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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby mikecamino on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:35 pm

I was searching the internet and found another Cad person.
I purchased my 85 camino from Iowa about 3 yrs ago and the Caddy engine for transplanting 2 years ago, i currently have the body off and i'm installing the air ride suspension.
I'm up in Manitoba, Canada and was wondering what part of the country your from?
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby godlemmy on Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:54 pm

i have a 81 Monte with a cad500 in it.I bought it with the cad in it already.My question is who"s rad did you use? I've been looking for a aluminum one that will keep the cad cool.I have the mech. fan and shroud,but the combo of weak rad and 3.73 gears it runs HOt!

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby Mike P on Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:49 pm

I’m running one I picked up off E Bay. It’s a 2 row with 1” tubes. So far it’s doing OK, but we haven't hit the hot part of summer yet.

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby dogshit on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:27 pm

I put a 10-1 Cad 509 in an 87 442. I used a Northern aluminum that I bought new for 179. Big bearing motors generate a lot more heat at higher rpms. Use a headered engine oil cooler and cool the problem directly. Like Bob did to help keep cool & extend the life of his oil / big bearing Olds 455.

BTW I used a 3.73 for optimum acceleration for my setup but with a built 200-R4 & a lock up converter for a final drive ratio of 2.49. This made for cool running on the interstate & good hwy mileage.

Great job on the car and documentation btw. Very cool.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby CHRIS.O on Sat May 28, 2011 5:06 pm

That is a really nice ride. Good job on all that hard work. It turned out pretty damn nice.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby lildudefl on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:02 am

Not so fond of that monte front end but definitely not sumthing you see everyday which makes it even cooler. People have done all sorts of things to make their cars stand out from the next.. You definitely have a Gbody that will generate alot of attention. Great build! I like you it doesn't look like a beefy car but will probably surprise alota guy's who pull up next to it.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby G-Body_Vet on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:24 am

I wanna see some videos of it running/driving/frying tires.

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby Bar50 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:04 pm

I dig the Monte front clip, not going to run into another one of those....

Lets see some video of it hazing the tires already!!!
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby Ringers on Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:40 pm

Very cool build thread! Nice job!

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby Buford T. JuSStice on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:01 am

If you love us, you'll post a youtube video of the car running so we can all hear it! :D
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