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500 Cadillac in a G Body

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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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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby 78MC-BBC on Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:52 am

any chance you can do a write up on the installation of the new heating system you put into the car?
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby Mike P on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:24 pm

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


One of those things I haven't gotten aropund to yet.....I'll have to hand my phone to my buddy one of these days as I leave his shop (he does get a little grumpy when I fill his office with tire smoke however.

"......any chance you can do a write up on the installation of the new heating system you put into the car?....."

That's pretty much covered here

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=25429

The company I bought it from (Hot rod Air) is out of buisness now, but the install is pretty standard for most of the aftermarket universal setups..
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby dogshit on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:42 pm

You can also stick with the factory Gbody heating system. In fact with the right brackets pulleys etc from an 80/81 368 and an Edlebrock intake you can run the factory gbody AC. I did.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby jhrice on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:25 pm

I put a 71 500 from an Eldorado in my 81 Malibu Wagon back in the mid 90's when I lived in New Mexico. It was all stock except the BBC headers I cut the exhaust flanges off and put the custom caddy flanges on I made. It had a T-350 behind it and a 7.5 rearend out of a 86 Monte Carlo SS. That car was the most fun and least amount of money I spent in all the cars I built. I showed up many IROC, Trans AM and a few 5.0 Mustangs my taillights! Wish I still had it! :(

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby ZZ4CutlaSS on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:30 pm

Wow nice build I bet that thing goes like a raped ape!
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby 87 supreme on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:11 pm

Very nice clean install/swap!! Looks as if GM put it in there. I had a 78 scottdale with a 509 miss it all the time.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby 87 supreme on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:22 pm

Mike P if you would like to run an edelbrock intake I have one you could try (just pay shipping). I believe you'd have the hood clearance, 3 to 4 in taller i believe. Those stock intake are Heavy and were never intended for performance. The Eddy is seriously 35lb lighter and have a much better shot into the runners of your heads. The stock intake runners run uphill. Believe me that intake will wake up your 507. The eddy will accept either a Q-jet or a holly 4150 base. PM me if you'd like.

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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby dogshit on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:42 pm

Can't beat that offer. 8) You need a good drop base air cleaner and either a smaller 2 1/4" breather or to remove some insulation and center hood bracing to fit without rub. I am thinking mine actually only saved 22lbs which is still a lot. No noticeable torque loss but it definitely picked up some hp and extended the rpm range that it made power in. The edelbrock can pull to 5,000 rpms in a 500 before becoming a hindrance from different dyno & track tests that I have read about ie further than the stocker.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby online170 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:56 pm

87 supreme wrote:Mike P if you would like to run an edelbrock intake I have one you could try (just pay shipping). I believe you'd have the hood clearance, 3 to 4 in taller i believe. Those stock intake are Heavy and were never intended for performance. The Eddy is seriously 35lb lighter and have a much better shot into the runners of your heads. The stock intake runners run uphill. Believe me that intake will wake up your 507. The eddy will accept either a Q-jet or a holly 4150 base. PM me if you'd like.



If Mike doesnt want to take you up on that offer, (and you are willing), I would take you up on the offer.
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Re: 500 Cadillac in a G Body

Postby 87 supreme on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Sure thing online170, I love my caddy big blocks had three of them a 472, 507, and a pretty nasty 509. here is my 509 in a 79 stepside c10
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