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Hot Rods Cadillac Engines, post a pic of your 331,365, 390.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Nov 26, 2018.

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  1. seabeecmc
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    Really dislike Bendsten's starter, it just doesn't flow with vintage parts. Checked out your cat at Ty-Rods. You nailed it, Ron pcv6.jpg pcv7.jpg
     
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  2. The '55 331 in my roadster a few years ago... also have a 390 on the stand.
     

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  3. Roothawg
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    Looks like they have discontinued that bellhousing........everything else I can get.
     
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  4. HOLLYWOOD41
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    Found mine on Ebay. Ariel Group International, LLC $35.00, arielperformance
     
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  5. CheatersPete
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    my 1956 365...
     

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  6. fiftyv8
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    Anybody out there happen to have a copy or a link to a source of bolt torque settings for my 1956 Cadillac 365 engine, please?
     
  7. RED-EYE-KUSTOMS
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    Just a quick ? Regarding these power plants. I have a 390 and was curious as to what radiators you guys are using to keep them cool?
     
  8. Roothawg
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    I haven’t made it that far yet, but I will bump the thread for ya!
     
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  9. Great thread!
    Here are a couple of Caddys in cars I've built. The first is a 390 with and Edmund's intake and WCFB carbs. It's in the #ElDorodder 32 Tudor.
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    This one in the #Caddyhauler truck. It is a 331. IMG_20150716_183105.jpg
    More pics are available on Instagram @grays_garage
     
  10. Roothawg
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    How did those headers fit with the stock steering box?
     
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    hb1.jpg This one in the #Caddyhauler truck. It is a 331. View attachment 4122390
    More pics are available on Instagram @grays_garage[/QUOTE]


    That's the only other Weiand Cadillac 3 carb intake I've seen. I put mine on the Bridgeport to get the carburetor mounting flanges more in line with crankshaft centerline. Carburetors had a drastic forward tilt. I always thought it was a marine application. So now I'm confused. Ron
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  12. The truck had custom headers and a vega box. The sedan had Sanderson headers and an f1 box.
     
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  13. Dimadee
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    Cool thread.

    My 390 in a '59 Flat Top Sedan de Ville. Haven't driven it as much as I would like lately :-(

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    Isky 262 camshaft, lightly massaged heads, Triple 2G Rochesters (built by Dick York), Pertronix Ignition, hand built 2 1/4" mandrel exhaust.

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  14. sigfurniture
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    hi ..its been a while but for all the cool info i always come back to the hamb..the pix on this thread have been sent to my client who wants to put his 50 caddy engine in the 1928 model a that we have here (in spain..ie..we run with what is available..which is not much)..the mechanix has asked if i can find out any info about the gearboxes..I´m guessing manual boxe are as rare as hens teeth even over there in the states..is there feasible manual box that people use for these engines or does everyone keep the auto?..thanks in advance jonathan
     
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  15. Roothawg
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    Only the really early stuff had the sticks behind them. I would think it would be easier to adapt a late model tranny to that bell housing, rather than the later.

    Wilcap makes a nice piece.
    http://www.wilcap.com/cad.html
     
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  17. TheSteamDoc
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    What y'all using for a charging system and with what brackets? I plan on using Sanderson block huggers.
     
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  18. Roothawg
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    I am planning on fabbing my own generator brackets. I like the idea of chroming the generator housing and voltage regulator.
     
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  19. Automotive Stud
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    Here is the '55 331 I put in my '40 earlier this year. I made my own generator bracket and used a '57 Ford generator and voltage regulator. I used two driver's side exhaust manifolds, and I needed two adapter plates to go to the Ford transmission since the '55 does not have the extended bell like the earlier motors. 20200803_213409.jpg
     
  20. sigfurniture
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    excellent tip off mate, thanks..we´ll look for newer trannys whilst we´re at it..it seems obvious that its a "done thing"..changing the gear box
     
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  21. Through it away and made my own oil filler tube , I run an electric fuel pump .
     
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  22. 31hotrodguy
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    I got my adapter and flywheel for the 57 engine from wilcap. It wasn’t cheap but I’m happy with the purchase. Good people to deal with.


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