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Forum: Engines 12-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Caddycarlo
they may just be in backwards and the bearing my...

they may just be in backwards and the bearing my be up agenst the radius on the crank if so you can just cut a taper on the bearing and be fine ................
Forum: Engines 12-24-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,031
Posted By Caddycarlo
which way where the rods put in and what was the...

which way where the rods put in and what was the side clearance ?
Forum: Engines 12-14-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,409
Posted By Caddycarlo
I would just leave it be if it is running alright...

I would just leave it be if it is running alright you do not want that suff losse and running around the engine or moved to where it blocks the oil pickup .... most of the time heavy build up is...
Forum: Engines 11-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Caddycarlo
almost all caddy engines are the same ..... the...

almost all caddy engines are the same ..... the 472 will be a little lower in torque and the early high compression engine will be 15 to 20 hp higher......... now if you think that is bad you are...
Forum: Engines 11-01-2007, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,336
Posted By Caddycarlo
stocker late engine is like a real 275 hp and...

stocker late engine is like a real 275 hp and cleaned up might hit 300 hp ..... but that does not tell the whole story as that hp peak will be at 3400 to 3600 rpm and you can see from 470 ft lbs to...
Forum: Engines 11-01-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,398
Posted By Caddycarlo
3 inch duel bent with a stanard bender with no...

3 inch duel bent with a stanard bender with no crossover and turbo mufflers will be fine though a bit loud....... even 2 1/2 with a stanard bender would be fine and would help the just off idle...
Forum: Engines 11-01-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By Caddycarlo
one

one
Forum: Engines 10-25-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,398
Posted By Caddycarlo
single or duel?

single or duel?
Forum: Engines 10-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Caddycarlo
if this is true you should be able to see bubbles...

if this is true you should be able to see bubbles in the oil as it comes out of the pushrod and onto the rocker ......... air in the oil is very bad for bearings ..................
Forum: Engines 10-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By Caddycarlo
though I agree with the above as the best place...

though I agree with the above as the best place to always look when you have trouble one thought comes to mind you said you have oil on the plugs do you think you could be sucking up the pvc line ?...
Forum: Engines 10-18-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By Caddycarlo
the water ports on the end of the heads are not...

the water ports on the end of the heads are not the same becouse the 425 had a smaller bore it had a longer "port" when you put the bigger bore cadillac heads on the 425 the bore is right on the edge...
Forum: Engines 10-18-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By Caddycarlo
no I have reused felpro gaskets ...... but do not...

no I have reused felpro gaskets ...... but do not get me wrong they need to be in nice shape but as long as they do not stick to the head when it comes off or get bent up ...the first time it works...
Forum: Engines 10-17-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By Caddycarlo
I have reused composite head gaskets before on...

I have reused composite head gaskets before on the second reuse it is a gamble if they will seal but never had any trouble on the first reuse as long as the are undamaged ......... the big worry is...
Forum: Engines 10-17-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By Caddycarlo
when it comes up to pressure you can feel it as...

when it comes up to pressure you can feel it as it will pull the drill speed down ( it takes more than you might think to run a oil pump) then you need to run it until you see oil at the rockers (...
Forum: Engines 08-29-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By Caddycarlo
how long has it been doing this? ie one start or...

how long has it been doing this? ie one start or many ? when you first put on a caddy pump it needs to be preprimed eather with a drill or by packing the pump with lube before install ....... also if...
Forum: Engines 08-08-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,440
Posted By Caddycarlo
to make a chevy t-stat houseing work you have to...

to make a chevy t-stat houseing work you have to open up the bolt holes toward the inside as the cad bolts are smaller and closer together then a chevy .. on the type you want to use ( picture below)...
Forum: Engines 07-27-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Caddycarlo
everything looks good I would run a well built...

everything looks good I would run a well built q-jet which I think are like 795cfm if you want some milage ......

closed chamber would bump the compresstion to high for a driver


and the...
Forum: Engines 07-26-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Caddycarlo
the cam is hydraulic and ground by comp cams and...

the cam is hydraulic and ground by comp cams and looks like a MT10 and the specs are

advertized duration 262/270
duration at .050 218/224
lobe lift .308/.313
lobe center is 114

if...
Forum: Engines 07-25-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By Caddycarlo
I would start with a compresstion test ......... ...

I would start with a compresstion test .........

also do the plugs show any sign of oil if so the vac leak could be on the bottom of the intake ........
Forum: Engines 07-24-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,390
Posted By Caddycarlo
unless the ramp speed is to high you should not...

unless the ramp speed is to high you should not need a big spring ... I just run z-28 sbc springs and hit 6000 no problem even went to 7000 a copple of times becouse if I shifted I would have lost...
Forum: Engines 07-23-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,390
Posted By Caddycarlo
the only worry you have is the crank but I would...

the only worry you have is the crank but I would guess that it would run out of air before it ran out of rpm ...... I shift a stock lower end 500 at 6000 ..... and you have better rods and pistons...
Forum: Engines 07-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,588
Posted By Caddycarlo
I know it is tempting to run dead head but the...

I know it is tempting to run dead head but the pump will over heat and you do not want a nos fuel pump to go dead during a run ......if there is no spot for a return line on the tank just drill a...
Forum: Engines 07-23-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,588
Posted By Caddycarlo
no need for a y block unless the engine needs...

no need for a y block unless the engine needs more octane when only n/a and wot.... as the fuel going in with the nos is enough to cover up the lower octaine gas going thru the carb .... as for type...
Forum: Engines 07-22-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,588
Posted By Caddycarlo
the basic rule of thumb is 1/3 the hp that the...

the basic rule of thumb is 1/3 the hp that the motor makes n/a is very safe and 1/2 will work if it is built ...... but I have run a 250 shot thru a stock eldo with little trouble in fact I ran...
Forum: Engines 07-05-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By Caddycarlo
mini starter is the best thing I ever did on my...

mini starter is the best thing I ever did on my caddy ........ if you can find one with nose support it is your best option......even with 12.5 to 1 and a hot day it would turn over ..... even below...
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