    Way cool feature Ryan ! Now if/when are you getting away from VB ??? I'm still trying to figure out how you get people's personal info (for chasing down bad sellers/buyers) though.
  25. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 6,339


    Below you will find pictures of Dick Kroeber's Hot Rod A. The Rod has some kool history behind it.......

    Donn Lowe built this 1930 Ford Model-A coupe for himself in authentic 1950's style and nearly finished it, but never quite got it on the road. Donn built the car in East Coast style: channeled over the frame, but not chopped. Workmanship is typical Donn Lowe high quality with great attention to detail; the underside is as clean and complete as the rest of the car. Nearly finished, the coupe sat outside for several years before being spotted by Donn's friend, Gary Minor.

    Gary had wanted a Model A coupe since his high school days, grasped the opportunity and bought it from Donn. Little was required to get the car running, however, among a few other things, the original WCFB carbs had become unusable from being exposed to the elements for so long. Gary adapted late model Edelbrock carbs and got the car running.

    The bored and balanced '53 Cad engine sports a roller cam and was fresh when the car was finally put on the road. A Vertex magneto fires the plugs and makes the engine an easy starter as well as a strong puller.

    Donn fabricated necessary adapters and clutch linkage for the '68 Mustang three speed manual transmission. A Jeep top loader shifter moves and mixes the gears.

    The car ran fine on the oversized carbs, but they required step-down adapters to fit the smaller "footprint" of the intake manifold, and compromised the originality and "period-perfectness" of the rest of the car. After a couple futile attempts at "farming-out" to get the original carburetors rebuilt (evidently, nobody remains who can work on old style carbs), they were finally made workable by the current owner and with some additional "tweaking", work well. About the only concession to modernity is the addition of an electronic speedometer mounted in the period hot rod style chrome housing (actually, an old headlight housing) located on the exterior cowl. Traditional scallops on the original red primer are intended to add to the 50's hot rod style.

    Not intended for sustained high speed, the coupe is a great driver for back roads and around town. The 1950's era Ford pickup 9 inch 4:11 gets the Cadillac engine winding a little too tight for high speed freeway and/or interstate travel. Remember, this is a real '50's hot rod, after all...

    I forgot to mention that the motor was originally in Nicholas Schlouch '39 Ford convertible. The original late 40's built custom was completely resored by Donn Lowe.

    Happy Trails,


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  26. Can we see some shot's of the engine and the rest of the car?

  27. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,163


    Dang ,this is cool. Classy Cad's........
  28. Henry Floored
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,370

    Henry Floored

    The almost completely ignored Lincoln V8 was on the scene in `52. These can be classy as well. Probably don't mean shit but here's an example...

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  29. Mike the Barbarian
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 2

    Mike the Barbarian
    from Las Vegas

    These are probably some dumb questions, but are there still parts avalible? Does anyone make adaptor plates for manual transmissions? For all that showed their cars... VERY NICE.
  30. lockdown
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 19

    from NY

    Here's my 1/4 drag car....& it is Caddy powered!!

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