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Technical 1961 Caddy 390 into a 56 Coupe de Ville

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by txturbo, May 14, 2014.

  1. txturbo
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    Anyone ever done this? I wasn't having any luck finding heads for the 365 but I found a good deal on a 34K mile 1961 390. Figured I would drop this in until I get the 365 back together. The oil filter might be a problem....havent tried to drop it in to see yet.
     
  2. samurai mike
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    i think the left exhaust will hit steering box.
     
  3. txturbo
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    the 61 390 is suppose to be the same width block just a larger bore.
     
  4. chopolds
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    from howell, nj
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    Kustom7777's 41 Caddy had a 62 Caddy engine in it, done a long time ago, so shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  5. txturbo
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    got it dropped in. Used the 56 exhaust manifolds. All I had to do was dimple the passenger side down pipe to get a little clearance for the oil filter adapter.
     

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