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Hot Rods Good bye Flaty, HELLO Caddy!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CheatersPete, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. 40fordtudor
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    Wow---Atwater Mike just reminded me of Dick Sansoni's 40 Ford Tudor, circa 1959-61. He didn't get on it much, but when he did it had balls. Damn. 5/1--edit: it was a 331 with a 39 toploader.
     
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  2. CheatersPete
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    Thanks for the story Mike, Unfortunately, it is a complete different story now to find the parts needed to install the caddy in a 32...;-)
     
  3. rod1
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    Loving the updates,Pete.I really enjoyed your build in the beginning,now it's that much sweeter.
     
  4. Bert Kollar
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    Brings back memories of "back in the day " in about 1954 or 54 a club member had a homemade sports car with a forty Ford frame, '39 tranny and a 331 Cadillac with a two barrel carb. First time out at the Akron drags he beat a Mercedes 300SL. Came back to the pits with his helmet on backwards he was so happy.
     
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  5. CheatersPete
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    Here is a few pictures of the engine now sitting by his own in the car
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    Unfortunately, The exhaust manifold I ordered are for 331, I didn't know that 365 have larger exhaust port, therefore, I have to find a set of 1959/60 exhaust manifold with center outlet in order to finish the installation...

    Does anyone know if shorter water pump exists? I have issues with the Fan blade hitting my radiator...

    thanks
     
  6. coupe33
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    As far as I know all the water pumps are the same length.
     
  7. Hdonlybob
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    Nice switch, and totally goes with your car...
    Also I would assume you will enjoy cruising at higher speeds when necessary a lot more with the Caddy :)
     
  8. CheatersPete
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    Here is last night pictures, waiting for my exhaust manifold to start the beast...;-)

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  9. CheatersPete
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    Exterior pics... rain finally stop...;-)

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  10. Pete
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    Find a different water pump pulley, one that's not as deep, press the hub that the pulley bolts to farther on the shaft, trim the excess shaft. I've done this a few times and it works fantastic
     
  11. CheatersPete
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    Thanks , I found a fan that fit ;-)
     
  12. bobo1
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    from France

    Wouaaaaa Super Pete :)
     
  13. chrisp
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    A couple years ago I had perfect exhaust manifold for sale dirt cheap (30 Euro) from my 390, nobody got interested. I gave them to my scrap guy neighbor, he was very happy. Had I known I would have kept them for you.
     
  14. harleycontracter
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    I was told by a friend and a guy who knows WHAT to use to build it right when building a hot rod without a flatty the ultimate motors to ue were Caddy and Olds. Should be ready to finally fire mine this week or next.
     

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  16. CheatersPete
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    Chris, I'm working on this engine from the last month only...thanks anyway ;-)
     
  17. what kind of carb linkage are you going to use.
     
  18. CheatersPete
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    direct linkage, with cable throttle pedal
     
  19. sorry, progressive or 1 to 1. motor looks awesome. folks really dig something different than the flathead. I get lots of questions on why I have an olds mill in my 53 chevy. Because THEY did....
     
  20. CheatersPete
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    1 to 1 linkage , I did a few hot rods with flathead, from mild to wild, strokers, blown... and still love it, I just had the possibility to get this caddy mil, and decide to follow the ''what hotrodders did in the mild fifties'' and of course , the idea of running more power is always a motivation
     
  21. CheatersPete
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    Hi all, here is the start of the engine, running good, I will have to redo the engine as i have a lot of blow by...

     
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  22. ROBERT JAM
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    Just a great looking car!!
     
  23. Sounds great and I like those exhaust manifolds
     
  24. Blowby is traditional... it may clear up a bit as you run it.
     
  25. CheatersPete
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    I have a lot of blow by....but installed a PCV and it do the trick for now ;-)
     
  26. cody1958
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    from wichita ks

    great choice. Im a big fan of the looks of the caddy motors with all cool speed parts one them. Stock is cool to. Nice car!!
     
  27. mgtstumpy
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    Always loved the old Caddy mill and can't wait to see it fire up and move again under its own power.
     
  28. gas & guns
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    I can smell the rubber now. Great job.
     
  29. CheatersPete
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    little video, lot of speed bumps , will try to make a better one soon...
     
  30. Moriarity
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    sounds great man! way to go!!
     

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